The MAKUP Academy for Film & Media Makeup offers exceptional yet affordable training in all aspects of hair and makeup design for film and TV. All students receive personal attention from Veronica McAleer, the internationally-acclaimed, twice Oscar nominated, Emmy and RTS award-winning founder. Veronica trained in makeup and hair design at BBC Pebble Mill […]

  ‘To glue or not to glue’ is never the question – the question is ‘which glue should I use’? With so much choice out there it can be hard to know which glue is best. Sadly, its not quite that simple, as each glue has different qualities. Having designed numerous period films (visit my […]

Veronica trained in makeup and hair design at BBC Pebble Mill in 1984, and began working in the film industry in 1990. Veronica has worked on over 40 films and countless television programmes. 15 feature films where she personally designed hair and makeup another 11 films as personal hair and makeup artist big budget films such as […]

The public have voted in their thousands, for their favorite hair and beauty specialists from across the country. The English Hair & Beauty Awards shows appreciation for those in the beauty industry that leave us looking and feeling fantastic. These Awards provide a platform to thank those in the beauty industry, letting them know that […]

Sunaura is a leading professional in beauty, makeup and film supplies throughout the UK & Ireland. Sunaura is dedicated to sourcing and selling only the highest quality products from professional must-have brands such as Kryolan, Ben Nye, Premiere and Nimba Creations. Sunaura have their own exclusive skincare brand Mila d’Opiz and handmade professional make-up brushes. […]

I’m thrilled to announce that two of my recently graduated students have been shortlisted as Top Ten Finalists in the SMEi Create The Look Competition! A huge well done to Alex and Lance for their qualifying portfolio images for the Contemporary Hair and Make-Up module!   Now they need everyones help to get as many votes […]

Veronica commenced her illustrious career in the film and TV industry by training at BBC Pebble Mill in 1984. One thing Veronica has become particulary aware of over the last few years is the dearth of male hair and makeup artists, especially from diverse ethnic backgrounds. As a BBC trainee Veronica witnessed an influx of […]

Emmy and RTS award winning MUA Veronica, founder of the MAKUP Academy, shares her thoughts on the hair and makeup on display on the red carpet at the 89th Academy Awards. “There were some really nice, fresh make-up looks at the Oscars this year. There were also some classic sultry red lips (which were also popular […]