We create skilled makeup artists who raise the standards of the industry.

Our vision is coming true class after class.


Why choose Artists Within Makeup Academy?



Founder and director of the academy, Tara Anand Cowles, who has 28 years of experience working for major shoots, magazines and runway shows based in Europe is the vision behind Artists Within.

At Artists Within Makeup Academy we teach you what you really need to know to be the best, what others don’t.



We have been producing successful makeup artists for 15 years. We have a formula that works.

Our academy is licensed and accredited giving you peace of mind that your training is thorough and your diploma is of value.

A professional makeup kit has been put together at a discounted rate for our makeup students giving them the tools needed to get started and work through the course. These kits are also available for individual purchase.

International Recognition


We are the only makeup academy in Canada to offer the ITEC makeup artistry certification which is recognized in 36 countries world wide.  ITEC is the recognized leader in international make-up artistry and a significant advantage for our graduates. To date, our students have achieved 100% success, something we are very proud of.

Our online academy is available world wide for those not able to access the academy in person.




Online Academy

Our makeup programs are available online. Work from home at your own pace, create your own schedule, start your dream career today! As easy as 1, 2, 3.


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AW03 has put together this amazing makeup kit at a discounted rate with all you need to get started as a professional makeup artist. Perfect for active makeup artists or those hoping to get started! 

Makeup school the way it's meant to be.


AW03 m a q u i l l a g e

AW03 m a q u i l l a g e was originally created in New York for Artists Within Makeup Academy which was available exclusively to the Academy. Over the years the line has grown and started a life of it's own in many different retail locations. We carry a wide range of colors and products to suit everyone's needs. Professional artists and clients alike are celebrating the line.





Tara's picks

These are my go to must haves that I never leave home without! I have a full life of work, kids, working out and enjoying life to the fullest! I apply first thing in the morning and never need to touch up. 
Live your life while you look and feel amazing!






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Our latest addition to our AW03 m a q u i l l a g e line is our SS18 Platinum Collection of 7 different flawless lipsticks shown here. Such yummy colors!


Makeup school the way it's meant to be

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