Final Review of QC Makeup Academy

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I have finally completed my Master Makeup Course with QC Makeup Academy and happy for a few reasons. First of all, these courses are not required for you to become a makeup artist. Though, some states might require you to get an esthetician license to own a business that provides makeup services – this course is not a license of any kind.

Don’t be mislead into thinking this is your foot in the door. This is merely basic training for someone wanting to become a makeup artist. Don’t get me wrong, this course is great for someone who barely knows much about makeup but with the internet at your finger tips, you can learn these techniques with a little bit of research. After this course, you’ll still need a lot of practice, experience, and more studying.

Honestly, through all these assignments I completed, there was only one unit where I had to actually read one of my booklets (our study material) and this was towards the end of the course after I already completed the basic makeup course. Your written assignments are practically an open book test making it easy to get an A.

For your makeup application assignments, most of them tell you that you can use yourself as the model which doesn’t get you the experience of applying makeup to someone else – which is the goal right? If the assignment says to use someone else as a model, you can always grab your sister like I did and use her when needed.

Near the end of my course, the company decided for redo/reformat their curriculum. In the meantime of me having to decipher how to complete and turn in my assignments as half of my materials were outdated, I was contacting their customer service for most of my last few units. Their customer service was always outstanding and very polite  but their downfall isn’t them as a company as I know they can be a learning tool for a beginner. But there’s not much they can offer someone who knows how to find this information easily.

Overall, I’m still debating on whether this was a waste of money or not. It was a lot of money to put in to something I didn’t really learn much from but it wasn’t a waste of time as any time spent practicing is worth it.

Anyone thinking about starting this or any makeup course, please try to see what you can learn on your own first whether it’s from practicing on yourself, your friends, watching Youtube videos, researching, etc. If you are still at a beginner level after that then I advise you to take some kind of makeup artist course.

If anyone would like details about what you’ll see in the course, please contact me and I will give you all the information I can to help you make the decision before pay into any course.

 

Rating:

For Beginners: 8/10

For Intermediate: 3/10

For Advance/Professionals: 0/10

 

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Accepted! – UD Pro

Urban Decay has recently started accepting applications for their UD Pro program.Today I eagerly awaited and was accepted into the program!

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I couldn’t have been more excited until I realized that my area will probably never have events nor  will I ever be featured on a magazine so the only part of the program I can use are the discounts. I am thankful I got accepted, I just wished they’d bring some UD events my way and I guess I’ll have to kick my butt in gear to get myself featured in a magazine.

If you’re a working makeup artist and/or student, go ahead and apply! It’s free…easy…and if you’re accept, you’ll know in a snap.

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Beauty as a Profession – First Look

The first package of supplies, booklets, and CDs from QC Makeup Academy arrived today for my Master Makeup Artistry course. The box was just a little under 7 pounds and arrived via fedEx.

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At first I didn’t want to open it. I suppose I thought I would be overwhelmed that I took a few minutes to casually finish whatever I was doing and then cut open everything and laid it all out. The whole time I was thinking ‘where do I start’. The top letter introduced me to the course and gave me my online ID and password. From there, I went online and set up my QC Career School account and profile. For now, that’s all I want to jump into until I can sit down and actually pay attention.

I’m going to relax for the rest of the weekend so I can be fully prepared. I want to do this right.