Yvonne Nusdorfer - Makeup: Mastered

Take charge of your career as a makeup artist

A 10-month career accelerator for professional makeup artists who want to get more of the work they love in fashion. 

Online and in-person

Transformational experience

Industry leaders
Learn from the best

From £393 per month
Payable over 14 months

3500 alumni network
95 different countries

You have the technical makeup skills. You love session work. Now you want to push your creative boundaries. 

This 10-month accelerator has been built for established makeup artists who want to take charge of their career. You want to learn from the best. You are looking for focus and direction. You are hungry for industry feedback. You need industry opportunities and exposure. 

We're looking for the new breed of makeup talent who never stop learning. Places are strictly limited to just 200 global artists who want to transform their makeup career in fashion. 

How it works

Mastered accelerators are a completely new model for talent development. The 10-month experience takes place online and in-person. You'll get access to world-class experts, valuable feedback, personal coaching, industry opportunities, and the network you need to succeed. 

See how it works

Photographer:: Grazyna Gudejko

Hair: Christina Kolovos

Makeup: Fajer Fadjel

Makeup: Elisabeth Peclard

Styling: Tania Dioespirro

Art director: Nancy Herrmann

Grazyna Gudejko, Photography: Mastered, shot at Mastered Live Croatia

Online and in-person

The accelerator materials are available online, so you can access them anytime, anywhere, on your mobile. The experience is designed to come to you and fit around your professional career.

But this is more than just an online course. You will also be invited to local meetups and to Mastered Live, a weekend of learning and creativity, hosted at a stunning global location, such as Iceland, Croatia or Canada.

Insight from industry icons

Throughout the 10 months, you'll get high-quality video content featuring insights and advice from top experts who are working and succeeding in the industry today.

Combined with regular online Q&A sessions, their knowledge and insight will help you complete the practical projects that you need to do to become a stronger makeup artist.

Feedback and personal coaching

The backbone of the accelerator is regular feedback from industry insiders, to give you the direction you need to achieve your personal goals. 

In addition, you will get access to a personal development coach who will help you act on this feedback, and hone the winning mentality you need to unlock your potential and grow personally and professionally. 

A network of opportunity

No one succeeds alone. Which is why you will join a global pool of curated talent to network and collaborate with. Creative briefs set by industry legends will give you the stimulus to discover and work with peers. 

Then it's time to put it all into action. We leverage our industry connections to provide opportunities for work and recognition from fashion shows, agents, creative directors, beauty editors, commercial brands and more. 

When Val Garland recruited her team from Makeup: Mastered

Many makeup artists strive to assist at major fashion shows. Discover what happened when Val Garland selected her show team from the Makeup: Mastered accelerator as they work backstage at the SS16 Issa show during London Fashion Week.

Meet the experts

You’ll get high-quality knowledge, insight and mentoring from industry leaders who understand what it means to succeed as a makeup artist in fashion today. Here’s a selection of experts who have worked with our talent network.
Fabien Baron
Alex Box
Creative director & makeup artist
Fabien Baron
Pati Dubroff
Makeup artist
Fabien Baron
Val Garland
Makeup artist
Fabien Baron
Premier Hair & Makeup
International hair and makeup agency
Fabien Baron
Coco Rocha
Model & brand director, NOMAD MGMT
Fabien Baron
Tom Pecheux
Makeup artist & beauty consultant
Fabien Baron
Vanessa Beleau
Head of consultancy (EMEA), WGSN
Fabien Baron
Vittoria Filippi Gabardi
Beauty editor, Vogue Italia

Your journey over 10 months

The accelerator has been built to give you the insight, feedback, coaching, and network needed to claim your place in the industry of the future. Take a look at what the next 10 months could hold.

Your place in the industry

Discover more about the industry you’ve committed to thrive in, get to know some of your experts and find out all you need to know about how the industry is changing.


To succeed as a makeup artist, you need to really identify what you want for your career, and develop a plan to achieve your goals. Through content and personal coaching, the accelerator will help you understand what success looks like for you.

Your aesthetic

Having a defined aesthetic is what gets you booked, what makes you successful and what gives your career longevity. You’ll work on your own signature style, then use it to identify the gaps in your work.

Creative Process

You’ll explore how to get inspired and turn your ideas into finished work. You will focus on your creative process and develop new ways to research and develop ideas that fit with your goals and aesthetic.


You'll look at how and why trends are formed and how you can use them in your own work. You will identify a trend, then work with it to create a look for a client that fits with your own aesthetic and goals.


You’ll learn how to shine in the editorial landscape. You’ll identify an editorial client, then curate existing work or create new work to get you closer to working for them.

Commercial, Shows & Celebrities

Makeup covers everything from catwalk to campaigns, celebrity to music videos and much more. With our help you’ll learn how to thrive in each area over three distinct areas, so you’ll get noticed and get rebooked.

Money & Agents

You'll put everything you’ve learnt about the creative process into practice as a career plan. You'll learn about the role of agents and how to get one, getting the balance right between editorial and commercial, how to make the most of assisting opportunities, and how to ask for what you deserve.

Showcase & exposure

The end of the accelerator is your chance to show all of your work to an international lineup of industry experts and critics who are scouting for future industry stars.

Case study: Vogue China feature

Mastered students took part in a masterclass with Condé Nast’s beauty director, Kathy Phillips. The entire team was sourced from the Mastered network, including Makeup: Mastered’s Thoke Delorge. The finished looks were shot by renowned beauty photographer Simon Emmett and featured in Vogue China.

What some of our 3,500 alumni say

We have run 11 accelerators for 3,500 talented global professionals. Our network is filled with makeup alumni who have transformed their lives and careers. Discover their stories.

“These visionaries, artists and creatives that we are getting a chance to hear from and collaborate with is truly humbling - and ultimately so so inspiring.”

Rachel Estabrook

Enrolled on Makeup: Mastered 2017


“Only once you have experienced the feeling of being lost, then placed in an amazing destination with likeminded creatives and mentors at the top of the fashion world who are otherwise unreachable can you fully understand how truly life-changing these events are.”

Ben Dniprowskij

Enrolled on Makeup: Mastered 2017


“My mentor was extremely helpful. She presented things that I didn't even think of, so eye-opening in regards to how to move forward. It was really wonderful speaking with her.”

Jennifer McCarthy Norton

Enrolled on Makeup: Mastered 2017


“It was amazing. Never in my life would I think I would have someone from a big agency look at my portfolio. She gave me really good advice and helped me tweak and tighten up the look of my website.”

Phiphi Liang

Enrolled on Makeup: Mastered 2017

Apply now for 2018

Complete your application to be considered for a place.

10 month
Starts early 2018
Limited places
Enrolling now
From £393 per month
Payable over 14 months