Where do I even begin. First of all, huge thank you to Glauca, who has been nothing but supportive from the very first start.
I decided to attend the 12-weeks course in summer 2018 and we were a group of very individual and fantastic 6 women. Besides me and one other girl, the rest did the 8-weeks intensity course. Throughout the course you practise on each other, which is a very valuable experience. Getting your makeup done by someone else, you realise how not to do certain steps or do them differently, how much pressure to apply, etc.
During the first week we learned the basics of makeup and started with the first decade. Each look was scheduled for 2-3 days, depending on how fast everyone understood the techniques of the look. Throughout the course, we learned the most important and most influential decades that shaped the makeup industry and are still majorly influencing today's makeup looks.
What I liked most about the 12-weeks course instead of the 8-weeks was, that I had another round of lovely faces to work on after the intensity course finished. I was also able to really focus on my photo shootings, practise the looks and try out different looks. I was also able to redo some of the decades that I struggled with.
The teachers are nothing but wonderful. Tania, Azzurra, Lily, and Laura were such a pleasure to be around and gave us all the insights of their experiences. Reading previous comments, I cannot disagree more. If you decide to attend the course, ASK ASK ASK as many questions as you can. You are right at the source of very talented makeup artists who have assisted and still assist major makeup artists. You will be surprised by how much they know and don't even get me started on the tips they gave us...
You are given a basic kit that includes very basic foundation that has to be mixed in order to find the right tone/shade. Believe me, it is harder than it sounds. You learn to look at everyone's skin tone and evaluate the shade to match it accordingly. Most of the brushes are lovely, some of them are, at first a bit confusing but as the course progresses you will realise that the purpose of those brushes is not necessarily to make your life easier but to LEARN the techniques properly. Blending for 5 minutes - absolutely. Why? Because you need to learn to find love in the detail and what blending actually does.The colour range of the eyeshadows is amazing and the formula is really good. You also get a great range of lipstick colours.
The school is an investment and this career will continue to be an investment. You have to spend a lot of money on building your kit but this course gives you the freedom to not be biased by certain brands and to trial and error with different formulas, etc. If you're lucky, your fellow students let you borrow their products and vice versa :-)
Also, this is a makeup school specialised in high fashion (!) and the real world starts, when you're leaving this course. So take as much information with as you can!