Here's what my real life brides have to say about my services...
"I felt beautiful and confident!"
Trusting someone else to do your makeup is really hard to do – especially on the biggest day of your life. One of the best decisions I made (apart from agreeing to marry my husband!) was hiring Susie.
It’s very nerve racking knowing that people are going to be staring at you and taking lots of pictures – all of which make me feel slightly uncomfortable. But thanks to Susie; she captured my personality perfectly in my makeup and helped me feel my absolute best.
I highly recommend Susie – I really couldn’t have asked for someone better on the day and cannot thank her enough for giving me the confidence to walk down that aisle feeling like a million dollars!
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"Susie listened to my ideas and knew exactly what I wanted. It was spot on!"
What can I say..... Susie was just perfect.
Leading up to the wedding she was in regular contact with me giving lots of advice and tips, especially on how to prepare my skin for the big day and combat some of my complexion niggles! I was thrilled with my natural makeup look that lasted all day and looked so good in the photos. Susie got it spot on!
The morning of the wedding was so relaxed with Susie about. Her skills, patience and expertise made everyone so calm. Both with the pre-day guidance and her presence on the day, her services throughout were over and above, being great value for money. Susie is a wedding day essential.
"Susie was a delight to work with!"
Susie is fun, friendly and easy to get on with.
She was happy to give up her time to get it right, listened and made copious notes about my preferences. She was also completely transparent about costs which many other people I spoke to were not.
On the day she was amazing, cool, calm and collected and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for your wedding makeup and hair.
"Susie is a magician. I am recommending her to everyone
What can I've had my makeup done professionally a couple of times before but every time I've hated it because they have used way too much make up on my face and made me look 20 years older than I am. This was not the case with Susie!
During the trial she was so collaborative and focussed on exactly what I wanted, it really put me at ease. I was impressed by her attention to detail which was phenomenal. Susie also has expert knowledge on what would work best for you, for the lighting, and what looks great in photos.
I'm usually a pretty relaxed person but I was very nervous (as most people are!) on the morning of the wedding. Susie was totally unflappable, a voice of calm in a place where there was a lot of other people rushing around, adding to my nerves. She's calm, composed, but at the same time incredibly warm and reassuring.
Susie was indispensable on the morning of the wedding! She made me look AMAZING and the best possible version of myself, my makeup stayed on perfectly all day and for that I will be eternally grateful.
"Susie was brilliant. Styling two brides in two locations; she was gracefully accommodating and a calm influence in chaos."
We were so glad to have chosen Susie to do our hair & make-up. One of us rarely ever wears make-up while the other goes for a natural look so we were looking for a stylist who would understand that. Having heard horror stories of how one make-up artist's 'natural' look was so caked on it ended up being removed by the bride before she made it to the church, we were a little apprehensive about even paying for anyone else to do our make-up, but we needn't have worried at all. From start to finish, Susie listened to us and didn't intimidate us by taking us out of our comfort zone. She patiently listened to ever-changing ideas (high or low bun? Flowers or no flowers?!) and was very flexible. On the day, Susie worked her magic to turn us (two ever so slightly perfectionist, Virgo brides!) into beauties whilst also making sure we remained true to ourselves. Thanks Susie - you're awesome!
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"She made my dream wedding look come true."
From the very first email exchange onwards Susie listened carefully and patiently to my wishes and concerns. She was always on hand with plenty of advice and I felt like I could ask any question, any time.
Even though I only had a brief idea of what I wanted before my trial, Susie designed a stunning wedding day look which I loved! Her suggestion of wearing red lipstick matched our scheme so well, that a month before the wedding we decided to add red to the groom's and groomsmen's outfits.
On the morning of the wedding Susie was calm and reassuring and made the bridal preparations fly by! My makeup and hair held incredibly well through a long wedding day (upwards of 13 hours after leaving for church!) Everyone complimented me on how beautiful my wedding look was. I would recommend Susie with all my heart!
"It looked better than I could have ever imagined, stayed put all day and everybody said how lovely it was!"
Susie was very knowledgeable, friendly and easy to get along with. She listened to what I wanted and made it happen. She is very easy going which made me feel really relaxed (this is very important on your wedding day!)
Susie is very good at what she does, she spent as long as I needed at my trial until we got the look right and on the day I was over the moon with the end result.
Being somebody who doesn't wear much makeup she made me look much better than normal but without feeling like I had loads of makeup caked on my face. Thank you so much again and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Susie in future!
"Susie can perfectly capture what you want."
I looked at a variety of websites and makeup artists but Susie was always my first choice.
I liked Susie because her personality shows through on her website. It was clear from the photos that she is able to do a variety of styles of makeup - some makeup artists seem to have only one look that they do well - but at my trial she proved that she is very versatile.
Susie is good fun to talk to and so knowledgeable about makeup and beauty in general. She’s also great in an advisory role for people who aren't sure what they want! I would recommend Susie to anyone and I will follow her tips for how to look my best in all aspects of my life.
"My goodness did she do it! It was so perfectly done and gave me all the confidence I needed."
Susie was my wedding essential. I can't believe I almost attempted the day without her. From the very first time I contacted her, I felt that I was being supported by an expert in area I am really clueless about! I don't wear makeup as a matter of course, but really didn't want to have to think about it on my wedding day.
Susie was amazing with all her advice and preparation. The trial was so much fun and gave me all the confidence I needed to know. On the big day all I had to do was wash and wait for her to do the rest. Walking into that room with all those people looking at you; I never even thought about it until I was there. Scary stuff but with Susie’s help I knew I was at my very best! Thank you so much.
“I lost all of my nerves as Susie was so calm and confident in everything that she was doing, as well as keeping an eye on the time so I didn’t have to!”
I think my biggest worry was whether I really knew exactly what I wanted, and how I would get what I thought it was across, without really knowing what it was myself! But the trial was really fun and Susie completely nailed it straight away so there was no need to worry at all for my wedding day. The whole process was much easier than I thought it was going to be and that was all down to Susie being so friendly, calm and professional.
On the big day, Susie created a fun and relaxed environment. I loved all of my bridesmaids getting ready together in the same room, watching each other have our hair and makeup done! I would definitely recommend Susie without a doubt; she really knows what she’s doing and has such a great attitude about it.
"Susie took away the stress of making myself look good!"
My biggest worry about hiring a makeup and hair artist was that I didn’t want to not look like myself on the big day.
I was worried that too much makeup would make me look older. Susie just enhanced my best bits, the makeup looked really natural! And my hair was just like the pictures I’d sent her on Pinterest boards I’d been lusting over.
Susie is relaxed and friendly; she’ll listen to what you want and is happy to change and modify until you are totally happy.
On my wedding day it was really relaxing sitting in the chair and letting someone else take control for an hour or two. She made me, my bridesmaid and my mum feel like the best versions of ourselves!
"She has the ability to make you look your best!"
I chose Susie for my big day makeup and hair because I was impressed by her calm and reassuring persona. I really enjoyed the reviews on her website and her quick, polite email responses too.
Susie is amazing and she made me look my absolute best! She also managed to fit in my large bridal party without anything feeling rushed (although we had quite tight timings!) and brilliant at working with young flower girls too!
"When I look back at my photos, I'm so grateful."
I’m not really a makeup person so had no idea what I wanted on my wedding day, Susie totally understood and put me at ease from the very beginning, she knew exactly what would suit me when I was clueless.
On the day itself she was an oasis of calm in all the madness of getting ready.
I was so pleased with the natural look she created and every time I look back at my wedding pictures I’m so grateful to Susie and her expertise with a make-up brush, I have recommended her to everyone I know who is getting married since!
"She did a brilliant job on my wedding day!"
I chose Susie because of her creative flair; I really felt that she was a makeup and hair 'artist' rather than simply a beautician.
She has a thoroughly professional approach and is also a lovely, warm person, which put me at ease. It was a perfect day and I felt amazing thanks to her skills!
"She helped me to feel calm and relaxed on the day!"
Susie did beautiful hair and makeup for my bridesmaids and me. We were all so pleased with the finished looks and had many compliments from people throughout the day!
She helped me to feel at ease, the trial was certainly part of that, but also the small touches she added too - such as the lavender she sprayed on her wrists when she sensed my nerves were starting to build.
The day was full of happiness, smiles, laughter and sunshine - we were so lucky on that front!
Thanks again and I will definitely recommend you to anyone in the future.
"The wedding prep was one of the most enjoyable bits of my day!"
I was fairly convinced that only I would know how to do my makeup and understand my skin (and I can be quite picky!). But my hair and makeup trial with Susie came out just like I wanted it! After walking around the full day to 'test' the staying power, I loved the outcome and I still looked like me, but better.
On the wedding morning, it was a full room (with my four bridesmaids, photographer and parents), yet Susie worked around this very well. I was a nervous wreck and had very little sleep the night before; she made me feel relaxed and comfortable.
I was so proud to show off my look walking down the aisle and I got so many compliments! Susie uses good quality products, has a great eye for detail and translates ideas into the perfect look. She is also enjoyable to work with (especially considering how close to my face she needed to get!). I have actually already recommended her to someone as they had seen my pictures and were impressed by her work.
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