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makeup artist based in SuffolkEmma’s Journey

Makeup artist in Suffolk. Emma’s love of makeup started as a very young girl when watching her big sisters transform themselves ready for parties and dates. Mesmerised by their green and blue eyeshadow ( it was the 70’s!) she quickly learnt to use her favourite Mary Quant eyeshadow set. The smell of Yardley lipsticks still evoke memories of her mum applying her bright pink lipstick.

Training

Having trained at the London College of Fashion as a Makeup Artist for film television and fashion Emma worked in the USA, then returned to the UK and joined Clarins where she managed top London accounts including Harrods, Liberty and Dickens & Jones. After having her family Emma branched out as a freelance MUA.

Emma will not only introduce you to a whole new way of applying make-up, she will also make it fun, exciting and relaxed, leaving you feeling extra special. Being a very calming and experienced person Emma is ideal to have with you on the morning of your wedding and often goes over and above being your makeup artist in Suffolk! She has also become quite an expert in doing up wedding dresses and ensuring everything is running to schedule!

Covering Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire

Emma lives in Sudbury, Suffolk with her husband and 17 year old twin sons, and is happy to travel to your chosen location on your wedding day within most parts of  Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk and Cambridgshire. However if your location is further afield ( more than an hours drive away ) she may have to make a small charge for time spent in travel. She has recently been able to offer destination weddings.

High Quality Products

Emma, a makeup artist based in Suffolk, uses the highest quality products suitable for sensitive skins. These include Mac, Benefit, Clarins, Lancome, Bobbie Brown, Clinique Max Factor, Urban Decay, Estée Lauder, Charlotte Tilbury and Airbase Airbrush Foundation. She has no brand loyalty and use what she thinks will work best for you.

Whether it’s makeup lessons you need, or a makeover for that special day, then Pretty Faces Makeup Artist based in Suffolk can help.

 

Take a look our customers say about Pretty Faces makeup artist based in Suffolk

Alexandra Harris
Alexandra Harris
17/04/2022
Jurgita Baleviciute
Jurgita Baleviciute
02/03/2022
It has been an amazing experience! Thank you so much❤️😊👏 When I looked in the mirror, I was surprised by my new face, it took me a while to get used to that pretty woman smiling at me😄 !!! I was mesmerised by my eyes in particular, it looked soo expressive and bright. I would rate 10 out of 10, and highly recommend this artist, as she provides you with, not only good quality service, but puts her ❤️Into it too.
Cat Hambling
Cat Hambling
01/03/2022
Emma was amazing from the trial to the wedding day. As someone who doesn’t wear a lot of make up I was concerned about make up artists making me look like a drag queen on my wedding day. I didn’t need to worry one bit. Emma made the look natural and was honest and happy to change if needed to suit all of my wedding party. Everyone complemented the make up all day long, I would highly recommend Emma for your wedding she was great to have around in the morning and so helpful getting us already and took plenty of photos for us! It wouldn’t have been the same without Emma there.
Lucy Nock
Lucy Nock
26/11/2021
Where to start...Me and my fiancé decided to book a date for a wedding back in 2019 for May 2020...little did we know over in Wuhan COVID was spreading and was about to grip the world! Safe to safe to say our 2020 wedding did not happen...however after five postponed dates me and Dean finally tied the knot in August 2021!! Emma Quinn (The boss lady of Pretty Faces makeup) stuck with us the whole way through! We actually met on the open evening at Smeetham Hall Barn (the only venue we visited and the only venue we ever had eyes for). Emma was wonderful, instantly good vibes - she came across as approachable, not overpowering, she listened to what you wanted and she certainly delivered! I do wear make up most days but I am not one for wearing layers and layers and I don't do contouring and blah blah so I wanted makeup that was natural and that would last. I did not want to look like a cake but rather I wanted to still look like me!! Emma delivered that perfectly, even if at one point I looked in the mirror and thought "Too much eyebrow stuff" I was actually looking in a dimly lit area of the room and Emma assured me my eyebrows looked good (I am not one for liking slugs on my forehead) however there were no slugs in sight. At one point I thought I'd lost her because she had two weddings booked on the same date but around that time we were in lockdown, uncertain if the rules were going to change and they did not (THANK GOD)l, because she may not have been with me on my wedding day. None of my bridesmaids or mum had trials, I paid for my girls and mum to have hair and makeup but I had to stop at trials as my pot was running dry. It was my gift to my mum and friends to say 'Thanks for being there for me after all these years'. The girls told Emma what they wanted and again she delivered!!! We are not typical glam up, hair extension girls - we are quite easily pleased so we do not like tooo much but she made my bridesmaids look stunning. She turned my mum into an insatiable 67 year old lady (who 4 weeks previous had a kidney removed due to cancer) and so for me it was so important to have everyone feeling wonderful. For my trial I visited Emma in her quirky house in Sudbury (it was beautiful and homely) we shared stories and really made each other laugh - she makes a good cup of coffee. I didn't feel like a client but more like a friend which is what you want sometimes because it just makes you feel more relaxed. Everyone did say to me when planning a wedding 'Oh it's stressful/Oh it's expensive!' and yes I guess having to postpone 5 times did make the experience a bit more stressful but my suppliers such as Emma made the whole process simple. She didn't rip me off - she was more than fair! Her prices most definitely are worth it because she is a brilliant at communicating/organised/efficient/friendly and provides great advice. So you get more than what you pay for. I plan to use Emma in future for any special events, I would have loved her to do my makeup tomorrow but unfortunately this lady is in high demand!! However I will try next time when I have another event. Makeup on your wedding day is important because it shapes your face, enhances smiles and can make you feel an even better glow. There were two parts of my wedding day that I can honestly say hand on heart were my favourite and that was the morning with Emma and the ceremony. I am sorry at times if the bridal suite at The Mill was chaotic what with the little girls but thank you for bringing the party to the room and being so cool about it all. Much love Emma and best of luck with your business in the future. Mrs Nock xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Mpuuga & Natalie
Mpuuga & Natalie
22/11/2021
Emma was amazing from start to finish, and my oh my what patience! She listened to everything my mum and I expressed we wanted during the trial and we were blown away by her attention to detail and understanding of our vision. It was more than surpassed on the actual wedding day too! (as you can see from the photos!) Emma did the make up for myself, mum and 3 of my bridesmaids on the wedding day. She made us all feel so comfortable and everyone was super happy with the final outcome! 100% would recommend her! Thank you again for making me feel so special on my big day Emma.
Lisa Brailey
Lisa Brailey
25/10/2021
Emma did the make up for my wedding in October and I can't recommend her highly enough! Myself, my bridesmaids and my Mum were so happy with our make up and it was exactly as we wanted - beautifully natural. Emma helped make the morning of our wedding as stress-free as possible and even helped do my dress up!! I have no hesitation in recommending Emma.
Michelle Denham
Michelle Denham
23/10/2021
Emma was amazing. She did my make up, my daughters make up and my mums make up for my wedding. We had our trials at Emma’s house. She is a lovely lady and so professional. She made us feel at ease straight away and is friendly and makes you feel really welcome. On the day of the wedding Emma was really well prepared with all her equipment, we had a lovely morning laughing and chatting while Emma was working her magic on the three of us. I’m so happy that she did our make up and I couldn’t have wished for a more wonderful MUA. No hesitation at all about recommending Emma and will definitely use her in the future. Thanks so much.
Bea Roberts
Bea Roberts
23/10/2021
THANK YOU Emma! You made the morning of my wedding so relaxed and I can not thank you enough for making me look like a princess for my big day! Can not recommend you enough!
Miss Money
Miss Money
28/08/2021
Emma was the best MUA I could have asked for. She did exactly what I wanted and was very flexible on the day with my bridesmaids. She was a huge emotional support as well as making us look wonderful, and everyone felt confident an calm in the run up, with thanks to her. Couldn't recommend her enough. Xx
Mariel Saebo
Mariel Saebo
24/08/2021
Emma was amazing on our special day! We got married at Hengrave Hall in August 2021 knowing how busy the wedding season was post covid restrictions. She managed to do the make up of 8 people in the bridal party and it looked beautiful. Emma made us feel very comfortable on the day, listened to what everyone was wanted while keeping the make up natural and enhancing everyones features. Super happy, thank you so much Emma! Mariel