Ellie McGowan is a luxury bridal make up artist, based in West Sussex and providing services nationwide. Ellie specialises in creating bespoke looks, focusing on highlighting your natural beauty.


What products do you use?

I have created a bespoke professional kit over many years, only including the best performing products and tools. I use a variety of well known brands (and some not so well known), including MAC, Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, NARS, Face Atelier, Daniel Sandler and Lisa Eldridge.

How long have you been a makeup artist?

In 2015 I got married and fell in love with all things wedding and the whole industry! I had always been fascinated with make up and how it can make you feel and I realised that I could combine my passion for make up with my love of weddings. And my bridal make up artist career was born! I've since been lucky enough to have been trained and mentored by some of the best artists in the industry, and I'm accredited by the Beauty Guild.

How do I book you as my makeup artist?

Once you have submitted an enquiry, I'll ping you a personalised quote. All my prices can be found on my website, but a quote will also include an travel costs, additional artist fees etc. If you're happy with the quote, you can click on the booking form which will be included and fill in the details. Once I have received this, you'll be sent an invoice for the booking fee which will confirm your booking. Unfortunately, I'm unable to hold any dates without receipt of both a booking form and booking fee.

How far do you travel?

I'm West Sussex based but travel regularly across the UK and abroad for weddings. Travel is charged at 55ppm. Overnight accommodation may be required for events that require travel before 6am. For destination weddings, travel and accommodation costs will be agreed with you prior to booking.


I found Ellie through Instagram so only had her profile and reviews to go on ahead of booking her for my bridal make up. I will now be recommending her to everyone! She listened to the look that I was going for and created it perfectly on both my trial and wedding day itself. I had so many compliments from guests and felt so confident. The make up lasted really well all day too! Literally couldn't have asked for more or better.

Vicky & Andriy

I HIGHLY recommended Ellie to anyone looking for a makeup artist! She took the time to make sure the look for my wedding day was perfect in our trial, and on the day it absolutely was! Ellie made me feel so comfortable and calm, and I couldn’t have been happier with the makeup on the day. If I get married again I’ll definitely ask her to do my makeup ;-) !!

Emma & David

I cannot recommend Ellie enough! She is warm and professional and her make up is so good that all my bridesmaids who had previously said they weren’t fussed about wedding makeup changed their mind immediately after seeing my trial photos. Ellie somehow manages to balance making you look the most beautiful you have ever in your life whilst still making you look like you. She also captured some of my favourite pictures from the day - including some wonderfully personal moments of my dad and just before I made my entrance. Forever grateful!

Sara & Lucas

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