Multi-Award Winning Wedding Makeup Specialist EstherMarie
"With over 30+ years of experience and knowledge of photographic makeup, I can promise to make you look picture-perfect all day long."
My service is more than just makeup; I will be there to help you with anything that you may need from the early days of planning right up to you walking down the aisle. Have a read of the information below for Wedding Trials and Wedding Days, then complete the form to get your free quote at the end of this page.
It's worth remembering that makeup not only plays a vital role to give you confidence but will ensure you look fantastic on your wedding photos as it evens out skin tone and enhances your beautiful features.
To make sure you're thrilled with your makeup and ensure a stress-free wedding morning. I highly recommend a wedding makeup trial and consultation for EVERYONE who is considering having their makeup done. I understand that everyone has a different approach to makeup, some like very natural makeup, whilst others prefer it bold. I will listen to you, explore photos and experiment with your look until you feel happy and confident. It's essential that we build a relationship, and I pride myself on getting to know you, to be relaxed but professional.
I would suggest that you book your trial no later than 3 months before your wedding as you will be busy planning and it can be not easy getting your wedding party together. You can BOOK YOUR WEDDING TRIAL ONLINE. Everyone must read pre and aftercare advice to get the most from your appointment.
I allocate 60 minutes per client for a trial ... if you wish to extend, you can purchase at £20 per hour.
Come WEARING YOUR MAKEUP and BRING PRODUCTS WITH YOU (for reference only, please do not purchase new products; I supply everything). This is so I can see how much makeup you apply and textures you use. A vast amount of time can me consumed explaining what you use, but using my 32 years of knowledge in the industry; I can look at your products in 30 seconds and know exactly what to do. I aim to ensure you are comfortable; there is nothing worse than having your makeup applied and want to remove it.
PHOTOS OF DRESSES AND SWATCHES are essential. If you really are struggling, then bring photos of what you don't like. I know that may sound crazy, but we do find it easier to say what we don't like than what we do like...
The more prepared you are for your wedding trial with all of the above, the more you will enjoy the experience and get exactly what you are looking for. On your big day, we can tweak shades (self-tan application, for example) and textures as we will have done all the trial preparation.
If you cannot get all your wedding party together, you can book over 2 dates but try and get everyone on the same date; it's very enjoyable and relaxing. I provide tea, coffee, water or wine, and you might pick up a few makeup tips too! Book your trial using my online diary.
The cost is £60; this includes full consultation and application of looks for Bride +2. If there are 4 or more in your party, just keep adding £20 per extra person, so a party of 4 would be £80 and so on.
The location is at my professional studio, Ellastone, on the Derbyshire and Staffordshire border.
Please remember that I do not hold your wedding date till you have paid your booking fee.
As a professional wedding makeup artist, I use a wide range of handpicked products to create each bride's individual look. I use only top-quality products that are used at the National TV Awards and the British Soap Awards, so you are definitely getting the very best. If you are sensitive, I work with a range of products created by a Consultant Dermatologist that are very ethical and have amazing calming properties. I have my own range of EstherMarie skincare: VEGAN working with essential oils and natural ingredients. They prove a real hit with brides as they are amazing on your skin, but the essential oils are chosen for their calming and detoxing properties.
All my services are available for just the bride or the entire bridal party - bridesmaids, mothers of the Bride and groom and special guests. I also do lashes, brows and facials too that can be linked to your booking.
I only do one wedding a day, so I will work around your times. I will help you get into your dresses and anything else I can help your wedding party with. I won't leave you till you are fully ready. A Guideline for makeup application and strip lashes is One hour; however, this can be increased or decreased depending on your day's agenda.
GETTING MARRIED ABROAD OR WOULD LIKE TO DO YOUR OWN MAKEUP?
Alternatively, I can offer 3-hour wedding makeup lessons starting from £20 as a group or £60 for an individual. Great if you are going abroad or want to reduce costs, time and dates can be tailor-made to suit you. Here are my services link and online diary.
All products and tools are supplied, and if you want to purchase them, you can get them from me at your trial, on the day or from the EstherMarie shop.