This 8-Week Advanced Certificate in Professional Beauty Makeup is designed to equip you with the essential skills of beauty and makeup application and techniques.  It is an intensive and in-depth practical course, suitable for those who are passionate about working with makeup creatively, or for those looking to change their career to train to be a confident and experienced top-level makeup artist. 

Students will have the opportunity to develop professional beauty imagery on live photoshoots with leading industry experts, this will help students gain industry experience and built their portfolios.    





Course Description

This 8-Week Advanced Certificate in Professional Beauty Make Up is designed to equip you with the essential skills of beauty make up application and technique. It is an intensive and in-depth practical course, suitable for those who are passionate about working with make-up creatively, or for those looking to change their career to train to be a confident and experienced top level makeup artist.

Working alongside some of the top names in the industry, you will study all major aspects of this incredible profession at an advanced level of industry training.

The course is highly interactive, providing you with a comprehensive advanced training, led by some of the industry’s finest make-up talent.

At FAD Dubai we aim to equip students with commercial and creative application skill at advanced professional level for make-up. The course includes high profile guest speaker and closed-door events organised exclusively for FAD students from brand consultants and leading cosmetic brands; with brand discounts for make-up product.

What will you learn?

The 8-week Advanced Certificate in Professional Beauty Make training will take you from an introduction to beauty make-up, through all major aspects of the professional make up artistry at an advanced level. From prepping skin, to correction, lash-work, contour and high light, lip-work and colour theory. You will gain insight into natural make-up, beauty editorial looks, glamour, creative and fashion, as well as bridal.

Working alongside top artists in the industry, you will finish the certificate course with a beauty shoot, plus a glamour and creative fashion shoot, with professional models, celebrity make-up artist and photographers.

You will have access to an incredible advanced capsule training system offering hands-on practical creativity and business knowledge, required to succeed. You will learn vital industry training for work on and off live fashion and beatify sets. In addition to the modules listed below, we'll also be coaching you during the course to help you take the next step as a make-up professional. This means that you will learn professional business skills, the ins and out of how to behave on set, and the role of the make-up artist within the industry. On completion of the course, you will have gained the skill and insight to find work in this highly competive fabulous industry.

Demonstration, Theory & Practice

The course is highly practical with live demonstrations from skilled industry experts with a longstanding and establish careers in the make-up industry. Students will be supervised, with a focused level of individual feedback during practical application of skills on live models during theoretical learning and live models during photo shoots.


Consistent assessment and feedback runs throughout the FAD Professional Beauty Make-Up Certificate course surmounting to final certification by FAD Dubai.


Introduction to Make Up

  • Code of practice

  • Health & safety

  • How to liaise with the client

Skin Types, Face Shape

  • Skin analysis

  • Facial structure

  • Prepping skin

  • Tone

  • Moisturizer and specific skin treatments

Make Up Kit, Tools and Products

  • Introduction to brushes

  • Variation of make-up tools

  • Understanding cosmetic ingredients

History of Make-Up

  • Vintage

  • Key decade make up

Colour Theory

  • Colour theory


  • Brow shape/pluck/thread

  • Methods of shaping & contouring

  • Tweezing, bleaching, blocking

Make-Up Application & Technique

  • Natural/daytime make-up application

  • Prep skin

  • Colour correction

  • Natural Eye Make Up

  • Base, foundations and concealer

  • Eye make-up

- Natural eyes

- Eye brows

  • Cheek & lips

  • Setting tips & tricks

Who’s Who

  • Who is who on set

Make Up for Men & Children ( Theory Only )

  • skincare for mens

  • facial hair care

  • male grooming

  • Make up for Children

  • Mature Skin,

Make Up for Advertising

Lips Masterclass

  • Bridal

  • Natural

  • Arabian Bride

  • Skin prep, eyes, lashes, liner & cheeks, lips, body work

​Fashion Catwalk

  • Brows

  • Brow blocking

  • Skin effects

  • Printing, splattering, stencilling, sting & gluing

  • Jewels, gems & pieces


Make-Up Application & Technique (Glamour & Creative Part 2)

  • Glamorous & Creature make up application:

  • Prep skin

  • Colour correct

  • Illuminate

  • Foundation

  • Concealing

  • Eye make-up:

  • Smokey/liner/lash

  • Jewels and adornment

  • Eye lash application

  • Cheeks & lips

Portfolio Building Techniques

  • Live fashion & beauty photo shoots


Advance Professional Certificate in Beauty Makeup by StyleSchool

The course is approved by Knowledge & Human Development Authority ( KHDA ), Govt of Dubai.

Entry Requirements

  • Successful applicants will demonstrate a keen interest in the world of beauty and make-up.
  • The course is suitable for those who are beginners and have little to no experience in make-up.
  • Those who are passionate about make up and have enthusiasm to learn professional skill from a team of industry experts.
  • Those who would like to learn the fundamentals of make-up at professional industry level.

Career Opportunities

On successful completion of the course individuals can begin their careers as Professional Makeup Artists with

  • Salons
  • Spas
  • Retail and Department Stores
  • Bridal Boutiques
  • Freelancers for Bridal Make Up
  • Celebrity Make Up
  • Makeup for Photography

How to Enrol

Click the "Apply Now" button to proceed to payment. If you require additional information about the course, kindly fill the online enquiry form to receive further details. Your seat will only be confirmed on payment of fees via bank transfer or online through a credit / debit card. Fees will be refunded in full if the course is cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances.


Fashion & Beauty Makeup Q) Where are the tutors from? What is their background in relevance to the course? FAD works with an extensive list of industry experts with diverse national backgrounds and in-depth knowledge of their fields. We focus on the ability and experience of the tutor to deliver industry-level education and engagement with students throughout the course. Q) Do I require any materials to attend the course and do I need to make any preparations prior to joining the course? Course specific material list will be emailed to enrolled students prior to the start date of the course. You are required to come to class with your personal laptop or tablet, a notebook and a pen depending on your preference. No prior preparation is required before joining the course. Q) Does FAD offer internships? Through our fast growing list of international, regional and local partnerships with major players within the fashion industry, FAD provides ample opportunities for students to take up part-time job placements and internship opportunities. While we do not guarantee internships, we will provide as many opportunities tailored to your specific needs and expose students to industry networks. We have many successful internship stories both during the course and as an alumni. Q) What are the benefits of joining the fashion beauty makeup course? Grow your portfolio Excel in advanced makeup Learn to work on set Get help to grow your makeup kit Q) How many hours is the course? Credit hours: 140-150 Q) Where is FAD Dubai located? And can I use public transportation to reach Campus? FAD Dubai is conveniently located in Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) and is 5 minutes away from popular locations such as Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Palm Jumeirah, JBR and TECOM. Fad Dubai is located in walking distance from Knowledge Village Tram Station and Internet City Metro Station. Q) What are the campus operating hours? The campus is open for students from 10 am - 9pm on weekdays. The student relations team is always on hand to support and provide assistance whenever required. Q) Who can get a student Visa? What is the duration? FAD sponsors students with a 1 year student visa for everyone who takes a course with the minimum length of 2 months. A fee of AED 4500 will be added if you apply for an out of country visa and a fee of AED 6000 will be added if you apply for an in country visa. Q) Accomodation in Dubai The FAD student relations team supports both local and international students with finding the right accommodation for their budget and preferences. FAD does not provide any on-campus or off-campus accommodation, however you can check out www.dubizzle.com for areas close to campus (e.g. Dubai Marina, Barsha Heights, JLT, the Palm) to get a better understanding of the most current rental rates in Dubai. Q) Does FAD offer any alumni Scholarship and/or referral program? Yes, please contact us at admissions@faddubai.com to hear more about alumni scholarships. If you are a current student or alumni and refer to a new student who registers for a course with a minimum length of 2 months, you will receive AED 500. Q) Can I study overseas after this course? Yes, we have partnerships with various fashion schools in Europe. When studying at FAD we will guide you and help you with your future goals.