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On since 2022

Last update: January 2024

Hester lily makeup artistry is one of our top makeup artists here at hitched and is a wedding makeup Artist based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. With over nine years of experience in the makeup industry, and a Bachelor in arts degree, Hester provides a bespoke and high-quality service sure to leave you with a modern, glowing and polished look. Hester only uses the best products, making sure they are tried and tested to give a flawless and luxurious finish. Hester lily makeup artistry has a very calm, friendly, yet professional demeanour and will be there for you every step of your wedding journey.

Services Offered

Hester provides a bespoke wedding makeup service for you and your bridal party on the wedding day and can happily cater for any amount, dependant on time. Hester also has a list of other suppliers that would be available to help if the party is so large she should require an extra pair of hands. Hester can happily travel to your venue and takes a minimum of three clients per booking in peak wedding season. She will conduct a trial around 3-4 months prior to your big day and this will be when you work together to create your vision. All brides will receive a complimentary touch up bag to ensure you are confident you are feeling amazing for your whole day and all other party members will receive a lipstick top up. Hester also offers one to one lessons and occasion makeup services in the heart of Cheltenham.

  • Bridal trial
  • Bridal makeup
  • Whole day touch up service
  • Occasion makeup
  • Makeup lessons

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?


What is included in the wedding package?

Bridal trial (2-6 months before the day) Bespoke Bridal makeup includes touch up bag for the bride. Bridesmaids/party members makeup includes lipstick top up. All mobile services

How far in advance should I contact you?

Please contact Hester to book as soon as you know your wedding date, However Hester sometimes has availability for last minute brides

Do you work at homes?


What is the charge for travelling?

50 pence per mile to and from location

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?

Please contact to discuss

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


What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer is preferred

Served in

Gloucestershire and Worcestershire

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100% Recommended by couples

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16 reviews
Katie B. Sent on 26/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

Hester listened to exactly what I wanted, she is not only very professional but makes you feel so relaxed.
She really is amazing and makeup from natural to ultra glamorous look.
Knows her knowledge on all makeup brands and I felt a million dollars , wouldn’t use anyone else.
My bridesmaids also loved their makeup.
Thank you Hester so much , I had so many compliments and wows on the day, already been asked who I used.
Lots of love
Katie xxxx
Kate V. Sent on 08/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Stunning

From the moment of contact to the big day, Hester was so supportive and knowledgeable. I booked her for my wedding gift to the bride, because she never wears makeup and I wanted her to have the full experience.
Hester went above and beyond on the day, helped with the dress etc... but best of all was the make-up! Wow 👌 perfect colour match for me, even though I didn't have a trial, and most importantly the bride was happy and looked stunning, a beautiful version of herself (not over done). She applied lashes to complete the look and gave us both touch up bags, but we only used them once and the make-up lasted all night!
I will definitely be booking Hester again for future parties and weddings.
I'm a make-up artist myself and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Thank you so much.
Hollie Sent on 08/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Makeup Artist Ever

I booked Hester for my wedding to do my makeup, as well as my MOH & Mum. We were all so happy with our makeup. Hester made us feel so calm in the morning too. She's such a lovely person.
Marie B. Sent on 17/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

My wedding day 15/9/2023

Hester Lily Makeup Artistry I couldn’t choose the words if I tried to describe how special you made me feel on my wedding day🩷 I felt like a princess from the minute you arrived until you sent me on my way sealed with a kiss.

Thank you for everything love you always Marie Xx

My experience with Hester from the beginning right through to her handing me over to my son to give me away was seamless she is a true professional, kind and caring, humorous and fun to be around, she’s very flexible and extremely easy to work with, her talents are endless I just love her to bits. 🩷🩷🩷Xx

Book without any doubt!
Nicole M. Sent on 29/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing makeup artist!

Hester did mine, my mums and my bridesmaids makeup for my wedding in August. She was amazing from start to finish, listened to what I asked for during my trial and totally delivered on the day. I felt beautiful - something I don’t usually say! I truly believe it gave me the confidence to just embrace the day and enjoy every moment. Hester is such a lovely person, it was great having her there for the morning of the wedding. I can’t thank her or recommend her enough! xx
Zoe N. Sent on 06/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you!

Hester was amazing. She did two lots of bridal make up for both myself and my wife as well as my bridesmaid and mum. We all were incredibly happy with the results. I’m not the ‘girliest’ person on earth so had no idea about what to do with my bridal make up, Hester was lovely and understanding and helped me decide how I wanted it along the way!

Thank you so much, me and Nat loved meeting you and are both so happy you were a part of our day!

We 100% recommend!
Jess H. Sent on 08/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great make up artist

Hester is a fabulous make up artist who has been doing my make up for years. On the morning she created such a calming atmosphere. She did myself, 2 bridesmaids and my Mum. Everyone was thrilled with how they looked and she really listened to what we wanted. She offered so much more and was on hand to help with everything and anything. Thank you!
Jenny Sent on 15/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely perfect!

Hester was booked as the MUA for my daughter’s wedding day and as someone who doesn’t normally wear make-up, I was definitely needing some help! I was worried about looking too ‘made up’ but she got the look I wanted completely right. Perfectly natural!
Thank you Hester for making me feel so special, I really loved the look. (So much so that after the wedding, I contacted Hester and she kindly provided me with all the details of products used on the day!)
Don’t hesitate to book - you’ll be so glad you did!
Bryony E. Sent on 09/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best makeup artist and support on the day

I can’t thank Hester enough for all the support she gave me both at my wedding and leading up to it.

After my trial my skin had become drier, meaning that products weren’t sitting on my face as well as they should. Hester was on hand to discuss everything in the build up and make me feel so comfortable knowing I was in safe hands and she’d be able to switch it up on the day.

She did just that and the end result was I felt more beautiful than ever and my 5 bridesmaids and mother looked stunning.

She talked me through everything and worked up my look so that it not only gave me what I’d asked but was improved based on her experience. For example, I’d said I didn’t want lashes but she was able to suggest some that were so so natural that my lashes just looked fuller. She definitely knows best!!!

Hester was more than a make up artist. She knew when to ask if I was ok and was a source of calm all morning. She was so so lovely with my grandma as well, letting her batter away and making her feel special by having a quick go with her eyebrows and some lipstick.

Compared to other artists I’ve used before Hester honestly cannot do enough for you. The whole party had the option to have lashes, we all got little care bags for top ups for lipsticks, we were able to come back for body glow once dresses were on and she stayed with me right until we got in the car. On hand for anything we needed .

In summary you don’t get a makeup artist with Hester you get a fantastic addition to your wedding party and I couldn’t be more grateful!!
Donna L. Sent on 27/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hester lily make up

Fabulous experience for Bride, mother of bride(me)mother of the groom and 4 bridesmaids all at my house
Schedule was really good and all ready in time and worked amazingly with hairdressers
Also took the loveliest photo of my daughter
Makeup lasted until the small wee hours I think it might of still been on the next day too !
Highly recommended
Rebecca D. Sent on 26/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect finishing touch

Hester was wonderful from start to finish. From bridesmaids being added and removed to finding us at the most remote Airbnb. As a complete makeup novice I went in with a few pictures and just wanting to make sure I looked like myself…but after an amazing nights sleep!!

Hester got my look perfect in one go! Our trial was fun and her skincare recommendations were so great and helpful I am still using the products now!

On the day itself Hester felt like part of my bridal party. From helping my mum feel like her best self to joining in the dance party she was an instant friend. My makeup didn’t just last the day, I still looked amazing after 8hrs of dancing and drinking in the August sun.
Victoria H. Sent on 18/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Cotswolds finest MUA

Hester is simply the best MUA I have ever used, so of course I had to have her work her magic on me and my bridesmaids on my wedding day. We all absolutely loved our make up and I felt incredible on my wedding day thanks to Hester!
Hester made each of our make up suitable for each of us, making us all feel utterly fabulous.
I have been fortunate to have Hester give me many looks over time and not one of them has disappointed. I need another excuse to get booked in with Hester again ASAP.
Thank you for making me feel amazing, it helps you’re such a wonderful, beautiful sole too!
Emma Sent on 22/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

So lucky to have found you!

Hester responded to my enquiry within 30 minutes of sending it. She was super friendly from the offset and was able to help me extremely last minute when I’d been let down by a local MUA. She managed to fit in my trial the week before the wedding and travelled to my house. Hester was just as friendly as she had been whilst messaging and immediately set me at ease. I was sooo pleased with the look she created, I couldn’t stop taking pictures of my make up. On my wedding day, Hester was punctual, professional and extremely warm and friendly. My bridal party all raved about their make up and how lovely Hester had been. I can’t thank her enough for all of her help.
Emma M. Sent on 18/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing!

Hester was amazing; so calm and skillful! I loved my makeup and would recommend her to anyone
Jess Sent on 18/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding make-up

I can’t emphasise enough how amazing Hester is! I booked her with 2 weeks notice due to a cancellation from another MUA and I was totally blown away from start to finish. She is so lovely, kind and insanely talented at using the right products and colours on your skin. I don’t wear a lot of make up but wanted to feel special on my wedding day and Hester went above and beyond to create a look that I loved. Her products are so special and her attention to detail is incredible. Hester was an absolute joy to have there on the day and I will 100% be booking her again for future events. Thank you so much. Jess xx
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