Debra Lawrie Makeup Artist
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Debra uses animal friendly products, has trained with celebrity makeup artists and was voted NUMBER ONE freelance MUA 2018 for the Edinburgh region by Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards
Pricing & Costs
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Products and Services
On the Day Services
Stay Through Ceremony
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Reception
Congratulations on your engagement and thank you so much for checking out my page. I get so excited for each wedding I work on as every client is unique. I'm always left feeling so happy and emotional when I see my brides all dressed up and glowing from outside and within. It's amazing to feel a part of that, knowing that I have helped towards making your day extra special - it is always an honour. I like to get to know my clients and ensure that they are getting the best service, tailored to suit them and their family. I also only use 100% cruelty free products too. So if you are looking for the likes of Mac and Estee Lauder etc then unfortunately I am not the makeup artist for you. Instead I use wonderful high end products from brands such as Illamasqua, Charlotte Tilbury, Laura Mercier, Arbonne, Kiko Milano, Zoeva and Sara Hill. My brushes are also vegan friendly too. We need to look after our fluffy little friends don't we? My style of makeup can be adapted to suit what my clients want, however I am very well known for my natural looks. If you want skin to still look like skin, but also want your makeup to last all day and night, then I'm your girl. That's not to say I can't or won't do a heavier look for you - it is often a request from some of the younger bridesmaids who are used to wearing makeup often. Have a little look through some of my photos and you will get a feel for my style. On the day of your wedding I always make sure that my brides are relaxed and happy. Not only are they pampered but I also like to have a little fun with my brides - I like a bit of banter now and again. And why not, it's your wedding day!! It's just all so exciting and fun. I have been doing makeup for almost 20 years and have trained with top celebrity makeup artists in Scotland. So if you have reached reading this far and still want to know more then please get in touch. I'd love to hear from you. Debra
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Debra Lawrie
Thank you so much again for checking out my page. Please feel free to have a look at my Facebook account for reviews from other brides and clients. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, Debra
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wedding: August 2017
Debbie was fab
Debbie done my make as I was a bridesmaid for my friend earlier this year. Debbie was fab and spoke me through everything that she was doing as well as asking me if I had...
Married in January 2018
I can't recommend her enough!
I'm so glad I booked Debra for my wedding day. She arrived early, was very professional, a delight to spend time with, and took the time to make sure I got exactly what I...
Married in December 2017
The makeup was flawless, lasted all day and it did
I can’t recommend Debbie more - from my experience and the experience of bride friends, it’s not easy to get such an excellent MUA in Edinburgh. The makeup was flawless, ...
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (2)
Scottish Wedding Directory
Tie the Knot Scotland
Accreditations / Associations (1)
Academy of Makeup
Industry Awards (3)
Official Makeup Awards - runner up for best Scottish Bridal
Runner up for MUA of the year 2018, Scottish Beauty Awards
Best freelance MUA Edinburgh, Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards
What is your most memorable wedding?
I could never pick just one wedding because all the weddings I work at are just amazing and simply unique. I am so fortunate to have always had such lovely and beautiful clients, I am incredibly lucky. So thank you very much xx
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Angelic, Classy, Elegant, Exquisite, Enjoyable
What about your business are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the fact that I took the leap to get out there and work for myself. It's opened so many doors and has introduced me to amazing people, many of whom have become fantastic friends. It's just about having the faith in yourself and others and taking a risk - one which has paid off.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Enjoy it. Don't get too wrapped up in the organisation and planning, yes it needs done, but at the end of the day it's about your relationship and your future together. Focus on what's important and don't stress out about the little things.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I tend to just meet and speak with the bride and her bridal party. I like to keep in touch with my brides and help them with skin care, giving tips on how to get that natural glow before the wedding. I'm virtually always available to answer questions and help as much as possible.
What do you love most about your job?
Meeting new people and getting to know them. Then seeing them on the most important day of their lives and seeing them so happy, especially after their makeup is done and they have their dress on. I've shed a proud tear a couple of times, it's almost like being a proud mum or sister!
What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?
LOTS of water and good sleep. It's the most important thing for your skin. Trust me!
How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?
This is a good question, and an important one. I never have the bride first or last, always second last. The bride normally has a lot to do on the morning of the wedding, so I let her get that out of the way whilst I work on other members of the bridal party. It's also the last hour when a bride feels most nervous. Having the bride second last means that they are getting to feel calm and pampered, relaxing them before that final hour emerges.
What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?
The makeup I do will last all day, it's something which I am proud of. But in order to help, try not to touch or run your face. It's also handy to have the same lipstick so that you can top it up as and when you need it, but the rest of your makeup should certainly last.
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