arabella hewitt professional hair and make up artist
On your wedding day, you want natural make up, that looks like you but on a really good day. You want it to look good in real life and on camera. You also want it to work in a variety of locations and it needs to look fresh and flawless all day. Phew that’s quite a brief!! Good news is, I’ve been helping brides look their very best on their wedding day for the past ten years. I know how a wedding morning will run and that’s where I can help. Bring me your ideas and let’s create something gorgeous - whether it’s natural, glowing, flawless, soft or smokey. I have a medley of brands in my kit. I choose products based on their quality, performance and durability. Products usually only make it into my kit, once they have been tried and tested in my own makeup bag, before receiving my seal of approval. Most of the essential products in my kit are by: MAC, NARS, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Charlotte Tilbury and By Terry.
Over the past ten years, I have spent a lot of time investing in my skill set. I trained at London College of Fashion and since graduating with a BA (hons) in Make Up and Prosthetics for the Performing Arts, I have done several training courses with LoveHair and Kevin Fortune. What does this mean to you as a bride? I am constantly learning, honing my skills and ahead of the game in the latest trends and techniques. I am also a part of a wider network of awesome, talented stylists where we share ideas, experiences and continually learn from each other. This means I can nail any look you suggest and we are able to create something fresh, new and bespoke to you rather than just recreating something that’s already been done before.
For more inspiration for your wedding make up, feel free to check out some of the brides I have worked with below or have a peruse through my portfolio. If you want more info or to discuss your wedding make up please get in touch. I can’t wait to meet you!
why you need a professional make up artist for your wedding
“Choosing a makeup artist for my wedding was one of my biggest decisions; I wanted to look myself, but on my absolute best day. What attracted me to Arabella's work was how naturally gorgeous she makes her clients look - they each look like beautiful individuals, and not a 'copy and paste' of any popular Instagram look.
The trial was both essential and hugely enjoyable - Arabella's home studio is lovely, and as a bit of a makeup geek I loved chatting with her, deciding on a look together, and getting plenty of hints, tips and product recommendations.
But it's on the day itself that Arabella's professionalism and good humour was most invaluable. It's likely that your wedding day is the first - and, with a bit of luck, only - day like it that you'll ever experience, so as a bride you're full of neves and excitement. Arabella, on the other hand, has seen it all before: not only will she make you look gorgeous, she'll distract you with great conversation, and provide you with plenty of reassurance. My bridesmaids were so, so happy with their makeup, too - their makeup was not only flawless but suited them to a T.
My makeup perfectly completed my dress, hair and overall vibe of the wedding, and kept me looking picture perfect until bedtime.
I couldn't recommend Arabella highly enough.”
Cathryn Newberry married at Cain Manor
"You are a star, a legend, a great talent!! And I have so much to thank you for. Your calm professionalism, patience and creative honesty were invaluable to me at such a huge moment in my life – you made it easier to handle, even though my nerves and stress sometimes got the better of me. On the day, you kept me grounded and even helped me into my dress and lift the train of my dress before I got into the car – thank you. I received many compliments on the make-up and I could not sing your praises enough."Siobhan Cullen, married at Goodwood House wedding venue near Chichester, West Sussex.
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providing wedding makeup at venues across surrey
I am super proud to be recommended by some of the finest, award winning venues in London, Surrey and West Sussex. One of the best part of my jobs in being able to travel. I work regularly in Guildford, Farnham, Egham, London and Chichester. My studio is near Godalming but I am very happy to travel - just let me know the post code and I’ll be there…Especially if your wedding is a long haul flight away!