While some might argue that you can learn everything about doing makeup on YouTube, nothing still beats the interactive experience of studying and practicing techniques with a qualified instructor. Thankfully, we're not short of makeup classes here in Manila, so you have tons of options if you're looking to improve your brush-wielding skills. Start your journey as a pro makeup artist in the schools below!
1. Center for Aesthetic Studies (CAS)
This Makati-based, TESDA certified aesthetic school offers a wide range of programs, giving you the option to sign up for a certificate program for basic makeup, an intensive one-on-one course, or a masterclass that focuses on a specific technique like airbrush makeup. That said, if you're in a rush to learn, they also offer four-hour sessions for personal makeup, eye makeup, and hairstyling.
103 First Midland Building Gamboa St., Legazpi Village, Makati
Tel. no. 897 0383
2. Make Up Designory (MUD)
Make Up Designory, or more popularly known as MUD, hosts makeup workshops for aspiring makeup artists. Aside from learning professional techniques, MUD has its own line of products for you to practice with, too!
MUD Studio Manila 2/F Serendra Piazza Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Tel. no. 730 4472/0917 878 4438
3. Fashion Institute of the Philippines (FIP)
FIP isn't only for aspiring fashion designers, marketers, and stylists. The fashion school also offers an elective course on hair and makeup, where you can learn your way around cosmetics and hairstyling after eight sessions!
Ground Floor, Tuscan Condominium, 114 V.A. Rufino Street Legazpi Village, Makati
Tel. no. 817 0023
4. Maquillage Professional School of Makeup Artistry
MP's modules are designed to fit both beginners and experienced artists who wish to improve their skills. Some of their modules include face and body painting, bridal makeup, airbrush makeup, personal makeup, and general courses (including makeup photography!) for aspiring professional artists.
Unit C, Upper Ground Floor, F1 Hotel, 32nd St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Tel. no. 805 2514
5. SoFA Design Institute
In partnership with MAC Cosmetics, SoFA's basic makeup workshops aim to provide essential knowledge in skincare, tools, and application, including concepts in editorial, bridal, theater, and film/TV makeup in six three-hour sessions.
G/F Enzo Bldg., 399 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati
Tel. no. 478 4611 or 22 loc. 150