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Makeup Artistry School in Illinois

Professional Makeup Artistry Certification

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Professional Makeup Artistry Certification

This certification ensures that all students acquire the necessary skills to work in the beauty industry as a makeup artist. This extensive makeup course develops the skills of makeup application and covers all aspects of basic, salon, spa and medspa makeup, the principles of everyday makeup, bridal makeup, and much more. Upon completion, students have the knowledge and technical training to work in many areas of the beauty and cosmetic industries.

60 Hours
May be completed in 2 weeks for a full time student or 4 weeks for a part time student.
Upon graduation, you will receive a respected and widely recognized certificate.
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Our courses are consistently recommended to others.
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Why Choose NASI As Your Professional Makeup Artistry School?

Professional Makeup Artistry Certification

Day, evening, weekend classes available
MAC Cosmetics Approved School, INGLOT & Kryolan School Partnership School
The curriculum is designed for everyone from the novice to the advanced student
You will learn advanced techniques such as Camouflage makeup, Bridal Makeup, and Photographic Makeup
Learn business startup strategies and clientele building.
Airbrushing Techniques
Refine your skills through hands-on training in all classes
Makeup Brush Set & Roll included!

To obtain certification, the student must pass a practical and written exam with 80% or higher. Exam fee is already included in tuition price.

Illinois does not recognize make-up artists or hair stylists. Professional Makeup Certification is available to licensed Estheticians and Cosmetologists.

How is NASI different?


Our students receive personalized attention in small, friendly classes throughout their course. We begin with in-depth theory, practical hands-on experience, and home studies. You will learn about the following topics, in addition to many more.

  • Sanitation and Infection Control
  • Color Theory: Color Schemes, Terms, and Quality
  • Basic Makeup Application and Blending Techniques
  • Prep and Client Consultation
  • Skin Type, Texture, Tones, and Undertones
  • Selection: Primers, Foundation, Lipsticks, and Blushes
  • Proper Workstation Setup and Cleanup
  • Ergonomic Techniques for Makeup Artists
  • How to Choose Proper Makeup Tools
  • Eye and Brow Makeup Techniques
  • Introduction to Airbrush Equipment and Makeup
  • Bridal Makeup Techniques and Trends
  • Corrective Camouflage Makeup
  • Proper Application for Cat Eye, Wing Eye, and Smudge Liner
  • Opportunities Available for Makeup Artists
  • Makeup Artist in a Salon or Spa Setting
  • Bridal Makeup Artist
  • Image Consultant
  • Freelance Makeup Artist
  • Makeup Artist for Cosmetic Companies
  • Makeup Artist for Photographers

*Illinois does not recognize make-up artists or hair stylists. Professional Makeup Certification is available to licensed Estheticians and Cosmetologists.

*Per the Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding and Nail Technology Act of 1985 you need to hold an active Illinois license as a cosmetologist to arrange, braid and/or dress hair (up-do’s) and you would need to hold either a cosmetology or esthetics license to offer make-up or eyelash services.

The Department has adopted rules to permit the issuance of citations for unlicensed practice and/or abetting unlicensed practice or any violation of sanitary rules which shall not exceed $500 per violation.

If you use the link listed below you will find our full Act and Rules, a list of schools and applications for licensure. 

PROGRAM: Professional Makeup Artistry DATE TIME
Saturday & Sunday (Weekends Only) TBD 9:00am –5:00pm
Monday -Thursday 02/12/2024-02/22/2024 9:00am – 5:00pm

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No state licensing exam is required. Certification successful completion requires both a written and practical examination. This takes place at the school, on the final day of class. 

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