Portfolio Makeup

(5 customer reviews)


I believe agency quality portfolio images are your best marketing tool, no matter what type of makeup career you choose (Fashion, Editorial, Commercial, Bridal).

This class focuses on techniques that produce portfolio quality makeup and allows students to experience working on-set with a published beauty/fashion photographer.

Request to be put on the Waitlist for the 2019 Los Angeles Workshop – mention “Portfolio Workshop” in the form.


  • A Printed Workbook.
  • Photo-shoot with agency models.
  • Three (3) edited digital image files.
  • A surprise gift (worth over $100).

Images shown (by photographer Dallas J. Logan) are from an actual portfolio class.

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You might be an experienced makeup artist with enviable skills, but do you have the portfolio images that back up that claim?
No matter what type of makeup career you choose (Fashion, Editorial, Commercial, Bridal), I believe agency quality portfolio images are your best marketing tool and close the deal on better bookings.

In this workshop, we’ll reveal the makeup techniques that create consistent portfolio quality images and the specific skills top photographers and art directors look for.
We’ll demystify the terminology used in a photo shoot, and demonstrate how to work efficiently on set.
You will leave with agency quality portfolio images that will get you booked.

Day 1 – Makeup Training

  • AM Session – Lecture and demonstration of makeup themes for photo-shoot.
  • PM Session – Guided hands-on student practice session.

Day 2 –  Portfolio Photo-Shoot (with agency models).

  • AM Session (Part 1) – Timed demonstration of actual working photo-shoot.
  • AM Session (Part 2) – Student photo-shoot – “Clean Beauty”.
  • PM Session (Part 1) – Student Photo-shoot continues – “Natural Beauty”.
  • PM Session (Part 2) – Student Photo-shoot continues – “Student’s Choice”.


  • Kit Focus: What’s in The Basic Shoot Kit?
  • Multi-task products to maximize your workflow and edit your kit size.
  • The Right Set-Up: Organizing your work area for optimum efficiency.
  • The difference between Clean, Natural, Monochromatic and Editorial makeup styles (commercial and advertising).
  • Developing an “Editing Eye.”
  • Layering makeup looks to expedite on-set makeup changes.
  • Collaborating with other creatives (art directors, photographers, wardrobe stylists, etc.) to realize a common vision.
  • On-Set Protocol – proper wardrobe, manners, interaction and taking direction.
  • Understanding “on-set” language.

The main objective of this class is to produce agency quality images for your marketing (portfolio, website, comp cards, etc.). We will guide you through every step of the photo-shoot to ensure this.

A few weeks after class, you will be invited to view your work online and choose three (3) images. These three (3) images will be retouched and sent to you as hi-resolution (print quality) digital files.
Additional image files can be purchased directly from the photographer.

This is an INTERMEDIATE LEVEL workshop.
Artists wishing to participate should already have basic makeup training. If you don’t, please consider taking MAKEUP MASTER CLASS first.

NOTE: We do not supply products, brushes, tools or disposables. Students are required to bring their makeup kit when participating in any hands-on workshop. Following your paid registration, we will email a kit inventory checklist to ensure you have everything needed to participate in this class.

Day One: Students practice on each other.  Day Two: Agency models are supplied.


Scheduled presenters are subject to change based on availability.

5 reviews for Portfolio Makeup

  1. Katie Ackley

    I cannot thank you enough for all your attention and help. I was very much struggling prior to working with you and you reached me in a way that I can’t explain. I feel so empowered and renewed ready to take my artistry as far as I can in this industry.

    I was on the brink of giving up and letting my physical disability get the best of me, but you reminded me that the only thing holding me back was my own self-doubt. You let me have my melt-down, you held my hand until I got it all out, then you told me to get over it and get busy! You showed me that where there is a will there is a way and I CAN make this happen!
    It is one thing to be told about what being on set is like and what to anticipate, but in this class we experienced a REAL professional photoshoot. You didn’t just give advice about being on set, this was the real deal, and we experienced how it actually works. Watching how you work with the photographer and models, and then being directed, step by step when it was our turn – invaluable!
    I have so much respect for you as an artist and a human being. You are truly inspiring and I cannot thank you enough for all your have done for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    This class has been the best investment in my career. When considering what you can do for yourself and your business consider the power of quality education!

  2. Kellie Muse

    What can I say…it’s easier said than done.
    Teaching an old H/MU Artist (one that worked in the industry before YouTube) new tricks can be a daunting task for both sides.
    The working H/MU Artist has to find the available time without sacrificing too much paid work…and the educator has to teach the class in a way that reaches both the new and old regime of the industry.
    It’s been quite awhile since I’ve had the time to reinvest in my continued education, so quality classes packed with solid information are key for me.
    Kevin’s eye for seamless complexion perfection helped me fine tune and streamline my makeup techniques, revamp my kit and abandon some bad habits I’ve developed along the way.

    There comes a time when you just need to hit “reset” on your career in order to fall in love with it again.

    Thank You

  3. Crystal Drake

    I had high hopes for this workshop and it actually exceeded my expectations.

    Most makeup workshops involve watching a demo and then trying to recreate a look on your partner. Oftentimes, it’s following a “recipe” for a look. There’s value to that, but this workshop was quite different. We were given real-world strategies for handling a professional shoot so that we could work mindfully and efficiently. We were challenged to think and design looks based on real-world examples and criteria. When we did work on each other, feedback was immediate and honest.

    The day we focused on the photo shoot was what really tipped the scales, for me. Kevin was very present and available to help you protect your investment. I came away feeling more confident in my approach to and execution of print work. I also came away with great images that have already helped get me more work.

  4. Jennifer L

    I am so happy that I decided to attend the Portfolio class! Kevin is one of the most inspiring people. He really makes you want to be a better artist!
    The amount of information and hands on training I received is just what I needed to move forward in the industry. I highly recommend this course or any other course that Kevin offers for that matter!
    Thank you!

  5. Jennifer Hunt

    I wish there was an option higher than 5 stars!

    Experiencing this workshop has been the highlight of my career. I travelled from Ontario Canada and it was worth every penny. Kevin is approachable and extremely passionate about teaching and guiding all participants no matter of their skill level. I highly recommend this workshop (actually all of them) to anyone looking to expand their knowledge and fine tune their skills. Not only are you given the hands on training but once the class is over you are still supported if you have questions or just need some advice. Amazing !

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