Location: Cork

Course Duration: 6 Weeks

Days: Monday to Wednesday 10am to 3pm

Start Date: 1st July 2019

Finish Date: 7th August 2019

Induction Date: 1st July 2019

Qualification: VanityX Diploma & ITEC Award In Photographic Makeup (Optional)

Fee: €1000 - Summer Special Offer


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 5 looks for VanityX and 6 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 (Including Cut Crease/Spotlight Eye and Pigments)
Era Make Up (50s)
Introduction to Special Effects (wounds/cuts & bruising)
Work Experience Opportunities
Photoshoot Day
On going career support


Fee: €1000 - Summer Special Offer

Fee includes:

10pcs Professional Makeup Brush Set

Text Book

Uniform (T-Shirt)

Station Towel

Professional Photoshoot

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. 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.

Students have the option to purchase a kit directly from VanityX from €250, we have 3 kit options available. Alternatively students can arrange to make up their own kit, however please be advised you will need all basic makeup items in order to participate in classes.