Makeup Classes

With over 17 years of experience in the makeup artistry business Kim Porter offers private makeup lessons as well as classes for aspiring makeup artists. If you are interested in the Makeup Artistry Business Course that is online and starts April 2, 2018 please go to the Contact page to let us know you would like more information.

Private Makeup Lesson

Makeup Lesson   $85/hour
  • Learn how to apply your own makeup and about the best products for you to use
  • This class will help you achieve your perfect day to night makeup look with a focus on eye makeup looks
  • Customized to fit your lifestyle and you will receive a face chart with all colors and products used
  • Also includes a Makeup Bag Cleanout, bring your makeup bag to find out what works and what doesn't work
Also available for group lessons!
For 4 or more the rate is $50 per person for a 2 hour class. Perfect for a girl's night out!


All makeup artistry classes are payable by credit/debit card with 50% due at the time of booking.  Please go to our Contact page
and let us know what class you're interested in!


Makeup Artistry Classes

Reveiw of  the Makeup Artistry 101 Class

By Rylee Spencer, Lead Stylist and Manager of Sorrida Salon

"Taking Kim’s Makeup Artist 101 class really set the foundation for my career. Not only did the class focus on makeup skills, we went over how to give your client the best consultation, bridal trials, sanitation, and email and booking etiquette. There’s so much more to freelancing than just doing makeup and Kim really helps set you up for success! I highly recommend this class to anyone looking to get into the industry! I was also given the opportunity to work with Kim at The Makeup Studio for a year, and it was such an awesome experience. I felt like I wasn’t just working alongside her, I was working with her and learning every step of the way. She is so knowledgeable about makeup trends, working with different face shapes, eye shapes and skin tones and so willing to teach and help you grow in your skills! I could not be more thankful for everything she taught me. I am now manager and lead stylist in a bridal salon in Seattle, and I feel that Kim gave me the knowledge I needed to get there! Thanks Kim!"

Makeup Artistry 101 includes Certificate of Attendence

If you want to start working and earning money as a makeup artist as quickly as possible, this class is for you!
You will learn everything you need to know to get started, receive hands-on experience, and a Certificate of Attendance.
This class is perfect for anyone starting out or if you have a license in Cosmetology or Esthetics and need more education in makeup artistry!
This class is 5 hours with a 30 minute lunch break:
2 hours 30 minutes class time with worksheets included
2 hours 30 minutes hands on practical with Q & A

This class covers all aspects of makeup artistry:

  • Skincare
  • Sanitation
  • Makeup brushes and kit essentials
  • Create perfect-looking skin with traditional foundation
  • How to pick shades for each skin tone
  • Face shapes and correcting techniques
  • Highlighting and contouring
  • Applying false lashes
  • Makeup looks for special events and bridal
  • Marketing and social media
  • Business requirements
You will receive a Certification of Attendance for completing this 5 hour course and
a one-time 40% discount on Kim Porter Beauty ( to start your makeup kit.
Maximum of 4 students per class.  Please email Kim for a class outline and dates available!
*It is suggested that students have 40 hours (or 40 faces) of practical hands-on experience
before applying for a business license and becoming a professional freelance makeup artist.
Cost for the Makeup Artistry 101 Class with Certificate $475

Learn to Airbrush Foundation Class

This 2 hour class breaks down how to:

  • Take apart and put together an airbrush gun
  • Use the airbrush gun and compressor
  • Breakdown of different airbrush forumulas
  • Practice airbrushing techniques
  • Prepping skin
  • Problem solving
  • How to get the most flawless finish
  • How to keep the airbrush gun clean

In class we use the Iwata-Medea HP-CS .35mm Eclipse Airbrush W/ IS35 Ninja Jet Compressor (Available on Amazon) or the Temput Air cordless compressor and pods.

Cost for the Learn to Airbrush Class $195
(does not include tools)

Makeup Artistry Business Course

This online 8 week program starts April 2, 2018 go to our Contact page and let us know that you are interested in more information.

This course covers:

Vision & Goal Setting
Creating a Business Plan
How to Create a Contract
Finding Your Ideal Client
Pricing for Your Market
Getting a Business License
Building a Website
How to Branding, Marketing, and Advertising
Build Your Social Media 
How to Network
Build Your Portfolio
Creating Multiple Income Streams
Client Management Systems
Carrying a Makeup Line
Opening a Makeup Studio
Long Term Success Goals
PDF files of a Wedding Day Timeline and Face Chart for lessons and bridal trials


For more information please go to our Contact page to message us directly or email

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