Makeup Artistry & Skincare*

Level 3

Start your career as a professional makeup artist, learning the basics of prepping skin and applying a range of makeup techniques. From day to night, photographic to corrective, you’ll learn the full range of makeup techniques and you could earn a job with a top cosmetics house, work as a freelance artist or pathway into our Level 4 Beauty Therapy Certificate.

Course Content

  • Consultation skills and cosmetic consultancy
  • Day, night and bridal makeup
  • Special occasion makeup
  • Fashion and photographic makeup
  • Creating a portfolio of work
  • Skin care services
  • Eye enhancements
  • Eyebrow tints and shaping
  • Eyelash tints and extensions
  • Introduction to spray tanning
  • Mini manicures and petite pedicures
  • Communication, networking & social media skills
  • Personal presentation for industry
  • Sales techniques for counter cosmetics

Career Opportunities

This course will prepare you for roles such as:

  • Freelance Makeup Artist
  • Fashion Makeup
  • Counter Cosmetics
  • Cosmetic Consultancy
  • Makeup and Skincare Retail

Entry Requirements

NCEA Level 1 or equivalent.

Qualifications Awarded

New Zealand Certificate in Make Up and Skincare (Level 3)

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2018 Intake Dates

29 January 2018

More dates in 2018 coming soon.

*Auckland campuses will start the following day to accommodate Auckland Anniversary day


18 weeks

Course Costs*

Student loans and allowances are available if you meet the criteria. Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit Studylink

Discounts are available for those who enrol in a package. 

Compulsory course costs are $850 includes entry level Artists Makeup Kit required for course.

*Subject to NZQA approval