Do you dream of being a part of a makeup team, having a career in the movies, or  owning your own business as a professional makeup artist?

  • Runway/Designer Fashion Shows
  • Photography
  • Model/Agency
  • Magazine/Editorial
  • Bridal/Weddings
  • Client/Lessons
  • Film/Movies
  • Intro to Journeyman Makeup Artist Non-Union
  • Union Makeup Artist
  • Video/Music
  • Commercial/Advertisement
  • Cosmetic Brand/Consultant
  • Freelance/Entrepreneur

If you answered yes, to any of these choices, then you have found the right place to prepare you for all of them.

We are a privately owned business established in 2004 in Rancho Cucamonga, CA known as lebec cosmetics.  After a relocation and a name change to lebec makeup atelier/LMA in 2009 we emerged as the lead makeup school in the Inland Empire by passing most competitors who have left the area.  As owner/founder Lebec DeWeese is an expert educator and training specialist who has successfully certified 100 professionally trained makeup artist.  These artist have not hesitated in pursuing jobs in all media from cosmetic brands, to freelancers and entrepreneurs.  Lebec studies each student to ensure they are knowledgeable and well prepared to begin a career in makeup artistry.

We encourage all makeup artist to expand their careers by participating in public networking, workshops, events, beauty and fashion shows that strengthen confidence and promote experience.  As a makeup artist you will always want more inspiration and motivation to stimulate your creative energy in “The Art of  Makeup”  it will be an endless journey waiting for you to discover it!

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Lebec DeWeese

Owner/Creative Director/Hair/Makeup Artist/Training Specialist  

Lebec,  believes in being a teacher with facts, not opinion. She continues to work in the industry and feels it’s a priority to be an active participant in all areas of beauty.  Her strong belief shows in her continued work experience, which elevates the student in a unique way.  Students will be inspired to gain the wealth of knowledge from a mentor with a resume they would be proud to call their own. Click to view portfolio  Lebec DeWeese

Ledora D. Carasca

Special Effects/FX/Character/Design/Hair/Makeup Artist/Educator

Age is just a number; it does not define or limit the ability to teach an in-depth knowledge of special effects FX makeup artistry in lecture, theory and hands on makeup application.  Ledora, embodies the years of an old soul and has the ability to educate and train students beyond a pretty complexion.  Her strong sense of direction and detail are very apparent in her course syllabus and instructional format. She has 6 years of experience to date working her way up from assistant, apprentice, junior to senior makeup artist to being the protegé to Lebec. Click to view portfolio  Ledora D Carasca


lebec makeup atelier
211 W. Emporia Street
Ontario, CA 91762
Business Cell Text or Call (909) 702-0902

lebec makeup atelier/LMA is an intimate studio space with minimal square footage, yet size has proven to be irrelevant due to the quality of our well-trained professional makeup artist that are taught in “THE ART OF MAKEUP”.  Known by reputation with a unique customized catered program for the beginner and the makeup artist who seeks to advance or upgrade their skill level.


Please do not be shy! After all you need to step out of your comfort zone to explore your own personal creativity!  

Meet Lebec,  the main instructor who will answer any questions good or bad about the pro’s & con’s of being a MAKEUP ARTIST!!  

Text or call Lebec 909-702-0902 leave your name and return phone number to set up a day & time to discuss all options. 

Let’s be real your learning begins from the first contact with Lebec, who is no stranger to life and welcomes all to her studio for a private personalized training program for the individual STUDENT.  

START DATE:  Will be set after the interview and acceptance has been granted.

CLASS SCHEDULE:  Each schedule is customizable to the availability of the student and gives the freedom to maintain a job or other prior commitments while training.

CLASS SIZE:  1 to 4 student artist ensures an exclusive and personal learning experience.

PORTFOLIO BUILDING:  All students receive via email before, during and after photographs of their daily class training session.  A necessity to studying the progress of their work from the start to the Final Photo Shoot and Certification Day.

PAYMENT METHOD:  Cash, Money Order or Cashier Check




1 DAY PER WEEK – 4 months (16 weeks)

2 DAYS PER WEEK – 2 months ( 8 weeks) 

COURSE FEE: $3,600.00


Orientation Day Registration Fee: $600.00 NON-REFUNDABLE this will be applied to the remaining balance of your Professional Makeup Artistry Certification Training. 

  • Option 1:  Weekly payment plan due every Friday, $187.50 (16 Week Plan) Total Amount Paid $3,000.00 – Weekly Payment is doubled for ( 8 Week Plan)
  • Option 2:  Monthly payment plan due every 1st of the month, $750.00 ( 4 Month Plan) Total Amount Paid $3,000.00 – Monthly Payment is doubled for ( 2 Month Plan)

LATE FEE:  All students are subject to applied late fee for delinquent payments and are responsible to notify Lebec prior to occurrences and our subject to rules and regulations agreement.
30 days 5%
60 days 10%


Students will learn from the provided professional lebec makeup atelier cosmetics brand available for use in studio for their hands on makeup application/s.  Also a miscellaneous list will be issued for items necessary throughout their training.


All PROMUA BASIC MAKEUP KIT’S are customized and will be issued as they become available.

Products are from the lebec makeup atelier cosmetics brand.

3 Studio Stick Foundation Shades

3 Dual Foundation Powder Shades

16 PC PRO Brush set

lebec makeup atelier cosmetics brand is a private line of high quality products.

Quote “I am highly sensitive to many things so when creating my line it was important that I myself could wear all of it. And most important that it could be used for all media and is a consumer friendly product. It can be used on all skin types/tones, ethnic and age groups.” – Lebec


COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Student/s will learn the different stages of a makeup design and application as they acquire the necessary knowledge, method, techniques to develop their makeup artistry.  Begin to understand what session hair styling is and the importance of completing a full service for their client or model.  This program is an introduction to any Journeyman Makeup Artistry Program it will prepare the student to work as a non-union makeup artist for film and television.  And will prepare a makeup artist to begin the process of acquiring the necessary steps to apply for a union makeup artist application with the exception of its criteria.

An in-depth theory of product knowledge and the essential fundamentals in a lecture format of Q & A will be given during training and note taking. Hands on experience will commence once all theory is completed. This will move the student into another level of understanding of how to profile a model or client, and begin to collaborate ideas of the makeup design and application. All artist will receive before, during and after photos of their face models to begin observing their progress through unedited and raw images, along with the process of portfolio building. Daily progress reports are given during the training to ensure the artist understands all given methods, techniques while having the opportunity to discuss important experiences throughout the training.


Educator/Teacher Lebec DeWeese

Creative Learning Environment

Entrance examine questioner will be given.

DAY 1 – Theory – Product Knowledge, Building your professional makeup kit, Working with mediums.

DAY 2 – Theory – History of Makeup/Time Period/Eras.

DAY 3 – Theory – Skin Types, Pre-Existing, Conditions, Ethnicities, Hygiene/Safety/FDA and more.

DAY 4 – Theory – Face Anatomy, Bone Structure, Features & more.

DAY 5 – Theory – Eye & Lip Shapes and Types, Eye Brow Shapes/Types. Learn about your makeup brushes, tools and accessories

  • Hands On Model Profiling and Applications.
  • Location setup and sanitation for artist work space.
  • On set etiquette and learning to interact with other professionals.
  • Learn tips on how to do session hairstyling to complete a service.

Create your own company by doing a presentation with an inspiration board of your store and cosmetic product line with the introduction to you and your business.

Learn to master face shaping by use of varied examples of highlighting and contouring methods.

Enhancement Makeup Design – Clean/Natural Beauty, Color Correcting/Neutralizing uneven skin tone/camouflage

Day Makeup Design – Adding matte color tones/shades to your makeup design. Applying custom fit eye lashes and individual eye lashes.

High Definition Makeup Design – Introduction to runway makeup design, working with pigments, glitters and more.

Editorial Makeup Design – Introduction to glamour, red carpet and celebrity makeup designs and applications.

  • Learning about photo shoots, commercial and advertising makeup design/applications.
  • Special Event Bridal Makeup Design & more.
  • Perfecting Eye Liner Techniques.
  • Pigment, Color Placement.
  • Natural Light versus Studio Light knowledge in Photography.

Review on all learnt methods and techniques. Q & A session between Lebec and Student Artist. Critique and Progress Report. Q & A on your career path.

  • Time Line Period Makeup Design and Application
  • Color Theory – Hue, Shade, Gradient, Gray Scale.
  • Working with an Artistic or Creative Director
  • Fashion Runway, Print and Editorial Makeup Design and Application
  • Development of your Business, Marketing & Networking.

Introduction to Special Effects FX makeup applications learn how to create a variety of bruises, scratches and cuts.  Through observation of their work students will understand what makes any character come to life. Gain knowledge on how to study and document the first impact through the healing process.

Final Photo Shoot Certification Day

*FIELD WORK: Makeup Artist will be required to practice outside of the studio to strengthen their understanding and abilities, such as following directions by assisting in events, productions, art walks, etc. By doing so this is considered to be job experience and may be added to a resume and ensures the artist to have acquired experience and qualifies for future opportunities in the field. The student will use their current knowledge by applying makeup applications for a hands on experience, to establish confidence in their skill level. Also a student will be ask to do face models at home for hands on practice in all areas of their current learning techniques and methods, this is highly suggested and recommended.