Planning a wedding, a boudoir shoot, or heading to prom? The services of a professional makeup artist will have you looking your absolute best when you walk out the door. If you’re based in Louisville, you can take your pick from the following 10 makeup artists, all of whom are trusted professionals in their field.
Ready to start your search for makeup artists in Louisville? Check out this list of some of the city's top talent to find the best match for your look.
Beauty by Bethany
Louisville makeup artist Bethany Tiesman first began experimenting with color as a teenager and now has 17 years of experience in the industry. After starting her career in cosmetology, she soon realized that her passion was in “transforming women into the most glamorous versions of themselves.”
Bethany has worked at some of the top salons in Louisville and as an educator for Aveda, with her work appearing on the cover of both local and national publications.
Kelsey Fell Mua
Kelsey Fell is a freelance makeup artist who has been working in the beauty industry for the last seven years. Aside from collaborating with celebrities on film sets and TV shows, she's also worked on commercials, magazine shoots, and at fashion events.
Today, Kelsey runs her own makeup studio, Beauty Therapy, which offers makeup and hair styling, as well as organic airbrush spray tanning. Previous clients include Michelle Randolph, Lucy Loken, and Laura Bilgeri, as well as countless local brides and creatives.
The Beauty Patrol
The Beauty Patrol describes itself as “Kentucky’s makeup authority.” Their specialties include airbrush wedding makeup and bridal hair styling. Its highly experienced team is led by Pamela Butler, who brings more than 20 years of professional experience to the table.
Aside from being passionate about makeup, Pamela loves working with people and is dedicated to her team. Her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan and Churchill Downs, and she's even won the Best of Wedding Award multiple years in a row.
Makeup by Rick Bancroft
Rick Bancroft is an award-winning professional makeup artist and cosmetologist in Louisville, KY. He mastered makeup artistry in San Francisco and has worked for Chanel, Givenchy, and Lancôme. His attention to detail has landed him many commercial editorials and television shows.
Rick is known for his highlight and contour technique and is one of the most chosen makeup artists by photographers because his work rarely needs correction. He has done makeup for television, movies, weddings, bridal, advertisements, fashion, and modeling and is listed on the Kentucky Film Commission website and IMDB.
Rick also teaches makeup lessons and skin, hair, and beard care lessons, as well as wig shopping for all people in the gender-diverse LGBTQ+ community. He is gay and transgender supportive, and all ages, races, and religious groups are welcome to learn and make appointments.
Makeup By Lauryn
Lauryn’s makeup journey began in 2014 and she has since established a reputation as one of the best beauty professionals in Louisville. Aside from offering both airbrush and traditional makeup, she is highly experienced in airbrush tanning.
Lauryn particularly loves taking care of brides on their big day and making the entire bridal party feel incredible about themselves. She offers trial runs for her brides and is very detail oriented. Lauryn will ensure you are looking flawless on your big day.
Makeup by Super Jaz
Otherwise known as Super Jaz, Jasmine is a freelance makeup artist who has been in the business for just over 5 years. Her prominence as a beautiful professional began with the “Pink Robe Series,” which saw her doing various makeup looks and chatting about beauty on Facebook Live.
Now based out of a studio in South Louisville, Jasmine specializes in natural and glam makeup applications for photography, fashion shows, and weddings, including strip lash applications.
Rachel Edwards Makeup Artist
Louisville-based makeup artist Rachel Edwards is on a mission to help women look and feel beautiful and says that she has had an “obsession” with all things beauty since her teenage years.
Today, she's had around 15 years of experience in the industry, with her specialties being bridal and photo shoot makeup application. Rachel works alongside a talented team of makeup artists and hairstylists who are dedicated to delivering stress-free and memorable wedding day experiences.
Dawn Phillips Makeup Artist
Born and raised in a small town just outside of Louisville, Dawn Phillips discovered her passion for makeup artistry at 16 years of age. She has now been working as a freelance makeup artist for around 10 years, having completed her studies at Faces by Kathy Moberly, School of Makeup Design in Indianapolis.
Dawn’s work has been featured in Southern Bride, Louisville Magazine, and The Kentucky Wedding Collective, to name just a few publications.
Beauty Studios by Faux Finish
Ashley is the owner of Beauty Studios by Faux Finish, which specializes in makeup application, spray tans, and body wraps. Its team is committed to using only organic, vegan, and all-natural body products and cosmetics that are all great for your skin.
Ashley receives rave reviews for her professionalism and the way she makes her clients feel so comfortable throughout the entire process. She and her team can be hired for airbrush makeup application on location or at Beauty Studios by Faux Finish.
Becca Schell is a licensed makeup artist who is based in the Kentuckiana area but is willing to travel wherever you are for work. She's worked as a professional in the industry for just over a decade after transitioning from hair styling to makeup artistry.
Becca can be hired for everything from weddings to prom nights and boudoir portrait shoots, and will make her clients feel incredible before a night out with their friends.