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by Tanya M
Posts: 5
Brooklyn, New York, US


I will soon be moving to NY and I want to go to makeup school. In doing research about the schools I can't tell which one is actually good and which reviews are true, also a lot of reviews are old and I want to know about the recent graduates and their experiences. If anyone could please help I would appreciate it a bunch smile
Thank you
Oct 10 11 11:49 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
JochsBeauty
Posts: 1,459
Ann Arbor, Michigan, US


Me too Tanya! My hubby just accepted a job offer out there today! We have roughly 2 weeks to move..Eek.
Oct 10 11 11:51 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
by Tanya M
Posts: 5
Brooklyn, New York, US


yes Its so hard to believe some reviews, and even harder to do research from Florida!
Oct 10 11 11:55 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
JochsBeauty
Posts: 1,459
Ann Arbor, Michigan, US


My biggest thing with reviews is, were they paid to say great things about the school or are they actually real students.

But once you get to NYC you can add your name to the willing to assist list. I plan on doing that as well.
Oct 10 11 12:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Kylara Makeup Artist
Posts: 12
Seattle, Washington, US


Well there is Make-up Designory, which has a California and NYC campus. I went to the one in California, but I would assume the NYC campus goes by the same curriculum. I know one of my teachers would travel back and forth to teach classes.

It's an amazing school, something to look into.
Oct 12 11 01:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
ArtistryImage
Posts: 2,739
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Kylara K wrote:
Make-up Designory NYC campus

It's an amazing school, something to look into.

+1

Oct 12 11 01:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Bella Dionne
Posts: 74
New York, New York, US


I highly recommend that you do not go to MUD. Makeup Forever is opening an academy in New York soon so you should deff check it out!
Oct 12 11 02:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
About Faces-Lynn
Posts: 957
Detroit, Michigan, US


Years ago I went to NYC and trained with Tobi Brittion who is a well known established makeup artist.  I spent many days with her and she is a great teacher and I learned a great deal from her.  I am not certain if she is still giving lessons.  If not there are a number of great established artists from that area on here that may be giving private lessons as well.

I think its worthwhile to pay the day rate of the artist and work with them on a one to one basis. 

This may be a good option for you as well.
Oct 12 11 02:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Rachael Sachse
Posts: 342
Perth, Western Australia, Australia


Bella Dionne wrote:
I highly recommend that you do not go to MUD. Makeup Forever is opening an academy in New York soon so you should deff check it out!

I just got my info pack from MUFE on this, so if you have any questions, I have a bunch of PDF's (finally.. I have to admit, they took their sweet time answering questions and I had to ask them 3 separate times in some cases. Can't tell if they were heavily busy, or just completely not reading my emails.)

Have you read Mary's list of things to look for in a school? If not, I suggest doing so. Although I have to admit, not a single school I've found has actually got the standards they should.

Oct 14 11 02:29 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
by Tanya M
Posts: 5
Brooklyn, New York, US


Thank you so much everyone!
I will Def look into the makeup forever school, and why wouldn't you recommend MUD? .. I get so many mixed signals about this school.
Oct 14 11 12:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Emily Siegel
Posts: 155
Columbus, Ohio, US


Rachael Sachse wrote:

I just got my info pack from MUFE on this, so if you have any questions, I have a bunch of PDF's (finally.. I have to admit, they took their sweet time answering questions and I had to ask them 3 separate times in some cases. Can't tell if they were heavily busy, or just completely not reading my emails.)

Have you read Mary's list of things to look for in a school? If not, I suggest doing so. Although I have to admit, not a single school I've found has actually got the standards they should.

Ohhh can you e-mail me the info regarding MUFE Academy you got!? I'll PM you my email!!

Oct 14 11 05:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jay Tavarez City
Posts: 173
New York, New York, US


Most of the people I have woked with were fom MUD
Oct 14 11 06:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jay Tavarez City
Posts: 173
New York, New York, US


Tanya feel free to inbox me some of your choices and will email them to muas i have woked with for their opinions (;
Oct 14 11 06:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
by Tanya M
Posts: 5
Brooklyn, New York, US


Rachael Sachse wrote:

I just got my info pack from MUFE on this, so if you have any questions, I have a bunch of PDF's (finally.. I have to admit, they took their sweet time answering questions and I had to ask them 3 separate times in some cases. Can't tell if they were heavily busy, or just completely not reading my emails.)

Have you read Mary's list of things to look for in a school? If not, I suggest doing so. Although I have to admit, not a single school I've found has actually got the standards they should.

yessss please can I get that?.. thanks a bunch

Oct 18 11 02:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
me-xposure
Posts: 7
Chesapeake, Virginia, US


it is so hard to choose a school. i was going to attend mud but got so many mix reviews i was also going to attend empire and did not get much good reviews neither. what did i end up doing ? going to aofm which i am currently.

pros this far you are learning from a different mua EVERYDAY and not a fly by night mua i am talking the real deal mua who has worked in the industry for years.

cons only 2 weeks

i realize it dose not matter what school you go to its your determination to succeed. choosing a school is the foundation what you do after matters. oh btw i am glad i did not choose mud. and my hubby is the photographer i am just using his log in
Oct 18 11 10:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Tara Pagliara MUA
Posts: 702
New York, New York, US


Bella Dionne wrote:
I highly recommend that you do not go to MUD. Makeup Forever is opening an academy in New York soon so you should deff check it out!

did you go there and have a bad experience?

Oct 19 11 04:44 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
by Tanya M
Posts: 5
Brooklyn, New York, US


thanks a bunch. why are you glad you didnt go to mud?

me-xposure wrote:
it is so hard to choose a school. i was going to attend mud but got so many mix reviews i was also going to attend empire and did not get much good reviews neither. what did i end up doing ? going to aofm which i am currently.

pros this far you are learning from a different mua EVERYDAY and not a fly by night mua i am talking the real deal mua who has worked in the industry for years.

cons only 2 weeks

i realize it dose not matter what school you go to its your determination to succeed. choosing a school is the foundation what you do after matters. oh btw i am glad i did not choose mud. and my hubby is the photographer i am just using his log in

Oct 19 11 04:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
me-xposure
Posts: 7
Chesapeake, Virginia, US


because of the price and the customer service. and BTW as I stated there is a new instructor everyday at AOFM and this is day 6 for me and of the 6 instructors 1 attended MUD and 1 taught a class there. I do not think the school produce bad or inexperience artist. I think you will get the foundation from any school it all depends on your determination. I will say do not think you can learn from you tube. The best way IMO is a school and or assisting a MUA you admire. with AOFM you do not learn from just 1 product line you have several lines you work with to get an idea of what will work for you. Check them out on FB http://www.facebook.com/AOFMakeup?ref=ts they are base out of london and they have classes a couple times a year in NYC.
Oct 22 11 06:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Joanna M
Posts: 3
Brooklyn, New York, US


Chic Studios NYC in Brooklyn.
The evening instructor is amazing.
4 week course but you learn so much.
Cheaper by a mile than all the rest.
Nov 09 11 08:31 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Brazil Raine MUA
Posts: 1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US


Emily Siegel wrote:

Ohhh can you e-mail me the info regarding MUFE Academy you got!? I'll PM you my email!!

Can you also send me the info to brazilraineMUA@gmail.com? I also had a bad experience with MUD and was pushed aside by a couple different people on their admissions after touring the school, buying my books, started studying early, and put my application (along with $100 fee) in. I'm over the idea of giving them $18,000. I would LOVE to look into the MUFE Academy big_smile

Feb 13 13 05:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Hair Stylist
Hair by Margie
Posts: 1
Ridgefield, New Jersey, US


How much was the course at MUD?
May 01 13 10:48 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Averi Lee
Posts: 3
Milford, Connecticut, US


Joanna M wrote:
Chic Studios NYC in Brooklyn.
The evening instructor is amazing.
4 week course but you learn so much.
Cheaper by a mile than all the rest.

I agree! I did day time, and she was just as lovely! I will admit tho, that she was better if you had a general understanding, where the evening instructor was so in depth! I have also had the pleasure of having all the instructors, and they are all amazingly talented.

Jul 03 13 09:11 am  Link  Quote 
Hair Stylist
Keila Sone
Posts: 126
Harrison, New Jersey, US


wow I actually know something about this,I spoke to some MUFE 2 students a while back,one of them was a MUD gradute and she siad that the education in MUFE was better and more detail special in break down color chemistry,mixing & creating colors and foundation with pure tones and camera ready make up and lighting,she ready like it better than MUD,now that was her opinion and experience…everyone is deferent,hope this help in some way.
Jul 03 13 01:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Candace Turner
Posts: 4
South Amboy, New Jersey, US


I know I'm a little late on this thread, but I attended and graduated from Makeup Designory in New York last fall and it was the best decision I made.  I read above these people recommending not going there, did not actually go there, and the one who did attend, also loved it.  They teach you everything step by step and help you with whatever you made need.  You learn the basics of makeup, airbrushing, hairstyling, the business side of it all, and special effects.  Being as I attended there, I HIGHLY recommend you at least visit.  There is also a job page.  So when you are a student and even after you graduate, your student advisor aids in finding jobs and are truly the nicest, most helpful people.   

Good luck! smile
Jul 13 13 04:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
MA YE
Posts: 39
New York, New York, US


Candace Turner  wrote:
I know I'm a little late on this thread, but I attended and graduated from Makeup Designory in New York last fall and it was the best decision I made.  I read above these people recommending not going there, did not actually go there, and the one who did attend, also loved it.  They teach you everything step by step and help you with whatever you made need.  You learn the basics of makeup, airbrushing, hairstyling, the business side of it all, and special effects.  Being as I attended there, I HIGHLY recommend you at least visit.  There is also a job page.  So when you are a student and even after you graduate, your student advisor aids in finding jobs and are truly the nicest, most helpful people.   

Good luck! smile

if by jobs you mean 'giving away your services until the end of time' then, yes, they help you find jobs. if you mean jobs by helping you get actual jobs, assisting gigs, anywhere near any nyfw then, no, absolutely not. do you learn make up? sure. do you learn how to survive as a make up artist? no, no way.

Jul 15 13 12:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jackie McClay MUA
Posts: 162
Edison, New Jersey, US


I went to the Pamela Taylor makeup academy, i took Private courses because im easily distracted lol but i learned a lot. I think the school may have moved to a different part of town though.
Jul 15 13 04:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Candace Turner
Posts: 4
South Amboy, New Jersey, US


MA YE wrote:

if by jobs you mean 'giving away your services until the end of time' then, yes, they help you find jobs. if you mean jobs by helping you get actual jobs, assisting gigs, anywhere near any nyfw then, no, absolutely not. do you learn make up? sure. do you learn how to survive as a make up artist? no, no way.

I haven't given away my services.  Yes, I have done test shoots in the past for portfolio building, but I've also done a lot of paid work.  You learn and make connections, build relationship and work your way up.  And I don't know when or if you attended MUD but during my duration there, we did learn how to survive as a makeup artist.

Jul 17 13 11:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
CMaquillage
Posts: 487
New York, New York, US


MA YE wrote:

if by jobs you mean 'giving away your services until the end of time' then, yes, they help you find jobs. if you mean jobs by helping you get actual jobs, assisting gigs, anywhere near any nyfw then, no, absolutely not. do you learn make up? sure. do you learn how to survive as a make up artist? no, no way.

You have to start somewhere, you're not going to book paying jobs right out of school that is just unrealistic. You need to work up the ladder, emphasis on YOU. They can push you in the right direction but no one is going to hand you a career you have to find it yourself. You need to crawl before you can walk. And everyone's experience will be different.

Jul 20 13 02:34 pm  Link  Quote 
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