Occasion Makeup Course for Beginners

Ready to launch your new career as a makeup artist? Gain the skills and knowledge you need to thrive within the beauty industry with a beginners makeup course at RJL Education. Learn classic techniques, colour theory, hygiene principles and day-to-night makeup to enhance your clients’ natural beauty and confidence.

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Course Overview

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At our industry-leading education centre in Bolton, you will learn the basics of makeup theory and application all the way to more advanced techniques, including flawless eyeliner and eyeshadow application for evening glam looks. In this one-day fast-track course, you will also have the opportunity to view a live demonstration of natural daytime and glam makeup from an experienced makeup artist, which you will then use to help you create two makeup looks throughout the day.

Thanks to the theoretical and practical learning delivered at RJL Education, you will complete your beginners makeup artist course with a well-rounded understanding of how to enhance your clients’ features for daytime looks and create stunning evening looks for special occasions. No prior experience is required to enrol on this fast-track course, so you can start from the basics and be ready to begin your makeup artist career or start further training straight after.

To learn more about our makeup course for beginners, including the modules, dates, kit and prices, expand the dropdowns below.

Important Information About Our Beginners Makeup Artist Course

  • No experience or qualifications necessary to enrol on this course
  • 1-day fast-track course from 10am to 5pm
  • Includes a live demonstration of natural daytime makeup and evening glam makeup by a professional makeup artist
  • Students must complete their practical learning by creating two makeup looks during the day: a natural daytime look and an evening glam look
  • The course costs £350 – this price doesn’t include makeup kits, which can be purchased for £280 (full kit) or £110 (small kit)


This makeup artist course for beginners costs £350.

Add a full makeup artist starter kit for £280, or add a small makeup artist starter kit for just £110 (not included in course cost).

Finance options are available to make completing your makeup artist course as affordable as possible.


Our beginners’ makeup course runs on the following dates:

  • 7th March
  • 8th April
  • 7th May

Each fast-track course lasts one full day, 10am – 5pm.

Our modules

During this makeup artist course, you will learn:

  • Legislation in the industry 
  • Hygiene procedures 
  • Marketing 
  • Consultations
  • Contraindications 
  • Colour theory 
  • Natural makeup application – create a natural makeup look using light and glowing products to create a look suitable for everyday wear
  • Evening makeup application – transform natural makeup to evening glam makeup by focusing on smokey eyes, eyeliner application and heavier contour techniques
  • Aftercare

Our Kit

When enrolling on our beginners makeup course, you will have the option to purchase one of our makeup artist starter kits. These kits will give you everything you need to kickstart your makeup artist career, containing high-quality products that suit a wide range of skin tones and features.

Our Full Kit includes:

  • A brush set
  • MAC eyebrow kit
  • Ben Nye Translucent Setting Powder
  • Morphe neutral eyeshadow palette 
  • MAC mini mascara in black
  • MAC Blacktrack Gel Eyeliner
  • MAC Conceal and Correct Palette 
  • MAC Mattifine Primer
  • Milani full coverage foundation X2
  • Benefit Mini Hoola Bronzer
  • Benefit mini blush
  • MAC mini lipstick X3 including shades Velvet Teddy, Whirl and Ruby Woo

Cost price £280

Our Small Kit includes:

  • A brush set
  • Morphe neutral eyeshadow palette 
  • MAC mini mascara 
  • MAC Blacktrack Gel Eyeliner
  • MAC Conceal and Correct Palette 
  • MAC mini lipstick in Velvet Teddy 

Cost price £110

What’s next?

After completing your fast-track beginners makeup course and receiving your certificate, you will be ready to offer your services to clients as a makeup artist. You could also branch out into various industries – become a bridal makeup artist, a makeup artist on TV and film sets, or a makeup artist on a cruise ship specialising in evening and occasion makeup looks. As you gain more experience, you could even start your own beauty salon and add other skills to your repertoire, such as lip filler services and hairdressing.

If you want to progress in your career and boost your earning potential, you should consider enrolling on an advanced makeup course, such as our Bridal Makeup Course for experienced makeup artists. This will introduce you to more advanced techniques and allow you to offer specialist services to your clients, such as bridal makeup and photoshoot makeup.

Why Train With Us at RJL Education?

  • One-day fast-track makeup artist course for beginners.
  • Highly-experienced course teachers.
  • Comprehensive coverage across many modules, including hygiene procedures, colour theory, natural/evening makeup application and marketing.
  • Access to fantastic facilities such as our on-site accommodation and state-of-the-art education centre.
  • Theoretical instruction from course teachers in live demonstrations and the opportunity to gain hands-on practical experience.
  • Convenient location in Bolton.
  • Learn in a small, supportive environment. 
  • Full and small makeup kits available to purchase.

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At RJL Education, we support your learning and personal growth. We are different from normal college courses, offering a range of exclusive benefits that you won’t find elsewhere. From ongoing learning support, to access to discounts and on-site accommodation, our education site is in a league of its own when it comes to the experiences of our students.

How much does training at RJL Education centre cost?

The cost of our courses vary. To find out the specific prices you can take a look at our courses page.

How long do your courses take?

The length of our courses varies slightly depending on the qualification you are enrolled on. To find out specific information, you can take a look at our courses page.

How big are your classes?

We only have small groups to ensure that every learner gets the hands-on personal tuition that they deserve. This means that we have limited availability, so make sure to enrol as soon as possible.

What is the best course for me?

Our courses are ideal for a range of experience levels, so be sure to check out our courses page to determine which ones you would be eligible to apply for. Whatever the ultimate goal is for your career in beauty or hair, we can offer you the attentive and supportive training to help you on your journey. As long as you are above the age of 16, you can begin your training with us.

Can I study at RJL education if I don’t live in the area?

Yes! Our education centre features luxury accommodation for our learners. Click here to take a look at our available accommodation and their costs.

Can I apply for finance on your courses?

Yes you can apply for a range of finance options with us. Check out our finance page here.

Is there any funding available to me?

Yes, there are a range of funding options available for our learners. To find out more about the potential funding you can get to support you through your learning journey, click here.

I don’t have any experience, can I still apply?

Yes. Our Level 2 courses are designed for those who are just beginning their career. With us, you can learn critical foundational skills that will help you to progress later down the line. To find out more about our level 2 NVQ courses, click here. Our microblading course, our fundamental machine brows course, and lip blush course also require no previous experience. Find out more about these semi-permanent makeup courses here.

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Don’t live in the area?

We have luxury accommodation situated right above the education centre in Bolton. This means that you can study in comfort instead of having to do punishing commutes every day if you don’t live in the area. You can find out more about our accommodation here.


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Occasion Makeup Course for Beginners in Bolton

Qualification Level:
  • Beginner
  • Full kit
  • No kit, but can be provided at additional cost
  • Starter kit

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