Adelaide Makeup Courses


Face Agency offers a wide variety of in-person makeup and hairstyling courses suited for anyone from a beginner to an experienced makeup artist. Our Personal Makeup & Image Course is a great way to receive one on one, personalised tips and advice on how to master your personal makeup and give it a professional look. During your course, you will gain valuable insights into the makeup industry and learn core fundamentals like colour matching foundations, contouring and eyeshadow styles for different eye shapes.

Within our walls you’ll find a caring community that values creativity and nurtures confidence. You will meet industry insiders and expert professionals who will guide you, mentor you, and set you up for success. Whether your focus will be fashion, beauty or bridal, our part-time programs can lead to unlimited possibilities within the makeup and hairstyling industry.

Our makeup courses are the perfect way to equip yourself with specialist skills and knowledge needed to enter the hair and makeup industry with confidence. Master the techniques and become a skilful makeup artist and/or hairstylist with our Professional Makeup Artistry, Professional Hair Stylist and Creative & SFX Makeup courses.

Professional Makeup Artistry

Make Makeup your life and freelance your lifestyle with our part-time Professional Makeup Artistry Course. Gain the tools and techniques to build a flexible creative career on your own terms. Train with award-winning industry experts at our local training facility.

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Intro to Hairstyling

This immersive course will train you to style hair beautifully for special events, photo shoots, fashion runway shows and events, and weddings. Specially designed for makeup artists and hairstylists, this course is great for professionals who want a career in freelance hairstyling or just want to expand their existing skills and knowledge. From curls, waves, volume blow dries to power ponies and low textured knots – take your hairstyling skills from beginner to advance with this hands-on intensive short course.

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Creative & SFX Makeup

The Creative and SFX Makeup Course can open new doors into the film, magazine, theatre and TV industry. If you are already a makeup artist or would like to start a new career in the creative/special effects makeup industry, this course can offer you the techniques, confidence and understanding to allow you to participate in the field as a creative, theatre and SFX makeup artist.

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Short Makeup Courses & Workshops

Our workshops allow you to learn a new skill or develop an existing skill with access to current products and techniques delivering by industry professionals – from natural beauty to gore and glam and everything inbetween! Whether you are looking to add skills to your existing makeup artistry business or if you are looking to learn tips and tricks on how to perfect your own look and makeup skills, Face Agency has a course for you.

Personal Makeup & Image

Personal Makeup and Image is a personalised, one on one training session. Delivered over three hours with an experienced makeup educator, this session is ideal for those wanting to learn professional techniques to apply their own makeup.

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Lash Extensions

Learn the knowledge, and the fundamental techniques to applying lash extensions. Gain practical experience to equip you with the skills to add lash extensions to your freelance business.

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Airbrushing

Airbrushing is a new innovative way of applying professional makeup. Airbrushing enables makeup artists to apply foundation using a cosmetic spray gun to give the client an amazing flawless coverage. Over two airbrushing sessions you will learn how to assemble and clean the equipment, the application process for
airbrush foundation and eyeshadow as well as some creative techniques and stencilling.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many people will be in my makeup course?

At Face Agency, we like to keep our classes small, allowing us to take a more personalised approach to teaching makeup and to be able best to assist our students throughout their education at Face Agency.

How long will my makeup course take?

Most Face Agency makeup & hair courses vary in length from 6 to 14 weeks with our longer Professional Makeup Industry, Creative & SFX courses. We also offer several short courses & workshops that only take 1 – 2 lessons

Is your makeup store open to the public?

Yes! Both our Face Agency and Simply Fierce online & instore makeup stores sell directly to the public as well as to trade. 

Can I get a discount for your makeup store?

All Face Agency Graduates and students are eligible for 20% off the RRP of professional makeup products at the Face Agency makeup store & Simply Fierce

Will I be able to work as a makeup artist after graduation?

Our makeup courses will equip you with the skills, knowledge and professional etiquette to begin your career as a makeup artist in a retail setting or starting your own business, working as a freelance makeup artist. If you are already working in the industry and would like to further your abilities and services you offer, our SFX Makeup & Intro to Hairstyling courses are a great way to expand upon your current skillset. 

Do I need a model for my course?

There are at times throughout our courses that you may require a model. You will be able to find out if you need a model for your specific course by speaking to one of our friendly trainers before your registration.

Are the courses in person or online?

Our classes are taught in person at our makeup school. With each course, you also will be given access to our online training platform which houses a wide range of course notes and lessons that you will be able to refer back to after completing your course.

What is included in the makeup kit?

Your Face Agency makeup kit will include various products & tools from industry-leading professional makeup brands such as Kryolan, Paris Berlin and Ben Nye. Some of the products in your kit will include

  • Kryolan Training Brush Set 
  • Ben Nye Harmony Diverse Palette
  • Ben Nye Classy Chic Eye & Blush Palette 
  • Ben Nye Concealer Palette
  • And Lots More!

To find out the latest Face Agency makeup kit inclusions, send us a message or speak to one of our skilled teachers.

Why Choose Face Agency For  Your Makeup Course

Looking to launch your career as a makeup artist? Look no further than Adelaide’s leading makeup academy Face Agency and learn from our expert instructors. Our teaching takes a hands-on approach so that all of our students can develop their competencies and practical skills to stand out as expert makeup artists in the industry. Make friends and industry connections with other makeup artists, photographers and more while having fun and learning how to turn your passion for makeup into your career at Face Agency Adelaide!

Makeup doesn’t have to be a side hobby or business, with endless opportunities to grow and be involved in various events or projects such as weddings, photoshoots, film production, TV shows, live shows, fashion shows, fashion magazines. You can decide which areas you want to work in, if you have a flair for intricate special-effects makeup, there are opportunities in theatre, film & tv just to name a few. Likewise, if you enjoy creating gorgeous eyeshadow looks and flawless faces then you will love working in events, weddings & fashion editorial. Your career in makeup can take you wherever you want to go, our team at Face Agency is there to support you in making industry connections and to help you kick start your career in makeup.

Our professional makeup course is the perfect way to break into the makeup industry and learn the fundamentals of makeup artistry, such as colour theory, foundation matching, facial analysis, and much more! These topics will provide you with a combination of knowledge and practical skills that will set you apart as a makeup artist.

All of our Adelaide makeup courses have a strong focus on both theory and practical skills, the theoretical topics taught at the start of the courses take all of the guesswork out of working on clients such as which contouring foundation shade or contouring pattern will best suit a clients face shape. If you’re trying to copy looks you’ve been inspired by, you’ll quickly realise that they do not look the same! You need to adapt your technique and placement to suit your client’s skin. Knowing how to create looks on different faces is the difference between an amateur and a professional makeup artist.

We follow on from these theoretical lessons and get to the fun part. Our instructors will spend dozens of hours teaching you different makeup techniques, trips & tricks for different styles of makeup and of course, you will get to spend a lot of your time at Face Agency practising and perfecting your craft and the helpful and insightful guidance of our instructors.

If you are already working in the industry as a makeup artist and are looking to expand the beauty services that you offer, Face agency also offers a range of short courses to educate and develop your skills. Some of the short courses we offer include, an introduction to hairstyling, lash extensions and our airbrushing course. We are constantly looking at offering different short courses and evaluating how we can best educate and assist the makeup artists of South Australia.