Ireland’s top 21 wedding make up artists
When it comes to planning your wedding, there are a few things you need to tick off the list quickly; the partner, the venue, the photographer, the videographer, and then your hair and make-up glam squad.
Each of these factors is linked and has a knock-on effect on each other and the overall vibe of your wedding.
When should I book my wedding make up? We recommend enquiring and booking your chosen make-up artist approximately 9-12 months ahead of the big day.
Get your make-up artist booked as soon as you know your budget and what kind of make-up you’re looking for. And for the love of God, book a trial regardless of the additional cost.
If you want to get quotes for your make-up artist, here is a list of some of Ireland’s top make-up artists for weddings.
BUDGET: Budget for a minimum of €450 for the day. Prices depend on the rate of your selected artist, and the number of people in the bridal party. Plus an additional €80 for a trial (approx).
Note: It is important to bear in mind and build into your budget that depending on your location, your desired make-up artist may add an additional fee for travel.
A former lead artist at none other than Charlotte Tilbury, Adrianna Dryniewicz is without a doubt an incredible make up artist.
A master at creating seriously stunning make up looks, both brides and bridesmaids always look their best after Adrianna works her magic.
Whether you’re after a great winged liner, a smokey eye or radiant and polished skin – Adrianna can do it all.
Ailbhe Lynch has worked with numerous Irish showbiz personalities and social media stars, and she is also available nationwide to create incredible bridal looks.
With a vast amount of experience in make up for bridal, magazines and TV – Ailbhe knows exactly what looks good on camera and creates gorgeous make up looks to ensure that every bride looks her best.
Queen of eyebrows and once part of the original Brow Artist team, Aisling has since ventured out on her own and become a renowned wedding make-up artist.
Aisling’s work has been featured in Tatler, and most recently, she has worked on cover features for the one and only Vogue.
Have a British Vogue-approved make-up artist do your wedding day make-up? Yes. Please.
Part of the Maven Bridal Team but also a renowned wedding make up artist in her own right.
Bringing out the best in her clients, Aoife enhances her brides’ best features making sure they look like the best version of themselves on their wedding day.
Bonnie Ryan has provided the masses with daily make-up and fashion (and wedding!) inspiration since becoming a breakout star just a few years ago.
The Insta-star got married this summer in Italy, and she even did her own make-up – meaning Bonnie knows precisely what a bride needs and is looking for.
The queen of silky smooth skin, your pictures will be flawless after Bonnie does your make-up.
Beautiful inside and out, Brefney Keogh, or @brefmua, as she is better known on the ‘gram, is the ultimate professional.
Specialising in bridal make up, Brefney understands the assignment and executes the most perfect bridal looks to ensure her brides always radiate beauty and confidence.
If you’re after sultry (yet appropriate) wedding bedroom eyes, Brefney is the wedding make-up artist for you.
If a bunch of well-known Irish models, various celebrities, and TV hosts can all trust Danielle Mahon with their glow up, so can you.
With more than a decade of experience, Danielle really knows what she is doing and ensures that every bride looks absolutely flawless on their Big Day.
If you’re looking for a make up artist with extraordinary talent in creating a make up look that will guarantee you to have immaculate and unblemished skin in all your wedding photos – Danielle is your gal.
Over the last twenty year, his talented make up has been featured in dozens of magazines, on TV and even in film.
Whether you’re looking for a soft and glowy look, or something a little bit more sultry, Derrick will nail it.
Available to glam brides nationwide, and with names like Elle Pherson in his archives, Derrick will make you feel (and look!) like a model on your wedding day.
Based in Newry, Fiona Murphy a fantastic bridal make up artist.
Not only is Fiona a make up maven, she is also trained in HD eyebrows and lamination, making sure than every inch of your face is snatched.
With almost 16,000 Instagram followers, Fiona is a popular choice for brides looking for a wedding make up artist for their Big Day.
Whether you’re looking for lessons so that you can do your own make-up on your big day, or you’re on the hunt for the ultimate professional – Lisa Shannon should be on your list.
Lisa aims to make her brides feel like the best version of themselves by highlighting their best features and bringing out their personalities by nailing their make-up look.
Together Debbie and Sarah-Kate are the Makeup Masters.
Both come from a background working on the counter in MAC and they have over 15 years worth of experience.
Specialising in ‘soft and classic glam’, the girls aim to make brides and their bridal party feel relaxed and beautiful.
Check out Debbie’s work here.
Check out Sarah-Kate’s work here.
Nailing that natural glam make-up looks favoured by brides, Mandi Jay is one of Dublin’s most recommended wedding artists.
Of course, Mandi is an expert in all things bridal make-up, but especially if you’re a blonde bride – this gal should be on your list.
Whether you have it or you don’t, Mandi has a special talent to create (a seemingly) flawless base for each of her brides. The ultimate magic touch for photos!
Having become a bride herself just this summer, Michelle knows exactly what a bride is looking for.
Specialising solely in bridal make-up (and semi-permanent eyebrows!), Michelle is on hand to create your ultimate wedding day glow.
Whether you’re after fresh and glowy or smokey and sultry, Michelle is able to create pretty much any look.
Now with a team of hair and make-up artists ready to create your dream look, check out Michelle’s company MM Studios.
Natasha has over fifteen years of experience in the make-up industry, so you can be sure you’re in safe hands.
Natasha has been the choice of many Irish influencers for their wedding make up, including Lynn Kelly and Lauren Arthurs.
Being a complete professional, Natasha aims to create a fun, relaxing environment for the wedding morning while creating beautiful bridal make-up.
Paula’s name is synonymous with top-class make-up artistry in Ireland.
With over thirty year’s experience in all things make-up, Paula Callan is a go-to for brides-to-be as well as television hosts and magazine cover stars.
With this in mind Paula’s talented hands are at the higher end of the price scale, however her extremely talented team of trusted make-up artists are also on hand to create the bridal look of your dreams.
A Laois native, Ruth Bergin is firmly on the rise. And most definitely on the radar of brides-to-be.
Not only is she an Instagram icon and our style crush, but Ruth has also mastered a style of make-up that truly brings out the best in her brides, think fresh faces and subtly sultry eyes.
With ice-blonde hair and fluffy eyebrows that Cara Delevingne would be jealous of, Ruth comes highly recommended by all her brides.
Undeniably one to watch on the bridal make-up scene in Ireland.
Based in Mullingar, Ruth Cassidy is a freelance wedding make up guru who should be on your radar.
Understandably Ruth has more than 8000 followers on Instagram, and a bevvy of beautiful brides gracing her grid.
An expert in giving client’s glowy skin and enhancing a bride’s natural and best features, Ruth will make you look and feel your best on your Big Day.
Sarah Keary is a leading Irish make-up artist.
She well-known for her high-quality make-up and make-up brush collections and collaborations.
Not only does she create top-notch make-up brushes and other bits, but Sarah also creates beautiful make-up looks for brides. With experience in TV and celebrity make-up, you’ll be in safe hands with Sarah Keary.
Sarah Keogh is a gifted make up guru, specialising in radiant and ‘your-skin-but-better’ bridal make up.
An expert in ensuring your bridal make up will last all night, Sarah uses only the best products.
Available to book throughout Ireland, Sarah will create the bridal glam moment you’ve been waiting your whole life for.
With numerous celebrity names in her lookbook, Sue Brophy is one of Ireland’s most sought-after make-up artists for television and print. And, it’s probably unsurprising that Sue has fast become a go-to for bridal glam.
Sue Brophy is known for her signature glowy glam make-up looks that bring out the best features of the bride.
Yvonne Maher has been the make up artist of choice for several Irish influencers including Niamh de Brun and Jess Redden.
Aiming to bring out her brides’ best features, Yvonne says that she, together with the bride, creates ‘fresh and unique’ looks to suit the individual and make the bride feel (and look!) incredible.
Lead Image via Instagram Ruth Bergin and Bonnie Ryan