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On since 2020

Last update: May 2024

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 travelling?

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

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


What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer or Cash
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Reviews for Lara James Make Up

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Oliwia G. Sent on 04/09/2022
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. Sent on 17/11/2023
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.
K Ford-Hutchings Sent on 08/01/2023
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
Izzy W. Sent on 30/12/2022
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 Sent on 30/12/2022
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
Hayley W. Sent on 26/12/2022
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!
Kate T. Sent 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
Melissa B. Sent on 04/09/2022
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. Sent on 12/09/2021
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 Sent on 19/01/2021
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!
Flora Sent on 06/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Very natural and lasted the whole day

I cannot thank Lara enough for the beautiful bridal makeup on my wedding day. After a very reassuring trial a few months before my wedding, both my mum and I felt completely relaxed on the day. The makeup was exactly what I wanted - very natural and lasted the whole day. Also, Lara is the perfect addition to any wedding morning - she is calm, efficient and doesn't even mind the bridesmaids quizzing her about makeup. I have absolutely no regrets and I only wish I had another big event coming up so that I could have it done all over again. Thank you Lara x
Leta Sent on 06/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend

Lara is a lovely lady, very professional and very friendly, easy going and did our makeup perfectly to what we wanted. She worked hard on the day and made us feel very special.
I would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone.
Thank you Lara.
Leta x
Bethany Sent on 16/10/2019
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.
Nuala Sent on 18/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Total bliss

Lara did a wonderful job on my wedding day. She made up myself, my mum, and four bridesmaids and everyone looked and felt amazing. Lara was calm and efficient (we had plenty of time for photographs before we left for the 1pm church ceremony!), but no one felt the slightest bit rushed or under pressure. I wanted a natural look with a touch of glamour around the eyes and Lara achieved just that. I love looking back at our wedding photographs!
Louise Sent on 17/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A Wonderful Job

"A wonderful job"  
Lara did a wonderful job on my wedding day. She made up myself, my mum, and four bridesmaids and everyone looked and felt amazing. Lara was calm and efficient (we had plenty of time for photographs before we left for the ?1pm? church ceremony!), but no one felt the slightest bit rushed or under pressure. I wanted a natural look with a touch of glamour around the eyes and Lara achieved just that. I love looking back at our wedding photographs!
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