17 Make-Up Artists To Book For Your Wedding Day

Every bride wants to look like the most beautiful version of themselves on their wedding day, and while seating plans and flower arrangements may feature high up the to-do list, bridal beauty should be a priority, too. Whether you’re planning a traditional country affair, or an exotic destination do further down the line, this is who to have on call.
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Amy Conway

ABOUT: Known for her signature, soft make-up and fresh, glowing skin, Amy is our go-to for a look that’s classic, but seriously sophisticated. A Bobbi Brown senior pro artist, Amy has a tonne of experience with real-life brides and those on the runway, believing every bride should embrace their natural beauty to be the very best version of themselves. If soft peachy pink cheeks, subtle lip stains and fluttering lashes are your thing, Amy’s mastery won’t disappoint.
 
WHERE: Amy is based in London but will travel across the UK and Europe.

PRICE POINT: From £400 for bride only; from £550 for bride and two bridesmaids.

Contact Amy directly on Instagram: @BBPro_AmyConway

Cat Parnell

ABOUT: As a bride-to-be herself, you’re in good hands with make-up artist Cat Parnell. You only need to take a quick look at her Instagram page to see what she can create – think softly flushed cheeks, groomed brows and a wash of even coverage. Her looks are usually on the fresh side but can be adapted to suit your individual colouring and preferences. She also does a lot of editorial work – for magazines and TV – so you can expect serious longevity and zero worry about your make-up slipping and sliding on your big day.
 
WHERE: Prices vary, and are available upon request, depending what’s needed.

PRICE POINT: For all pricing, contact Cat via her bridal agency Unveil.
 
Book via UnveilUK.com

Ruuby App 

ABOUT: Founded by Venetia Archer, Ruuby is one of London’s premier beauty concierge services. Previously offering everything from manicures to stress-busting massages, they’re now expanding their extensive menu to include bridal make-up, too. Plus, it’s not just make-up – their bridal packages take a 360° approach, offering everything from advanced facials, to manicures, waxing, lash extensions and even contour tanning so you don’t have to book a string of individual appointments in the run up to the big day. Each therapist and make-up artist is chosen based on expert personal recommendation, too, which guarantees you the best service possible.

WHERE: Available across central and greater London, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Kent and Manchester. To find out where you can access a therapist, enter your postcode to the Ruuby app or website.

PRICE POINT: Prices start from £350 but vary depending on bespoke packages and experts.
 
Book via Ruuby.com

Chynara Kojoeva 

ABOUT: For something a bit different, Chynara is your woman. Known for creating a host of different looks, she’s not afraid to play with colour. Her wedding looks are often sugary, soft and glossy, with a little something different – think winged liner or a soft, coloured lip. Traditional with a twist, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed with the final look. Her main signature is full, fluffy brows – ideal if you want some shape and definition around your eyes on your big day.
 
WHERE: Nationwide – will travel, but with a fee included.

PRICE POINT: Enquire for prices directly to Chynara, who can discuss your different plans.
 
Book/enquire via: chykapuka5@gmail.com

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Jennifer Oliver

ABOUT: A go-to for many beauty insiders, Jennifer Oliver used to be something of an industry secret. Having worked with numerous brands, including Clinique, Lancôme and Bobbi Brown, she’s also created make-up for the likes of Jenny Packham Bridal. Her artistic range is second to none, and you can rest assured she’ll give you exactly what you want – with plenty of thorough discussion beforehand and personal product advice, too. Jennifer’s big thing is eyes – brilliant if that’s something you want to enhance or highlight.
 
WHERE: Jennifer is London-based, but also covers UK and international weddings with a minimum booking of the bride, plus three others.

PRICE POINT: Bridal make-up with Jennifer starts from £250, with a minimum of £450 per booking.
 
Book/enquire via jenniferolivermakeup@gmail.com
 

Kelly Dawn

ABOUT: Kelly used to work for Charlotte Tilbury and has since gone on to work with an extensive clientele – including numerous A-listers. Known for her warm, romantic looks that feel warm, modern and pretty, you can expect glossy skin, unbeatable radiance and plenty of soft shimmer – although everything can be tailored to create exactly what you want. The Kelly Dawn Bridal Agency also has a raft of hairstylists available, too, so you can book the full experience with different price plans available.
WHERE: Nationwide and able to travel, with business in Italy, France, UK, Monaco and the Middle East.

PRICE POINT: Prices vary, so be sure to enquire for individual plans.
 
Book/enquire via KellyDawnMakeup.com

Levi-Jade Taylor

ABOUT: After working as a senior artist for Urban Decay and Charlotte Tilbury, make-up artist Levi set out on her own. Known for her editorial beauty looks, signature glowing skin and wearable use of colour, her skillset is broad, so it’s guaranteed she’ll be able to create something truly unique. Whether you want soft and sultry, or high-impact glamour, Levi will create any look you want. She’s also brilliant with subtle shimmer, glitter and metallic tones if you want to go down the party route, or take your look from day to night as the evening do kicks off.
 
WHERE: Available across London and the UK, with fee included if travel required.

PRICE POINT: Available upon request.
 
Book/enquire via info@levijadetaylor.com
 

Secret Spa

ABOUT: Award-winning Secret Spa works with top beauty professionals to offer a number of treatments, but their wedding services are what really stand out. Their artists aim to mimic your look but make it more ‘refined’ with a glow-y, fresh appearance that is guaranteed to please. They work with you to create a look that you want and feels suits you best, while taking all the right steps – including copious amounts of photos – to ensure you’re 100% happy with the results. You can book treatments individually, or as a package for ease so that you’re not faffing last minute – the options are endless. 

WHERE: Nationwide – search accessibility on site by postcode.

PRICE POINT:
 
Book and enquire via SecretSpa.co.uk

Lois Moorcroft

 ABOUT: A firm favourite of SheerLuxe, Lois knows all there is to know about make-up and the best application techniques. You can be sure you’re in safe hands as her copious amounts of training means she’s constantly adaptable – she also understands people’s individual concerns and face shapes like no other, working to give you a look that’s subtle and warm, as well as completely unique to you. Well-loved for her use of smokey brown and taupe tones, her make-up brings out your colouring, without ever looking overdone or too intense – she’s brilliant at softly contouring the skin, too, for extra definition and a more chiselled effect. 

WHERE: Based in London. 

PRICE POINT: Available upon request/contact.

Book and enquire via Lois-Elizabeth.com

Sophie Tilley

Sophie Tilley

ABOUT: Sophie has been in the industry for 15 years, working across TV, fashion week and even with royalty. Her wedding make-up is best described as refined, classic and flattering, but with a bit of a playful approach. Never over the top, you can trust that what Sophie creates will be fresh, natural and a look that’s totally you – only enhanced and far more radiant. Get in quick – Sophie’s often booked up months in advance.
 
WHERE: Across London, but able to travel as well – enquire for more details.

PRICE POINT: For all costs and price plans, contact Sophie direct.
 
Book/enquire via info@sophietilley.uk

Botias

ABOUT: If you’re looking for bridal beauty with a touch of glam, Boe Wright and her Botias team is one to consider. With over 16 years of experience, Boe’s regular clients include celebs, models and royals. You can also count on her to go above and beyond to offer brides the ultimate glam squad – not only does she have you covered for your hair, too, she’ll also make stunning bespoke headpieces and other accessories to complement your dress. Boe’s team are also experts in skincare, dress fastenings and veils, putting you in seriously good hands.

WHERE: Primarily in London, Essex and Surrey but will travel across continental Europe at an additional cost.

PRICE POINT: Prices on request.

Book via Botias.co.uk

Adeola Gboyega

ABOUT: Often described as ‘Queen of The Glow’, Adeola is your go-to girl for all things radiance. Her signature look is glass-like skin with soft, smokey eyes. That said, her vast skillset, sound product knowledge and creative versatility means she can create something unique just for you. Whether it’s high-glam, barely-there make-up, or a look that lands somewhere between the two, you can rely on Adeola to give you exactly what you want. Her warm and kind personality is a bonus, too – especially if the overall experience has left you feeling a little daunted. 
 
WHERE: Adeola is London-based but will travel upon request/depending on location.

PRICE POINT: Prices start from £200, with further prices/packaging for bridal parties available upon request.
 
Contact Adeola directly here.

Charlotte Cowen

ABOUT: A regular backstage at Gucci and Burberry, as well as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar shoots, Charlotte Cowen is a fashion editor favourite (SL’s Charlotte Collins and Anna Wintour included). An expert in soft photo-ready skin, smokey eyes and beautiful brows, Charlotte has bridal beauty down to a fine art. Her little black book means she’ll also hook you up with the best hair stylists in town, so all you need to do is walk down the aisle.

WHERE: Across the UK and abroad.

PRICE POINT: Prices on request.

Book online via CharlotteCowen.com

Kelly Dawn

Frankie Neal

ABOUT: A dab hand in glowing skin and stand-out eyes, Frankie Neal is well-versed in wedding day make-up. Having worked on everything from the red carpet to big-name campaigns – and with the likes of Mary-Kate Olsen and Cate Blanchett – rest assured, Frankie has you covered. Her glowing brides are testament to her make-up prowess – think the most beautiful, lit-from-within complexion for your big day.

WHERE: Across the UK and abroad.

PRICE POINT: Prices on request.

Contact Frankie directly on Instagram: @FrankieNealMakeUp

Hannah Martin

ABOUT: Having performed bridal make-up duties for more high-profile weddings than we can count (think serious A-listers and mega royalty), there’s nothing Hannah doesn’t know when it comes to perfecting faces for the big day. With an incredible kit, including plenty of Bobbi Brown, NARS and Charlotte Tilbury, it’s no wonder she’s one of the most sought-after make-up artists on the British beauty circuit.

WHERE: Across the UK and abroad at an additional cost.

PRICE POINT: Prices on request.

Book via PremierHairAndMakeup.com

InParlour

ABOUT: Headed up by the incredible Amanda Harrington (her legendary contouring tan is one of the beauty world’s best kept secrets), InParlour is London’s premier beauty concierge service. Backed by a team of the world’s leading hair stylists, nail technicians and beauty therapists, Amanda is the name to know in bridal beauty. The artist behind Poppy Delevingne’s Marrakech wedding and Sophie Aynhoe’s nuptials – among countless others – Amanda and her team will create a look that’s bespoke to you, whether the wedding is at home or abroad, minimal or lavish, vintage or modern.

WHERE: UK-wide and abroad.

PRICE POINT: Prices will be available on request.

Contact and book via InParlour.co.uk

Knot Your Average Bride

ABOUT: For fashion-forward brides looking for something a little different, Knot Your Average Bride ticks every box. After receiving a flurry of enquiries from women looking for bridal make-up with a fresh, contemporary edge, MUA Zoe Cornwell set out to merge her fashion background with a more modern and wearable take on wedding day styling. For a look that’s effortlessly beautiful, Zoe is one to book. If you’re on a tight budget, it’s still worth getting in touch, as Zoe has trained a select handful of artists who may be available at a more affordable rate.

WHERE: Based in Chelmsford, Essex, but provides services globally.

PRICE POINT: Bridal make-up from £250, bridesmaid make-up from £80.

Book & enquire via KnotYourAverageBride.co.uk

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