Nicola Stevenson Makeup Artist

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COVID-19 Update
At the moment (March 2021) my business is temporarily closed for any makeup applications due to ongoing current restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please feel free to contact me for any enquiries and future wedding bookings that will be due to take place from May 2021 onward. Thank you, Nicola
I am a fully qualified, experienced and BABTAC insured makeup artist who offers a mobile service for weddings or special occasions such as hen parties all over the Highlands of Scotland.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£50
Details

Products and Services

Stay Through Ceremony
Make-Up Artists
Stay Through Reception
Pre-Wedding Trial
Mobile Services
Stay Through Dancing
Tattoo Cover-Up Make-Up
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Group Bookings
On the Day Services
Full Description
I have a genuine passion for makeup and provide a bespoke makeup service for you the bride and your bridal party on one of the most important days of your life. I have carefully selected luxury and cruelty free products within my professional makeup kit to ensure that the makeup that I apply will look as flawless in person as it does in your photographs. I can ensure through me choosing high quality products with added longevity that the makeup that I apply will last from the morning right through until after the evening reception. I can cater for all styles of makeup application to suit your individual requirements or tastes from subtle, vintage to a more glamorous look. I always recommend a trial prior to the wedding so that we can work together to achieve the vision that you as the bride has for your wedding day. I am also a qualified Beauty Therapist so can also recommend a skin care regime or products to optimise skin condition on the run up to the wedding to ensure that the makeup will look as flawless as it can be.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Nicola Stevenson Makeup Artist
Thank you for your interest in my wedding makeup services via my Bridebook profile. If you would like some further information please do not hesitate to request further and I can send you my wedding information pack which includes details of my pricing plus other information that you may find useful when you are in the initial stages of looking for your makeup artist. Regards, Nicola

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2017
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(28)
(28)
Melissa Jordan
Married in February 2020
February 2020
Nicola was an absolute joy to be around!
Nicola was an absolute joy to be around and really helped to set the tone for the morning of my beautiful Scottish elopement. Right from the first contact, she was helpful and professional and she put me completely at ease. My make up looked absolutely perfect and lasted all day (which for an outdoor wedding in February is quite an achievement). I honestly couldn't recommend her highly enough.. Thank you for being part of my special day Professional products · Perfect for weddings · Amazing results · Professional make-up artist
Wendy Sylvester
Married in February 2020
February 2021
Nicola is genuinely really talented.
Nicola is genuinely really talented. She listens to what you want and delivers it. My make up was really natural looking and not caked on like I've experienced on other occasions. She understands colours and matching and explains what she is doing and using every step of the way. Her H&S standards are extremely professional. I would highly recommend her.
Abby Sturrock
Wedding: November 2019
November 2019
Nicola was truly fantastic.
I booked in with Nicola for makeup before a friends wedding & she was truly fantastic! So friendly and attentive, I absolutely loved my makeup & would definitely book with Nicola again. Thank you so much!
Caroline McQueen-Stewart
Married in November 2019
November 2019
I have never felt so beautiful in my life!
Nicola came to do the makeup for myself and my Bridal Party on October 26th 2019 at the Nethybridge Hotel. From start to finish Nicola made us all feel calm, she talked us through what she was doing and asked if there were any special looks we were going for. She even managed to squeeze in one of my Bridesmaids at the last minute as she had forgotten to bring her own makeup! One of the most important aspects to me was that Nicola only uses products that are not tested on animals which was really important to me. The end results were spectacular, I have never felt so beautiful in my life! My husband even asked "how come you can't look like that every day" 🤣 Also I really want to wear those lashes for the rest of my life, and this is from a first-time faux eyelash wearer! Thank you Nicola for making me look so beautiful on my special day.
Elaine Mackenzie
Married in September 2019
September 2019
I would have no hesitation in recommending Nicola!
Nicola came to do my wedding make up at home and she was absolutely fantastic. Very efficient and made sure everyone was happy. I received lots of lovely comments about it too, I would have no hesitation in recommending Nicola.
Alison Higgins
Wedding: September 2019
September 2019
Nicola was fabulous and very professional.
Nicola came to do our make up for my sisters wedding. She was fabulous and very professional. We started very early in the morning & were efficiently done one after each other. She must be amazing because we all looked amazing Highly recommend her. Professional make-up artist
Location & Contact Details

Address

Grantown-on-Spey, Highland, PH26 3HX, Scotland

Travel Notes

I am based 14 miles from Aviemore in Grantown-on-Spey however, as I provide a mobile service I can travel all over Scotland including any bookings that may require an overnight stay so that I am there early and ready for your wedding morning or are outwith my immediate area of the Scottish Highlands.

Nearest Town

Aviemore

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A9

Nearest Train Station

Aviemore Train Station

Nearest Airport

Inverness

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

I was booked to be part of a wedding for the beautiful bride who was eloping with her husband to be and it was only myself and the hairdresser who were present to help them get ready for their big day. It was such an honour to be part of the most important day with them as no family or friends were present and I assisted my bride into her dress so I was on hand to help her to get ready outwith her makeup application. Such a beautiful couple married in the perfect venue on such a stunning day.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Elegant, bespoke, flawless, glowing and classic

What about your business are you most proud of?

That I have been booked by the loveliest of brides and bridal parties to provide makeup for them on one of the most special days. I have many five star reviews on my Facebook page from previous happy bridal parties. I am proud that my business is going from strength to strength all due to the fantastic clients that I have who book me to provide makeup for them.

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

To not leave booking your makeup artist too late as they may not have availability for your chosen date and to ensure that there is still enough time to organise a trial prior to the wedding day.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I have seen so many personal touches at a wedding but I love it when I am applying wedding makeup and the bride gives gifts to her bridal party and her mum to give them a momento of being part of her day and that they are very important to her which always gets the tears flowing including me at times!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I generally will deal with the bride directly and don't tend to find that many grooms are involved with the process of booking my makeup services however, I am more than happy to provide any information that is requested to bride, groom as well as any member of the bridal party. I will generally receive an enquiry either by Facebook message, Bridebook or by e-mail and I will ensure that I respond in a prompt manner (48 hours where possible) and provide all pricing information as well as discussing your requirements for your makeup application as well as the other members of the bridal party. I will also discuss the finer details of the booking process including payment of the booking fee, issuing of a contract and organising a bridal makeup trial.

What do you love most about your job?

I love to meet all my brides and bridal parties and can use the luxury makeup brands that I have in my professional kit to enhance a persons natural beauty. Make up should not be a mask and should be used correctly to enhance a persons best features while still ensuring that you all feel like the most flawless version of yourselves and comfortable throughout the whole day.

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

My number one beauty tip for you as the bride as well as any members of the bridal party would be to focus on your skin care routine on the run up to the wedding. Using the correct skincare, regular facials and exfoliation will ensure that your skin is in optimum condition which will add to the flawless application of makeup on the your wedding day.

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

I like to discuss prior to my arrival the time that I will be there to set up my kit and when I need to start applying the first makeup application so that we can all feel relaxed. I leave at least an hour per person for makeup application and I also to finish all makeup applications at least an hour before you and your bridal party need to be getting into your dresses so that no part of the makeup applications feel rushed. It also gives you all an hour to relax and enjoy what is such a special day before needing to leave for the church or wedding venue.

What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?

I would say that you may wish to have a small powder compact or blotting papers for any small touch ups that may be required throughout the day and also the lip products that are used at the trial so that you can touch up throughout the day or evening after eating or drinking.