Cosmetic Techniques

Look and feel more beautiful. Prepare for a special occasion. Make a confident first impression.

People wear makeup for reasons that are personal and varied. Whether you want to try a new trend, add some polish for a job interview, amp up the glam for a night out or give yourself a little pick-me-up, professional make-up application has the power to transform how you look and feel.

Building on their makeup application techniques and consultation skills, our student beauty advisors can also provide recommendations on how to select the best cosmetic products to help you achieve a desired look.

Services and pricing

Makeup application

*All makeup application + lesson prices include a 12-piece take-home personal brush set.

Enjoy a one-on-one personal service with a student beauty advisor who is trained in colour theory, camouflage and corrective techniques to enhance your best self. We strictly follow all Public Health Ontario infection prevention and control best practises to reduce risk of exposure to bacteria. Choose from a variety of looks including day, nude, special occasion, prom and bridal for a diverse spectrum of skin tones.

All makeup services at the Durham College Spa (DC Spa) are delivered using our signature private label cosmetics line, which is paraben-free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, fragrance and cruelty-free and made in Canada.


Delivered in 60 minutes, these bite-sized tutorials are hands-on and personalized to suit your needs. Our DC student beauty consultants will demystify the overwhelming marketplace noise to empower and create a more confident, beautiful you.

Frequently asked questions

Who provides makeup services at the Durham College Spa?

Makeup consultations and application services are provided by student beauty advisors from the college’s intensive Cosmetic Techniques and Management program, under the guidance and oversight of faculty who are experienced beauty industry professionals.