Los Angeles, the movie and television capital of the world where looking good is as much professional as it is personal, offers some excellent alternatives for makeup application classes. Whether you want to train as a professional or simply learn some techniques to improve your own makeup, you can find classes here.
For a professional course, the Hollywood Expressions school has a location in Los Angeles offering what they refer to as high fashion beauty and media / high definition makeup artistry training. Courses are offered on premises as well as online. Their certificate courses prepare you for a career in makeup for special events, spa, salon, editorial, bridal, celebrity, high fashion and runway, as well as in makeup for photography.
Another alternative is the Kimberley Bosso Makeup Training course. Kimberly is one of the most sought after celebrity makeup artists in Los Angeles. They offer a four day intensive training course in professional make up artistry which gains you a certification. The school features no more than four students per class and makeup theory is supplemented with hands on applications using models. Techniques taught are bare minimum, flawless natural, smokey eyes, contouring, bridal makeup, lash applications and men's grooming. They also offer high fashion, avant garde, and era makeup. You will learn how to work with brushes and be exposed to many makeup products. You will also be exposed to the business and marketing side and to the art of air brushing. This is excellent preparation for a career in makeup artistry.
If you want to combine your makeup training with a college degree, Santa Monica College offers a two year Associate of Arts in Cosmetology program with an advanced makeup course as part of its cosmetology program. And the Media Makeup School offers a MAC makeup training program featuring MAC cosmetics.