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Top 50 UK Wedding Make-up Artists

Top 50 UK Wedding Make-up Artists


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Where: Wales

The gifted team at Brideology still consider working on their brides as a privilege, always appreciating the importance of their wedding day. Their skills haven’t gone unnoticed, having won the Best Wedding Makeup Artist in Wales 2013, 2014 & 2015 at The Welsh National Wedding Awards. Brideology can glam you up without the feeling of having been overcome or overdone.



Farhana Ali

Where: Swansea, South Wales

Farhana Ali was the first wedding make-up artist to provide a henna and Asian bridal make-up service in South Wales. Since establishing her make-up and henna business in 1999, Farhaha has become an inspiration for both make-up artists and women alike. Not only has Farhana been awarded for her skills as a wedding makeup/henna artist (Best Regional Makeup Artist in South Wales; Best Wedding Makeup Artist in Wales), her work as an entrepreneur is also highly regarded. At just 28 years old, Farhana won the first Welsh Asian Woman Achievement Award for Business in 2011.

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Cathryn Kerwin-Rawlinson – Made Up by…

Where: North West England and North Wales

Cathryn Kerwin-Rawlinson started her family-run business with her sister to combine her two passions of make-up and all things wedding. You’re totally covered with Cathryn and her older sister, Jayne – Cathryn handles the creativity and application of your makeup, and Jayne is the “operational brains” of ‘Made Up By…’. With Cathryn’s “stylish, a little bit quirky and a total perfectionist” approach, you can be sure of a beautiful, unique look designed just for you.

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Elle Hitchens

Where: Bristol, South West

Elle Hitchens’ brides have nothing but praise for her work. With an array of heart-warming testimonials, it’s clear that Elle has a real love for her work as a bridal make-up artist. Having worked hundreds of weddings over her 8 years in the industry, each of her brides has the same thing to say: “Thank you so much, Elle”.

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Kemi Imevbore-Uwanga – Kemi Kings

Where: London, national and international

[15:24:02] Kye Harman: Kemi Imevbore-Uwaga is a make-up artist whose expertise is seen in wedding and fashion magazines, at red carpet events, on catwalks and at the most celebrated weddings. Her client list includes celebrities, fashion photographers and magazines, and glamorous brides. Kemi also regularly holds coveted 2 day make-up and headgear master classes in the UK and Nigeria. Much in demand, Kemi and her highly skilled team travel across the UK and around the globe to fantastic events and weddings. If you’re lucky enough to secure her services then you are indeed getting one of the best in the business.

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Teresa Jolly

Where: Wiltshire and South of England

With many years experience in the beauty, editorial and fashion industry, Teresa Jolly is accomplished at transforming brides ready for their special day. She trained at London’s prestigious MUSE make up school back in 2009 with YouTube sensations ‘Pixiwoo’ and has since been published in Vogue UK, as well as a number of national newspapers and well known magazine publications. Teresa can help you achieve a flawless look that’s as ‘natural or bold as you like’, leaving you to relax and enjoy your big day.

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Jenn Edwards

Where: North East

This talented, multi-award winning team of lovely ladies at Jenn Edwards take pride in making your ultimate transformation to a stunning bride, treasuring those unbeatable, special moments with you and your loved ones. Having started as a fully-qualified make-up artist in 2003, Jenn discovered that her talents also lay in bridal work, following a course in 2011. Due to the fast-growing stream of clients, she decided to become a full-time make-up artist and to expand her business.


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Sahar MUA

Where: Middlesex and surrounding areas

Sahar is not only a make-up artist but also a fully trained beauty therapist. Having worked for MAC Cosmetics, she has developed and enhanced new techniques in the latest make-up trends. A perfect choice for your wedding, Sahar has a wide range of experience from fashions shows, music videos and photographic shoots.

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Amanda Bell

Where: North East

Trained by Hollywood’s top make-up artists, Amanda has certainly made a name for herself! Her “truly elite make-up service” is admired by many, with a sparkling clientele such as Sienna Miller, Goldie Hawn, Jessica Biel and Emilia Fox. Her fascination with the art of make-up began when she was young, watching her mother apply her own cosmetics, and from there, her passion and unrivalled technique grew.

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© Michael Southwick Powell

Claire Salter

Where: Nottingham, Midlands (can be national)

Whether or not you have a specific look in mind for your big day, Claire Salter will have you looking picture perfect. With a make-up arsenal to go green with envy over, Claire uses her knowledge and creativity to achieve a look that confidently reflects your personality.


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Kaz Fernando

Where: London

Kaz Fernando is such an accomplished bridal make-up artist that she has not only won the ‘National Wedding Make-Up Artist of the Year’, but now judges the very same award! With extensive experience across the make-up industry (television, advertising, magazine articles, freelancing and photo shoots), Kaz has had ample opportunity to perfect her art. In an interesting twist, she started her professional life as a member of the cabin crew for British Airways, so you know she can handle any wedding-day pressures.

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Lucy Jayne

Where: London and South East

When she’s not making brides look beautiful, you’ll often find Lucy Jayne sipping tea and enjoying a good cake with her dogs. Having trained at the London College of Fashion in Fashion, Bridal and Promotional Makeup, as well as winning the Kent Wedding Awards, with Lucy you can be sure of a fabulous look for your wedding.

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Kelly Hollands

Where: Essex and Kent

Kelly Hollands believes that your wedding make-up is just as important as choosing the right dress, and so makes sure that you look absolutely perfect on your big day. With a make-up kit we’re certainly envious of, Kelly uses airbrush technology to achieve a polished look without the need for touch-ups!


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Chloe McCall

Where: Midlands

Chloe McCall has certainly proven herself over the years, winning “Best Wedding Make-up Artist” in the West Midlands for 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 in the prestigious Wedding Industry Awards. Chloe believes that she can achieve the perfect look for you only after discussing the details of your wedding day itself. She also offers make-up master classes, so you can continue to look just as fabulous after your wedding day!

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Charmaine Wallbridge – Beautilicious

Where: Kent and national

Charmaine Wallbridge has always wanted to be a professional make-up artist – from her early years trying out make-up on friends and family, her technique has developed, and she is now one of the leading make-up artists in the UK. Charmaine is a firm believer that the bride should receive the best treatment on her wedding day, and will make sure that you look spectacular whilst keeping you calm.

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Kate Donnelly and Nicola Smith – Peaches and Cream

Where: Liverpool

Peaches and Cream started out as the brainchild of Kate and Nicola in 2003, growing from an idea into the biggest and one of the most popular make-up studios in Liverpool. Their passion is to make every one of their clients feel and look like celebrities – when better than on your wedding day?

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Jodie A Smith

Where: Manchester, North West

Although Jodie Smith has worked in several branches of the make-up industry, her passion lies with bridal make-up. Working as a hair and make-up stylist, and with an impressive portfolio filled with happy brides, Jodie can create a look for you that works with your dress, your wedding, and, most importantly, your personality.

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Jo Leversuch

Where: North East and national

With an extensive repertoire ranging from natural to vintage to fashion inspired, Jo Leversuch understands that your wedding day is just as unique as you – and your look should reflect that. Jo has a good knowledge of photography and the different forms of lighting you will be subjected to over the course of the day, and will make sure that your make-up is perfect in all situations. Should you prefer to apply your own make-up on the day, Jo also offers a wedding make-up lesson so you can recreate the same stunning look.

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Claire Bowring

Where: Dorset and national

Claire creates stunning, flawless make-up using premium brand products, bringing her skill, passion and expertise in bridal make-up to your big day. She is relaxed and calm, but a perfectionist, so you’ll never feel anything less than fabulous. With a number of professional qualifications under her belt, Claire creates the exact look and style you want, so you’ll look and feel the best version of you.

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Catherine Elizabeth

Where: Yorkshire

With an impressive career spanning over 10 years in the film and television industry, Catherine Elizabeth has worked closely alongside some of the world’s elite. As an independent professional hair and make-up artist, she brings red carpet glamour to the aisle, creating timeless bridal looks, from vintage to modern, that enhance your ‘inner fabulousness’.


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Sheelagh Powell

Where: Leicester, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire

Professional Airbrush Makeup Artist Sheelagh Powell is an industry expert, having trained under UK celebrity make-up artist Daniel Sandler. Sheelagh uses modern airbrush technology to apply bridal make-up, which produces a radiant, flawless finish, requiring minimal ‘touch-ups’, regardless of skin tone or condition.

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ND Makeup Artists

Where: Newcastle, North East and national

With decades of experience within the make-up industry, ND Makeup Artists (Nick and Marie) are an award-winning duo, skilled in both wedding make-up application and hair styling. “With the ability to create radiant wedding looks from the initial application to the very last dance”, Nick and Marie are renowned for their meticulous approach, which guarantees a picture-perfect look for your wedding.

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Niki Lawrence

Where: Based in Hertfordshire, National & International.

With over 10 years’ industry experience and an impressive client list, Niki Lawrence is a natural choice for any Bride-to-Be. Before going freelance, Niki was part of the acclaimed MAC Pro Team and assisted a number of highly regarded make-up artists, such as Val Garland and Sharon Dowsett. She’s also worked behind the scenes at London and Milan fashion weeks, as well as specialising in bridal make-up, which she loves, so clients are in safe hands!

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© Dominic Bentley


Where: London, national

Jyoti Taglani, known throughout the wedding industry as Joshiv, is acknowledged as the very first Asian bridal make-up artist in the UK. Determined to make every bride feel like a princess, Joshiv’s contemporary twists on henna and bridal make-up have made her highly sought after, both by brides throughout the UK and the Hollywood and Bollywood “glitterati”. With a client list including Naomi Campbell and Donatella Versace (and many more), and experience spanning 25 years in the world of wedding make-up, it’s no surprise that everyone wants Joshiv for their special day.



Annie Shah

Where: London

Annie Shah is a make-up legend, with a client list of queens and actresses, but her real passion lies in bridal make-up – “the real challenge lies in showing how well I can transform real women into works of art”. While she may be highly sought-after, Annie makes sure that she can provide the finest service for all of her brides, ensuring that “every client is taken on only after careful consideration of how well her budget and needs can be aligned with the time I will have available to ensure she gets nothing but the best from me.”. This level of pride and service means that every one of Annie’s brides gets married looking absolutely perfect.


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