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Discover a world of creativity and transformation with a diverse range of makeup classes in NYC. From beginner techniques to advanced skills, learn the art of makeup application and unleash your inner artist while gaining practical skills for professional beauty.

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5-Week Master Makeup Artistry Program

The Makeup Academy @ 545 8th Ave , New York, NY

Embark on an action-packed journey into the world of professional makeup artistry at The Makeup Academy. Unleash your creativity and gain the essential skills to thrive as a freelance artist in this comprehensive program. Elevate your expertise with advanced training, professional photoshoots, and an exclusive opportunity to expand your network and portfolio.

(10) All levels 18 and older
$8,000

25 sessions

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Special Effects Makeup Program

The Makeup Academy @ 545 8th Ave , New York, NY

Unlock a world of endless possibilities and elevate your makeup artistry with The Makeup Academy's SFX Program. Learn the secrets of creating captivating characters and stay ahead of industry trends with curated lessons from top FX artists. Stand out from the competition and bring your artistic vision to life.

(10) Beginner 18 and older
$1,200

8 sessions

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Self-Makeup Workshop

FaceStyle Studio @ 888 Main St, New York, NY

Transform your look with professional makeup techniques tailored to your unique features in our immersive workshop. Learn how to achieve flawless application and gain personalized tips to boost your confidence. Unleash your inner artist and elevate your beauty routine, because everyone deserves to feel like a masterpiece.

(4) All levels 18 and older
$190
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Focused Makeup Techniques

Chic Studios - School of Makeup @ 139 Fulton St, New York, NY

The Focus Techniques Makeup course can be taken individually for those who have previous makeup training, or as a selected option during the 4-week professional course. During this course, you will gain expertise and confidence within the in focuses of Luminous Skin, Extreme Contouring, Smokey Eyes & Winged Liner. The curriculum consists of the following: Different styles of Smokey Eyes Step by Step Techniques to achieve perfected Smokey...

(15) Beginner 18 and older
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Trauma & Injury Makeup Class

Last Looks Makeup Academy New York @ 244 West 54th St, New York, NY

This Trauma/Injury makeup class represents the art of duplicating realistic wounds, injuries and diseases for TV, film and theater. Other areas of application include Trauma Situations and moulage training for police, the Fire Department, the Military and medical personnel. Take this makeup course to expand your knowledge oftechniques. Learn about exciting, new products on the market used by top Industry Pros. See a fresh, new approach to this very...

(5) All levels 13 and older
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$649

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Special Effects

Last Looks Makeup Academy New York @ 244 West 54th St, New York, NY

Learn the art and skills necessary for painting, airbrushing and applying prosthetic for special makeup effects. Among the special makeup effects you will learn are the following:  Demonic Vampires - Taking it a step beyond prosthetics and teeth.  Fantasy Creatures - Elves and Aliens.  Working blood effects - blood bladders, tubing and syringes to simulate a wickedly slashed throat.  911 Calls - Black eyes, bullet blasts...

(5) All levels 13 and older
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$1,599

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Airbrush Makeup

Chic Studios - School of Makeup @ 139 Fulton St, New York, NY

During these 2 days of professional airbrush training, you will learn both airbrush makeup followed by sunless tanning training. This workshop is 14 total hours. The curriculum consists of the following: Airbrush Fundamentals Equipment, Supplies & Product Knowledge Prepping & Preparing Skin Airbrush Foundation Applications Color Matching Business of Airbrushing & Client Etiquette Included in this workshop: Airbrush Kit Airbrush...

(15) Intermediate 18 and older
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$995

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Bald Caps Makeup

Last Looks Makeup Academy New York @ 244 West 54th St, New York, NY

Often referred to as skull caps or bald pates, bald caps have been employed by makeup artists to create many believable looks such as a freshly shaven head in "Taxi Driver," or a Buddhist Priest in the film, "North. Learn new painting techniques. Increase your skill and confidence in this tricky application. Learn time saving techniques. See new professional adhesive products and techniques to aid in an application free of complications. See ways...

(5) All levels 13 and older
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Portfolio Beauty Week

Last Looks Makeup Academy New York @ 244 West 54th St, New York, NY

We start with the basics, making sure everyone is competent in color theory, sanitation, foundation and concealer work. We immediately pump up a natural look to casual pretty and then again to date night makeup. We go in depth into Retro Beauty, both styles and colors. Period looks are the focus here, from 20’s 'cupid's bow' to 50’s eyeliner the 60’s 'twiggy look', then to 80’s radical color. This class is designed for anyone interested...

(5) All levels 13 and older
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Bridal Makeup

Last Looks Makeup Academy New York @ 244 West 54th St, New York, NY

Your makeup training will include how to do makeup on brides, color coordination and special techniques for Bridal Makeup. This makeup class will focus on distinctive Bridal Makeup looks. You will learn step-by-step corrective makeup techniques for difficult situations. You will learn how to advertise and promote your services to brides. You will learn the application techniques for making a bride look beautiful on her wedding day. This makeup...

(5) All levels 13 and older
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$899

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Makeup for Television & Film

Last Looks Makeup Academy New York @ 244 West 54th St, New York, NY

Your makeup training will include how to breakdown a script from a makeup point of view – Define characters, and design the “look” of the project. Learn ways to make budgets. Learn “appropriate” makeup design for a film or television production. Learn about basic kit needs and the difference between “fluff” products and professional makeup products used in the entertainment industry. Learn ways to produce contemporary looks for script...

(5) All levels 13 and older
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$899

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Makeup & Skin Care for Beginners

Makeup & Skin Care Workshops @ 873 Broadway, New York, NY

This skin care & make-up lesson workshop is designed for women seeking to improve their own signature look and feel confident. Discover what it takes to achieve healthy glowing skin and how to properly care for it without stripping or irritating ingredients. Learn wearable makeup techniques that will flatter your natural features without looking overly made-up. We will teach you step-by-step skin care and makeup application from beginning to...

(6) Beginner 21 and older
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1-Day Stylist + Shopper Training

Sterling Style Academy @ 237 Madison Ave, New York, NY

New York, Paris, Milan, Riyadh Dubai are the best places in the world to start a career in Personal Shopping. Whether you work for yourself or work for a department store like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Harvey Nichols, or Harrods, the personal shopping skills that you’ll obtain through taking our 1–day personal shopper training program will position you to be the best personal shopper in your department or in your city. Learn from the...

All levels 18 and older
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Make Up Artistry 101

Shara Makeup Studio @ 326 East 65th Street, New York, NY

Learn the art of makeup from industry professionals at Shara Makeup Studio. Enhance your skills with a one-on-one masterclass that covers base makeup, shading and contouring, eye makeup techniques, airbrush makeup, lash application, and more. Perfect for makeup artists of all skill levels.

(83) All levels 13 and older
$350

3 sessions

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Makeup Basics - Put Your Best Face Forward

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Modnitsa Atelier Studio @ 85 Broad St, New York, NY

In this hands-on, 1.5 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of how to create a polished look using makeup.  You will learn how to properly apply foundation, eyeliner, eyeshadow, blush/bronzer, how to contour the right way for your face shape and how to finish your look with lipstick/gloss. You will be introduced to the proper tools for use during each application. Each student will be advised on ideal tones for foundation and how to best...

(12) All levels 14 and older
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90 Minute Makeup Lesson with Studio Artist

Shara Makeup Studio @ 326 East 65th Street, New York, NY

Discover the confidence within you as you learn professional makeup techniques from the experts at SHARA Makeup Studio. Unleash your inner beauty and master the art of flawless makeup application in this personalized lesson. Transform your look and feel empowered with the skills you'll gain during this unforgettable experience.

(83) All levels 13 and older
$225
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Basic Airbrush Makeup Course

Adamis Makeup Academy @ 500 8th Ave , New York, NY

A one-day hands-on class aimed at getting familiar with Airbrush Equipment (gun, compressor etc.); Practical Application; The various types of airbrush foundation; Color mixing; Highlighting and contouring with the airbrush; Tattoo coverage and more. Makeup guru Margina Dennis has been making the world a little more beautiful for more than 17 years. She has worked her magic on celebrities such as  30 Rock's Tracy Morgan and Glee's Jane Lynch,...

All levels 21 and older
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$300
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Professional Fashion and Beauty Retouching

Creatr @ 55 Broad St, New York, NY

Anyone can learn photoshop, but it takes inside knowledge and experience to retouch imagery produced for top fashion magazines and Ad campaigns. In this 3 session course, top fashion, beauty, and advertising retoucher Marcus Siriotis will provide you with the knowledge and techniques to make your work look professional. In addition to learning how Marcus approaches retouching and what techniques he leverages to achieve his look, he'll also provide...

All levels 16 and older
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$250

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60 Minute Private Makeup Lesson

Shara Makeup Studio @ 326 East 65th Street, New York, NY

Learn the secrets of flawless makeup application with personalized lessons from professional makeup artists at SHARA Makeup Studio. Enhance your skills, conquer your makeup trouble areas, and find the perfect shades for your skin, eyes, and lips. Book your one-on-one makeup lesson today and leave looking flawless and ready to take on NYC!

(83) All levels 13 and older
$175
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Summer Sizzle and Sparkle Makeup

Makeup Tonight @ Flute Midtown
205 W 54th St, New York, NY

It can be intimidating learning how to use the countless products out there that promise to highlight, sparkle, enhance and make us more glitter than bitter! Don’t let your highlighters, enhancer drops and countless pots of glitter just sit around and make your bathroom look pretty.  Let’s learn how to maximize them and put them to some seriously glamorous use. Join us with a bare face to learn how to sparkle, sizzle and highlight so you...

(39) All levels 18 and older
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Reviews for Makeup Classes in NYC

Makeup Classes in NYC are rated 4.6 stars based on 174 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Self-Makeup Workshop

    Reviewed by YARYNA DROBATYUK on 7/9/2024
    The educational quality of the class was outstanding. Marina ensured that I learned everything I needed to know about the makeup that suits me best for me, my sling, shape and how to apply it with ease and precision. Her focus on teaching effective techniques was incredibly helpful, now I know that I can use all my products, without thinking that i don’t have highly expensive products. Now I know I can do good makeup on myself that I need all the time. I highly recommend this class to anyone seeking professional makeup education.
  • Self-Makeup Workshop

    Reviewed by Tina Andre on 6/21/2024
    I recently attended a self-makeup class with Face Style Studio, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. Marina, our instructor, is exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled. She is the perfect person to share makeup techniques and tips. Throughout the class, I learned exactly what I needed. Marina tailored the session to focus on the makeup that suits me best and taught me how to apply it easily and effectively. The emphasis on technique was particularly valuable, making the whole experience incredibly beneficial. I highly recommend this class to anyone looking to improve their makeup skills!
  • Self-Makeup Workshop

    Reviewed by Silviya Pencheva on 6/20/2024
    I took a 90-minute class with Face Style Studio because I wanted to learn how to correctly do makeup for every occasion. Marina was incredibly helpful and even extended the class time to ensure she showed me everything. Her attention to detail and the class's structured approach were impressive. Marina began by demonstrating the application techniques, sharing tips and tricks that only a makeup artist would know. Then, I practiced applying the makeup on myself. It was surprisingly easy and turned out amazingly well! I love what I learned and the way I learned it, thanks to Marina's exceptional teaching methods. I recommend from heart a class with Face Style Studio!
  • 60 Minute Private Makeup Lesson

    Reviewed by Hadley I. on 3/23/2024
    I have worn make-up for nearly 30 years, and have gotten make-overs and advice from make-up counters, Sephora, and online tutorials. However, as I get older I’ve started to wonder if there are better products and techniques out there for me. I’m so glad I went to Shara! I learned SO much valuable information from Maggie. She addressed my concerns and showed me techniques and tricks I was unaware of, and I now feel confident that I have the right makeup and tools. My only suggestion is that they provide a printed diagram that can be used to draw in where makeup should go/makes notes. Although they do provide a sheet with instructions, of sorts, I personally feel like a visual representation would be more helpful. It was a lot of information.
  • 60 Minute Private Makeup Lesson

    Anonymous review on 8/25/2023
    Excellent class- highly recommend!
  • 60 Minute Private Makeup Lesson

    Reviewed by Lori W. on 3/24/2023
    It was so much fun and very informative!
  • Make Up Artistry 101

    Reviewed by Kristin C. on 1/5/2023
    Makeup class was amazing and very informative. Would recommend it 100 percent!
  • 60 Minute Private Makeup Lesson

    Reviewed by Christine P. on 10/28/2022
    I thought it was a very informative class. Coursehorse needs to change their address as I went to the wrong place and had to rush to the new location which was 10 blocks away! The service was great.
  • 60 Minute Private Makeup Lesson

    Reviewed by Luckisha A. on 9/15/2022
    - Facilitator was prepared with teaching points and an agenda but answered my questions - Clean and attractive space - Opportunity to apply what I learned
  • Make Up Artistry 101

    Reviewed by Diana E. on 7/9/2022
    Love, Love, Love! I really enjoyed the one on one tutorial I received. Maggie was so patient and explained how to use products very well. Her recommendations were also very helpful in learning about why we need certain tools when applying makeup. I would definitely recommend this class!

Discover the Best Makeup Classes in NYC

Makeup is more popular than ever as an art form and a mode of self-expression. Even so, people have used makeup for thousands of years, for religious rituals, cultural traditions, and beauty enhancement. 

The ancient Egyptians lined their eyes with kohl to create a smoky effect, the Greeks applied lead-based makeup for a pale complexion, and Renaissance women used egg whites for a matte complexion and colored their lips and cheeks with natural pigments.

People use makeup to express their personality and individuality, inspired by new trends and styles they see from makeup tutorials and beauty influencers. Makeup can enhance your features, conceal imperfections, or create a unique style, whether it’s subtle and natural-looking or a bold, dramatic look that makes a statement. 

You can create a complete look using multiple types of makeup – like foundation, concealer, blush, eye shadow, mascara, and lipstick – or select just a few. Keep your skin healthy with high-quality, safe, and certified makeup. Quality makeup is easier to apply and gives you better-looking results.

Why You Should Learn Makeup in NYC

Many people in New York City enjoy makeup as a hobby or a profession. Makeup is a satisfying way to express your creativity, individuality, and personal style, and wearing makeup that enhances your natural features can help you feel more confident and empowered.

Makeup is a form of self-expression, and many people enjoy using it to express their personality and style. For some, it’s a confidence booster and makes them feel more attractive and put-together.

Makeup can be a satisfying creative outlet that allows you to experiment with colors, textures, and techniques on a human canvas. You might use makeup to enhance your features or help you stand out in a crowd. For makeup artists and cosmetologists, makeup is an advanced skill that they use for their careers. 

Even though some people make it look effortless, great-looking makeup is an acquired skill. Learning to apply makeup can be a fun social event, and a chance to meet people who share your interest in beauty and fashion. You may even become so good at applying makeup that you’ll be the designated artist for your friends’ special occasions, or find a successful new career as a creative makeup artist. 

In-Person Makeup Classes & Schools in NYC

In-person makeup classes are a proven way to ramp up your skills, fast. These classes are taught by expert makeup artists in New York City. You’ll enjoy learning all the latest skills from these industry professionals.

Beauty Makeup will fuel your creative makeup journey whether you are a fashion fan or a budding professional. You’ll learn fundamental makeup techniques like hygiene, skin care, brush selection, color theory, and foundation matching in this 30-hour beauty makeup course from Chic Studios School of Makeup in New York City. Hone your skills in makeup application, brow shaping, highlighting and contouring, and corrective makeup, and create night looks with red lips, false lash application, smokey eyes, and liquid eyeliner. The class also covers male grooming and natural makeup.

This is a career-building course for beginner to intermediate students, and you’ll need more hours to become a makeup artist. Course enrollment includes a basic kit with a brush set, a skincare set, and a certificate upon your successful completion of the class.

Chic Studios School is a New York State Education Department (NYSED) licensed professional school for makeup artistry that provides fashion-forward techniques and practices. Chic Studios School helps students launch a career in the beauty industry. After completing any of their courses, you become part of the Chic community, where you’ll have access to events, freelance opportunities, advanced education, internships, and hiring fairs.

If you are interested in learning makeup skills in a one-on-one setting, you may be interested in private lessons. You’ll leave the 60 Minute Private Makeup Lesson with a full makeup application along with notes on how to create it. This is the most popular class at Shara Makeup Studio in New York City. You’ll learn to update your look or become more comfortable applying your makeup.

One-on-one sessions with a professional makeup artist begin with a personal consultation where you can share your class goals and your current makeup. Your instructor will break the process of makeup application down step by step, doing one-half of each feature of your face, and you do the other. You’ll finally conquer your makeup trouble areas with calm and patient instruction.

Find the perfect shades for your skin, eyes, and lips, and learn which brushes to use to create your dream look. Lessons use top-quality products that are mineral and water-based, and you can purchase any of the makeup, brushes, or skincare you use during your session. You’ll leave your lesson ready to recreate your look on your own and look your best.

Makeup Artistry 101 at Shara Makeup Studio in New York City provides one on one instruction for makeup artists at any skill level, whether beginner or advanced. In three, one-hour sessions this master class covers base makeup, shading, and contouring, eye makeup, airbrush makeup and lash application.

You are welcome to bring any looks you would like to recreate, like smokey eyes or bridal. All brushes and applicators are provided, and you can bring your own makeup collection or use in-house Shara cosmetics. Apply makeup to yourself in this course, or bring a model to practice on. When you complete this three-day masterclass you’ll receive a certificate of achievement for your portfolio. Shara Makeup Studio is a beauty haven and one-stop shop for all of your make-up needs.

Achieve your dream of becoming a professional makeup artist with the 5-week Master Makeup Artistry Program at The Makeup Academy - Midtown in New York City. You’ll learn insider details about the makeup industry and master the skills to succeed as a freelance makeup artist. This five-week, 100-hour in-class program provides complete training for a career in makeup. 

You’ll learn all the fundamentals and techniques of makeup and advance your skills with in-depth training and practice hours. Plus, you’ll participate in professional photoshoots, build your portfolio, and expand your professional network. Leave this class ready to build your portfolio, compete in the makeup industry, and let your creativity shine. 

When you enroll in the 5-week Master Makeup Artistry Program, you’ll get 100 hours of intensive training with experienced instructors, three photoshoots, professionally retouched photos from each shoot for your portfolio, and a professional makeup kit. The class covers all the professional skills you’ll need – natural beauty, glamour makeup, bridal makeup, creative makeup, and fashion makeup. 

The Makeup Academy is a full-service hair and makeup salon in New York City that offers classes to help hairstyling and makeup professionals grow their skills. They specialize in beauty services for events, photo shoots, and weddings. The Makeup Academy believes in helping aspiring and intermediate-level makeup and hairstyling professionals and teaches strong fundamental skills and insider tips to help you get started in the industry.

Virtual Makeup Classes & Schools

Many people enjoy learning from in-person classes. You can engage in discussions with your classmates, receive immediate feedback from your instructor, and ask questions in real time. Many students do best in the structured environment of an in-person class. However, you may not have access to makeup classes in your area. 

Fortunately, you can still learn from expert makeup artists and share the journey with your online classmates. When you enroll in an online makeup class, you can learn from top industry professionals anywhere in the country – without leaving your home. You’ll save time commuting and you’ll learn from the comfort of your home.

You may need to provide your own supplies when you take an online class. Your teacher will provide a supply list for you to fulfill from an online seller or local store.

Private Group Makeup Classes in NYC

Private group classes are a great team-building project for your business or organization or a fun activity for a bridal weekend or a day with friends. Live online group classes from Coursehorse bring an expert instructor right to you in New York City. 

Private group makeup classes for NYC will cover all the latest makeup skills, and show you the tools, products, and techniques for looking your best. If you don’t see any classes listed right now, don’t worry – Coursehorse will plan a course just for you. Click on the Contact Us button and let Coursehorse know how they can help you.

CourseHorse makes it easy to book your private group makeup class. You don’t need to know your exact group size when you book – just schedule your class with an estimated number of participants and you can adjust your group size until one week before your event. There are no booking fees, and you’ll receive a confirmation within 24 hours of your reservation. 

CourseHorse recommends using the Zoom platform for your class, but they can accommodate Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx. Many courses can even come to your office or home space if you’d like.

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