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The Makeup Program

Learn the art of makeup. This program goes beyond the makeup basics taught in the cosmetology program and delivers in-depth preparation for a career as a makeup artist. Learn every aspect of professional makeup from instructors who are knowledgeable, experienced makeup specialists. From hands-on training in application techniques and portfolio development to consultation and retail skills, the program teaches the skills you need for a career as a makeup artist in salons, spas, bridal, editorial, runway, film and television.

Become a Certified
Makeup Artist

Welcome to your journey toward becoming a true professional in makeup. The Ultimate Face® certified team of instructors understands the importance of real-world application, so the classes are formatted to educate and empower the working makeup artist. The program covers all aspects of specialized professional makeup artistry, including client makeover, runway, bridal, multimedia, camouflage, editorial, special effects, film, and television.

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We want you to be prepared. That’s why our Future Professionals receive their own professional kit packed with all the essentials—brushes, cleansers, lip and eye color pallettes, liners, blush, mascara, lash extensions, and more—so you’re ready to succeed in school and launch your dream career.


Learn more about our graduation, placement, and licensure rates, and much more.

Our Makeup
Artist Programs

Ultimate Makeup

School Supplies, Kit, and Tuition Costs


Tuition: $2,100.00

Application Fee (nonrefundable): $55.00

Technical Kit, Equipment, Textbook, Supplies (nonrefundable): $1,100.00

Total Cost: $3,255.00

Drop Fee: $55.00

How long will it take?

School Required Hours


Commitment to Complete Program: 140 hours

When can I get started?

Ready to get started? Here are our upcoming start dates for this program:

  • May 11, 2021 Full-time Day Ultimate Makeup Academy
  • July 6, 2021 Full-time Day Ultimate Makeup Academy
  • October 5, 2021 Full-time Day Ultimate Makeup Academy
  • February 1, 2022 Full-time Day Ultimate Makeup Academy


5 Ultimate Makeup Luminous Treatment Foundation SPF 15 (student kit)
1 Ultimate Makeup Transformer Primer (student kit)
7 Ultimate Makeup Double Effect Powder (student kit)
2 Ultimate Makeup Creamy Concealer (student kit)
3 Ultimate Makeup Perfetto Concealer (student kit)
1 Ultimate Makeup Defining Duo (student kit)
2 Ultimate Makeup Creamy Blush (student kit)
1 Ultimate Makeup Luminous Blush (student kit)
3 Ultimate Makeup Defining Wax (student kit)
10 Ultimate Makeup Lip Color (student kit)
3 Ultimate Makeup Lip Veil (student kit)
5 Ultimate Makeup Lip Gloss (student kit)
5 Ultimate Makeup Power Gloss (student kit)
3 Ultimate Makeup Duo Pencils – Eye and Lip (student kit)
1 Ultimate Makeup Pro Duo Sharpener (student kit)
1 Ultimate Makeup Pro Beauty Palette Shadow (student kit)
1 Ultimate Makeup Pro Art Palette Shadow (student kit)
1 Ultimate Makeup Pro Skin Palette (student kit)
1 Ultimate Makeup Pro Lip Palette (student kit)
2 Ultimate Makeup Liquid Liner Duo (student kit)
1 Ultimate Makeup Lash Sculpt Mascara (student kit)
3 Ultimate Makeup FSC Certified Brush Collections Powder,
Foundation, Angle, Lip, Concealer, Round, Flat (student kit)
1 Ultimate Makeup Soft Sided Black Makeup Case (student kit)




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