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Alexandra W.

69 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Russian, French
  • Awarded Best Actress from University of Southern California
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alexandra W.

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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! Also, love working with transgendered/non binary/gender fluid folks.

About Alexandra

Alexandra has a BA from the University of Southern California (Recipient of Doolittle Award: Outstanding Female Performer of graduating class) and an MFA from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. Acting has taken her to Pari

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Bianca
Excellent, very helpful and fun!
Cami
Wonderful tutorial- answered all my questions, went at a great pace, and was very personable and made it easy. I recommend!
Tim B.
Alexandra is soooo knowledgeable and can also explain things so a total beginner like me can understand. I highly recommend her!
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Emilie C.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $150
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded GRAMMY Amplifier Finalist from GRAMMYs, Recording Academy
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Emilie C.

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Private Makeup Teacher

As both a performer and visual artist, I have wide experience in using makeup to creative a range of looks, from natural to glamorous to fantastical. With a focus on working with your individual features and goals, I can help you with the products and techniques that will work best for your unique face and beauty.

I have experience doing special events and even online lessons for pandemic brides! Specialties include makeup for East Asian features, including monolids.

Recommended Package: 3-pack of 3-hour lessons

About Emilie

Hello! I'm Emilie, owner of VATOCA Studios, a boutique multimedia house that provides personalized music/audio services, visual work and artist consultation. Specialties include writing (songwriting, ghostwriting, editing, etc.), vocal production, art direction and independent music strategy. As

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Krista M.
I really enjoyed lessons with Emilie! She is well organized and has a clear lesson plan for each session, with follow up homework and exercises. I learned so much about technique and the "how to" of drawing. Everything she put together was appropriate for my level and included exercises that challenged me to improve. I could tell Emilie is well trained and skilled at drawing. She is also very nice and I felt relaxed and comfortable with her. Her studio is warm and inviting. Overall it was a great experience and I am looking forward to taking some additional lessons with Emilie!
Ava C.
So happy to have found Emilie! I work for a family with a four year old child who is extremely engaged in art and we wanted to find private lessons for her. Emilie has been extremely accommodating and very intentional in making sure we were ready for our first lesson. Will be scheduling more lessons and look forward to her being apart of my charges explorative learning!
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Katrina F.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Katrina F.

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During each class I will not only help with makeup, but as a licensed esthetician I will help you with basic skin care needs so that we can prepare your skin for makeup. I step by step go through the process of your desired makeup look and have the results to ensure that it will be satisfactory. I am proficient at making sure you understand everything I am teaching.

A little background, I am a six year licensed esthetician and makeup artist. I first received my license after 900 hours of training for the state of Nevada. A few years into my journey I became a makeup instructor at the College of Southern Nevada DWED Program. I taught there for two and a half years and during that time I never had ratings below 80%.

About Katrina

Hello! My name is Katrina, I am a licensed esthetician and certified makeup artist of seven years. My goal as a teacher is to make people understand that makeup artistry is not only beautiful but fun, creative, and one of the most fun ways to express yourself! I have absolutely loved this craft sinc

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Shannon
Really fun gift from my husband! I'm 46 and just learned a smoky eye!! Very patient she also gave me skin tips for mature skin and we went through all my products! I never felt rushed or silly and now I have an everyday look and one for date nights! I would give 6 stars if I could
Corena
Katrina is very knowledgeable and easy going. I thoroughly enjoyed the class and I’m looking forward to next week for our next lesson.
Cinnamon
I was really excited to learn the process of applying my makeup to improve my routine and knew Katrina would be able to help with that after following her work for some time. I didn’t expect to leave her class with so much more! She was professional, knew the products closely and really made this experience an amazing one for me. I booked a virtual makeup class consisting of two looks; where she was on time, very charismatic and made me feel at ease. We hit it off right away, and with in minutes, she was able to understand the looks I had in my mind and we made it come to life better than I could have ever imagined. During the class I took notes and was able to ask questions and I walked away with so many tips, product recommendations, and methods to apply my makeup better. I left with my face beat. SO obsessed with my makeup and received so many compliments. I would HIGHLY recommend Katrina. I can’t wait until the time she’s in town so I can book her in person to perform magic on my face again!
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Wendy K.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $110
  • Teaches students 21 to 90
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Wendy K.

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Private Makeup Teacher

I can teach anyone of any age how to apply Everyday, Glamour, Broadcast or Bridal makeup.

About Wendy

I am a Chicago based Television, Film, Photographic, Bridal and Beauty Makeup Artist with 33 years of experience. As well as working directly in these industries I have taught News talent, physician broadcasters, actors, CEO's who are interviewed a great deal and Brides to do their own makeup.

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Benja
My experience working with Wendy exceeded my expectations. She is professional, knowledgeable, and communicates clearly and concisely. I was most impressed with the time she put in with me to prepare for the lesson. . She guided me through the application of my makeup and also explained why the technique worked. I look forward to continuing to learn from Wendy. And...I finished the lesson feeling gorgeous!
Janice Phelps
Wendy was wonderful! So knowledgeable about techniques and applications.

She made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I learned so much from just one lesson. I am going to take another lesson with her next month.

There are simply no words to express my happiness with the outcome of this lesson. I spent the rest of the day looking in the mirror as I felt so beautiful.
Carol
Wendy exceeded my expectations! In just one lesson, she taught me the best approaches, for each part of my face, to produce the best results. It all came together beautifully. In addition to her very specific guidance on makeup application techniques, I love that she recommended great (and reasonably priced) products that she has used in her own professional career. The only thing I regret is not having met Wendy 25 years ago! :->
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Regina A.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Regina A.

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Hi, I'm a freelance makeup artist proficient in bridal, everyday, and any other special occasion makeup look. I teach my students how to dress up their face for any occasion, apply false lashes, winged eyeliner and choose the right products for their skin tone and type. I also teach them how to conceal spots and achieve facial symmetry through contouring and highlighting. In addition, I teach my students the basics about product knowledge and how to make makeup last.
I'm available to answer questions about trendy and classic makeup looks as well :)

About Regina

Hi makeup lovers! I'm a passionate teacher and life long learner. I have several other professional degrees to show my heart for learning and teaching. I won't bore you with the details but ask and I'll provide more information. I would like all my students to know that you are capable of learning a

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Ellie
Regina was very patient with both my daughter and with my questions before and during the session. She did well with my rather stubborn, less than and very heavy handed preteen.
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Rebeka D.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Latin, French, Italian, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Education from Mount St. Joseph University
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Rebeka D.

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A self-taught makeup artist with 6+ years of experience. My experience covers everything from everyday "natural" and glam makeup, to SFX (or special effects) and theatre makeup. I have been practicing makeup on my own face since sophomore year of high school. I have also done other peoples' makeup for Halloween events, musicals, and plays. I am constantly doing research on makeup products to see how they perform as well as testing their performance on my own face. I can help to provide you with the best makeup tips and recommendations for your face and skin type. We can find what works best for you and what products are the most practical for your specific makeup needs. Whatever you need to learn about makeup, we can work together to provide you with the knowledge you are seeking.

About Rebeka

I am a Senior at Mount Saint Joseph University pursuing a degree in Music Education. My primary instruments are violin and voice, with my secondary instruments being viola and piano. I have been playing violin and singing for 11+ years and playing viola and piano for 2+ years. I am a classically

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Glynis
Rebeka gave my teen daughter an online makeup lesson, and my daughter couldn't have been more at ease and it was wonderful. My daughter is shy but Rebeka was able to get her to talk, which is an achievement, and listened to what she wanted. I highly recommend her. I have zero musical talent but I imagine she is just as excellent in music as she is in makeup.
Rachel L.
Absolutely wonderful! Very informative and friendly! I'm excited for my next lesson.
Ratika D.
Rebeka is amazing! she is down to earth and taught me basics of skin care along with make up. She spends time in getting to know you and advise on products specific to your skin type. She understands your make up needs and starts from basic. I could not be more happier that I connected with her! Very Thankful to Take Lessons.

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"Wendy was a very patient and accommodating teacher. It really helped to be able to work with what I have and she was able to help me fill in with missing tools in my bag. She took her time to teach without rushing me through and I feel way more confident now with doing my makeup. Highly recommend!"
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Took Makeup lessons from Wendy K.
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"We love Alex!! She was very patient with the class of novices, and the students had SO much fun!!!!"
Mary
Took Makeup lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Wonderful tutorial- answered all my questions, went at a great pace, and was very personable and made it easy. I recommend!"
Cami
Took Makeup lessons from Alexandra W.
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"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!"
Ms Lee
Took Makeup lessons from Karen R.
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"Absolutely wonderful! Very informative and friendly! I'm excited for my next lesson."
Rachel
Took Makeup lessons from Rebeka D.
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"Alexandra is a great teacher! She is both professional and personable. I highly recommend her as a teacher!"
Anne
Took Makeup lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Let me start this off by saying Wendy is incredible!!!! A true artist! I went to her for a makeup lesson, somethibg ive wanted to do for awhile but was unsure of where to go. I found Wendy online and am so grateful i did. She was so thorough, took her time and went thru everything with me. She went thru the makeup and tools i bought with me and told me what was helping me and what i should think twice about :) She then applied my makeup step by step and carefully explained exactly what she was doing and what products she was using. Now i had her apply my makeuo but if you would rather be the one to apply your own makeup while she advises, that can be done too. Shes very flexible as to how you want your lesson to go. She gave me so many helpful hints and advice. Shes so nice too...she makes you feel good about yourself. She pays attention to every detail of your face and is so patient....she answered every question I had and at no time made me feel rushed. The environment was also very calming , relaxing and full of fantastic light! I couldnt have asked for a better experience....it was the best! If youre looking for someone who can bring your beauty out, Wendy is the way to go!!"
Joyce
Took Makeup lessons from Wendy K.
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"Wendy is a true artist in every sense of the word! She's a spectacular make-up artist and a phenomenal teacher!!! I had the pleasure of working with her at CBS2 in Chicago from 2008 - 2010. She transformed my whole image and taught me beauty tricks that I still use more than a decade later. Wendy creates magic -- she's sooooo good at making eyes "pop." I can't recommend her enough!"
Anne State
Took Makeup lessons from Wendy K.
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"It was really fun and informational minus the sound issue but we fixed it and made it through the lesson!"
Ella
Took Makeup lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Amazing teacher of the makeup arts! First lesson was for a six year old and she had so much fun! Alexandra is definitely knowledgeable well above the skills needed for a six year old but her teaching ability is what was really impressive."
Aya
Took Makeup lessons from Alexandra W.
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