Arabella trained in Make-up and Prosthetics for the Performing Arts at London College of Fashion. She has worked as a make-up artist at London Fashion Week, Time Out Magazine, the National Theatre, and on the film Layer Cake. She has worked with celebrities such as Sienna Miller, Daniel Craig, Jodie Kidd, Nigella Lawson, Graham Norton and Gordon Ramsey.


Her work has been published in wedding blogs such as Rock My Wedding and Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride as well as having written for Instyle. Arabella is a fully accredited MAC make up artist and has also worked for the well known luxury beauty boutique Space NK. She now works as a freelance make up artist specialising in bridal make up and hair.


Milford, Surrey


In Arabella's Kit- some of her Favourites-


Makeup Kit;

MAC, NARS, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Charlotte Tilbury and By Terry


Hair kit;

Bumble and Bumble, L'Oreal Professional and Schwarzkopf




"Firstly, just let me say: you are so very, very good at your job. You not only know what will work seemingly just by looking at someone but you’re sensitive to those peculiarities that we all have and put me at ease right away when I met you for my trial. You listened and calmly explained why you thought something may work better for me, you patiently let me change any little aspects of the colouring or shaping until I was happy, and you were clearly right about my colouring after all, despite me having clung to bright pink blusher my whole life!!

On the day of the wedding I was really looking forward to seeing you as

I knew that your sunny personality would bring a sense of excitement and I felt very comfortable that I could trust you completely. You had ensured a follow up email after the trial to finalise any small details and recommend a beauty treatment which turned out to be such a good idea so I was feeling my best as you arrived, knowing that everything would be taken care of. You took the time to make each of us feel special and beautiful and have a real gift of complimenting in a way which feels genuine. I felt my most beautiful all evening and am so thankful to you for taking care of us all so well, even down to holding my dress up out of the rain – a true hero!"

"You are a star, a legend, a great talent!! And I have so much to thank you for. Your calm professionalism, patience and creative honesty were invaluable to me at such a huge moment in my life – you made it easier to handle, even though my nerves and stress sometimes got the better of me. On the day, you kept me grounded and even helped me into my dress and lift the train of my dress before I got into the car – thank you. I received many compliments on the make-up and I could not sing your praises enough"

"Arabella was, in a word, amazing. During the trial and on the day she really listened to what I wanted and adapted my ideal style to what would suit me and my needs. My make-up weathered perfectly and only needed a single, slight top-up between dinner and dancing. My hair looked relaxed and felt comfortable, but it didn’t move a millimetre all day and was as perfect at the end as it was when I walked down the aisle. She also styled each of my bridesmaids on the day without any previous preparation, and they all looked beautiful. I wouldn’t have anyone else, she felt like another member of the family"

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