Wedding Makeup Scotland

My Journey Into Makeup Artistry

Christina

My working background is very varied and includes Administration, Retail, and Support Work. I have always had a passion for photography and makeup and studied HNC Photography in 2003. I always wanted to work in the creative industry, but it wasn’t until 2010 that my journey into makeup artistry began.

I loved doing makeup for friends of mine for their nights out and several years ago, a friend of mine asked me to do her wedding makeup. I agreed and enjoyed it so much that I ended up doing a bridal party for another friend shortly after. I received such great feedback that I decided to study makeup and went to college to do VTCT Level 3 Fashion and Photographic Makeup. Here I gained skills in day, evening, fashion, editorial, character and bridal makeup.  I

Following this, I worked at the No7 makeup counter in Boots where I developed my skills and grew in confidence. During this time I completed two intensive Lauren Gollan BABTAC courses, one of which specialised in bridal makeup. I moved on to work at MAC and, a year later, decided to become a part-time freelance makeup artist.  More recently, I completed an Advanced Makeup Techniques course at the Scottish Beauty School.

I love my job – there is so much pleasure in making others feel and look amazing – especially on an important day like a wedding! I consider myself to be a versatile makeup artist – my goal is to adjust to your style and needs, and to bring out your natural beautiful self! If you don’t know where to begin with makeup, or don’t know what you want, I’m happy to spend the time needed to get things just right.

I now have 7 years of experience in makeup artistry within Scotland and four recognised qualifications. I am accredited by BABTAC and fully insured. The products in my kit are high end – predominantly MAC and Illamasqua. Other brands I use include Estee Lauder, Laura Mercier, NARS, Urban Decay and Bobbi Brown.

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Some recent feedback from clients:

Christina did a fantastic job of my makeup and my four bridesmaids. She listened to what we all wanted and did exactly what we’d hoped for. She was very professional but also really relaxed on the day even though she had 5 of us to get through! We were delighted with our make-up and had many compliments on the day. The make up lasted all day and night even in very hot temperatures! She was a pleasure to deal with from start to
finish. I would thoroughly recommend her. Thank you, Christina!

Naomi Hutchinson

Christina did my makeup for my wedding, as well as my Mum’s and one of my bridesmaid’s. She is an absolute delight to work with, very flexible and professional, and did an amazing job. We all looked and felt beautiful for the whole day, even after a lot of tears and a very sweaty ceilidh! I can’t recommend her highly enough.

Rachel Roper

Christina had the daunting task of doing my wedding makeup, and I have nothing but positive things to say about her. As someone who doesn’t wear makeup regularly I was looking for something simple and natural. Christina was great, she really put me at ease and was very chatty and friendly! I had lots of comments saying how good & natural my make up looked on the day. Can’t fault her and would recommend to anyone. Thanks again!

Kim Dallas

Christina did my makeup for me on our wedding day. She has such an amazing talent and gave us great advice on what she would recommend. She took on board all our comments and created the most perfect and natural looking makeup. Can recommend Christina completely and will definitely be using her again. What a fantastic talent you have, thanks again Christina.

Lynsey Bigley

Christina is fabulous and I would recommend her to anyone. She is so lovely and very professional, both me and my bridesmaids loved our makeup and I felt so wonderful on my special day. I had so many compliments on my makeup, I will honestly book Christina again any time I would like to have my make up done. Can’t thank her enough for a wonderful job and the price was excellent value too!

Debbie Smith

My maid-of-honour found Christina to do the make-up for me, my maid-of-honour, and my mom on my wedding day and we were so pleased with her work. We were planning a wedding in Edinburgh from the United States that got a little … complicated. Christina was totally understanding during our dramatic rollercoaster. She was super helpful as we could not do a trial before the wedding. Since we could not manage the trial, she had us send photos of ourselves and ideas of what we wanted, then perfectly executed our hopes for the makeup on the day. We all looked gorgeous if I do say so myself. The makeup lasted throughout the day and she even gave us a little bit of touchup lipstick to take with us in case we needed it. Working with her was a wonderful
experience and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for the perfect bridal makeup, or any occasion for that matter! Thank you so much, Christina!

Hayley Cohen

Christina did the makeup for my bridal party of 6 on 11/8/17. The results were amazing! We’ve never looked as good. She is a pleasure to be around and took all the stress out of the morning with her relaxed manner. Products are top quality and makeup still looked good at the end of the night. Thank you so much.

Gillian Walker

I cannot thank Christina enough. She is incredible at what she does. Takes her time and listens to what you want her to achieve but also extremely knowledgeable at what works best with skin tone etc. I cannot recommend her enough, such a kind person and so much fun to be around. I honestly cannot wait to get my make up done again by her. A true talent indeed. Thank you again. All my bridesmaid and I totally adore you and your amazing talent.

Claire Boroujerdi

Christina was absolutely amazing with my bridal party make-up! Very accommodating when arranging for my trial and on the day itself she was on time, professional and really relaxed which bounced off everyone else. Was delighted with my make-up, she did exactly what I wanted I had lots of comments on the day about it and would highly recommend Christina!

Isla Harrison

Christina did my makeup for me on our wedding day. She has such an amazing talent and gave us great advice on what she would recommend. She took on board all our comments and created the most perfect and natural looking makeup. Can recommend Christina completely and will definitely be using her again. What a fantastic talent you have, thanks again Christina.

Lynsey Whitson

Christina did my makeup on my wedding day and it was beautiful! Her application was nice and elegant and made me feel like a queen. I was truly grateful for her professionalism and expertise. It’s been almost two years since my wedding in Scotland and every time I look at the pictures I am pleased. Thanks again, Christina. I would recommend you anytime!

Melissa Dawkins

I booked Christina to be the makeup artist for myself and four bridesmaids on my wedding day and she has been fabulous from the start to the end. She was happy to travel to Glasgow for my trial and I loved her first attempt so much that I asked for the exact same thing on my wedding day. She was very organised and asked for all the info she needed so she could prep the right makeup products for my bridesmaids without actually having to meet them. On the actual day, my family surprised me with a video from my relatives who couldn’t attend, right when Christina was putting my eye makeup on. Even though I cried from the emotions of it all, she patiently re-did her work and made me look perfect again without getting flustered at all. The makeup stayed put for almost 12hrs, even after all the ceilidh dancing! I would highly recommend Christina Grace Makeup for any occasion. Thank you, Christina, for making us look so beautiful!

Katherine Leishman

Christina did my bridal makeup and she did an absolutely fabulous job! She listened to my suggestions and gave me my dream bridal makeup with a perfect soft smokey eye and lashes. It looked absolutely flawless and held up the entire day (even in the rain) without any smudges. She is sweet, talented and highly professional. I would definitely highly recommend Christina Grace Makeup to any bride/bridesmaids, or anyone having a special occasion and wishing to treat themselves to looking glam. Thanks Christina!

Christine McLaughlin