Make-up Tutorials

Learn the basics of make-up application

Learn some secrets of professional make-up artists with these tutorials by MHD’s MUA Melissa Bourne and longtime fashion make-up artist Paul Seaman. Learning these tutorials will give you an insight into how make-up is applied and used for a range of looks, and demonstrate creative looks for photo shoots and formal events. Hairdressers regularly work with MUAs as part of the creative team on photographic shoots and backstage at fashion shows and understanding their practices will enable you to work alongside them better. Similarly, if you intend to shoot collections or put on demonstrations at trade events or hair shows, understanding their craft will provide you with the ability to communicate your ideas better or even takeover if they do not turn up!

7 training videos

A make-up application considering fashion trends and cultural factors

26 minutes

Learn a beautiful makeup application considering fashion trends and cultural factors suitable for a special occasion in this foundation MHD make-up video step-by-step.


How to apply makeup for a classic day look

30 minutes

Master the skills and knowledge required to perform a simple, classic makeup application of a day look with makeup artist Mellisa Bourne.


How to do a themed face paint look celebrating culture

13 minutes

Explore creating pattern and design on a painted mask to celebrate culture with a masculine commedia dell'arte look.


How to create a fashion face painting look

16 minutes

This tutorial delves into themed face painting for fashion looks, exploring how to transfer a 2D design onto a 3D face.


How to create a butterfly face-paint look

22 minutes

This tutorial explores face-painting based on a theme. You will learn how to transfer a 2D butterfly design onto a 3D head-block.