Real Brides

Helena is a freelance makeup artist specialising in bridal makeup. She’s West Midlands based, but more than happy to travel nationally and internationally for her bridal clients.

Helena is professional, friendly and committed. She is not only dedicated to creating beautiful makeups, but to offering a bespoke and thorough bridal service to all of her brides from the point of booking. She completely understands the stresses of organising a bridal party and the trust that goes into such a big investment. And with this in mind aims to deliver a relaxed and fun bridal makeup experience.

At the trial appointment she listens to her brides makeup desires and works to design a look that perfectly compliments their wedding styling and themes. She likes her brides to be involved in the application from the outset, listening to their concerns and showing them the mirror throughout the appointment. She only leaves when the bride is happy, comfortable and confident with her perfect bridal look for herself and her bridal party and feels like a million dollars!

Helena’s bridal trials run very much like makeup lessons. She talks through her product choices and documents the products and makeup techniques used to create her brides ideal look. The morning of the big day then runs so much more smoothly as everyone’s perfect look can be recreated with ease and efficiency. This is so important for the morning of a wedding as they’re such busy times! For each member of the bridal party she allows around 40-45 minutes to complete their look. She leaves the bride until last so that her makeup is the freshest. Helena allows a full hour on the morning of the wedding for her look to be created.

Helena’s bridal makeup styling service doesn’t have to stop there. She offers varying bridal packages to suit her clients needs. She is happy to stay longer than the morning preparation to to do any lipstick touch-ups. She is also happy to stay and make further makeup changes for brides that might want to wow their guests with a dress change for the evening reception. Please get in touch with any of your bridal needs as Helena loves to talk weddings and makeup!