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Lara James Make Up

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About

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 eight 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.

Highlights

Services

Makeup

Home service

Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

Yes

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?

Yes

What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer or Cash

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    Georgie S. Married on 09/08/2021
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    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.
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    Elena Married on 01/11/2020
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    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!
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    Bethany Married on 07/09/2019
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    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.
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    Kristian Married on 02/08/2018
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    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
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    Peter Married on 27/06/2017
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    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
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    Kate Married on 05/11/2016
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    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.
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    Kate Married on 05/11/2016
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    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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    Georgie Married on 01/01/2000
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    What a fantastic job!

    I was so pleased with my lovely natural look that Lara created on my trial so I booked her straight away for my wedding. She listened to what I wanted and gradually added more to areas like my eyes. Lara is so friendly and bubbly she instantly put me at ease. The make up lasted all day and I received so many compliments of how I looked, which is down to Lara's talents. Lara made me feel so beautiful. I would highly recommend. Thank you so much!
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    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
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    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
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    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!
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    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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    Heading Highly recommended

    I had been recommended Lara by a friend who had used her for her wedding.
    From the first contact, to the make up trial and then the morning of my wedding Lara was very friendly, professional and so helpful. I was so pleased with my wedding make up, I felt that Lara listened to me and how I wanted my look to be and managed to keep my make up natural (which was so important to me as I do not usually wear a lot of make up) but used enough product for the pictures! My make up lasted all day, which allowed more time for dancing and enjoying the day! I would highly recommend.
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    MOB and Daughters Wedding

    We had a trial with Lara first and that was excellent. Listen to both our requirements. On the big day it’s self it was even better can not thank you enough. Loved my make up as I am older made me feel special. My daughter looked stunning and the bridesmaids as well. She was so professionally. Words are not enough.
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    Larissa
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    Outstanding Makeup Artist and a lovely, professional person

    Throughout the wedding planning process I had the pleasure (or displeasure!) of communicating with many vendors. Lara was probably the best that I have ever dealt with, from the first email I sent to her, to the last stroke of her makeup brush on the day. She is not only diligent, professional and skilled, but was also just fantastic at dealing with the varied demands of myself and my bridal party.
    Lara was a lovely energy on the morning of the wedding and in the trial she really listened to what I wanted, provided options and gentle guidance. Lara, I cannot thank you enough for your makeup artistry!

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