bridal makeup

Whether you envisage a natural look, English Rose bridal, vintage glamour or you simply wish to enhance your own unique features, I and my team can adapt to whatever your chosen bridal style may be.

The majority of our brides-to-be prefer to have a pre-wedding trial so we can work together to achieve the most beautiful and suitable bridal look for them. At your trial, we will talk you through different looks and makeup styles, but what we really want to know is: what is your vision? Perhaps you have always known how you would like to look on your big day? Or perhaps it’s an image from your favourite bridal magazine? As a professional makeup artist, we love taking that vision and making it a reality!

We understand the importance of correct makeup application and the difference that it can make, not just to your face, but to your overall look. It is also imperative that your bridal makeup stays in place all day by applying the best, most suitable products for you. Having worked with the top professional makeup artists in the industry, we are fully equipped with all the skills and knowledge required to make you sparkle!

Our aim is to make you look and feel at your most beautiful – both on the day itself and in your treasured wedding images. We have been trained to understand the valuable secrets of photography so we are skilled in enhancing your best features to their most dazzling effect for the camera!

We understand that choosing the right bridal makeup artist can be a daunting task. Please feel free to contact me as I will happily discuss all your makeup requirements and answer any questions you might have about my services. We travel all around the South East of England as well as far away destinations making our brides their most stunning on the morning of the wedding. Our job as your own personal makeup artist is not only to make you feel fantastic but also to ensure that your morning is as calm and peaceful as it can be – we want you to feel relaxed and pampered!

your makeup trial

A makeup trial is a perfect opportunity to discover the style that enhances your natural beauty and complements your overall look. Our trial usually takes 2 hours and is held at my studio in Portsmouth. Our aim is to make sure that your makeup works in complete and perfect harmony to create the best version of you!

In our experience, most brides already have an existing makeup style as well as a vision for their wedding day. During a trial, we explore different options and often find new and beautiful looks that brides have not considered but end up falling in love with! When meeting brides for the first time we love to share our professional advice and experience. We will carefully consider your personal style, day to day make up preferences, the type of wedding you have chosen and any potential allergies, before offering our opinion.

It is hard to imagine the makeup that suits you best before experiencing it in person. We recommend arranging a trial 3-6 months before the big day to ensure that we have plenty of time to test for any sensitivity to the wide range of products we have available. Every look, technique and product that we decide upon during your trial will be recorded so that it can be repeated in an exact way on your wedding day. We will also take some complimentary portrait photos and send them to you so that you can treasure your experience with us forever. After that, you can relax, smile and be sure that you will look absolutely beautiful on your wedding day.

Upon request, it is possible to arrange trial sessions for any members of the bridal party including the mother of the bride/groom, the bridesmaids and the groom. The best availability during peak season (April to October) is on a weekday. During off-peak months weekend appointments are more easily available. Rest assured we will always try our best to accommodate you.

After your makeup trial, you have 14 days to change your mind and receive a full refund of your deposit but I am confident that this will not be the case. We are based just outside of Portsmouth within a short distance of the most famous wedding venues in Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and Berkshire.

Please have a look at my Prices page for costs and more information on the services I provide as a professional bridal makeup artist.

Birute Thomas MUA