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ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Established in 2006, Make Up First® School of Makeup Artistry is acknowledged by industry leaders as the premier makeup artistry training program in Chicago. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the School is dedicated to the art of makeup and its many facets. Make Up First School is state-approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Make Up First® is also an approved sponsor for Continuing Education (CE) hours under the Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding, and Nail Technology Act of 1985 (225 ILCS 410).

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Our Certificate Program

Make Up First® is the premier makeup training school in Chicago, offering extensive hands-on studio time required to perfect techniques. Students will learn by applying, not just listening, and will have the opportunity to build and replenish their makeup artist kit from high-quality, student-discounted makeup artist cosmetics offered for sale at the School. Our Certificate Program is designed to give students the education and skills needed to compete in the field, in minimal time. 

Basic
Makeup I

Basic
Makeup II

MEDIA
Makeup HD

MEDIA: RUNWAY, EDITORIAL & FASHION

Theatrical Makeup A

Theatrical Makeup B

CLINICAL
MAKEUP

CAREERS IN MAKEUP ARTISTRY



 
 
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Upcoming Workshops


INTENSIVE HAIRSTYLING FOR MAKEUP ARTISTS

$550

In this 3-day intensive hairstyling workshop, instructors will focus on the use of multiple hairstyling tools, braiding, backcombing, up-do’s, down do’s and the art of pin curling.

 

Airbrush

$400

Students will learn how to assemble and use the airbrush and compressor. The students will be taught techniques and be guided in the selection of various airbrush foundations, blushes and contour shades, in order to create the highly sought-after flawless airbrushed face.

Bridal

$400

The Bridal Makeup Workshop teaches students how to apply makeup so as to create the elegant, polished bride and wedding party.  Students will also learn the “business” of bridal makeup.

Airbrush

$400

Students will learn how to assemble and use the airbrush and compressor. The students will be taught techniques and be guided in the selection of various airbrush foundations, blushes and contour shades, in order to create the highly sought-after flawless airbrushed face. 

 

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