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Makeup Course in London - The London School of Media Make Up, Makeup school in London

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.

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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.

Career Development
Students receive life coaching & career development throughout and after the makeup artist course as success is about more than technique alone.

Professional Environment
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.

Portfolio week
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.

Product Choice
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.

Business Training
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


Jeanne Richmond, The London School of Media Make Up Founder

Jeanne Richmond

Principal & Bafta Winner


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The London School of Media Make Up Creative Director Rebecca Wordingham

Rebecca Wordingham

Straight & Corrective Make-up, Fashion Make-up, Character Make-up

British VogueHarpers BazaarGlamour

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Special Effects Makeup Artist and The London School of Media Make Up Tutor Stuart Bray

Stuart Bray

Casualty Effects, Prosthetics

Game of ThronesHarry Potter, Shaun of The DeadThe Mummy

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The London School of Media Make Up Tutor Cate Hall

Cate Hall

Camouflage & Period Make-up

The Man Who Know Infinity, Spooks, The Greater Good, Austenland

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Session Hair Stylist and The London School of Media Make Up Tutor Johnnie Biles

Johnnie Biles

Contemporary & Fashion Hair Styling, Cut & Blow Dry

Elle, L’Officiel, Wonderland

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The London School of Media Make Up Tutor Katie Pickles

Katie Pickles

Camouflage & Period Make-up

Mr SelfridgeDownton AbbeyMaigret’s Dead Man

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Period Hair and Wig Specialist and The London School of Media Make Up Tutor Pam Foster

Pam Foster

Period Hair

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The London School of Media Make Up Tutor Lucy Gibson

Lucy Gibson

Fashion Make-up

Rita OraVogueDazed,

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Head of BBC News Makeup and The London School of Media Make Up Tutor Katie Steadman

Katie Steadman

HD Airbrushing

Head of Make-up at BBC NewsAl Jazeera English, British Vogue


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Body Painting Specialist and The London School of Media Make Up Tutor Emily Dowdeswell

Emily Dowdeswell

Body Painting

Game of Thrones, Jesus Christ Superstar

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Gazelli Skincare Head of Education, Alicia Falero

Alicia Falero

Gazelli Skincare Training

Gazelli Skincare

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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.

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