Makeup for Actors During COVID-19

INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE! A 3-Day, 18-Hour Online Deep Dive

Course Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many new safety protocols for productions of all kinds—from indie and major studios to advertising shoots. While some productions are instituting detailed hygiene and testing practices which make on-set professional makeup application possible, on many others, actors are increasingly being called upon to apply their own makeup.  In “Makeup For Actors During COVID-19”, performers learn the fundamentals of making themselves camera-ready, including the different types of makeup products and their purposes, application techniques, and varying makeup needs for different types of shoots and shooting conditions. An intensive 3-day, 18-hour deep dive.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be adept at:


  • Identifying different types of makeups & application tools

  • Understanding fundamentals of makeup for camera work

  • Applying makeup in the correct stages

  • Corrective Contouring & Base Blending

  • Application of Eyeshadow, Mascara, Eyebrow and Lip Various Techniques

  • Correct usage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

  • Understanding current zone-based on-set safety protocols



Ashley Francisco is a Los Angeles-based Professional Makeup Artist and Instructor with nearly a decade of experience working on scores of sets for feature films, music videos, fashion shoots and commercials. A graduate of the prestigious E.I. School of Professional Makeup, she is fully trained in advanced makeup safety and sanitation procedures, including Level-A Certification on COVID-19 "Safe Sets" for the Film & Video Production Industry. 


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