Makeup Certification

We’ve comprised an excellent 84-hour makeup artist school program designed to cover the foundations of makeup. This course is a MUD exclusive 84-hour beauty essentials course and level I makeup certification.

MUD Makeup Certification

We blend current trends and traditional techniques so that you not only apply quality, crisp, and clean makeup but also take the initiative to explore and experiment. With the help of our MUD certified instructors, our makeup program broadens your beauty knowledge, equipping you with the proper techniques required in today’s multifaceted industry. It will sharpen your skills and prepare you for a future career in the field.

Student doing Makeup in our makeup classroom

What Is the MUD Makeup Artist Training Program?

Makeup Designory (MUD) is partnering with Pivot Point Academy to take makeup education to the next level. This exclusive 84-Hour Beauty Essentials Course and Level I Make-up certification provides leading education in the craft of makeup artistry and related fields. To be known as being specific to the needs of both the novice and the experienced artist. MUD courses designed for those seeking to broaden and increase their knowledge and are taught by MUD certified instructors. Each course requires specific tools for the class while helping to build a kit for professional use. MUD promises quality, long-lasting wearability, flawless application, and radiantly accurate color. With our systematic lines, precision tools, how-to guides, and insider tips we’ve eliminated the frustrating guesswork of makeup. Simple, smart, and versatile!

Our Makeup Certification is a Small Investment

Fees for our makeup artist school include the MUD (Make-Up Designory) Professional Beauty Makeup Kit. Become an expert makeup professional in every application. With this MUD makeup program, you earn 14 CE hours for Cosmetology and 10 CE hours for Esthetics.

Our instructors will work with you to prepare for a future career as a makeup artist.

MUD Makeup Application Techniques

In our makeup artist school, students learn effective makeup skills that consist of facial analysis, base matching and general application, correction, contouring, and highlighting with an added focus on eyes and lips. Here are some of the basic skills and concepts you will learn in the MUD makeup program offered at our makeup artist school in Bloomingdale, Illinois.

Facial Analysis: A significant process for healthy skin care, skin analysis helps determine a client’s skin type, skin condition, and the best treatments to use.

Contouring: Acquire the ability to alter the shape of someone’s nose, eyes, lips, and other facial features through the technique of shading.

Color Theory: All participants in the MUD makeup artist training program at our spa school will grasp a general understanding of the color spectrum to best compliment a person’s complexion with the appropriate color scheme. Learn to match a client’s skin type with the perfect foundation to conceal blemishes, acne, and any unwanted spots on the face area.

Highlighting: The students in our MUD makeup program will learn the art of highlighting — a makeup application that attracts light to the face, creating definition and the illusion of brightness.

Eyeshadow: Apply multi-dimensional eyeshadow through the process of blending, transitioning, shading, deepening, and highlighting to define the eyes.

Career Paths for Makeup Artists

Once you receive your makeup certification, it’s now time to pursue your dreams! The MUD makeup program that is available at our makeup artist school creates extraordinary makeup artists that go on to many exciting career paths. Here’s a list of potential careers to pursue after graduating from our beauty school.

  • Freelance Makeup Artist
  • Salon & Spa Makeup Artist
  • Bridal Makeup Artist
  • Runway Makeup Artist
  • Print Makeup Artist
  • Theatrical Makeup Artist
  • Makeup Brand Ambassador
  • Celebrity Makeup Artist
  • Makeup Educator
  • Beauty Vlogger & Blogger
  • Makeup Product Developer
  • Beauty Writer/Editor
Student Kit Makeup

Within our MUD makeup program, we include the MUD Professional Beauty Make-Up Kit, equipped with a wide range of beauty essentials.

This comprehensive collection of MUD products contains everything a professional make-up artist needs to create an endless array of looks. It includes products for the face, eyes, cheeks, and lips, in a broad scope of shades that complement virtually any skin tone, including MUD´s professional quality specialty palettes, brushes, and mixing tools. Here’s what to expect in your MUD Makeup Artist Training Kit.

Eyes
Brow Fix, Cake Eyeliner, Eye Color Pan Refill (qty 6), Eye Pencil (qty 2), False Eyelashes (qty 3 sets), Eyelash Curler, Mascara Wand (25 pack), Mascara (Volumizing)

Face
Cheek Color Pan Refill (qty 2), Make-up Remover, Face Primer, Foundation Palettes (qty 2), Highlight & Shadow Palette, Loose Powder, Corrector Palette

Lips
Lip Gloss, Lip Pencil (qty 2), Lipstick (qty 3)

Tools
Empty Eyeshadow Palette, Metal Palette, Palette Knife, Pencil Sharpener, Powder Puff (10 pk) (qty 1), Manicure Scissors, Makeup Sponge – pack (qty 2), Empty Spray Bottle (qty 2), Glass Jar, Tweezer, Cotton Applicators (cotton swabs), Cover Cloth, Station Mat, Duckbill Hair Clips Package, Synthetic Makeup Brushes (qty 9), Brush Holder, Clear Empty Pouch (qty 2), Beauty Text, Beauty Workbook

Recommended Blogs

We have created several blogs with meaningful information. Read more about facts a makeup artist experiences in his profession.

9 Step Guide on How to Perform a Facial Treatment
12 Tips to Consider Prior to Applying Foundation – How to Apply Foundation to Your Face
How to Get Rid of Dry Skin – 8 Ways to Eliminate or Prevent Dry Skin

You deserve to pursue a future that makes you happy and can allow you, in turn, to make others happy. In the beauty industry, you can brighten someone’s day with the right cut or color, and turn their whole week around. If you’re ready to get started on a fulfilling career, contact us to see if Pivot Point Academy is perfect for you.💜 → Link in the bio. ⁠
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Blonding? For summer? ☀️ Iconic. Our student @maddibeauty added so much brightness and warmth to her client’s hair and we are totally blown away. ⁠
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Fade in need of a touch-up or the top looking a little long? 💈 We’ve got you covered! Schedule an appointment in our student barber clinic to kick off your week with a fresh cut. → Link in the bio. ⁠
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From a light perm a few months ago to this perfectly subtle balayage, our student @beautybyelissa_ is bringing so much life to her client’s hair! ☀️⁠
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Have you always wanted to learn more about brightening up someone’s hair (and day)? Our cosmetology program could be perfect for you! Contact us today to find out more about how you could get started at Pivot Point Academy. → Link in the bio. ⁠
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How will you add beauty to your life? 🌟 If you’ve always felt passionate about styling hair, makeup, or helping others find their sparkle, a future in the beauty industry might be perfect for you! At Pivot Point Academy we offer programs in:⁠
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Our student @thriving_highlight is absolutely adding some bounce to her client’s step with these beautiful curls and we are totally here for it! 💜⁠
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Add some self care to your day by visiting our student salon! ✨ We offer facials, waxing services, body treatments, and more. Contact us to schedule your appointment with our student spa and kick your week off right. ✨ → Link in the bio. ⁠
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Happy 4th of July from Pivot Point Academy!! 🇺🇸✨
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We are kicking the weekend off right with this absolutely stunning, vibrant violet created by our student @angsbeauty and we are loving it! 💖⁠
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Were you always the one doing your friends’ hair for events? Or did you totally geek out over the latest skincare products? If you love beauty as much as we do, it’s time to finally live it! Ask our admissions team about financial aid and schedule your tour of Pivot Point Academy today. →  Link in the bio.⁠
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Helping you make your beauty dreams a reality is what makes our job so rewarding! 💯 We are always inspired by watching our students learn and grow into confident industry professionals. If you’ve been dreaming about a career in beauty, contact us online today for more information. 💇 Your dream job could be closer than you think! →  Link in the bio.⁠
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A BIG Welcome to our new Cosmetologists! ✨ looking forward to following you on your journey!
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Agree or disagree: learning should be fun! ✨ At Pivot Point Academy, we do things differently. Our digital learning platform, LAB, is a fun and interactive way to master skills in esthetics,  cosmetology, and barbering. ⁠
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Congratulations to a few of our recent graduates! @pnb_by_evelin @kali_galena @beautybydom ✨ #iampivotpoint #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint
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Congratulations to Cassie for completing 1500 hours of cosmetology! We wish you success in all your future endeavors. The beauty industry is lucky to have talent like you! ⁠
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Welcome our new Esthetician’s to the Pivot Point Academy family! ✨ 

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Ready to have glowing skin? This client came in for her first facial, and these results speak for themselves! 💯 Our student @makeup_by_a.marie used a high-frequency modality, which ⁠
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Did you know that over one-third of all barbers are self-employed? 💈 💸 If you are ready to follow your entrepreneurial spirit and be your own boss, you may be destined to become a barber. ⁠
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Wow, on a scale of 1 to 10, how amazing do you think this color is!? It’s definitely a 10 from us! 💯 Our student @coras_cuts did such a great job on this fun color. ⁠
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Congratulations to Margaret and Caroline for completing our esthetics program! We have loved being a part of your journey and know you will do great things. ❤️⁠
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Testimonials

  • I chose pivot point intentionally because I’ve always loved makeup. Going through all the phases and learning all the curriculum I’ve never been so happy to become a well-rounded hairstylist knowing all techniques and learning all different hair types. I’ve never been so blessed to be working at Sharon Daniel Salon to further my career and make everyone feel beautiful!

    Alissa M.

    I chose Pivot Point because of its professional but fun atmosphere. I feel that they took cosmetology as seriously as I did but everyone was still warm and welcoming! I am now working at a Redken elite salon in Chicago and I feel like I’ve found a home in my rising salon!

    Mikey D.
  • Pivot Point Academy is not only a school, it is a home. This place helped me branch out into a whole different person. I tried things I never knew I would try and accomplished so much more than I would’ve ever thought. Pivot Point allowed me to find another home at Sorelle Salon in Bartlett. I am a full-time stylist now doing hair, makeup, spray tans, lash extensions, lash lifts, and nails! This industry offers so much and Pivot Point helped me realize beauty is unstoppable!

    Gabby B.

    I chose Pivot Point Academy because I wanted a supportive, family-like school. I knew from the minute I toured the academy; I was home. The educators were amazing, my classmates were always cheering me on and the rest of the team always had my back. I knew going to Pivot Point I would have the best cosmetology education and opportunities following graduation. I was given all of that, plus so much more.

    Savannah F.
  • I chose Pivot Point because it had always been highly recommended to me and frankly; no other school compared. I felt welcomed and at home right away, so I knew it was the right choice. After graduating from Pivot Point, I was able to come across an amazing job opportunity at The Mixx Hair Salon where I am now a full-time hairstylist and lead makeup artist.

    Nathaly L.

    I just graduated from the teacher training program and I want to share my appreciation for the school, I’ve learned so much! I truly have enjoyed my time there. The staff & students have been wonderful. I just truly love the atmosphere, curriculum, and basically everything about this wonderful school.

    Brittany S.