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Hi! I’m Shanni, a freelance makeup artist covering Kent (and some parts of Essex & East Sussex). I have 5 years of experience in the industry and would absolutely love to be part of your big day! I would say my speciality is ‘soft glam’, but I can cater to natural glam, soft glam, and full glam!
Please feel free to give me a message and we can have a chat about your makeup vision!
Shanni x

Makeup by Shanni is an Ashford, Kent-based wedding makeup artistry service.

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Millie C. Sent on 17/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best in the business

Girls when I say RUN do not walk to make your bridal booking with Shanni! From the first initial message, to the trial, to the actual day I felt at ease. Shanni listened to what I wanted and did it oh so beautifully! On the day she made me feel so calm (despite being soo nervous for my big day) we laughed we chatted it was just an amazing experience- I even asked her to tweak a couple of things on the day which she did happily with the biggest smile (slightly lighter brows and lighter lips)! The bridesmaids also loved their make up too. Over a year later I am still being told how amazing my make up & bridesmaids make up was (it lasted all day & night) many people have asked who did my make up and I have absolutely passed on the details!! Shanni you are so talented, you know what your doing and you are just an all round beautiful lovely girl… I also ALWAYS book my make up for any events with Shanni she honestly is the best in the business! Thank you soo much for making me feel so beautiful ❤️❤️
Lauren C. Sent on 14/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

WOW! This lady is absolutely insane!

Wow, wow, wow.

My makeup artist cancelled the week before my wedding and shanni was my guardian angel. She swooped in and worked her magic for me, she absolutely smashed it (as she always does) I honestly don't even know why I looked elsewhere before hand, lesson learned. She is professional, polite, talented and an absolute all rounder in every aspect. She knew exactly how to execute what I wanted and did it with precision, without a single trial! All she had was a photo of what I wanted. Girls if your using a different make up artist for ANY occasion, then I'm sorry but your going to be disappointed.
Louise C. Sent on 13/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best!!

I booked Shanni for my wedding in August 23 for myself and my bridal party. She knew exactly what we wanted and didn’t rush anything. She was so professional and nothing was too much trouble! Would 100% recommend Shanni to anyone for make up! I felt amazing on my big day! 🫶🏼
Emily W. Sent on 21/05/2024
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I booked Shanni for my wedding day in April and she is honestly the best! She is the loveliest lady and felt so comfortable and so easy to chat to. On the wedding day we switched it up slightly from my trial but Shanni was more than happy to do this and I felt the best I had ever felt!
My bridal party were also soooo happy with how they looked and they had all never had their makeup done properly before and Shanni just knew exactly what to do for them.
Thank you so so much again, cannot wait for an occasion so I can book again! 💖
Lauren R. Sent on 21/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Shanni was literally one of the best vendors I used for my wedding!♥️

From the moment I was recommended shanni to even after the wedding when she messaged me asking if I had an amazing day she was spot on!
She is soooo lovely, nothing was a problem for her even with 5 peoples makeup to do from 6am on Easter Sunday!
She makes you feel so relaxed knows what you want without even asking, for someone who don't wear makeup often and thought id look silly made me feel sooo good from start to finish!
Felt like her friend more than just a client!
I would recommend over and over again and will be definitely using her over and over again for anything I need my makeup being done for!
Anyway 10/10 for shanni! And I now have an obsession with watching her Instagram and watching her amazing work!♥️

Lots of photos of your perfect work too!😁♥️
K Relf Sent on 01/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

10/10 start to finish 😍

I have been to shanni many times, very professional and amazing at giving advice. Happy to do whatever you ask for would Highly recommend for any makeup or bridal services she’s the best ❤️
Chelsey L. Sent on 14/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

I felt Amazing!

I am not someone who wears makeup day to day so I was unsure where to start when looking for a MUA for my wedding day. Shanni was recommended on social media, and after looking through her work I contacted her. From the start, Shanni was responsive throughout my experience with her, answered all of my questions with no pressure. I suffer with quite severe anxiety, so having someone in my personal space filled me with dread. I booked a trial with Shanni to see if I could cope with having my makeup done, but was pleasantly surprised. Shanni was friendly and welcoming and put me completely ease- I actually enjoyed having my makeup done! Shanni took her time to talk through the look I wanted and achieved it perfectly. On the day, Shanni was prompt, friendly, calm and professional. She took her time to talk through with each bridesmaid the look they wanted to achieve and done it again perfectly. All of our makeup lasted well into the night without touch-up. I am actually looking forward to having my makeup done again by Shanni in the future, and will definitely recommend her to everyone!
Keeley S. Sent on 14/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic MUA

I have used Shanni a few times including my bridal and hen do make up. Shanni has always got 'the look' I have asked for right and it has always lasted all day long. Always professional and we always have a great chat!
Roisin K. Sent on 14/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Bridal makeup

Shanni is absolutely amazing and was so accommodating for my bridal makeup, Shanni took everything that I wanted into consideration and gave me the best bridal glam! So professional and very quick to respond to any questions I had, I can’t thank Shanni enough for making me feel like a princess on my wedding day x
Jessica Sent on 14/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating


Shanni was professional and listened to what I was after. She was excellent at creating the look I wanted. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. We had a large wedding party to get ready and Shanni worked well with the other artists and hairdressers.
Melissa R. Sent on 13/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

5 stars - perfect!

I’m so glad I booked Shanni for a really special day. My mother in law (bride), myself and sister in law (bridesmaids) all had our make up done and were so happy with the results. The bride, who is in her 60s, hasn’t worn wear makeup in decades and was in very safe hands with Shanni who listened and created a beautiful, classic bridal look. Shanni really helped make the day and you could see the brides confidence go to 100% which you can’t put a price on. Thank you, I wouldn’t dream of having anyone else do my occasion make up now.
Rhiannon G. Sent on 13/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

a-MUA-zing!! ❤️

I was lucky enough to book in with Shanni for my wedding make-up in May 2023. I'd never visited an MUA before and had no idea what to expect. Shanni was so accommodating and fitted my trial in for the night of my hen-do. I requested a soft look with winged eyeliner and couldn't have been happier with the end results on both my trial and big day! Quality products used ensured my look lasted the whole day and night. Shanni makes you feel so comfortable and at ease and is super knowledgeable and friendly. A wonderful experience all round, I've never felt so confident! Thank you Shanni! ❤️
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