There are many different make up schools that one can learn from, each having a different philosophy. Some schools of thought preach that less is more, while others encourage their followers to pile it on and make it dark. Most women will never go to an actual make up school, and instead learn from the comfort of their own home with a women's magazine as their professor. Women's magazines give countless make up tips that women can learn from, and can walk you through the application process step by step. Isn't that what they teach at cosmetology schools anyway?
Unless you like looking like a drag queen, I suggest that you choose one of the make up schools that teaches the natural look. If you're looking to a magazine to teach you, you can usually get a feel for what they want you to look like by the cover of the magazine. Look around the newsstands until you find a cover with a make up look that you want as your own. Usually on the inside they will list the names and shades of the make up brands that they used on the model or actress that graces the front. If you do this enough and buy the products that they list, eventually you'll have quite the color palette to choose from each morning as you get ready.
Women's magazines are not only effective make up schools for people who want to be in the know, but they're also affordable. If you pay attention and practice enough each month, after awhile you'll be able to give any make up artist a run for his or her money. All this, and without the expensive school tuition! When you think about it, there's no better place to turn to than the pages of fashion magazines to learn the ins and outs of trendy make up and how to apply it.