Primer & Foundation

Your Guide To Understanding & Applying Primer & Foundation

In this jam-packed lesson you'll learn how to choose the right foundation and primer (including how to ensure they're compatible with each other), and we'll show you how to expertly apply them for a flawless and long-lasting finish.

We start by talking through the various types of primers and foundations available and how to choose the correct one for your needs, including how to shop for the right foundation colour. We'll then talk you through our favourite application tools and demonstrate different techiques for a variety of finishes, from sheer and natural to full coverage glam. We also troubleshoot the many reasons your base may not be working and how to fix the problem.

A complete and comprehensive guide to the creating flawless looking skin, view the entire course curriculum below.

Watch A Sample Lesson

In this video, Sharon talks about choosing the right foundation colour

Your Instructor

Sharon Farrell
Sharon Farrell

Founder of The Online Makeup School, Sharon has over a decade experience as a makeup artist and educational content creator. Her YouTube channel 'Sharon The Makeup Artist' has inspired and empowered women across the globe to confidently wear makeup and experiment with new looks. Sharon's believes anyone can be great at applying their own makeup, it just takes practice, patience and an understanding of why some things look good and some things don't.


The training is broken down into short lessons which consist of easy-to-follow videos and impartial product recommendations. All of the training is online, contained in the private member only site. Students can view the training videos, download the workbook, ask questions via our comment section and connect with other members through our private Facebook group.

The Online Makeup School also includes interactive components like weekly live video chats where our tutors answers questions and offers individual advice to ensure that our members receive the highest value from the course.

Plus, you’re a student for life. You can login and access the course for as long as the course exists, including access to any new content we include as we update the curriculum.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you enroll and with lifetime access, you can take as long as you need to complete. Re-visit the content whenever you like for as long as the program exists and you have access to any new content we include as the curriculum is updated.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own for as long was the program exists, including access to any content we include as the curriculum is updated.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We are so proud of the course but your happiness is our number one priority so if you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Where does the training take place?
All of the content is online in our members only site.
Will I get a certificate or qualification?
Unfortunately not, currently we only provide certificates for The Complete Makeup Artistry course.
How do you support students as they work through the training?
We are committed to ensuring you get the most out of The Online Makeup School and will be here to help you along the way. We answer your questions through the comments section in each lesson, and you can connect with tutors and other students through our private Facebook group where we will have live video broadcasts once a week. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns you have via email.

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