The Advanced Makeup Certificate Course

Code: MU04
17 Days IMA Foundation/Fashion/Photographic Make-up.
This is an exciting and intensive make-up course which incorporates both beauty and creative make-up.

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Advanced Makeup Certificate Course
Code: MU04
17 Days IMA Foundation / Fashion / Photographic Makeup.

This is an exciting and intensive make-up course in beauty, bridal and creative/fashion photographic make-up. This course includes a photoshoot, giving you essential experience for working on a professional model and with a pro photographer to start building your career’s portfolio. You will learn techniques and trends for catwalk (runway), television, and photographic make-up with fundamental understanding of the effect of lighting on make-up.

We provide an excellent range of top make-up brands, skin care products and equipment.

Train from London College of Make-up, offering the most recognized make-up qualification by recruitment companies in the Middle East.

  • You will learn with top international make-up artists on the course.
  • Our students get access to brand discounts including the MAC Pro card, Kryolan cosmetics, DermalogicaGrimas and many more.
  • Graduates get access to our aftercare scheme such as free masterclasses, job opportunities and many brand discounts.
  • You will have the opportunity to see how a professional Make-up Artist presents a portfolio, and receive advice on starting your own.

This is one of our most popular courses and promises to be exciting and motivating
for those who wish to become a professional Make-up Artist.

The course covers:

1- Beauty & Bridal Make-up:

  • Hygiene, health and safety.
  • Product research and awareness.
  • Brushes and tools knowledge.
  • Market and business awareness for the beauty & bridal industry.
  • Portfolio building knowledge and skills.
  • Full client consultation: skin analysis, face, eye & brow.
  • Skin types and conditions.
  • Skin care products.
  • Skin preparation: cleansing, toning, moisturizing and priming.
  • Colour-wheel theory and Colour correction
  • Choosing and application of foundation & concealer.
  • Learning about textures: cream, powder, matte, satin, shimmer, gloss, pigments and glitter.
  • Understanding the science behind mixing textures
  • Anatomy & Contouring: facial geometry and bone structure.
  • Powder application.
  • Cream and powder blushers.
  • Sun kissing/bronzing, shading, and highlighting in cream and powder.
  • Application of eye bases, eyeshadow makeup & blending.
  • Eye techniques: Day, Smokey, Cut-crease, Colour blocks.
  • Eyebrow products and eyebrow shaping with make-up
  • Liners and mascaras.
  • Application of false lashes both strip and individual.
  • Lipstick application.
  • Natural, medium and full coverage Make-up.
  • European Bridal Make-up.
  • Arabic & Asian Bridal Make-up
  • Mature Skin
  • Men’s Grooming
  • Theory and practical exams.

2 - Creative & Fashion Make-up:

  •  Fashion product research and awareness.
  • Brushes and tools knowledge.
  • Market and business awareness for the Fashion industry.
  • How to set career goals and market your services.
  • Portfolio building knowledge and skills.
  • Facecharts.
  • Catwalk make-up and backstage etiquette.
  • Editorial & Photographic Make-up.
  • 1960s vintage Twiggy make-up.
  • 50s vintage make-up : Marylin Monroe’s iconic look.
  • 20s vintage Make-up.
  • Eyebrow concealing/blocking.
  • Graphic eyeliner.
  • The effect of lighting on make-up.
  • Monochromatic make-up.
  • Holographic make-up.
  • Stencils
  • Color Photographic photo-shoot.
  • During the IMA course, you will be required to complete a portfolio/file and sit an examination which you must pass at 80% to gain your qualifications. An external examiner will come from London to evaluate the students in practical and theory tests.
  • IMA accreditation Exam: Is during your course.
    No need to come again on later date to do the international exam.

The International Make-up Association

  Dates & Timings:


  • 17 Days – Full Time Course.
  • From: Monday To: Friday (9:30 Am – 05 PM)
  • IMA accreditation Exam: Is during your course.
    No need to come again on later date to do the international exam

  1. Start: (08 January 2024), End: (30 January 2024) Fully Booked
  2. Start: (19 February 2024), End: (12 March 2024) Fully Booked
  3. Start: (16 April 2024), End: (08 May 2024) Fully Booked
  4. Start: (24 June 2024), End: (17 July 2024) [Register Now]
  5. Start: (05 August 2024), End: (13 September 2024)
  6. Start: (16 September 2024), End: (25 October 2024)
  7. Start: (28 October 2024), End: (19 November 2024)



    You will receive the following items by the college for your course:

    • All Products are supplied by College.
    • Registration with IMA.
    • IMA MakeUp Application Book (Red).
    • IMA Course Notes Book.
    • IMA Examination.
    • Portfolio Building (One Photo-shoots with Professional Models).
    • No Hidden or extra fees.

    Total Course Cost: AED15,500
    Early-Bird Discount: AED13,500

    Save AED2,000 off with Early-Bird Discount.

    (*) Excluding Taxes


    1- IMA Make-up Application Certificate.

    2- LCM Creative Make-up Certificate Course.

    3- LCM Asian & Arabic Make-up Certificate Course.

    Accredited by: KHDA

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates



    • No previous experience required.
    • Casual dress code.
    • A good Level of English is required.
    • You are only required to bring your own set of professional make-up brushes: (14 different brushes minimum).
    • You will practice with a class-mate therefore you must be willing to have make-up applied on you as well as applying it to others.
    • Photographic evidence of make-up will be required for all students.
    • The minimum age for entry to this course is 18 years – no exceptions.
    • There is no upper age limit. 




    All the Make-up are supplied by College

    At LCM we only use the best of products and equipment in the industry to provide you with the finest learning experience. A vast range of top make-up brands are supplied for class use. Learn more!

    Student Discounts

    1. MAC Pro Card: Once you finish your make-up course and receive your qualification, you will be eligible to apply for a MAC Pro Card which offers a 40% discount.
    2. Kryolan Discount Card: Once you finish your make-up course, you will get a customized Kryolan Discount Card which offers a 20% discount on all the SFX Make-up products.
    3. Dermalogica, 15% discount for LCM Students.

    College Location & Facilities

    • Our college is located in the heart of Dubai Knowledge Park. It is an educational free trade zone campus that provides facilities for training and learning institutions.
    • It is easily accessible by Metro (10 minutes’ walk )
    • It is easily accessible by Tram ( 3 minutes’ walk )
    • It is easily accessible by Bus ( 1 minute walk )
    • Valet Parking services & Street Parking are also available. 

    Portfolio Building (1 Professional Photo-shoots)

    During the course you will have one Studio Color photo-shoot with Professional Models. Teaching the high standards of working professionally in a studio environment.


    Career Opportunities

    1- LCM is the only college providing work opportunities for our graduates with MAC cosmetics to be one of the MAC Makeup artist via Alshaya group in UAE, On completion of your course with the College, LCM will forward & recommend your name to apply for a full-time role with MAC Cosmetics in UAE.

    2- LCM offers work experience through our close connections with the Beauty industry, Fashion shows, Magazines, TV, Dubai Opera, and many more.

    3- We have a variety of contacts to who we forward the details of our students to once they finished the course.

    4- The graduates will be contacted directly by the company/employer if there is any job placement with them and for their recruitment.

    5- You will get access to the Group of “London College of Make-up Careers” on Facebook

    6- Internships for Top graduates with London College of Make-up.

    Our Qualifications are truly international

    We provide an industry benchmark for make-up artists and those who want to employ make-up artists.
    Most fashion make-up houses who employ pro staff would require a recognized independent qualifications to show that the employee has the standard level of understanding in hygiene, application and client care.

    How to Register for this Course ?

    Follow the 3 easy steps >>

    The college takes bookings on a first-come first-serve basis and seats are only booked once a payment is made.



    Call For Inquiry

    +971 4 454 7 686


    Fill out the E-form and submit it online. 


    To complete your booking please pay a 50% deposit of course fees, Payment can be made by any of the following:

    • Online Payment Link by: Visa or MasterCard (Debit/Credit) cards
    • Bank transfer / Account deposit.
    • ATM cash deposit.
    • Cheque payable to: “London College of Make-up FZ-LLC”.
    • Cash payment – at the college.


    Approval & Confirmation:
    Once your application has been approved and we received your payment, we will reply to you with a confirmation of your booking.

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