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May 12th, 2015

May 12th, 2015

May is big month for Make Up For Ever.  The brand is finally returning to the UK high street with a selected Debenhams roll-out, after only being available at PAM and Guru Makeup Emporium for several years.  Don’t expect to see the full product range in store, nor will the brand be in every store – but it’s a start.  However, we’re even more excited to share the details of the new courses at the Make Up For Ever Academy, based in Paris!  With such a multi-talented and high quality brand, you know their teaching ability will be top-notch.  Here’s the lowdown on some of the range of training programmes which are available.  Click on the name of the courses to see the full curriculum descriptions.

Paris Summer School

This intensive training programme spans July and August and covers the four main areas of make-up – Beauty, SFX, Stage and Face Painting – to give you a solid grounding and understanding of the basics in each field.  There’s also the opportunity for a photo-shoot session with a professional photographer, to help you build your portfolio.

Mornings will be dedicated to theory and demonstration, while afternoons are spent practicing on models with the supervision of lecturers and instructors.  The final practice/exam is to realize make-up for a photo-shoot session.

Duration:  240 hours – 8 weeks

Course hours:  9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Price:  8,000€ (all taxes included)

Date:  9th June to 21 August 2015

Beauty Basics & Beauty Basics+

These intensive courses are ideal for hairstylists or beauticians looking to add make-up skills to their CV – or to go one step further once they have done that in order to add extra skills to their repertoire, such as make-up for mature skins.  These one week courses are ideal for anyone who is constricted by time, and can’t sign up for one of the longer programmes.  Taught skills include colourmetrics, application techniques and morphology – expect all of the basics to be covered.

Duration:  30 hours – 1 week

Course hours:  9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Price:  1,500€

Dates – Beauty Basics

– 8th to 12th June 2015

– 6th to 10th July 2015

– 31st August to 4th September 2015

– 1st to 6th November 2015

– 30th to 4th December 2015

Dates – Beauty Basics+

– 7th to 11th September 2015

Contouring Techniques

No doubt born of the demand and popularity of the current contouring trend, the brand new Contouring Techniques programme is a three day course to enable you to properly master the ability to enhance bone structure and harmonies. It’s aimed at anyone looking to learn the fundamentals of contouring, colour-matching and corrective make-up.

Duration:  18 hours – 3 days

Course hour:  9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Price: 900€


– 22nd to 24th June 2015

– 24th to 26th August 2015

– 28th to 30th September 2015

– 14th to 16th December 2015

Beauty & Fashion (Advanced)

When you’ve mastered the fundamentals but want to add extra strings to your bow, or if you’re looking to become the next Pat McGrath or Sharon Dowsett, the Beauty & Fashion course may be perfect for you.  This month-long course covers techniques for every aspect of the face, as well as dark or Asian complexions, different ages and adapting looks for context – whether that is catwalk, bridal, salon-based or otherwise.

Duration:  120 hours – 1 month

Course hours:  9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Price:  3,900€ (all taxes included)


– 29th June to 24th July 2015

– 31st August to 25th September 2015

– 2nd November to 27th November 2015

Oriental Make-Up

Designed for MUAs and beauticians with solid make-up skills who wish to specialise in techniques and colours for oriental skin tones.  From “classic” oriental make-up, using the gradient or Italian technique, to the evolution of an archetypal make-up look, to a more sophisticated style. Bridal looks for women worn in Lebanon, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and more are also covered.

Duration:  30 hours – 5 days

Course hours:  9:30am – 4:30 pm

Price: 1,500€


– 18th to 22nd May 2015

– 13th to 17th July 2015

– 14th to 18th September 2015

– 9th to 13th December 2015 (4 days – 9am to 5.30pm)

TV & Cinema Academy

MUFE have a whole academy dedicated to education for TV and cinema.  Their intensive training programmes encompass SFX, prosthetics and airbrushing beauty skills.  All SFX tools, materials and products (incl. airbrush guns) are included in the training courses, although you need to bring your own brushes.  Courses are split into Level One and Level Two for SFX, while the prosthetics courses are divided into Transfers (Face and Body), Dental Prosthetics and Face Prosthetics.

See the full brochure here.

Longer courses, spanning six months and more, are also available, with details found here. Bonne chance!



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By Deborah Murtha

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