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Passionate about makeup and looking to start somewhere? A beginner makeup course could be just what you need. With so many courses available, picking the right one might seem overwhelming. Here's a simple guide to help you decide.

Where to Find Beginner Makeup Courses

Looking for makeup courses for beginners? There's a mix of both in-person and online options available. With the rise of online learning, many are enjoying the convenience of studying at their own pace.

You can find tutorials everywhere – from YouTube to social media. There are also structured courses, like those at Online Courses Australia.

When choosing a course, consider what you hope to achieve, how much time you can commit, and what aligns with your makeup interests.

The Different Types of Makeup Courses for Beginners

  • Makeup Fundamentals: These cover the basics – from how to choose and apply foundation to mastering the eyeliner flick.
  • Bridal Makeup: Learn the subtleties of creating the perfect look for the big day.
  • Special Effects Makeup: Dive into the world of movie magic with techniques for creating scars, wounds, and more.
  • Skincare Fundamentals: Learn the fundamentals of how to achieve a flawless base to make your makeup application shine.
  • Makeup Bundles: Learn how to apply makeup, the fundamentals of eyelash extensions and lash tint, how to run your own makeup business and more. Check out OCA’s Beauty Business Bundle.

Why not take your career to the next level with a Makeup Artistry Course Bundle + Kit? Learn everything you need to know with three comprehensive makeup courses rolled into one affordable price.

Comparing Beginner Makeup Courses

When choosing a beginner makeup course, it might be tempting to pick cheap or free courses.

However, if you’re serious about turning your passion for makeup into a career, the free learning route is unlikely to get you there.

YouTube/Free Online Makeup Courses Vs Online Courses Australia

  YouTube/Free Online Makeup Courses Online Courses Australia (OCA)
Cost Usually free or minimally priced Investment in structured learning
Content Variety Broad variety from various sources Tailored, systematic courses
Relevancy May lack Australian standards Designed for the Australian market
Learning Structure Random tutorials, no progression Clear progression from beginner to advanced
Support Limited or none Access to industry experts
Primary Benefit Casual learning Professional growth & comprehensive knowledge

Bottom Line

For a casual peek into makeup, YouTube is fine. But if you're aiming for professional growth or comprehensive knowledge, OCA's structured courses stand out as a clear choice.

OCA’s Beauty Courses in Detail

Feature/ Criteria Beauty Business Bundle + Kits Eyelash Extension Course Bundle Makeup Artistry Course Bundle Makeup Fundamentals Masterclass Apply Makeup Masterclass Eyelash Lift & Tint Course
Study Hours 440 80 200 60 80 25
Main Focus Comprehensive Beauty Business Eyelash Extensions Comprehensive Makeup Artistry Makeup Basics Applying Makeup Lash Lift & Tint
Kit Included Yes (Value: $1400AUD) Yes (Value: $700AUD) Yes (Value: $700AUD) No No Yes (Value: $450AUD)
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Do I need prior experience to take a beginner course?

Nope! Beginner courses are specifically tailored to accommodate individuals who are new to makeup. They start from the very basics, ensuring everyone can follow along, regardless of their prior experience or knowledge.

How long does a beginner makeup course typically last?

The length of a beginner makeup course can vary widely based on the curriculum. Typically, courses can span anywhere from a few weeks for more concise programs to several months for courses that offer a deeper dive into techniques and practices.

What kind of jobs can I get after a beginner makeup course?

After completing a beginner makeup course, you'll have the foundation to pursue various roles in the beauty industry. Some potential job opportunities include retail makeup artist positions in beauty stores, makeup consultant roles, or even starting as a freelance makeup artist catering to events like weddings or photoshoots. With experience and further specialisation, there's potential to work in salons, spas, or even branch into areas like theatrical or media makeup. 

Get Started in the Makeup & Beauty Industry Today

Learn everything you need to know about makeup with our popular Makeup Artistry Course Bundle.

Access easy online learning, no hefty textbooks or strict timetables plus clear videos, interactive tutorials, and practical insights. Plus, you're never alone - our Australian mentors are here to help every step of the way.

Choosing OCA means benefiting from a comprehensive beginner's package, all at a reasonable price (PLUS a complimentary makeup kit for upfront payments!)

Get your free info pack on OCA's Makeup Artistry Course Bundle, which will provide you with the best possible foundations. Or, combine our beauty courses into one holistic beauty business bundle.

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