I did my research for a few months but was always drawn back to Sussex Make up Academy. Amy is an amazing teacher and gives her all and more! I learnt so much on the foundation in make up diploma and loved every min of it. Thank you Amy x


Natalie Paydar



I modelled for Amy’s course for her students to come away with professional photos of their wonderful make up looks. They had all got together dress designers and accessories. Amy’s organisation and time keeping was really fantastic! Not only that but she managed to have time for all her students to offer advice and help when needed. A fun and lovely day!


Jade Lyon


I’ve very much enjoyed my courses with Amy. When I first rang her up she sounded so excited talking about the different courses and explaining them to me over the phone, I knew I’d found the right place to go to. After completing them I recently took part in an organised shoot that Amy arranged for us all to get some ‘wow’ shots for our portfolios. I really enjoyed myself on this, Amy organised it very well, with fantastic models and a professional photographer who all made the day amazing, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and Cant wait to receive my photographs.


Ree Stapley-Flower –


Amy is a great teacher and professional. Was so funy and I learn a lot from her all about Asian Bridal Make-up. Even my model agree with me on it. I hope to come back in another time to make better my skills. If you want to learn about make-up… She is the teacher that you looking for. Many thanks Amy.


Andreas Aurum

I’m studying makeup from two years and I’m on level 3 at college since September. I never felt much confidence, there are always those little things you think you can’t get over. One day course with Amy and seriously she covered them all, those few things that made me so nervous are now covered and the lesson was so pleasant that actually I was sorry when it’s finished. I so look forward to book the next. Amy is definitely the best on the market


Concetta Luciano


I’ve attended 2 courses with Sussex Makeup Academy: Foundation in Makeup Artistry and Foundation in Wedding Hair. I can’t recommend them highly enough, Amy is a fantastic teacher, who is incredibly knowledgable and patient ! I’ve gained the skills to launch a new career and the continued support and advice from Amy has been invaluable.


Emma Olliff –


I recently attended a foundation in makeup artistry course with the Sussex Makeup Academy. This course was fantastic! Amy is very knowledgeable in all aspects of makeup artistry and shared lots of practical tips and business advice as well as covering all aspects of makeup application for day, evening, vintage and bridal looks. She even tailored the schedule to fit in with my home commitments. Couldn’t have asked for a more knowledgeable and supportive tutor. Would highly recommend this course. Thanks so much Amy!


Sophie Goodchild –


I came over from Abu Dhabi to attend a 5 day intensive fashion and photographic course run by Amy at Sussex Make-up Academy.


Amy teaches in an excitable yet relaxed manner and really wants to share all of her skills and knowledge from working in the industry with you. I learnt so much in just 5 days which I consider fantastic value for money.  Once Amy had taught me the basics, we then concentrated on bridal and fashion and photographic with Amy stretching my skills and consistently pushing me to achieve the best looks that she felt I could.


On completion of my course, I  went back to Abu Dhabi and started a very successful career carrying out make overs for special events, weddings and photographic.


I loved this training course so much and can’t wait to sign up on my next course at the Sussex Make-up Academy.


Sarah Jung 


I attended a 3 day intensive make up course at Sussex Make up Academy.


I found the course very full on and I loved that about it as I learnt so much in three days. My tutor was very good at teaching and she explained everything well and made sure I knew each technique before we moved on to the next.


I would recommend this course to anyone that has not done professional make up before – it’s a great starter course.


Abigail Wickens


I recently had the opportunity of being an Instructor at the Sussex Makeup Academy.

Not only was Amy extremely professional and helpful in the run up to the workshop, but also a fantastic host on the day. She ensured everyone was happy, warm, well hydrated and also fed 🙂
The studio itself had everything we needed, it was super clean and had great lighting.

Those that attended were full of energy and enthusiasm which made the entire experience extremely enjoyable.

It is definitely a great place to teach as a guest artist but also to attend, so defo stay tuned for future workshops.

I would highly recommend.

Anna Lingis –


It was fantastic to acquire the knowledge that Amy taught me. I thank her for her advice, patience, love for teaching and great help.

I learned a lot about makeup for fashion, publishing, photography and airbrushing.In addition, Amy helped me to enter the world of fashion. I recommend this academy 100%.


Carolina Alvaro – Spain 2016

It was great spending time with Amy she helped me further my makeup skills and build my confidence, she is an amazing makeup artist very talented and her help and advice continues even after the course.
I’m so pleased I found this course, would highly recommend.
Thank you so much!


Suzanne Walker –


I searched and searched for a Makeup Academy that would meet my needs and found Amy, I messaged her to find out a little more and she gave me plenty of advice. I immediately warmed to the welcoming advice and booked a two week intense course in makeup and hair, absolutely loved every second of it, learned lots and created looks that I never thought I’d be able to do, achieved glamour waves and vintage looks and amazed myself everyday! Even months after the course I know that Amy will be there with advice when needed and more courses if I want it… for me now though is to start finding those weddings and creating those looks I enjoyed creating.. thanks so much Amy you’ve really helped me out x


Charlotte Rutherford


I can’t recommend Sussex MakeUp Academy enough! Amy is an amazing teacher, she makes learning easy and fun, even the most complicated looks turn out simple under her guidance. She is very dedicated and excellent both as a teacher and a make up artist. I can’t wait for my next course with her. If you are thinking about becoming a MUA or developing your skills, don’t think twice. She is really the best.


Marta Santacana

Sussex makeup academy made my dream a reality, Amy hasn’t only given me the skills I need to start me on this exciting career path but she’s given me confidence and endless support following this, the course itself (foundation in makeup artistry) was unique and personal to me, helping me to advance in the skills I already had as well as widening my skills and I feel more confident than ever. I am proud of the work I have achieved in these short months following my weeks course and Amy has been there through it all, she is a fantastic teacher and her support is never ending, whether it’s for job opportunities, classes in the areas or advice Amy has been there throughout. I couldn’t recommend Sussex Makeup Academy more, I can’t wait to get booked in again in the new year!!


Francesca Roach –


So pleased I chose Sussex makeup academy to train with. Amy has been absolutely fantastic, I’ve learnt so much from her, she is a brilliant teacher. Thanks so much for everything you’ve done and all the support! Would highly recommend.


Nicola Johnson –


I attended the foundation in make-up and hair followed by an advanced make-up course covering bridal and fashion & photographic make up. The course was fun, interesting and being taught by working make-up artists, meant it was also very informative.  They know how to mix the right amount of knowledge from their own years in the industry as well as encouraging your own creativity.


After attending the initial course I couldn’t wait to sign up for the advance class to further my skills and build on the techniques I had learned, from applying a base to looking at face shapes, from recreating 1920’s looks to shading. Since I attended these courses, I now work as a professional make-up artist and along with my hairdressing and beauty qualifications I am running my own hair and beauty business. Without Sussex Make-up Academy’s knowledge, support and guidance this would not have been possible!


Kate Bishop  –

2013 / 2014

I have been following Amy’s amazing images on Facebook for many years when I happened to see that Sussex Make-up Academy were running a basic 1 day course and seized the moment to meet and be educated by someone I had come to admire on the web.


This was genuinely one of the best opportunities I embraced because I didn’t just need an understanding of contouring , application of eyelashes etc, I mostly needed confidence, something I had really lacked. It was this element that Sussex Make-up Academy gave me, through their down to earth, easygoing, encouraging approach to educating that enriched me as a person and consequently my career.  In an industry, which to be honest can be cut throat, full of ego and a quick-sandpit, finding Sussex Make-up Academy is an essential to anyone’s path in the industry.

I highly recommend Sussex Make-up Academy. 110% !  


 Pierangela Manzetti


Sussex Make-up Academy gave me first hand experience on how to freelance as a make-up and hair artist. The tutors have a wealth of knowledge and are exceptional teachers and have taught me many new skills in hair and make-up that could be utilised not only for catwalk but bridal and editorial as well.  I also learnt how to work at a faster pace, what is involved in being a professional make-up artist and how to work with both acrylic and real hair wigs.


I was extremely fortunate to shadow Amy for fashion photoshoots, weddings and wig making for theatre productions which finally resulted in me becoming a member of Amy’s team of make up artists for a catwalk show for an up and coming young designer.


Stacie Smith

2014 / 2015

We are a husband and wife photographic team who attended a 6 week course at the Sussex Make-up Academy.


We wanted to gain a better understanding of how make-up is applied professionally and how that effects what we see down the lens of the camera, well that plus I wanted to pick up lot’s of tips for myself 😉


We feel that it is really important to understand what is achievable by a make-up artist rather than having to rely on photoshop.  We also felt that if we had more knowledge of how make-up is applied, we can guide our make-up artists to provide that little bit extra with an understanding of what is required by them.


We learnt so much within our part time 6 week course, Amy was informative, fun and even ‘dragged up’ by hubby on the last night, much to my delight!


More than that, Amy has become a great friend and supports us in our careers as much as she can.


Laura Giles

Chris Giles

Well this week has been crazy but brilliant. Amy is such a great mentor/teacher. I have learnt so much and am glad I have had the pleasure to see Amy’s work and learn skills and tips from her.

Thank you so so much. Loved this week


Sasha Beatty –