The London School of Media Make Up – The LSMM is the leading makeup school in London offering tuition by working make-up artists across the specialisms of Contemporary Fashion & Beauty, Casualty & Special Effects, Prosthetics, Airbrushing, Period Techniques & Character make-up, Hair Styling & Body Painting.
The school was first founded in 2005 by BAFTA award winning make-up artist Jeanne Richmond. Jeanne built the makeup school with the vision of providing students with outstanding technical training alongside practical industry experience to prepare them for careers at the highest level. Jeanne brought in leading professionals to tutor her students and developed the pioneering in house makeup agency to support the students professionally upon graduation, something that is still unique to the school today. Trainee experience is guaranteed both during and after the makeup course. Rebecca Wordingham took over as Creative Director of the school in 2015 and with her experience innovation and enthusiasm The LSMM is embarking on the most exciting period of its history to date.
Our programme of study within the makeup lessons combines techniques from film and television with the conceptual artistry and the commercial awareness of fashion & beauty make-up. The LSMM has been providing makeup courses for over 10 years teaching the latest techniques with up-to-date product knowledge by top professionals.
In Collaboration with
The London School of Media Makeup is recognised by many leading Film, Television, Fashion & Beauty brands.
Why The LSMM?
Make-up without limits
We are the only make-up school to integrate all genres of make-up and train students for the Film & Television industries as well as the Fashion & Beauty industries.
Working Make-up artists
All of our tutors at our makeup academy are working at the top of their specialisms.
Students receive life coaching & career development throughout and after the makeup artist course as success is about more than technique alone.
Our studio is based in a working studio complex once described by Helmut Newton as “The Abbey road of photography” and is an environment that prepares you for on-going success.
Guaranteed trainee experience
All students are guaranteed trainee experience as part of our Diploma programme and have the opportunity to join our makeup agency upon graduation.
You will graduate with your own makeup portfolio shot by a fashion photographer on professional agency models.
Small class sizes
We have a maximum of 10 students in a class to ensure enough time and energy is spent on each student.
All the products that you will use during your training within our makeup classes are the most current and widely used in the industry, including brands such as MAC, Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Tom Ford, Estee Lauder, Nars, bareMinerals, YSL, Mouldlife, PPI Illustrator, Make Up International, Bluebird, Kryolan, Giorgio Armani, Maybelline and Revlon.
We prepare our students for the world of work with practical business training, including accounting, branding awareness, social media strategy & life as freelancer.
The LSMM Makeup Agency
Our in house makeup agency that is the perfect way to support your career upon graduation in all areas of make-up.
"Studying at The LSMM was the best start to my makeup career. The LSMM genuinely care about success in your chosen field, they share job opportunities, expertise & contacts. I would highly recommend the school to anyone looking to train in make up." – Anna Payne
We have a passion for make-up as a craft and for the accurate transferral of these honed skills onto our students. We regard make-up as an artform and a life long career choice.
Jeanne Richmond, Founder & Principal –
Having spent a career in the Film & Television industry both in the UK and the USA – always employing assistants and trainees on productions, I became aware that training standards were not consistent across the board. After teaching at two other schools I realised that a much more bespoke approach would benefit the students in much smaller class sizes making as much of a one to one approach as possible. Work experience is vital both during the course and immediately afterwards so that having a smaller group to place with our own Tutors, other Make-up Designers, Production Companies and Film Schools enables The LSMM team to gain both valuable studio etiquette as well as building solid contacts within the Film, Television & Fashion industries.
I started the school 10 years ago with this very different ethos and am happy to say we have gone from strength to strength. The LSMM is now in the capable hands of Rebecca Wordingham our creative director. Rebecca is experienced in all aspects of the industry, working in her own right as a make-up artist, as well as fulfilling her role as the Creative Director at The LSMM.
The school is based within the photography & film studio complex – Holborn Studios, once described by Helmut Newton as “The Abbey Road of photography” .
Our classroom was designed by Interior Architect Alice Lund, now at Soho House & Co. We have bespoke concrete & steel makeup stations with tungsten & daylight bulbs so that students learn the impact of different lighting on skin & make-up. Our huge open windows allow daylight to pour in from Regents Canal and the beautiful outdoor terrace is ideal for a calm lunch, socialise, or to regroup and find inspiration.
Our studio environment sets the perfect tone for our industry led intensive courses, preparing students for their future careers.
We are centrally located in N1, ten minutes walk from both Old Street & Angel stations and are very keen for prospective students to fall in love with our school before committing – please contact us to arrange a visit.
The London School of Media Make Up
49-50 Eagle Wharf Road