EIGHT WEEK Professional Make-up

A course designed for a new generation of make-up artists!

Our renowned 8 week professional make-up training course is designed to provide a full grounding in the subject of make-up. It has been designed for those who are looking to start a career in make up or those who wish to further develop existing professional make up skills. There is so much to discover in the world of make-up and no training course can claim to teach you everything, be it eight weeks, eight months or eight years! Building a successful make up career takes a lot of hard work; it’s not all glamorous people and locations! If however, like us, you have found a passion for make-up, fat mu can teach you the skills and knowledge that you will need to master, in order to embark on a career in this demanding industry. The professional training course will provide a detailed introduction to key areas of skin care, make-up and concept design. We also provide a firm foundation in international techniques and etiquette. There’s not even room for an extra false eyelash but we think we’ve fitted it all in!


  • Skin care and hygiene
  • Brush types and uses
  • Tools and accessories
  • Product knowledge and setting up
  • Prepping your artist / client / model
  • Basic facial anatomy
  • Intro to creative journal keeping /referencing
  • Intro to world of beauty! What is beauty?
  • Colour theory
  • Lighting and make up
  • Working with different skin tones & textures
  • Foundation applications/concealing techniques
  • Contouring techniques - working with highlight and shade
  • Working with colours, shapes & textures
  • History of ancient make-up
  • History of contemporary make-up
  • 20th century icons
  • Key historical periods in make-up and their influence in current advertising and editorial
  • Corrective make up
  • Natural / neutral make up
  • False lash application
  • Photography and film
  • Tanning effects
  • Male grooming
  • Make-up for black and white/colour
  • Product mixing techniques
  • Technical make-up applications
  • Eyebrow proportions
  • Glamour / beauty make up
  • Catwalk / theatre make up
  • Fashion / editorial make-up
  • Concept Design
  • Period make-up
  • Bridal make-up design- from traditional to natural beauty to contemporary alternative bride
  • Into to character make-ups for film
  • Intro to special effects
  • Final project
  • Learning to think and communicate as a designer
  • Breaking down a script
  • Meeting professionals from the industry
  • 4 photo shoots to record work
  • Working with face charts


Knowing your products and brands is an essential part of being a make-up artist. Apart from our tried and tested must haves we also believe in giving our students a feel of new brands and innovative products. We believe in products that work and not just gimmicks or fads. In addition to our existing brand sponsors you will also be introduced to brands like:

  • MAC
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Makeup Forever
  • Smashbox
  • Bioderma
  • Ben Nye
  • Kryolan
  • NYX
  • Inglot
  • Pac Cosmatic
  • Graftobian
  • Mehron
  • Benefit Cosmetics
  • Estee Lauder
  • Stila
  • Clinique
  • Becca
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills

The products you try in class will in turn help you in making an informed decision to building your own professional kit.


To whet your creative appetites even more we have fantastic make up/skincare sponsors who support us on the course...



Look into any make up artist's kit and you'll see each one is different to the next one. This is the beauty of what we do. We develop our own tastes and styles and preferred use of brands. At fat mu we advise and expose you to excellent products in class but it is up to the student to buy their own palettes, brushes, tools, pots and paints! This is done for a reason, each student must learn to develop a sense of working as a freelancer and learn where to shop, what to look for and how to test and try products by themselves. All part of learning this craft, essential for YOU to build relationships with suppliers and advise your clients too.

We promise to hold your hands along the way and help you with this exciting process by telling you where to go, brands and cosmetics that we love in India and on the international market and importantly who offers discounts to fat mu students etc. At the end of 8 weeks you will be confident in going out to work, with a keen sense of learning more!

And remember you never stop learning, this is just the start!

  • A start up make-up kit (kit list options will be sent through on enrolment )
  • A start-up brush kit (kit lists will be sent through on enrolment)
  • All brushes and make-up bought by each student is not included in the tutelage fee. Each student kit is individual to that student, and is bought by the student through the course duration! This is a good working practice for being a professional and well rounded artist


Month Courses Dates Time
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  • 8 week
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  • Hours in total128 hours of teaching
  • Class capacityMax 20 students
  • Wherefat mu make up school, Khar West, Mumbai
  • Cost2,20,000/-*
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* Applicable taxes extra
*fat mu certificates given only on completion of your relevant fat mu course / workshop.

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