Sara, May 2013
I only decided that I was not going to do my own make up a few weeks before the big day. As my beauty knowledge & make up collection is fairly limited I was worried about hiring somebody who may be overwhelming. However my concerns completely disappeared the moment I answered the door to Lorraine!
Lorraine was so warm & friendly I was instantly at ease when she arrived for the trail, she is extremely professional & knowledgeable, she talked through & showed me some different styles step by step. I asked lorraine to show me some different eye make up styles which she created wonderfully. Although I then decided on the first style Lorraine had showed me she really didn’t appear to mind & nothing was rushed. I felt assured that for the day Lorraine would do a great job & I wasn’t wrong.
On the morning of the wedding Lorraine arrived in plenty of time, in fact I was late coming from the hairdressers & worried I was late for her. However Lorraine was so reassuring & calm, she had even been reading my 3 year old niece a story whilst the rest of the family sorted some breakfast!
The make up Lorraine created for the day was spot on & I really could not have asked for anything more. The make up showed up so well in our pictures & stayed put all day it really did make a special day just perfect.
I would definitely use Lorraine again for any make up or beauty needs & my niece is still talking about the lovely make up lady who read her a story.
All in all Lorraine came across as a really lovely person, a true professional in what she creates & the ways she relates to customers. Just what a girl needs on the morning of her wedding!!!
I would definitely recommend Lorraine to anybody!
Sarah, Aug 2012
I didn’t know where to even start looking when it came to a make up artist for my wedding day I just knew I didn’t want to do it myself. I had been to so many wedding fayres and seen so many different people telling me so many different things that I should/shouldn’t do. However when I met Lorraine she did not seem pushy or bossy with me just friendly and someone that I could just chat to about it all.
I organised a trial with her and was very impressed. She went through a whole skin care routine with me to help my skin look its best and recommended products for me to try. When it came to the make up I didn’t know what I wanted apart from simple and something that would last all day. She did my make up and showed me everything she was doing along the way which made me feel at ease. I wasn’t afraid to say if I didn’t like anything and Lorraine just made simple changes to suit me. I knew as well that I wanted individual eyelash extensions as this way if I cried on the day I would not have make up all down my face. I had never had them before so I was nervous about someone being that close to my eye with glue. As each one went on I looked in the mirror to see the effect that they gave. I loved them, they were so natural looking and made my eyes look fabulous! I had my trial done in the morning to see if the make up would last like I wanted it to as I was getting married in the morning, it still looked flawless at night and I didn’t want to take it off!! My eyelashes lasted over a week and still looked amazing when I had them taken off. I knew then that I wanted Lorraine to be part of my special day to do my make up. After chatting I mentioned about needing an eyebrow wax and didn’t realise Lorraine did waxing. I let her do them and was pleased as she talked about the shape I wanted where as most places just wax it off. The day of my wedding came and Lorraine arrived at my house and offered to make drinks or do anything she could to help out before we got started. There was myself and 2 adult bridesmaids. My bridesmaids had not had a trial so I was hoping that they would be fine with what they wanted. Because Lorraine allowed time to talk to them first she did their make up and they looked amazing. It wasn’t like having a make up artist that you don’t know in your home it was like having one of the girls around to do your make up. Mine and my bridesmaids make up lasted all day and did not move, it was the natural, flawless look I wanted and looked great on pictures. I still keep in touch with Lorraine to do waxing, skincare and occasional make up for me. Thank you Lorraine you were amazing and really helped me to relax on my wedding day. Sarah Thompson.
Teresa May 2012
” I can’t thank Lorraine enough for the wonderful make up she did for my bridesmaids, my mum and I on my wedding day, we were all so happy with it & I felt like a film star!
I had been struggling to decide on what look I wanted to have for my big day so Lorraine asked me about my dress and how I was having my hair, so that she could suggest ideas to compliment and fit in with these, and nothing was too much trouble for her as she spent time trying out different looks and listening my thoughts until we found the one! She is enthusiastic and her passion for her job shines through & she ensures you are 100% happy with your look and that you feel fantastic on your big day. Lorraine is very professional and with a friendly and warm personality which put me at ease straight away, & I felt so comfortable with her & confident that she would do a great job which she did!
I cant thank her enough and I’m so glad I found her to do my wedding make up I highly recommend her to any bride to be or anyone wanting their make up doing for any occasion or just for some pampering!” Teresa.
Aileen May 2013
“Lorraine did a fabulous job on my make-up for my son’s recent wedding. This was the first time for me wearing false eyelashes and Lorraine knew exactly what would suit me. My makeup still looked perfect at the end of a hot summer’s day. I also had a Shellac polish on the day which saw me through the following three weeks including a week’s holiday in Tuscany climbing mountains and a week on a cookery course where I was constantly chopping, peeling etc. and washing my hands. What more can I say, I am now a convert! Thank you Lorraine.” Aileen
Sonja June 2013
Lorraine is approachable, knowledgeable, compassionate, and highly skilled. She put me at ease and seemed to understand exactly what I wanted for my civil partnership makeup, even if I wasn’t so great at articulating it. Lorraine is extremely patient…I had so many questions and was messaging her all the time – she responded promptly and kindly. I cannot think of a better person to do your makeup for a special occasion. Sonja
Marie July 2013
As a photographer I know how important makeup can be for a successful photo shoot. I asked Lorraine to do the make up for a client of mine who booked for a Make-over shoot. My client asked for natural make up and she was over the moon with the result. Lorraine was very professional, really knew her stuff and did an amazing job. I will certainly be recommending her to my wedding clients in the future and will be booking her for a makeup lesson in the future. Thanks, Marie www.marielloydphotography.co.uk