Founded in 2010 by accomplished professional makeup artist Lissette Waugh, the L Makeup Institute is the first of its kind in Las Vegas focused exclusively on the art and science of makeup artistry. L Makeup Institute History…Starting with one classroom in the Arts District in Downtown Las Vegas, the L Makeup Institute quickly outgrew its original location. In 2014 the L Makeup Institute moved to southwest Las Vegas and added additional classrooms, student lounge, library, photography studio and administration offices. Dedicated to bring excellence to makeup artist education, Lissette Waugh spearheaded the effort to change State Law which due to her efforts, Makeup Artistry is now recognized as a stand-alone industry – separate from Cosmetology or Esthetics. Makeup Artists are now able to work in Salons without being required to have a Cosmetology or Esthetician license.
Until the L Makeup Institute, there were no dedicated makeup schools where aspiring makeup and special effects artists could study in-depth curriculum developed specifically for the makeup artist. Whether a student chooses the delicacy of beauty makeup or the intricacies of prosthetics, the L Makeup Institute is focused on creating the professionals of tomorrow while strengthening the skills of today’s working makeup artist. Our commitment is to remain at the forefront of makeup artistry education while continuing to serve as a venue of collaboration, support and inspiration for today’s makeup artists. We know those who meet together in our institute today are the professionals who will be working together in the future.