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You love the way you look when you've wrapped up a serious makeup session at MAC, until you realize the joy you feel is as fleeting as the night because you won't be able to recreate it come morning. It's an issue, and quite the serious one at that. Don't worry though, vixens. We've wrapped up seven places and people in Miami that will teach you how to play up the features you were born with, from Pembroke Pines to West Kendall.

We opted to forego department store counters, as that's a whole category within itself, and instead opt for standalone spots that offer free and paid makeup lessons and tutorials. Click through to check them out, and don't forget to let us know if we've missed any in the comments or via email.


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1. Paula, Miami Makeup Pro

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7820 Northwest 15th Court
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
After a long stint working with Sephora and M-A-C, Paula of Miami Makeup Pro founded her own venture to teach you how to create your own looks with her designated courses. For just $99, her Basic Technique course will teach you how to set the perfect foundation, from skin prep to brow shaping. If you want to go a little bit deeper and learn how to amp up the perfect cat eye and pouty lip, dive into her four-hour Advanced Makeup Technique class. She's currently on the hunt for a new studio, so she's accepting house calls only at the moment. [Photo via Miami Makeup Pro]

2. Inglot Cosmetics

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19501 Biscayne Boulevard
Aventura, FL 33180
(305) 935-1110
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Inglot, known best for its highly pigmented shades of just about everything, hosts two workshops a month that vary between themes, like how to contour like Kim K. or how to resemble a pinup girl. Certain classes are complimentary, while others are paid. To find out when they are, call and ask to be placed on their email list. [Photo]

3. Gee Beauty

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9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
(305) 868-3533
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Gee Beauty wants to teach you their "Secrets from the Chair." For $125, not only will they give you an hour-long lesson on how to amp up those features, they'll invite you in two weeks later for a complimentary follow-up session to go over your new skills. Plus, you can check out their house makeup brand while you're there, which has tons of poppy shades. [Image via Gee Beauty]

4. MAC Pro

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1107 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-1088
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What sets this MAC apart is that it's run by the Pros, the guys that set the tone for every other MAC counter to follow. Full makeup lessons here, and at all MAC stores, are $100 and, as a bonus, you'll receive a free mascara and 20 percent discount on purchases for the rest of the month. Book a few weeks in advance, as appointments fill quickly. There is also another Pro store in Aventura Mall. [Photo]

5. Cream Beauty

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5731 Southwest 73rd Street
Miami, FL 33143
(305) 669-9220
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Cream recently moved off of Sunset Drive, however they still offer their hour-long makeup lessons on Saturdays for $100. The store's makeup artist, Suzette, was formerly with Trish McEvoy and can teach you how to do whatever it is you are looking for, whether it's a simple everyday look or a nighttime do over. [Photo]

6. Sephora

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7479 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 740-3445
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If you're not yet a Beauty Insider, get on it. Besides racking up points for beauty gifts every few months, you can join in on their Makeup 101 classes, each with its own theme, from contouring and highlighting to perfecting that seductive smokey eye. Every so often they'll partner with a brand, like NARS, and teach you how to create looks with their products. Free take-home makeup samples included! [Photo]

7. Dunia Rivero, Miami Makeup Artist

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Southwest 137th Court
Miami, FL 33186
(305) 303-0810
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If you're looking to spruce up your girl's night in, book a makeup party with Dunia Rivero. For just $30 a head, she'll teach your entire posse how to look fabulous from the neck up, so long as each member brings their own makeup kit. She also offers one on one lessons, which are a bit pricier, however you do receive your own makeup kit. [Photo via Dunia Rivero]

1. Paula, Miami Makeup Pro

7820 Northwest 15th Court, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
After a long stint working with Sephora and M-A-C, Paula of Miami Makeup Pro founded her own venture to teach you how to create your own looks with her designated courses. For just $99, her Basic Technique course will teach you how to set the perfect foundation, from skin prep to brow shaping. If you want to go a little bit deeper and learn how to amp up the perfect cat eye and pouty lip, dive into her four-hour Advanced Makeup Technique class. She's currently on the hunt for a new studio, so she's accepting house calls only at the moment. [Photo via Miami Makeup Pro]
7820 Northwest 15th Court
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

2. Inglot Cosmetics

19501 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura, FL 33180
Inglot, known best for its highly pigmented shades of just about everything, hosts two workshops a month that vary between themes, like how to contour like Kim K. or how to resemble a pinup girl. Certain classes are complimentary, while others are paid. To find out when they are, call and ask to be placed on their email list. [Photo]
19501 Biscayne Boulevard
Aventura, FL 33180

3. Gee Beauty

9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops, Bal Harbour, FL 33154
Gee Beauty wants to teach you their "Secrets from the Chair." For $125, not only will they give you an hour-long lesson on how to amp up those features, they'll invite you in two weeks later for a complimentary follow-up session to go over your new skills. Plus, you can check out their house makeup brand while you're there, which has tons of poppy shades. [Image via Gee Beauty]
9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops
Bal Harbour, FL 33154

4. MAC Pro

1107 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
What sets this MAC apart is that it's run by the Pros, the guys that set the tone for every other MAC counter to follow. Full makeup lessons here, and at all MAC stores, are $100 and, as a bonus, you'll receive a free mascara and 20 percent discount on purchases for the rest of the month. Book a few weeks in advance, as appointments fill quickly. There is also another Pro store in Aventura Mall. [Photo]
1107 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. Cream Beauty

5731 Southwest 73rd Street, Miami, FL 33143
Cream recently moved off of Sunset Drive, however they still offer their hour-long makeup lessons on Saturdays for $100. The store's makeup artist, Suzette, was formerly with Trish McEvoy and can teach you how to do whatever it is you are looking for, whether it's a simple everyday look or a nighttime do over. [Photo]
5731 Southwest 73rd Street
Miami, FL 33143

6. Sephora

7479 N Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 33156
If you're not yet a Beauty Insider, get on it. Besides racking up points for beauty gifts every few months, you can join in on their Makeup 101 classes, each with its own theme, from contouring and highlighting to perfecting that seductive smokey eye. Every so often they'll partner with a brand, like NARS, and teach you how to create looks with their products. Free take-home makeup samples included! [Photo]
7479 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33156

7. Dunia Rivero, Miami Makeup Artist

Southwest 137th Court, Miami, FL 33186
If you're looking to spruce up your girl's night in, book a makeup party with Dunia Rivero. For just $30 a head, she'll teach your entire posse how to look fabulous from the neck up, so long as each member brings their own makeup kit. She also offers one on one lessons, which are a bit pricier, however you do receive your own makeup kit. [Photo via Dunia Rivero]
Southwest 137th Court
Miami, FL 33186