Julie Holmes Make up Artist
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Hi, I'm a professional make up artist with over 24 years experience in the industry. I will travel to your home or venue to help you prepare for your special day.
Pricing & Costs
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Products and Services
On the Day Services
Physical Shop / Studio
How lucky am I to be able to do a job I love? Being invited to be a part of someone's special day surrounded by friends, family and lots of laughs is such a privilege! I've been working in cosmetics for about 23 years and have met so many amazing people along the way...some of which have become life long friends. Whether you like full on glam or don't wear much make up and want a natural glow, I like to let your natural beauty show through. I'm also well practised at opening champagne, doing up dresses and chasing away wasps. When I'm not weilding a makeup brush and glamming people up, I love being outdoors and spending time with my family and Buster our yellow Lab. I'm also a little bit obsessed with running and the gym, but I like to balance it out with my love of cake and wine! If you have any questions, get in touch or call me for a chat. I update my facebook page and blog with all my recent weddings so pop over and have a peek..... Speak to you soon... Jules xx
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Jules
Congratulations! I'd love to be part of your special day.....to glam you up and help keep you calm! To check my availability of or you just want more information please drop me a message Thanks Jules x
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Married in September 2018
Jules did both mine and my mums makeup for my wedding and we couldn't recommend her enough! Jules is professional, friendly and amazing at what she does. I had so many co...
Married in June 2016
She is the best.
Julie is just amazing. She always turns up with the most beautiful smile on her face. And as I was suffering from morning sickness she made me feel 100000 times better. H...
Ceri & Jonathan
Married in April 2018
Julie did my bridal makeup, mother of the bride, 3 bridesmaids and my little flower girl - we all looked and felt amazing. Julie instantly put us all at ease and is a ve...
Married in June 2017
Wonderful wedding make up artist
Julie did my make up for me and my bridesmaids in my wedding. She was amazing all round, made me feel at ease and had a laugh with us, and did our make up perfectly, whic...
Wedding: October 2017
My daughter wedding on 14th Oct 2017
Julie was truly amazing on the morning of the wedding. She not only calmed all our nerves but turned all our wedding party into film stars we all looked beautiful yet nat...
Wedding: April 2017
Bridesmaid duties 💗
I was a Bridesmaid for my best friend of over 30 years in April. Julie did all of our makeup and we were all thrilled with the results. She listened to our requests and h...
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (1)
Swansea Life, WM magazine, The Sun
Accreditations / Associations (1)
Industry Awards (1)
Nominated in Welsh National wedding awards
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What is your most memorable wedding?
The most chilled and relaxed wedding that took place in a field next to a grandparents home in The Gower which had been used for summer holidays growing up. It was full of friends and family coming and going all morning and just has such an amazing relaxed feel which definitely rubbed off on the Bride.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Classic Sophisticated Glamorous Calm Relaxed
What about your business are you most proud of?
I'm so proud of the fact I have been running my own business for the last 12 years doing something that makes me happy. I always go to work with a smile on my face because I love my job and all the gorgeous people I get to meet.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
The calmest brides I've seen have been the most organised. Use your bridesmaids wisely....give them jobs in advance for the morning of the wedding to keep things calm. Also, it always takes longer than you think to get into your dresses, so leave plenty of time and having someone to help with this who isn't going to the wedding is a life saver
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I always love handmade gifts and weddings where friends and family members have contributed to the wedding in one way or another... be it making the cake, doing the flowers or making dresses.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I mainly deal with the bride and her bridal party but its always lovely to meet the other half! If I haven't previously met at a wedding fayre, I usually meet up first of all at the make up trial run where we can discuss make up looks, timings and go through any questions the bride has.
What do you love most about your job?
I love making people smile! Its so lovely to be invited to help someone get ready for such a special day.
What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?
Don't try anything new a few weeks before the wedding and don't have your eyebrows waxed the day before the wedding....the skin needs a few days to heal and calm down.
How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?
I like to do the brides make up about an hour or so before shes due to get dressed as this is when the stress levels can start to rise . So its nice to be sat in the chair relaxing, having your face made up with a glass of bubbly chatting about honeymoon....this is the brides time to leave everyone else do the running around for last minute tasks.
What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?
Good skincare before the wedding day will help prepare the skin ready for make up. It will make the base stay flawless all day. Along with primers and setting spray. The one thing I always recommend to have to hand is a lip colour to touch up with through the day. There's a lot of eating, drinking and kissing to be done! Also blotting sheets are a must in a Summer wedding.... they blot away any shine and oil but leave the make up on the face.