7 months ago, I began a makeup and nail online course and I have loved every minute! At times, the amount on information I had to consume was slightly overwhelming but when it’s something you love, it doesn’t feel like a chore. In fact, I was almost dreading the end as I knew I couldn’t read all about something fun followed by provided relating video material anymore. Be warned, it may say the course takes a certain number of hours however this is just reading time (minus the videos). To actually learn the information took me many months. At the end, there was an exam with a 60% pass mark-I passed!- and then you can get a certificate to prove your work.
On the course there was so many amazing topics from how to give a manicure to what colour eyeshadow works best for each eye colour. I loved how the material was presented with pictures and an almost blog style format. I also loved how there was a skin care topic (approx 8 hours reading time) that went really in-depth into the skins biology as well as how to treat your skin based on its type and how to get nutrients from foods that support different aspects of skin health. The skin topic was by far the hardest with the intense amount of information and, what seems at first, the alien terminology. Examples are emollient, beta carotene, argireline, humectants.
To aid my learning I put a full face on 4 people: young to mature, all with different skin needs and colourings. I also made a portfolio to give me more opportunities once I had finished. The course was not too expensive but well worth every penny, in my opinion: It was educational, interesting and had me looking forward for the next topic every time I went on the website.
I’d really recommend taking a makeup course online if you have a busy lifestyle or just wasn’t a creative escape from some hardhitting A levels. The bonus of a student discount card also added to the many pros of my experience. If you’re thinking about doing a makeup course, go for it! I’m sure you won’t regret it.
Thanks for reading,