Makeup Artistry

Financial Aid Not Available for this Program


Makeup Artistry

45 hours – $2,495

Class Dates Plainville Campus

07/08/24-08/07/24 SOLD OUT (Mon, Tues & Wed 5:30PM-8:30PM)
08/19/24-09/23/24 (Mon, Tues & Wed 5:30PM-8:30PM)
10/07/24-11/06/24 (Mon, Tues & Wed 5:30PM-8:30PM)
Classes fill up quickly!

This program is very sought after, enroll early! Split Payment Option Available. Now you can Add-on Airbrush Makeup at a discounted price!

Become a Certified MUA (Make-up Artist)! The need for professionally trained and certified Makeup Artists is on the rise.
This newly revamped and inclusive Makeup Course is designed to meet the current ever changing world of Makeup Artistry. You will be taken through a natural progression of the 5 focus factors Makeup: career building, customized makeup application, bridal, event and finish with creative.

  • Professional Headshot and Photoshoot
  • Certificate of Completion from International Institute of Cosmetology
  • Professional Kit & Brush Set Included

About your educator

Makeup Director Bobby Blumenthal delivers technique focused workshops in a hands on setting. With over 25 years’ experience, his teaching style includes his career in film, celebrity, fashion, beauty and special event makeup.

Plainville Campus

65 Whiting St
Plainville, CT 06062

You Will Learn…

  • Career Building: Social Media Tips, Client Communication Skills, Product Utilization & Proper Sanitation
  • Customized Makeup Application: Foundation Matching, Brow Mapping & Enhancing Eye and Lip Shape
  • Bridal Makeup: Camera Ready & Creating timely results
  • Event: Contouring & Highlighting
  • Creative: Developing an editing eye & Utilize color theory

Who is this class for?

This class is for those who aspire to be a professional certified makeup artist. If you are looking to join or grow in the beauty industry, this course is for you!

Learn more about our successful Makeup Artistry graduates here.



Register now online or text us (860) 571-0330​. This class does not lead to state licensure.

Meet the Makeup Team


Bobby Blumenthal


Bobby has been working in makeup & hair for over 25 yrs. During that time, he has worked for companies such as: Lancôme and MAC.  Having a strong desire to work in fashion and editorial, he was able to work at NYC Fashion Week with celebrities from fashion, music, theater & film. He is the Makeup Director at International Institute of Cosmetology in Wethersfield & Plainville, CT.


Yatzabel Anderson


Yatzabel is an International Institute of Cosmetology Makeup Academy Alumni.  Currently she educates at the Makeup Academy instructing Airbrush Makeup and SFX Makeup.

She has loved doing makeup as long as she can remember. She has a background in art and design and continues to challenge herself by taking on colorful and creative projects.

Yatzabel has been part of the makeup industry for over 6 years and has taken on many different roles.  She has worked with retail brands and bridal salons and enjoys bringing her love and knowledge of makeup to students.

Mathena Rossa-Gahr


Mathena is a Makeup Academy Alumni and is currently teaching Airbrush Makeup and SFX Makeup.  Since the age of 12 she would watch countless hours of makeup tutorials and practice new techniques.

Combining her self-taught YouTube knowledge and hours of practice, she grew to getting friends ready for rehearsals and performances.  She became the official hair and makeup coordinator for the Windsor Locks high school musical productions.  Since her training at International Institute of Cosmetology, she fell in love with more skills and became interested in teaching future makeup lovers.  Her specialties include airbrush makeup, special effects and bridal glam. Mathena also works at Gugliottis Salon doing bridal and event makeup.

Work by the Makeup Team

Makeup by bobby
makeup by bobby
airbrush makeup by mathena
candy skull makeup by mathena
mermaid makeup by mathena

Makeup FAQ’s

Is a tool kit included?

Yes, each of the makeup classes offered at IIC comes with a kit to complete the training. The Makeup Artistry and Airbrush makeup programs include a professional tool kit.

What are payment options for this class?

There is a full prepay as well as an installment payment option available. Do you need help financing your education? IIC now accepts Sallie Mae® Loans, visit for details on how to apply for a Sallie Mae®Loan.

Is financial aid available for this program?

Unfortunately, due to the short length of this program, the Department of Education does not permit Financial Aid for this length of program. Students looking to attend can look at alternative funding solutions such as their bank or credit union.

Will I learn to apply eyelash extensions?

Since CT has an Eyelash Extension license, only strip lashes are applied in the Makeup Artistry class. For more information on our 50 hour Eyelash Extensions program, please visit:

Which campus are the makeup classes available?

Currently the makeup classes are only offered at the Makeup Academy in the Plainville campus.

Is there an age requirement?

The makeup artistry class is recommended for anyone looking to become a makeup professional above the age of 18. For all other makeup classes offered, 16 years and older with parent/guardian permission.

Can I get licensed with this program?

CT does not currently have a makeup license, so none of the makeup classes will lead to licensing. You will receive an IIC certificate of completion.

How do I sign up for makeup classes?

To sign up for any of our makeup classes please visit: