Location: Swords Co Dublin

Course Duration: 15 Weeks

Option One:

Days: Saturday 10am - 3pm

Start Date: 15th June 2019

Finish Date: 28th September 2019

Induction Date: 15th June 2019

Option Two:

Days: Tuesday and Thursday 6.30pm - 9pm

Start Date: 30th July 2019

Finish Date: 7th November 2019

Induction Date: 30th July 2019

Qualification: VanityX Diploma & ITEC Award In Photographic Makeup

Fee: €1200 (Deposit €200)


This course is for those who want to begin a career in the ever evolving world of Make Up. At VanityX we teach you the fundamental skills and techniques but we also give you the support and experience to help you move forward in your desired direction. We don’t just teach you trends we arm you with the knowledge and understanding so you can adapt your skills to any trend that comes along.

You will learn everything from basic application techniques, day to evening, bridal, era, trend looks, glamour and more! You will gain invaluable work experience* and participate in a photoshoot day and lots more! All ensuring once you complete and pass this course you are ready to enter into any area of the makeup industry.

*Work experience is open to all students, it is recommended however not compulsory.

Our Industry based course attracts beginners, beauty therapists and ITEC & CIBTAC trained make up artists looking to up-skill, with many students going on to work for themselves, or to work with leading makeup brands both here in Ireland and abroad.

During this course students will create a portfolio of 5 looks (An additional look is required if you decide to sit your ITEC exams).

Please remember this is not a course you just pay a fee for and receive a diploma, you must complete the course and pass your exams in order to gain your qualification.



Skin Care & Analysis
How to Choose & Use Brushes
Hygiene & Sterilisation
How to choose & apply your base, foundation and concealer
Face Charts – The Make Up Plan
Cosmetic Science – Products and Ingredients
Defining and Hiding Features – Blusher, Highlighting & Contouring/Shading
Choosing Eye shadow Colour’s
How to Perfect your Eye shadow Application & techniques
Eye shadow Placement & Blending techniques
Brow Defining

False Lash Application (Strip & Individual)
Perfecting Lip Liner/Lip Colour
Bridal Make Up Themes
Changing Make Up from Day to Night
Smokey Eye Techniques
Spotlight Eyes
Mature Make Up
Fashion/Glamour & Catwalk Make Up
Era Make Up (50s & 60s)
Introduction to Special Effects (wounds/cuts & bruising)
Work Experience Opportunities
Photoshoot Day
On going career support


Fee: €1200 (Deposit €200)

Fee includes:

Uniform (T-Shirt)

Text Book

Station Towel

10pc Professional Makeup Brush Set

Makeup Starter Kit

Photoshoot Day


Brand Demos & Discounts

Work Experience Opportunities

A deposit of €200 is required to secure your place. Note anyone wishing to sit their ITEC exam a fee of €105 is required 3 weeks prior to the exam date. Dates will be advised the day you begin your course. All deposits & payments are non-refundable. Payment plans are available through our finance partner Flexi-Fi. If you wish to avail of finance you can apply via our finance section.