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Whether you’re a makeup beginner or an old hand at makeup, there will always be areas that you are not clear about, or are too scared to try. What better way to rectify that by talking to a professional who does makeup on a daily basis for a living?

Thankfully, there are makeup classes and courses in Singapore for you to pick up the skills required for personal makeup or even professional makeup.

Whether it is to better utilise the eyeshadow palette you’ve bought on impulse, or to up your makeup game, a makeup artist can answer all of these questions and more.

There’s a reason, after all, why most brides choose to hire a makeup artist to help them feel their prettiest on their wedding day. We’ve put together a list of makeup lessons available in Singapore that will help you make the most out of the products you already own (some of these lessons are free of charge too!)

Free makeup classes in Singapore

Bobbi Brown

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Bobbi Brown wants us to look and feel like ourselves, with just a hint of natural makeup to give our confidence the necessary boost. Hence, besides offering makeup for office and weddings, they also provide makeup lessons. There is currently a menu of nine classes where you can pick up professional skills like brow grooming to give your face a lift and doing your makeup like a pro for office and events.

Course fees: Free for 15-minute quick lessons to S$150 for 60-minute classes
Duration: Varies from 15 – 60 minutes
How to book: Through website

Bobbi Brown counters and boutiques are located at several locations and the makeup classes are available at selected stores.

M.A.C Cosmetics

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We don’t need a blurb here to tell you what M.A.C Cosmetics is all about. They’re so well-known for their makeup that their foundation shades and brush numbers are used as the benchmark standard that most people compare every other brand against. Who knew that they actually provided free makeup demonstrations as well as longer, paid classes?

M.A.C’s walk-in demos are in-store product demonstrations that you can request for on the spot, depending on their artists’ availability. Learn the makeup techniques that you can use on a specific facial feature, or how to use those tricky contouring products – it’s up to you! M.A.C has a total of 11 types of complimentary makeup services that their M.A.C artists can provide for you in-store. Check out their website to see a complete list of in-store services that they provide.

If you’d like something a little more in-depth than walk-in demos, M.A.C also provides classes with a M.A.C Pro. These classes will teach you how to create a full face make-up look that ranges from work-appropriate, to theatrical, to bridal. Besides the “M.A.C Technique” class, all other classes are not redeemable for M.A.C products.

Only 1-to-1 classes are available.

Course fees: Free for demos and S$50 to S$180 for in-depth makeup lessons
Duration: Varies from 30 – 90 minutes
How to book: Enquire or make an appointment at any M.A.C store. Get more information on their website

M.A.C Cosmetics counters and boutiques are located at several locations.

Shu Uemura

Shu Uemura Makeup Classes

Shu Uemura is synonymous with quality. Many makeup artists, many of whom are already on our list, swear by Shu Uemura as one of their go-to brands, in order to assure their clients that they will only use the best products on their skin. Where better to learn makeup tips than from the company that is respected by all?

There are five types of makeup classes available:

  • 10-minute “naginata” sharpening to learn how to get your hard formula eyebrow pencil sharpened to the iconic Japanese naginata sword shape (free)
  • 10-minute foundation shade matching consultation to learn how to find the right shade for yourself (free)
  • 30-minute 3D brow styling (S$15 per session for members, S$18 per session for non-members, package deal available)
  • 45-minute professional makeover (S$60 for members, S$75 for non-members)
  • 90-minute “learning atelier” to get a full skincare and makeup tutorial (S$200, fully redeemable with products)

Only 1-to-1 classes are available.

Course fees: Free to S$150 (you can refer to the website for more details)
Duration: 10 mins – 90 mins
How to book: Walk-in for complimentary classes and sign up here for the others

Shu Uemura counters and boutiques are located at several locations.

Personal makeup classes in Singapore

Style and Beauty Experts

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Not just any makeup workshop, this one by Style and Beauty Experts teaches you how to accentuate your features the Korean way.

The Personalised Korean Day Makeup Workshop will begin with teaching you how to find the best colour palette for your skin tone and features. You’ll proceed to learn makeup techniques, where you discover how to create a beautiful eye and cheek makeup as well as how to accentuate your pout.

You won’t feel lost about what makeup products to use when you leave this two-hour workshop either, since your instructor will make sure to advise you on the ones that are fitting for you.

Course fees: S$140

Duration: One class, two hours

How to book: Book on Salon Finder

Style and Beauty Experts is located at 100 Jalan Sultan, #03-30, Singapore 199001, but do note that this makeup workshop will be available only in your home or office.

M.Y. Time Works

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M.Y. Time Works offers a plethora of workshops ranging from earring-making to flower arrangements, including a makeup workshop by Taiwanese makeup artist, Mia Yeh. Mia Yeh started with a degree in radiography but soon discovered that her passion really lay in creating makeup styles. She took a four-year course in bridal makeup, before becoming a professional makeup artist.

When you attend the workshop with Mia Yeh at M.Y. Time Works, you’ll be taught how to deftly create personal makeup styles that flatter the features. Besides learning how to draw the eyebrows, do eyeshadow styles, and create flawless skin with foundation, you’ll even get to pick up how to do a basic hairdo to compliment.

Bring your own makeup tools and products to the workshop so that the instructor can teach you how to use the ones you have. Otherwise, the workshop can also provide you with makeup tools and products to practise in class.

Course fees: S$240
Duration: One class, about 3 – 4 hours depending on the needs of the students attending the workshop
How to book: Book on Salon Finder

M.Y. Times is located at 421 Clementi Avenue 1, #39-375, Singapore 120421

The Little Brush

Makeup artist Jovie Tan might surprise you with her background. Boasting a degree in Geography and having once been a secondary school teacher, she turned to makeup and have since received several accolades in the industry. She has trained in the Make Up For Ever Airbrush course, and has done a Professional Styling course in Taiwan.

Jovie mainly uses the Make Up For Ever and Shu Uemura line of products in her artistry, to ensure the quality of her work. Her works have been featured in prominent magazines in Singapore.

Jovie’s classes will help you to learn how to take care of your skin to ensure the best canvas possible for your makeup. She will help you to pick out the colours and tones that best fit your style and features, and she will also share with you techniques on daily makeup application techniques, ranging from eyeshadows to lips.

What’s more, you will get a complimentary 10-piece travel brush set and a set of eyeshadow and blusher palette when you attend her class!

Course fees: S$320 per pax for one-to-one sessions, S$280 per pax for two-participant sessions, and S$265 per pax for three-participant sessions
Duration: 2.5 hours per session, longer if the class has more than one participant
How to book: Through her website’s contact form and you can read more about the courses here.

The Little Brush is located at 19 Lim Liak Street, Singapore 161019. 

JR Makeup Class

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JR Makeup Class provides one of the most comprehensive ranges of makeup classes in Singapore. Their Master Trainers, Shue Jieyi and Rezani Ramli, are both professional makeup artists and are regularly mentored by makeup artists from Hollywood.

They focus on the important basics in their makeup classes, such as equipping beginners with the knowledge of which tools to use and how to match products and colours to different skin tones and types – ideal for anyone looking to develop a makeup routine that works best for their complexion.

JR Makeup Class also offers more advanced makeup classes for performers and makeup enthusiasts who wish to learn basic Halloween makeup, face painting, and character makeup.

The academy currently offers in-person classes as well as online classes.

In-person classes include topics such as Airbrush Makeup, Basic Personal Makeup, Evening Glam Makeup, Eye Makeup Class, and Halloween Makeup Class.

Online makeup classes are available on specific dates.

Course fee: Fees for in-person classes are available through enquiry. Online makeup classes begin at S$30 for a one-hour class.
Duration: 3 hours for in-person classes, online classes vary
How to book: Telephone (9145 9532 / 9666 0557) or email ([email protected])

Find out more at JR Makeup Class’s website.

Bloom by Roseanne Tang

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Bloom by Roseanne Tang is a makeup school opened by beauty blogger and makeup artist Roseanne Tang. Roseanne earned her IMA diploma from the London School of Beauty & Make-Up and packs years of experience behind her.
She has been featured in The Straits Times, Channel News Asia, and many other media outlets.

In the Bloom Revolution Course, you can pick and mix from a selection of classes dealing with different areas of makeup, and create a 1.5 hour lesson tailored to your interests and needs.

You are also free to buy a package to use it over a period of six months, so you can always go back to practise a technique or to learn something new.

Choose from lessons such as: “Contour, Blush, Highlight”, “Flawless Base”, “Mascaras & False Lashes”, “Basic Brow Power” and many more. Only one-to-one classes are available so Roseanne can tailor advice for every participant. Makeup used will be from high-quality and well-known brands, even some that have not been launched yet!

Course fees: S$88 for a single class, S$295 for three classes, and S$400 for five classes, S$699 for all 12 classes
Duration: 1 hour per session
How to book: Contact form on website

Bloom by Roseanne is located at Studio One, 450 North Bridge Road, #05-01, Singapore 188732.

Cleo Chang

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Originally from Taiwan, Cleo has been living in Singapore for many years before she decided to change her profession in 2006 and became a makeup artist.

She specialises in bridal make-up, but also imparts her knowledge and experience through makeup courses. Cleo uses high-quality make-up brands such as Cle de Peau, Chanel, Make Up For Ever, Shu Uemura and Bobbi Brown.

There are two makeup courses available currently:

  • Basic: You get to learn basic skincare routine before makeup, how to choose the right foundation, how to apply foundation and concealers, how to apply eyeshadow and finding the right colours for you
  • Advanced: Techniques for smokey eye makeup, how to apply false lashes, techniques to create the look of bigger eyes, highlighting and contouring. This has to be taken with the basic course.

Only 1-to-1 classes are available.

Course fees: S$350 for the basic course and S$500 for the advanced course.
Duration: Starts from 1 hour for the basic course
How to book: Whatsapp (click to open up Whatsapp)

Find out more on Cleo Chang’s website.

Yukiko Lim

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Yukiko started out shadowing a local makeup artist in Singapore, before moving on to workshops conducted by a Taiwanese artist, and then taking her Master’s in Kanebo Makeup Institute in Tokyo.

In her classes, she will help you to recognise your personal face shape and features that might be best highlighted in your makeup. She will also give her recommendations on the colour palettes that would suit you best.

During the class, you will be able to do a full face makeup under her guidance and corrections, and you can even choose two makeup themes to concentrate on in the class: Day Makeup and Evening Makeup.

Content includes everything from skincare preparation for makeup, how to apply base makeup, how to apply false lashes and more.
All makeup and materials will be provided during the class.

Course fees: S$300 for a weekday class and S$350 for a weekend class
Duration: 4 hours
How to book: Whatsapp (click to open up Whatsapp)

Yukiko Lim’s studio is located at Blk 69, Bedok South Ave 3, Singapore 460069.

The Big Blow

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The Big Blow started off as a mobile team that provided hair, makeup and nails services at a location of your choice.

They’ve since procured a location at which they continue to do what they do best, and have also added on a new service offering makeup lessons. These lessons will be conducted by Ellie Sakrewski, co-founder, CEO, and chief stylist of The Big Blow.

Ellie has worked for more than 20 years in several international makeup brands like Shu Umeura and Aesop, and has even worked on music videos and fashion shoots. She will be helping you correct your own makeup techniques, and teaching you various different looks that you can easily replicate on your own in the future.

True to the mobile nature of their origins, you are given the option of having the makeup lesson conducted either in the comfort of your own home, or at The Big Blow’s main location. You can bring your own makeup collection, or use products from Vani-T, an organic range of cosmetics exclusive to The Big Blow.

Course fees: S$250 for a private makeup lesson or S$300 for a group makeup class with up to four people
Duration: 1.5 hours for a private makeup lesson and 2 hours for a group makeup lesson
How to book: Through their website

The Big Blow is located at 501 Bukit Timah Road, #02-21, Cluny Court, Singapore 259760.

The Make Up Room

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The Make Up Room’s strong portfolio speaks for itself. Whether it’s photoshoots for fashion magazines, theatrical makeup for local plays and musicals, or an amazing range of themes for pre-wedding photo shoots, The Make Up Room has done it all.

It is clear that The Make Up Room prides itself on daring to think outside the box when it comes to its makeup artistry. Even their makeup classes are designed and presented in a way refreshingly different from every other.

The Subtle Diva class is most suitable for those aiming to understand makeup in a more in-depth way.

Teaching from the basic foundations of makeup onwards, The Make Up Room promises a “process of discovery” where you can not only learn to look good, but to feel good as well.

Besides that, you will also learn about colour palettes, demonstrated by a colour theory that was developed exclusively by The Make Up Room.

If you’re bored of the same old routines and techniques that every other make-up class has to offer, you could consider going for The Importance of Being Subjective class offered.

In this class, you will be given the leeway to get as experimental as you want, with guidance from the instructors. You will be taught how to dissect and recreate iconic and inspirational looks, as well as versatile makeup techniques.

Course fees: Please enquire for rates. Please bring your makeup kit with you for class, as well as a photo book of looks that you are inspired by.
How to book: Through the website

The Makeup Room is located at  236A River Valley Road, Singapore 238294.

Professional makeup courses in Singapore

One Academy

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Packing more than 15 years of makeup experience behind her, Ivy Chen has had a stellar career. She graduated from a Taiwanese makeup and styling college, and has since carved a name for herself in Singapore. She set up One Academy to train budding professional makeup artists, but also conducts personal makeup courses.

The Basic Professional Makeup course includes important concepts such as what are the proportions of an ideal face shape, the basic concepts in using and matching of colours, how lighting affects makeup, as well as basic makeup techniques.

The Advanced Professional Makeup course includes techniques for different makeup styles, such as nude makeup, studio-style makeup, doll-like makeup, retro makeup, and bridal makeup.

Class sizes are between four and eight per class.

Course fees: S$600 for Basic Professional Makeup and S$1,500 for Advanced Professional Makeup
Duration: 5 lessons, 3 hours per session for Basic Professional Makeup; 10 lessons, 3 hours per session for Advanced Professional Makeup
How to book: Through their website

One Academy is located at 36 Newton Road, Hotel Royal, #03-19, Singapore 307964.

The School of Make-up

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The School of Make-up is one of the most established makeup schools in Singapore. Founded in 1999, the school offers professional and personal makeup courses, as well as hairstyling courses.

Registered with the Committee of Private Education, this is definitely where you should consider taking a makeup course at if you’re serious about makeup artistry.

The classes are taught by professional makeup artists and include demonstrations as well as hands-on sessions so you can truly get yourself familiar with the artistry.

Course fees: From S$300 for a four-hour makeup class (one-to-one tutoring) to S$2,400 for a four-week course (inclusive of training kit) to receive a Certificate of High Proficiency in Makeup Artistry.
How to book: Through their website

The School of Make-up is located at 19 Keppel Road, Jit Poh Building, Singapore 089058.

Institute of Makeup Artistry

Makeup Classes Singapore Instittute Of Makeup

Offering diploma courses taught by industry professionals, Institute of Makeup Artistry offer a home-study curriculum where you can learn at your own pace.

Students are offered access to more than 24 hours of HD video content and tutorials, as well as 24-hour student support.

Installment plans and discounts on products are also offered to those who sign up with them.

Course fees: S$999 if you pay in full and S$1,099 if you opt for weekly or monthly installments.
How to book: Through their website