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Average Cost of Makeup Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute makeup lessons is $69. 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 $143 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$36 average
$76
45-min $30
 
$50 average
$118
60-min $25
 
$69 average
$143

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 $50, and 30-minute lessons cost 48% less at $36.

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

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Popular Makeup instructors

Karen R.

Mesa, AZ
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Nicole E.

Tampa, FL
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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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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.

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Rhadi F. August 28, 2017
· Broadway Singing · In home
Excellent teacher. I learned a lot and feel as ready as I can be for my audition. 🎤

Thanks Ms. Evans.🎭
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zoey February 24, 2017
· Singing · In home
Great session with Nicole! She is wonderful! She made my daughter feel so comfortable. Highly recommend!
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Leah March 24, 2015
· Singing · In home
Enjoyed Nicole and learned a lot!

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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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Jennifer P.

O Fallon, MO
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Nicole C.

Elmhurst, IL
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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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Troy M. March 16, 2018
· Speaking Voice · Online
I would describe this instructor as polite, courteous, relaxed, punctual, calm, non-judgmental, competent, and prepared. The session began promptly at the appointed time. The video and audio connections worked flawlessly with no lag time. The video began with the casually dressed instructor seated in her residence. After brief introductions, the instructor asked what I wanted to get out of these lessons. I explained that I wanted to learn how to slow down my speaking voice and to lower the pitch of my voice to come across as more authoritative. The instructor then explained that my goals were common and that she believed she could help me. At that point, the instructor began discussing psychological and emotional issues, which caught me by surprise. After a brief discussion, the instructor then told me her thoughts and opinions, which were based on psychological and emotional issues rather than what I considered to be voice or speech issues. The instructor thoroughly explained the correlation between the two in a way that I understood. Finally, the instructor proposed a lesson plan and sent me a few resources to review before the next session. I went into the first session open minded without any concrete expectations and was pleasantly surprised. There were no mind games, gimmicks, or tricks. The instructor was pleasant and seemed genuinely interested in my case. I did not hesitate scheduling the next session.
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Joy January 20, 2018
· Accent Reduction · Online
Alexandra is an inspiring and professional instructor!
She diagnose my pronunciation problems and provided very useful tips to improve my pronunciaiton accuracy. These tips are really good take-home toolkit because I can practice my pronunciations anytime.
I am more confident in speaking English. Thank you!
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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

About Jennifer P.

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Does makeup feel out of your reach? Are you unclear where to start? I can help make the mysteries of makeup clear or help take your basic knowledge to the next level. I am a firm believer that everyone is already their beautiful self, but the fun part of makeup is how you can highlight your best features. Makeup is a great way to show your individuality and artistically express yourself. I have a passion for makeup and the fun you can have doing it. My lessons will be tailored to each student for the level they are at and the areas they would like to grow, whether it be eyeshadow or the beginning basics. Let's start today!

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Sarah January 31, 2018
· Makeup · In home
Jennifer tailors your makeup specificially to your style and skin tone. She always satisfies the customer and makes you look your best!
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Tara January 30, 2018
· Makeup ·
Jennifer is very knowledgeable and is the first one I think of when I need make up tips. I would definitely recommend lessons with Jennifer.
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Diann January 30, 2018
· Makeup ·
Jennifer was very informative and helpful in knowing colors that worked well for me as well as different products that would work best for me.

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Elmhurst, IL
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Hi there! My name is Nicole and I am a lifelong beauty enthusiast. I have an Esthetics license as well as a Professional Makeup Certification. I've been doing makeup for my friends and family since I was a teenager. I love makeup, and I constantly stay up to date with new products and trends. I always try out things on myself before I recommend them to anyone else. I love everything from dramatic, edgy looks to soft, natural makeup looks. I'm very knowledgable about makeup products and techniques, and I love sharing what I know and helping others look and feel their best!

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