XIP Professional

The XIP Professional two day make-up course offers the highest level of professional training created to give you the confidence to kick start a new career, boost your existing business or help further develop your existing make-up skills.


TV and Celebrity Make-up Artists Lyndsey Harrison and Hayley Sparkes will be your course tutors. With over 25 years’ experience between them they will take you through classic, creative, trend-led and specialist make-up applications giving you
a comprehensive portfolio of looks to take with you on the next step of your career.

On completion of the course you will receive excellent after-care advice plus the
opportunity to assist either Hayley or Lyndsey in their celebrity, TV or media work.

The XIP Professional course includes a full XIP Make-up Kit with brushes (worth
over £300). You will also have the opportunity to earn commission from XIP products
following the course if you wish to help enhance your income. Our Make-Up Courses are limited to a maximum of 10 students to ensure you receive the individual time and attention you need from our tutors.


  • XIP Product and Brand Knowledge - You will learn about XIP as a professional brand and the creativity behind each individual product
  • Bridal Make-Up - How to create a long lasting and flawless base, natural classic make-up and lash application
  • Celebrity-Inspired Red Carpet Look - Contouring- High-lighting- Brows- Strong lips and bold lashes.
  • Metallic and Global skin - Learn how to work with all skin-types from mature to sensitive and all skin tones - with a focus on metallic make-up and high-lighting.
  • 1960s Flick and Lash Black liquid liner - timeless look - Learn how to enhance different eye shapes and become more confident in lash application.
  • Career and Business Advice - How to start your career or enhance your existing business. Guidance on securing Work Experience, Social Media, Pricing, PR and Marketing and Assisting Opportunities



Lyndsey Harrison
Lyndsey has been working in the industry for over 15 years having discovered her
passion for hair and beauty from an early age. She began training with TONI&GUY, one of the best schools in London, where she honed her hairdressing skills. Wanting to add make-up to her skill set she took a course at a renowned school of make-up in London where she met tutor Lan Nguyen, After finishing the course she was lucky enough to get the opportunity to assist Lan on many London fashion shows.

Lyndsey’s big break came when her work was spotted by ITV’s BAFTA-winning TV
programme The Only Way Is Essex and was contracted as make-up artist for the cast from Series 1. She went on to build her reputation within the industry and soon became the go-to celebrity make-up artist for TV, Fashion and PR. Lyndsey is currently working on shows that include ITVbe ‘Be Beautiful’ and perfecting the make-up of many
celebrities including Lydia Bright, Ferne McCann and Tanya Bardsley.

Lyndsey is one busy lady and recently found time to develop her own YouTube channel, where she shows how to master her celebrity looks for viewers to recreate at home. The channel includes reviews on products and helpful tips for skincare and where to find the best beauty buys. As well as running her own successful make-up academy in Marlow, Buckinghamshire for over 5 years now, Lyndsey has also been a regular tutor at DFMA Academies nationally.

XIP Professional are delighted that Lyndsey has now joined them, bringing her wealth of professional skills and unique skin and make-up knowledge to their new academy
in London.


CELEBRITIES: Lydia Bright, Denise van Outen, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Lilah Parsons,
Lauren Pope, Tanya Bardsley, Amy Childs, Chantelle Houghton, Zoe Hardman, Lauren
Goodger, Lucy Meck, Sam Faiers, Billie Faiers, Ferne McCann, Jessica Wright, Louise
Roe, Dj Fresh, Peaches Geldof, Miss Dynamite, Mark Wright, Rosie Fortesque, Olivia
Les, Louis Smith, Jade Johnson, Dominique Young, Katie Piper, James Corden, Alan
Carr, Jimmy Carr, Ricky Haywood, Melvin Odoom, Jade Parfait, Rochelle Humes,
Marvin Humes, Charlotte Crosby, Sigma, Casey Batchelor, Gemma Collins, Chloe Sims,
Dani Armstrong, Millie Mackintosh.

MAGAZINE EDITORIALS: Closer, Reveal, Heat, OK!, Hello!, Evening Standard ES, Daily Express Saturday
Magazine, MORE!, LIVE, Fabulous Magazine, NOW!, Sunday Express S Magazine.

Hayley Sparkes
Hayley has been working in the make-up industry for over 12 years. Whilst completing a degree in Fashion Hayley began working alongside a top make-up artist, assisting behind the scenes on a popular TV show. This experience ignited Hayley’s passion for make-up and whilst still studying she started working on a make-up counter for Christian
Dior, later working with Virgin Vie Cosmetics and The Body Shop. She then enrolled at The Jemma Kidd Make-up school in London in order to gain a more comprehensive repertoire of make-up skills. Since then Hayley has completed additional make-up training at The Norwich Beauty Academy, with Illamasqua and alongside International make-up artist Louise Constad. Hayley also has a diploma in facials and facial massage.

Hayley has always had a passion for TV presenting so it was a dream come true when she joined the ITV ‘This Morning’ show as their resident beauty expert in 2012. For over four years Hayley worked as their on screen make-up artist for studio based viewer make-overs, as well as live and pre-recorded beauty tutorials. She presented features alongside Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, Ruth Langsford and Eamon Holmes. Hayley also made regular appearances in the This Morning Hub, answering viewers beauty questions alongside Emma Willis, Stephen Mulhern and Coleen Nolan.

Hayley now works as a freelance TV presenter specialising in fashion and beauty and regularly appears on the QVC and Ideal World shopping channels representing different beauty products. She has been recruited to present online beauty content for some of the UK’s leading beauty companies including Boots No7, Fake Bake, Sleep in Rollers and Look Fantastic. Hayley has also hosted live beauty events for Marks & Spencer and most recently presented on stage alongside TV presenter and charity campaigner Katie Piper at the Ideal Home show. As a keen writer she has her own beauty column in monthly glossy magazine The Beacon and is a beauty and lifestyle journalist for Luxuria Lifestyle, a luxury online magazine, she also contributes regularly to other online and print media. With her wealth of experience to share XIP Professional are delighted to have Hayley on board. She is very passionate about helping and supporting others within the make-up industry. Many of her past assistants have now gone on to be very successful make-up artists and work with Hayley throughout the year as part of her make-up team!


CELEBRITY: Laura Hamilton, Josie Gibson, Spencer Matthews, Charlotte Jackson, Martin Lawrence
Bullard, Brooke Kinsella, Francine Lewis, Ashley James, Amanda Hamilton and Sarah Willingham.

MAGAZINE AND TV: Channel 5 The Bachelor, Britain’s Next Top Model and the Channel 4 make-over show
Hollywood Me, OK! and Hello.



XIP Professional is a new and exciting cruelty free make-up brand made in UK.
XIP Professional has invested in breakthrough product research to debut professional beauty solutions for women. We offer professional and high quality make-up products that are easy to use and give women the power to achieve XIP Perfection, from relaxed daytime freshness to evening XIP glam. This new make-up brand is created for women that are looking for quality, elegance and beauty.

XIP Professional has been developed by make-up artists and industry experts to create a range of beautiful products that will help everyone to enhance their natural beauty. Each of our products has been carefully developed in our UK based laboratory to meet the consumer´s high quality standards.

As a brand XIP Professional looks amazing and is a must-have for every women’s make-up bag and we provide the perfect tools to help kick start your make-up career.

What is included?
- Excellent Training
- Professional Advice
- Photographer
- XIP Professional Certificate
- Assisting Opportunity
- Kit of all XIP Professional products
- Eyelashes

What to bring to the course?
- Notepad and pen
- Camera (optional)
- Lunch- or you can buy lunch locally
- Make-up/brushes
- Any of your favourite make-up products

What is included in the XIP Professional Kit?
- Golden Touch Sculpting Palette - cream
- Cream Brush
- Golden Touch Sculpting Palette - powder
- Powder Brush
- Platinum Passion Eyeshadow Collection
- Monaco Dream Eye and Brow Palette
- 24 Karat Glow Blissful Bronzer
- Pink Satin Blissful Blusher
- Bronzer/Blusher Brush
- Opal Black Mascara
- Pearl Breeze Concealer 1 and 2

Course location:
Rydges Hotel London
61, Gloucester Rd, Kensington
London SW7 4PE

Next Course:
9th and 10th of May.
Please Book up soon limited availability
contact: natalie@xip-professional.co.uk /