Student Testimonials about the class:

"Taking this makeup class took me from makeup enthusiast to feeling comfortable working on set. Candace's demos and class topics (as well as showing what is in her kit) really helped me to know what is expected of a makeup artist. Also, learning about proper sanitation techniques was very helpful and very important when it comes to working as an MUA. The homework assignments were fun and educational, and I found myself really looking forward to class each week. I signed up for the mentorship program and Candace is always very prompt and helpful in her responses, there have been a few times when I needed advice while on the job and she helped me a lot!”  


-Jenny Nesvetailova, c/o 2018 

  “Taking classes at Atlanta Makeup Academy was exactly what I needed to launch my career in the makeup industry. Candace was very easy to learn from and she covered lots of information in a short amount of time. I would recommend AMA to anyone who is looking for professional makeup training they can feel confident about. “

                                                                                                                -Chelsea Smith-Burlage, c/o 2018

“With makeup becoming more saturated with "Instagram -style" lessons,  Candace reveals the different kinds of lessons and techniques needed for artists wanting to break into Television and Film. Her support and knowledge were pivotal for me, and now after completing the course I'm feeling confident and ready for my dream ahead.”    

-Rachel Boland, c/o 2018


Week 1 - Career Fundamentals

Careers in Makeup Artistry / Working in the Atlanta Market / Industry Standards & Etiquette/ Professionalism & Communication / Sanitation & Hygiene / Kit-building / Cosmetic Chemistry / Color Theory / Light Theory / Architecture of the Face 

Week 2 - Technique Part I

Makeup Styles Overview & Differentiation/  Accessory Products & Tools / Skin Preparation/  Color Correction / Finishes, Formats and Functions of Foundations, Concealers, Powders, Bronzers, Highlighters, Blushes, Contours & Lipcolors 

Week 3 - Technique Part II

Corrective Techniques / Brow Design/ 

Lash Application /  Eye Techniques & Design/

Finishes, Formats and Functions of  Eyeshadow, Eyeliner, Mascara & Brow products

Week 4 - Media Makeup Part I

Psychology of Commercial Makeup /  Broadcast vs. Character / Features & Episodic TV / Various Formats / Talent Interactions / Set Etiquette/ Industry Rates & Practices / Male Grooming

Week 5 - Media Makeup Part II

Print and Digital Photography / Commercial vs. Editorial / Photographic Copyrights/

Industry Rates & Practices / Building a Portfolio/  Basic Hairstyling Skills for Makeup Artists

Week 6 - Designing Your Career Path

Bridal / Special Events / Private Lessons/

Non-Commercial Photography /  Social Media/

Setting-Up Your Business / Assisting & Apprenticeships  / Marketing & Networking