Your One Stop Shop for Everything Makeup

Make Up First is the premier makeup artistry training school in the midwest, but did you know we also offer a wide range of additional services, including an on-site Pro Shop? Our Pro Shop is stocked with over 50 different brands, including pro cosmetics and unique products you won’t find anywhere else!

Check out more of the services offered at Make Up First below!


Private Makeup Lessons at Make Up First

Interested in makeup but not ready to commit to a full class? We offer private lessons on everything from daily beauty makeup and airbrushing, to bridal and theatrical applications. Private lessons start at 2 hours, but longer sessions can be arranged.

Please email for questions and availability!


Whether you need space for your client or your entire company, Make Up First has you covered. Choose from a single chair rental—complete with director’s chairs and GLAMCOR mirrors—or the entire classroom/studio. Rates start at 2 hours!


Makeup De-Potting & Kit Clean Out Make Up First

On Fridays we offer Kit Cleanup sessions, which are dedicated to helping you clean out and update your makeup kit. During each session, our staff will help you sort through your items, declutter, and check expiration dates for all the makeup in your kit—free of charge!

While you’re here, browse the Pro Shop, or use the Z-Potter to de-pot and organize your makeup (free to use with the purchase of a Z Palette). We’re also here to recommend products for any job, event, or look, as well as answer any questions you have.

To schedule an appointment, please email with your desired date and one hour time slot.

Shop our products online, or stop by and see us at 100 N. La Salle St, 10th Floor, conveniently located in the Loop!

Justin Talaga