Rebecca Frances Makeup Artist

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Rebecca Frances is an award winning makeup artist that provides luxury makeup design and application to brides throughout the Midlands.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£210
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Products and Services

Make-Up Artists
Stay Through Reception
Stay Through Ceremony
Stay Through Dancing
Pre-Wedding Trial
Mobile Services
On the Day Services
Full Description
London trained at the Jemma Kidd Makeup School, she was the first graduate to ever achieve a distinction grade on completion of the course. In her career so far, Rebecca has worked multiple seasons backstage at London and Paris Fashion Week, and has worked with television personalities and actors. Making up stars for the National Television Awards, the cast of The Only Way Is Essex, and cast of Hollyoaks are also amongst her works to date. In March 2009 Rebecca was announced Young Makeup Artist of the Year, and Winner of the Makeup Specialist of the Year award in 2011, both with Professional Beauty Magazine. Rebecca was announced as a finalist for Best Makeup Artist in the West Midlands at the Wedding Industry Awards in 2014 and 2015. Her most recent achievement includes being named Best Wedding Makeup Artist in the United Kingdom by Destination Weddings Magazine.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rebecca
Your Wedding Day is one of the most special days of your life, and as the centre of attention you will want to look and feel at your most beautiful. I understand that every bride has a vision of how they desire to look for their wedding, and it is my absolute pleasure to offer a bespoke service to create that flawless look to ensure you look as special on the outside as you feel on the inside.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2007
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
(129)
Gabriella Millington
Married in December 2019
January 2020
Best Decision I Made for My Wedding!!
Rebecca did my wedding make up December 2019 and honestly I don't even know where to start! I'm very minimal with my everyday make up (just bb cream, blush and mascara really!) so I was quite nervous about having my make up done professionally in case I ended up not even looking like myself. I really didn't need to worry though - Rebecca and I had a great chat at my trial before she even started applying make up and with her extensive experience she had so much great advice and ideas. On the day Rebecca was just like having an extra friend there and the whole process was so just so relaxed and easy. Unfortunately I don't live locally but if I did I would 100% be going to Rebecca anytime I needed my make up doing - she's genuinely excellent at her job and a generally lovely person whose Instagram I now stalk routinely and secretly wish was my best friend haha..! Honestly though, book Rebecca for your wedding - there's enough other planning to do and this is one choice you definitely don't need to stress about.
Rachel Starbuck
Married in December 2019
January 2020
Best and easiest decision for my wedding was asking Rebecca to do my makeup!
Rebecca has done my makeup so many times over the years (photo shoots/ my prom/ 18th birthday/ sisters wedding), so when it came to my wedding there was no questions asked on who I wanted to do my makeup. Rebecca is incredibly professional, lovely to have around and also made me feel better than my best on my big day. I couldn’t recommend her enough! Thank you so much Rebecca and I look forward to seeing you again in the future!!
Darya
Married in December 2019
January 2020
Best make-up artist ever!
I had my wedding in Dec 2019 and Rebecca did my make-up and 2 of my bridesmaids. I found Rebecca through Instagram and knew straight away that I wanted her to do my wedding make-up! From our initial communication she was very helpful with lots of information and I could tell already she was such a lovely person! She even sent me a little something in the post after booking, which was so touching! I've never had my make-up done professionally before and I usually stick to the same make-up brands, so I was a little nervous before the trial, but Rebecca put me at ease from the very beginning and we just chatted the whole time and I loved the result. Communication was good and there were a few things I wanted slightly differently for the day which Rebecca made notes on and this was all picked up on for the actual day. On the actual wedding day, the results were absolutely amazing and I had so many compliments, the make-up lasted all day as well, so much so that I left my eye make-up on until breakfast the next day and it still looked just as fresh! One of my bridesmaids was also very conscious about her skin coverage and Rebecca did such an amazing job, my bridesmaid called her a miracle worker! She honestly just felt like a friend on the morning and was with me until the very end, I can't thank you enough, you really are the best at your job, thank you so much!!
Darya
Married in December 2019
January 2020
Best make-up artist ever!
I had my wedding in Dec 2019 and Rebecca did my make-up and 2 of my bridesmaids. I found Rebecca through Instagram and knew straight away that I wanted her to do my wedding make-up! From our initial communication she was very helpful with lots of information and I could tell already she was such a lovely person! She even sent me a little something in the post after booking, which was so touching! I've never had my make-up done professionally before and I usually stick to the same make-up brands, so I was a little nervous before the trial, but Rebecca put me at ease from the very beginning and we just chatted the whole time and I loved the result. Communication was good and there were a few things I wanted slightly differently for the day which Rebecca made notes on and this was all picked up on for the actual day. On the actual wedding day, the results were absolutely amazing and I had so many compliments, the make-up lasted all day as well, so much so that I left my eye make-up on until breakfast the next day and it still looked just as fresh! One of my bridesmaids was also very conscious about her skin coverage and Rebecca did such an amazing job, my bridesmaid called her a miracle worker! She honestly just felt like a friend on the morning and was with me until the very end, I can't thank you enough, you really are the best at your job, thank you so much!!
Lucy Tyler
Married in October 2019
January 2020
Rebecca is the best out there!
Rebecca did my wedding day makeup in Oct 2019… And what can I say?! She is a pure genius!!  When I first got engaged, a few people advised that I book Rebecca asap, so I did (even before I fully booked the church haha!) Rebecca actually did my makeup at my sister's wedding the year before and on both occasions she did not disappoint.  So many guests at my wedding commented on my makeup - it didn't budge all day!! Rebecca is the sweetest lady who is an absolute joy to be around! On a very nerve racking day, Rebecca made me feel calm and truly truly beautiful!  My sister, mom and myself will definitely be booking Rebecca for future occasions! Xxx
Lauren Lainsbury
Married in September 2019
October 2019
Made My Day Even More Perfect!!
Rebecca is fabulous is every way! She made myself and my mum look absolutely amazing for my wedding day! From the moment I met her she made me feel so comfortable and was absolutely lovely and I felt like I had known her forever. She nailed exactly what I wanted for my make up in my trial after a brief explanation of the look I wanted which took place in her beautiful house! She was so lovely and professional and I literally couldn't of asked for anyone better to do my make up for my wedding day. She was a joy to have there on the morning of my wedding as she has a calm and positive presence which is what you need on the morning of your wedding. She let me know when she was on route to the venue via a travel app which I thought was such a good touch. She did everything I asked for and more and I had comments all day and evening on how fabulous my make up was. My day would not have been the same without her! Thank you so much! Xx
Location & Contact Details

Address

Graham Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 3JR, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (4)

Rock My Wedding
Your West Midlands Wedding Magazine
Destination Weddings Magazine
BRIDES Magazine

Industry Awards (3)

Young Makeup Artist of the Year 2009, in association with Clotheshow Live
Best UK Wedding Makeup Artist, Destination Weddings Magazine 2015
Makeup Specialist of the Year 2011, Professional Beauty Magazine
FAQ
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Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Elegant, Clean, Contemporary, Pretty, Timeless

What about your business are you most proud of?

Being named Best UK Wedding Makeup Artist 2015 by Destination Weddings magazine

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

Take your time to carefully select your suppliers, it's not a process you want to rush and regret. Ensure you do your research and read their reviews!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Before the day of the trial, I encourage my clients to visualise how they'd like to look on their big day, suggesting to browse websites for inspiration such as Pinterest. I hope to stir up their excitement for the trial itself at which we can talk through ideas and preferences. At the trial I ask a lot of questions to gain a thorough understanding of my clients' needs and preferences, to gain an insight in to them as a person, and of course to hear all about the wedding details! I use the trial as my opportunity to build a rapport with my clients, and with my love of teaching makeup application I'll find myself naturally talking through the process as I'm going, offering advice where it's needed and explaining 'why' and 'how' I'm using certain products in certain ways to compliment them as an individual. Bridal party makeups will also be discussed to give me a clear idea of what the bride wants for her bridal party, ensuring a smooth running wedding morning. I let my clients know that if any tweaks need to be made to the look on first reveal that's absolutely fine, and reassure them that I will stay as long as necessary to ensure they're 100% happy with the final look. For this reason I do not allocate a set time for trials. Once the final look is decided upon, I take pictures and notes of exactly what products were used and how they were applied for my Wedding Day reference. A few days before the wedding I text my clients a little message to remind them of my arrival time at the venue. As per the trial, I also text when I am on my way on the Wedding Day itself to help my clients feel relaxed on what can sometimes be chaotic mornings! On arrival, I set up promptly and set to work on the previously worked out schedule. Once all makeups are finished I always wait until the bride is in her dress to touch up the makeups if needed to ensure the whole bridal party look immaculate right up until the last minute. As a makeup artist, my job can quite often involve helping put the brides shoes on, doing up the dress, putting in the veil, dressing the flower girl, putting on the brides jewellery, making them breakfast, pinning the mums' button holes, the list really is endless. I go over and above the job description for my clients, because I just LOVE everything about my job and the wedding morning process, I am an extra pair of hands for absolutely any job I may be needed for up until I leave. I'll always check to make sure my brides makeup looks immaculate in the photographers lens as those are the photos which are going to last her a lifetime.

What do you love most about your job?

Getting to meet such a variety of people and designing individual looks to suit their exact needs. It's hard not to love a job where you're surrounded by people of the happiest day of their lives!

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

OIL! Ladies, whether you're a dry, oily (yes, really!), or combination skin type, now is the time to introduce a cleansing oil in to your current routine. I promise you, you won't regret it.

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

Keep her laughing, and reassure her every step of the way.

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

A great makeup artist should ensure that minimal touch ups are required throughout the day, however for brides that may want to add a little extra drama to take their makeup from day to night, something as simple as adding a slick of liner to the waterline can work wonders...Or you can enquire about my Pro Touch Up Service :)