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On since 2020

Last update: November 2023

Lara James Make Up are an experienced wedding makeup provider, based out of Rochester, Kent, that can serve Kent, London, and beyond. Company owner and professional makeup artist Lara James has worked in the fashion and beauty industry for over 30 years. She began her career as a model at the age of 18 and garnered a wealth of first-hand knowledge of professional beauty techniques during this time. Lara founded her own makeup business over ten years ago and has been helping to-be-weds to feel beautiful on their big day ever since.

Services Offered

Lara James Make Up aim to make you look and feel comfortable and confident in your own skin on your special day. Lara specialises in accentuating her clients’ natural beauty with high-quality products from brands like Chanel, Dior, MAC, Estee Lauder, and many more. She strongly recommends a makeup trial so that you can get to know each other and Lara can discover your skin type and beauty ideas. She will document the exact products and colours used to achieve your final look so that your application on your wedding day is stress-free. Lara can provide her professional makeup services on your big day at your wedding location for your convenience. She is also happy to beautify the wedding party, mothers-of-the-couple, and additional guests-of-honour.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?


How far in advance should I contact you?

The sooner the enquiry the better to ensure the best possible availability, particularly if your wedding is on a Friday Saturday or Sunday as these days get booked up very quickly

Do you work at homes?


What is the charge for traveling?

I cover Rochester and surrounding area free of charge a small travel supplement will be applied for other areas. please quote your location when making an enquiry and I can provide information

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?

Depending on the time of the wedding, I am able to complete bridal parties of up to 8 people on my own, for bigger parties I can bring an assistant

Do you beautify the bride for prewedding and postwedding photography?


What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer or Cash
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28 reviews
Oliwia G. Married on 20/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Simply amazing!

Lara was simply amazing! Very professional and friendly. I was very happy with my wedding makeup, it was everything I wanted , beautiful, natural and it lasted all day ! I've received many compliments from our wedding guests. One thing that I'm finding very important is the fact that Lara really focuses on cleanliness. I'd like to highly recommend Lara to anyone who's looking for a professional makeup artist.
Gemma K. Married on 06/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing makeup and excellent value

I’m so glad that I booked Lara to do my wedding makeup for me, my bridesmaids and mum. She took time to check what we liked and got the look first time. Lots of people told me how natural my makeup looked and I couldn’t have been happier with it. Lara made sure everything was easy on the day, with her caring, professional and calm way. Book her and you won’t be disappointed. If I ever want professional makeup doing again for an event I know to not even bother looking elsewhere.
Hayley W. Married on 20/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic experience - highly recommended

Lara did the make up for my wedding. I had a trial before the actual day. Overall she was great - she took the time to understand what I was looking for and what my preferences are, was easy to chat to and helped with finding the right lipstick and sorting out my dress at the last minute! I felt like I was in great hands and was very happy with the experience overall! Highly recommend!
K Ford-Hutchings Married on 03/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Professional, kind and brilliant

Where do I start, I cannot begin to thank Lara enough; she was not only proffesional, but also so kind and went above and beyond. Lara made-up myself my bridesmaid and my mother and we were all over-the-moon with how our looks turned out. My mum and bridesmaid looked beautiful, they hadn't had a trial prior to the wedding day, but Lara knew exactly what worked for them and they looked natural and radiant.

My whole experience with Lara from the get-go was nothing but postive, she put me at ease at my trial and we found what worked best for me and the look I was going for. On the day, Lara was again brilliant, she took care with my look and even made sure I took time to eat, rather than rushing me and keeping me calm. Our makeup lasted all day and still looked fresh by the time the wedding finished at 1am.

I will always recommend Lara and will use her in the future. I can't begin to thank Lara enough!
Kate xx
Kate T. Married on 02/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

 absolutely loved my bridal make up 🌟

Lara is so professional and made me and my bridal party feel so comfortable. She really took her time to make sure we were all happy with our look, the make up did not budge all day! I’d recommend Lara to anyone
Izzy W. Married on 29/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning makeup

For my wedding, I had five bridesmaids plus me, Lara was happy to come at 6.30am to do all our makeup. She was professional, came on time and did an absolutely amazing job. We all felt absolutely beautiful. Thank you Lara for us look and feel beautiful
Gemma Married on 29/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful natural look makeup

Lara did my Bridal makeup for my wedding along with my bridesmaids and mums makeup too. Lara was friendly and so understanding of everyone’s preferences and really made us all look lovely. I was apprehensive of getting my makeup done as I wanted a very natural look and Lara did that. I would highly recommend Lara
Melissa B. Married on 20/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent and very professional kind lady

Very friendly and professional makeup artist. Did my best friends wedding Oliwia and Andy Giles.

I recommend Lara she is superb and has lots of experience in what she does. She transformed us all in elegant looking ladies.

Great job Lara

Georgie S. Married on 09/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you thank you thank you!!!

Lara did an absolutely brilliant job on my wedding day, making me feel so fantastic. Lara put me completely at ease and somehow managed to make me look natural AND flawless! Lara had such a knack for finding the perfect colours for my skin tone. I felt like a princess all day - I had so many compliments on my make up and didn’t need to top up at all despite a lot of sweaty dancing! She is warm, enthusiastic, friendly and professional which meant I had such an enjoyable experience. Lara has adjusted her work practices to be covid safe. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to look and feel their best (i.e. everyone)! I can’t wait for another event so I can rebook.
Elena Married on 01/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent, professional and most importantly: CLEAN

Lara did a fabulous job on myself and my bridal party's makeup for our wedding that we fitted in just before lockdown.

I booked her on the back of her great reviews here and was not disappointed. It goes without saying that the makeup was fantastic. I wanted to add how she really went the extra mile to be covid-compliant. The face mask plus face shield and non stop sanitisation of her hands, products and tools was really reassuring. I understand that she took all the extra sanitisation measures of tools and products before the pandemic anyway and mostly it was the face mask and shield that were new additions to her covid makeup toolbox. This really put us at ease and I would love to hire her again for special occasion makeup.
Thank you Lara!
Bethany Married on 07/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect from start to finish!!

Lara did the most perfect job on our wedding day. She made up myself, my mum and four bridesmaids. It felt like having another member of the family in the bridal party with her in the morning. She is so calm, and personable and did the most fantastic job on us all. My skin can be a little tricky but Lara was able to cover this perfectly. I wanted a really natural look for us all and, she did just that. We still had plenty of time in the morning to have some fun without feeling rushed at all. I couldn't be happier that we chose Lara and I would recommend her make-up skills to anyone if you want a calm, professional and just truly lovely person to share the morning of your wedding with. Thank you again Lara.
Kristian Married on 02/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Can't recommend her more highly!

Lara did my make up, two bridesmaids, my mother, and my now mother-in-law. We all had individual looks that suited us perfectly and her calm approach left everyone feeling relaxed and happy for the day ahead. I couldn't have hoped for a more skilled or kinder person on the day. My skin has never glowed as much and I felt confident having my pictures taken all day and evening. The bridesmaids loved their make up and both the my mother and my now mother-in-law felt confident and looked beautiful. Thanks so much Lara, you are brilliant at what you do. Can't recommend her more highly. Jackie
Peter Married on 27/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t recommend highly enough (mother of the bride)

Lara did make up for myself my Daughter (bride) and three bridesmaids, Lara was absolutely brilliant would highly recommend nothing was too much trouble.
All of our wedding day make up lasted all day and night and the pots of Lippy was brilliant. Lara knows her stuff.
If you want a friendly professional lady then Lara is the lady to call.
Thanks again
Kate Married on 05/11/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so much!

Thank you so much for making me look and feel beautiful on my special day. Lara is talented, patient and friendly. I would happily recommend you to any of my friends that are getting married. Everyone complemented on how beautiful my make up looked. I was so happy with my make up and wouldn't have changed a thing.
Kate Married on 05/11/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so much

Thank you so much for making me look and feel beautiful on my special day. She is talented, patient and friendly. I would happily recommend you to any of my friends that are getting married. Everyone complemented on how beautiful my make up looked. I was so happy with my make up and wouldn't have changed a thing. Thank you so much
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