About Benton



MAKE-UP ACADEMY “BENTON” – is a Contemporary Make-up and Hair styling international train­ing cen­ter.

Center spe­cial­izes in teach­ing its stu­dents an inten­sive and inter­ac­tive cur­ricu­lum to pre­pare pro­fes­sional makeup artists and hair styl­ists ready to be employed in the beauty indus­try around the world.

Makeup Academy BENTON has been founded on the 2nd July, 2014 in Dubai, UAE. Makeup Training Center’s tech­niques are influ­enced by the clas­sic French beauty/make-up cur­ricu­lum and trends.

Founders and Owners of the Makeup Academy BENTON are Russian mar­ried cou­ple. All makeup train­ers hold a Diploma in Makeup Artistry, they are active work­ing makeup artists and have a vast expe­ri­ence in the Makeup & Beauty Industry for over than 10 years.

Here in the International Makeup Academy BENTON, you could not only choose the desired Makeup trainer but the lan­guage as well to make your expe­ri­ence more com­fort­able and mem­o­rable. We are happy to offer our inter­ac­tive pro­gram in the fol­low­ing lan­guages to choose from: Arabic, English, Hindi, Russian, Romanian, German, Spanish and Tagalog.

Professional approach of our train­ers allows our stu­dents to receive all nec­es­sary and com­pul­sory knowl­edge of Makeup Theory that includes: color wheel the­ory and color com­bi­na­tions, iden­ti­fy­ing appro­pri­ate makeup and color schemes accord­ing to the face/eyes shapes and skin conditions/undertones. Application of the appro­pri­ate cos­metic pro­duct based on the skin type/condition.

We are glad to offer our train­ing curriculum/course for the begin­ners as well as advanced makeup artists who would like to upgrade their skills to the next level and be up to date with the lat­est trends and tech­niques.

Our team

Ellin Svyatimova

Founder of the Professional Makeup Academy BENTON in Dubai | UAE. Creative Director and Head Trainer

Originally from Kazakhstan, Almaty. Nationality: Russian. Makeup Artistry and Training Experience is over 16 years. Founder of “Professional Makeup School” in Almaty, Kazakhstan in 2000.

Since the year of 2000 through to 2015, she had com­pleted var­i­ous makeup artistry courses and train­ing pro­grams in a well-known inter­na­tional makeup schools and acad­e­mies with hon­ors.

Throughout the years of her work­ing expe­ri­ence as a makeup artist and makeup trainer she had been a win­ner of the var­i­ous International Makeup Competitions for 5 times, with hon­orary acco­lades and medals. Moved to Dubai in 2013 with an inten­tion to estab­lish and setup a newProfessional Make-up Academy BENTON.

Shailini Bawa

Experienced Training Specialist Makeup and Hairstyles in Benton Make-Up Academy

Shailini is a graduate from London college of makeup. Her passion for art led her to accomplish experience in various fields of Makeup Artistry. She has accomplised position in top 5 at U.A.E beauty CHAMPIONSHIP . She has worked with various Celebrities, models, Photographers, Bridal, Special effects. She has been Training aspiring makeup enthusiasts and an Experienced Training specialist.

Raneen Suleiman

Make-Up Trainer, Make- Up Artist in Benton Make-Up Academy.

I’m a professional Makeup Artist with 8 years of experience. A graduate of London College of Make Up and previous trainer in IMG Make Up Industry and make up Artist in Mac Cosmetics.
A make Up Artist. A Photographer. An interior designer. A special Effect Make Up and A Hair Dresser.

Racha Alich

Make-Up Trainer, Make- Up Artist in Benton Make-Up Academy.

I am a makeup artist and Trainer I owned ladies salon in dubai since 2013.  I am also a fashion advisor… I see makeup as art which you create beauty and focus on the beauty side of my clients.
Makeup and fashion gives me positive energy and spreads happiness around.

Bridget Deguilmo


Bridget will always hap­pily answer all your ques­tions and attend to all your con­cerns. She is respon­si­ble for the reg­is­tra­tion process and mak­ing sure that you are hav­ing a  great time in the Academy! Handling external and internal communication or management. Maintaining enjoyable working environment. Organizing and coordinating meetings.

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