Welcome to Rachel O'Dell Makeup

Beauty, fashion, editorial and weddings


Bridal makeup artist

Look timeless, flawless and beautiful


Fashion makeup

Makeup for fashion editorial or TV


Rachel O’Dell is a talented, dedicated and well-respected makeup artist working for the BBC as well as freelancing for many respected brands and clients. Rachel’s home is in Yorkshire and she works throughout the north of England, London and Europe.

Whether you require her skills for a private event, bridal makeup at your upcoming wedding, or you are making a commercial enquiry for fashion, editorial or TV then please don’t hesitate get in touch.


Rachel is a very talented Makeup artist who is clearly passionate about her art, which is reflected in her enthusiasm to try new looks and products. She is often asked to do a whole face of makeup and hair in just 20 minutes, and does it without fuss. Rachel is brilliant with guests whether it be an MP or a viewer. She has a real eye for detail and is an asset to the Look North presentation team.

Amy GarciaBBC Look North

Rachel is a great person to have on your team. Her makeup skills match her people skills and she always produces great results. Having worked with her on a variety of assignments, including fashion and PR, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for any type of makeup work.

Claire ChojnowskiProfessional Photographer

Rachel is a fantastic and talented Makeup artist. In addition to being highly skilled, she has a calming and fun personality which took the stress out of the morning of the wedding preparations. She listened to exactly what I wanted and created a look that was natural, flawless and lasted the whole day and night without me looking overdone. I would say that I looked like me, but on a really, really good day. Rachel gave me the confidence I needed on my wedding day and for that I am so grateful, thank you.

BellaWedding at The Crab and Lobster, Thirsk

Thank you so, so much for making me look amazing on the most special day of my life! I felt brilliant all day. Thank you also for our card!

LouiseWedding at Monk Fryston Hall

Thank you for making me look and feel a million bucks! I appreciate your flexibility in planning and coordinating with my trial and the wedding day. You made what could of been a stressful situation into an easy one from across the pond. A massive thank you again!


Thank you for making the day truly memorable and for making my wedding makeup so amazing!