Hey dolls I'm Tara
I’ve been a professional makeup artist for over 14 years now and specialised in bridal for last 10. I’ve always loved anything to do with the beauty industry and playing with makeup (a complete makeup junky!), don’t even get me started on how much makeup I own!! I’ve trained with leading makeup brands MAC cosmetics and Bobbi Brown and travelled to some amazing countries getting my Brides ready. I am based in Bournemouth on the South coast but will travel anywhere on request.
I’ve been married for 10 years, have two boys who keep me super busy and I absolutely love to travel – I’d go away every month if I could! and be at the beach, I’m always at my happiest the I’m on the sand, rain, wind or shine, a walk on the beach is good for the soul.
I truly believe everyone is beautiful in their own way and love to enhance my clients features so they look their very best. There is no better feeling than when a client looks in the mirror and has the biggest smile on their face (sometimes even a tear in their eye – happy tears of course!).
I have met some of my best friends through the wedding industry and there is nothing I love more than to create! My work has been featured on the front covers of many National and local bridal magazines and in leading bridal blogs, and I’ve have worked on some amazing fashion and editorial shoots too. I can adapt my style to suit whatever the client is looking for which is something I pride myself on.
I love to learn so will often attend masterclasses and courses to make sure I’m up to date with the latest trends and techniques and also hold my own masterclasses to teach others what I know best.
I like to think I bring a fun yet calming approach to every brides wedding morning ensuring everyone looks and feels incredible too!
If you have any questions, get in touch xx
All trials and appointments are done from my beautiful home studio in Bournemouth, I've had the studio now for over 3 years and its the perfect calming space. When I decided to sort a studio the most important thing for me was good lighting, and for it to also feel professional.
A lot of my brides are not from the area so it was the obvious answer to build a studio, somewhere they can come and visit without us having to fit into a small hotel room with poor lighting.
Here you can relax, enjoy your appointment and leave feeling glam!
Thank you so much Tara! I came to see you with very little confidence about someone doing my make up, and on the day I felt amazing and felt like a real life princess with so much confidence! Thank you for everything you did to make myself and all my bridesmaids so beautiful! Xxx – Natalie (Bride) married in 2019
I love being creative and working with like minded suppliers so if you'd like to work together on a styled shoot get in touch.