MAKUP founder Veronica McAleer is an internationally acclaimed, Oscar nominated and Emmy award winning Makeup and Hair Designer.

Veronica McAleer

Veronica McAleer

Saturday 20th January was the date for the latest Open Day at The MAKUP Academy. While tickets for the day had sold out (twice!), Veronica and team were slightly concerned as they watched the snow fall during the morning!

However, any nervousness turned out to be completely unwarranted, as a record number of guests arrived.

MAKUP Open Days are an opportunity for guests to take their first steps towards becoming a media makeup artist. It is a chance to discover what life is like on-set and to watch astonishing transformations in the flesh!

Veronica led the day, discussing what the training truly entails and also in respect of the level of support that is provided by the Academy. She was joined by her current students, who provided demonstrations of SFX makeup and wig-knotting.

In addition, a couple of graduates also attended and were delighted to share with the crowd their personal experiences of film and TV work placements, gained through recommendations made by Veronica.

The excited guests took part in the demos, chatted to the trainees and spent time with Veronica to gain the benefit of her experience and advice.

One parent, Penny, commented:

Thank you for taking so much time to speak to us yesterday at your open day and for giving our daughter very sound advice. Your students are a credit to you too.

If you missed our Open Day and would like to find out more about MAKUP please visit the website

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