Basic course


STEFANO ANSELMO ACADEMY is the Make-Up Academy par excellence, founded by Master Stefano Anselmo, makeup artist with more than 55 years of career and creator of all the training methods used in the world of Make-Up and Beauty.

Stefano Anselmo's Method is the basis of all aesthetics schools and Make-Up academies; moreover, its entire series of books and text manuals provide didactic support recognized by hundreds of structures.

Il Corso Base Make-Up è un corso pensato per chi vuole iniziare a familiarizzare con il favoloso mondo del Make-Up e per chi già opera nel settore e vuole perfezionare la propria competenza in materia di Make-Up. E’ possibile frequentare il corso base anche ONLINE.


The Basic Make-Up Course provides a complete and in-depth preparation on the basic techniques of corrective Make-Up for embellishment with the Stefano Anselmo method.

The main requirements to be able to access the path are the age of majority, a high school diploma of any address, passion and predisposition to work in a team.

Inizio: Ottobre 2023 – Fine: Marzo 2024

Attendance is mandatory for at least 80% of the total hours provided by the program, useful for receiving the final certificate.

The course includes lessons on a one-week basis from 9.00 to 16.00.

The study plan includes:

  • General introduction: Make-Up as an optical illusion, lights and shadows, chiaroscuro
  • Color theory: warm and cold colors; the basic, compound and complementary colors
  • Introduction to the study of facial volumes
  • The study of the face in its three main aspects
  • Correction of irregular faces: where and when to shorten or lengthen
  • The eyebrows: structure of the eyebrow arch; the study of the shape in relation to the conformation of the face
  • Eyebrow hair removal
  • Preparation of the base: choice of applicator tools; technique and methods of drafting
  • The choice of foundation: the face, the eye contour
  • The correction of bags, dark circles, discoloration and blemishes of various kinds
  • Special corrections with complementaries
  • Eye Make-Up: using the eyelash curler, applying mascara
  • The eye contour: chiaroscuro, shades and how to change their shape
  • Artificial eyelashes
  • The Make-Up of the mouth: morphological study, study of plans; definition of the lip contour
  • Lipstick: choice of color and method of application
  • Make-Up for the day and Make-Up for the evening
  • The Make-Up for the wedding
  • Introduction to ethnic Make-Up
  • Drawing. Objective: "learn to read the face"


FINAL EXAM for evaluation and passing of the Course.

  • Diploma of Make-Up Artist & Hair Designer with international legal value
  • Certificate of professional competence from the Lombardy Region

The Study Paths are accredited by the Lombardy Region, and based on the provisions of the law in force; a Certificate of professional competence is issued with the Lombardy Region logo valid in Italy, Europe and for qualifications and degrees in the rest of the world, as a qualification recognized through the EQF system (European Qualification Framework - European Qualifications Framework).