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Do you have a love for makeup with a desire to master the basics?

The makeup artistry industry is one that experiences constant growth, evolution and change and our creative team at Portobello Institute understand the importance of updating our portfolio of makeup courses.   

As a makeup artist sheer creativity is vital to develop multiple looks and this skill must begin with the basics.  We are delighted to announce a newcomer to our suite of courses with the development of our intensive Foundation Make Up Artistry course.  This is perfect for those starting out on a career as a make-up artist and for those seeking to develop the foundation skills to work in a professional manner.

Practice makes perfect, and makeup artistry is pivotal to this. Our comprehensive course has been developed with both theory and skills development in mind.  Core components are delivered through hands on learning in our city centre makeup studios.

Our dedicated tutors will teach up to date industry relevant subjects in an enhanced small learning environment ensuring all learners can shine. Under the full guidance of tutors every learner will learn how to perfect their skills through a hands-on learning approach and will cover essential content;

  • Basic Product Knowledge
  • Application Tools
  • Hygiene and Safety, Skin analysis
  • face shapes and skin tones
  • Colour correcting and concealing
  • Warming and cooling colours - the colour wheel
  • Correct application and choice of foundation
  • Highlighting, shading plus the use of blushers
  • Achieving the perfect lips
  • Day make-up techniques
  • Smokey eyes
  • Vintage make-up
  • Bridal make-up

Are you dedicated to perfecting multiple looks while appreciating and understanding the beauty of every individual? If so, this intensive two-week course delivered Monday to Friday could be perfect for you. To begin your beautiful journey please contact our academic advisor Jenny Cosgrave on 01 8920007 or

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