While some might argue that you can learn everything about doing makeup on YouTube, nothing still beats the interactive experience of studying and practicing techniques with a qualified instructor, especially if you want to get into makeup as a side hustle or even as a full-time career. Thankfully, we're not short of makeup classes in Manila, so you have tons of options if you're looking to improve your brush-wielding skills. Start your journey as a pro makeup artist in the schools below:


Center for Aesthetic Studies (CAS)

Location: 103 First Midland Building Gamboa St., Legazpi Village, Makati

Contact number/s: (632) 897 0383

This Makati-based, TESDA certified aesthetic school offers a wide range of programs, giving you the option to sign up for a certificate program for basic makeup, an intensive one-on-one course, or a masterclass that focuses on a specific technique like airbrush makeup. That said, if you're in a rush to learn, they also offer four-hour sessions for personal makeup, eye makeup, and hairstyling.

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Make Up Designory (MUD)

Location: MUD Studio Manila 2/F Serendra Piazza Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Contact number/s: (632) 730 4472; 0917 878 4438

Make Up Designory, or more popularly known as MUD, hosts makeup workshops for aspiring makeup artists. Aside from learning professional techniques, MUD has its own line of products for you to practice with, too!


Fashion Institute of the Philippines (FIP)

Location: Ground Floor, Tuscan Condominium, 114 V.A. Rufino Street Legazpi Village, Makati

Contact number/s: (632) 817 0023

FIP isn't only for aspiring fashion designers, marketers, and stylists. The fashion school also offers an elective course on hair and makeup, where you can learn your way around cosmetics and hairstyling after eight sessions!

Maquillage Professional School of Makeup Artistry

Location: Unit C, Upper Ground Floor, F1 Hotel, 32nd St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Contact number/s: (632) 805 2514

MP's modules are designed to fit both beginners and experienced artists who wish to improve their skills. Some of their modules include face and body painting, bridal makeup, airbrush makeup, personal makeup, and general courses (including makeup photography!) for aspiring professional artists.


SoFA Design Institute

Location: G/F Enzo Bldg., 399 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati

Contact number/s: (632) 478 4611 or 22 loc. 150

In partnership with MAC Cosmetics, SoFA's basic makeup workshops aim to provide essential knowledge in skincare, tools, and application, including concepts in editorial, bridal, theater, and film/TV makeup in six three-hour sessions.


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