We all know a great face starts with great skin, but a little makeup never hurts either. Whether it's for a 'help me look like I know what I'm doing' lesson or a no-holes barred application for a once-in-a-lifetime event, our goal is to make you look and feel amazing. Feel free to bring in a photo to describe the style you are after. Smokey eye, bohemian chic, daytime natural, boudoir, holiday glam; it's all just a brushstroke away.

Brands used include: Charlotte Tilbury, MAC, Smashbox, Airbase, Bobbi Brown, Kat Von D, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Makeup Geek and so much more. 


Makeup trials are the chance for you to try out makeup looks ready for your big event. Trials are held at the Shade.Beauty Studio in Gowerton, Swansea. 


Time allocated is 1 hour for bridal party and 2 hours for brides. During this time, we can try as many looks as you need to discover exactly what you want out of your makeup look. 

The trial begins with a consultation. We talk about colours, outfits and looks that you love, as well as completing a full skin consultation. We always recommend bringing some pictures of makeup looks you love. There is so much inspiration online for your bridal beauty look, even if you can't find the exact style you're envisioning, a collection of images will give me a 'feel' of the look you're going for, making the trail a smoother process. 

Then the fun begins. We can play around with as many looks as you want until we find one you're in love with! Remember, this is a time for experimentation! I always recommend pushing yourself a little out of your comfort zone. 


Once we have the look you love, pictures are taken and each product and shade are listed, to ensure we can recreate that exact look on your special day! If you're interested in what we used, you can request a copy of the product list, 


Booking a trial does NOT mean you're obligated to book for your wedding! But if you do want us the be a part of your big day, we will require a deposit to save the date in our diary! 


For your wedding day or big event, it's all about you! 

How the day will go:

I arrive at your destination 20 minutes prior to your appointment slot. This allows time for me to set up and get everything ready for your glam session. 

On booking, you'll be given an itinerary for the appointment. This is to ensure all your bridal party are fully aware of their allocated time slot. Bridal party get glam first and the bride is last. This just helps to ensure the makeup lasts as long as possible! We allow 30 minutes for each bridal party member and 45 minutes -1 hour for the bride.

To be able to spend as much time as possible on the makeup application, we ask you turn up with a clean, makeup free face.

After everyone is glammed up and ready to go, we have a last minute touch up of lipstick before you head off to enjoy your special day. 

Brides also receive a complimentary touch up kit to keep you looking fresh all day long!