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Gillian Rachel Elizabeth MUA is a professional makeup artist based in Bath, Somerset, who specialises in luxury wedding looks. Gillian has worked with hundreds of brides of all ages, skin types, and features over their 12 years in the industry. For her, there is no better feeling than giving women the confidence to walk down the aisle, glowing from the inside out.

Services Offered

Gillian Rachel Elizabeth MUA appreciates that for many, going bare-faced and trusting someone else with their makeup can be nerve-wracking. Her intention is to make you feel as comfortable as possible, working with you to craft a bespoke look that speaks to your unique beauty. Trained in the London College of Beauty and Makeup, Gillian honed her skills in the capital, working across editorial and fashion spheres. This background has equipped her with the expertise to achieve flawless applications that transfer seamlessly to photographs and film.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Beauty treatments

What is included in the wedding package?

A Bridal Trial is included for all my Brides, as this allows us the time to get to know one another, and for me, the chance to work out what style brings out your beauty to allow you to shine

How far in advance should I contact you?

Ideally a year ahead of the wedding date due to demand to avoid disappointment. However, I occasionally have openings so always ask and if I can help, would be delighted to!

Do you work at homes?


What is the charge for travelling?

I charge mileage outside a 20mile radius of my home

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?

I can book up to 8 members of the bridal party myself, anything above this I would bring an assistant along

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


What are the forms of payment?

50% deposit is due at the time of booking due to demand to secure the date, the outstanding balance is due 4 weeks before the wedding
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Reviews for Gillian Rachel Elizabeth MUA

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Siula D. Sent on 22/05/2024
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Couldn’t recommend enough!!

Gillian was absolutely fantastic, I absolutely loved my makeup and it lasted all day! she really listened to all my bridesmaids and created a look for each of them that was perfect! She was also super friendly, flexible, and relaxed throughout the whole experience. Thank you again!!
Vicky W. Sent on 20/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely addition to my day

I met Gillian at a wedding show and booked her for my wedding day. We had a trial where we chatted about my make up style and agreed on my look for the big day. Gillian was a lovely addition to my wedding morning and is very friendly. She did a fantastic job on my make up for the day and to turned out exactly as I was wanting. The bridesmaids and my mum also all looked beautiful. I would recommend Gillian as a wedding make up artist, she did a great job on the day and was a lovely addition to my morning.
Nicky B. Sent on 15/11/2023
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Fantastic experience

G was absolutely fantastic, listened to my ideas about what was wanted or not wanted & individualised the make up look. Very friendly & professional. Made someone who never wears makeup feel comfortable & beautiful
Racheal D. Sent on 14/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Book Gillian while you have the chance!

Gillian was brillaint. It was just like adding an extra friend to the bridal party. She’s super warm and welcoming and made everyone really comfortable. She went above and beyond. You won’t be disappointed if you book with her
Emma W. Sent on 28/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

April Wedding

Gillian really spent time to get to know me and my bridal party and how we wore out make up. She wanted us to look like the best versions of ourselves and definitely did that.
Lois F. Sent on 04/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

If I could give me stars, I would!

There are not enough stars to give Gillian! I feel so lucky that I got to have Gillian with us on our wedding day. She was absolutely incredible. Not only did she make me look sensational, she helped in every way she could. Listened to what every individual bridesmaid wanted to look like, and was just all round incredible.
She was fantastic at communicating and helped so much at creating a calm energy on the day. I cannot recommend her enough!
Alice T. Sent on 12/03/2024
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Gillian is quite simply put the perfect make up artist for your big day!! Nothing was too much trouble on the day Gillian was dedicated to everyone leaving looking there best. Her expertise and relaxed nature ensured the whole bridal party, even a reluctant mother of the bride, looked and felt their most natural and confident best throughout the day!

I really cannot thank you enough Gillian!
Hannah Sent on 20/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Went above and beyond!!!

Thank you so much G! G done my bridal make up and make up for two bridesmaids too. She went above and beyond helping us get ready (not just the make up but helping with the dress too!) I would recommend G 100%, definitely made me feel at ease on the wedding day and helped to ensure everything could go as smoothly as she could! Thank you again G!
Phillipa J. Sent on 22/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't have done it without her

Where to begin, G was such a claiming knowledgeable force to have by my side and throughout the whole process kept me grounded snd secure in my choice of makeup and style. At the trial she allowed for additional time to try different looks and took photos and videos for us to compare at the end.

The time and attention to detail she put in was 5* along with giving me access to all of her luxury products in her kit.

I will forever cherish my photos and look back on my day knowing she made me look the best possible version of myself

Thank you!

Highly recommended, book her now!
Nicola G. Sent on 19/11/2023
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Thank you Gillian

I just wanted to personally say a massive thankyou to you for being there on our special day. U r truly an incredible woman, a massive help for me that morning I don’t know what I would have done without you! The makeup looked fantastic not just for me but for everyone. Everyone looked stunning, u have such talent ❤️ xxxx
Cally Sent on 14/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Knowledgeable, relaxed and positive!

Gillian is very knowledgeable about what she does and did not make me feel uncomfortable about knowing VERY little about make up! Going from my summer trial to my autumn wedding my skin tone had turned lighter and my hair had changed- I had a ‘night before’ panic but when Gillian arrived she put me at ease. Gillian was knowledgeable about weddings and wedding suppliers which was really supportive and helpful during the wedding process. Gillian was so positive and kind and when I couldn’t find a lipstick for the big day she even gave me hers-what a gem! Photos uploaded are from the trial and the morning of the wedding.
Caitlin Y. Sent on 14/11/2023
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Couldn’t have asked for more

Gillian recently did my makeup for my wedding and it couldn’t have been more perfect. I had a trial with Gillian and she was so helpful in planning that we have it on the same day as my hair trial so that we get the full look, she happily accommodated my request for a weekend due to childcare and when in my trial she listened when I asked for changes to my makeup.

On the wedding day Gillian did mine, my mum and 3 bridesmaids makeup, it all ran smoothly, on time and we all loved our end result! Gillian also gave such a warm and calm feeling to my wedding morning.

My husband loved my makeup and most importantly it stayed on through the entire day, lasted through lots of dancing and still looked perfect at the end of the night!

Thank you Gillian, couldn’t recommend you more! X
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