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Minneapolis Makeup Instructors

Browse these makeup lessons with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Minneapolis.

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Luminous Beauty LLC
5.0
from 86 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole S.
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We hired Betsey to do our makeup for my friends wedding. She was super helpful and fun to be around. We actually did our trial run before heading to Vegas for the bachelorette party and was pleasantly surprised that the makeup stayed for over 48 hours in the vegas heat! For the actual wedding day we threw in another girl to get her makeup done and she was completely OK with it. She was professional and make us look awesome. The entire day/night everyone kept complementing us on how great we looked. Betsey - thanks for being so great and we will for sure be looking you up for makeup lessons once all the wedding stuff dies down! Nicole, Nicole and Carmen

Makeup by Caitlin
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Grace R.
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Caitlin did a great job on makeup for one of my senior portrait clients! I will definitely reccomend.

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Makeup by Sara Wilhelm
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin M.
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Sara came to Shakopee to do the makeup for my wedding day - me, my mom, and my bridesmaids. She did a great job and everybody loved their makeup. She was also very affordable.

Makeup by Aleah
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Kristine R.
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Aleah did my makeup for a ball that I attended with my boyfriend. The weather was bad so she made sure to call me and let me know! Funny pary was I wasn't home just yet either. We actually pulled in and got there at the same time! Then it was down to work! And let me me say WOW. she was so nice and did an amazing job! I was absolutely in love with my makeup! If I could I would hire her to do my makeup everyday! I recommend her 110%

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Makeup by Stephanie
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ciara K.
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Amazing makeup artist. She did everything to perfection. Showed up on time. Makeup stayed all night and was flawless.

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Taylor Marie Beauty
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sydney S.
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Taylor did an amazing job! She took the time to listen and ensure she was giving each one of us exactly what we wanted! Everyone loved their makeup and her work seriously last all night long through crying and sweating on the dance floor I looked in a mirror at 11pm ( she did my makeup around 10am) and my makeup still looked perfect! She even helped my grandma out by covering a large bruise on her face. I couldn't be happier with the work she did for myself and all the lovely ladies in my wedding party! Plus she is very sweet and easy to talk to which is a great plus when she is spending hours on hours with you on your wedding day!

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Makeup by Nicole
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chelsie W.
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I absolutely loved Nicole!! Her makeup style was flawless!! My make up matched both of my engagement photos which was my number one worry in the beginning but she left me with no worries!! She also put a little makeup on my daughter which made my daughter so happy!! I couldn't have asked for better experience!! I thank Nicole a million times over! She will definitely be getting an offer for my wedding makeup artist!! Thanks again Nicole! I cannot wait to work with you again!!😃😃😎

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Jennifer Blaschko
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna S.
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She's very attentive, pays attention to the smallest details. Had my trial makeup run so far and definitely felt she was the one for my wedding day makeup! Great work!

Glamour Beauty
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey B.
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Audrey was so professional and wonderful to work with! I had a mobile spray tan party for me and my brides babes and we all looked fantastic! Not orange at all! I also had Audrey and Leanne on my wedding day to do my hair & makeup! Audrey did the Glamour Beauty Airbrush Package, so worth it! Thanks again Ladies!

Makeup by Lisa
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Synnove A.
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Being one who loves doing their own makeup, found it somewhat difficult to make the decision to have a makeup artist do their wedding makeup. However, after finding Lisa my decision became clear this was the right choice! From the beginning, Lisa was punctual with returning emails, answering questions, and educating me about the makeup process. After conducting the trial run to the actual wedding makeup, Lisa was more than flexible to go out of her own comfort zone and give me the wedding look I was searching for. She nailed the dramatic look of a smokey eye, fabulous eye lashes, and flawless airbrush foundation. Each one of my bridesmains found having this type of makeup a breeze, pampering, and them looking beautiful. I would absolutely recommend Lisa to all those out there searching for a relaxing and professional makeup experience, of one you will definitely never regret and remember for years to come. Thanks Lisa!

Heathermarie.makeup
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Skylar G.
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For prom I loved my makeup. It was exactly what I wanted.

MoAlli Artistry
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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Great makeup artisits

Lady Vamp Artistry
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia S.
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Amber is a fantastic, professional makeup artist who is always on top of the trends. I've had my makeup done by her many times and every time I'm amazed! Her application and technique is flawless. She does absolute beautiful makeup and I would highly recommend her for your next event.

Amanda Scherf
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Hillary S.
    Verified review

    Amanda is so knowledgable about make-up technique. I was having trouble with knowing how to flatter my own face structure for everyday makeup and she walked me through the specific steps I need to do to get the best results!! She is so well-rounded and can do anything from natural bridal to high fashion looks. Definitely recommend her to anyone!

    Luminous Beauté
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Oksana H.
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    Mariya did an AMAZING job on getting me glammed up for a party. She knew exactly what shade to use on me and how to make my eyes pop and did exactly what i wanted! Looking back at pictures, I liked my makeup more that was done by Mariya than my makeup artist on my wedding day. 10/10 i would recommend her services and I'll be calling her again and again to get my makeup done by Mariya!

    Emilia J Makeup
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 12 hires on Thumbtack
    Erica S.
    Verified review

    She did a great job. She showed up early and did a great job on my make up for my graduation!

    Refresh by Alyssa
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    Chelsea K.
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    Beautiful work :) Alyssa did my makeup for a celebration night and it turned out amazing! She listened well and was able to create the look I wanted. The results made me feel fierce and I would recommend her to friends.

    Aleesha Peterson Makeup
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Bergen D.
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    I have always seen makeup looks in magazines and thought I could never pull off something so glowing and timeless. Enter Aleesha and my world was changed! Aleesha enhanced my features in a way that made me feel so beautiful and confident! I loved that during the process, she asked me for my opinions and look I had in mind but was also ready with suggestions and helpful pointers. She is a true professional, and I felt as though I was getting a Hollywood treatment from start to finish!

    Makeup by Molly Mattson
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Deborah F.
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    Molly was excellent. She did a very good job listening to what I wanted and was very open to feedback. I highly recommend her.

    Lindsey Jo Makeup
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Molly C.
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    Lindsey was very response when setting up the details of our event! She was open to our suggestions and offered some great ideas of her own too. At the event, she was extremely professional, did a beautiful job with make-up for our clients, and was really FUN to spend the day with!

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Melanie J.
    Verified review

    Patricia did a wonderful job for my wedding. My wedding party and I all loved our hair!! She did a wonderful job on my sisters makeup. Everyone looked so beautiful. Thank you again Patricia!!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How much do wedding makeup artists cost?

    A wedding means love, celebration and tons of wedding photos. Professional wedding makeup artists have you looking your best on your big day and forever after in your wedding photos. The national average cost for a wedding makeup artist is $70-$100, although this price can increase based on your location, the extent of the makeup services and the reputation of the makeup artist. Most wedding makeup artists offer discounts to brides who book group services for their maids, mothers and flower girls at the same time. Wedding makeup artists who also do wedding hair usually offer package rates for hair and makeup combos. Here are some examples of average wedding makeup pricing:

    • Bridal makeup: $85-$125. Pricing often includes full face, eyes, lips, brows and false eyelashes. Airbrush makeup may be an additional $20 or more.
    • Bridal hair and makeup: $150-$200.
    • Bridesmaid and bridal party makeup: $50-$100 per person.
    • Bridesmaid hair and makeup: $100-$150.
    • Flower girl makeup: $25-$35.
    • Trial sessions: $60-$120, depending on the makeup artist. Some charge their full rate and others charge a partial rate for trial makeup services.
    • Hourly rates to stay on and keep makeup touched up throughout reception: $35-$75 per hour.
    • Travel fees: 50 cents to $1 per additional mile beyond a set radius — such as 50 miles.

    Do I need a makeup artist for my wedding?

    There are no rules around your wedding day, and that means it’s your choice whether to have a wedding makeup artist. If you’re on the fence about hiring a wedding makeup artist, consider the pros and cons. Some women decide against a wedding makeup artist to save money. The national average cost for a wedding makeup artist is $70-$100, which is an expense some women prefer to do without. Other women just don’t love wearing makeup. Some brides have friends or family members who are talented makeup artists willing to provide their services. If you choose not to have a wedding makeup artist, be sure to do at least two trial runs of your makeup look well before the wedding day to avoid any morning-of panic.

    On the other hand, a wedding makeup artist can make the bride feel pampered and confident, giving her a flawless, fabulous look for the ceremony and reception and in wedding photos. For brides who are uncomfortable with heavy makeup, many wedding makeup artists usually excel at the natural look. Many brides consider wedding makeup part of the ritual and tradition of the ceremony, a shared experience with the entire bridal party. Ultimately your choice of whether to hire a wedding makeup artist should be based on what will make you feel most confident and happy.

    How do you choose the right makeup artist for your wedding?

    A wedding makeup artist can ensure a flawless look on your big day. Finding the perfect person isn’t all about price, though. Here are tips for choosing the right makeup artist for your wedding:

    • Research before reaching out. Wedding makeup artists should have an online presence with portfolios of their work. Find someone with an aesthetic you love.
    • Read reviews. You want a wedding makeup artist who’ll be on time, do beautiful work, and add a positive vibe to your day. Pay attention if previous clients report bad experiences with a makeup artist.
    • Consider skin tones. If your bridal party has a range of skin tones, make sure your wedding makeup artist and assistants are experienced and talented working with everyone.
    • Is your top pick available on your date? If so, put down a deposit to secure their services.
    • Confirm rates and payment. Clearly discuss prices and payment plans, and sign a detailed contract so there are no surprises on your wedding day.

    How much should you tip a wedding makeup artist?

    Wedding makeup artists ensure you and your bridal party are looking your best bright and early on your wedding day. Tipping a wedding makeup artist for their hard work is standard practice, and is also greatly appreciated. A tip of 15 percent to 20 percent of the total bill is appropriate. You may consider tipping extra if the makeup artist or someone on their team went above and beyond — for example, squeezing in Aunt Martha at the last second or redoing a flower girl’s hair free of charge after she dunked it in the fountain.

    A gratuity is a reflection of a job well done, so if the wedding makeup artist was late, did a shoddy job or didn’t provide all the services you negotiated, you are not required to tip. Talk with your wedding makeup artist prior to the event to ask how they prefer payment and gratuity to be handled. Can you pay by credit card the day of the event and include a tip then? Do you need to pay in cash the day of the event? Find out ahead of time how to manage payment for services so you can be prepared with cash or credit cards as needed. Even better, delegate the task of payment to someone in your bridal party so you can just enjoy your day.

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