Achieve your dream profession with guidance and support from a professional makeup artist with international experience. Our bespoke courses below have been expertly created for aspiring makeup artists who want to learn and achieve their goals in a short amount of time.

About our courses

Each makeup course includes basic theory & practice which will help you learn successful makeup application tricks which most celebrity makeup artists use. They additionally cover the most important and fundamental aspects of make up artistry, critical to all makeup artists.


You will be exposed to many of the secrets of the industry and will be granted access to precious information surrounding perfect application and industry-leading products. You will learn how to choose and apply makeup products and starting your journey to becoming a professional, you will learn to create trendy looks which are required by the worldwide fashion industry.


After graduation, you will receive your first professional beauty and bridal photos to jumpstart your career in makeup artistry as you start creating your business website / instagram profile. You will also receive a Diploma/Certificate (depending on course variant), with which you will be entitled to apply for various product discounts for professional makeup brands such as Mac and Inglot. Lastly, you will also have the ability to apply for professional positions in the makeup artist industry (a strong portfolio will also be required).


After completing the course you will be able to work in beauty/fashion photoshoots, with private clients at weddings and other special occasions, fashion shows and more.


You will have the option of working with some of the most professional makeup products from brands such as : Anastasia Beverly Hills, Huda Beauty, PMU, Mac, Inglot and many more.


You are required to bring your own professional brush set. These can also be purchased from us up front.

Course Options

Beginner’s Course (12 days)

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  • 2,5 weeks (12 working days), 4 hours a day, avoiding traffic (10am – 2pm)
  • Photoshoot included
  • Diploma awarded on successful completion of the exam

Who is this course ideal for?

This half day course is ideal for people who are available during business hours and have time available for learning. It is also for those who would like to achieve good results in a short period of time. It covers all of the main subjects needed for starting up a successful makeup artist career.


It includes all the basics and more advanced techniques starting with: contouring, strobing and following on with eyeliner, bridal makeup, mature makeup, makeup for photoshoot, ethnic makeup, creative makeup and more.

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Short Course (5 days)
from R11,500

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  • 5 days, 8 hours a day with 30 minutes break, (10am – 6pm)
  • Certificate of completion awarded

Who is this course ideal for?

This full time short course is ideal for people who have the time and availability to fulfil an intensive 5 day schedule. It is also for those who would like to achieve good results in a short period of time. It covers all of the main subjects needed for starting up a successful makeup artist career.


It includes all the basics and more advanced techniques starting with: contouring, strobing and following on with eyeliner, bridal makeup, mature makeup, makeup for photoshoot, ethnic makeup, creative makeup and more.

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Advanced Course: MUA Boost (5 days)

for working makeup artists
Upgrade and enhance your skills with MIB


(15% off for graduates of MIB)

28 Oct – 1 Nov 2019 (Once off course for 2019)

  • 5 masterclasses, 5 beautiful commercial looks, 5 stunning models and 10 beautiful magazine quality photos for your portfolio – 30 hours total
  • Certificate of completion awarded
  • No lectures, only masterclasses every day with demonstrations and practicals
  • Exclusive course: only one group of 4 people will be taken this year. Prepare for the season & hurry up to secure your spot today!


Minimum 6 months after finishing basic course (certificate/diploma of basic course completion at any local or foreign makeup school/academy, exclusions are: online makeup courses) / or 3 months if you completed any Professional Makeup course at MIB.

Who is this course ideal for?

– for working makeup artists, who feel that their existing routine is not enough

– for ambitious MUAs, who are passionate about further developing their careers

– for makeup artists, who know they can achieve more but feel that their portfolio doesn’t accurately represent them

– you finished your basic course but you don’t get any bookings, let’s understand together why?

– for makeup artists, who feel that their basic course wasn’t enough and they would like to learn how to get more attention in social media and increase bookings

– for MUAs who want to boost their skills and portfolio, become a PRO in drawing perfect winged eyeliner and achieve the most smooth blending in Instagram, followed by glowing dewy skin!

– for MUAs who want to update their makeup kit with the latest must-haves

Why choose this course?

– more than 10kg of the best international brands Included for usage: such as Huda beauty, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Smashbox, Danessa Myricks, MAC, Inglot, Juvia’s Place and others.

– learn new techniques, tips and tricks

– build your portfolio in 5 days and attract clients of your dream – 10 stunning “magazine cover” photos for your portfolio is included. ​(Additional photos can be purchased from the photographer) (Professional photographer will be invited every day for your practical)

– we source models for you

– you will learn new skills and upgrade your portfolio, so you could be noticed in social media by brands, brides and other photographers

– you don’t have to bring anything except your tools and disposables

– certificate of completion is included

~ Schedule coming soon ~

Makeup for Myself: Express Course (3 days)

Availability arranged on enquiry

  • 3 days, 3 hours a day
  • Certificate of completion awarded

Who is this course ideal for?

This express course is ideal for aspiring makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts who would like to get the most value out of their time. It covers the most fundamental techniques used in the latest makeup trends.


It includes nude makeup, contouring, strobing, smokey eyes, false eyelashes application, evening makeup, eyeliner application and more.

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Why choose The Makeup Acacdemy by Make it Bright

  1. Studio in the heart of Cape Town (32 Jamieson street, Gardens).
  2. Possibility to book individual makeup course – flexible time schedule (enquire for pricing).
  3. Makeup materials provided.
  4. Assistance with finding models.
  5. Individual attention.
  6. Quality vs Quantity (max 4 people per group).
  7. No previous knowledge required & individual support provided after course. (After the course, you will be invited to participate with me at a wedding and/or photoshoot so you will have an opportunity to experience the process from the inside).
  8. Learning booklet included.
  9. Guidance and help in preparing your makeup kit.
  10. Newest fashion & bridal trends covered in course.
  11. Professional makeup artistry Diploma (specific courses only).
  12. Professional photoshoot and photos included (specific courses only).

What people are saying about the Make It Bright Makeup Academy

I had on of the best weeks of my life during my course at the Make it Bright Academy. Kristina is a great teacher, so patient with each of her students, no matter what level of skills you have. If you are interested in starting a career in makeup, I would seriously consider Make it Bright. Thank you so much for everything Kristina.


I did the five day short course, I learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed every second ☺️ Kristina is such a talented artist and teacher ❤️


I had the privilege of taking Kristina’s short course and it was one of the most fun and insightful courses, she taught me tricks that I hadn’t ever learnt before and she gave individual attention and gives advice when you aren’t sure on what you are doing. 10/10 would recommend her courses


Had a blast to be a part of the short course! Thank you for generously answering and sharing the knowledges!


Went to Kristina for a "Makeup for myself" lesson. She was so helpful and accommodating with her makeup recommendations and in helping find the perfect colour palette. Would highly recommend Make It Bright!


I undertook to tap into a creative side which I believed had been dormant (read: 'non-existent') for a long while. As a full-time professional, I went in search of a comprehensive, evening MUA course. I am so glad that I stumbled upon the @makeitbright website. Kristina's portfolio is inspiring - each a work of art. Never had I imagined that someone with her credentials would pass on all her makeup artistry 'secrets' to her students. This she gave in abundance, and so much more! The course was very practical and highly intense. It certainly was no 'walk-in-the-park'! On day 1, you knew immediately that you were learning from a professional in every aspect, and if you successfully completed the course, you were representing something much bigger than yourself in the industry! Kristina's work ethic and expectation of her students is exceptionally high. The course is a perfect platform to launch your professional career in makeup artistry or into the industry as a whole - the choice of the path to take after the course is yours and if you put in the hard work, you will reap future benefit. Completing this course was one of the best decisions I could have made to add a chapter to my life's story. Kristina and the Make It Bright Makeup Artistry Academy comes highly recommended!


Some of our students' exam work

We are very proud to present some of our recent students’ work this year. With passion, dedication and direction these works of art have been brought to life.

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