About Us

For more than a century, Max Factor has relentlessly pushed the envelope in the beauty industry and build a glamour legacy. Mr Max Factor coined the word make up, he was a true innovator both with the products, launching the first mascara wand and liquid foundation and through its make up artist techniques. He transformed starlets into hollywood icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich.

Our passion lies in putting make up artistry in women’s hands so they become, feel and are more of who they are. True to this passion, the Academy was born to share that knowledge and train the make up artists of tomorrow to reveal more women everyday as Mr. Max Factor did.


2013 saw the launch of the first Academy in Dubai. Samira Olfat, a decorated freelance makeup artist whose work with the brand goes back to when she became its regional makeup artist in 2009. 

To date, the academy’s proven teaching method rooted in unique makeup artistry has produced over a hundred graduates. More than a Max Factor stamp over their credibility, the academy’s Professional Course graduates are officially recognized and accredited by the KHDA, catapulting their careers in the professional makeup industry

To make makeup artistry accessible to more women, we’re bringing the Academy online in a course specifically designed to literally remove barriers in honing everyone’s expertise in beauty and makeup. The online academy aims to ignite your creativity and make a difference in the beauty world, learning how to transform yourself and others through expert makeup artistry

What we offer

Live Webinar

These are webinars that give you the same quality content about industry trends where you can interact with the trainer as the class is ongoing.

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This is a professional makeup certification course that is spread out over 14 videos to give you comprehensive training to become a makeup artist.

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These are premium tutorials that are yours to enjoy anytime and cover a wide range of topics including new product launches and makeup techniques.

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Our Professional Course gives you a KHDA recognized diploma through Samira’s makeup occupational skills training sponsored by the Max Factor Makeup Academy which can open doors for you to work in events, fashion or film. KHDA or the The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is responsible for the growth and quality of private education in Dubai. They support schools, universities, parents, students, educators, investors and government partners to create a high quality education sector focused on happiness and wellbeing.

The KHDA accreditation is recognized in the GCC countries.