L Makeup Institute is a leader in Makeup Artistry and Special Effects education and is ALWAYS looking for talented individuals to join our growing, dynamic family.
Positions available: Educators, Admissions, Management, Director, Retail, Artists.
Email your resume and position of interest to jobs@lmi.edu

Las Vegas


Las Vegas Makeup Academy


Las Vegas Makeup Academy

Founded in 2010, L Makeup Institute is the first of its kind in Las Vegas to offer an in-depth curriculum developed specifically for makeup and special effects artists. L Makeup Institute is the first and remains the only Accredited Makeup Artist School offering programs in beauty makeup, body painting, airbrush makeup, hair styling for the makeup artist, and special effects makeup.

As a direct result of founder Lissette Waugh’s tenacious efforts, makeup artistry is now recognized as a stand-alone industry in Nevada. This means that our students can study makeup artistry and special effects makeup exclusively and our graduates can work professionally, without having to complete separate cosmetology licensing requirements.

L Makeup Institute students applying makeup.


We offer two in-depth diploma programs and career services for graduates. Throughout the program, students will learn how to market themselves including website, business card, resume, and portfolio development.  Students are also provided with State Board registration information and training on how to set up their profile in the L Makeup Institute Job Board, as well as how to use it with maximum efficiency. Additionally, guest speakers from a broad range of applicable industries provide their perspectives and what they look for when hiring makeup artists and special makeup effects artists.

LMI is where true artists are born.


L Makeup Institute – Las Vegas Campus

Phone number: 702-685-9298

Address: 440 S. Rampart Blvd. B-130
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Email: info@lmi.edu



What makes LMI so special?

All members of the campus community are dedicated to ensuring every student is given the tools, training and support they need to succeed. Whether a student chooses the delicacy of beauty makeup, bold and dramatic airbrush and body painting, or the intricacies of prosthetics, the L Makeup Institute is focused on creating the professionals of tomorrow while strengthening the skills of today’s working makeup artist. Our commitment is to remain at the forefront of makeup artistry education while continuing to serve as a venue of collaboration, support, and inspiration for today’s makeup artists.

Check Out What Our Alumni Have to Say!

“I truly enjoyed the vibe and environment that was around me. It is also so amazing how loving the instructors are and how much they care about you. They make sure to provide anything you need to keep you on the right path.” – Ashley V

“I realized after coming to L Makeup Institute I was clueless. I learned so much more than I anticipated!” – Peggy M

“L Makeup has gone the extra mile to help me get where I needed to be!” – Georgianna H

Las Vegas Main Campus

Bright and welcoming, the L Makeup Institute boasts a clean, mid-century modern design with chic urban hipness – well lit, open spaces; exposed, vaulted ceilings,  metallic epoxy concrete floors, and glass walls; in all, a stylish atmosphere with all the accouterments and technology required at makeup artistry and special effects educational facility. There are four separate training areas that feature every tool students will need – electrical drops, specialized equipment, high definition TVs with surround-sound and video projection; whiteboards, recorded video surveillance and dispensaries, as well as custom-made ovens for baking moisture out of molds and cooking foam latex. The Institute features professionally designed lighting with a 90+ CRI for perfect skin tone matching and technical applications.

Other facility amenities include a teacher’s lounge, administrative offices, staff training room, ample student parking at street level, underground and valet round out the campus. Outside of class, students enjoy convenient access to an elegant, expanded student lounge and library equipped with multiple workstations, printers, books, magazines, and movies; a large photography room; and multiple bathrooms (one of which is designated gender-neutral). We also have our cosmetics store and glitter bar! Who says school can’t be fun? During downtime, students can gather around the many outdoor sitting areas, parks and cafes that are just a quick stroll away. It’s the perfect place to invite friends and family to visit on graduation day!

Las Vegas Schedule

April 2024

Journey: Beauty+Hair+Airbrush+Body+Effects Program
April 8th, 2024 - November 25th, 2024
Monday-Thursday 8:00am – 5:30pm
Journey: Beauty+Hair+Airbrush+Body
April 8th, 2024 - October 3rd, 2024
Monday-Thursday 8:00am – 5:30pm

June 2024

Journey: Beauty+Hair+Airbrush+Body+Effects Program
June 17th, 2024 – February 20th, 2025
Monday-Thursday 8:00am – 5:30pm
Journey: Beauty+Hair+Airbrush+Body Program
June 17th, 2024 – December 16th, 2025
Monday-Thursday 8:00am – 5:30pm

The L Philosophy

Developed by our Founder and Education Director, Lissette Waugh, the L Makeup Institute curriculum is recognized as meeting professional industry standards by employers, industry professionals, our Program Advisory Committee, and Accreditation Agency.

Our curriculum is designed to be fast-paced and deliver the fundamental technical skills needed to become a well-rounded Professional Makeup Artist. We strive to prepare students for the real world with the appropriate career skills. The curriculum is taught through various learning methods such as audio-visual aids, Power Point presentations and live demonstrations. Guest Artists also frequent the campuses who specialize in a certain makeup techniques, special makeup effects, or represent a makeup brand to provide their unique perspective and teach different skills.

All of our programs incorporate daily projects and skill-building lessons. This encourages learning by through hands-on repetition delivered through a sequential set of learning steps. We believe that the best way for students to learn makeup artistry is through practical experience, which is why there is a heavy emphasis on lab work and hands-on exercises. We also encourage and push our students to start working with products on day one.

“Beyond our high standards and structured approach to makeup artistry education, we encourage personal responsibility and healthy decision-making, because these foster life-long learning, personal growth and achievement. We emphasize and instill in our student’s confidence, good work ethic, and how to maintain a positive attitude and project a good outward image. This is what sets us apart.”

-Lissette Waugh.

Trust the process, and through this Journey you will evolve into a conscious artist.



People Are Everything

L Makeup Institute faculty and staff members are experts in their respective fields. Each has years of practical work experience and has been subjected to a rigorous hiring process. All faculty members undergo lengthy orientation and auditioning processes and must attend continuing education training each year. The entire L Makeup Institute staff and faculty team is always striving to elevate our students’ educational experience. This starts with the first time you enter our school, through your graduation and beyond.

So, what does all this mean for you? We love what we do! We believe in a classroom environment of respect, collaboration, inspiration, and creative expression. We are teaching relevant employable skills. We have a sincere interest in your journey to become a successful makeup artist.





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