WHO ARE WE?
Who Are We?
Based in Sydney, Australia, The Online Makeup School is a premium digital learning platform with high-quality online courses that teach people how to do makeup like a pro.
Founded by Sharon Farrell, an Irish makeup artist with over 14 years of experience as a makeup artist and educator. Sharon started her career working with brands like Benefit Cosmetics, Lancome and MAC, before embarking on a successful freelance career after moving to Australia. During that time, she launched her YouTube channel, which became one of Australia's largest and most influential beauty platforms.
Growing up in rural Ireland, Sharon didn’t have access to a college or school where she could formally learn how to become a professional makeup artist, so she had to figure it all out on her own. So about 10 years ago, Sharon swore she would one day create the course that she needed when she was starting out as a makeup artist. And so, The Online Makeup School was born.
Director of The Online Makeup School, Sharon has over 14 years of experience as a pro makeup artist working with brands like MAC, Lancome & Benefit Cosmetics. Sharon has also spent close to a decade sharing educational content about makeup and beauty through her YouTube channel, which now has over 270,000 subscribers.
Charlotte has been supervising make-up artist for Prada and MiuMiu’s private runway and launch events, delivered live seminars at L’Oreal Paris, and has been sponsored by major cosmetics companies such as Yves Saint Laurent, Clarins, L’Oreal and MAC. After being the head educator for a leading makeup academy in Melbourne, Charlotte returned to Paris as the International Retail and Artistry Education Trainer for 'By Terry'. In 2018, Charlotte was awarded best makeup educator for the AMIA and was a finalist for best makeup educator for the MAGAP awards.
Michelle is a science educator and skincare writer with a PhD in chemistry. Frustrated that there wasn't enough accurate information in the beauty community about the science behind products, Michelle started her blog, Lab Muffin Beauty Science, and has been featured in Allure, The Atlantic and The Huffington Post, to name a few.
Sarah Lea is a highly sought-after PhiBrows microblading artist based in her studio Melbourne, Australia, where she creates the most incredible 'super-natural' tattooed brows. She shares her years of expertise in our brow module, showing you how to create the perfect shape for your face and maintain your brows like a pro.
One of Australia’s leading celebrity makeup artists, Rachael has over a decade of experience working with Australia’s highest-profile celebrities, models, lifestyle magazines and fashion and beauty brands. Trained under makeup icon, Rae Morris, Rachael is one of Australia's most in-demand artists with a speciality in beautiful glowing skin.
WHY OUR STUDENTS LOVE US
'PERFECT YOUR PERSONAL MAKEUP & ULTIMATE BRIDAL COURSE'
I've done two courses, Perfect Your Personal Makeup and The Ultimate Bridal. Truly recommend even if like me, you are an experienced make-up artist. There is always space to learn! Sharon explains everything amazingly, a great variety of models and a great price. Can't wait for the next one!
'PERFECT YOUR PERSONAL MAKEUP COURSE'
I absolutely loved this makeup course. It's logically built up, informative, fun and full of amazing content. I loved the fact that Sharon asked experts from different fields like skincare and a brow specialist to teach us about the most up to date techniques and science. Honestly, I can't recommend this course enough.
'PERFECT YOUR PERSONAL MAKEUP COURSE'
The Online Makeup School was one of the most helpful courses I’ve ever taken! The content is tailored to real people and really helped my confidence grow with doing makeup - 100% recommend!
We are a registered member of IARC, an institution whose primary purpose is to provide a simple recognition system for distinguishing quality, post-secondary education including vocational, distance, adult and continuing education. By becoming a member of IARC, we are recognised as a provider of quality education.
We are also a registered member of The Makeup Artist Group of Asia Pacific, an institution dedicated to uniting nurturing and empowering makeup artists, and striving to unite all genres of makeup artists in the Asia Pacific region.