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Makeup Forever Academy Module 7 Review

In February I got to attend the Makeup Forever Academy Paris!!! 
Attending the academy has been on my wish list since I hit the french shores in 2009 and this February I finally got to tick it off 🙂

I chose to do module 7a & 7b because they are a condensed version of their beauty-fashion-visagism module (two 1 week courses). Longer versions of this module exist in Module 15 (1 month) and Module 3 (3 months).

Though the course is expensive, I’m glad I could attend. I got to learn and practise new skills from 3 very experienced and super talented artists, and discover the brands entire product line. My course was taught french but I believe they have classes in English too.

Here is my list of Pros and cons of the course…

  • Great classes and in dept course material: My teacher prepared a handout containing more in depth explanations of everything she taught in class.
  • Experienced teachers
  • Spacious well equip classroom
  • Small group (10-12 students): I was very particular about this because if the class is too large its hard to see what is going on and the teacher has less time to correct your work.
  • Demo on large screen TV: Though the class was small, this came in handy for little details and also when the teacher was blocking the model.
  • Permission to film class: You get to relive the class through pictures and video but are not allowed to share them *sorry*
  • Models provided: Every afternoon we practised what we had been taught in the morning on models provided by the school.
  • Great reputation and internationally recognized.
  • High end products: The entire Makeup Forever product line is available for class work, this is a great opportunity to play with the products and get a feel for their properties.
  • 50% discount on the entire store for the duration of your course.
  • Certificate issued at the end of the course signed by the legendary Dany Sanz and the director of the makeup school.


  • Most models were Caucasian: This is only an issue if most of your clients/potential clients are African. You are allowed to bring your own model.
  • Lots of info in a short time: This is a very intensive course, so we covered a lot in a very short time.
  • No students cafeteria area: Between the morning and afternoon sessions students had to leave the class area. If like most you go out to eat there’s no issue but if you bring your lunch from home or don’t want to go out at all…
  • Expensive: This is one of the most expensive makeup schools in the market.

Class with our teachers….

With out main teacher Andrée-line (4th from the left) and other students
 With Mathieu (in orange)
Mathieu and I
With Deborah (2nd from the left), Patricia and her daughter (her model for the day)


I loved the experience, if I could do it all again I wouldn’t change a thing; except maybe do a longer course. If you can I totally recommend it. However because these courses (Module 7a & 7b) are so intensive, I advice beginners to do a longer course so you have more time to practice.


P.S. My course was in Febuary, Makeup Forever Academy Paris has since moved to a new, bigger location. Check out Makeup Geek’s tour for more 


  • Halima Bepo
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    AWWWW congrats Stella….that's where you disappeared too. proud of you.

  • Stella
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 2:16 AM

    Thanks hon. I've been all over the place LOL now inching my way back 😉

  • Ebs
    Posted April 24, 2012 at 4:43 AM

    congrats babe!! great great stuff.

  • Stella
    Posted April 24, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Thanks dear…x

  • B A R B A R A
    Posted April 25, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    That's huge girl. A big congratulations from me.

  • Stella
    Posted April 25, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    Thank you…x

  • turningbubbly
    Posted April 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    You are living my dream. Thanks for the honest review of the school and your experience. I intend to do Module 15, but might consider this one instead.

  • kaila
    Posted July 22, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    How do you apply or sign up for classes?

  • Stella
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    Hey Lisa,

    It really depends on you, if you have the time module 15 might be the better choice because its the same course content but you get to practice more…x

  • Stella
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    Hi Kaila,

    All you need to do is send an email to academy at, and she will take it from there


  • Unknown
    Posted September 26, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    hi.are the classes in English ?

  • Unknown
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 2:40 AM

    Hi! I really want to go there after I graduate from high school this year ! But for a long course, do you know how expensive it is?
    And the requirements to needed to apply?

  • Anonymous
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    hey!i have a question for you,next spring i intend to go @ the make up forever academy for an intensive course(1 week)beauty-fashion visagisme,there is any difference between part 1 and part 2?thanx a lot!

  • Unknown
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    Do they have classes in english? Thanks

  • Stella
    Posted December 10, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Hi ladies, the courses are mainly taught in french, however most of the instructors are bilingual and I think they arrange to have one of their artist translate for you on request. Please check their website and contact them directly to confirm

  • Anonymous
    Posted April 23, 2014 at 4:23 AM

    where did you stay while you were attending the class?

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