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The Perfect Base


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Confused about coverage, colour, texture, formula and all the other jargon used to market foundations? Tired of endlessly buying expensive products, only to find they’re not the right colour or end up looking cakey?

We will teach you how to create flawless skin with our complete guide to the perfect base.

Get instant access to over 50 video lessons and learn techniques in seamless foundation application, modern contouring & highlighting, colour correction and more, all from the comfort of your home.

Once you enroll, you will have immediate access to all of the lessons - that’s over 50 video tutorials covering 5 beauty subjects! It might sound a little overwhelming, but everything is laid out in logical order from start to finish, and with lifetime access you can complete the course at your own pace, whenever you have the time. No driving to workshops, no need to get a babysitter - you don’t even have to get dressed! Grab a cup of coffee, get comfy in your favourite chair and let our experts guide you through the program.

Our experienced tutors demonstrate modern makeup techniques and break down confusing concepts with easy to follow video tutorials and our exclusive downloadable textbook, making it easy to learn how to do makeup from the comfort of your home. We empower you to discover what makeup looks flattering on your face and how to effortlessly apply it with in-depth lessons that gradually build your knowledge and understanding.


Learn about your skin-type and how to create the perfect skincare routine from our resident scientist and skincare writer, Dr Michelle Wong. Creating a healthy skincare routine will not only dramatically improve the appearance of your makeup, it prevents future damage and premature ageing.

Have you ever wondered why your foundation sometimes balls up and clumps while you’re applying it? Michelle explains the science behind this phenomenon and how you can prevent it in the ‘Foundation Compatibility With Skincare & Primer’ lesson. Game-changing!

Primer & Foundation

We understand how frustrating it can be to shop for foundation, and that’s why we’ve included 5 video lessons solely dedicated to the art of choosing the perfect product. You’ll learn how to identify your undertone and match a shade to it in-store, the best strategies for shopping for foundation, and what formulations will work best on your skin type.


You’ll also learn about the best tools and techniques for applying primer and foundation, see how to create different levels of coverage, find out tips for adapting the application on different skin types, as well as how to fix issues like caking or separating in our troubleshooting guide. It’s a wild ride, you’re going to LOVE IT.

Conceal & Correct

In this module you’ll learn how to use concealing and colour correction techniques to cover unwanted pigmentation and blemishes on your skin. You’ll learn about various concealing products and tools on the market, and then we’ll demonstrate how to use them to create flawless looking skin. You’ll learn:

  • How to use concealer to hide under-eye circles (for both light and dark skin tones and mature under eyes)

  • How to cover acne with makeup without looking cakey

  • How to hide redness and rosacea with foundation

  • How to conceal pigmentation and birthmarks.

Basically, you’ll learn how to hide any unwanted imperfection on your skin with a long-lasting and natural looking finish.



In this short module, you'll learn about the difference between loose and pressed powder and what tools work best to apply. We'll show you how to use powder to set your makeup without caking and share a little trick for using powder as concealer. Always look amazing in photographs with our ‘how to bake’ lesson, a technique taken from stage makeup that provides long lasting, sweat proof makeup with matte highlights.


In the final module, you'll learn how to identify your face shape, and the best contouring and highlighting techniques to enhance your bone structure.

We promise, this is not your usual one-size-fits-all approach to contouring! We teach you to understand the distinct proportions of your face and choose and apply the right makeup to subtly enhance (or minimise) your features. You will learn:

  • How to identify your face shape.

  • How to use bronzer to create a sunkissed complextion

  • Where to apply contour & highlight

  • What blush colour to use and where to apply it

And so much more… We finish on a bang with this in-depth module, you are guaranteed to learn somthing new - or your money back!


YouTube is great, don't get me wrong - it’s where our founder has been uploading content and educating her community for years - but have you ever felt overwhelmed by the sheer volume of makeup videos on there? Have you been able to find tutorials that actually cater to your needs and wants? It’s possible to learn a lot from YouTube but most of the time, the basics are glossed over and and a base level of understanding is assumed that most people just don’t have. It’s like reading a book where all the chapters have been mixed up; the information is there but it’s impossible to figure out what’s going on!

This course will equip you with all of the information you need in the optimal order to effortlessly learn. Everything is beautifully laid out in one place and you are automatically guided through the program.

Also, you don’t know what you don’t know. I personally do online courses all the time to learn new skills (like how to build this website!) and I usually start out hoping to learn one thing, but finish learning ten other thing I didn’t realise I didn’t know. That’s the beauty of education and why it’s so important to stay curious and keep learning!

We guarantee there is information in this course you have never heard before and didn’t know you didn’t know! We promise, you will learn SO MUCH! And hey, with our 30 day no-questions-asked money back guarantee, you can get a full refund if you don’t feel like it lived up to your expectations (it totally will though).

View the entire course curriculum below to see exactly what you will learn.

Please note, our courses are designed to teach you how to apply your own makeup, not how to become a professional makeup artist.

Course Curriculum


  • Welcome To Skincare

  • What’s Your Skin Type?

  • Common Skin Conditions

  • The Basics of A Good Skincare Routine: Cleanser

  • The Basics of A Good Skincare Routine: Moisturiser

  • The Basics of A Good Skincare Routine: Sunscreen


  • Welcome To Primer & Foundation

  • Priming 101

  • An Introduction to Foundation

  • How To Choose The Right Foundation For Your Skin Type

  • How To Choose The Right Foundation - What Coverage & Formula?

  • How To Choose The Right Foundation Colour

  • Tools For Applying Foundation

  • Troubleshooting Common Foundation Issues

  • Foundation Compatibility With Primer & Skincare

  • Demonstration: Foundation Application with Brush vs Sponge

  • Demonstration: How To Wear Powder Foundation Without Looking Dry

  • Demonstration: A Full Coverage Foundation Application

  • Demonstration: A Sheer Coverage Foundation Application

  • Demonstration: The 'Powder Before Foundation' Technique

  • Demonstration: A Creamy, Hydrated Base for Dry Skin

  • Demonstration: A Long-wearing Base For Oily Skin


  • An Introduction to Concealing & Correcting

  • Types of Concealer & Tools

  • Demonstration: Concealing Under-eye Circles - Light Skin

  • Demonstration: Concealing Under-eye Circles - Dark Skin

  • Demonstration: Concealing Mature Under-eyes

  • Demonstration: How To Conceal Acne & Blemishes

  • Demonstration: How To Conceal Rosacea

  • Demonstration: How To Cover Pigmentation (Concealing A Birthmark)


  • Powder 101

  • Demonstration: Basic Powder Application

  • Demonstration: How To Bake

  • Demonstration: Concealing With Powder


  • An Overview of Corrective Sculpting

  • Bronzer 101

  • Demonstration: A Natural Sun-kissed Bronzer Application

  • Contouring 101

  • Where Does Contour Go?

  • Demonstration: Cream vs Powder Contour Application

  • Highlighting 101

  • Demonstration: Where Does Highlighter Go?

  • Demonstration: Cream vs Powder Highlight Application

  • Demonstration: Matte Highlight Application

  • Blush 101

  • Where Exactly Does Blush Go?

  • How To Pair Blush With The Rest Of Your Makeup

  • Demonstration: How To Apply Cheek Stains

Your Tutors

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Sharon Farrell

Founder of The Online Makeup School, Sharon has over a decade experience as a makeup artist and educator. Her YouTube channel with over 250,000 subscribers has inspired and empowered women across the globe to confidently wear makeup and experiment with new looks. Sharon truly believes anyone can be great at applying their own makeup, it just takes practice, patience and a basic understanding of why some things look good and some things don't.


Michelle Wong

Michelle is a science educator and skincare writer with a PhD in chemistry, based in Sydney, Australia. Michelle started her blog, Lab Muffin Beauty Science because she was frustrated that the beauty blogosphere didn’t have enough easy-to-understand explanations of the science behind beauty products. Michelle firmly believes that anyone can understand the science behind skincare and beauty and has developed a unique way of making the most complicated science, easy to understand.


Rachael Brooke

One of Australia’s leading makeup artists, Rachael Brook has over a decade of experience working with Australia’s highest-profile celebrities, supermodels, 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


This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to better apply their own makeup and understand some of the 'science' behind why some things suit you and some things don't.

Maybe you're just starting out with makeup and don't know where to begin, or perhaps you're stuck in a style rut and want to learn some new techniques. You could be a new mum returning the workforce and want to feel refreshed and confident getting back to your role. Or, you might be a total beauty junkie who wants to brush up on some new skills and knowledge.

You will learn the why behind makeup rules and understand what looks flatter your face.

Please note our courses are non-accredited and will not teach you how to become a professional makeup artist.


The training is broken down into core subjects which contain short lessons consisting of easy-to-follow videos, impartial product recommendations and our comprehensive downloadable textbook.

All of the training takes place online, contained in the private member only site. The program is mobile and tablet friendly so you truly can access it from anywhere at any time, all you need is an internet connection.

Your membership also gives you access to our private Facebook group where you can interact with other students and chat with our tutors. It’s a very supportive community where you’re safe to ask any questions and get even more help and support.

Plus, you’re a student for life. You can login and access the course for as long as the course exists, including access to any new content we include as we update the curriculum.


Will I be a qualified Makeup Artist upon completion of this course?

No, this course is designed to help you to improve your personal makeup skills and application, and is not an accredited professional makeup course.

When does the course start and finish?

You will have access to the entire course content immediately after purchase, and with lifetime access for as long as the program exists, you can take as long as you need to complete it. You will also have access to any new content we include as we update the curriculum.

Do you offer refunds?

We are so proud of the course but your happiness is our number one priority so if you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Will I get a certificate or qualification?

We currently only offer a certificate for completion of The Complete Makeup Course so you will not receive one for completing this, The Perfect Base course. This course will help you to improve your personal makeup application only and is not designed to teach you to become a professional makeup artist.

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as the program exists, across any and all devices, including access to new content as we update the curriculum.

Where does the training take place?

Everything is online in our members only site.

What will I learn?

We cover just about every aspect of makeup application from beginner to intermediate level, including skincare, colour theory, face and eye shapes. We use a variety of models for our application demonstrations so you can better visualise how the makeup will look on your face.

How do you support students as they work through the training?

We are committed to ensuring you get the most out of The Complete Makeup Course and will be here to help you along the way. We can answer your questions via our email (contact us here), and you can connect with tutors and other students through our private Facebook group.


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