SHBBMUP006 - Design and apply creative make-up

Unit code: SHBBMUP006 | Study level: TAFE
City Campus
City King St
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to respond to a client brief to design and apply make-up for specialised looks that use creative design and application of make-up. It requires the ability to refine a brief with a client and then research, design, trial and apply a creative make-up.

This unit applies to make-up artists who work in make-up studios and as freelancers. In this environment they may work as part of a team or autonomously but they make independent creative decisions. They have knowledge and skills of a range of make-up products and specialised make-up application techniques.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • develop a portfolio of visual images that provide creative ideas for each of the following make-up designs: fashion or catwalk, period, fantasy and entertainment;
  • follow client briefs to design and trial three creative make-up plans and then apply finalised make-up for three of the following themes: avant-garde, fashion, period or decade, fantasy and entertainment;
  • design and record make-up plan for each client above specifying details of: make-up theme or occasion; areas requiring corrective make-up; contraindications; desired client image; colour analysis and design; contraindications to make-up services; facial shape; highlighting and shading; products and application techniques, and; skin types and conditions;
  • manage product quantities to avoid waste of consumables, and;
  • comply with health and hygiene regulations and requirements.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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