There are a few websites that offer free structured courses in basic makeup application; some of the top rated among these are SkillShare.com, EasyCoursePortal.com and BeautybyJackie.com. Although it is possible to get some basic instruction on makeup application online for free, most courses which include certification charge a fee.
The Course of Basic Makeup on EasyCoursePortal.com contains 22 brief, easy lessons. Each lesson is one step in a basic, full-face makeup application. BeautybyJackie.com offers a few, brief topical lessons, such as "Look Hot in 5 Minutes" and "How to Apply Lashes." SkillShare.com offers access to a variety of free courses with a basic free membership.
Most states require a person to have a cosmetologist or esthetician license in order to charge for makeup services.