Makeup Artistry Technician

Eastern College’s Makeup Artistry Technician diploma program is Atlantic Canada’s only dual-licensed program in Makeup Artistry and Eyelash Technology and teaches you the latest makeup techniques using MAC and Make Up For Ever cosmetics.

You will develop your own unique creative and personal style of makeup artistry through courses in colour, facial structure, daytime and nighttime makeup, cosmetics and hygiene, application techniques, special event makeup and much more.

You will also get in-depth instruction in eyelash extension applications, lash tinting, touch-ups, lash extension removal and brow tinting and lamination. Our program prepares you to write the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) theory exam which is a requirement to complete the provincial exam towards licensing. Contact us today for more information!

Program Duration
27 weeks, including a 3-week field placement.

Places of Work

  • Salons and Beauty Studios     
  • Cosmetic Representative
  • Freelance Makeup Artist / Beauty Vlogger                                 
  • Film and Theatre                                              
  • Photography Studios                            
  • Weddings and other special events

Key Courses

  • Professional Skills for Makeup Artists
  • Lash Enhancement Technician I & II
  • SFX and Creative Techniques
  • The Art of Cosmetics
  • Special Beauty Techniques
  • Facial Anatomy & Physiology
  • CANS Exam Preparation

Why Eastern College?


We have an established reputation as a leader in providing career-focused education that quickly prepare you for in-demand employment opportunities

Ongoing Enrolment

We offer ongoing enrolment and lifestyle-friendly course schedules that limit the disruption to your employment, family and other commitments

Upgraded Courses

Our upgraded courses reflect current trends and employer needs, so you graduate with relevant, applicable skills and knowledge

Job Placement Assistance

Our extensive career services include career fairs, job-search workshops, and one-on-one job placement assistance

Fill out our online form for more information on our Makeup Artistry Technician program! Our admissions advisors will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our program, including start dates, financing options and more!

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