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Advanced Makeup

Mandalyn Academy has proudly partnered with War Paint Makeup Academy.  Our 200 hour comprehensive advanced makeup program will teach you the skills needed to create the ultimate illusion of beauty and glamour for print, runway and video. This intensive pro course is the master key to all elements of professional makeup techniques. It is designed specifically for individuals who are passionate about the industry and are ready to start working immediately as a Certified Makeup Artist. Without traveling or paying L.A. or New York makeup class fees, you will learn key techniques such as color theory and lighting, skin preparation, highlighting and contouring, corrective makeup, fantasy and Avant-garde techniques. You will learn to put the “Art” into makeup artist and acquire the essential skills needed to work in the fashion, photography, television, movie and video industries.  Your ideas will be tangible while building a portfolio under the guidance of our respected and experienced professionals and photographers.

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Class Start Dates and Hours

  • Call for information on our next start date and the hours.

Program Curriculum – 200 hours (approximately 6 weeks)

The Advanced Makeup Class is comprised of both theory and practical educational hours. The following is broad overview of the curriculum:

Curriculum (overview)
  • history of make up
  • sanitation
  • kit essentials
  • opportunity and options within the industry
  • corrective make up
  • flawless color matching
  • color theory
  • point of difference with beauty brands/products
  • how to stay competitive in the industry
  • current trends and techniques (contour and highlighting, cut creases, ombré lips etc.)
  • professionalism within the industry/networking/social media
  • creating face charts
  • product knowledge
  • cosmetic ingredient breakdown
  • blending and perfecting
  • face shapes/ facial features
  • male makeup
  • mature makeup
  • business unit
  • concept and creative design
  • drawing unit
  • business unit
  • bridal unit
  • avant guard unit
  • print unit
  • photo lab unit

We will also have a guest speaker who is a master in their area of expertise come each week.  The different topics discussed will be everything from bridal to airbrushing to business mastery to social media and self-promotion, etc.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $6,900.00 (includes kit & sales tax)

  • Kit value: $2,000.00 (approximate)
  • Photography fees included
  • Our Advanced Makeup program is not an accredited course and federal aid is not available.

$1,750.00 deposit required 

Full tuition must be paid in full prior to start date.

Kate Giddings – Instructor Biography

Meet Kate Giddings, the woman behind War Paint Makeup Academy. Her reputation precedes her as Utah’s premier makeup artist with years of undeniable experience. Pair that with a prestigious resume and it’s no wonder she is partnering with Mandalyn Academy and upping the ante in the beauty education industry. Her charismatic personality and unsurpassed knowledge will guide you to a reputable graduation.

With two parents as teachers, Kate knew from a very young age teaching was in her blood and future. She originally began her teaching career working at the Utah and Nevada schools of massage therapy, teaching and instructing various massage modalities and classes for over 5 years. It was only a natural transition to continue her love of teaching after she switched vocations and started her career as a makeup artist with MAC in 2003.  Soon after she started teaching 2 hour makeup classes Kate realized the need for more in depth makeup training. With her love for writing curriculum and inspiring others she created a 200 hour advanced makeup program that surpasses non other.

Kate has been represented by leading talent agency TMG since 2010.  After working closely with brands like YSL, NARS and many others, she was recruited by Sephora to be among the first few Education Leads in the company, solely in charge of the training and development of store and management staff.  For years Kate attended trainings for makeup, skincare and various teaching methods all over the country. She was personally coached and developed from brand founders, world-renowned makeup artists and beauty industry leaders, such as Kat Von D, Danny Sans, Jamie Kern, Kate Somerville, Ole Hendrickson and many more.

After quitting Sephora to focus on her two boys and freelance work, Kate continued to work closely with brands and training beauty experts within Utah.  She was chosen to go to New York Fashion Week in spring of 2017 with Exalt Fashion Show, and her design was hand picked as the entire collections makeup look by the designer, which she then trained the entire makeup team on how to properly execute.  She just finished working on TLC’s reality tv show “Seeking Sister Wife” and still continues to push herself with weekly photo shoots that allow her to break stereotypical creative boundaries and strive to improve her craft.

Her newest creation, War Paint Makeup Academy, is the next step in full filling her vision of helping bridge the gap within the Utah market by offering superior quality makeup education and creating passionate and driven industry leaders.


*Please note that Mandalyn Academy does not guarantee any job placement.

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