Whether you nail every YouTube beauty tutorial out there first time, and dream of making a career out of makeup application, or still have to reach for the makeup remover every time you attempt Alexa-inspired eyeliner flicks, a makeup course is a great way to boost your beauty know-how. Who knows - a place on the Kardashian's glam squad could beckon.
Plenty of great courses across the UK are available to help you master the basics, become a fully-fledged makeup artist or just to scratch up your skills to prep for a specific occassion. Like if you'd rather be your own wedding makeup artist than leave it in the hands of someone who doesn't know exactly how much lippy you like on...
Here's our pick of UK makeup courses for beginners and beyond.
Illamasqua School of Make-Up Art, London
Illamasque's beauty school is a sought-after training ground for wannabe makeup artists and they also offer short courses ideal for scrubbing up your skills in a manageable time frame. There's a brilliant range of two-hour courses from 'The Night Time Diva' to master night out looks to 'Mastering Rush Hour' class which focuses on statement office looks with staying power. Learn from the professionals, experiment with the brand's expert products and create your own look. These quicky classes start at £60, entitle you to a 20% product discount and can be booked for groups of up to eight - so are ideal for an outing with friends. Book here.
House of GlamDolls, London
If you really to get into makeup, then House of GlamDolls is the place to be. The North London based studio encompasses a school, shop and base for working makeup artists. PixieWoo have trained here, so you know you're in talented hands.
Founded by industry experts David Horne and Chinyee Chu, House of GlamDolls provide bespoke training for every level of beauty enthusiast - from beginners to makeup obsessives to makeup artists. Choose from a variety of in-depth courses, or create your own - all include 1:1 mentoring. Classes start at £175. Book here.
MAC, The Master Class Courses
If you're already a makeup artist and a MAC Pro member, the brand's Master Class courses are great way to refresh your training. Top artists showcase trends and techniques seasonally to leave you feeling inspired and filled in on the best ways to use new products. Watch out for seasonal Mater Classes here.
Cassie Lomas Makeup Academy, Manchester
Cassie has worked with A-listers as wide-ranging as Lady Gaga, Twiggy and Selena Gomez, as well as designing the looks for multiple London Fashion Week shows. So she she knows a thing or fifty about commanding a makeup brush. She runs a makeup academy dedicated to training aspiring makeup artists, and if you want to get serious about a career in beauty then this is the place to be. Sign up for full-time or evening classes here.