Helena Shakespeare Make-Up Artist
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Helena Shakespeare is a Freelance Makeup Artist who primarily covers the West Midlands. As bridal makeup is her favourite style, she likes to offer a thorough and bespoke bridal service.
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
Products and Services
On the Day Services
Stay Through Ceremony
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Reception
Tattoo Cover-Up Make-Up
Helena is IMA qualified, fully insured and has also studied Theatrical and Media Makeup, so she is more than qualified in creating your perfect bridal look. She prides herself on offering a thorough service from the outset. Before the trial Helena discusses your expectations with you at length to fully understand your tastes and expectations. At the trial appointment Helena discusses your theme, colour scheme and style before applying any makeup. Once she has a full understanding of your likes, only then will she begin designing your unique and bespoke 'million dollar' look with you and your bridal party. As one of the biggest days of your life Helena understands the importance of making sure that everyone in the bridal party is completely happy with their look to help the day run smoothly. As such she also offers a Brow and Lash service, which will give you an opportunity to meet long before the wedding trial. By investing in these services in the run up to your wedding day, you can be confident that your makeup will be polished and personalised with the perfect finishing touches. Being married herself, Helena understands only too well the stresses of the process leading up to your big day. The morning of her own wedding was one of her fondest memories of the day and she aims to leave every bride with those special memories to look back on.
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Married in July 2016
amazing professional... I was complimented all day
Wedding: August 2016
She was so friendly... and went out of her way
Married in September 2016
loved my makeup, Helena listened to everything
Preferred Supplier List
What is your most memorable wedding?
Every wedding I've had the pleasure of being part of is special, memorable and meaningful to the couple getting married. Weddings are all so personal and being invited to witness the excitement for their life-long love for eachother is a real privilege. However, I do love a bridal party that can have some light-hearted fun on an atmospheric morning! So I'd have to say being asked to be part of 'Marry-Oke' never fails to make me smile.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Classic and current, understated, fun, and most importantly real.
What about your business are you most proud of?
I love everything about my business. I have such a great time with my brides on their big day that I'm almost disappointed to be going home after a wonderful morning of wedding prep!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Start early and ask us suppliers for hints and tips. We've seen so much!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
There are so many hidden meanings in a wedding that, if you look closely, tell you so much about the couple and their love for eachother. It's so difficult to pick a favourite...
What do you love most about your job?
Meeting new people under such happy circumstances.
What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?
Work on getting your skin hydrated through drinking lots of water and have an enviable skin routine. It will work wonders for your makeup!
How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?
My brides always tell me that they're so chilled they could fall asleep in my chair on the day! So I guess I'm doing something right? I always try to position my set-up to face away from all the commotion of a wedding day morning.
What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?
Simply to smile and enjoy every moment!