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Commit to becoming a stronger makeup artist

A 10-month accelerator for 200 professional makeup artists who want to make waves in fashion. Delivered online and in-person, you'll have access to the world's greatest experts, create work, get personal feedback, and collaborate with a global network of fashion creatives.

Meet the experts


Alex Box
Makeup artist, Creative director

Pati Dubroff
Makeup artist

Tom Pecheux
Makeup artist, Beauty consultant

Premier Hair and Makeup
International hair and makeup artist agency

Coco Rocha
Model and brand director, NOMAD MGMT

Arden Fanning
Contributing beauty editor, Vogue US

Vanessa Beleau
Head of consultancy for EMEA, WGSN

Fabien Baron
Creative director

Megan McCluskie
Bookings director, Harper’s Bazaar UK

Vittoria Filippi Gabardi
Beauty editor, Vogue Italia

Kathy Phillips
International beauty editor, Condé Nast Asia

Jade Taylor
Senior beauty editor, Nylon magazine

Spencer Spaulding
Co-founder, Forward Artists agency

Cassie Steer
Beauty director, InStyle magazine UK

Mynxii White
Beauty director, Schön! Magazine

Personal development experts
New for 2017

Polly Morland
Award-winning author

Samantha Clarke
Coach and consultant

Eric Maisel
Psychologist and creativity coach

Who it’s for

This program is for just 200 of the new wave of ambitious makeup artists who have the drive to breakout and claim their place in the fashion industry.

You will have established strong technical skills already, but now you want to break out and push your creative boundaries. You will have experience of session work, and you are committed to doing whatever it takes to do more of it – because it's what you love.

If you’re ready to push yourself as hard as you can for a career in fashion, join our network of 2,500+ global fashion professionals spanning 80 different countries across the world.

Makeup by Carla Francesca

"Mastered has changed my working life dramatically. After being chosen for the ISSA show, I then went on to assist Val Garland for Paris Couture, Alice Temperley, Julien MacDonald and Jasper Conran."


Carla Francesca, Makeup: Mastered alumna
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Your year ahead

Over ten months, you will be set tasks by leading industry figures, create new work for your portfolio, get expert feedback, meet new collaborators, work with a personal coach, and get access to exclusive opportunities and exposure, on a once-in-a-lifetime journey of discovery, growth and professional development.
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Stand out from the crowd.
To stand out in a crowded industry like fashion makeup, you need to truly understand your market and what makes you different. At the start of the accelerator, we’ll help you identify your goals so you can discover the unique selling point that sets you apart. You will create a clear plan for how you can make your personal brand stand out among other makeup artists in the industry, have a stronger voice, and secure the work that you’ve always wanted.
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Unleash your creativity.
If you’ve ever felt stuck in a rut with jobs that feel monotonous or lack inspiration, this program will help you break out. After all, an MUA who gets booked for the best jobs needs to do more than just great makeup. We’ll take a deep dive into the creative process of the makeup icons you admire and show you how original research leads to innovative images. We’ll also help you present your work and translate your ideas into concepts that your clients will love.

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Discover all avenues of session work
From editorial and commercial work, to runway shows, celebrities, ambassadorships and more – a makeup career in fashion is as glamorous as it is varied. Throughout the year, we will expose you to all the possibilities the session world offers, along with arming you with the knowledge and mentality needed to flourish within it – to get noticed and rebooked.
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Learn how to get paid for the work you really want
Knowing how much you’re worth. Balancing paid work with unpaid editorial. Deciding to assist. Knowing which jobs are right for your career and which are not. As we prepare you to be fully equipped for your increasingly diverse career path, you'll hear directly from the people who book makeup artists on jobs – agents, photographers and more more, to help you create the balance that's right for you.
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Make the connections you need to create great work
We’re here to help you make the connections you need to push your career forward and strengthen your portfolio. During the program you will work on four incredible collaborative projects with the rest of the Mastered accelerator network - artists like yourself who want to rise to the top and make their mark. Get the creative confidence to approach others, make connections and start creating amazing work. This is just the start of where the network could take you.
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Get feedback from top industry experts
Even the best makeup artists never stop learning, so a key part of the Mastered accelerator experience is giving you the opportunity to learn from masters themselves.Throughout the 10 months on the program you’ll receive feedback from industry experts – on your images, your creative process, and your portfolio – always tailored to your own goals and aspirations.

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Build your profile
You’ll finish the program with a clear plan for how to make your personal brand stand out among other makeup artists in the industry and how to get the recognition you deserve. We’ll help you translate your work into an incredible online presence and social strategy that makes an impact. You’ll leave with a strong portfolio and learn how to get noticed for all the right reasons.
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Get one-to-one support to drive your personal growth
A whole Mastered team will ensure you get the most from your 10 months on the program and beyond. You will have a personal coach and a dedicated talent manager, both committed to helping you push your boundaries as a creative. Beyond the program, our alumni manager ensures you are kept connected with our network and suitable industry opportunities.

You'll leave the accelerator with
A portfolio developed with feedback from leading industry figures
Four fresh creative projects for your portfolio
A new network of more than 2,500 creatives in 80 different countries
The skills and confidence gained from personal coaching to thrive in this competitive industry
Guaranteed exposure from the industry showcase at the end of the accelerator
Clarity on who you are as an MUA and your voice and vision

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How it works

The first of its kind, these accelerator programs have been built to get you 
the skills, network, exposure and attitude you need to succeed in a
 rapidly changing fashion industry.

Includes an invite to exclusive global event

We believe in blending online and in-person learning, which is why during your program you’ll be invited to attend one epic and extraordinary event from a choice of three iconic global locations. Attend Mastered Live and you will experience an incredible weekend of collaboration, connection and creation.

One-to-one coaching sessions on-demand

We passionately believe in the importance of developing the right attitude and mental approach. Which is why on our accelerator programs you will be able to book unlimited coaching sessions throughout your 10-month experience. These will help you develop the resilience, confidence and mental strength needed to take your talent to the next level.

Fund your future

With our range of flexible payment plans, no-one should let finance stand in their way of making it. We’ll be on hand after you’re accepted to find the plan that’s right for you.

Remember, investing in this accelerator is tax deductible as a business expense.

10-month program
Starts early 2017
$6,300
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