Natalie Tall – United Kingdom

Natalie Tall – United Kingdom

“I studied make-up with Make-up Stars in Cape Town, South Africa. For the amount of hours I studied (30 hours/4 full days), I accomplished so much, I have been able to enter the industry with confidence and dexterity, which was beyond expectations of myself and Debbie’s course. Make-up Stars is a true creative professional, she not only concentrates on the application of make up, but also the art of using illusion within the face – and this, I learnt is incredibly important when dealing with faces such as in bridal and non-model work (where the face may need more assistance to look its best). I learnt many techniques I didn’t know about my own make up style as well. Entering the industry as a make up artist was my objective, and Make-up Stars mentored me through the course and then pointed our class in the right direction for our chosen goals. Since coming away from the course, I have worked on catwalks, a music video and some stills work. Already I am noticing that other junior artists are not as thorough as I am and I am aware of their bad habits to avoid! Consistency, practice and confidence are helping me progress now, and even though I have to push my own career, the MAKE UP course with Make-up Stars has given me the grounding to make this break from my old career in the office.” – Natalie Tall – Make-up stars Cape Town branch

“I was very excited to discover the part-time professional make-up course that Make-up Stars had to offer.  It worked very well with my schedule to study in the evenings after work.
Irina Grant was a fabulous and patient teacher, who gave a lot of attention to each student and focused on showing us how to perfectionize each application.  My training has since helped me to start my own business as a fashion and bridal make-up artist.  I feel confident in the skills that I have learned and highly recommend the course.” – Amore Strauss Make-up Stars Cape Town branch

“Apart from learning so much, it was extremely fun! Would do it again and would recommend anyone and everyone. Love Kelci, she’s excellent!” – Bronwyn Ackhurst Make-up Stars Johannesburg branch

“I’ve attended the 4 day makeup course with Kerry from Make-up Stars Durban and I was very impressed from the content to the hands on tutorials where we were offered guidance!! The experience was lovely and professional which made everything about make-up so clear.
I now have the confidence and skills to do make-up professionally for myself and for many others.
I am looking forward to expand onto the 8 day course.” – Farzana Goga Make-up Stars Durban branch

“I had such a fun time doing the 3 month part-time course.
You learn so much in those 3 months. I loved that the course was so hands on and practical and the attention to detail we are given in class was just fantastic.
I loved that the class was small enough to get individual attention and the knowledge of the make up industry you receive in class is worth more than what you are paying for the course.
Thank you for opening up such a wonderful, creative world to me –
I have found something I truly love doing, even if it’s only a part-time job for now.” – Tarry Groenewald Make-up Stars Cape Town branch

Christina Tsobanopulos

Christina Tsobanopulos

“I am really happy that I can now apply high fashion make-up looks as well as bridal applications. Make-up Stars was very helpful and I am now much more confident with applying make-up”. – Christina Tsobanopulos Make-up stars Cape Town branch

“Firstly a big thank you to you for all you assistance with booking the 4 day course. I really appreciated your help and advise!

The 4 day intensive course completely exceeded all my expectations. I cannot believe that I have walked away after less than a week with so much knowledge and a new skill that I plan to put to good use immediately, not to mention the confidence in myself to do so. The one on one attention you receive by having smaller classes is invaluable. I will definitely look into broadening my knowledge by adding on to that 4 day course in the near future.

I would recommend Make Up Stars to ANYONE interested in following a career in the make up field. I feel an entire new – extremely creative and rewarding – world has been opened up to me, for which I will always be grateful.” –  Jo Shuttleworth Johannesburg branch

Tesha Chetty

Tesha Chetty

“I can’t believe I was trained to produce work to this standard after training – a very intense, detailed course indeed and I am very happy.” – Tesha Chetty Cape Town branch


“Studying with Make-up Stars made me realise my passion for makeup and fashion. I did a short course  where I got to learn all the basics as well as periodic makeup. Learning with Make-up Stars has really encouraged me to take my dreams further. I now work with brides, special occasions as well as local and international commercials”. –  Chante Le Sueur Cape Town branch

“Following my dream of pursuing a career in make up artistry, I partook in an intensive course taught by Kelci Gaier of Make Up Stars.

All my expectations were surpassed. Each student received personal attention and direction, deepening our understanding and abilities.

Kelci helped me realise that my aspiration of becoming a professional make up artist is warranted and achievable. Her clear and professional teaching techniques made the course all the more worth while.  I learned skills that I had only ever dreamed of knowing.

I hope to do another course with Kelci soon, time and money well spent.” –  Karyn Moshe Johannesburg branch