I’m currently doing the 3 week makeup course at NEMUA with Lisa and I highly recommend it.

I have gone into makeup as a complete beginner to being able to apply full makeup, lashes and analyse face shapes in only 2 weeks!

I am so pleased I opted for the 3 week course as it has gotten really technical and I’m loving learing about the industry trends.
I don’t want to leave, Lisa is so lovely. I’ve already booked other courses at the salon so I can come back in the future


Ashleigh 'Money Saver' Swan

I really recommend taking on this course, the support is just amazing constantly a priority when needing help, Lisa knows, not only how to apply makeup to perfection but how to learn others to do so up to high standards to! Went from knowing little to being able to analyse faces, colour matching etc in just two weeks 


Dana Grafton

Just want to say a huge thank you for the course, and all the help you have gave me! Even after the course we are still in contact trying to put together the perfect kit! Couldnt thank you enough Lisa Devanny. The course has give me so much confidence with makeup and I can’t wait to work alongside you in the future and hopefully attend more courses! I have not only learnt so much over the 5 days but made some amazing friends who I know I will be keeping in touch with, couldn’t recommend this academy anymore. Thank you!! xxx

April 2014

Vicky Hedley

“I have always had a passion for make up and was already successfully running my own face painting business for parties/events. I decided to turn my passion for make up in to an addition to my business and having dedicated a lot of hard work and money in to establishing myself I knew I wanted to find the best training possible with a qualification at the end of it all. NEMUA offered exactly what I wanted. The group was small enough that we were all able to participate and practice on each other every day and the course detail was perfect. We learnt something new every day and pieced all of our new skills together bit by bit until we were able to confidently complete a full professional looking make up application. Lisa is a fabulous trainer who kept each day light hearted and fun yet professional and even better I’ve made some lovely friends from my course group and we keep in touch regularly supporting each other. I’m booking on to the next pro course at the end of the year and can’t wait! This course has literally changed my life path. Thanks to Lisa and NEMUA I am now working regularly doing make up for bridal parties, special occasions and proms. I’m meeting new people, earning money and building my confidence and business skills all the time. Thank you so much lisa” x


Gemma Rimmington

Cannot speak highly enough of NEMUA – especially after completing a Pro Artistry course here back in November.

Fantastic academy and training environment, the course was well structured, very informative and it gave me everything I needed to set up as a fully qualified Professional Make Up Artist!

I would recommend the course and the academy in a heartbeat, whether it be for a Make Up Masterclass or one of the many extensive courses that NEMUA offer!

Thank you to Lisa for answering an endless list of questions before, during and after the course, your ongoing support and expertise is worth the course fee alone!!
Thanks also to Vicky & Emeli amazing assistants! Can’t wait to return in 2016!!

Holli Elizabeth Jarvis

I’ve just completed the 3 week Total Pro Artistry Diploma and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lisa and Tamzin are very knowledgeable and skilled at what they do. The course not only allows you to learn the varying techniques of make up it provides you with information on setting up your own business which was really helpful. Everyday we applied make up to different models which was great to experience the different face shapes and skin tones. Anyone thinking of doing this course I would highly recommend it, I can now complete a full look of make up which I had zero experience in previous to this course. Thank You to both Lisa and Tamzin


Aimee Fox

Just to say thank you for a fantastic 2 weeks training at NEMUA. I completed the Pro Courses 2 and 3 to develop my make up skills to a more advanced level and the training content was brilliant. Each day was different, the content was relevent to what I wanted to learn and most of all it was fun which made the learning process so much easier. I am so excited to finish part 4 in February next year. Thanks Lisa (and Vicky and Emeli) x

Novemeber 2014

Gemma Rimmington

Absolutely loved my 2 weeks at NEMUA! I didn’t want it to end! The training from Lisa and the girls was top notch, if there was anything at all you didn’t feel 100% confident with, they’d work with you until you got it right.
The small class of girls means there’s plenty of support on hand to assist!
Not only do you get training to be an amazing make up artist, Lisa also goes through business tips and health and safety putting you at the top of your competition! Thank you NEMUA! Xx

Louise Eddon

Highly recommend NEMUA! Such an amazing place to learn and met lots of amazing people! I did my pro makeup artist one and two and it was the best two weeks of my life!! Didn’t want to leave, Lisa and the girls are so kind and helpful honestly can’t thank them enough!! Xx

Chloe-Alice Blaylock

Where do I start on how amazing The total pro artisty diploma is 😍😍 I 1000% recommend this course to everyone wanting to go into the makes-up industry it is amazing value for money as you get so much one on one help from Lisa and show step by step what to do not only that Lisa helps with the business side of everything and suggests the best kit. I was made to feel so at home and looked after. I can not thank lisa enough for how much she’s improved my skills⭐️ Thank you so much 😊


Sophie Harrison

Just want to say a huge thank you to Lisa for doing part 1 , 2 and 3 training with me.
I never even used to be able to apply my own makeup properly and she has made me become a much more confident person in myself and within work. Im a beauty therpaist and have been able to expand my work massively because of everything iv learnt with lisa from basic eye techniques, advanced eye tecniques, highlighting and contouring, to bridal makeup and all kind of different eras to crazy cartoon and drag queen makeup! I would recommened lisas training to anybody with an interest of makeup! Not just course 1 or 2 but 3 aswel as it opens alot more doors for you if you wish to go down a more creative route with your makeup! Not only do you learn the best makeup techniques you also learn basic hair which you could offer to clients when doing their makeup! I would recommend anyone 100% to go on this course as its worth every penny 🙂

26 January 2015


Imogen Brown

Hi Lisa, firstly thank you so much for helping me drive my dream job and become an Mua. I absolutely loved the pro course part one & two. Not only did I learn various techniques and understand everything you need to know about makeup, I had so much fun too!! Since my training I have progressed my career and made many lovely ladies beautiful. I also feel confident on providing guidance when helping ladies understand about skin types and products to use. I’m excited to join the pro course part three too. It’s such a nice feeling to be confident when going to the counters and knowing what to buy too for myself. You are very knowledgable and can’t thank you enough – Natalie xxx

10 December 2014

Natalie Mctiernan

Just wanted to do a little testimony on my training by Lisa at NEMUA;

I attended the two week course ‘Pro-Artistry Certificate in Makeup Application parts 1 & 2 including Hair’. I thoroughly enjoyed the course from start to finish and would recommend to anyone looking to enter into the makeup business.

As well as learning great makeup techniques and practicing on different people each day, you also gain a lot of business direction, from marketing and social media to being business savvy and having the right paperwork in place. I was given opportunities to meet with Lisa’s contacts around these areas which are invaluable.

Having a professional photoshoot with a model on the last day was the icing on the cake! I have been given opportunities to assist Lisa at ‘real’ settings and workshops as well opportunities to attend free refresher sessions in the future.

I can fully recommend this course. Very professional and the content is just right.

3 October 2014

Donna Marie Smith

I have recently attended and completed the two week Pro-Artistry course, parts 1&2. During both weeks I learnt many new makeup skills and techniques, I was also provided with marketing and promotion ideas which have helped me a lot with becoming a Make-Up Artist and setting up my business. I would recommend these courses to anyone who is looking to have a career in the makeup industry.

My time at the North East Makeup Academy has been very helpful and I have enjoyed every bit of it, I have met some amazing new people and learnt so much. My tutor, Lisa made me feel very welcome, comfortable and is there for support at all times.
At the end of the two weeks I had a professional photoshoot, doing both hair and makeup on my model. This was an amazing experience and gave me an insight of what working on a photoshoot would be like.

Finally, I would like to say a huge thank you to Lisa for all her help and support and I hope to return to the academy to help out alongside you.

Emeli Smith

21 January 2015

Emeli Smith

I’ve not long completed my make up artist training level 1 & 2 and just wanted to say what great experience I had. I’ve learnt some really good eye techniques and how to be to apply foundation for different skin types. I would definatley recommend anyone who wants to work in the make up industry to do this course with Lisa Devanny. Lisa is really helpful and supportive and always there if your unsure of anything. I look forward to future courses xxx

30 January 2015

Victoria Wood

I have just finished the pro 1 & 2 course nd I loved every minute of it. Lisa is a great teacher. She dose so much more then just learning you how to apply make up she teaches you how to get starting with your own business and to top it all off a photo shoot at the end of it all which is a great experience. Can’t wait to go back and do more courses with her.

Thank you so much and be seeing you soon.

21 January 2015

Megan Young

After completing the pro course 2 at NEMUA I can genuinely say it was a fab experience! The techniques that Lisa taught us were super useful and broken down into easy to follow steps…I would highly recommend the course and I will be back to do pro 3 later in the year!!

Thanks Lisa xx

21 January 2015

Chloe Bell

I’ve had a great couple of days at The North East Make Up Academy! Lovely to meet Lisa Devanny and Kelly Vaughan – learnt lots of tips and techniques and I’m really looking forward to the next 3 days of training I have booked in! Thank you for all your advice! Great Academy! X

Claire Hartley

I attended week 1&2 pro course in November, Lisa is very professional and a brilliant tutor and always there to help. I would recommend this course to anyone who is thinking of getting into the make up industry. I am also going back for refresher days which I am really looking forward to this month. Lisa is always there to help even after the course is completed. X

14 January 2015

Melissa Laverick

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