Testimonials from My Lovely Clients
Kerry – Bride
Hi Mel, Just to say a huge thank you for yesterday and apologies for the change with Evie who decided last minute she wanted it done !!!! I really appreciate you being able to fit her in. Mike has transferred payment for her as she was not included in the final payment from before. Everyone was over the moon with their make up – including me and i can’t thank you enough. I definetly would like to have a make up lesson so i will be back in touch in the near future for sure when we are all moved and settled. Thank you again 🙂 Regards Kerry xx
Eileen – Mother of the bride
Hi Mel,Thank you so much for the makeup you did for the four of us for Khush and Charles’ wedding last Wednesday and for making us all look amazing! Khush looked stunning! She was delighted with the look you’d created for her.
Jessica – Bride
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
Sally & Tracey – 5 hour Joint Makeup Lesson
We had such a lovely day – thank you so much! Since the lesson we have both been busy buying! 🙂 I’ve been so happy with my primer and foundation. I love them. I have my brushes and eye lash curlers (which took ages to source) and I have LOADS of Rimmel lipstick. I have the bronzer too… Today we are off to Meadowhall where I’ll pick up the studio stuff from m&s and the mac primer. I’ve felt really comfortable with all you taught us, so thanks again Mel!
Hi Mel I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say a belated thank you for my wedding make up. I loved it and it stayed put and looked great all day. I thought you did a fab job of everyone’s make up and helped a great deal in keeping a relaxed feel to the morning. If I ever I need a make up artist again I’ll definitely be in touch. Thanks again and best wishes x
Suzi Mitchell – Photographer
Hi Mel, super to meet you at the Dawson’s on Saturday – what a beautiful job you did with the make up! I will be posting a couple of images on social media in the next couple of days and when I eventually put the wedding on my blog I’ll send you over the link. All the best, Suzy X
Carol (Mother of the Bride, Beamsley)
Thank you so much for yesterday!!! I cannot tell you how many people said how wonderful my make up was!!! X
Vicky (Bridesmaid, Stirk House, Gisburn)
Mel thank you so much for yesterday my makeup was amazing!!! It lasted all day and night, thank you so much again. xxx
Alison (Bride, The Crown Hotel Harrogate)
Thank you so much for our make up for my wedding day, for myself, my sister and my mum, everyone said how great we all looked and we all really loved it and felt fantastic. Your approach to all of us was so pleasant, comforting and reassuring, creating three very different looks and exactly what we were looking for.
Kath (Makeup Lesson)
Thank you for such a useful session, I took away so many ideas and have been enjoying experimenting with different techniques! I will certainly get in touch if I feel another lesson would be useful before the wedding.
Jo (Makeup Lesson x 2)
My 13 year old daughter and I had a make up lesson from Mel. It was very professional and informative and we both learnt a huge amount about all aspects of make up. We can now do the natural look and also glam it up! Importantly it was also great fun and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. We would recommend this to anyone.
Andy (Makeup lesson x 3)
Hi Mel just a quick note to say thanks for yesterday. The girls enjoyed it and learnt lots – seems they were most impressed that they used some of the same makeup as you! I think we’re fighting a losing battle on the brows front, but hopefully they’re now much better informed and more confident about their makeup choices 🙂 Thanks again. Andy
Amanda (Colour Analysis Client)
Hi Mel thank you for the very inspiring session yesterday. I loved it! I felt totally empowered to go and try new things on… And took the risk and bought a few items which can be returned within 28 days if they don’t suit me. (Pics to follow). I’ve taken risks sailing across oceans but never taken any risk with colours and clothes. It was a first! A Big change for me and I’m very grateful for your support, insight and knowledge which catalysed this process. Soft and warmest wishes – Amanda
Kate (Bride, Goldsborough Hall)
Hi Mel just wanted to say a huge thank you for my wonderful bridal make up for my wedding day. Thank you also for the make up you did for my bridesmaids – we were all so happy with how we looked! We all received so many compliments as well! Thank you so much again xxx
Michelle (Mother of the bride, USA)
I am now back I the US and thought that I would just drop you a quick line to say a huge thank you for all your help on Aimees wedding day. The girls and myself all felt a million dollars when you had done our make overs. Aimee looked stunning and was thrilled. What a task I also gave you having never met or even seen me before the big day. Our makeup lasted all day and we cannot thank you enough. When ever there is another function you will be the first person I call. I just wish you lived a little nearer lol.
Laura (Bride, Leeds)
Thanks so much Mel! We had a fantastic day. And thank you for the amazing make up!! I felt incredible 🙂 x
Helen (Bride & Makeup Lesson Client)
Mel did my wedding make up for me over 4 years ago and when I saw that she also did make up lessons I thought it would be a nice birthday treat for myself.
She has both excellent product knowledge and technical skills and she gave me some great tips which I now use every time I do my make up. Mel is very friendly and a lovely person to spend time with whilst coming away with plenty of new ideas to try.
Polly (Bride, Carleton)
Mel did the wedding day make-up for myself, my mum and my bridesmaids. I was so pleased with my make-up, it was exactly how I wanted to look on my wedding day. My mum and all of my four bridesmaids looked flawless. As soon as I met Mel at my make-up trial I straight away felt at ease with her and comfortable to say if I didn’t like something…but I loved everything she did! On my wedding day she was so professional and friendly, one of my bridesmaids loved her so much she said she wanted her to be her best friend! I would highly recommend Mel…professional, friendly and she makes you look like the best possible version of yourself!
Becky (Bride, Hotel du Vin Harrogate)
Thank you so much for doing my wedding make-up, I absolutely loved it and it lasted all day too, even through some tears during the ceremony and speeches! Xx
Julie (Bride, Darlington)
Thank you so much for Saturday, I felt fantastic! We all looked fabulous and everybody commented on the makeup. Thanks again Mel!
Monty (16 year old Prom Makeup)
Thank you very much for my makeup Mel, everyone was very complimentary about it and I loved it myself! Just a few photos to show how it lasted and what I looked like at prom! Monty x
Helen (Bridal Makeup Lesson)
My mum and I went to see Mel in preparation for my upcoming wedding. I was quite nervous about the idea of having a make-up lesson but Mel made the whole experience relaxed and fun! She carefully tailored the session to our needs, giving tips for every day make-up as well as for the big day. We went through colours and products that suited us during the lesson, and I came away with a list of recommendations, but Mel also showed me how to make the most of the products I already had. I have been using some of the new techniques every day since the session and am already feeling more confident.
Angela (Mother of the Bride – Allerton Castle, Whixley)
Sarah looked truly stunning – and her make-up was exactly what she wanted (as it was for all of the rest of us!) Many thanks again for doing such a wonderful job – I couldn’t believe it, but my make-up still looked absolutely wonderful when I took it off at 1 in the morning!! x
Angela (Bride Swan Hotel, Harrogate)
Thank you so much again. I absolutely loved my make up and I received so many compliments on it as well. My sister and mom were also really happy with theirs. I really appreciated you taking my comments during the trial into consideration on the day. The trial went really well but the make up on the actual day was unbelievable. Even better than I had expected. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to friends and family. Thanks again Mel.
Tamsin (Mum of 14 year old Atlanta & 16 year old Montana, Harrogate)
Just wanted to say thank you for Saturday! The girls had a fabulous time and learnt so much and their make up looked amazing! I’ve got the shopping list and hopefully they can replicate what you’ve taught them!
Lucy (Mum of 16 year old Lily, Leyburn)
Mel came to my home to give a makeup lesson to my 17 year old daughter and her friends. The whole evening was amazingly efficient and organised. All the girls had the most fun and by the end of the evening all looked totally stunning and still themselves and are now equipped to wear makeup and still look natural. Highly recommend it.
Ania Chajeck – Wedding Makeup Lesson
With an up and coming wedding, I booked Mel for a course so that I would have the confidence to do my own make up on the day. In addition I wanted to achieve a natural day to day look to make the best of what nature provided me with. As a mature bride I needed to get more up to speed with current products and trends on the market and learn better application techniques. Mel certainly delivered!!
From the start Mel’s friendly and relaxed manner put me totally at ease. Having filled out a questionnaire prior to my appointment the course was well structured to factor in all my needs. Mel explained the benefits of each product she recommended, demonstrated her application techniques before I had a go myself. Nothing was rushed, which made for a thoroughly relaxing, enjoyable experience and I was amazed at the results.
This is a course every woman could do with and I will definitely be recommending Mel to all my family and friends. Thank you Mel!!!
Helen – Bride, Bolton Abbey
Hi Mel, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for Saturday. The makeup looked amazing and I got so many lovely complements about it. We had such an amazing day, it was so perfect! I just want to do it all again! The bridesmaids all loved their makeup too and didn’t stop talking about how lovely they felt. I’ve already told my husband I want a makeup lesson for Christmas so he’ll be in touch! Thanks again. x
Nathalie – Bride, The Devonshire Fell Burnsall
Thank you very much for your time on Friday, everybody loved their makeup & said how nice you were!
Sarah – Bride, Rudding Park Harrogate
Mel is a total professional, one of the best in her field. From my initial meeting I knew Mel was the make-up artist for my special day. I loved her choice of products and techniques. She totally transformed me, I felt like a celebrity for the day! Would not hesitate to recommend and can’t wait to find an excuse to book her again for a girly evening to learn more about the latest trends and products!
Nikki – Bride, Dacre Banks
Just a quick email to formally thank you for my wedding make up. You did a fantastic job on the morning and I thoroughly enjoyed the hour of relaxation whilst you made me look my very best – I won’t hesitate to recommend you to any future brides!
Jan – Mother of the Bride, Harrogate
First of all Mel a big thank you for the makeup for Rachel’s wedding, Rachel looked very beautiful and ethereal and Kat and I were very pleased with our natural, healthy looks. All the makeup lasted well into the evening and we would be happy to recommend you to anyone.
Charlotte – Bride, Leeds
Mel just wanted to say a big thanks for your calming influence & amazing make up at my wedding!
Emma – Bride, Wetherby
Hi Mel I just wanted to say thank you so much for doing my wedding make up. It lasted all day and everyone said that it looked great. I was really really pleased with it and it looks fab on the photos.
Amie – Hen Party Smokey Eye Workshop (Best friend of the Bride)
I would not hesitate to recommend Mel for future events, she instantly made us feel at ease with a professional and friendly manner. We all learnt so much through the smoky eye workshop, Mel really knew her stuff and took the time to appreciate our individual preferences. Luxurious products were provided and the whole experience reignited interest in make up for all the girls, in the morning we went straight to the department store to stock up! The perfect way to spend an afternoon, we had a giggle, ended up feeling special and learned a lot while enjoying a glass of bubbles!
Caroline – Bride, Pannal
Hi Mel – Just wanted to drop you a quick email (and apologies for the delay) to say thankyou once again for the brilliant make-up you did for me, Mum and the girls for my wedding. Can you please send me through your postal address so that i can send you a proper thankyou card through? Once I have worked out our plans for coming up north over the next few months, I will definitely be in touch to sort out a make-up lesson. Many thanks again.
Philippa – Bride, Ripley Castle
Hi Mel, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for doing my mum’s and my make up for my wedding on the 11th August. It was absolutely perfect and we were both so pleased. We got lots of compliments from the guests and we highly recommended you. I also wanted to say that you have such a calming effect and it was the most relaxing part of the day! Thank you so much x
Lynne – Bride, Harrogate
Hi mel – I just wanted to say a massive thank you for doing my wedding make up (and the bridesmaids and my mum). We were all so pleased with it and some of our guests commented on how lovely it had been done. The best thing was it lasted all day which was amazing! Thanks again. Lynne x
Liz – Mother of the Bride – Cookridge, North Yorkshire
Hi Mel I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your expert skills on Friday for both Anna and myself. Anna looked absolutely stunning and I was really pleased with what you did for me, I had so many compliments! I am going to book a private lesson with you very soon!
Anna – Bride – Cookridge, North Yorkshire
Hi Mel I just wanted to say thank you for Friday, I loved my makeup and it was so kind of you helping out with my hair too! I will genuinely recommend you to anyone getting married a I thought you were just brilliant.
Anne-Marie – Bride – Richmond, North Yorkshire
I hired Mel to apply my bridal make-up on the morning of my wedding, which she did following an initial trial session. Her talent was visible for all to see, the make-up was flawless and stunning. She made me feel like a princess on the most important day of my life. Mel is personable and yet professional, trustworthy, punctual and highly skilled. I would not hesitate to recommend Mel’s talents to any bride to be.
Sonia – Bride, York
Hi Melanie I would just like to say a massive thank you to you for my amazing wedding day make up, I was very pleased with it and you did a great job. I will be in touch in the future if I need a make over again. Thank you so much xx
Amy – Bride, Harrogate
Thank you for doing my wedding make up so perfectly! It was great to have a practise session and not to feel pressured into any particular style and I appreciated all the time we spent getting the perfect lip colour. You were great on the day and I was really happy with my natural but glam make up! I will definitely recommend you to my friends. Thanks again!
Lisa Bride – Crown Hotel Harrogate
I have heard a few horror stories about brides and their make-up. However, I can safely say I am not one of them! As a bride, how you look on the day is up there with the countless other important things to do/be/remember on the day! However, on our wedding day Mel made me feel calm and relaxed. The stress of the morning seemed to melt away, and because we had a consultation she knew exactly what I wanted – easy! I was worried about my make-up, because I don’t wear much make-up on a day-to-day basis, but I had complete confidence in Mel, and my make up was beautiful and it lasted all day. I cannot thank Mel enough for making me feel beautiful on our big day.
Mary – Bride, Ripley Castle
Hi Mel I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything last Sunday. Everyone looked amazing and you were so professional. You have even converted me to bigger lashes! Thank you especially, as we left you behind to lock up as it was all a bit of a panic in the end but you were an absolute star. I will send you some pro pictures through when I get them in case you want to use them and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone else in the future. I wish you all the best in everything you do, as I think you are totally ace. Mary x
Louise – Hen Party Organiser (Sister of the Bride) Hampsthwaite
Hi Mel I just wanted to drop you a mail to say thanks so much for our make up lesson yesterday. Everyone commented on how much they had enjoyed it, and came away with some really good tips. I’ll certainly be overhauling my make up bag, and hunting down the brow bar in Debenhams!! 😉
Katie – Bride Hazlewood Castle
My mum and I can’t thank you enough Mel for our wedding make up. My make up was the one thing that as a bride I just couldn’t decide on. After searching for so long I found you and immediately booked you after my make up trial. Through questionnaires and discussion you knew exactly the look I wanted on the day and gave me the natural flawless look that I dreamed of. My make up never moved all day despite the rain and humidity. My mum also felt so special having her make up done and really felt like the glamrous mother of the bride that she so wanted to be. I can’t recommend Mel highly enough to any brides thinking of booking a make up artist for their wedding. Take the stress out of your morning, relax, sit and be pampered knowing that Mel will do an amazing job.
Fiona – Bride, York
Thank you so much Mel, for doing such a great job of my wedding day make-up! I looked exactly how I wanted to look on the day, and the wedding photos were beautiful too!”
Katy – Bride, Post-Wedding Photoshoot
Mel, I just wanted to write to say a huge thank you for doing such a fantastic job of my make up for my post wedding photo shoot. You understood exactly what I was looking for, were so lovely to work with, and exude such a lovely air of calm that the whole experience was a real treat! The photos have come back and I have to say I look better than I have in any pictures and it is all down to the makeup- I just wish you could do my makeup every day! Thanks again-if ever you need an endorsement of any kind, please let me know. Very best wishes Katy James
Jean – Bride, The New Ellington Hotel, Leeds
Mel thanks for your amazing job on my makeup! X
Katie – Bride, Hazelwood Castle
I can’t thank you enough for doing mind and mum’s make-up on our wedding day. We were both able to completely relax and trust you to do it perfectly. Thank you for making the morning so clam, relaxed and enjoyable.
Elizabeth – Bride, Fountains Abbey
Thank you so much for doing my make up for my wedding in September. Your professional style made me feel totally at ease on the day; I found the makeover the perfect relaxing start to what I knew would be a very busy day! I was impressed by the quality of your products, as the flawless finish you created lasted all day. My photographs turned out beautifully, and my complexion was even, glowing and radiant – just as any bride should be! I know my mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and bridesmaids appreciated your skills as well. You managed to create a cohesive look for all of us while preserving our individual styles that spanned a variety of ages. I would happily recommend your services to any bride, and you will be my first choice should I need professional make up services in the future!
Steph – Bride, Addingham
Thank you very much for driving over from Harrogate so you could meet us at the hairdressers to apply my wedding make-up along with my 5 bridesmaids’ too! You kept us all very calm and stress-free and my make-up lasted all day and night. Perfect. I was very pleased with the recommendation I received to use you and will be happy to pass on the recommendation to others.
Stacey – Bride, Leeds
Hi Mel I just wanted to say that the makeup was amazing and stayed that way all through the day including the tears! Thanks so much.
Claire – Bridesmaid
Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say that so many people commented on our make-up so a big thank you for that. Also, I know you must be incredibly busy but if you get chance would it be at all possible to tell me what you used on my face? It was fab and stayed on all day! A huge thank you again – we’ll definitely be recommending you!
Sarah – Bride, Harrogate
Hi Mel – thanks again for the wonderful wedding makeup! It lasted all day and I’ve never felt so beautiful so thank you!
Christina – Colour Analysis Client, Harrogate
Hi Mel – really enjoyed our colour analysis session and have passed on your info to several friends. Having fun hitting the shops with my chart. First to go were all my white shirts! Many thanks.
Sarah – Bride, Harrogate
Thanks for my bridal make up Mel England – we had the perfect day and make up stayed put all day, even through tears during the speeches!
I wanted to contact you as the first thing my sister in law said to me at the wedding was ‘when did you get the fillers done and why didn’t you tell me?’ so you obviously did an excellent job! What did you use to hide the bags under my eyes? Please let me know so I can get some for myself. Once again, many thanks as I can’t remember if I had time to say it to you on the day!
Mum of the bride – Hawes, The Yorkshire Dales
Thank you Mel for doing such a fantastic job for my wedding. I was hesitant about using any make up artist as I didn’t want to look too made up but after looking at Mel’s website I was very much reassured. Before the practise I had to fill out a comprehensive questionnaire which covered what I wanted and which products I normally used. This enabled Mel to completely create the look I wanted first time for the practise! I am very much a challenge because I have very sensitive skin and acne but none of the products Mel used irritated my skin in anyway. She created the illusion of clear skin without making my skin look dull. My mother and sister were also both delighted with their make up and we have since purchased most of the make up which Mel used for the day so we can try and recreate the look. On what can be quite a stressful day Mel was like part of the family which made the start of the day calm. Thank you very much Mel.
Bride – Harrogate
Mel, I just wanted to say Thursday evening was fab! I thought you were fantastic and it was REALLY useful… made me feel really enthused about makeup – so a big THANK YOU.
For someone who doesn’t wear any makeup usually, Mel made me feel very comfortable & confident in trying make up for my special day & even making me feel able to wear more than the natural look I originally asked for. It was a relaxing experience & I am so pleased Mel put me at ease that I can now look back on my photos & smile at how well it all went together & no unsightly blushing which I was worried about. Highly recommended – thank you so much!
Mel made me feel completely at ease with having my make up done & helped me relax on my special day. I don’t usually wear much make up but with Mel’s help I was able to perfect a look, which helped me feel more confident on the day & not be worried about how I would look in my photos. The make up lasted all day so I didn’t have to worry that I would look awful by the evening do. Thank you so much & I would definitely recommend using Mel for your special day!”
Hi Mel just wanted to say a huge thank you for making me feel beautiful on our wedding day. The make-up was pefect for both me and my mum and I can’t wait to see the photos. Thanks again.
Mel was great to work with, I got in touch with her a week or so before the performance and she was back in contact straight away. On the day she arrived promptly, and her makeup was flawless. She took her time, ensuring that the look was exactly as I wanted. I would not hesitate to recommend her, and will certainly be booking her again in the future!
Kate Chruscicka – Performing Violinist (www.kateviolin.co.uk) at Alice’s Sunshine Ball, The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate.
Thank you for my make-up experience yesterday and for sending through the products that you used. I really enjoyed it and feel alot more confident to give the techniques a go. Everyone thought I looked amazing! which is encouraging!
I was nervous about having my make up scrutinized by a make up artist but Mel completely put me at ease. She was interested and keen to find out the sort of look I was trying to achieve. Mel looked at my make up and described what she felt was worth keeping and really suited me and what was not. She then gave me an excellent lesson on what make up to buy (and where to get it from) and more importantly how to apply it. Lots of little tricks to enhance my best best features and play down my worst. I had a gorgeous new look and felt 10 years younger. I would highly recommend a make over with Mel. I enjoyed it so much I treated my best friend for the same thing for her Birthday present.
I decided to use Mel because I had gotten completely “fed-up” with my look. I use make up but I have never been confident in using eye make-up and didn’t know how to go about learning. Mel was brilliant. She got me to bring all my own make up so she could review what I was using and how I was using it. She showed me how to use my make up properly. More importantly, I didn’t feel like I had to go out and “buy” everything that she used as a make up artist. She ensured that I learned what to do by firstly showing me how she would colour one eye and I did the other on my own – surprisingly, they matched!!! It was a lovely relaxed hour and a half. I came away feeling like my all over make-up was very nicely done. I am much more confident now in building up the colour around the face and eye area without looking like I’ve been out all night on the raz!! I’d highly recommend her.
It is an absolute pleasure to write this recommendation for Melanie England. We recently worked together on a 1930’s style fashion show and Melanie did the make up for some of our models. She has fabulous style and real flair as a make up artist and totally delivered in terms of keeping in with the 1930s theme! The models looked incredible… Thank you Melanie, we couldn’t have pulled it off without your beautiful make up bringing vintage to life!
Cristina Talens organiser of Fashion Gives Back www.fashiongivesback.co.uk
Just a quick line to thank you so much for my wedding makeup. I looked polished and felt like a million dollars. I had so many complements and I can only thank you for your efforts. You came to my home for rehearsals and listened to my own ideas and the result was more than I could have hoped for and it lasted until the early hours as you said it would! Being married yourself meant that you understood a bride’s state of mind on her wedding day and the text you sent to check in with me on the morning of the wedding to let me know you were on your way was such a lovely thought.
Thank you again and I will certainly recommend you in the future. Nicola x
Hi Mel – just wanted to say thank you for making me look beautiful, not an easy job!!
The makeup lasted all nite & people commented how natural I looked. We had a great day, weather brightened for pics & everyone had fun. Xx Diane
Im glad you called today, I had wanted to pass on my thanks to you and I am pleased that I am able to do that now. I am not just saying this because you asked for a testimonial – you were truly brilliant. From the moment I phoned you in a bit of a panic you were calm and organised and helpful. Even for the least stressed bride, which I think I probably was, the last week is really chaotic and I found a moment of calm in you! The practice makeup session during that week was really useful, it really gave me confidence for the big day seeing the transformation that you could produce. You were so understanding, and listened carefully to what I wanted and advised me of the best makeup for the job. The result was fantastic, and really natural as I requested. I was really happy with it, and although I didnt have time to touch up the makeup all night, it still looked fantastic at the end of the evening. Thank you so much, you were brilliant, and had a calming effect on me even on the big day only 2 hours before the big moment.
Mel made me feel stunning on the day of my wedding. I’m not used to wearing a lot of make-up, but for my wedding day I wanted to glow. Mel made sure the make-up was subtle yet beautiful and natural, she gave me exactly what I wanted. The best thing was that the makeup lasted all day… Thank you so much Mel!
Thank you so much Mel for making me feel so relaxed on my wedding day, the makeup you did was really natural & I felt fantastic so thanks again!
I was really stuck in a rut with my makeup and you really helped me feel more confident – thanks!