Location: Cork

Course Duration: 15 Weeks

Option One:

Days: Tuesday and Thursday 6.30pm - 9pm

Start Date: 9th July 2019

Finish Date: 17th October 2019

Induction Date: 9th July 2019

Option Two:

Days: Saturdays 10am - 3pm (NEW DATES TBC)

Start Date:

Finish Date:

Induction Date:

Qualification: VanityX Diploma & ITEC Award In Photographic Makeup

Fee: €1200 (Non-Refundable 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 skills and techniques but we also give you the support and experience to 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 Catwalk looks. You will gain invaluable work experience, 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.

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 6 looks for VanityX and 7 looks if you decided to take 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
Mature Make Up
Glamour Make up
Era Make Up (50s)
Introduction to Special Effects (wounds/cuts & bruising)
Work Experience Opportunities
Photoshoot Day
Professional Conduct & Business Awareness
On going career support


Fee: €1200 (Non-Refundable Deposit €200)

Fee includes:

Uniform (T-Shirt)

Text Book

Station Towel

10pc Professional Makeup Brush Set

Makeup Starter Kit (Various Brands Used)

Photoshoot Day


Brand 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.