Make Up First

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Make Up First

This make up artistry school draws a crowd of students, speakers and teachers. From a host of guest lecturers including make-up artists for Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian and J-Lo, to competitors from the Syfy channel show Face-Off, the training, which also includes regular courses and workshops, goes well beyond beauty and into professional, artful practice.

Courses and workshops are open to the public with the only prerequisites being a high school diploma or GED and some basic training, which is also offered at the school. An on-site shop stocks a slew of hard-to-find products and brands at even harder-to-find prices. 


Venue name: Make Up First
Address: 100 N LaSalle St
Suite 1015
Cross street: at Washington St
Transport: El: Brown, Pink, Orange, Purple (rush hrs) to Washington/Wells. Bus: 134, 135, 136, 156.
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Great People, Great Place! I've learned so much while attending makeup the makeup workshops. There is a on- site store too, to pick up your makeup must - haves!

This is an excellent vocational school for the training of makeup artists. It also offers makeup, from private lessons to prestigious performance venues. There is an in-school Pro Shop which sells the finest products, reasonably priced, and otherwise only available for sale to professional makeup artists. The atmosphere at this location is helpful and kind.

If make up is your passion or you just want to sharpen your artistic skills, this is the school for you. With over 60% of graduates persuing their dreams in the industry, Make Up First has proven to be a leader in the make up industry. Visit them at or tour the facility at 100 N Lasalle St, Suite 1010 Chicago, IL. Your dream can become your career.

I love the school, they have a huge network platform that has helped me to perform in very cool projects (a short film, videos, fashion shows, etc)... I couldn't done with out their help. Jill and the staff always are willing to help with anything. I completed my certification in 2011 and when I have questions about the industry, or about any product, they always reply to me right away with very helpful advises.