Makeup courses in Singapore: 9 courses to take for a career in strobing and contour

  • Love makeup?
  • Love coming up with new looks in your spare time?
  • Love testing out new products at Sephora?
  • Love watching Youtube beauty bloggers and their tutorials?

If you’ve ticked every box above, you’ve probably considered becoming a makeup artist at least once in your life. While you can be self-taught, thanks to the internet and the wealth of information available online today, there are also courses you can take to acquire a stronger foundation. There are even Diplomas/certifications if you desire to go even further.

We’ve put together a starter list of professional make up courses in Singapore that you can check out right below:

Course list

*All course fees are for 2023 intakes and are subject to changes depending on the school; fees do not include misc. fees. This is only a list and not an endorsement of the courses listed, so please do adequate research of your own before choosing any!

The School of Make-up was founded in 1999 and is headed by make-up guru Peter Angel Wanneck, who has more than 20 years of experience in the make-up industry. The school, located near Tanjong Pagar, has facilities such as Hydraulic Pump Adjustable Chairs and two full-mirrored classrooms. Aside from make-up courses, you can also take up hairstyling courses here. Check their portfolio out here.

Accreditation: The School of Make-up is registered with the Committee of Private Education

Duration: 3 days

Curriculum: The course will go through make up basics, such as Foundation Application and Lip Shaping, before teaching students how to do three makeup looks (casual day make up, sophisticated evening make up, as well as bridal make up). You’ll also learn a few hairstyling techniques/dos’, like the classy semi-up!

Classes involve demonstrations followed by hands-on sessions. A starter kit will be provided.

Course Fees: SGD 1288

Prospects: If you’re still keen to learn more, you can enrol in the Certificate of High Proficiency in Make-up Artistry course. More make-up looks and hairstyles will be covered, these including bridal accessories placement (hair) and B&W make-up.

One Academy is run by Taiwanese makeup and hairstyling mentor Ivy Chen, One Academy offers both personal and professional makeup classes. The Academy has done makeup for events like Liang Wern Fook’s Charity Concert. The Advanced Professional Makeup Artistry Course has a small class size of 4-8 people. For those looking to start from the beginning, the Academy also offers a Basic Course.

Accreditation: The school is currently not accredited by CPE.

Duration: 10 lessons. 3 hrs per lesson

Curriculum:  The course covers content such as doll-like make-up techniques, stage make-up, bridal make-up, and so on.

Course Fees: SGD 1500

Prospects: You will be equipped with the skills to start out as a freelance makeup artist.

Tracy Immanuel is a makeup artist with seven years of experience, and she has worked with Mediacorp celebrities, brides and more. She offers courses for personal and professional makeup.

Accreditation: Tracy Immanuel MakeUp is currently not accredited by CPE.

Duration: Please enquire with Tracy

Curriculum: Please enquire with Tracy

Course Fees: Please enquire with Tracy

Prospects: You will be equipped with the skills to start out as a freelance makeup artist.

The 4-day concise makeup course is the first and only makeup course in Singapore that does not make use of concealer! The course is mentored by the school’s founder, makeup artist and consultant, Liren Neo, who has over 20 years of professional makeup experience—some of the work she has done includes corporate makeup for Fortune 500 companies and SMEs. Course notes and cosmetics will be provided.

Accreditation:  The school is not certified with CPE.

Duration: 4 days, 6 hours each

Curriculum: Makeup fundamentals, how to create the double eyelid effect, day and evening makeup, wedding day makeup, taught through demonstrations and hands-on workshops.

Course Fees: SGD 1,800

Prospects: Improves your skills and opportunities to do freelance makeup work in Singapore. The school does offer other courses such as a Bridal Make-up course that will teach you Bridal Make-up skills, and a WSQ competency-based makeup course.

The Bloom Pro Academy offers a Professional Hair and Make-up course that can be taken full-time or part-time, for those interested in bridal makeup and hairstyling. Class sizes are small, and kept to 1–2 pax. All students will receive a free professional luxe 8-piece BloomKIT brush set, a Bloom Pro Academy Certificate of Completion, and 24/7 WA support.

Accreditation:  The school is not certified with CPE.

Duration: 64 hours

Curriculum: Theory, bridal makeup, bridal hairstyling, full bridal look

Course Fees: $4500 for one-to-one class, $3500 for two pax class (per person). The academy also offers three-month instalment plans.

Prospects: Improves your skills and opportunities to do freelance makeup work in Singapore. The school offers trial classes if you are unsure about committing.

AESTA is made up of Artemis Beauty, a homegrown boutique providing professional semi-permanent makeup services and Esta Hsu Makeup, one of the leading makeup artists in Singapore. They offer a range of makeup courses, from personal makeup courses to professional makeup courses, as well as Master courses for the experienced.

You will be provided with a Certificate of Completion after the course.

Accreditation: The school is not certified with CPE.

Duration: Please enquire with the school

Curriculum: Please enquire with the school

Course Fees: Please enquire with the school

D’Rose International Beauty Academy was established in 2020, but the makeup studio has been offering makeup courses since 2014. The professional course has been designed with current trends and demand in mind. Class sizes are small and according to the studio, the class can go toward International Baccalaureate diploma credit.

Accreditation: The school is not certified with CPE.

Duration: 50 hours (10 sessions, 5 hours each)

Curriculum: Use of cosmetics and tools, daily makeup/work makeup/dating makeup, Basic Hairstyles, current fashion makeup, makeup and styling of Japanese and Korean girl groups, Chinese makeup for stars, bridal makeup, Chinese style and ancient style makeup, Xiuhe suits bridal look

Course Fees: $2,680

Prospects: Improves your skills and opportunities to do freelance makeup work in Singapore.

The Asia Beauty-art-Experts Association (ABEA) started in Korea and, today, has branches and offices in Asia, South East Asia, Europe and the Americas. ABEA’s Makeup Masterclass comes with an artist make up kit, an ABEA Member Certificate and a Badge of Recognition, student consultation and support, and lifetime support from the association.

Group and one-to-one classes are available.

Accreditation:  The school is not certified with CPE.

Duration: 4 days

Curriculum: Makeup application and tips, photoshoot and modelling makeup, Korean Water Dew makeup

Course Fees: Please enquire with ABEA

Prospects: Improves your skills and opportunities to do freelance makeup work

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The Institute of Makeup Artistry offers a newly-launched course that, according to the school, is chock full of content and support for students. Written and taught by industry-leading makeup experts, they not only offer comprehensive learning materials and direct contact with a personal tutor, but also access to an exclusive Facebook group and a free website portfolio.

Accreditation: The school has received accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (US), and is a member of the International Accreditation and Recognition Council.

Duration: Self-paced, 24 weeks on average

Curriculum: 12 modules and 12 (graded assignments). Modules will cover theatre stage makeup, special effects makeup and character makeup, just to name a few. It will also teach you some tips and basics on how to be a freelance make-up artist. For more information, please download the course prospectus.

Course Fees: SGD 1099. Payment in instalments is available.

Prospects: Be equipped with the skills to work as a freelance makeup artist.

Taken any of these courses? Share your feedback with us below, or drop us a comment if you have any to recommend!

1 COMMENT

  1. Hi,

    My sister interest to attend Diploma in Makeup and Artistry course. Currently she staying overseas. How she can join this course in Singapore. Kindly advice

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