Top 5 Bridal Makeup Artists In Ireland

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We asked you, the readers, to nominate and vote for your favourite wedding suppliers and businesses in the Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2017. The votes are in and we are proud to unveil the best wedding makeup artist’s across Ireland and Northern Ireland. We have a total of four amazing finalists and one well-deserved winner…


The Winner

The Winner of our much-coveted award for wedding & bridal makeup of the year is:

Paddy McGurgan Makeup Artist

Paddy McGurgan started within the industry training with brands such as; MAC, Laura Mercier, Stila, Nars, Becca, to name but a few, proceeding then to become a freelance makeup artist, with clients such as Mischa Barton, The Saturdays, Girls Aloud and Yasmin Le bon building his skill talent and ability further. Paddy has previously been awarded Winner of European Creative Make-up Artist of the Year and Winner in the Professional Category of Illamasqua Distinction of Makeup Artistry. Paddy has worked at London and Paris Fashion Week and high profile prestigious shows. He also has his own makeup stores across NI with niche and exclusive makeup brands to NI. Furthermore, Paddy has featured in several UK and international fashion and makeup magazines including New York’s ‘Institute Magazine’. As one of the most widely recognized makeup artists both nationally and internationally, Paddy McGurgan can create your dream bridal look.

Paddy McGurgan Makeup Artist

Visit the website here, email or call 028 9043 4007


Our remaining four finalists that have also secured spots as the best wedding photographers across Ireland and Northern Ireland (and in no particular order) are…

Sandra Gillen Makeup

Sandra Gillen is an award winning professional freelance makeup artist that covers bridal makeup nationwide. Internationally fully qualified, Sandra studied in the School of Makeup Artistry in Galway, and is based in Cloonmoyle, Tuam, Ireland.


Sandra Gillen Makeup- photo cred: Melissa Mannion 

Visit Sandra on Facebook @sandragillenmakeup, email or call +353 (087) 2129216


Maid by Sinead

Sinead has graduated from the prestigious Oonagh Boman School of makeup. Sinead specialises in bridal makeup freelancing throughout N.I and further afield. Based in Lisburn, Maid by Sinead is highly regarded for her fresh, natural and flawless makeup, known to create unique and specific looks tailored to every individuals needs. Sinead will be on hand on your special day to make you feel like a relaxed, pampered and beautiful blushing bride.


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Maid by Sinead

Follow Sinead on Facebook @maidbysinead, call 07811 030471 or visit the website here


Maeve Hollywood Pro Make Up & Beauty

Maeve Hollywood is a fully qualified freelance professional makeup artist with over 12 years experience in the beauty industry. She uses the best in the business of makeup brands including Mac, Georgio Armani, Charlotte Tilbury, Dior, Bare Minerals, Estee Lauder or Anastasia Beverly Hills. Situated in Dundalk, Ireland, specialises in bridal and occasion makeup.


Maeve Hollywood Pro Makeup & Beauty- photo cred: Dermot Sullivan

Follow Maeve on Facebook @Maeve Hollywood Pro Make Up & Beauty or call +353 876149917

Rebecca Bryson Hair & Make Up

Rebecca Bryson is an accomplished and creative makeup artist with experience in all aspects of makeup: fashion, video, print, bridal and special effects. Now based in Belfast, Rebecca trained at the prestigious Samala Robinson Academy in Auckland, New Zealand, achieving a certificate in Fashion Make up and Design, and Special FX make up, and has over 7 years experience in the Make up Artistry profession, having worked with many top photographers, models, and celebrities alike. Rebecca can offer bespoke packages to suit brides and as well as special occasion make up, one on one and group lessons, and parties. Rebecca is available to travel to locations, and welcomes you to view a portfolio of some of her work.

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Rebecca Bryson Makeup Artistry

Visit the website here , email or phone: 07808 184667



Set Featured Image Credit: Paddy McGurgan Makeup Artist


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