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Makeup By Carlie is a professional wedding makeup artist based in Colchester, Essex, covering the whole of Essex, Suffolk & UK & Destination. Specialising in soft, romantic, natural makeup, Carlie will ensure you look and feel the most beautiful version of yourself. It is essential to Carlie that you feel comfortable and adore your wedding look. Carlie is a calm, stress-free artist who will ensure you walk down the aisle feeling confident and gorgeous. Carlie prides herself on being really organised and responsive, by booking Carlie as your makeup artist, she will make your entire experience relaxed and enjoyable.

Services Offered

Makeup By Carlie offers a variety of bespoke wedding packages so you can find the perfect service for your special day. Makeup trials are included in the bundles so you can fine-tune your look for your celebration. Carlie provides a very flexible experience, tending to your needs and being willing to travel.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Other (LVL)

What is included in the wedding package?

High end quality products are used to create your bespoke makeup look, including luxury individual lashes. A trial & unlimited communication are provided, I can travel to your chosen venue or location

How far in advance should I contact you?

I advise to reserve your date as soon as you have begun planning as key dates tend to go really quickly, so around 12-18 months in advance. I can cater to last minute bookings so get in touch to check

Do you work at homes?


What is the charge for travelling?

0.50p per mile

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?

6, so the bride & 5 members of the wedding party

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


What are the forms of payment?

Stripe, bank transfer
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Reviews for Makeup By Carlie

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Nicola S. Sent on 13/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating


Finding the right make up artist for any event is such a big decision, Carlie surpassed all expectations. From the lead up to our wedding, the trials , the communication and the day itself - she was faultless.

I’d highly recommend Carlie staying on , as the allowed a touch up for the bridal team post speeches ! Also a slight change in my look for the evening.
May M. Sent on 24/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Carlie is the best!

I honestly cannot recommend Carlie enough - she truly made my wedding morning. She is an incredible makeup artist - my makeup completely fulfilled the brief of natural, glowing makeup for all my bridesmaids and myself. I don't normally wear much makeup, so I loved that she created a look that wasn't heavy at all. She did all the makeup in really good time (to a schedule she prepared in advance) and the makeup lasted the whole day. But not only is Carlie great at makeup, you can also tell that she truly loves her job: she brought an incredibly positive, uplifting and calming energy to the day, and made us feel fabulous and confident. Carlie also goes the extra mile: she stayed with me right until I had to leave for the church, taking photos, looking after bouquets, helping me sort my veil and just giving me company once all my bridesmaids had gone ahead of me. It was unbelievably thoughtful. Carlie is amazing at her job, and I couldn't recommend her more.
Nadine K. Sent on 28/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Bridal Make up!!

Carlie was amazing, not only did she make us all look and feel fabulous she also helped to calm me when things got a little crazy. Our make up lasted all day, even through all the tears!! I would 100% recommend her to all brides to be.
Kirsty N. Sent on 20/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exactly what I hoped for!

I just want to say a huge thankyou for helping to make my day perfect! I was so happy with not only my makeup but also my bridesmaids and my mum’s too! Everyone still looked immaculate by the evening!
You were super organised and helped to ensure the wedding morning ran smoothly.
Carolyn R. Sent on 15/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating


I was a little hesitant about having my make up done on my wedding day as I don't tend to wear much make up but I am beyond pleased that my sisters persuaded me to book Carlie! I could not recommend her enough to all future brides.

When I first spoke to Carlie I requested cruelty-free products where possible, I was thrilled that she was enthusiastic to do a fully CF look. At our trial, Carlie talked us through all the products she was using, and made sure to check we were happy with the look as it was progressing, and followed up with a full list of the products used. I had requested a red lip, and Carlie suggested the perfect shade which looked amazing- It will forever be my go-to red lip colour!
On the day Carlie was fantastic, not only was she a completely calm presence when it could have been chaos, she kept us all on schedule, and made us look amazing. I felt completely like myself, just the most glam version! We had compliments on our make-up all day, and it lasted well into the afterparty ❤
Mark P. Sent on 24/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Carlie is amazing!

Hi Carlie, I'm sorry I could only message you now. I really want to thank you so much for my makeup. I got so much compliments. It also lasted until the end of the party. We are still waiting for pictures from our photographer but if there's anything that can showcase your makeup, I'll be sure to forward it. I also want to thank you for being so nice and kind. It was so nice meeting you.

I felt very comfortable with you and you're just so nice. Of course your makeup skills are amazing. You made sure it was still me. I wish you all the best for your business. ❤️
Stephanie G. Sent on 04/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

2 Brides and Bridal party makeup

Wow where to start.
What an amazing make up artist, from booking with Carlie to trials then our wedding day it all was truly perfect. There were 5 sets of make up to do and with 2 brides, we looked flawless and loved everything about our looks. Nothing was too much of an ask and Carlie even helped do extra things for us on the day, which was unexpected but so appreciated. We were complimented so much by our guests regarding our make up and would absolutely recommend Carlie. Thank you for being so amazing, kind, caring and your passion for what you do shines through your work. You really did make our wedding day stress free, relaxed and most of all perfect in every way, thank you lovely.
Lots of love
Steph and Grace x
Caroline D. Sent on 31/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best make-up artist I could have wished for

I'm not someone who usually wears a lot of make-up and so I was a bit scared of booking a make-up artist for my wedding. I am so glad I booked Carlie. She is the best! She did an amazing job with my make-up which she kept very natural as I wanted and she also did the make-up of my 3 bridesmaids who were absolutely gorgeous and super happy with their make-up too. I would highly recommend Carlie. She is such a sweet and lovely person and extremely talented and professional!
Amy H. Sent on 08/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Can’t recommend enough!

Carlie is such a talented make up artist and I highly recommend her. I absolutely loved my bridal makeup and got so many compliments throughout the day. As someone who can get quite an oily t-zone I was a bit concerned about looking too shiny but Carlie knew exactly the right products to use and my makeup lasted beautifully all day. She achieved the perfect coverage with a naturally lovely glow without looking shiny.

I loved having my makeup done by her both at my trial and on my wedding day. She has the perfect balance of listening to what you would like and also suggesting what she thinks would look best…she definitely knows what she’s talking about!

During the busy wedding prep and when nerves started to kick in, Carlie was such a calming presence and just a great vibe to have in the room. She makes sure everything is done to time allowing for touch ups and has an exceptional attention to detail.

Carlie is just generally a lovely person aside from being an incredible MUA. I can’t recommend her enough! Thank you for giving me the perfect bridal look xx
Jessy M. Sent on 20/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolute perfection

I cannot recommend Carlie enough! She is just AMAZING, she is such a lovely person, with most calming personality which is needed the morning of the wedding! I absolutely looooved my makeup on the wedding day, it lasted so perfectly. Carlie catered to everyone’s needs on the day, also doing makeup for nan who is in her early 70’s she made her look 10 years younger! Book Carlie!!!
Laura Sent on 10/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing makeup artist

Carlie was absolutely amazing. She was so easy to communicate with and always got back to me so quickly, nothing was too much trouble.
At the makeup trial she helped me to figure out what I wanted and what I liked.
The make up she did for me and my bridesmaids on my wedding day was perfect. It stayed all day and everyone looked so beautiful. Carlie was also such a calming influence for the morning of the wedding and nothing was too much trouble.
Thank you!
Holly N. Sent on 06/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

I cannot recommend Carlie highly enough!

I cannot recommend Carlie highly enough - she was such a kind, thoughtful and caring wedding make-up artist and made us all feel the absolute best versions of ourselves!

She went above and beyond to make me and the bridal party feel beautiful on my wedding day, really listening to what we all wanted and putting so much thought into our make-up.

From the first message, she was professional, responsive and thoughtful. I love how natural we all looked, and she helped to make sure everything ran smoothly on the day, even capturing the morning when we didn't think to.

The best experience, and the perfect choice for any future bride!
Emily G. Sent on 20/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant experience with Carlie!

I was so lucky to find Carlie for my wedding in July. She did a fantastic job of make up for all of the bridal party and I was so happy with how my bridal make up looked and stayed on throughout the day. She is absolutely lovely and very professional. I also really appreciated how flexible and calm she is. Recommend her without hesitation!
Poppy K. Sent on 06/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Calm and professional

Charlie was AMAZING. I could not recommend her more. My makeup was beautiful which made me feel so confident all day. She made the morning with my bridesmaids so calm and fun and is just brilliant at her job! I wanted a really natural look, which she did perfectly!
Lucy B. Sent on 28/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend!

Carlie is absolutely lovely and did an amazing job with the make up for myself, my bridesmaids and my mum on my wedding day - I had so many compliments on my make up and it lasted all the way through the evening. We also had a great trial where she really listened to my needs/wants and I cannot recommend her enough!
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