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The Complete Make-Up Artist 3e

ISBN-13: 9781473703711 / ISBN-10: 1473703719

Penny Delamar, Founder, The Delamar Academy, Ealing Film Studios, London
Published by Cengage Learning, ©2016
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This new edition of The Complete Make-up Artist offers a personal, in-depth insight into the exciting work of media make-up. Written for all media make-up students, in particular those studying a VRQ at Levels 2 and 3, this new edition has been updated in accordance with the new NOS.

The only media make-up book to be endorsed by Habia and VTCT, The Complete Make-up Artist will build skills and experience and help students become a qualified, professional make-up artist.


  • Content specifically mapped to Level 2 and 3 media make-up qualification learning outcomes.
  • A genuine insight into the film. fashion, television and theatre industries.
  • Covers all aspects of media make-up from working in fashion and beauty to period and character make-up.
  • Clear, professionally photographed step-by-steps and colour photos from leading make-up artists and photographers in the media industry.
  • A wealth of information, activities and hints to consolidate learning.

1 Media make-up as a career
2 Basic beauty make-up
3 Working in beauty and fashion
4 Contemporary hair
5 Body art and airbrushing
6 Working in theatre
7 Working in television and cinematography
8 Wigs and hairpieces
9 Period make-up and hair
10 Facial hair
11 Casualty effects
12 Prosthetics
13 Character make-up
14 Launching your career
  • Updated in line with new NOS standards for media make-up at Levels 2 and 3.
  • Up-to-date full colour images and diagrams to illustrate key techniques.
  • Essential pedagogy boxes on health and safety and top tips of the trade.
  • Inspiring industry profiles from The Delamar Academy’s respected graduate, associates and alumni.
  • New clear step-by-step photos showing key processes.
  • New ‘Launching your career’ chapter covers all the essential advice and insight needed to be a success in the world of work.
Penny Delamar
Penny has over 30 years of experience as a make-up designer. She was trained at the BBC and worked there for 10 years making up everyone from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones to Margaret Thatcher and Anthony Hopkins. Penny then worked as a freelance make-up artist on films such as ‘Santa Claus the Movie’ (as personal make-up to Dudley Moore) as well as ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’, ‘Robin Hood Prince of Thieves’ to name but a few. Delamar Academy is situated at the Ealing Film Studios and has an excellent reputation. As well as excellent prospects for graduates, Delamar prides itself on outstanding facilities, world-class tuition from experienced professionals and access to exciting work placements in the full range of media disciplines – fashion, TV, theatre, and film.