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If You Really Want To Learn About Makeup, Then Go To School

Check out the Center for Aesthetics and Visual Arts.
If You Really Want To Learn About Makeup, Then Go To School Check out the Center for Aesthetics and Visual Arts.

You spend all those hours reading and watching our makeup tutorials, practicing on yourself, your little sister or niece, and you feel like a pro. Thing is, you’re not. Tutorials work, you do learn a few tips and tricks, but there are just some techniques best learned with a hands-on mentor—one who can direct you accordingly, share with you secrets that can’t be taught online, and guide you every step of the way until you perfect that airbrush technique you see on the cover of magazines. If you want to take your skills to the next level, we suggest taking up classes. Why not? It’s fun, it will earn you credentials, and most of all, school is still a good place for learning. Who knows, this might be your ticket to the business, plus your opportunity to work with us one day.

No clue where to start?


We suggest you check out The Center for Aesthetics and Visual Arts or CAVA. A beauty hub strategically located along Timog Avenue in Quezon City, CAVA is the brainchild of makeup guru, Hazel Gonzales. Priding itself for bringing anyone who is willing to learn one step closer to becoming an artist, both up-and-coming talents and veterans alike are welcome to the join in the fun.  

Why CAVA, you ask?

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First of all, you would want to learn from the best. In this makeup school, a dynamic group of individuals—who are not only expert professionals excelling in their craft, but are also trained and recognized even in other parts of the globe—will be your mentors. Hazel Gonzales, Kay Rodriguez, Cecille Rebollos, Chiqui Ortiz-Dingcong, and Apple Fara-on will be imparting their proficient knowledge in the biz.

Will I have to bring my own makeup?


At the beginning of the course, students will be given a list of items they will need to purchase, which they can get at a discounted price from the school. The fee for the basic conventional courses comes with a 6-shade RCMA cream foundation palette plus RCMA no color powder. Brushes on the other hand will be provided for school use. CAVA is in partnership with big cosmetic brands such as MAC, Nars, Laura Mercier, and with Digital Traincase for the RCMA and Viseart line of products.  

What are the courses and programs they offer?

There are two courses you can choose from: Fundamentals of Beauty Makeup (P28,000 for 40 hours) for the newbies and Advanced Beauty Makeup for the more experienced ones (P30,000 for 50 hours).

There are also four short programs you can choose from:

Basic Airbrush Makeup- 8 hours, P12,0000

Advanced Airbursh Makeup- 8 hours, P12,000

Multi-media Makeup- 12 hours, P15,000

Multi-racial Bridal Makeup -12 hours, P15,000


You know what they say, right? "Find something you love, and you will never work a day in your life." If deep in your gut you know that makeup is for you, or if you simply want to learn something new, give it a try. 

CAVA is located at Unit 305, Victoria Towers, Timog Ave. corner Panay Ave., Quezon City. You may also visit their website: For inquiries, call +63.917.683CAVA+632.504.2282, or send an e-mail at

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