The 10 Best Wedding Makeup Artists in Bristol

In order to look your best on your wedding day, you need to take a look at the 10 best Wedding Makeup Artists in Bristol. Good makeup artists are easy to come by… but it’s the great ones that we’re after for your perfect day. 

Only some of us are blessed with beautifully clear skin, despite the gallons of water we may drink on the run up to our wedding day. Sometimes a little touch of concealer and colour correction will be all you need. Take a look at our favourite makeup artists in Bristol, who can advise you on how to execute the perfect wedding “wow” look.

Elle is a professionally trained makeup artist who has been working in Bristol since 2006. With experience of working in the fashion and beauty industries, Elle has the knowledge of how both sectors interlink. Your dress, makeup, hair and wedding theme will all need to tie together to create a seamless whole. 

Elle has over 1000 weddings under her belt. Doing bridal makeup has become second nature to her, so best believe you’re in a trustworthy pair of hands here. Elle’s style focuses on accentuating your natural beauty rather than creating a mask of makeup. Whether it’s barely there radiance or a more glamorous and sculpted look, she has the expertise to add a wedding glow. 

Find out more about Elle Hitchens here.

Makeup is something that is so personal. Each bride has a different type of complexion. Skin tone, skin texture, acne scarring, breakouts, and oiliness… every bride requires a makeup look that is tailored to them. 

Annabella is a freelance Bristol makeup artist with 15 years of experience working across the UK and abroad. She loves her job and loves to empower women to become their best, most confident selves. After studying at the London College of Fashion, Annabella honed her craft whilst working for MAC Cosmetics. She felt a deep connection to MAC’s ethos: they love to show diversity and encourage artists to break the mould. It’s this drive of authenticity that continues to fuel Annabella’s makeup passion. 

Find out more about By Annabella here.

The Beauty Retreat Bristol is an up-and-coming makeup studio and beauty salon in the Stapleton area of bristol. Relax in this tranquil hideaway and escape from the hustle and bustle of wedding planning life. The salon has been specifically designed to provide privacy to you.

A wide range of beauty treatments are on offer for both men and women here. This is one of the only salons in Bristol to have a “Just For Men” treatment menu too… a great excuse to drop hints for your partner to get a mani or pedi before the wedding. You can look forward to exceptional service and customer care. From your very first bridal makeup trial, you will feel pampered and well looked after. 

Click on the image below to see the affordable makeup options for the bride, mother of the bride, bridesmaids, and flower girls. 

Find out more about The Beauty Retreat Bristol here.

Evie spends her time between the beautiful city of Bristol and a bustling London location. She claims to be “the geekiest makeup artist on the planet” as she has a minor obsession with astrophysics and the universe.

Step into a style galaxy that you’ve not explored before, and let Evie give you a makeup look that is out of this world. She’s been giving brides that stardust glow for almost 8 years, and she loves to collaborate with a bride that will give her creative freedom. Evie believes that your makeup should tell a story. That’s why she’d love to get to know you. Why not give her a call?

Find out more about Evie Smith here.

Jessica is a multi award-winning bridal makeup artist based in Bristol. Whatever style of makeup you desire, Jessica can deliver it. From classic and natural, to contemporary and OTT glam… the possibilities are endless. 

Your wedding day will be nothing but relaxing as the top makeup brands are used to sculpt your face and draw attention to your main features. Jessica loves to use professional cosmetic lines such as MAC, Illamasqua, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown. The main goal is for the client to enjoy themselves, and to leave the chair feeling like they’ve had the celebrity treatment. 

Find out more about Jessica Mills Makeup Artist here.

Kathryn is the professionally trained, freelance makeup artist behind the Powder & Paint brand. She has more than 12 years of makeup experience under her bridal belt, and it’s clear to see. 

She offers High Definition Airbrush Makeup, and uses only the finest products from MAC, Chanel, Dior, Laura Mercier, NARS, Charlotte Tilbury, Anastasia Beverley Hills, Bobbi Brown and Urban Decay. All the brands you know and love. They’ve been picked for their durability and suitability for bridal makeup. You want your makeup to last all day… and all night too!

Find out more about Powder & Paint here.

Looking for something a little exclusive? Jordan Smith has had extensive training in theatrical and media makeup, and has also worked for Chanel and Bobbi Brown as a full time makeup artist. Her diverse training means that she has a creative edge to her work. It’s this kind of subtle statement that will really make you stand out on your wedding day.

Jordan specialises in weddings, special occasions, fashion, editorial, special effects and theatrical makeup. She has the skill set available for those with a quirky twist added on to their wedding. Zombie theme? Vintage glamour? Alice in Wonderland inspired? Jordan can create the look in a professional and affordable way for you.

Find out more about Jordan Smith Makeup here.

You need a stand-out makeup look that is tailored to your personal style. Alex offers a personal and bespoke service that will align with your individual preferences. 

You can contact Alex to arrange your bridal trial, which is an exciting first step to discovering your look. It’s a great chance to see how the products will wear on your skin over time. Don’t be afraid to go out, eat, laugh and have fun… this is exactly what you’ll be doing on your wedding day too. You can also experiment with how the makeup will look when photographed, and then adaptations can be made if needed. 

Find out more about Alex Niven Makeup here.

Booking a makeup artist is like conjuring a magic genie. They’ll turn your wishes into reality, and bless you with makeup skills that can’t quite be described using mere language. Emily is the artist to take all the stress away on your wedding morning, and turn you into the belle of the ball. 

Forget the worries about what foundation will suit you, whether you need waterproof mascara, or long-lasting makeup. Emily can do this all for you. Her style? She works with the natural you, and enhances it. More is less when creating an elegant and sophisticated bridal look. Check out some of her work below.

Find out more about Beauty by Emily Faith here.

With over 14 years experience in the fashion and beauty industry, Aldona is a specialist in bridal makeup. She covers the Bristol, Bath and Somerset area. Her work has been featured in VOGUE, HELLO!, OK! and Perfect Wedding. 

Her client list is full to the brim of olympians, including Amy Williams (Skeleton Gold Medallist/ Gadget Show Presenter/ BBC Sport Commentator) and Samantha Murray (Double Olympian/ Silver Medallist/ World Champion). 

Find out more about Aldona Francis Makeup Artist here.