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Average Cost of Makeup Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute makeup lessons is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $25 and $209 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$45 average
$125
45-min $30
 
$60 average
$167
60-min $25
 
$74 average
$209

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 19% less expensive at $60, and 30-minute lessons cost 40% less at $45.

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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Layla M. H.

Oakton, VA
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Wesley M.

Los Angeles, CA
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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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corinne September 29, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Impeccable!
Looking forward to my next lesson!
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Lucy B. August 29, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Karen is terrific!
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David A. July 8, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Very punctual, pleasant and able teacher. Detailed-oriented instruction. Very helpful with theory as well.

About Layla M. H.

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Oakton, VA

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Dedicated artist with over a decade of experience. I love working with make-up and love the ability to empower others to express themselves through all forms of art and creativity. Specific experience with skincare and stage make-up.

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Boyd Shawn November 8, 2016
· SAT · In studio
Layla has been good since when she started doing this, I really want you to contact me because kids are looking forward working with you...infodelivery.agent021@gmail.com
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Boyd Shawn November 8, 2016
· SAT · In studio
Layla has been good since when she started doing this, I really want you to contact me because kids are looking forward working with you...infodelivery.agent021@gmail.com
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Cameron N. August 2, 2016
· Dance · In home
Layla deserves the 5 stars and more! Great instructor, very pleasant and understanding. Recommend to all, learned a lot on first session and hope to continue more!

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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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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!
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Jenna J. September 9, 2016
· Child Acting · Online
AMAZING first session😊 The exchanges between Wes and Jenna were flawless...almost like two people that sparked up a conversation where they left off!! He acknowledged Jenna's dreams and goals and had experienced insight to provide! Jenna is looking forward to working on her assignments and lesson #2!!!

Alexandra W.

Los Angeles, CA
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Haddar P.

Philadelphia, PA
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Em D.

Purcellville, VA
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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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Anastasia December 26, 2017
· Makeup · Online
This was bomb and she rules. 100 percent recommend her for make-up tips. :D
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Anastasia October 22, 2017
· Accent Reduction · Online
She is perfect! I made a mistake previously with my review!That was an issue with my laptop. She is very nice! She is very professional and knowledgeable.
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Venkata P. October 5, 2017
· Accent Reduction · Online
Alexandra was awesome. She listens to you carefully and finds places to improve and suggests to use it in daily work.

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Philadelphia, PA
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Want to be the best makeup artist out there? I'm highly trained from basic to fashion, from me you can learn anything from complimenting any facial structure to special artistic fun inspired by any period of time.
Be the most desired makeup artist in your area.

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Noa November 24, 2017
· Fashion Design · Online
Such an amazing teacher!! I learned a lot from her :)
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AL November 23, 2017
· Fashion Design · In studio
Very patient with my limited skills in the field. She helped me to create a backpack that I sketched! If you can draw it, or even think it, she can show you how to make it!
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AL November 22, 2017
· Fashion Design · In studio
I had an idea for a backpack, and she showed me how to bring it to life! Very patient with my limited knowledge in the field and understanding. If you can draw it, she can show you how to make it!

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Purcellville, VA

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Makeup can be so fun when used the right way! I would love to share the artistic value and fun creative outlet that makeup gives us with you! I promise I am a fun teacher!

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Hallie December 17, 2017
· Yoga · In studio
She was a great teacher! Could do all the moves with ease and was patient with those who couldn’t. She went slow enough for us to keep up and get a good result. She kept it fun but yet relaxing and enjoyable.
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Gianinna December 17, 2017
· English · In home
She was very patient with me when she taught me English. I can say that my English skills improved because of her and her abilities to teach.
My pronuntiation is so much better now.

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