Make-up (Professional)

Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Professional Make-up
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Professional Make-up Practitioner
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Be eligible for full membership of The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

This course takes an in-depth look at the structure of the face and skin, the types and conditions of the skin, the make-up of the cosmetics themselves, and situations in which certain products should not be used.  Another element of the course deals with the setting up of your working environment, and how to work with clients.


  • Lesson One
    • Making Preparations
      • The Working Area
      • Equipment
      • Materials and Other Items
      • Personal Appearance
  • Lesson Two
    • The Client Consultation
      • Contraindications to Make-Up
      • Skin Types
  • Lesson Three
    • Cleansing Routines
      • Cleansers
      • Toners
      • Moisturisers
      • Exfoliants
      • Preparation of the Client
      • Method for Cleansing, Toning and Moisturising the Skin
  • Lesson Four
    • Make-Up Products and their Application
      • Concealer
      • Foundation
      • Powder
      • Eyeliner
  • Lesson Five
    • Shading and Contouring
      • Face Shape and Structure
      • Making Corrections
      • Applying Contouring Colours
      • Applying Eyeshadow
  • Lesson Six
    • Other Make-up Products and Applications for Eyes and Lips/Corrections for Eye, Nose and Lip Shapes
      • Eyebrow Pencil
      • Mascara
      • Lipliner
      • Lipstick
      • Eyes
      • Nose
      • Lips
  • Lesson Seven
    • The Skin/ Facial Imperfections, Conditions and Treatment
      • Composition
      • Factors Causing Damage to the Skin
      • Functions of the Skin
      • Facial Imperfections, Conditions and Treatment
  • Lesson Eight
    • Make-Up to Suit the Occasion
      • Choosing Foundation
      • Choosing Powder, Lipstick and Eyeshadow
      • Daytime Make-Up
      • Evening Make-Up
  • Lesson Nine
    • Additional Notes and Tips
      • Glasses and Contact Lenses
      • Treatment Procedure
      • Sterilisation Methods
  • Lesson Ten
    • Useful Background Knowledge
      • Product Ingredients
      • Chemicals Used in Cosmetic Make-Up
      • Professional Ethics
      • Hygiene Procedures Required
      • Client Liaison
      • Legislation

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.