SOME was such an amazing experience. Starting from meeting Angie for the consult all the way to Lindsey the instructor, it was an open atmosphere to learn and build a future career in the industry. SOME will always have a special place in my heart because these ladies became great mentors and friends. The knowledge that I learned was unfathomable and I cannot wait to start in the industry and tell the ladies about my success! Loved every minute of it!
— Kristina - Graduate
By far the best educational experience I’ve ever had! Thank you for helping me accomplish my dream. Lindsey & Angie are the best!
— Elizabeth - Graduate
Lindsey is such an awesome teacher, very comforting, knowledgeable, and patient. She breaks things down so that they are very easy to understand. Getting certified was the best decision I made for my future. SOME makes you feel like family.
— Janine - Graduate
I wanted to take a minute to thank you for offering such an amazing course. After graduating, I started as an official freelance artist for Laura Mercier Cosmetics which is all thanks to your course. Lindsey taught me so that I was able to approach my new position with confidence from the first day. She took the time to teach us fantastic techniques and looks I can use continuously. Her advice on how to handle yourself in the business has become invaluable.
— Nicole - Graduate
I can’t even begin to express how much I have learned in the course I am in right now! With only a week and a half left in the course, I know I am well prepared to enter the beauty industry confidently. Not only that but I will walk away with lifetime friendships, including our teacher Holly! Just an amazing school, amazing owners, and amazing makeup artists! Forever thankful, to you all.
— Nadine - Student
I’m now working at Kiko Milano and I’m obsessed! Because of SOME, I have such great confidence working and doing demos on customers. Thank you Lindsey, for being the most amazing teacher ever. You are the root in my career. Thank you!!
— Kayla - Graduate


  1. Q: What are the acceptance requirements? 

A: We look for passionate and driven students that will uphold our reputation and standards, therefore an interview process is conducted. Potential students interested in our programs must schedule an appointment to receive all information and speak one on one with our admissions counselor. Furthermore an acceptance letter must be received in order to enroll into any of our programs.

      2.   Q:  Do I need prior experience to attend Makeup programs at SOME?

             A:   No, experience is not required for most courses, most of our students start at beginner level.

      3.    Q: What type of employment can Makeup Artists expect after training?

             A: Graduates have opportunities working as a freelance artist on television and film sets, on models for photo shoots, doing weddings, proms special occasions and much more!  In addition to freelancing, some artists choose to work in retail, own a business, or even instruct makeup classes.

       4.   Q: Do I need a license?

             A: In accordance with the State Laws of NJ Makeup Artistry on its own is NOT a licensed profession. Most Makeup Artists in the industry choose to freelance which the State of NJ does not regulate.  Artists are also allowed to work in a salon or retail environment providing products are being sold. School of Makeup Effects has no affiliation with the NJ State Board of Cosmetology and does not provide credits or transferable clock hours towards licensed programs. Upon completion of our programs students receive a certification.

       5.  Q: What is my income potential?

            A: Most experienced Makeup Artists can make between $400-$600 daily as a beauty artist and $600-$1000 daily as a Special Effects artist.

       6.  Q: Why should I choose School of Makeup Effects?

            A: School of Makeup Effects owners have a combined 35 + years experience in the beauty industry, specifically 15 + years experience in Makeup Artistry.  We are extremely proud to be the creators of the Journeyman Master Artistry program in the State of NJ and want to extend the knowledge and skills to our students.  We have highly experienced celebrity Makeup Artists as well as an Academy Nominated Instructor.  Our students leave with a wealth of knowledge to confidently enter the Makeup Industry.