Grainne Bowker

I have just finished a 4 week course in makeup artistry at Sussex makeup academy. I can’t recommend Amy enough. Her skill, knowledge, experience, passion and patience is incredible. I have learnt so much, not only about makeup application but also about how to set up and run a business. I also had SO much fun. I have already booked to return at the end of the month to take a course in hair to add to my services and I cant wait! If anyone is wanting to train in hair and/or makeup there really is nowhere better.Thank you so much Amy, I will see you in a few weeks xx

Clare Bowtell

I completed the  diploma in hair and make up with Amy back in October. She worked the course around my schedule and I cannot thank her enough for that. She made a dream a reality!!
Amy immediately puts you at ease with her friendly, bubbly personality and puts her all into her teaching. I couldn’t recommend Amy and Sussex Make-up academy highly enough!

Natasha Spencer

Excellent session with Amy today covering Cosmetic Camouflage. Amy is a great teacher very knowledgeable and helpful guiding me through the steps and techniques of applying Camouflage to clients skin. Thoroughly enjoyed it worth every penny x

Sara Havard

I had the most amazing week learning how to do make up professionally! Amy went above and beyond to help us in anyway we needed and I’m so glad I chose her. The personal touch and attention to detail would be hard to find elsewhere!
I have since returned to complete a hair course. Highly recommend and looking forward to coming back to progress in the future x

Katy Watts

I wanted to start up my bridal business again after having my second son but felt I needed a refresher in all areas and Amy was able to help by giving me a one to one course, I really enjoyed my course and it gave me the confidence to help build my business and skills. Amy was very friendly and very knowledgeable on all aspects of hair and make up with on the job experience to share. I would highly recommend her courses and will hope to do some more in time to keep building my skills.

Natalie Paydar

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

Charlotte Rutherford

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

Jennifer Jelley

I emailed Amy in regards to her bridal masterclass makeup course as I wanted to pursue my career further as a qualified makeup artist. After spending 9 years in another area of the wedding industry I felt the time was right for a career change.
Amy is one of loveliest teachers and makeup artists I’ve met her work and knowledge as a teacher is amazing. Amy made me feel at ease and explained everything that I needed to know to pursue my career further.
I’m now qualified in bridal makeup and have several bridal bookings this year.
If your requiring a new career as a makeup artist I’d highly recommend Amy X

Marta Santacana

I can’t recommend Sussex Make-Up 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.

Jade Lyon

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!

Francesca Roach

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!!

Ree Stapley-Flower

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.

Suzanne Walker

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!

Nicola Johnson

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.

Andreas Aurum

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

Rebekah Edmonds

I really enjoyed my Makeup Course with Amy, she was very professional and made it enjoyable, You can tell she has a passion for what we does. Amy taught me everything I needed to know from applying makeup to the best products to use to get the look you want. Couldn’t recommend Sussex makeup academy enough!

Concetta Luciano

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

Kate Bishop

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!

Emma Olliff

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 knowledgeable and patient ! I’ve gained the skills to launch a new career and the continued support and advice from Amy has been invaluable.

Sophie Goodchild

I  attended a foundation and advanced makeup artistry course with 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!

Pierangela Manzetti

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% !

Sasha Beatty

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.

I have since been back to advance my makeup skills with another crazy intensive week with Sussex Makeup Academy.

Abigail Wickens

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.

Laura & Chris Giles

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.

Anna Lingis

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.

Carolina Alvaro

I came over from Spain to study with Sussex Makeup academy. 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 Sussex Makeup Academy 100%.