Hey my lovely, I’m Jess!
Bridal makeup artist and bride-to-be, living in the seaside town Scarborough with my fiance Jonathon.
Summer 2013 was the start of something magical… I took the plunge, used all my savings and began my amazing journey to become a bridal makeup artist.
Every weekend through the summer I would travel from North Yorkshire to Bath to learn new skills, equip my kit with staple makeup pieces and complete lessons and coaching with numerous renowned makeup artists at Bath Academy of Media Makeup. By Autumn I had a new found confidence and a bucket full of excitement to start my own bridal makeup business back home in North Yorkshire.
Now seven years on, I have my dream bridal makeup kit that is full of luxury, mesmerising products, so many lovely words from beautiful brides and an exciting year ahead full of wonderful weddings, including my own!
My makeup training included fashion, beauty, and bridal however, through the many looks over the weeks of the course I always preferred creating natural makeup looks, I felt inspired and comfortable around them. Each artist I worked with commented on how this was my style… I pride myself and promote natural beauty with each of my brides.
Creating bespoke wedding makeup looks is what I love to do. I empower brides to look and feel the most authentic and beautiful version of themselves.
Women who never wear any makeup or very minimal on a day-to-day basis are a joy to work with, as I am able to amaze them with what makeup can do, how it can define and highlight their natural features.
Yet, working with other makeup artists and meeting women over the years I understand that makeup is also very significant to every individual and can enhance your personality.
Your bridal makeup look should reflect you, and encapture the best of you!
It’s not all about makeup though…
I am highly passionate about the beauty industry, especially skincare! I truly believe a good skincare routine creates the perfect base for makeup. I am a bit of a skincare addict, and love to try out and research products for myself, my kit and for you! If I am not buying a candle or some baking goods I will be adding another serum to my Cult Beauty basket!
So many brides approach me with “instaglam” photos and struggle to truly understand and choose their dream bridal makeup look. So I step in and offer a calming perspective specifically to acknowledge their ideas, desires, must-haves, and problems. My service is unique because my passion is to create timeless, naturally enhancing makeup that is not revolved around trends on social media.
Seeing a bride ready on her wedding day taking in her entire bridal look is such a beautiful moment… she has a glow and confidence that she will carry for the entire day!
My winter wedding will soon come around next year, with lots of wedding planning still to do, I like to escape and think of the little details by creating possible wedding makeup looks for myself. My dilemma at the moment is which Charlotte Tilbury lipstick will I wear haha!
Are you ready to find out more about the bridal makeup package?
F I V E things I love…
Baking – Not so good when you need to fit into a wedding dress!
My part-time job in childcare. It works perfectly around my bridal makeup business. Under 5s really do make you forget all about your worries and stresses!
A cup of tea – milkyish OR a gin with lemonade, not tonic. Yack!
Christmas!! Gavin and Stacey Xmas special, baking, Home Alone two, Christmas dinner.
Home organisation! I like a tidy, clean space, it makes me feel much more homely.