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Christine Blundell Makeup School in London 

Expert Tuition / Over 120 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.

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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"

 Makeup Graduates:

Jo Barrass 2015 graduate

Annabelle 2011 graduate

Clemmie 2015 graduate

Many more…..


Makeup Graduates:

Federica 2017 graduate

Sylvia 2009 graduate

Laura 2020 graduate 

"House Of Dragon 2022-2023"

Makeup graduates:

Christina 2018 graduate

Patt  2009 graduate

Alise 2010 graduate

many more

"The Witcher 2023"

Makeup Graduates:

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 2nd September 2024

Film & TV Hair, Makeup & SFX course

Start Date: 2nd September 2024.

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We Welcome Prospective Students with Existing Hair & Makeup Skills to Join Our More Specialised Modules

Special Effects Course

Start Date: 21st October 2024.

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Period Makeup & Wig Styling Course

Start Date: 16th September 2024.

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Textured & Curly hair skills course

Start Date: 18th November 2024.

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Facial Hair course

Start Date: 22nd July 2024.

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Graduate Testimonials

5 Star Reviews & High Praises From Our Students & Graduates


Bridgerton-NetflixHi Petar

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


cruella-2021-cbma-tutorsWorking 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

Lisa x

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