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Best Makeup Artists in Charlotte, NC

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Charlotte 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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201 Keswick Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28202 Rating

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5.0 (11)

Why choose this provider?

April Hill Makeup Artistry serves clients in Charlotte. Hill is a talented makeup artist who has been in the beauty industry for more than 10 years and has worked for several cosmetic counters, such as Estee Lauder and MAC. She does makeup for special events, weddings, and photo shoots. Her make services also include eyelash extensions and eyebrow tinting, as well as skin prepping and priming, flawless foundation application, and Luxurious Mink eyelashes.

2072 Ayrsley Town Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273 Rating

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5.0 (51)
5.0 (14)
5.0 (6)

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Her Aura LLC has been providing lash and makeup artistry in Charlotte, NC, since 2016. The company offers eyebrow micro-pigmentation, professional makeup, and facial waxing and specializes in luxury eyelash extensions and styling, including faux-mink, synthetic silk, and cashmere lashes. Her Aura LLC stylists perform treatments in the company's salon, at customers homes, or their workplace. Her Aura LLC also offers eyelash extension training and education workshops for aspiring makeup artists.

Cornelius, NC 28031 Rating

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5.0 (2)

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Lovely By Lindsey has been offering makeup artist services in Cornelius since 2009. The studio is home to a freelance, on-location makeup artist who seeks to always bring out a client's natural beauty per their vision and the occasion at hand. Makeup, as well as hair and lash extension services, are available for weddings and engagement parties, other special events, boudoir photo sessions, maternity and family photo shoots, high school senior portraits, and headshots. The owner also offers Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions and various beauty classes for groups or individuals such as Flawless Foundation, Day to Night, Party Ready: Eyes & Lashes, and Everyday Look. Lessons are available for hair as well, and Lovely By Lindsey was featured on Inspired By This in 2016.

Charlotte, NC 28209 Rating

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4.5 (13)

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The LALA Girl brings almost 15 years of experience as a professional makeup artist to Charlotte clients. The owner set up shop to bring celebrity-level service to women in the area for their wedding day, night out, private party, personal makeover, or other occasion or need. Brides-to-be should schedule a consultation before their special day, and on-site services including house calls are available. The shop offers spray tanning and blowouts as well, and customers can also come in to purchase top-of-the-line beauty products. The owner previously worked in Los Angeles in film and print as well as on TV programs for the likes of E!, Disney, Telemundo, WB, and NBC. The LALA Girl has been seen in The Knot and won a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in 2016.

Charlotte, NC 28211 Rating

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5.0 (63)
4.9 (46)

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The Posh Palette is an on-location makeup artistry business serving customers in the greater Charlotte area. Specializing in hair and makeup, its goal is to beautify each client and promote an aura of confidence. Beautician services include airbrushing, hair, and makeup for weddings and other occasions. The Posh Palette team travels to customers' locations to render its services. The company has been featured in several international bridal and fashion magazines.

Charlotte, NC 28204 Rating

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4.6 (11)
5.0 (5)
5.0 (3)

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LULU Beauty Lounge handles professional makeup in the Charlotte area. The studio works by appointment only and has a reputation for high-end makeup applications and personalized care with services for full makeup, airbrush upgrade, eyes only, and applications of false lashes including mink false lashes. Airbrush tattoo cover-ups are also available along with full bridal makeup and hair with numerous packages to choose from on LULU's website. The group uses top-quality products from names such as NARS, Make Up For Ever, MAC, and Urban Decay and also provides full waxing services. The owner is a licensed aesthetician, has studied with a number of celebrity makeup artists, specializes in lashes, skincare, and waxing, and has worked on The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC and The Democratic Presidential Forum.

Charlotte, NC 28208 Rating

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5.0 (10)
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Beauty Asylum provides makeup artists in the Charlotte area. The team specializes in both hair and makeup with services for men and women and is typically hired for high-end style and image consulting for celebrity clients as well as local brides. The team of freelancers works on-site for engagements, weddings, editorial shoots, media productions, and multimedia corporate functions, and wedding day trial sessions are also available. Bios for all makeup artists can be found on Beauty Asylum's website, and their work has been seen or featured on Ruffled, 100 Layer Cake, Style Me Pretty, and Open Your Mind on CBS as well as in Carolina Bride and British Vogue. One of the studio's artists was also a 2015 Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings as well.

Compare our Top Makeup Artists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
April Hill Makeup Artistry
201 Keswick Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28202
Her Aura Lash & Makeup Artistry
2072 Ayrsley Town Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273
Lovely By Lindsey
The LALA Girl
The Posh Palette
LULU Beauty Lounge
Beauty Asylum


  • 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.