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Best Makeup Artists in Louisville, KY

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Louisville Makeup Artists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Jeffersonville, IN 47130

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Angie Maxwell is an airbrush makeup artist in Jeffersonville who studied at the Award Studio in Los Angeles and has received media makeup certification. Angie is available for commercial, fashion, wedding, prom, anniversary, derby, and corporate events. Bridal makeup includes a trial run before the wedding day.

Jeffersonville, IN 47130

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4.9 (17)

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Marie Fulkerson is a Jeffersonville certified professional makeup artist who also focuses on hair design. Marie teaches a makeup master class and has created a line of age-defying skin care. Interested clients are encouraged to contact Marie directly for pricing and services.

868 eastern parkway apt 4, louisville, KY 40217

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Izzy Nolan is a makeup artist based in Louisville. She has worked with models and photographers and has done makeup services for fashion shows, special occasion events, film, photography, and theater. She can travel directly to clients' location for make up sessions. She also offers makeup services for wedding reception change-ups, engagements, grooms, bridges, and wedding parties for individuals and groups. In addition, Izzy provides her own lighting, products, chair, sanitation, and lashes to each session.

Louisville, KY 40222

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Beauty by Bethany is a Louisville company offering bridal, studio, and commercial makeup services as well as makeup lessons. The minimum fee for weddings is $400 in the Louisville metro or $600 outside the metro. The bridal star package includes airbrush makeup, a studio bridal preview, wedding-day makeup for the bride plus one attendant, faux lashes, brow shaping, and a bridal touch-up kit for $400.

Louisville, KY 40204

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5.0 (14)

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Michaela Frances Artistry is the Louisville company of Michaela Reeves, a professional makeup artist with over nine years of experience in bridal, event, and editorial makeup. She "uses a range of prestigious and celebrated cosmetics in her kit, focusing on mainly cruelty-free and paraben-free brands." Bridal, boudoir, editorial, and media makeup services are available. Makeup lessons are $150 for two hours, while a bridal makeup trial is $75 and wedding day bridal makeup is $125. There is a $400 minimum booking fee for weddings on Saturdays in May, June, September, and October.

Louisville, KY 40204

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4.2 (89)
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4.6 (33)
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4.5 (10)

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Bacco Salon & Boutique is a Louisville "full-service Aveda concept salon" with nine years of industry experience. The boutique sells jewelry, handbags, clothing, and accessories while the salon offers hair services, waxing, and makeup. Makeup applications are between $40 and $50 and makeup lessons are $50. Photography and wedding makeup services are also offered.

Fisherville, KY 40023

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Lesa Miller is a full-time freelance stylist and makeup artist who has been in the industry for over 30 years and works exclusively in print, film, and television advertising. Lesa is based in Louisville, but travels throughout the region into Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee, along with her home state of Kentucky. She has worked on national ad campaigns, Disney feature films, television, local advertising campaigns, and many other projects. Present and past clients include AT&T, the Travel Channel, ESPN, Progressive Insurance, and McDonald's. In a client testimonial, Lesa is described as enthusiastic, professional, and as having an eye for "impeccable styling, hair, makeup, props, and wardrobe."

609 W. Main St. 2nd floor, Louisville, KY 40202

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Vanity Haus is the Louisville company of a makeup and hair stylist with over seven years of experience who works full time applying makeup for television, print, video, film, corporate events, and special events. The artist's philosophy is that "imagination, creation, and diligent practice play key roles in shaping each makeup artist project from film and television to print and special effects."

Louisville, KY 40206

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4.3 (290)
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4.5 (142)
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4.0 (24)

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J Michael's Spa & Salon in Louisville believes that "everyone deserves a little luxury, especially when it comes to their hair and skin!" The company is a Jane Iredale exclusive salon and only uses high-quality mineral makeup, with applications starting at $45 and makeup lessons at $65. Bridal makeup starts at $55 for the bride and $45 for members of the wedding party.

Louisville, KY 40245

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5.0 (1)

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Hope Mitchell is a professional Louisville makeup artist who has worked in the industry since 2001. Hope has applied commercial, bridal, fashion, runway, television, and print makeup. Her work has been rated on WeddingWire and featured on The Knot. For bridal makeup, Hope's primary goal is to "pamper the bride and make sure that everyone looks flawless." Clients are encouraged to email the artist directly for pricing and date availability.

Louisville, KY 40207

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Lanz Style Studio is the company of Teresa Lanz, "Louisville's premier professional makeup artist and stylist." Makeup applications begin at $65 and include "seasonal colors and fresh application techniques" to keep clients on trend. The "ultimate makeup lesson" costs $150 for two hours and includes a 10% discount on any products purchased on the day of the lesson. Wedding day makeup is $120 for the bride and includes lashes and a complimentary lipstick.

Louisville, KY 40243

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4.8 (14)
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5.0 (11)
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5.0 (11)

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Makeup by Rick Bancroft is a Louisville company offering fashion, celebrity, modeling, television, film, prom, reunions, and wedding makeup applications. Rick is an award-winning professional makeup artist and cosmetologist who has perfected a "unique highlight contour technique" that is highly sought after and cannot be replicated through airbrush makeup. Wedding makeup packages vary based on the number of attendance.

Louisville, KY 40243

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Faux Finish Studios is a Louisville company specializing in spray tanning, body wraps, airbrush and traditional makeup, and faux lashes. Makeup lessons, makeovers, and parties are also available. Services are offered at the company's studio and at clients' locations. Bridal makeup can be requested on the company's website by submitting an online form.

Louisville, KY 40291

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5.0 (34)
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4.9 (24)

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The Beauty Patrol is a Louisville company offering makeup services for weddings, photography sessions, films, runway shows, and television. Pamela has 23 years of experience and has won The Knot's Best Wedding award every year since 2013. The bridal package for wedding day makeup for the bride only is $225, with a $75 makeup trial. Bridal hair services are also available for additional fees.

Compare our Top Makeup Artists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Angie Maxwell
Marie Fulkerson
Izzy Nolan
868 eastern parkway apt 4, louisville, KY 40217
Beauty by Bethany
Michaela Frances Artistry
Bacco Salon & Boutique
Lesa Miller
Vanity Haus LLC
609 W. Main St. 2nd floor, Louisville, KY 40202
J Michael's Spa & Salon
Hope Mitchell
Lanz Style Studio
Makeup by Rick Bancroft
Faux Finish Studios
The Beauty Patrol

FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you have a big event coming up, such as a wedding or prom, hiring a makeup artist can make it easier to get ready. It takes some stress off of you by putting this task in the hands of a professional. It also ensures you get a trained professional to get your look just right.

    A professional makeup artist can also help you get ready for a photo or video shoot, whether it’s for wedding photos, family photos, videos or a new professional photo for your work portfolio. These artists apply knowledge of lighting and how colors catch the light to help you get the best possible finished look.
  • Why do people hire makeup artists?

    People typically hire makeup artists to get a special look for events, such as weddings. People also hire makeup artists when their images are being captured, such as in photo shoots and when making videos.

  • How much do makeup artists charge?

    Makeup artists typically charge a base price that’s between $75 and $125 per person. Several things can increase the base cost. These extra services include things like coming to your location, adding glitter to your makeup, and putting on false eyelashes.

  • Do makeup artists use their own makeup?

    Makeup artists typically use their own makeup rather than the client’s makeup. They typically put their cosmetics in a second container or on a palette to make sure bacteria doesn’t get in the original makeup. However, client requests to use personal makeup can sometimes be accommodated at the makeup artist’s discretion.

  • Do I really need a makeup artist for my wedding?

    While it’s possible to do your own makeup for your wedding, hiring a professional makeup artist can relieve stress on a very busy day. Makeup artists can also offer advice on how makeup will look in photos and can choose products that stand up to heat.

  • How much is a makeup artist for a wedding?

    It typically costs between $90 and $475 for a wedding makeup artist. Things that affect the cost include whether the service is provided only for the bride or if the whole wedding party needs makeup done.

  • How do I find a hair and makeup artist for my wedding?

    To find hair and makeup artists for your wedding, do a search for these specialists and then check online reviews to see what others think of their work. Consider a paid trial run. It’s an extra cost, but it lets you see the work before your wedding day.