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A Quick Answer to Should I Go to Maquillage Professionnel at Modern Acadamy?

By Aninafish @aninafish

Apologies for the disappearing act. Maybe it’s post-graduation blues (feeling graduate—KAPAL!), but I just lost gana to write. Though I realized that if I start feeling envy, then the best cure is to just do something. 

It’s nice to have my Saturday’s back, but I do miss class. It was such a nice thought that at least once a week, I get to play with my brushes and a whole score of MakeUpForEver products. (Have you seen their holiday collection? I’m not usually for one who wants a collection now na now na now na. But I want everything!) 

Maquillage Professionnel at Modern Academy was a nice classroom environment. It’s a definite plus that you have teachers who are part of a PRO team (though this is the same in most make-up schools, if not all,) because make-up artistry is more craft than art. Yes, there are geniuses out there—but as make-up is something done almost everyday, there’s a real sense that craftsmanship is just as important as innovation and originality. 

Though there are many, many books out there that speak of craft (think of the volumes and volumes of pages devoted to the craft of writing,) holding a brush and working on someone’s face can’t be substituted. I think any school who says otherwise is fooling themselves. So the lecture+demo then hands-on is a must. 

There is a distinct Make Up Forever method which has proven to be useful—I’ve folded in some steps to my own routine. And as I mentioned earlier,the MUFE products are just a dream!!  

Am I glad that I did the class? Most definitely. More knowledge, more hours of practice is valuable either way. Just some points to consider:

1. Maquillage Professionnnel is not a MakeUpForEver school branch here. Though the instructors are trained by MakeUpForEver Academy in Singapore and Paris, the school itself doesn’t bear an official status. The closest branch is in Singapore, I think.

2. You get a certificate of completion, not a diploma. 

3. There is no starter kit included in the tuition fee of the course, though you do get the 15% lifetime discount after. 

4. Module 1(50 Hours) is PhP30,000.

But this is just an argument in a bigger question—do you really need to go to class for make-up artistry?

Well, there’s a large number of experts (and genuine ones ha, not people who call themselves as such) who have never been inside a make-up school but have instead learned by doing. And an apprenticeship with a professional make-up artist will definitely provide you the opportunity to learn just as much because you will be doing the nitty gritty (washing brushes, setting up stations, prepping faces, etc.) 

But the institution of a school provides a sense of “official-dom” which may matter to some people, (it obviously does to me, i love school!) Except when it comes to things like this, you are only as good as your latest work so an extensive, impressive portfolio will weigh heavier than a lovely diploma. 

So I obviously can’t say it’s a must especially if opportunities to just do the work are available to you. 

So what am I planning to do now? Well, get back to work. There’s writing to do, skincare/haircare/bath&body products to sell, and faces to work on (who's next?). 


I’d love to go back to school—sheesh, I’d love to just stay in school. But adulthood looms large. 

(okay, so that wasn't a quick answer.)


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