AOFM International diploma 
In professional Freelance makeup artistry

Plus FREE advanced course  internationally accredited by BABTAC


Whats included...

Expert mentors
educational videos
AOFM + MAC kit
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Spread across 19 modules spanning the foundation to advanced makeup techniques, giving you the confidence and skills to become a successful professional makeup artist.

How long is the course?
If you had to complete one assignment per week, it would take about 4 to 5 months finish. Here, our students have the flexibility to complete all their assignments sooner depending on their personal availability.
How do we Teach?
Some lessons are pre-recorded in our studios, others are on location around the world. Where you would experience the real working environment and what is expected of you on location as a pro makeup artist.
Do I get someone to help me?
You will be assigned to your very one personal mentor who will be hands on from the very start to the very end of your training. Your mentor will assess your assignments, tests and all course work. Also, have live video chats with your mentor throughout your course to assess your work and give you feedback.

1. Introduction to Pro Makeup
  • Building Your Professional Makeup Kit
  • Pro Makeup Hygiene Essentials
  • The Professional Brush Set – Understanding Your Brushes
  • Designing a Face Chart
  • Module 1 Assessment
2. Professional Skincare
  • Fundamentals of Skincare
  • Preparing the Skin for Professional Makeup
  • A Journey Through Skincare with Dermalogica – Product Masterclass
  • Module 2 Assessment
3. Advanced Foundation Techniques: The Professional Canvas
  • Fundamentals of Foundation
  • Primers – The Perfect Base
  • Corrective Foundation Techniques
  • Designer Foundation Application
  • Monochromatic Look
  • Complimentary Look
  • Colour Theory
  • Module 3 Assessment
4. Define, Contour & Bronze Techniques
  • Defining and Contouring
  • Sunkissed and Bronzed
  • The Perfect Blush
  • Module 4 Assessment
5. Creating Precision Brows
  • Precision Brows 1
  • Precision Brows 2
  • Precision Brows 3
  • Precision Brows 4
  • Precision Brows 5
  • Module 5 Assessment
6. Eye Makeup Techniques
  • Liner & Lashes
  • Enhancing the Eyes
  • Convertible Eyes: Day to Night Look
  • The Black Smokey Eye
  • The Creative Smokey Eye
  • Professional Techniques for Lashes – Individual Lashes
  • Professional Techniques for Lashes – Strip Lashes
  • Module 6 Assessment
7. Professional Techniques for Lips
  • Beauty & Creative Lips 1
  • Beauty & Creative Lips 2
  • Beauty & Creative Lips 3
  • Beauty & Creative Lips 4
  • Module 7 Assessment
8. Professional Bridal Makeup Techniques
  • The Classic Bride
  • Professional Bridal Makeup – Part 1
  • Professional Bridal Makeup – Part 2
  • A Journey Through Bridal Makeup
  • Module 8 Assessment
9. Live Assessment and Private One-To-One With Your Mentor
10. Makeup for Different Ethnicities
  • Makeup for Asian Skin Tones
  • Makeup for Darker Skin Tones
  • Makeup for Indian Skin Tones
  • Makeup for Ethnic Skin Tones
  • Makeup for Darker Skin Tones 2
  • Makeup for Asian Skin Tones 2
  • Module 10 Assessment
11. Celebrity Red Carpet Beauty
  • Celebrity Red Carpet Beauty
  • Module 11 Assessment
12. Makeup Techniques for Mature Clients
  • Makeup Techniques for Mature Clients
  • Module 12 Assessment
13. Professional Male Makeup & Grooming
  • Professional Male Makeup & Grooming
  • Men’s Grooming: Viktor & Rolf at Paris Fashion Week
  • Male Grooming: DAKS at Milan Fashion Week
  • Module 13 Assessment
14. Creative & Conceptual Makeup Techniques
  • Creative & Conceptual Makeup Techniques 1
  • Creative & Conceptual Makeup Techniques 2
  • Module 14 Assessment
15. Creative Periods
  • Makeup Inspired by the 1920s
  • Makeup Inspired by the 1960s
  • Makeup Inspired by the 1980s
  • Module 15 Assessment
16. Fashion Runway & Fashion and Beauty shoots
  • A Journey Through Runway in Moscow
  • A Journey Through Beauty Editorial Part 1
  • A Journey Through Beauty Editorial Part 2
  • A Journey Through Beauty Editorial Part 3
  • A Journey Through Runway in London
  • A Journey Through Fashion Editorial in Paris
  • A Journey Through Runway in Tokyo
  • Module 16 Assessment
17. Body Art {Bonus Course}
  • Body Art Kit Fundamentals
  • Body Art Techniques
  • Body Art A-Z
  • Module 17 Assessment
18. Professional Airbrush Techniques {Bonus Course}
  • Fundamentals of Professional Airbrush
  • Professional Airbrush Beauty
  • The Lady Gaga Look – Airbrush & Body Techniques
  • Module 18 Assessment
19. LIVE FINAL Assessment and Private One-To-One With Your Mentor

Payment options for all…

Your course will begin as soon as you enrol, You can take as long as like as you like to complete your course & can work at your own pace with the guidance of your personal mentor. Throughout the duration of your course you will be required to work on a model - a friend or family member will be perfect for this.
**FREE world-wide AOFM + MAC Pro makeup kit shipping
Why we are consistently rated “Excellent”
Become A Certified  Professional Makeup Artist With Our Prestigious Diploma!

Once you have completed your course modules, assignments and personal final exam with your private mentor, you will be awarded your diploma, sent directly from the AOFM headquarters in London. We are very proud of our exemplary training standards and you can have peace of mind you will experience the same high quality as an online student as our campus-based students.
Bonus course

Choose your advanced specialist course
Internationally Accredited by BABTAC 

Not only will you receive a diploma certified by our International makeup academy but enhance your knowledge by selecting a FREE advanced specialist course, accredited by the world-renowned British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology, who are sought after by students due to being renowned for their high standards. You can also be confident that as a student you will be guaranteed to qualify for insurance.

BABTAC certificate in
Professional Body Art

Taught by the world's most famous body painter, Caroline Roper. Holding the worlds number one body painter designer title of first place for 3 years awarded by the world body painting federation, Roper is at the top of her game. Caroline will guide you though all the steps of applying body paint this will include kit essentials, all of the application techniques you could ever need and of course her top secret tips and tricks.

BABTAC certificate in
Professional Airbrush Makeup

You will learn professional airbrush tips, tricks and techniques using the world’s leading airbrush machine TEMPTU, from world-renowned celebrity makeup artist Dani Fonseca Dani will teach the A-Z on how to create beauty and fashion makeup looks. Dani will also teach you looks she created on her client Lady Gaga.
optional bonus   
Take your course to the next level with an additional 3rd certificate awarded and endorsed by CIBTAC
(Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) is government-regulated and approved awarding organisation. CIBTAC is regarded as one of the worlds most prestigious international beauty industry accreditations.  The online schools you will find will have no physical training locations or true industry presence. because we do we are able to offer our students truly industry global recognition giving them a  superior head start than any other Online makeup school.

Online training like no other

We have created the very first online, personal, video assessment platform.  No other online makeup school offers a live one-on-one mentor who will be with you throughout every step of your online training.  You will have live assessments using video conferencing in the middle of your makeup course and for your final assessment.

As a student of AOFM Online you will graduate with a personal conference call with your personal mentor who will talk to you about your strengths, weaknesses and ways you can improve. You will also receive a live answer regarding your pass, followed by a signed certificate from our London head office.

50+ Online Video Tutorials

WIth over 35 hours of tutorial training, taught by 50 top international makeup artists, you can sit back and enjoy learning from the world's makeup elite.

Private One to One

AOFM's revolutionary personal PRO-FILE dashboard gives you your very own personal and private mentor to guide you through every step.

My Private Shopper

We have created the first ever private shopper experience where we take you on a private tour of some of the world's top makeup bands both in stores and even their head offices.

Learn from the industry’s elite

Learn from more than 40 of the world’s leading makeup artists and the industry’s elite.

Our makeup artists work with world-famous fashion magazines, Celebrities and leading fashion designer.s   Once you are enrolled you will be assigned a personal and private mentor who will be on-call to help you through every step of your course.

Your personal

AOFM has designed a revolutionary, state-of-the-art personalised PRO-FILE system for our online students. Once you enrol in our programme you will be able to upload and create your own personal file, then we will connect you directly with your very own private mentor who will guide you through every step of your course.
Not only that, but you will be able to upload, check past work and see your results through our specially designed progress graph. You will be able to liaise with your personal mentor and work towards unlocking special extra free rewards which will become available to you as you progress through your training. The one feature that sets AOFM ONLINE makeup school apart from other online programmes is that we offer the huge training advantage of live one-on-one video chats with your private mentor throughout your training. What could be better than that?!
 on more than 400 brands 
With over a decade of building relationships with the biggest brands in the cosmetic industry. It enables AOFM to offer an unrivalled amount of discounts on products and brands to help build their pro makeup kits such as Bobbi Brown, Makeup Forever, MAC, A La Carte, Charlotte Tilbury and 100s more.

Your journey with us doesn't
stop upon completion

Ongoing private aftercare masterclasses with the world’s top brands including Chanel, NARS, Make Up For Ever, British Vogue and top industry guest speakers. The opportunity of joining our backstage Pro team and traveling the world with us. 


What is an online makeup school?
An online course is just another form of education with all the perks of being in a classroom but done remotely. It's suitable for those who just can’t commit to travelling to a studio or an education center. We have designed our online course so you feel that you are learning in a one-to-one environment with your mentor. You have the ability to communicate all your questions to your personal mentor and also get the experience of being backstage at major industry events. This online course is unique in its way of making you feel like you have done it in a studio and not from the comfort of your own home.
Is is possible to learn effectively online?
Absolutely! Learning how to apply makeup online is all about watching and learning but most importantly practicing. It is also about understanding the tools and products that are required to achieve specific looks. You will be learning how to create these looks from some of the best artists in the industry in a step-by-step format. The best way to ensure that you are learning the techniques taught to you whilst learning is to practice as much as possible on your model, a friend or family member will be needed for each module.
What is different about AOFM's online makeup school?
We have created an online course that is more interactive than any other course available. Our tutorial videos are easy to watch with an in depth step-by-step process, displaying all the tips, techniques, products and tools used. No other education institute can give you this amount of extra footage to watch and learn from. We have over 100 videos of the AOFM team working backstage at Fashion Weeks in New York, London, Paris, Milan, Berlin, Moscow and Tokyo. AOFM will also bring you along on a journey through editorial shoots in Paris and London. There is really no other online school that offers what we have available to you, all from the comfort of your own home.
The truth about qualifications?
This is the bitter truth, there are no qualifications required to becoming a makeup artist. It is all about your skill, the way you network yourself, build contacts and relationships in the industry. AOFM is here to give you all the necessary skills and insider knowledge about the industry but it is all up to you once you complete the course. 
How do I join the Academy?
To apply to join the Academy is very simple, just click “Enrol Now” 
Once your application has been approved by a member of our team you will be able to log in, set up your profile & being your journey into the world of professional makeup artistry!
How long does the course take to complete?
It is completely up to you! You are given lifetime access to complete the course - but during that time it is down to you how often you study and submit your work, there are hours and hours of footage to view with the AOFM Online school. Throughout the duration of the course you will have to complete the videos in a pre-arranged order. After each module you are responsible to complete your online assessment with your mentor. Once your assessment has been critiqued and you have passed, you will then gain access to the next module of videos. Throughout the series of online tutorial videos, you will also be rewarded access to AOFM’s FREE rewards, which include Your Private Shopper, Your Backstage Pass and Your Private Masterclass. Once graduated, you are given lifetime access to our aftercare programe - there is definitely no shortage of educational videos so it all depends on the time you have to watch and learn!
What does the course fee include?
The course fee includes access to 17 sections containing all of the tutorial videos that guide you to becoming a professional makeup artist. Along with the educational tutorial videos you will gain access to a number of exclusive AOFM Masterclasses led by some of the industry's elite talent and influential leaders. AOFM is also the only online school to offer a Backstage Pass to over 100 shows for London, New York, Milan, Paris, Berlin, Moscow, and Tokyo fashion weeks! Here you will see step-by-steps for the looks created and have the opportunity to re-create them in the comfort of your own home. We will also take you on a Private Shopping journey to some of the best cosmetic brands, giving you insider knowledge about leading products, this will guide you when building your makeup kit. If you have decided to purchase the course with kit option - you will also receive a 21-piece starter kit from MAC Cosmetics along with a 24 piece AOFM pro Tool Collection Brush set, a 6-piece Dermalogica skincare kit a set of Barbara Carranza professional tweezers, and AOFM Face Charts for you to document your work, this all comes in the famous AOFM glossy black box and is delivered to your door.
How will I receive my kit and is everything I need included in it?
After you have joined AOFM online, your kit will be delivered to your door, we use DHL for all of our shipments. Your kit has been expertly pieced together so we can give you the products you’ll need to begin your education however there will be products recommended to you throughout that you will might like to buy. The products included in the kit are entirely subject to availability, if for any reason an included product is unavailable, it will be substituted without notice. 
Where is AOFM based?
The home of AOFM is in the creative heart of central London, Soho. We also provide studio-based training in New York, Paris & Dubai. This, along with our global travels to the fashion capitals of the world for Fashion Week and other industry events, means we have unrivalled experience of the makeup industry across the globe resulting in AOFM being the leading makeup school.
What kind of Aftercare and Support do I receive after I have completed the course?
As an online graduate you will receive unlimited access to Your Private Shopper, Your Private Masterclass and Your Backstage Pass. AOFM will be updating this continually so you will be up to date at all times with what’s going on in the fashion industry. 
Will I receive a certificate after completing the online course?
Yes, once you have completed your online course, passed your qualifying one-to-one examination and have received your feedback from your personal mentor, you will receive a certificate sent to you from our academy in London.
Do you offer any payment plan schemes?
We do have a Monthly payment plan in place, and also a Monthly Subscription offer - please check out the course fees page for full details.
What separates AOFM Online from tutorials that I can find on YouTube?

AOFM’s teachers are industry leading freelance makeup artists who collectively specialize in every area of the industry, this alongside the unique format of learning with your personal mentor that can answer any questions you may have will ensure that you get an optimised learning experience that is tailored to your own learning requirements. It is through 10 years of campus based education that AOFM can confidently bridge the gap between a classroom learning experience and learning from the comfort of your own home as you work towards receiving certification as a qualified professional freelance makeup artist. Whilst YouTube tutorials can offer you one person’s opinions on technique or product preference, we give you a well-rounded unbiased education that will ensure that you know everything you need to know when embarking on your new career as a professional makeup artistry. 

What is your association with MAC Cosmetics?
MAC Cosmetics is a world leading professional makeup brand that is used by the top freelance makeup artists all over the world. 
MAC work with schools who qualify for their support making sure that the schools meet their criteria. Here at AOFM, we are proud to work closely with MAC and we are honored to offer our students amazing products to start their journey in professional makeup artistry, but that's not all! We are also proud to offer our students in the USA and Canada a MAC Pro student discount. As soon as you sign up to AOFM online you will be eligible to apply for your MAC pro student discount card. Taking advantage of an amazing discount and the MAC pro community. We are the ONLY online makeup school to offer this to our students. If you’re not based in the USA or Canada, don't worry, your will be able to apply for Mac pro discount card after completing your course with us and are working as a freelance makeup artist.  
Once you start your course you'll be able to register for your discount card* and on your way to building your professional makeup kit. 
*For residents of the United Kingdom, North America & Canada.
What discounts do I get?
As well as our unique relationship with MAC cosmetics, we offer our students access to a database of brands from all four corners of the world, this includes iconic brands such as Giorgio Armani, Smashbox, Bobbi Brown, Inglot etc. as well as up a coming brands & also professional makeup supplies stores that can offer student and professional discounts on thousands of products from hundreds of brands.
Now that I have trained, how do I become a successful makeup artist and start making money?
Training, assisting, testing and lots of practice are all key to becoming a successful makeup artist.  However, commitment, dedication, networking and building contacts in the industry are also essential elements to ensure you have a good chance of doing really well.  It's known to be a tough industry to crack, but once you get your foot in the door then you will be flying. And here at AOFM we aim to give you that foot through the door. Some makeup artists may already have industry contacts, which will help them to get ahead quite quickly while others will have to knock on a lot of doors to be given opportunities, if you are willing to put in the legwork it usually pays off.  
You will need to start building your makeup kit to a professional level.  Think of it as an investment that you can work on building-up slowly.  It is important when starting out not to buy the most expensive materials until you really need them.  Spend your money on the products that truly require quality - like skincare, foundations, concealers and eyeshadows.  As for lipsticks, lip glosses, eye pencils and lip pencils it is better to go for cheaper versions to start with. Most cosmetic brands in the industry will offer working makeup artists a professional discount on their products, you can use our extensive database of these brands to find which of them you can use to optimise your kit.  
Make strong connections with photographers, stylists and hairstylists who are also starting out in the industry.  Build a team that you can trust and test with regularly to help build your portfolio.
Assisting is one of the best ways to kick start your career, If you work alongside an artist who is already successful and works regularly in the industry, this will give you the experience and knowledge about how to be professional on set.  You will also be able to pick up any tips and techniques from the makeup artist you are assisting.  It is very important for you to understand that most assisting positions are unpaid. It is also important for you to learn and develop new skills, build up your speed and confidence, consider it as free training!