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October 21, 2012

Brushing Up With Amy: An Introduction

Hi, everyone

My name is Amy from Following the Reader and I am guest posting for Sophie today. I'm an Australian book reviewer over on my blog and love doing it. Reading is one of my favourite things to do but I also love makeup. So Sophie and myself got to talking and decided that we would guest review for each other, so make sure that you keep an eye out for an upcoming review of one of Sophie's favourite books over on my blog. 

Now let's get down to the nitty gritty. As I said, makeup is one of my other loves and I have been partaking in a makeup course! Sophie has asked me to talk to you all about it today and possibly in the coming weeks as I get further into the course.

I am currently at Perth College of Beauty Therapy and I am doing the Cert II in Retail Makeup and Skincare. This is a 9 week course that I attend 9:30am-3pm on Tuesdays, however it runs at different times of the week at different times of the year. So if you are unable to do Tuesdays they have ones that run two nights a week, both nights 3 hours each. The cost of the course is $1050 if you pay in two lots or if you need to go on a payment plan it is $1150 (course costs applicable at the time of my course and may vary). Now this cost includes a professional photoshoot and the use of the school's makeup (which you don't get to take home). So you aren't supplied with a makeup kit but are able to use everything you need during class. 

Now, on top of that price there are a couple of other things that you will need to supply yourself. Prior to enrolling you will be told that you need to buy the school's Makeup Start Kit for $70. This includes face cleansing sponges, a headband, cape and makeup brushes. You also need to purchase the uniform. For the 9 week course you are only required to buy the top at $75. You also need to buy an A3 display folder and A3 black card to the Portfolio assignment. There are a couple of other things you need to buy like hand sanitizer, fake eyelashes and brush cleanser (brush cleanser only if you like). You will also have to have model for about 5 of the 9 weeks, the 4th week the model is required at 10.30 and the rest of the weeks the model is required at 1pm (excluding the photo shoot where you will be allocated a time).

Eaach week something new is covered. The first week we went through general makeup related things. We discussed the brushes we received in our kit, what we will be expected of throughout the course, different makeup brands and other things of the like. That class is set out in a very specific way. The morning is generally when we are given a demonstration of the makeup we are doing for that day or the next week, while going through the techniques and processes that are required for doing the look. The skincare routine was shown in Week 2, the college uses Dermalogica only. Then it's down to the makeup. The school uses a variety of brands including Masquerade, Ben Nye, Mehron and Kryolan.

I am so far enjoying the course, though I was pretty nervous to start. I didn't really know what to expect and I wasn't sure how I was going to like it.

If you have any questions please feel free to email the girls at the college at enquiries@perthcollege.com.au - They are all really friendly and pretty quick to respond! Or if you would prefer to phone, the number's 9361 3111.


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1 comment :

  1. Hey girls,
    Sophie, I know you tweeted me about this, my twitter in my PC is playing up and I wanted to read this on 'the big screen' rather then my phone.
    It sounds very similar to mine, except mien had some other components- cert II makeup for photo0graphy etc and also I think the retail skincare was cert III, I didn't have to buy any uniform and we only used NP prodz, but esentially it's the same thing, if you want to do a course, and you can fit this in, it sounds cool, and subsidise anything with youtube! :)


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