To take makeup artist courses online, first research online programs for cost comparison and courses offered. Find and enroll in a program that has courses that focus on the techniques or skills you want to learn, and buy any needed materials to take courses. While enrolled in any class, complete the coursework to be eligible to continue the program to its completion.
Find a program that offers makeup techniques and skills, tool use, business etiquette and visual demonstrations, as well as coursework and lectures. Some programs offer students a makeup kit upon acceptance. Some programs offer specialized training in fashion makeup, wedding makeup, or stage and film makeup. Many programs offer personal coaching or counselling, career development and extra educational material outside of coursework.
Be prepared to purchase tools and resources to complete coursework, such as a digital camera, textbooks or computer software, in addition to the cost of tuition. Keep all coursework up to date, and turn it in on time. Once you pass all the courses, keep all your photographed or filmed work for a portfolio. The institution provides a certificate of completion for your resume and job search. These certifications are helpful when finding work at makeup counters, stores or spas and can help to establish a legitimate freelancing business.