The Original. So Many Firsts.
Founded in 2010, L Makeup Institute is the first of its kind in Las Vegas to offer an in-depth curriculum developed specifically for the 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. It’s where true artists are born.
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