Makeup Training Academy

Makeup Training Academy Classes

Makeup Training Academy Has Classes & Workshops To Suit All Career Stages

Are you looking to grow your skill as a makeup artist? Are there techniques you would like to improve upon? How well can you match foundation to your clients? Workshops at Terri Tomlinson Makeup Training Academy are a wonderful way to get specialized training in a shortened amount of time. Our workshops focus on new techniques, deeper understanding or skill, and the business side of being a professional makeup artist.

Each season we offer specialized workshops to small groups of makeup artists. All makeup workshops are hands-on with no more than 10 students at a time. This means that you’ll receive a personalized experience and the chance to practice and grow as a professional makeup artist.

MTA owner and instructor Terri Tomlinson brings over 30 years of experience to her students. Terri creates the curriculum for each workshop based on what she sees trending in the industry. Terri has a very hands-on, personally engaging education style and works individually with each student to help them grow as a makeup artist.


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Online Classes

Color Theory In Flesh Tone (Online)

Color Theory Flesh Tone
Virtual Class

Color Theory in Flesh Tone is a 45 minute 4-lesson class on the basics of color theory and how to use it in skin using The Flesh Tone Color Wheel®. A must have for any working artist in order to understand the importance of color theory in makeup.

Class size: This class is online.

Other Color Theory classes may be available in person. Visit that link for more details.

Color Match (Online)

Color Match

Color Match helps artists work more proficiently with global skin tones by training the eye to see and work color in skin. CM focuses on the ability to customize, adjust and correct color in skin, in brown and in neutral through the use of color theory in flesh tone. Color Match consists of 10 lessons spanning over 8 hours with an optional hands-on portion. Comes with a makeup kit that includes The Flesh Tone Color Wheel®.

Location: Online class

The Program (Online)

The Program

The Program gives artists access to all content on Makeup Class Online, including Color Theory in Flesh Tone and Color Match. Receive the workbook for CTFT as well as a kit with the wheel for Color Match. Additional classes are offered with more being added.

Location: Online class

In-Person Classes

L1 3-Day Basic Makeup Class

L1 3-Day Basic Makeup Class

Level 1 teaches the new or experienced artist the basics to applying a complete makeup to any face, any skin tone. Covering the theory behind makeup as well as technique, artists work with models each day for practical application.

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Location: MTA Dallas
204 E Main Street #500
Richardson, TX 75081
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Color Theory In Flesh Tone

Color Theory Flesh Tone
(In-person Class)

A hands-on and demo style workshop for anyone wanting to better understand color theory in skin. Comes with The Flesh Tone Color Wheel® and Rescue Makeup Palette

Class size: Small class size, usually 5 or less.

Other Color Theory classes may be available online. Visit that link for more details.

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Frequently Asked Questions About MTA Workshops

The short answer is Yes! No matter whether you are a licensed cosmetologist or just starting out, Makeup Training Academy will teach you the fundamental techniques you need to thrive in the fast paced makeup industry.

Makeup Training Academy requires a deposit to hold your spot in class. The remainder is then due on or before the first day of class. MTA accepts certified checks, Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express or cash.

This class meets at the Makeup Training Academy, 15713 Quorum Dr, Addison, TX 75001. A Map Link can be found here. Our telephone is 800-531-5092.

We are not able to offer financial aid however we will allow students to make payments for their class prior to attending. (Class must be paid off before start date and a fee is incurred. Please contact us for details.) Those who have a Pay Pal account may want to explore their ‘Bill Me Later’ financing option.

If you are a working artist with a makeup kit, you are welcome to bring it with you to class. However, please make arrangements prior to starting. At Makeup Training Academy we utilize professional makeup lines as well as Terri’s line “Makeup 101” in order to expose students to high-grade professional products that work in all mediums.

All makeup products utilized in MTA classes and workshops will be professional grade cosmetics or items Terri has discovered in her career and uses. Most applications will feature Terri Tomlinson’s own line ‘Makeup 101’ which was developed in Paris. Other kits may vary depending on the nature of the class or workshop.

No. In Texas, Makeup Artists are not required to be licensed. MTA is geared solely towards providing the skills that a Professional Makeup Artist needs to develop in order to succeed. Our proprietor, Terri Tomlinson, has been a working Makeup Artist for over 30 years with a very distinguished resume. All guest lecturers are also Professional Makeup Artists with lengthy pedigrees as well.

Students receive a certificate of completion for each class taken. Completed classes from MTA enhance your portfolio, includes eligibility for many professional discounts , and helps prepare you for work in the industry.

Since there is no standard licensing regulation for make-up artists in most states, each student will still need to communicate with their respective state authority for information on business licensing if they wish to offer more than freelance Makeup Artistry in the Beauty industry.

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