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On since 2022

Last update: April 2024

Ready to feel like a film star on your wedding day?

Cecile Llewelyn-Bowen is a professional makeup artist based in the Cotswolds specialising in romantic, cinematic makeup for every face, that makes you feel like the best version of yourself - and then some!

Services Offered

Cecile is truly passionate about makeup, and it is her mission to have you looking - and most importantly, feeling - like a Hollywood movie star on your big day. Included in the packages, she offers are:

- Individual, 3/4 or strip lashes

- A 1.5 - 2 hour bridal makeup preview

- A comprehensive, luxury skincare application tailored to your skin

- Bespoke makeup and skincare advice

- Luxury, high-end products such as Nars, Giorgio Armani, Dior, Hourglass and Charlotte Tilbury

- Professional beauty photographs that are yours to keep

- A complimentary touch-up kit to keep your makeup fresh all day long!

She is mobile and happy to come to your home, wedding venue or wherever you are getting ready - initially trained in film directing and with two small children, she has no problem with an early wake-up call and will be available for touch-ups until you leave for the ceremony, or can return later for a makeup change at an extra cost if you desire it. Whether you are nervous about makeup or already have a look in mind, she will work with you to design a look that is flattering, timelessly lovely and durable. On the day itself, she is always punctual, personable and presentable, and can provide makeup for your entire bridal party up to six people, or source an assistant for larger numbers still.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Image advice

What is included in the wedding package?

- zoom consultation - bespoke makeup and skincare advice during your trial - luxury brands such as Nars, Armani and Charlotte Tilbury - individual, strip or 3/4 lashes

How far in advance should I contact you?

As soon as you can!

Do you work at homes?


What is the charge for travelling?

No charge up to 20 miles from Cirencester and 65p per mile after that

What is your main business area?

Make up

Could you stay with the bride until the photo shoot?


How many people can you beautify for one wedding?

It depends on the time of your wedding but usually up to 6, not including little bridesmaids

Can you provide your beauty services for pre-wedding and post-wedding photography?


What are the forms of payment?

Invoice and bacs transfer
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Reviews for Cecile Llewelyn-Bowen MUA

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Vicki A. Sent on 23/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

There are not enough words…..

….to praise this amazing lady!!
I was a complete newbie to having any make up done but knew from the minute I had contact with Cecile I would be in safe hands but didn’t quite realise how safe!!
Contact prior was great and quick, the trial was on one of THE hottest days of the year and straight away myself and my mum were very comfortable and felt at ease with having our make up done as she perfected what we showed and spoke about AND it lasted the heat!
Then the big day came and I can honestly say Cecile was one of the people that totally made my day! She not only did make up for a variety of ages in the party who all loved theirs but in all the goings on ( my lost shoes to name one 😩 ) kept me really focused and calm and for that I can not thank her enough. Also her reaction and words of gorgeousness to me in my dress ( insecure me….never ) really made me tear up on the day and after which just shows how genuine she is as a person and professional!
I want to do it all over again not just because it was the best day marrying my best friend but because of her I felt AMAZING and will recommend her a million times over!!
Thank you Cecile xxx
Sian Sent on 18/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Phenomenal and so friendly

Cecile was my wedding MUA, for myself, mother, MOH & Bridesmaid.
From my initial enquiry, Cecile was so friendly and attentive. We quickly booked in a trial - this was well worth it and a great session to both feel glamorous and pampered whilst honing my wedding look. On the day, Cecile was fab - super calm and worked through my bridal party like a star. She got all of our looks perfectly. If you’re looking for a professional, warm and creative MUA. This is it!
Thank you x
Stitch T. Sent on 09/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fun and relaxed

Where do I start?! We chatted, we shared ideas, it was fun and relaxed, I had a ball. I felt listened to and I think we ended up with unique looks that were exactly what we wanted. Brilliant!
Sarah N. Sent on 19/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Would 100% recommend

Cecile did an amazing job at my wedding and I couldn't have been happier. She was very professional, collecting details on ideas and any sensitivities well ahead of time and coordinating with my hair stylist to put together a 'morning of' timeline, but also very friendly, helping to create a very chilled atmosphere on the day. I don't usually wear makeup, so was a little nervous about not looking natural, but Cecile made me feel very relaxed and created a lovely look, and was willing to make small changes following the trial to make me feel happier. My bridesmaids had quite different styles, and Cecile executed both beautifully, including providing hypoallergenic makeup for one of them at the last minute. The MOB and MOG were also both very happy with their makeup. My makeup felt so natural I forgot I was wearing any, but also lasted all day, so there was no worrying about it at any point. I would highly recommend Cecile as she is both very talented and versatile. I loved how I looked and felt on the day and really wouldn't have changed anything. Thanks Cecile!
Rebecca R. Sent on 22/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Relaxed and Professional

I can highly recommend Cecile, she was just wonderful from our first messages swapped, all the way to our wedding day. Cecile understood me instantly. She created the most beautiful natural look for myself and my bridesmaids. She even made my little flower girls feel extra special by treating them with some suprise make up on the day, we all felt so beautiful. I'm not a big make up person and Cecile put me at easy instantly.
Samuel S. Sent on 06/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating


Amazing male and female make up for our wedding that lasted all day and looked flawless!
Amy P. Sent on 05/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend!

Cecile was wonderful from the very first contact to the last moments. She was such lovely company, used only premium products, listened to what I said and used her own creativity to achieve an amazing result. Having my make up done by her made me feel completely at ease and confident and made a real difference to my day. I wish she could do my make up every day! Highly recommend!
Anne-Marie S. Sent on 01/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Cecile is fabtastic!

She’s an artist!! I am a 51 year old bride and Cecile did a wonderful job making me look fabulous for my wedding whilst understanding ageing skin. I particularly loved how she did my eyes! Perfection! She was also so calming and kept my pre wedding nerves at bay! She’s an absolute sweetheart and truly is amazing!
Anna Sent on 08/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Deserves all the awards she's won!

Cecile is a wonderful make-up artist. Firstly, she turned me, my Mum and my bridesmaids into the most beautiful version of ourselves, with incredible make-up that miraculously looked invisible but also lasted all day. Most importantly we all looked like ourselves. Cecile is an amazing listener - she listened to what each of us wanted, and adjusted accordingly, including with my Mum who never wears make-up and was very nervous. Cecile is also the most calming influence and perfect for the morning of a wedding, bringing and instilling in everyone a quiet confidence. If only I could have a Cecile setting me up for every day, I can't imagine what I could achieve!
Chloe H. Sent on 28/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Chloe Hollister

Cecile was amazing and I would definitely recommend her. She did me my mum and my grandmas makeup. We all had our own different looks which suited us all perfectly. On the day she really helped calm my nerves and we all had lots of fun through the chaos! She made us all look and feel so beautiful and I wish she could do my makeup everyday!!
Angie P. Sent on 12/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The loveliest and most talented make up artist!

Cecile is just a pleasure to be around and work with, she has a calm presence and nothing is too much trouble she was a delight to have with us on my wedding day and the quality of the makeup was outstanding.
Cecile is a true artist and did our makeup perfectly, forever grateful. x
Nikki W. Sent on 28/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A truly wonderful experience

Cecile was amazing from start to finish, I cannot recommend her highly enough. Her passion and enthusiasm for her art is contagious, she was a pleasure to spend time with and so professional. My make-up was perfect, as someone who doesn't wear alot day to day I was a little nervous about being over made up (it has happened before) but Cecile made me look so natural and feel beautiful, the make up was also so light I didn't even notice it and it lasted all day and all night. Thank you, you were amazing Cecile!
Joanna H. Sent on 15/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Cecile was fantastic and made me feel like the beautiful bride I’d hoped to be

I’m not a make up wearer. And I was very nervous about being ‘on show’ for the day!!! But Cecile was fab, she understood the look I wanted, and had a very calming manner. She did a fantastic job on all of our make up and we were all so happy. The make up was brilliant quality, lasting all day. She was professional throughout and just lovely to deal with. I’d recommend her to anyone!!
Claire M. Sent on 15/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Wedding Make Up

Cecile was brilliant, very calm and friendly and helped calm down wedding day nerves! We all loved her make up - she makes us look like fabulous versions of ourselves! My sisters in law and I loved our glamorous look whilst my Mum opted for and loved her natural look. I very much recommend Cecile to anyone looking for perfect wedding day make up (which lasted all day!) Thank you Cecile!
Annie-Mai Sent on 06/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating


Cecile was the perfect MUA! She listened to my ideas and brought her creative flair to create a look that I couldn’t have been any happier with. Highly recommend!
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