International Open Academy Contouring and Highlighting Expert International Open Academy
  • Duration / Course length: 30 Hours Start now
  • Accredited by: Intl. Council for Online Educational StandardsCPD
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  • Course delivery: This course is delivered in video format

Course details

About the program

Learn how to highlight and contourjust like the pros!
Highlighting and contouring aren't just fancy techniques used by celebrities and professional makeup artists they're an absolute MUST for any makeup fan.
Contouring will sculpt, slim and define your face, so you can get the look you want without having to permanently alter your features.
Whereas highlighting brings out your best features by drawing attention to them using light. Who needs plastic surgery when you can get the same effect using contouring makeup? You can play with application, products, and shapes to achieve various looks from soft and natural to dramatic evening makeup.
Using a mix of lessons and video tutorials, we'll show you the latest tips and techniques for creating a flawless face for yourself or your clients!

What you will learn

This course may be contouring for beginners, but by the end you'll be an expert! You'll learn how to:

Identify face shapes
Measure the face for symmetry
Design a facial map for product placement
Match the perfect colors for foundation
Find an ideal contour palette
Choose the right products and tools for your contouring kit
Properly blend with easy techniques
Professionally apply cream products
Professionally apply powder products
Add color in the right places with blush
Work with all ethnicities and skin types
Alter various face shapes and features

Course for?

This course is the perfect match for you if you...

Want to learn the hottest trend in makeup right now
Desire a more youthful and vibrant appearance
Would like to learn how to enhance your natural features
Want to know what makeup and tools are best for you
Are an experienced makeup artist and want to raise the standard by taking your skills to the next level


International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you're already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Career path

After you complete this course, you could:

Reach higher levels as a professional makeup artist
Improve your personal skill set, and help friends
Share your skills on a beauty blog, YouTube channel or Instagram
Consult with individual clients, training them in the art of the contour

Updated on 30 September, 2018

Job roles this course is suitable for:

Makeup Artist

About International Open Academy

All IOA courses are created by an international team of professional online educators with years of experience across a variety of industries. You can benefit from a wealth of hands-on knowledge and get the inside track on working within the industries that interest you most.

Our courses are created just for you. All study is completed online. You can learn anywhere, anytime, anyplace. Get comfortable and let us guide you on your way to becoming a professional in your chosen industry.

The courses are structured into clearly defined topics, containing detailed written lessons, graphical representations as well as a wealth of instructional videos.

Transform your career today with our accredited online courses.

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