Hi, I'm Rachel. I am a professionally trained makeup artist, specialising in Editorial, TV and Fashion makeup as well as Special occasion and Bridal makeup. My sole focus and passion is to make all of my clients look and feel their very best.

Since I was a child growing up in Leeds I have had a passion for makeup, fashion and art. After leaving art college I worked in the fashion industry for a number of years, and the time that I spent organising and coordinating numerous fashion shoots confirmed to me that I needed to follow my heart and do the thing I had wanted to do since I picked up my first kohl liner when I was three years old. It sounds like a cliche, but makeup has always been my calling.

Since training at the Manchester School of Makeup, I have never looked back.

Regardless of who my client is it is important to me that I meet their brief to the highest standards, using my creativity and an instinctive understanding of what is right. I am professional and hard working, and am told that I have a warm northern personality – this combination always works to put people at ease when the pressure is on.

I love working with people – it’s what I do best. I believe in bringing out the best in people by enhancing their natural beauty and creating flawless complexions.

It is important to me that whoever is sat in my makeup chair feels relaxed and comfortable before they step out into the spotlight, whether it be in front of a camera or as a bride walking down the aisle.

I am based in Leeds, West Yorkshire but have worked all across the UK.

Photography by Suzy Mitchell

I have worked on numerous and exciting jobs over the years, for the BBC and ITV on soap operas, sports, politics, news and breakfast shows, filming numerous TV Commercials for independent production houses, and my work has been used for clients such as Barbour and House of Fraser. I have been employed as a consultant offering makeup training and advice, and have also supported Elizabeth Arden at London Fashion week.

I am lucky enough to work with lots of lovely private clients, visiting them at their homes or hotels to offer makeup for special events. I can help you look flawless, elegant and timeless on your wedding day with a beautiful, bespoke make-up look that we will have arranged and agreed in advance of your wedding day.

I also hold private makeup lessons to women or young ladies who wish to learn professional techniques in applying their own makeup. If you would like to know more about my work then please feel free to contact me or alternatively if you would like useful hints and tips then please follow me on Facebook or Twitter.