Monday, April 9, 2012

Life Changes/ A Preliminary Review of QC Makeup Academy

So, I realized the other day that it had been exactly a month since I've been on here. I had been feeling really depressed and not doing much of anything for a while, but since then I have made some big life decisions. One thing I have realized was that my current path in college was not making me happy, and I have since decided that as soon as I am financially able to I will be going to esthetics school! Because esthetics school will be pretty much like a full time job, this will probably be a while so I decided that I was going to occupy myself with QC Makeup Academy until then.

I've been seeing ads for QC Makeup Academy for some time and I thought that it would be fun to try out. I enrolled in the Makeup Artistry course which costs $1198 and includes 4 units.

In my kit, I got:

-A product application guide

-Eco-Beautiful by Lina Hanson

-4 makeup palettes: 1 with lip shades, concealers, blush and eyeshadows similar to the Coastal Scents palettes

-4 sets of booklets for each unit

-And six cd's (which I can't find at the moment) with assignment forms and videos

Right now, I have only finished Unit A.

Unit A went over the basics- your goals and why you want to be a makeup artist, basic expectations and requirements of the makeup artist field, how to build your kit, safe and sanitary practices and how to build your business. After I submitted the set of assignments, I got detailed feedback from one of their instructors after a week.

So far, I haven't really learned anything that I didn't know already. However, it's just the first unit so I expect that it will get harder as I go on. There have been several questions that I have had and they have gotten back to me quickly, so the customer service is excellent. In terms of the videos, I haven't been blown away, but hopefully that will get better as I go on as I'm not really very far in.

Overall I haven't been blown away by this course. Pretty much everything I've seen or done are things that I could have watched on Youtube videos. I have high hopes though that the future units will be better.


  1. congrats on your decision!!!! hope this change makes you happy!!!

  2. I would love to do something like this, good luck. I hope it goes well!

  3. Good luck with the course lovely! I hope everything turns out to be great and that you'll learn some awesome tips and tricks!

  4. Keep your chin up. Things will get better and work themselves out. We all go through this. I have my down days too.

  5. Can't wait to hear more. Please keep us updated!

    omg I cannot believe this suit is by Mango! Hmmm.... I might need this in my life! Thanks for sharing it!!

    Btw, enter my giveaway for something Hermès & a gift card ;)

  6. Better late than never... so how did your adventure end? I am thinking about buying into this BUT it's a lot of money and I need some real feed back. 🙂