This unit (SHBBMUP002) describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply facial make-up products for day, evening or special occasions. It requires the ability to consult with clients, analyse face and skin, and to demonstrate and apply make-up products to suit client needs or make-up brief. This unit applies to beauty therapists, retail assistants, and make-up freelancers who work in beauty salons, retail cosmetic outlets, and settings that provide make-up services. In this environment they make routine service decisions within a defined range and have knowledge and skills of a variety of make-up products and application techniques.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - communicate, develop and adjust make-up plan to apply safe and appropriate make-up for the following client requirements: two different day events; two different evening events, and; three different skin colours or ethnic backgrounds of varying ages; - design and record make-up plan for each client specifying details of: areas requiring corrective make-up; client image and occasion; colour analysis and design; contraindications to make-up services; facial shape; highlighting and shading; products and application techniques, and; skin types and conditions; - demonstrate safe and correct use of the following make-up products: blushes; cleansers; concealers; eye shadows; eyeliners; false lashes; liquid and solid foundations; lip gloss; highlighters; lip liners; lipsticks; mascaras; pencils; powders; pre-make-up stabilisers or primers, and; skin care; - present self, according to organisational policy; - manage product quantities to avoid waste of consumables, and; - comply with health and hygiene regulations and requirements.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - state or territory and local health and hygiene regulatory requirements relevant to make-up services; - organisational policies and procedures relevant to make-up services; - operator's legal and insurance liabilities and responsibilities regarding to application of make-up; - scope of practice; - factors which influence the application of make-up; - appearance of the following common skin types and conditions and their relationship to make-up services: oily/lipid; dry/alipid/lipid dry, and; diffused red; - contraindications that prevent or restrict make-up services and their relationship to make-up services; - common ingredients in make-up products and their effects on skin and appearance; - chemical formulations of: eyeliners; eyeshadows; facial powder; foundations; lipsticks, and; mascara; - colours in cosmetics; - effects created by application of specific make-up products and colour application techniques; - selection, care and infection control for make-up tools and equipment; - sustainable operating procedures for the conservation of product, water and power, and; - aftercare advice and products to maintain and remove make-up application.

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