Christine Blundell Makeup School in London
Expert Tuition / Over 100 Five Star Reviews / Unlimited Post-graduate Care
The Christine Blundell Make-up Academy is the leading UK Make-up school run by an Oscar & BAFTA winning Make-up Designer actively working in the industry. All our Tutors who teach the makeup courses currently work as professional Film, TV & Theatre Make-up Artists & Designers. Now in its 17th year, our Makeup Academy offers limitless Post-Graduate Care – until you succeed as a makeup artist. We only run one Make-up course at any one time, with the maximum class size of 16 students. In addition, all our graduates who are eligible to work in the UK will be given the opportunity to join Christine on set, gaining valuable paid experience after completing their makeup course.
“It is so much more than just a makeup academy. It is a place where you can discover yourself whilst studying and being taught by some of the most influential people in the film and TV industry.”
Ria, recent graduate who worked on “Napoleon” , “Asteroid City &” Pinocchio” films, to name just a few.
Christine Blundell’s Amazing Career
Oscar & BAFTA winning Film Hair & Makeup Designer Christine Blundell first feature with Mike Leigh was Life is Sweet, which marked the beginning of a long and successful working relationship that has spanned more than 20 years and produced 10 features including Secrets and Lies, Topsy Turvy, for which Christine was awarded an Oscar & BAFTA in 2000, Vera Drake,to name just a few…Christine also worked with Guy Ritchie and other famous Directors on films like Aladdin, Casino Royale, Wonder Woman, Sherlock Holmes and many more…
"Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny. 2023"
Jo Barrass 2015 graduate
Annabelle 2011 graduate
Clemmie 2015 graduate
Federica 2017 graduate
Sylvia 2009 graduate
Laura 2020 graduate
"House Of Dragon 2022-2023"
Christina 2018 graduate
Patt 2009 graduate
Alise 2010 graduate
"The Witcher 2023"
Kate 2011 graduate
James 2020 graduate
Teri 2007 graduate
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Joining our Family
When you join our family you benefit not only from Christine Blundell’s years of experience in theatre and films, but also from the vast network of media and entertainment contacts she has nurtured, many of whom will be teaching you at makeup school in london.
Next 4 Month Film & TV Hair, Makeup &
SFX Course 22nd April 2024
Film & TV Hair, Makeup & SFX course
Start Date: 22nd April 2024.
We Welcome Prospective Students with Existing Hair & Makeup Skills to Join Our More Specialised Modules
Special Effects Course
Start Date: 10th June 2024.
Period Makeup & Wig Styling Course
Start Date: 4th March 2024.
Textured & Curly hair skills course
Start Date: 8th July 2024.
Facial Hair course
Start Date: 22nd July 2024.
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5 Star Reviews & High Praises From Our Students & Graduates
I hope this email finds you well? I just wanted to drop you an email to let you know what I’ve been up to lately as it’s been a little while since we have spoken. I’ve recently just finished as the crowd hair and makeup supervisor for “Bridgerton”, a new period drama for Netflix which I’ve been on since May last year. I absolutely loved it and the challenges it brought. I’m definitely looking to do more crowd supervising or supervising on large scale productions like this.
Earlier in the year last year I was an Assistant Designer for a film also, which I enjoyed so much. It made me realise that I definitely aspire to design in the future. Read More
Working on Cruella with Nadia Stacey and the rest of the team was a dream job for me. It drew upon my background in fashion whilst also putting in to practice many of the skills I learned and honed during my time at CBMA.
I had never imagined that my second job after leaving would be something as large as a Disney production but every day was an opportunity to learn and practise and I loved every minute!
Hi, my name is Lisa and I graduated from Christine Blundell Makeup Academy in December 2018.
I live in a little village in the middle of nowhere in Nottinghamshire, I have two girls, horses, dogs and cats! Certainly a far cry from the London lifestyle. I began my career many years ago working mainly in customer relations and also studying and practising holistic therapies.
I have never really felt satisfied in my career choices but could not put my finger on exactly what I wanted to do, I’ve always had a love for make up which has intensified as I’ve got older and had to adapt to my skin changes. I’ve also enjoyed hair for many years which started with plating my pony when I was young to doing my daughter’s hair. Read More
Our graduates who are eligible to work in the UK are given the opportunity to join Christine on set, thus allowing them to gain valuable experience after completing their course.
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Blog / Latest News
We were so honoured to have Jana here with us yesterday, who was joined on the sofa by our Tutor and ‘Napoleon’ Prosthetics Supervisor, Satinder Chumber and also our Principal Christine Blundell! So privileged to hear behind the scenes stories from ‘Napoleon’ , that...
Q&A with Thomas Nellen, Head of Makeup on the latest Martin Scorsese’s film ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ & our Principal , Oscar & BAFTA Winner Film Hair & Makeup Designer, Christine Blundell
It was such an honour to host a Q&A with two leading US and UK film hair & makeup professionals, Thomas Nellen, who was Head of makeup department on the latest Martin Scorsese’s film ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ and our Principal & Oscar & BAFTA...
Q&A with SFX Designer & KM Effects SFX Studio Director, Kristyan Mallett & our Principal, Christine Blundell
Massive thank you to Kristyan Mallett, who is one of the leading UK SFX Designers and also KM Effects SFX Studio Director and owner, for coming to our Academy this week and answering our students questions, in the latest Q&A we did, that was modulated by our...