Location: Cork

Course Duration: 5 Months

Option One:

Days: Monday to Wednesday 10am to 4pm

Start Date: 16th September 2019

Finish Date: 29th January 2020

Induction Date: 10th September 2019

Option Two:

Days: Monday to Wednesday 10am to 4pm

Start Date: 3rd February 2020

Finish Date: 27th May 2020

Induction Date: 3rd February 2020

Aplication process: All applicants must attend an informal interview - interviews will be scheduled in the coming weeks

Qualification: ITEC Makeup Certificate (Unit 10 & 22) & VanityX Editorial Diploma

Fee: €3000


We offer two levels in our full time makeup course that starts at beginner level and moves towards advanced level. Covering all aspects of Makeup Artistry. In level 2 We have combined the internationally recognised ITEC Makeup Certificate alongside our advanced VanityX Glamour, Fashion & Editorial Diploma curriculum to bring you the ultimate course in beauty & fashion makeup! This course is ideal for any students wishing to begin a career in the beauty side of makeup artistry. During this course you will create a portfolio of looks for both ITEC & VanityX. The difference between the certificate and diploma course is content, accreditation, portfolio and commitment. We have created our Level 2 course to accommodate those students who wish to focus on beauty & editorial work. For the level 2 certificate you complete a smaller portfolio, have less deadlines and fewer topics of training. This course is ideal for anyone wishing to become a makeup artist in the areas of counter, runway, fashion, editorial, stage and basic TV makeup.



Skin Care & Analysis
How to choose & use brushes
How to choose & apply base, foundation & concealer
Cosmetic Science – Products & Ingredients
Defining & Hiding Features – Contouring/Shading & Highlighting
Choosing Eye Shadow Colours
Eyeshadow Application Techniques (Placement & Blending)
Brow Defining
False Lash Application (Strip & Individual)
Lips (liner, Lipsticks, Shaping)
Hygiene & Sterilisation
Bridal Makeup
Changing Day time to Night time looks

Male Make Up (TV & Fashion)
Children’s Make Up (face painting)
High Fashion/Glamour & Catwalk Make Up
Trend Makeup (Instagram Looks)
Black & White Photographic Make Up
Mature Make Up
Fantasy Make Up – Character Work
TV Makeup (basic)
Era Makeup (50’s & 60’s)
Theatre & Stage Makeup (Period Make Up/Theatrical Ageing)
Special Effects Make Up – Halloween Looks
Working With Latex
Work Experience
Professional Conduct & Business Awareness
1:1 Career Advise & Support
Work Experience


Fee: €3000

Fee includes:

10pc Professional Makeup Brush Set

Text Book


Station Towel

VanityX Backpack

Photoshoot Day


Career Support & Guidance

Students are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €600 or you can pay in full. You will be given a deadline date for your deposit/full payment once accepted to the course. Please note all payment plans are now done via Flexi Finance, you will be given further details at your interview.

Additional Costs: Makeup Kit – if you wish to purchase a makeup kit, you will be provided with 3 options. This is discussed at interview stage, prices range from €250 to €600 depending on your preference. ITEC Exam Fee is €150 made payable to VanityX 10 weeks in advance of the advised Exam date.