About The Makeup School

The Makeup School, Ponsonby, Auckland is considered to be the foremost makeup school in New Zealand.

Combining excellence in hands on training The Makeup School maintains excellent standards through its experienced and impeccably trained staff, its national and international focus and its employment statistics.

Owned by makeup artists Gabrielle Jones and Dianne Ensor whose knowledge and expertise train students in order to excel in today's dynamic film, Tv and fashion industry here in New Zealand.

MAC cosmetics and Dermalogica skincare are internationally recognised in our industry. This is why we use their products exclusively in our classroom for training.

TMS Philosophy

  • We believe in the welfare of each individual & help them reach their full potential
  • To only have tutors with substantial industry experience
  • Employ tutors who still work as freelancers in the film, TV & fashion industries
  • Train only with products that are used in the industry
  • Smaller is better, keeping it a boutique enterprise
  • Provide ongoing support & job opportunities for graduates

The Makeup School will encourage your creativity, continue to inspire and challenge you as we prepare you for one of the most exciting industries in the world.