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Average Cost of Makeup Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute makeup lessons is $90. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $17 and $259 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$46 average
$101
45-min $17
 
$65 average
$134
60-min $17
 
$90 average
$259

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute makeup lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute makeup lessons are 28% less expensive at $65, and 30-minute lessons cost 49% less at $46.

Curious how much makeup lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best makeup teachers .

Makeup Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their Makeup instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

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Popular Makeup instructors

Karen R.

Mesa, AZ
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Wesley M.

Los Angeles, CA
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Ollie L. J.

Silver Spring, MD
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About Karen R.

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I teach correct and enhancing makeup techniques according to clients skin tone, facial shape, and facial features. I use the Seasonal Color Analysis approach to determine what skin tone the client is, either cool or warm. I have an extensive beauty field background. Early in my adulthood, I became a licensed cosmetologist in Minnesota. I have also been active as a Beauty Consultant almost all of my adult years with two different cosmetic companies. I love working with women and encouraging them to look and feel their very best, which boosts their self-esteem and self-confidence.

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Ms Lee August 30, 2018
· Makeup · In studio
Karen made me feel very comfortable & gave me what I needed so I have a very natural look using makeup. Would highly recommend her to anyone looking for help with cosmetics!
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Megan August 7, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Wonderful teacher for our 12 year old. Very kind, encouraging, organized and knowledable. I would highly recommend!
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Michael T. June 15, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Karen was great with our almost 11 year old son. She does a great job of personalizing lessons to make it more motivating.

About Wesley M.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Wesley M. has worked in film, TV and theatre for the last twenty-five years with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in New York, Portland Center Stage, American Conservatory Theatre, The Arena Stage. He has taught Acting, Elements of Comedy, Improvisation at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, The Inner Circle Theatre in Los Angeles, Voice and Speech at East/West Players. He has appeared on over thirty TV shows and movies. Most recently as Mr. Lawler on That's So Raven.

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Brendan March 17, 2018
· Acting · Online
Mr. Mann is a master craftsman. He will help you take your work to the next level.
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Dustin K. October 3, 2017
· Acting · Online
It was my first lesson ever for acting and after I had a set plan of what to do to get to where I want to be in this industry.
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Daniele September 27, 2016
· Speaking Voice · Online
Wesley is just wonderful. I felt comfortable with him as soon as we met and I learned so much in just the first 30 minutes. And I already feel so much more confident that my speaking engagement will rock now that I have Wesley as my coach!

About Ollie L. J.

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Silver Spring, MD
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As Professor of Communication & Theater, I have exceptional experiences performing, producing, directing, and writing stage plays. My mission is to inspire and develop your unique gift. Fun, interactive, and applicable teaching techniques that will motivate the best you!

Hair, Make Up & Drama! Learn how to portray a range of characters through dramatic or special effects make-up and hairstyles. Learn how to transform into characters through costumes design and dress up!

Professional teaching artists may also assist.

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Linda September 9, 2016
· Acting · In studio
It was my daughter's first contact with professional acting.
She has been talking about being an actress for quite a while now, so we decided to let her take a few lessons to see if she likes it.
Ollie was really comprehensive of our needs and made us see the big picture of that world... just what we needed, to start walking into that direction on the right path.
My daughter had a wonderful time with Ollie.
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Kristyl N. March 3, 2016
· Acting · In studio
I booked 4 acting sessions with Ms. Ollie for my daughter. Ms. Ollie did a phenomenal job starting from scratch, coaching my daughter for her up coming audition. My daughter had no acting experience, she was shy, and soft spoken but in just 4 short days, Ms. Ollie turned her into a confident, outspoken young actress. My daughter nailed her audition thanks to Ollie!! I will highly recommend her as your acting coach.
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Leana T. January 13, 2016
· Film and TV Acting · Online
Great person to work with! Cheerful. Listens to what you have to say. Ready to help you improve.

Alexandra W.

Los Angeles, CA
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Lakietha B.

Dallas, TX
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Brianne W.

Reseda, CA
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About Alexandra W.

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Los Angeles, CA
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I am constantly asked my friends, family, and STRANGERS about helping them to do their makeup. Whether it's basic skills for every day looks, or more difficult and complex techniques for more dramatic looks, I'm your gal!

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Chase October 9, 2018
· Makeup · Online
Great first lesson!
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Marcus September 1, 2018
· Voice Acting · Online
Has great energy, draws on many personal examples and analogies to make her points stick. Understood my core needs from the lessons. Look forward to more!
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Tori P. August 8, 2018
· Makeup · Online
Alexandra was awesome. I enjoyed the teaching and information she was able to give me!

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Dallas, TX
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Colorful
Fun
Creative
Interactive
I love doing makeup it’s an escape it’s a way to express yourself through color and creativity I’m here to ensure you feel comfortable and confident so let’s have fun and beat faces beauties

About Brianne W.

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Reseda, CA
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I connect with people on a level and give lessons that best suit each student and their preference on what tools and makeup they would like to use while still looking at the students budget and preference in product.

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