FAQ – Make Up

Makeup School

Mariessa’s Makeup School offers two types of private training: One on One or Group Training. Please contact Mariessa to discuss which areas you wish to train in. From there we will put together some training options including times, length of training and costs.

Training can include:

  • Skin care
  • Face Shapes
  • Product Knowledge
  • Foundations
  • Concealing
  • Nude Makeup
  • Natural Day Makeup
  • Evening Makeup
  • Mature Makeup
  • Makeup for men; actors, presenters and models
  • Stills Photographic Makeup (colour and black & white)
  • Fashion/Editorial Makeup

Group Training

This training option is designed to cater for groups of friends or colleagues wanting to learn how to apply their own makeup (including hair styling and all other areas of professional makeup) in a small group situation.

Benefits of Group Training

  • Flexibility of lesson times and dates
  • Added benefit of working in small groups
  • Lessons can be tailored to suit your specific needs

Additional Information

All professional makeup used is from my personal range of cosmetics, Georgie.

Brushes are provided for your use during training however you are able to purchase a 25 piece professional from my shop. Individual brushes are also available for sale.

You are welcome to bring your own brushes if you have a set.

Benefits of Private Training

  • Flexibility of lesson times and dates
  • Added benefit of having your own personal tutor
  • Lessons can run from one hour to five days depending on what you are wanting to learn
  • Private lessons are designed for students who want to learn as much as possible during a short period of time.
  • There is the option of training with a small group of your friends in a private environment

One on One Training

This training option is designed to cater for anyone who wants to learn how to apply their own makeup, or someone wanting to be trained as a professional makeup artist in (including hair styling) or for working makeup artists who wish to up-skill in a particular area of their profession.

Makeup Lessons

Lessons are 1 hour long and Mariessa caters the appointment to suit the individual needs of her client.

The secret to a beautiful face is knowing where to put the right products in the right places to enhance your natural beauty. The makeup lesson is designed for you to learn the skills in practical and positive ways which will fit in with your lifestyle. Mariessa will evaluate your current look, products, and attitudes and then design, recommend, and direct you through the lesson. The step-by-step lesson creates the perfect look that reflects your personality, profession, style, and taste.

Mariessa will teach you the best techniques that are right for your face and that fit your features. Each stage will deliver maximum impact to your look with minimal effort. She will show you how to softly accentuate or dramatically define your features to suit every life occasion. You will learn how to pull your look together in just minutes for work and how to take it up a few notches to gorgeous for night! You will learn to identify and understand the goals and benefits of each skin care step. As well, you will have the know-how to use each carefully chosen product, colour, and tool with confidence and style. Knowing the best colours and tools to do your own makeup, money-wasters are eliminated with sensible and savvy solutions to assemble a sophisticated, streamlined, and versatile make-up bag. People of all ethnicities and professions will immediately benefit — leave inspired, armed, confident, and gorgeous.


Mariessa understands that many people have sensitive skin and can react to many makeup brands. This is why she has sourced her own makeup range, Georgie. It really is wonderful, designed for sensitive skins and in the past 7 years since Mariessa has been using this range she has never had anyone have a problem with this range.

We would recommend, just to be on the safe side, doing the trial if possible a few months before to guarantee we have no problems. It’s important for everyone to feel comfortable. We can do a patch test also, if you prefer.