the Ultimate Makeup Learning Experience

Welcome to our 10-week, 46-hour Fundamentals of Makeup Class – the gateway to unlocking your true potential and transforming your passion into an enchanting career that knows no bounds.

🎉 Get mentored by the enchanting makeup artist, @Marianathemermaid! 🧜‍♀️ With her vibrant makeup and skills as deep as the ocean, Mariana will guide you through a world where makeup becomes your canvas and self-expression knows no bounds.

✨ You're not just learning makeup – you're embracing a form of art that celebrates individuality and empowers you to shape your destiny.

😍 Picture yourself as an entrepreneur in the makeup industry, setting your own schedule, your own rates, and creating a life you adore.

Deluxe Makeup Kit Included

As a student of our Fundamentals of Makeup Class, you'll not only get the best training, but you'll also receive a complete and fabulous makeup kit to kick-start your makeup artistry career. You'll be ready to take clients in no-time!

Your kit will include brands like Make Up For Ever, Ben Nye, Bdellium, Embryolisse, Mehron and more.

We've got your back, even after the class is over! With a permanent 25% off discount on future purchases in our store, you can easily maintain and refill your kit as a successful makeup artist.

*Note: Some exclusions may apply

What We'll Cover in Class

Enhancing Your Abilities

Beauty Basics
- Introduction to Makeup Artistry
- Essential Tools and Products
- Skin Preparation and Skincare
- Color Theory for Makeup
- Foundation and Concealer Techniques

The Art of Eyes
- Eyebrow Shaping
- Eyeshadow Techniques for Every Eye Shape
- Eyeliner Mastery: From Classic to Bold
- Lash Application and Mascara Magic

Flawless Face and Contouring
- Contouring and Highlighting Techniques
- Blush Application
- Setting and Finishing Makeup
- Makeup looks for special events & photography

Developing Your Skills

Lips That Wow
- Lip Shape Enhancement
- Lipstick, Lip Liner, and Lip Gloss Application
- Ombre and Gradient Lip Techniques

Bridal Makeup Mastery
- Bridal Makeup Consultations
- Long-lasting Bridal Makeup Application
- Working with Different Skin Tones and Textures

The Business of Beauty
- Building Your Brand as a Makeup Artist
- Marketing Yourself in the Beauty Industry
- Networking and Building Client Relationships
- Makeup Artist Contracts and Client Consultations
Pricing yourself as a pro makeup artist
- Portfolio Development
- Bridal Makeup Trends

The Eyeshadow Looks

- Smokey Eyes
- Wing Liner
- Bridal Glam
- Soft Glam
- Cut Crease
- Colorful Eyeshadow
- Neutral Eyeshadow

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Meet Our Instructors
Mariana the Mermaid

With 9 years of experience in the world of makeup, Mariana is a Houston-based Professional Makeup Artist. Her journey began at the age of 15, and her passion swiftly transformed into a successful career! During her 2-year experience at MAC Cosmetics, Mariana developed her skills and became a versatile artist capable of creating everything from soft and subtle glam to dramatic and breathtaking transformations.

Mariana believes in the power of makeup to boost confidence and reveal inner beauty! She cannot wait to share her beauty skills with you!

Samantha Patel

Presenting Samantha, an accomplished makeup artist whose journey in the industry began back in 2010. Her talent has been featured in various prestigious magazines, including a recent cover in Weddings In Houston Magazine.

Throughout her travels, from Lithuania to Spain, Thailand to Canada, and across the United States, Samantha has shared her makeup expertise with clients and aspiring artists worldwide.

With an unwavering passion for makeup and a strong understanding of how to run a business, Samantha has built a top rated mobile beauty team right here in Houston, TX, called Polished Makeup & Hair.

She is excited to empower you with invaluable business and beauty tips, helping you flourish as a successful makeup artist and entrepreneur.

Turn your passion for beauty into a career


Regular price$2,250.00
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Are you ready to be your own boss and turn your love for makeup into a thriving career? Our 10-week, 46 hour Fundamentals of Makeup Class is just what you need to turn your passion into a successful business in the makeup industry.

New class dates: Tuesdays at 4pm October 17 - Jan 2 (skipping holidays)

Being your own boss in the makeup industry means you get to make your own hours, set your own rates, and have the freedom to take vacations whenever you want. It's the perfect career for someone who loves makeup and wants to help people feel beautiful.

As a student of our Fundamentals of Makeup Class, you'll not only get the best training, but you'll also receive a complete and fabulous makeup kit to kick-start your makeup artistry career.

We'll teach you how to enhance your client's natural beauty and create a signature makeup style that they'll love. You'll get hands-on experience working on different skin types, tones, ages, and face shapes. By the end of the course, you'll be ready to start your own successful makeup biz and have the skills to keep it profitable. 

Payment Plan: The deposit is $700 and due to reserve your seat and kit in the class.
Our payment plans allow you to make 9 even weekly payments to pay off your class. Afterpay is also an option when you check out on our website.

Cancellation Policy: Deposits are refundable up-to 3 weeks before the class date. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable after the 3 week mark. Students that request to cancel with less than 3 weeks until class or no-show for class will not receive a refund or transfer to another class. If the class is canceled by the host, you will receive a full refund for your purchased ticket(s).

Curious to try our classes before you commit? Join our 3-hour self-application class to see if we are a good fit for you! 

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This class is designed for beginners, makeup enthusiasts and makeup lovers alike.

If you have never picked up a makeup brush before, want to become a makeup artist or just love playing with makeup, this is the class for you!

Yes! You will follow along with our makeup expert as he demonstrates each step of the makeup application process. Our beauty instructor will assist each student with their application in all 10 class sessions.

This entire class is hosted in person in our makeup classroom.

Yes we do off payment plans!

The deposit is $700 and due to reserve your seat and kit in the class.

Our payment plans allow you to make 9 even weekly payments to pay off your class.

We also offer Afterpay here on our website.

Once you submit your deposit, we will email you a contract via docusign that includes your payment plan, class schedule and other important class details.

Deposits are refundable up-to 3 weeks before the class start date. Deposits are non-refundable after the 3 week mark.

If class is canceled by the theMUAproject, you will receive a full refund for the amount you paid.

The deadline to sign up for class is 2 weeks before the class start date. This gives us time to put your makeup kit together.

The entire class is 40 hours.

Class will be a total of 10 days.

Each class is 4 hours long.

Yes, you can make up a total of 3 missed classes.

We will give you a few date options so you can make up your missed makeup lesson in a future class.

Each student will receive a PRO MUA Certificate after completion of the class.

The requirements to receive your certificate is make 100% on your sanitation exam, complete the assigned homework, complete a makeup look in 1 hour or less and have a $0 balance.

You are not required in the state of Texas to have a license or certificate to do makeup.

Your PRO MUA Certificate will show to potential jobs & clients that you have taken continued makeup education and have adequate skills to work on different faces.

You can also use your MUA Certificate to apply for Makeup Artist Pro discounts.

All you need to bring with you is a pen to take notes, a black towel, hand sanitizer, alcohol for sanitizing and a spray bottle for your alcohol.

We will provide all of the makeup necessities in your student kit.

You are more than welcome to bring additional makeup from home if you desire.

You will only need to bring a model on the last 2 days of class.

We will give you a printed schedule on the first day of class letting you know what time your models need to arrive.

If you need help finding a mode we can assist you. Model finders fees are $25 per model.

We can help you find a model for a model finders fee of $25 per model.

Yes, we require our students to wear all black

Yes! With parents permission a minor can attend this 10 week makeup class.

If the parent would like to attend you must purchase a ticket for the minor and the parent.

Masks are optional

Photos are permitted, video recording is not allowed in class. 

Students can take their kit home once the balance owed is $0.

We have a maximum of 10-12 students per class

If a student needs to switch to a future class due to scheduling or personal issues the student can for a transfer fee of $150.

Request to switch must be submitted in writing and approved by theMUAproject.

The $150 is due once your request has been approved.

Please contact us at theMUAproject 281-988-0300
We are available 11am-6pm Monday - Saturday

What do previous students have to say.

I took the airbrush certification and fundamentals of make up classes here and I feel soo much more confident in my skills, which I hardly knew anything at all! Samantha is awesome, she always comes in up beat and ready to teach! All of the staff here are really great as well and are super helpful! Prices rock here for make up needs as well! Check em out!


Google Review Link Mariana Flores

I always have an amazing experience each time I go to The Make-Up Artist Project. The first time I went was for an airbrush class which turned out to be one of the best courses I’ve ever taken! Samantha, my teacher, was so professional and always cares for her students. Years later I decided to get my hair certification. My class was small, which was even better since I got a lot of one-on-one time with the teacher. I always learn from the best at this location so if you’re looking for a makeup or hair course, this place is for you. The makeup store has everything you need! Whether you’re a makeup artist or into beauty - this store has it all! Overall, such a great environment to be in. Would highly recommend to everyone!

- Mariana Flores

Google Review Link Mariana Flores

Awesome experience i had at this store/school... amazing staff... our teacher was amazing .. thought us everything we needed to learn.. everything was amazing from beginning to end.. i cant recommend it enough... best place to take your makeup course at..

- LourdesGarza

Google Review Link Mariana Flores