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Professional freelance Makeup Artist based in Kent, specialising in bridal. Being fully mobile Gemma can offer you to have makeup services in the comfort of your own home or location of your choice.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£115
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Products and Services

Make-Up Artists
Pre-Wedding Trial
Mobile Services
Group Bookings
On the Day Services
Full Description
I offer the following services: Bridal Makeup, Bridesmaid Makeup, Mothers of Makeup. Trials are available being compulsory for brides but optional for the bridal party. Gemma also offers a mini makeup to up to x4 flower girls for free. This includes a little sparkle on the eyes, light blush and some lip gloss. I pride myself on my professionalism whilst still being friendly and calm on your big day. You will rarely see pictures of me as my sole focus is on my clients and brides that I have the pleasure to glam. I thoroughly enjoy being a part of such a big day and meeting all the lovely bridal parties! I also love to help out in any way I can. This can be helping your bridesmaids into their dresses, making sure your flowers are as the florist instructed, assist with buttoning up your dress and staying with you as long as I can to ensure everything runs smoothly and your makeup is done to perfection! ​ My love for high end makeup products has become an obsession of mine. In my kit you'll find brands such as: Nars, Hourglass, Armani, MAC, Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi brown, By Terry, Laura Mercier, Urban Decay, Becca and many more! ​ I am fully mobile for bookings providing you with being in the comfort of your own home. For larger bridal parties I will hire a second makeup artist or recommend someone. I work alongside makeup artists who I feel provide the same level of skill to ensure your bridal party can feel confident with either artist. I also have a recommendation list for hair stylists for brides who have booked with me but are yet to find a hairstylist. ​ I describe my style of makeup as soft but glam! For more information on my prices please visit my website.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2017
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(5)
(5)
Ellie
Married in August 2020
September 2020
'I can't thank you enough!!'
Hi Gemma! Just wanted to thank you for making me feel absolutely beautiful on my wedding day. Nothing was too much trouble and you have been so lovely so helpful and understanding since I first messaged you, all the way up till the end of the day. My makeup was perfect and exactly how I'd hoped it would be, I can't thank you enough!! xxx
Chantel Adams
Married in January 2020
September 2020
'I could not recommend Gemma enough!'
I could not recommend Gemma enough! Such a lovely lady and what an amazing talent she has. Thank you for working your magic making my bridal party and I look and feel so amazing! You are sooo talented! Honestly thank you so much for being a part of my day!
Grace Rose
Married in August 2019
September 2020
'Such an amazing job'
Thank you for doing such an amazing job with the make up for myself, my mum and bridesmaids on my wedding day. You made my younger bridesmaid feel special and she loved having her make up done! We all felt very at ease and calm during bridal prep. You coordinated with my hairdresser too so I had nothing to worry about - it was a pleasure to be pampered and I was thrilled with the way my bridal party and I looked. Thank you xx
Lauren Geater
Married in June 2019
September 2020
'Thank you Gemma! x'
Gemma and Ebony did makeup for myself and my bridal party at my wedding last month and they were fantastic! Booking with Gemma was easy and she was always very responsive to any queries I had. The trial was great, I am not good at makeup or describing what I wanted but Gemma’s fantastic knowledge of makeup and products helped to create a look that really complemented my features and skin tone. The girls were really attentive on the day and I can’t recommend them both enough! Thank you Gemma! x
Emma Harding
Married in September 2018
September 2020
'Thank you for making my day perfect x'
I have just had the most amazing wedding and 40th birthday combined celebration. I cannot fault the service , care and talent . My day was so much better because of Gemma’s professional and personal help . If you want a fabulous face for any occasion then this is the make up artist to book x from the bottom of my heart thank you for making my day perfect x
Location & Contact Details

Address

Dartford, Kent, England

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Nearest Train Station

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Accreditations / Associations (3)

VTCT level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Makeup
BTEC HND diploma in Specialist Makeup Level 4+5
VTCT level 3 Diploma in Makeup Artistry
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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Currently my most memorable wedding has to be my most recent. My last wedding before lockdown was on 14th March and my first wedding back was 20th August. I remember doing my brides makeup thinking, there is nothing more I love than this. It made me feel like I fell back in love with my job all over again and it will be a wedding I never forget knowing it was my first one back after a tough 5 months not being able to work.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Soft but glam, Bridal, Elegant and Modern.

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am proud of how much my business has grown since 2017. How it has evolved into the bridal industry. I create everything myself such as my website, invoices, accounts, booking forms etc. I feel this keeps my business personal to me and hope this also comes across to my brides.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

My number one tip is to trial everything! If you are planning something you haven't tried, done or used before you must trial it or re visit until you are 100%. It really helps to keep you calm and reassured that everything you want is and will be perfect on the big day.

What do you love most about your job?

I personally love just how much my job, being a makeup artist, can really change how someone carries themselves on the wedding day. To feel the most confident they have ever felt or the most glam and bridal they have ever felt really is what I love about what I do. I thoroughly enjoy making others feel like the best version of themselves on such a special day.

What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?

Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise. My biggest recommendation when I see brides for their trials is skin care. A good skincare routine running up to the wedding is a must. Makeup will not sit how it should if the skin hasn't been looked after. If there is anything I recommend the most it is to moisturise.

How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?

I feel my calm personality does bring a calm presence to the wedding day. I do like to get the bride sitting in my chair ready for makeup with minimal people around, so they can have 1-1 time with me and just relax and enjoy having the makeup done. This just removes them from any overwhelming situations to allow them to have a breather but also coming out looking like the glam bride they deserve to be! I also make sure there is plenty of time for all makeups and top ups to be carried out! I am usually the first to arrive and the last to leave to ensure everything runs smoothly. Nothing is too much, I often find myself helping bridesmaids into their dresses, cutting labels, prepping flowers etc.