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CARA Professional Makeup Courses

The CARA MAKEUP ACADEMY offers makeup artistry education available as private sessions, half-day courses and makeup bootcamps. Our courses deliver a rich array of technique, product and industry knowledge, providing a strong foundation for your successful career.

Each graduate will become a CARA C.A.T. (Certified Artist Team Member)
and receive a CARA certificate of completion.


6-Week Beauty Makeup Course

This course is perfect for the aspiring makeup artist looking to achieve their education amongst a busy schedule. In this 6 week evening course you will learn the essentials of makeup artistry and the business sense needed to make your career soar.


4-Day Makeup Boot Camp

Learn everything you need to know about getting your makeup career off to a strong start. This hands-on course is our newest advanced course, designed to give you essential knowledge to provide makeup services from basic beauty lessons to bridal services.



3-Day Bridal and Business Course

Our Bridal & Business Makeup Course is a 3-Day course that will teach you everything you need to know about getting started as a makeup artist in the Bridal industry. This hands-on course is an advanced course, designed to give you the essential knowledge you need to provide bridal makeup services and make your brides look great on camera.



Brow Design and Tinting Course

In this one day course you will learn the essentials needed to sculpt the perfect brow and to tint brows and lashes. In addition, you will receive your very own CARA Brow Kit, containing 4 CARA Unicolor brow colors and brow/lash gel.



Pro Makeup Kits

A CARA Pro Makeup Kit is required to attend our makeup courses. It's pertinent to your career that you maintain a clean, organized and well stocked makeup kit, in order to avoid cross contamination and present yourself as a professional. We offer three different kits (Inspiration, Mastery and Pro-to-Go) each increasing in the amount of product you will recieve.


Student Testimonials

By completing this course I now feel like a true makeup artist and so very proud to say so. My confidence is a different level. Through this class I feel I have been given the knowledge to be able to analyze someone and be able to tackle anything…Taking these classes were, to me, the best investment of both my time and money I could have made to make me grow, not only as a person but a makeup artist. Everyone and anyone who wants the very best tools to succeed should take this class. You are getting the best knowledge and tools from Leslie and Lisa, the very best in the industry. Thank you for the incredible ride. Rob Smith—Cosmetologist & Makeup Artist

I just wanted to send you a letter of thanks, for all the information and insight I received from taking your class in Feb. It was a wonderful experience, jammed packed with knowledge. I'm so glad I went for it when the classes were available in Birmingham. Since I last saw you I got right to work getting my name out there on the internet, on the phone and lots of good old fashioned leg work…I actually got my very first job on a movie that was being filmed in my area just 9 weeks after completing my course with you. Since then I have worked on a pilot for a game show and just finished working on a movie trailer. Because of this experience I now am locked in with the busiest production company in my city. I'm having the time of my life and thoroughly enjoying my work. Who knew at 49 I would be having so much fun! Laura Lee Showalter—Makeup Artist

As a student at FCNH I had the opportunity to spend a day at CARA studio. Leslie took the time to educate us and share some of her tips and showed us how she custom blends her foundations. She also shared with us her passion for helping people who have suffered trauma and cancer and making them feel beautiful. I am a nurse and decided to become an esthetician and makeup artist to pursue my creative side. I also have a passion for helping others. Ever since I graduated I have longed to attend classes by Leslie. Attending this Beauty and Business Boot Camp has prepared me as a business woman. As well as providing me with the tools to improve my skills as a makeup artist while providing great service. My goal is to continue to improve. I will definitely be attending future classes that she has to offer. Karen O’Brien—Makeup Artist

I have to say this was such a great experience. Leslie is such a great makeup artist who explains everything so well that I was able to recreate some of the looks I wanted. The makeup line is great. I personally use it on myself. I would recommend anyone who wants to be a makeup artist to take her classes. Jeniffer Ibarra—Makeup Artist

Being someone with no makeup experience, I had no idea what to expect. This class made me feel comfortable with the CARA line. I feel like I've been provided with enough information to comfortably discuss with clients any makeup questions they may have regarding CARA. I am excited to expand my business opportunities and Leslie rocks! Michael B.—Makeup Artist