Testimonials

​Read about people's experiences when Emily Tarrant works with you to create flawless make up

Testimonials

Weddings 

 

"I cannot recommend Emily enough- from the first email I sent to our wedding day itself, she was brilliant, so lovely and helpful and an absolute expert at all things make up! Emily gave me so much helpful advice at my trial and perfectly picked colours and products for me and my bridesmaids, bringing in the styles/colours I asked for. On the day, we had such a great morning and Emily worked so hard (with myself, 4 bridesmaids and 2 mums to make up!) I couldn't have been happier with my look and my make up stayed all day (even after a few happy tears and hours of dancing!)" Aimee - November 2016

 

"I cannot recommend Emily highly enough. She is incredibly professional and has an amazing knowledge of products and techniques.  Most importantly she completely understood what I wanted and created a really natural and beautiful look which lasted perfectly all day. She even sourced for me the lipstick that she used in the trial make up session so that I would have it to top up my lipstick during the day.  Emily was particularly good at making everyone feel at ease. My mum was initially quite nervous about getting her make up done but Emily made her feel so at ease and did such a good job that mum continues to sing her praises.  I am so grateful to Emily and am still in awe of her talent".
Anna - September 2016

 

"We found Emily so personal and helpful. The make up was perfect and lasted all day!! She really understood what I wanted and listened. On the morning, she was calm and a pleasure to have around. Amazing service and would highly recommend to anyone".   Lisa - June 2016

 

"Emily is an extremely professional and highly experienced Makeup artist. I first spoke to Emily when I wanted to have my makeup done for my wedding day and I was not disappointed. Emily kept in regular contact and did a fantastic job of my makeup when I went for my trial. Emily has an amazing knowledge of all the products that she uses all of which are high quality. On the wedding day she made me feel at ease and created the perfect look to suit me, it lasted all day and night!  If you are looking for someone professional, friendly and reliable I highly recommend you speak to Emily."
Katherine - September 2015



"Emily was absolutely amazing. Everyone was completely blown away by their make-up and looked stunning! She was such a lovely person to be around too, she made everyone feel so comfortable and relaxed - just the sort of person you need on a morning that has the potential to be stressful! I've already been recommending Emily to my friends as she made me, my bridesmaids and my mum look the best we've ever looked!   Thank you."  
Laura - July 2015

 

Emily could not have done more to help make the preparations for my wedding relaxed and fun.  She was so friendly and helpful from my initial makeup trial to the morning of the wedding.  She really listened to me about the type of look I was hoping to achieve and put me, my mum and my bridesmaid totally at ease.  Thanks to her, we all felt calm and happy as we got ready for my big day and we left for the venue feeling truly beautiful but completely natural and totally ourselves.  Thank you so much Emily!
Hannah - July 2015

 

"Emily, thank you so much for being part of our wedding day. You were a joy to have as part of the bridal party preparation group. Doing the make up of 5 bridesmaids, the bride and the mother of the bride is no easy feat, but the morning of the wedding was wonderfully relaxed and fun and the make up was nothing short of stunning. We had so many compliments and it lasted into the small hours of the night." 
Emma - June 2015

 

"I was initially interested in working with Emily because of the professionalism of her website and her reference to using excellent products.  Her presentation did not disappoint - Emily is an incredibly talented make-up artist and was so pleased with my make-up on my wedding day.  More importantly, I had loads of compliments - both about my make-up as well as my bridesmaids.  She's great and lovely to work with!"  
Lara - June 2015

 

"Emily is fabulous, a brilliant make up artist and lovely lady, it was a pleasure to have her around on the morning of the wedding. We kept her busy with a bride, 4 bridesmaids, mother of the bride and an early start but she was so calm and patient which cannot have been easy! She took the time to find out how each person felt about make up in general to make sure they were comfortable with their look on the day. Everyone looked gorgeous, I would recommend Emily to anyone."  
Caryn - May 2015

 

"Emily did an amazing job with my wedding make up. It was exactly the natural look I wanted; it lasted all day and I didn't even feel like I was wearing any. Most importantly it was a pleasure to have Emily there on the day being so calm and lovely! I would definitely recommend her. "
Clemmie - May 2015

 

Emily was amazing from start to finish. From the trial to the day itself she made me, my bridesmaids and my mum feel totally at ease on what could have been a rather stressful morning! At my trial we took time talking about and trying different styles to find the exact look I wanted, and on the day she took the time to listen to how everyone felt about makeup to make sure everyone felt comfortable - especially my mum who was very nervous! I cannot recommend Emily enough, everything she did was perfect and she is a lovely person to have around too! Thank you x
Louise - April 2015

 

Emily was a pleasure to have around us on the morning of the wedding, making everyone feel relaxed and comfortable, as well as doing our make-up beautifully! As someone who doesn't wear a huge amount of make up on a day-to-day basis I was nervous about my make-up looking over the top or unnatural on the day. Emily listened to what I wanted and totally understood the look I was going for. All of our make up lasted beautifully right through to the small hours of the morning.  Thanks Emily, you're a star. x.  Zoe - April 2015

 

"I was so happy that I chose Emily for my wedding to make up me and my bridesmaids.  At my trial and on the day, Emily made me feel totally at ease.  She listened to what I wanted and was able to create exactly what I was looking for - my make up was subtle and lasted all day, which is just what I wanted and the products used were the best quality.  I would definitely recommend Emily to anybody looking for a make up artist for their special day" 
Katie - March 2015

 

"I cannot recommend Emily highly enough.  She made the entire process from initial enquiry right through to my wedding day an absolute pleasure. My wedding make up trial was so enjoyable because Emily really listened to what I wanted and completely understood the look I was going for, which meant that I was completely confident with how I would look on the day.  My make up lasted beautifully all day and night and my bridesmaids and mum loved theirs too - thank you Emily!! x"
Melissa - June 2015

 

"Emily is a total star - so talented, organised and calming - I can't recommend her highly enough!  The professionalism with which she conducted the whole booking from initial email to attending the day itself was impressive - and I know it wasn't just a one off because she also did my make-up when she was the artist at my friend Dawn Nutters wedding last November!  On the big day (March 7th) she made me feel so relaxed and really added to the chilled but happy vibe I wanted in the room, and more importantly my make-up looked flawless until the early hours when we went to bed, so thank you Emily - I really hope to see you again X"
Katherine - March 2015

 

“My daily make up routine involves a lick of liner and brush of mascara so I was a little nervous about looking overly ‘done’ on my wedding day. My fears were immediately put aside at the trial as Emily listened to every word I said - every change I requested she openly made and every fine detail that I loved was jotted down so we could recreate the natural look I wanted on the big day. The success of the trial meant that I could not have been any calmer on the morning of my wedding and I was overwhelmed by what a fantastic job Emily did - not just of my make up but my bridesmaids too. Natural is what I asked for and beautifully natural was what we got. Emily is truly an incredible make up artist and I could not recommend her more highly to any bride - I only wish she could do my make up every day!!"
Jen - October 2014

 

"Emily is fabulous. I was incredibly nervous about getting my make up done, because of a complex with my skin but the minute I met Emily - all my fears went. I immediately felt comfortable and had a fantastic trial where I didn't feel afraid to say what I wanted or didn't want. I felt confident after that one meeting that Emily would do a wonderful job and I was right! There is no doubt that she is incredibly talented with her make up brushes, she made me feel so confident as a bride and it eliminated the process of nervously putting on your own make up with a shaky hand.

I loved having Emily around on the morning of my wedding, there was nothing intrusive about her, in fact it felt like having a friend around whilst you're nervously getting ready. I chatted away to her like I'd known her for years and I couldn't have asked for a lovelier person to be around. 

I would highly highly recommend Emily - she is amazingly talented and I can't thank her enough. "
Alice - October 2014 

 

"Emily was such a pleasure to have around on my wedding day! I felt so relaxed after our trial session where I left feeling so happy with the results and knew that I could just enjoy the real thing on the day! I had 5 bridesmaids as well as my Mum and all the girls commented on how lovely and reassuring Emily was whilst explaining what she was doing and giving us all tips here and there! With so many people to get ready, I was worried we might be delayed but Emily made sure everything went perfectly to plan in a completely relaxed manner! I would absolutely recommend her to anyone needing a makeup artist who not only fully understands what you want but makes you feel completely at ease! Thank you so much! "
Tina - September 2014
 

"After lots of internet research, I decided to book Emily Tarrant as my wedding make up artist and it was one of the best decisions I made. I live and work in Hong Kong so my wedding day was planned from a distance. Emily was easy to get hold of and she kept in regular contact over email. She was also very flexible when booking my make up trial. I felt completely at ease during the trial (even though, due to circumstances, it was only 10 days before my wedding). Emily made sure I was open and honest about what I wanted. We looked at pictures, talked about skin tone, style of my dress etc. She was constantly talking me through, showing me effects and asking if I was happy with the palette choice etc.

 I love make up and buy products regularly so I had considered doing my own make up on the day, but after my trial I realised that I would not have been able to create such a natural yet dramatic effect. The eye make up was exceptional and I loved the build up of colours. Emily also applied my false eyelashes so I was not worried about them coming loose on those all-important photographs.

 My mum and three bridesmaids all had their make up applied by Emily and they were all thrilled with the final result. Emily worked with my hairdresser and together they created an itinerary that ensured the morning would run smoothly. My wedding morning was calm, professional, happy and relaxed. My make up lasted the whole day and still looked fresh for our first dance.  I can highly recommend Emily for any bride, she made me look and feel amazing!"
Helen - July 2014 


"Emily is an extremely professional and highly experienced Makeup artist. I first spoke to Emily when I wanted to have my makeup done for my wedding day and I was not disappointed. Emily kept in regular contact and did a fantastic job of my makeup when I went for my trial. Emily has an amazing knowledge of all the products that she uses all of which are high quality. On the wedding day she made me feel at ease and created the perfect look to suit me, it lasted all day and night!  If you are looking for someone professional, friendly and reliable I highly recommend you speak to Emily."
Amy - July 2014
 

"From the moment I sent an email to Emily asking if she was available she was responsive and thorough in her communication which was a godsend for a Bride since we have so many decisions and plans to make for the big day. At the trial I was very comfortable and Emily put me at ease with her friendly manner. The make-up was beautiful, exactly as I imagined it, since it enhanced my natural features and made my eyes pop! I visited a friend after the trial who was getting married and adamant that she would do her make-up herself but once she saw my make-up she immediately got in contact and booked Emily! On my wedding day Emily was on time and professional. She worked around our schedule and definitely aimed to help me relax and not let the nerves take over. In all Emily was very thoughtful throughout the whole process and I would recommend her to you if you are currently looking for a make-up artist."  
Verity - May 2014


"Emily Tarrant did a completely fantastic job of my wedding make-up. I asked her to do make-up for myself, two bridesmaids and my mum. I was so pleased with my bridal make-up as I was very anxious about it looking right. Emily totally calmed my nerves on the day and was extremely professional. I'd had a make-up trial with her which was brilliant - the make-up looked so fresh and glamorous - and was exactly the same 14 hours later when I washed it off that evening at midnight. She told me this staying power was to do with layers of primer. On the wedding morning Emily was fantastic and kept everyone calm - she was working away on the make-up so professionally - there were lots of disruptions and interruptions on the wedding morning but Emily was never distracted, she stayed focused and got the job done brilliantly. The bridesmaids make-up looked stunning- it was exactly what I wanted - Emily was great at understanding my requests and interpreting them into great make-up! Emily also did my mum's make up which was tricky as mum had had a mole removed and was conscious of the scar - she looked fabulous on the day. I loved that Emily picked fantastic colours for everyone's own skin tones and their clothes but also kept a coherent feel to the make-up design. I couldn't have been happier with the incredible wedding make-up artistry and professionalism Emily provided on my wedding day. I had so many compliments for my make-up throughout the day and felt very confident and comfortable. Everyone looked fantastic and it was all very carefully done, it lasted all day and looked fabulous in the photos. Thank you so much!"
Cetta - June 2014 

 

"Emily is absolutely amazing!  I could not have asked for a better makeup artist for our wedding.  From the moment I had my trial right up to the morning of getting ready, Emily was a true professional and made us all so relaxed and look gorgeous of course!  I cannot recommend Emily enough."
Anna - May 2014


"Emily is truly amazing. I had a fabulous trial with her, where she created my perfect look. On the day we all had a wonderful morning getting ready and she made everyone look absolutely exquisite. I would highly recommend Emily to anyone looking for a highly talented make up artist".
Hayley - May 2014
 

"When I initially had my makeup trial with Emily I knew she was going to be great.  I came away feeling relaxed and confident that she totally understood what I wanted and I loved the look she created for me. On the day itself Emily was calm, reassuring and a joy to have with us as we all got ready.  Thanks to Emily my bridesmaids looked stunning, my mum and mother-in-law looked absolutely beautiful and we all felt like a million dollars.  Our makeup lasted perfectly, right until the end of the night - it even lasted through the tears.  I would hire Emily again in a flash, she was wonderful!!"
Nik - March 2014
 

"Emily was absolutely brilliant - I found her after a not-so-successful trial with another makeup artist and she seemed to immediately understand my rather inarticulate concerns!  She really listened to me about how I wanted to look and was incredibly patient throughout.  She was also very helpful in practical terms, guiding me on timings for the day.

Emily was also a delight to have with us on the day itself - very relaxed and full of smiles!  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her."
Romilly - December 2013
 

"When choosing a makeup artist for one of the most important days of your life, you want to feel sure that they will make you look and feel as beautiful and natural as you possibly can.  I cannot recommend Emily Tarrant highly enough for this important role in your special day.  From the day I booked Emily's service I found her to be responsible, helpful, friendly and reliable, as well as really listening to my requests for the look I wanted and delivering that both in my trial and on the day.  She takes such pride in her work and did such a beautiful job of my bridesmaids and my own makeup, as well as being so lovely to have around on the morning of the wedding."
Dawn - November 2013
 

"Finding a great makeup artist is such an important part of wedding planning and as makeup is so personal, it can be difficult to find someone who 'gets' your style.  As soon as I met Emily however, she understood exactly what I wanted.  While she listened to my thoughts she also used her expertise to suggest tips and colours she thought would work for me.  On the day itself Emily was a pleasure to have close by, she was calm, efficient and extremely professional - exactly what you need on the morning of your wedding!  Emily did a fantastic job of my makeup, she captured the look I was aiming for and more importantly she stayed true to my own style so that I felt really happy and comfortable with my makeup.  I can't thank Emily enough and would highly recommend her to any of my friends."
Dani - July 2013


"I was so pleased to find Emily - I really wanted to surround myself with people who would keep me calm on the wedding morning and Emily was brilliant at keeping me calm and making me laugh. Her make up skills are fantastic - completely took on board what I wanted and did a brilliant job for my bridesmaids and my flower girls, everyone loved her. If only I could have Emily sorting me out every morning!" 
Hilary - 2013


"I couldn't have been happier with the make up that Emily did for me, my bridesmaids and mother, it was simply perfect and exactly what I was looking for, everyone was very happy! Emily's experience really shone through and she was very professional and easy going - exactly the kind of person you need on the morning of your wedding day! I would highly recommend Emily's services, and can't thank her enough for the flawless look she gave me that lasted beautifully across the whole day!"  
Lucy - March 2013


"I wish I could have Emily do my make up everyday, it was completely flawless and my bridesmaids and I loved her. From the second I met Emily I knew I was in good hands, she is very much an expert - I absolutely recommend her."   
Sarah - March 2013


"Emily was calm and efficient on my wedding day providing myself, my Mum and my four Bridesmaids with natural make- up that highlighted all our best features! She knew many 'insider tricks' that make all the difference including what works well in photographs. She is a real professional and is up to date with current trends... you will definitely not look orange!"  
Starlie - August 2012
 

"I managed to find Emily from one of her business cards in the first bridal shop I went to.  I then viewed her comprehensive website and asked her for references from her previous clients which she was very happy to provide (all were glowing by the way).  This information was compared against 4 other artists in the Gloucestershire area and I decided to choose Emily as she was fun, my age (i.e. not 17 and bright orange), made up in a very natural way, plus she made me feel completely comfortable and very relaxed.  She was happy to talk through her products (mountains of them – a real girly treasure trove) and how to use them; I still use her techniques for putting on blusher!

Emily and I did an initial trial at my home which was a fun way to learn about makeup and how it can be used to really emphasis your best features.  Who knew eyebrows were so important!  We talked through what I wanted (simple, last all day and able to add red lipstick for our 1940s themed evening reception) and then we trialled “the look”.  This was tweaked to suit me as an individual and what I was comfortable with and that was it!  The night of the make-up trial I had a hen night.  My makeup felt completely natural, it didn’t need constant retouching and it stayed in place all night despite lots of dancing.  Perfect!

On the big day, Emily arrived bang on time, got settled and worked her magic managing to do it all in one hour.  The look she created was perfect for me, lasted all day and all night (just a dab of powder and additional lippy at half time), my skin felt lovely and I didn’t react to the products she used at all.

As someone with limited self-esteem I wanted my wedding day to be the one day I could look back on and know I was beautiful, this may seem really strange but I took a lot of time and energy finding the right photographer and make-up artist who would both capture how I felt inside.  On the day, Emily helped pull it all together and I did feel beautiful and was told I looked beautiful too – mission accomplished!

All in all, a makeup artist is a real treat and Emily was a lovely one to work with.  I really hope I have the excuse to use her again and have recommended her already without hesitation."  
Mary - Aug 2012

“Emily was recommended to me by The Wheatsheaf hotel and I couldn't have been happier with her work. She offered me a trial make up run before I booked her for the wedding so we could play with some colours and looks. And she really does seem to prefer honesty - she isn't the slightest bit precious so if you want something changed just say so! On the day, she also made up my Mother and sister who both looked gorgeous and I was really happy with my make-up. And she was very sweet and offered to look after my dog on the day of the wedding which was beyond the call of duty in my book.  I couldn't recommend Emily enough and it was just a real treat having someone with so much experience and talent make me look the best I possibly could look for my big day.”
Philippa - Dec 2011
 

"I never realised how much there was to worry about when organising a wedding, but with Emily doing my makeup it was one less thing to worry about. I was so pleased with how my make up looked and impressed by Emily's attention to detail."  
Rachael - Oct 2011


"Emily was such a great find. The trial went so well, Emily knew exactly the look I was aiming for. On the day she was such an integral part of the morning activities, and the application and the tips gave me such confidence and made certain that it lasted through the day and night. I can't thank her enough for being part of my special day.”  
Michelle - June 2011

 

 


Tutorials

 

"As I am approaching 50, I decided it was time to treat myself to some professional make-up advice and booked in a one to one session with Emily.
Emilys relaxed and friendly style made the session both informative and enjoyable and was exactly what I was hoping for. She listened to my requirements and translated that into a very natural look, giving lots of tips and techniques that will enable me to vary the effect as required.
This, coupled with the detailed dossier of techniques and products she used on the day, means I now have everything I need to get practicing for a great new look! Thank you Emily - it took me decades to get around to getting some make-up advice but it was worth the wait!!! Vanessa - April 2017
 

"It was a pleasure to meet Emily and have a makeup tutorial. She steered me through what to buy and how to apply it very skilfully and hopefully saved me from being taken in by the advertisers and buying endless inappropriate cosmetics in the future! It was also really useful to be sent a written step by step guide to how to do it all myself with a shopping list. I can thoroughly recommend Emily to anyone wanting expert guidance with make-up, whatever age – wish I’d found her sooner!" - Pat - December 2016

 

“Emily taught me how to create smoky eyes beautifully so that I now feel confident to replicate a professional look on my own. She was also very knowledgeable about the latest products available and how little makeup I actually need on my face to create an even look. I’d highly recommend booking the private lesson and the write up service”  Sarah McAllister, Feng Shui Consultant  - September 2016

 

"As a birthday present for a ‘special’ birthday I was given a make-up lesson with Emily and what a wonderful experience it was!  Emily was really welcoming, friendly and informative.  She talked me through the look I wanted to achieve and helped me to understand how to make the best of my features.  She gave lots of helpful hints and tips for enhancing my look using my own products and made great recommendations for future purchases.  I would highly recommend a make-up lesson to refresh your look and her report of our session has been great in reminding me of the suggestions she made.  The experience has definitely boosted my confidence and enthusiasm to experiment with my look.  Thank you Emily." Heather - July 2016

 

"I went to see Emily as I felt unconfident with my makeup routine, which was basic at best, and I was not at all up to date with the different products available. Emily was so helpful in explaining which products were worth having (and which were not), going through my existing makeup and showing me how to apply them properly for a natural look. It was surprisingly easy to follow and  Emily also taught me a simple and quick routine that I could easily take my makeup from day to evening. I now feel fully confident to approach the makeup counters without wasting money and buying only what suits my colouring and skin type. " Nicola - September 2015.

 

"I would like to say a big thank you to Emily for making me feel confident in my own skin, I had a 2 hour make up lesson & thought the only way to look pretty was to pile on the make up, Emily is a breath of fresh air, she listens to your needs and caters a natural no make up look step by step, I have been applying my make up incorrectly for years and Emily has very simply shown me tips and tricks that have not only transformed my look but also my confidence. I can not thank you enough Emily, it was a pleasure to meet such a lovely, caring & laid back lady."
Zoe - November 2014

 

"I had a makeup lesson with Emily, with a focus on teaching me to do my own wedding makeup.  Emily clearly explained everything she was doing, and gave brilliant tips and tricks!  She looked at what was already in my makeup bag, and also gave product recommendations, and these were really helpful.  I had explained to Emily at the beginning that I had a fear of turning into a "fake orange Barbie", but I needn't have worried. The look she created was amazing!  Very natural, but special and I felt like a million dollars!  For someone with a fairly low self esteem, the subtle compliments that she gave throughout also boosted my confidence!  Whilst I have learnt all the tips and tricks I need, both to update my daytime look, and to do my own makeup on my wedding day, my one regret is that I didn't find Emily sooner and that some other lucky lass had already booked her on the date of my wedding!"
Katy - March 2014


"Having just had a baby, changing my hair back to brunette and finding myself past my mid-thirties, I started to become increasingly unconfident with my make up routine, technique and products.  I wanted a look that was natural with a slight youthful edge, which suited my colouring, features and age.  As a birthday treat, my morning make up session with Emily was fantastic.  Emily's friendly manner put me at ease and through her wealth of knowledge and experience I learnt a number of new techniques and was introduced to some great products.  Emily demonstrated the techniques so well I've been able to easily incorporate them into my daily routine, even with a baby crawling around my feet of a morning.  It was a great session.  Emily really listened to me, and I was very happy with the end look and felt fantastic.  I would highly recommend Emily for girly make up parties, wedding make up or for a one to one special up-date treat!"
Sarah - February 2014


"A wonderfully enjoyable and relaxing experience.  Having done both a group makeup course, with four of us all having our makeup done, with different colourings and ages was really enjoyable and fun all talking and being able to compare notes and then liking it so much that I later went on to book a one-to-one makeup session.  This was a 2 hour session with both everyday and evening wear makeup and various stages in between, also matching with dresses etc. for more formal events.

I loved the way Emily uses different products, not promoting just one brand and price level and also looking at your existing makeup bag to show you what really works well and also what would work with something she was using when doing your makeup. I highly recommend both courses."
Annette - November 2013


"I originally got in touch with Emily to do my wedding make up and after the trial run was so impressed I asked her to do a consultation for general make up.  I didn't wear much make up and was a bit overwhelmed as to what to do: Emily came to my house and explained everything very clearly.  She then provided me with an invaluable summary of how to do it myself as well as a list of what to buy. I now have the confidence to do it myself and can tailor it to suit any occasion. All in all the whole experience and service exceeded my expectations and I would recommend her wholeheartedly."
Suzi – January 2013.


"I would highly recommend a make up lesson with Emily.  She gave great hints and tips and transformed my look by giving me the confidence to use different products. Its great to be able to meet in the privacy of your own home and not be sold products by someone who just wants commission. Emily cares... she is a true professional!"  
Gillian – Feb 2013. 


“Emily is brilliant – she devised a natural make-up look and easy procedure for me that has transformed my whole day.  I have never been confident or have enough time to spend on my appearance, so a lesson with her has been the most useful thing I have done in years.  I can’t thank or recommend her enough.”
Julia - June 2011