About Me

Hi! I’m MEL

Wedding makeup yorkshire
& makeup lessons yorkshire
About Me

Hi! I’m MEL

Wedding makeup & makeup lessons yorkshire

Want to be the most beautiful version of yourself? That’s where I come in.

I have been passionate about the make-up industry for as long as I can remember. I specialise in bridal make-up, but do a wide variety of work including fashion, photo shoots & private events. I also offer make-up lessons, courses for professional make-up artists and am trained in colour analysis.

I write make-up blogs and have had my work included in many glossy magazines and newspapers including The Yorkshire Post, Bespoke Bride, Brides Up North, Your Yorkshire Wedding & New Woman.

Click here for a look at some of my press coverage.

I was born & raised in Yorkshire until I was 16 when I relocated to London. I moved back up to Yorkshire when I started a family. I now live in Harrogate with my husband Nick and our two gorgeous daughters Lili & Jasmine.

Email me

Or call me 07946 461321

My training & experience

  • London School of Beauty & Makeup
  • Jemma Kidd Makeup School
  • Make-up School London (Bridal)
  • Over 10 years experience
  • Training for other professionals
  • Colour Me Beautiful
  • Specialist in Bridal Make-up
  • Space NK Consultant
  • Photoshoots and Events
  • Tutor for Jemma Kidd & Daniel Sandler

We all want to look our best…

I’ve always loved make-up and the way it can transform how I look and feel in a matter of moments. Just like any other woman, I have insecurities and have good days and bad days. I understand how looking and feeling your best are very much intertwined. It is my passion to help other women learn how to use make-up to their advantage so they can look and feel fantastic every day.

Want to be the most beautiful version of yourself? That’s where I come in.

I have been passionate about the make-up industry for as long as I can remember. I specialise in bridal make-up, but do a wide variety of work including fashion, photo shoots & private events. I also offer make-up lessons, courses for professional make-up artists and am trained in colour analysis.

I write make-up blogs and have had my work included in many glossy magazines and newspapers including The Yorkshire Post, Bespoke Bride, Brides Up North, Your Yorkshire Wedding & New Woman.

Click here for a look at some of my press coverage.

I was born & raised in Yorkshire until I was 16 when I relocated to London. I moved back up to Yorkshire when I started a family. I now live in Harrogate with my husband Nick and our two gorgeous daughters Lili & Jasmine.

Email me

Or call me 07946 461321

My training & experience

  • London School of Beauty & Makeup
  • Jemma Kidd Makeup School
  • Make-up School London (Bridal)
  • Over 10 years experience
  • Training for other professionals
  • Colour Me Beautiful
  • Specialist in Bridal Make-up
  • Space NK Consultant
  • Photoshoots and Events
  • Tutor for Jemma Kidd & Daniel Sandler

We all want to look our best…

I’ve always loved make-up and the way it can transform how I look and feel in a matter of moments. Just like any other woman, I have insecurities and have good days and bad days. I understand how looking and feeling your best are very much intertwined. It is my passion to help other women learn how to use make-up to their advantage so they can look and feel fantastic every day.

Happy Clients

“I just wanted to thank-you for doing our make-up on my wedding day. You kept me calm, made us all look fantastic and the make-up lasted all day and night!” Sarah | Allerton Castle (Bride)

 

“We had such a lovely day during our makeup lesson – thank you so much! Since the lesson we have both been busy buying! We felt really comfortable with all you taught us, so thanks again Mel!”
“Dear Mel, a note to say a huge thank you for doing such an amazing job with my wedding makeup. I was so pleased with my makeup and it lasted all day. Mum was also thrilled with hers and for someone who is very nervous around makeup you made her feel so relaxed and the best version of herself! Lots of love – Jess”

I love what I do and I pride myself on creating a positive, calm and happy experience for my clients.

Having your makeup applied by a professional makeup artist on your wedding day will help you achieve flawless and long lasting makeup both on and off camera. You will also be able to relax and enjoy your wedding morning, feeling stress-free and leaving the important job of making you look the best you have ever looked, in the hands of a professional.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

More about Mel
I am a Professional Freelance Makeup Artist with over 12 years experience. Specialising in bridal makeup in the Yorkshire area and Makeup Lessons.

I LOVE helping women to learn all my makeup secrets so they can feel empowered and confident every day.

I write beauty blogs & have been featured in the following magazines:-

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I am based in Harrogate, Yorkshire.

I teach other Makeup Artists & run courses for Professionals specialising in bridal makeup.

I have done the makeup for literally hundreds of women so I know how to enhance any woman’s beauty.

I LOVE doing wedding makeup & have tons of experience doing weddings so you are in very safe hands with me as your makeup artist for your special day.

I believe every woman should have at least one makeup lesson in their lifetime, learn how to avoid expensive makeup mistakes & how to make the most of what they’ve got.

What happens at my wedding makeup trial?
Preparation for your makeup trial

I will send you a questionnaire before the trial which will help me to understand what makeup will best suit you and your wedding. Some ‘brides to be’ don’t have a clear idea of what makeup they would like and ask me to do what I think is best, others have a vision of what they would like and in this case it is important that you bring photos of wedding makeup you like, I will bring my own too for inspiration.

Important practical things to mention about your trial

If I come to visit you at your house for the trial, I need good natural light so ideally I need to be near a window.  I need you at eye level, so I will bring my makeup artists chair with me.  I will need to lay out quite a lot of my makeup kit, so a table is very useful.  It is a good idea to wear a white or light coloured top at your trial to help replicate the effect your wedding dress.  If possible please wear your ‘going out’ makeup to your trial.

Tips for preparing yourself for your trial and wedding day

  • Try to have a facial about a week before your wedding day (and trial if possible)
  • Exfoliate your skin regularly before your trial and wedding day
  • Make sure you have a fake tan trial before your wedding day (and trial if possible)
  • Get a professional to do your eyebrows before your wedding day

At the makeup trial

In the comfort of your own home (or you can come to me if that’s more convenient) we discuss ideas for your wedding makeup. I understand how unique each of my clients are and I take my time to understand your needs.  I will never rush a trial and I will take plenty of time to listen and really ‘tune into’ what I feel your style and comfort level is.  Once we are both happy, I will make detailed notes so that I know exactly what I’m doing on your wedding day.  I will recommend which products you should have with you on your wedding day for touch ups.

What happens if it’s not quite right?

My aim is to understand all of my clients. However, there are always going to be the occasional ones that remain undecided or somehow unsure of the results. Sometimes this is down to lack of communication (I get some ladies that turn up without any idea of what they want and bring no references for me to look at). This, itself, is not always a problem, some ladies just say ‘do what you want, I’m easy’ and they love it. Others are just not too confident and it is difficult to ‘get’ someone that you do not know personally. If you have the trial, know that you like my work and me as an artist, but we haven’t quite got there, then I am happy to arrange another appointment.

What can I expect to learn at a makeup lesson?
In my private Makeup Lessons you will learn:

  • what makeup suits your specific colouring & skin type
  • about good lighting, brushes & other tools
  • all about primers
  • how to choose the best foundation & the right colour for you
  • easy to create eye looks with eyeshadows & eyeliners
  • how to go from day – night
  • contouring, highlighting and sculpting
  • how to get your makeup to stay put all day
  • learn the latest trends so you look up to date
  • & lots more….

I will also go through your makeup bag, help you have a sort out & advise which makeup you should invest in after your lesson.

Would you like to…

 

  • feel more confident?
  • look more attractive?
  • learn what makeup suits YOU best?
  • learn quick, easy techniques that give greatresults?
  • do all this in a friendly & non-judgemental environment?
  • with nobody trying to sell you anything?

Great you’re in the right place! 🙂

Price List & Payment Info
Please click here to see my up to date Wedding Makeup Price List.

Please click here to see my up to date Makeup Lessons Price List.

PAYMENT TERMS

To hold the wedding date:
A deposit of £50 is to be received before any wedding date can be held. This is then is set against your wedding day charge.

Your wedding trial:
Full payment is required either prior to your trial via bank transfer or on the day via cash or cheque (please note I do not have a credit/debit machine).

Your wedding day:
Full payment is required before the wedding day via bank transfer or by cash on the day.

False Lashes:
False lashes are an additional £10 per set to supply and apply.

Products purchased for clients:
Any products that I order for you ahead of the wedding day must be paid for in advance.  All other products for non wedding clients must be paid for in advance also.

Makeup Lessons:
Payments for makeup lessons must either be paid in advance via bank transfer or via cash/cheque on the day (please note I do not have a credit/debit card machine).

Special Occasion Makeup:
Payments for special occasion makeup must either be paid in advance via bank transfer or via cash/cheque on the day (please note I do not have a credit/debit card machine).

Travel costs:
All extra travel costs (these apply for journeys more than 1 hour) will be added to either the trial cost or the wedding day (whichever applies). All parking fees over £5 will be charged for.

To pay via BACS:
BARCLAYS BANK
Miss M England
Sort Code: 20-90-26
Account Number: 20062839
(Please put your name as the reference)

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