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The Masterclass Professional

IMA Certified 5 Week diploma in Makeup Artistry with specialization in Bridal.

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Program Highlights

An Industry ready Professional Makeup Program that is IMA (UK) accredited and recognized worldwide and currently one of the three IMA certified courses available in Asia – The Masterclass Professional is a 5 week course for Beginners as well as existing professionals who are seeking a career in the Makeup Industry. Course includes fundamentals as well as advanced techniques for Makeup artistry along with unrestrained access to a library of International Makeup products for practical consumption during class.

Kits Included:
  • Skin
    • Skin Anatomy
    • Skin types
    • General & Advanced Skin Assessment
    • Skin Issues
    • Skin Composition
    • Skin Tones & UnderTones
    • Skin Prep & Routines
  • Colors & Makeup Aesthetics
    • Colorimetry
    • Light Theory
  • Pre-Foundation Routines
    • Cleansing
    • Priming
    • Advanced Color Correction
    • Concealing
  • Skin Work
    • Foundation Selection by Tone and Skin Type
    • Foundation Application Techniques
    • Product & Tool Information
  • Highlighting, Contouring and Sculpting
    • Facial Anatomy
    • Light and Shadow Analysis
    • Contour & Highlight by Facial Morphology
    • Corrective Contouring Procedures
    • Blush application
    • Baking & techniques and procedure
    • Product and Tool information
  • Lips
    • Lip Anatomy & Landmarks
    • Lip Morphology
    • Lip Aesthetics & Corrective Lip Makeup based on Golden Mean
    • Lip Contouring
    • Lip Application techniques and procedures
    • Product and Tool Information
  • Brow
    • Brow Anatomy and morphology
    • Corrective Brow Shaping based on Golden mean
    • Brow Gradients by variable shapes
  • Eyes
    • Eye Anatomy and Morphology
    • Illusion based Corrective Shaping
    • Theory and Procedure for Color Gradients
    • Eye Makeup Looks – Smokey Eyes, Two Toned Smokey (Halo), Nude Eyes, Bridal Eye Makeup (see Bridal section below)
    • Blending Techniques
    • Eyeliner Application techniques and looks for Winged Liner and Smudged Liner and various bridal liner looks (see Bridal section below)
    • False Lash – Selection, trimming and application
  • Additional Topics
    • Facial & Skin Morphology study
    • History of Makeup
    • Exceptional cases
    • Brush Grip, Pressure and Stroke techniques
    • Thorough Product, Brush and Tool information for each topic
    • Makeup for mature skins
    • Makeup for deep skin tones
  • Unrestrained access to Rouge Bank ™ for AI based Look Planning and an array of Makeup products from Top International Brands such as Huda Beauty, Fenty Beauty, Mac, Makeup Forever, Smashbox, Colourpop, Jovia’s Place, LA Girl, Nykaa etc
  • Extensive practice sessions on Peer Group and Models
  • Spot Practice – Daily practice drill to enable perfection
  • Synthetic Practice – On specialized makeup canvas tuned for varied morphologies thereby enabling skill versatility
  • Brush Stroke practice : Grip, Pressure and Stroke practice drills
  • 3 In-Vogue Bridal Looks taught through a LIVE Demonstration  Masterclass
  • Bridal Eye Makeup Looks : Signature AB Eyes, Cut Crease, Diagonal Smokey, Glazed Color Fusion, Half Cut Crease, Monochromatic Smokey Glitter eyes
  • Specialized Bridal Eye Liner Looks : Butterfly Winged Liner, Brazilian Angel Winged Liner, Smoked Liner, Graphic Liner
  • Long lasting Makeup Techniques
  • Bridal Look aesthetics and the influence of regional & cultural variances
  • Draping techniques for South Indian Saree, Lehenga and Khada Dupatta
  • A minimum of 2 Portfolio shoots with 2 different models
  • 2 distinct looks
  • Professional photography and a minimum of 8 pictures  tuned for Social Media and Web
  • Digital Marketing and Social Media
  • Data Analytics
  • Branding Basics
  • Brand Strategy and Positioning
  • Startup Assistance
  • Public Speaking and Image Development
  • Client Management & Look discussions/Trials
  • Exclusive session on Basic Makeup photography including light setup, equipment
  • Portrait aesthetics
  • Iphoneography
  • IMA Certification
    • Become an IMA certified Makeup artist if you successfully clear the final examination. IMA is the only Makeup certification that is accepted globally
  • Makeup provided for practice during the course from the following brands
    • Huda Beauty, Fenty Beauty, Mac, Makeup Forever, Smashbox, Colourpop, Jovia’s Place, LA Girl, Nykaa etc
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Student Profile

The course is intended for aspiring MUA’s and existing MUA’s who are looking to make a career in the Makeup Industry. All candidates must be above 18 years at the time of course commencement.

About IMA

Aliya Baig Academy of Makeup is proud to be only the 3rd Makeup academy in Asia to be affiliated with IMA and provide Internationally accepted course certifications. The International Make-up Association (IMA) is a London, UK based independent awarding body which provides an industry benchmark for makeup artists and for those who want to employ make-up artists. To hold an IMA-Certificate, the MUA must achieve a high level of skill in the field, thereby a potential employer or agent can be assured of the MUA’s talent and expertise. IMA spans across 36 countries and affiliates select few Top makeup schools of the country. It is the most prestigious certification in Makeup. For more details please visit:

  • To confirm enrolment, the applicant must pay a registration fee of 30,000 INR which is a part of the entire course fee.
  • Students must pay  the remaining fee balance prior to the course commencement date, including any other fees that is particular to a course
  • The academy is committed to a fair and transparent policy in respect of the fees and the charges it expects students to pay.
  • If for any reason any student does not complete their course, and joins the successive batch, then the new fee regime (if any) will be applicable.
  • Students who withdraw after registration in the selected course, will stand to lose the entire registration fee without an option of using the amount for any other batch or any other service by Aliya Baig Academy of Makeup or any other affiliates
  • The academy is committed to a fair and transparent policy in respect of the fees and the charges it expects students to pay. Candidates must read and understand the rules pertaining to payment and refund of fees, before seeking admission to any course at ABAM. The ultimate responsibility of seeking information lies with the student.
  • Click here for detailed admission and fee policy for the academy

Successful certification of the course enables placement assistance with the academy’s placement partner companies

  • Special Priority access to networking events
  • Access to special pricing on Makeup Products through academy affiliated vendors
  • Access to special pricing on Makeup Tools/MUA Essentials  through academy affiliated vendors
  • Instant enrolment for UrbanCompany Partner programme
  • The course fee includes all taxes
  • ABAM Stationary Kit & Merchandise (worth 10,000 INR)
  • Temptu Airbrush Kit (ADD 31,000 INR)
  • Professional Makeup Starter Kit (ADD 12,000 INR)
  • Professional Makeup Brushes (ADD 15,000 INR)
  • Hair Tools (ADD 14,000 INR)
  • All above prices quoted are actual prices that the student will incur if they wish to buy the products out from the retail/ecommerce market
  • BrandPack : Fully Customized Logo, Business Cards and Stationary, Instagram Page, Website at an academy subsidized cost of 15,000 INR
  • MAC Professional Startup Kit  : At subsidized academy pricing of INR 40,000 for products worth 50,000 INR
  • BrandPack and Startup Assistance – Prior notification is a must if the student wishes to get the brandpack at subsidized rates

Frequently Asked Questions

The lead faculty of The Masterclass Professional is Aliya Baig who will be teaching everything related to Makeup which is the key part of course. She will be assisted by other members of the faculty. For Other key subjects such as Branding, Digital Marketing etc – the respective faculty takes charge.

This course is specially designed for beginners who do not have any knowledge about Makeup and Hair.

Yes, the course covers basics as well as advanced techniques and covers very important nuances of makeup basics and skills that are otherwise ignored.

Whilst Bridal makeup is not entirely different from conventional makeup, however certain cultural nuances, bridal preferences and look planning is totally different from conventional Makeup. As part of this course, some of the most in-vouge bridal looks a taught through LIve demonstration in addition to various must-knows in draping along with Bridal Hairstyles.

No, the course does not cover Airbrush Makeup. This module is included only in The Masterprogram.

No, the course does not cover Hair Styling. This module is included only in The Masterprogram.

The course heavily emphasis on practice during learning and there are multiple levels of practice that the student goes through that varies from synthetic practice to actual Live practice.

Yes, the RougeBank hosts several of the world’s leading brands in Makeup as part of the course offering such as Huda Beauty, Fenty Beauty, Mac, Makeup Forever, Smashbox, Colourpop, Jovia’s Place, LA Girl, Nykaa etc. All students get access to the entire makeup collection for practice.

Historically, we have had a very healthy mix of students from other cities and countries. We do not provide accommodation, however the admission team helps verify and validate the accommodation to ensure a smooth transition.

Yes, the fee includes all state and central taxes.

You can certainly attend as long as you can comprehend and understand basic English.

IMA qualifications are aimed specifically for make-up artists. We have a modern approach with realistic and contemporary criteria, which is relevant in evolving trends of make-up industry.

  • Most fashion and make-up houses, employing counter staff require employee holding a recognized qualification, to assure their customers will receive an adequate service with a special emphasis in hygiene, product application and client care.
  • The IMA-Certifications are truly international, and are held by make-up artists from all over the world, including: Argentina, Australia, Austria, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Latvia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America and Uzbekistan.