LA College of Creative Arts

Good morning all! Hope you've all had a great weekend. I definitely enjoyed mine as I spent it with family who came over to visit from Dublin and it was so lovely seeing those familiar faces for the two days. We spent the weekend being tourists in London, catching up on all the gossip and eating way too much. It was perfect but sadly it's now over until the next visit. Dreaded Monday is here so myself and Ellie are off to a mother & toddler playgroup to enjoy the company of other mommies with toddlers and maybe make some new friends. I will leave you with a little post about the makeup course I took part in back home in Dublin, which finally helped me decide what I want to do with my life. Hope you enjoy reading it!

As I mentioned in my ‘Moving to London’ post I took part in a makeup course with LA College of Creative Arts before I left Dublin. As my beauty obsession grew by the day, I was determined to do something about it (finally). I decided to try my hand at a makeup course and see if I would enjoy playing with makeup & creating different looks.

Choosing the makeup academy of choice was quite simple since LA College of Creative Arts is very well known and popular. I also had the influence of my lovely soon to be sister-in-law Sarah, who had previously done this exact course and loved it. With that decision made it was time to start the course, which took 10 weeks to complete (part-time that is).

The time flew by and by the end of it I had made new friends and was really sad to be graduating. I am so glad I decided to take the plunge and do this course because I absolutely loved it and I learned so much. We had a different lecturer every week which helped us see that although there are certain ‘rules & regulations’ you must follow, every artist has they own techniques.

Our ‘final test’ in order to complete the course was a final photo shoot with photographer Justin Reilly (who does great work in my opinion). My beautiful friend Tina was kind enough to model for me, even though makeup isn’t her thing and I was so grateful for that. I loved working on her face and creating 2 different looks (the first a ‘no makeup, makeup look’ and the second a ‘dramatic smoky eye’).  I was really happy with how the photos turned out and excited to see the final 4 images we got to choose, which were then edited by the photographer and emailed to us individually.

So in conclusion I would recommend this course to anyone who is beauty or makeup obsessed and looking to work as a makeup artist, be it freelance or at a beauty counter. It’s definitely a great first step to take in creating a career in the makeup industry. Be aware that it is pricey (the cost of this exact course is €895) and your credit card will suffer majorly if you’re like me and have no self-control (every week I would buy something that I had used in class and fell in love with). But if this is the career path you want to take, then the cost of the course will certainly be worth it in the long run.


  1. Oh wow, this course looks amazing, and it sounds like you had a really great time. Your final two looks are lovely, too! I'm currently saving up for a part time make up course here in London, so it was interesting to read your experience, thanks for sharing! xx

    francesca | on-thebias | fashion, beauty, lifestyle

    1. Awh thank you :) I'm glad you found it interesting! Hope you find the right course for you and you enjoy it as much I did x

  2. Well done you! That's an amazing thing you've done. You should write a post on your top tips xxx



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