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About Us

The Makeup School, situated in Ponsonby, Auckland, is widely recognized as the leading makeup institution in New Zealand.

Distinguished for its commitment to hands-on training, The Makeup School upholds exceptional standards by leveraging its accomplished and meticulously trained staff, a focus extending both nationally and internationally, and an impressive track record of graduate employment.

Gabrielle Jones and Dianne Ensor, both accomplished makeup artists, own and operate the school. Their extensive knowledge and expertise guide students to excel in the ever-evolving film, television, and fashion industry within New Zealand.

In our classrooms, we exclusively utilize products from internationally acclaimed brands like MAC cosmetics and Dermalogica skincare, which are highly regarded in the industry.

TMS Philosophy Our core principles at The Makeup School encompass:

  1. Prioritizing the well-being and development of each individual student.
  2. Employing only tutors with substantial experience in the makeup industry.
  3. Selecting tutors who actively engage as freelancers in the film, TV, and fashion sectors.
  4. Training exclusively with products endorsed by industry professionals.
  5. Maintaining a boutique-scale operation, valuing quality over quantity.
  6. Offering sustained support and job prospects for our graduates.

At The Makeup School, we foster your creativity, provide ongoing inspiration, and challenge you as we prepare you for one of the most exhilarating and dynamic industries worldwide.