Christiane Dowling Makeup Artistry
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Award-Winning Professional Make-up Artist for Weddings, Asian Bridal, Special Occasions & Makeup Lessons. As seen in Condé Nast BRIDES Magazine. Covering Berkshire, Surrey & Hampshire.
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On the Day Services
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Christiane Dowling ADipBT (VTCT) is an Award-Winning Professional Freelance Make-up Artist based in Sandhurst in Berkshire, trained at the prestigious and world renowned leading Makeup School, The Glauca Rossi School of Fashion & Photographic Make-Up in London and the internationally accredited London Makeup School. Covering Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey & London, Christiane is also available to travel nationally and internationally. Specialising in Bridal, Weddings, Proms, Photoshoots, Festivals and all Special Occasions, Christiane uses only the highest quality brands including Chanel, Dior, MAC, Nars, Smashbox, Urban Decay, Charlotte Tilbury, Stila, Huda Beauty and Anastasia Beverly Hills, to ensure an excellent finish and makeup that lasts. Bridal Makeup Lessons are also offered. For more information and client testimonials please visit our website at https://www.christianedowling.com or our Facebook page. Alternatively look us up on Google where you'll find lots of client reviews and ratings from across the internet. As seen in Condé Nast BRIDES Magazine.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Christiane
Thank you for your enquiry to Christiane Dowling Makeup Artistry via BRIDEBOOK and many congratulations on your forthcoming wedding. Planning your Big Day is one of the most exciting times of your life and we would love to be a part of it! You will find lots of information on Christiane Dowling Makeup Artistry, examples of our work and client testimonials on our website. If you have any further questions or would like to make a booking enquiry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Married in October 2018
Her skills were A CLASS!
Christiane is a wonderful MUA and I would highly recommend her. I hired her for my bridal makeup and not only was she a very calming influence in a VERY hectic environmen...
Married in September 2018
Couldn't have been more perfect!
Christiane did my wedding makeup and what an amazing job she did! On a personal level she is just such a lovely lady, she takes into consideration exactly what was being ...
Married in August 2017
We were over the moon.
Christiane did mine and my bridesmaids makeup on our wedding day. You really are amazing at what you do and a true artist. Me and the girls looked amazing and were over t...
Married in August 2018
My makeup was absolutely stunning!
I was really apprehensive about having someone else do my make up, but always wanted it done. I’d had bad experiences in the past so was just unsure. However I can say th...
Married in November 2017
Very talented & professional.
Christiane is not only very talented and professional but an absolute pleasure to be around. She listened to exactly what I wanted and made me feel at ease from the momen...
Married in December 2018
I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Christiane did an excellent job for my wedding and I felt amazing with her make up on. Christiane is very professional and offered so much advise and help with my dilemma...
Location & Contact Details
45 RAEBURN WAY, SANDHURST, BERKSHIRE, West Berkshire, GU47 0FH, England
If you have any specific travel enquiries or would like recommendations for a taxi service please contact us.
Nearest Motorway & Junction
M3 - Junction 4
Nearest Train Station
Blackwater is the closest, but we are easily accessible by rail from Camberley, Farnborough, Sandhurst & Crowthorne.
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (1)
As seen in Condé Nast BRIDES Magazine
Accreditations / Associations (10)
National Association of Screen Makeup Artists & Hairdressers (NASMAH)
Fashion & Photographic Makeup = Glauca Rossi School of Makeup, London.
Bridal Makeup = Glauca Rossi School of Makeup, London.
Airbase Airbrush Makeup
Asian Bridal Makeup
Asian & Arabic Makeup
Special Effects (SFX)
Recommended Makeup Artist for The Village Hotel, Farnborough in Hampshire
Industry Awards (2)
International Wedding Awards - Local Round Winner for Berkshire 2018
Lux Global Wedding Awards - Best Bridal Makeup Artist 2018 - S. East England
What is your most memorable wedding?
Every single wedding has special moments and looking at the photographs always brings back wonderful memories from the day. Snowy weddings do have a particular magic though. Always remembered with fondness is one beautiful winter wedding in particular, mainly for the gorgeous bride and stunning scenery, but also for the hazardous journey through deep overnight snowfall and the relief at getting through the country roads to be at the venue on time.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
The important thing to remember is that no two brides are the same and ultimately a Makeup Artist needs to understand and interpret how the bride wants to look and feel on the day. Christiane trained classically at the world renowned "Glauca Rossi School of Fashion & Photographic Makeup" in London, but has also undertaken specialised training and is highly experienced across a wide genre of Makeup Artistry including Asian Bridal, Arabic Makeup, Mature Makeup and also in high glamour. Whether it’s natural & classic or glamorous & dramatic, Christiane has the experience & skill to create a look that’s beautiful in a way that suits you.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Christiane Dowling Makeup Artistry was born with the aim of delivering Christiane's own personal vision of exceptional makeup artistry and outstanding customer service. The consistently excellent reviews and feedback that we have been fortunate enough to receive from our clients is one of the most rewarding parts of being a Makeup Artist and is ultimately our proudest achievement. We have been blessed to meet so many wonderful clients and the growth in Christiane Dowling Makeup Artistry is very much a result of personal recommendations, endorsement by other wedding suppliers and word of mouth, for which we are always so grateful.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Great organisation and planning will always pay dividends. Book your preferred suppliers as soon as you have your date and venue secured. It's not unusual that we receive booking requests 2 years in advance. On the day let all of your hard work pay off, relax and enjoy your wedding. Don't get stressed about anything that doesn't run quite to plan. Take time to stop every now and then, look at all the wonderful family and friends you have around you and take it all in. It all goes far too quickly but there are memories being made that day which you will cherish for a lifetime. Get a Guest Book and give a trusted friend responsibility for ensuring that everyone adds a comment. Leave a disposable camera on each table at the Reception for your guests to capture all of those unofficial moments, you'll love looking back on them later. Don't let unexpected events spoil the most important day of your lives. Always purchase wedding insurance from a reputable provider.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Usually our first contact will be with the Bride, who will have seen our work or very often been recommended by previous clients. Before we meet, we'll find out as much as we can about you, collect ideas that you have and ask for any information which we require. Our first meeting will usually be at your Bridal trial where we really get to know you and find out more about your dream wedding. We'll work together to create the perfect look for your Wedding Day, whether this is interpreting a style which you already have in mind in a way that's beautiful for you or helping with inspiration and ideas.
What do you love most about your job?
Makeup gives a real inner confidence and is also a visual expression of how your client wants to feel on their special day. It's wonderful to see a bride's face when she sees the finished look and when we receive beautiful happy photographs from the day....sometimes from the Reception itself! Being a part of someone's wedding is a real honour and you can develop a really special bond with your bride as you journey with her to the Big Day. It's the ultimate compliment to receive messages not only about your work, but also on the friendship you've formed.
What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?
Seek advice from a reputable professional regarding preparing your skin well in advance of your wedding. Don't try any new beauty products or routines in the weeks immediately before the Big Day in case you suffer any adverse reaction. Don't underestimate the importance, but simplicity of eating healthily and drinking lots of water, your skin will thank you for it!
How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?
Plan well and employ only reputable suppliers who can provide references, reviews and also insurance details. From experience, we have seen it happen all too frequently that a bride is let down by a "Makeup Artist" or other supplier at the last minute. It's really reassuring when you know that everyone around you is an experienced professional. You can rest assured that your only responsibility on the day will be to relax and enjoy yourself.