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On since 2021

Last update: December 2023

May Williams Make up Artist is a wedding makeup company based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, just a short distance from a wealth of gorgeous Cotswold venues. Owner Phoebe specialises in a relaxed, romantic makeup style designed to make every to-be-wed feel their absolute best on their wedding day. This talented artist is gifted at crafting understated, elegant looks that honour individual beauty and leave loved ones breathless.

Services Offered

May Williams Make up Artist is dedicated to providing punctual and professional services that strive for perfection. Phoebe has a true passion for makeup and will work closely with you to achieve a look fit for your milestone day. She can also accommodate wedding party members with the option for an additional artist for larger groups. Each wedding packages includes:

  • A 30-minute Zoom consultation
  • A 90-minute makeup trial
  • A full set of temporary individual eyelashes on the trial and wedding day
  • Beauty photos on the trial
  • A bespoke makeup application on the day
  • Final touchups
  • Full wedding day schedule with arrival times
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?


What is included in the wedding package?

30 Minute Pre Trial Zoom Call 2.5 Hour Make Up Trial at my Home Full Set of Individual Eyelashes Professional Photos taken at the Trial Bespoke Bridal Make up on the day Final Touch ups

How far in advance should I contact you?

Many of my Brides get in touch anywhere between 18 - 12 months before their Big Day. Once you have a date in mind, please don’t hesitate to get in touch

Do you work at homes?


What is the charge for travelling?

Charge for travel is 0.65p per mile after the first 20 miles (roundtrip) from my home in Stroud (GL54DB)

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?

As many as you like! - minimum pricing for bridesmaid only. If you have a large bridal party (6+) and your ceremony time is 12pm, I will organise a second professional artist to work along side me

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


What are the forms of payment?

The forms of payment are made via Bank Transfer Bank information will be provided on your Invoice

Served in

Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire

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Reviews for May Williams Make Up Artist

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Emily W. Sent on 21/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect! Book ASAP!!

I had the absolute pleasure of having Phoebe do my wedding make up, along with my four bridesmaids and mother of the groom. Phoebe is such a lovely, talented lady and nothing is too much trouble! From my first email enquiry, Phoebe was very responsive, professional and made the whole wedding planning process a lot easier. I had such a great time at my trial, which made me even more excited to see the results on my wedding day.

On the day everyone looked amazing, felt so beautiful and it lasted all day! I was so happy Phoebe was a part of our special day, she brought such a calm and confident atmosphere which made the morning so enjoyable.

I cannot recommend Phoebe enough for wedding makeup!
Sally G. Sent on 09/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, book her now!

Phoebe did my makeup for my wedding, as well as my 4 bridesmaids and my mum. We all felt absolutely amazing and we cannot thank her enough. My mum had never had her makeup done and she felt very listened to and loved her makeup. I felt like an elevated version of myself, glam but still natural. Phoebe is truly talented at what she does!

All the way from my first enquiry to the wedding day, Phoebe has been responsive, professional and just absolutely lovely. We had a trial together with Lara (hair), and the two of them are an amazing team. I felt so comfortable and understood.

On the wedding morning Phoebe really added to the happy and fun atmostphere, she felt like one of the girls! Everyone needs to book her ASAP.

Phoebe I can't thank you enough.

Sally x
Holly I. Sent on 25/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Natural Glam Bridal Perfection

Where do I start with Phoebe? She truly is one of the kindest souls and one of the most talented women I have met.

From the very first email to the trial day (where we had a HOOT!) and every day leading up to our wedding day itself, Phoebe was so professional, helpful, supportive, and accommodating.

On our wedding day, Phoebe created the most incredible looks on all of us - bride, bridesmaids, mother of bride - with such a calm and confident aura. Sitting in Phoebe’s chair was a pleasure, and a moment of calm among the chaos. My makeup was just perfect, as were all of the bridal party, and the looks lasted through a LOT of dancing and fun.

I will be forever grateful our paths crossed and that she was a part of our special day!

Phoebe and Lara are most certainly part of our girl gang and this defo isn’t the last of us 😆
Rachel S. Sent on 16/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Phoebe is the best

Phoebe is the most lovely human as well as being super talented at what she does. Her makeup is outstanding and so wonderful. From booking Phoebe to my wedding day, the process was a dream and she made me feel so happy and looked after. The trial was great and her advice is second to none! Skincare on the morning of the wedding was such an enjoyable experience and she really does bring the fun and joy to your wedding morning too. My makeup lasted all day with barely any touch ups and everyone complimented it. Highly highly recommend.
Julie P. Sent on 27/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful person, beautiful make up

I’m so pleased I chose Phoebe as my MUA for the wedding. I’d had a couple of not so great experiences with other wedding MUAs whilst deciding who to choose, so when I came across Phoebe her attitude and communication was so refreshing and an absolute relief if I’m honest. Some of my girls aren’t huge make up wearers and Phoebe was completely open to adapting the looks for the day and making them personal to each of us, natural and glowy and with the best lashes I’ve ever had!!!! Oh those lashes 🥰.

Phoebe, thank you so much for being part of my team. The products you used were fantastic, I can’t believe how well it lasted throughout the day and night despite eating, drinking and 4 solid hours of dancing, it was all still there looking perfect at midnight. The lashes made it right to the end of my mini moon a week later! You were calm, kind and professional from start to finish, happy to take onboard any feedback following the trial and make the relevant changes and we all enjoyed spending the morning with you so much.
Sophie M. Sent on 20/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely incredible experience

I cannot recommend Phoebe enough for wedding makeup! Phoebe did my wedding day makeup, as well as my three bridesmaids and my Mum.

Firstly - the trial was great! Phoebe listened to all of my preferences and concerns about my makeup and came up with a look which was exactly what I wanted. I was really worried about wearing foundation and it looking cakey since I don't wear much makeup normally but the makeup ended up looking really natural whilst giving really great coverage. It was also great to be able to do hair and makeup in one go for the trial to see how everything would come together on the day.

Phoebe sent over a schedule for the wedding morning ahead of time which was really helpful since we had a few people to coordinate. Everyone ended up looking amazing, the makeup was beautiful and it lasted amazingly all day. I felt so beautiful but not unlike myself which is exactly what I wanted.

It was also just lovely to have Phoebe there on the day - she brought a lovely, warm atmosphere to the morning and got on really well with all of the wedding party. Thank you so much Phoebe!
Hannah O. Sent on 01/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best makeup and overall experience

One million percent would recommend May Williams Makeup to anybody! And I actually have already passed on details to a friend of a friend. From the very first contact I had with her, right up until she was waving me off on my wedding day, I had the most amazing experience with her. My makeup looked incredible, and I have had multiple comments on how beautiful it was on the day, and so did my Mum and bridesmaids who had theirs done too. Thank you so much Phoebe for making the whole experience so enjoyable - it was genuinely lovely to get ready with you and I LOVED my makeup!
Alexandra F. Sent on 09/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Wedding Makeup!

Phoebe was absolutely brilliant and I can't recommend her enough. She listened carefully to the look I was after and perfectly recreated it for my wedding day. She was incredibly kind, easy going and calm on the morning of the wedding, applying make up for all my bridal party members and myself. Everyone looked absolutely perfect yet natural and elegant. Thank you for working your magic, you are amazing.
Olivia M. Sent on 23/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding and the most beautiful person inside and out!

Well, what can I say! Not only is Phoebe an incredibly talented make up artist, she is just the loveliest person to have around at all times and at such a special day.

She is effortlessly professional, wonderfully calming and makes you feel like an absolute queen :-)

I could not recommend her more. I had an exceptional make up trial and this carried through to my wedding day. Phoebe did the most beautiful make up for me, totally flawless and using fabulous products. She also went the extra mile for me and came back before my second ceremony to give me a touch up and make sure everything was still perfect!

Look no further if you need a make up artist for any occasion, Phoebe is your girl! You will not be disappointed :-)
Jenny L. Sent on 13/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend!! :)

I am so happy that I chose Phoebe to do my and my Bridesmaid's Make-up!! She is so incredibly talented and makes you feel very comfortable and at ease. The Trial was amazing and she made me feel comfortable so I was able to ask many questions. On the morning of the wedding when she did our Make-up she had such a calming and happy presence which made me feel at ease. The make-up lasted very well throughout the day and night and looked great in the photos. I can't recommend her enough!!! :)
Ellie D. Sent on 09/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Simply Stunning, I felt a million dollars! ✨

Phoebe is just simply amazing. After being let down last minute by my MUA a few days before my wedding, Phoebe swooped in and I can honestly say she made me feel like a million dollars on my wedding day. Phoebe is such a lovely make-up artist, she made me and my bridesmaids feel so calm on the day and I felt like I was with just another one of my girls. Everyone commented on how good my makeup looked and I felt beautiful! She was just so fantastic. I would highly recommend Phoebe to anyone. Not only is Phoebe a lovely person, she takes great pride in her work and the outcome is amazing!!! It was definitely meant to be. If I was you I would book her up as soon as possible, you will not regret it!
Jeanine Sent on 04/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommended 👍

@maywilliamsmakeupartist Thank you soo much! I received lots of compliments on my make-up. As planned, it didn't look as though I had makeup at all 🥹 You have such brilliant talent and the ability to enhance someone's natural look. I am very pleased💕 You made us all look very pretty on my special day.
Hannah S. Sent on 29/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating


Phoebe was such a tremendous joy! She did such an amazing job for my wedding day make up- I felt so beautiful and she did everything I asked! Phoebe May is such a calming presence- a pleasure to have around as well as being incredibly skilled. I would 100% recommend!!! Thank you so so much for everything!
Joanna C. Sent on 03/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Talented, wonderful and professional MUA - perfect for your wedding morning!

Highly recommend! I booked Phoebe for my make up on my wedding day (and bridesmaids, Mother of Bride and Mother of Groom) - one of the best choices! Throughout the booking process, the trial to the day itself - everything was brilliant. Phoebe was brilliant to have around on the morning - calm, friendly, professional - and such a lovely person, too! My make up was amazing - it was ‘me’ but better! - it looked as fresh on the evening as it did when I left for church in the morning and I felt amazing - Thank you!
Natalie Sent on 27/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Make Up Artist

Phoebe is such a lovely lady! As soon as we met she made me feel at ease and was really willing to go with my vintage vibe. Phoebe was great with all of my wedding party on the morning and I felt so at ease and calm as I knew we were in great hands.
Highly recommend.
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