Professional Makeup for Photo Shoots

A course by Natalia Belda de lama
Makeup Artist. Madrid, Spain.
Joined October 2020
, Makeup Artist

Learn to complement a person’s unique features and create makeup looks for shoots, working with context and lighting

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (95)
  • 3805 students

Learn to complement a person’s unique features and create makeup looks for shoots, working with context and lighting

The purpose of makeup is not to create something entirely new, but to highlight our natural beauty and help us feel good according to our tastes and needs. This is the philosophy of professional makeup artist Natalia Belda, who's worked with leading fashion magazines and stars like Blanca Suárez. Discover how to use the face as a blank canvas with infinite possibilities.

In this course, learn to do makeup for a photo shoot, taking into account all the different elements such as style and lighting. Get to know the foundations of professional makeup and see how to adapt your personal style to the needs of each project, helping the model feel confident and at ease.

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 15 downloads

Our makeup bag
11 minutes, 14 seconds
Before starting
4 minutes, 9 seconds
Eye makeup 1
20 minutes, 22 seconds
Blush and highlighter
9 minutes, 7 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (95)
  • 3805 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 26m)
  • 15 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Carry out a photo shoot in which you are the makeup artist. Take into account facial features, context, and lighting.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone with basic notions of makeup who might be looking to pursue it as a career, or professional makeup artists starting to work on photo shoots.

Requirements and materials

Some makeup knowledge is necessary, as Natalia doesn't teach basic makeup techniques from scratch. This course is aimed at makeup for fashion shoots.

For this course you need a makeup brush roll and standard makeup material.


3805 Students
95 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Natalia Belda de lama

A course by Natalia Belda de lama

Teacher Plus
Makeup Artist

Natalia Belda is a professional makeup artist who, despite being based in Madrid, travels the world for work. She kicked off her career as an assistant to top agency professionals carrying out tests on models and doing makeup for the odd magazine until she made her way into editorial shoots for names like Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Glamour, and more.

She has also been on the makeup team for runway shows and worked with both national and international singers across Spain. She has also worked on red carpet makeup looks for actors including Blanca Suárez. Her proudest professional moment was the publication of her book MaquillaT.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • influences
  • U2

    Introduction to makeup

    • Makeup and cosmetics today
    • Our makeup bag
    • Morphology, visagism and contouring
    • mood board
    • Before starting
  • U3

    The importance of light and makeup

    • types of light
    • Skin preparation, foundation and concealers
    • eye makeup 1
    • eye makeup 2
    • Blush and highlighter
    • mouth and eyebrows
  • U4

    Last details and session

    • Mattify the skin according to duration and conditions
    • Retouches in photo session
    • Make-up removal and final tips
  • FP

    Final project

    • Professional makeup for photography and video

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Professional Makeup for Photo Shoots. Photography, Video, and Fashion course by Natalia Belda de lama

Professional Makeup for Photo Shoots

A course by Natalia Belda de lama
Makeup Artist. Madrid, Spain.
Joined October 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (95)
  • 3805 students