The Vanity: Classes

Classes are offered for all experience levels

(no experience required)!

From the dabbler to the aspiring artist, we are the only organization in New Mexico that offers progressive education and industry opportunities for make-up artists!


For studio classes in the Albuquerque area, please see below.

***Your questions are important to us, and many of them can be found on the website! Please refer to our FAQ page here, or the price list and class descriptions below. Thank you!




5 Week Intensive

Monday & Wednesday 6:30pm to 8:30pm


This 5 week course is The Vanity’s most popular makeup class in Albuquerque! If you have a passion for makeup artistry, this class will set you up with the necessary tools for success. Instructor and Make-Up Artist, Noel Dalton has been a top beauty industry educator nationwide for over 7 years. She has worked in almost every state in the big beautiful USA and has graduated over 200 students through The Vanity’s Make-Up Artist in Training. The classes are very small, usually no more than 8 students, making it possible to provide hands-on attention to each and every individual.

Classes are held in the evenings, 2 times per week, making it easy to fit into your busy schedule.

In this 5 week course, learn basic, intermediate, and advanced make-up techniques!

  • Bone Structure and Facial Mapping
  • Proper Sanitation and Kit Building
  • Eye Make-Up Applications
  • Bridal Make-Up
  • Color Theory
  • Decades Make-Up

The Vanity's Makeup Artist in TrainingThe Vanity's Makeup Artist in TrainingThe Vanity Pros & Protege's Meeting; Albuquerque

Each look is demonstrated by the instructor then replicated by students in class with hands-on help from award winning, working make-up artists. The student’s skills will then be evaluated based on their use of color, time management, sanitation, and cohesion.

You will become certified through The Vanity Make-Up once all course material has been completed!

Students receive a make-up starter kit that contains products from Medusa’s Make-Up, BH Cosmetics, and Real Techniques.

Also gain access to The Vanity’s apprenticeship program, where you will receive the opportunity to gain real-life experience by assisting professionals working in the field. Contact us about signing up today! – or submit your questions in the form at the bottom of this page.

Save 20% if you enroll as a current cosmetology student or beauty industry professional! (Must provide proof of enrollment/copy of license) – *Payment plans available through PayPal for those who qualify. We do not offer financial aid or Military discounts. 

Reserve now below! Limited spaces available.

Start Dates:

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Monday, October 1st, 2018

6:30pm (Runs for 5 consecutive weeks)

*Class start dates are subject to change, and space is limited.

A 50% deposit (which can be paid below) is required to reserve a space in any start date. Please notify us of which start date you are signing up for in the “notes” section of the payment form (if multiple start dates are available). *Please note: your remaining balance payment will be due on or before the first night of classes.

$675 + Tax (A 50% nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve.)

Payment Options

Makeup Artist Noel Dalton


2 Week Intensive 

Sunday-Wednesday 5:30 – 8:30pm


Learn what it takes to become a make-up artist in the booming New Mexico film industry! Taught by award winning make-up artist and 480 IATSE Film Union member, Bonnie Masoner, you will be taken through a crash course in a wide variety of special effects makeup techniques, including:

  • Stage Make-Up
  • Old Age
  • Character Make-up
  • Bruises
  • Bullet Wounds
  • Skin Abrasions
  • Small Scale Prosthetics
  • Proper Set Etiquette

Gain TONS of helpful information from an artist who has worked on large scale productions such as: ‘TERMINATOR: SALVATION’,’ THE SPIRIT’, ‘LEMONADE MOUTH’, ‘SICARIO’, ‘THE SCORCH TRIALS’, and much more.

Looks will be replicated by students and evaluated by the instructor. Students will receive a make-up starter kit including products used by actual film and TV make-up artists on set. A certificate of completion will be given at the end of the course.Contact us about signing up today! – or sign up below!

$750.00 + Tax

A 50% nonrefundable deposit, which can be paid below, is required to reserve. Class start dates are subject to change. 

Save 20% if you enroll as a current cosmetology student! (Must provide proof of enrollment) 

Start dates:

March 11, 12, 13, 14 – 2018

March 18, 19, 20, 21 – 2018 

5:30 – 8:30pm each day

Payment Options

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3 thoughts on “The Vanity: Classes

  1. I took Noel’s course awhile back and I loved it!I was just beginning to dabble with make up and the course was perfect for me. Noel teaches you the fundamentals of makeup as well as more advanced techniques. The class sizes are small which of course make for better learning. It was really nice because we would focus on one specific look/topic and then she would demonstrate it on an actual model. We would also practice on one another as Noel watched and corrected us as needed. All in all, the classes are great and so is Noel. I definitely will be taking more classes soon!

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