Gabby's make-up career began in the South of France, completing a 2 year apprenticeship with CFA des métiers de l'artisanat. After being award a foundation degree in Beauty and Salon Management her career lead her to the U.K working for some of the top brands within the luxury beauty industry. Such names included Shiseido, Lancôme and Liz Earle to name few!

Gabby's expertise and management skills lead her to the most prestigious beauty doors in London - Harrods. Managing the beauty department saw her launch a number of exclusive brands  including Marc Jacobs Beauty, Christian Louboutin and Charlotte Tilbury.

To empower women with the skills I have learnt over the past 10 years gives me such job satisfaction. 
I became a make-up artist because I wanted to make women feel beautiful.
Being able to do this on such a momentous day really is the ultimate privilege!


Fleet, Surrey


In Gabby's Kit- some of her Favourites-


Makeup Kit;

Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and glow, Becca Backlight Priming Filter, MAC Fix + Spray, Too Faced Love Light highlighter, Nars, Makeup for Ever, Hourglass.




"My dream as a Bride was to be a Princess but I've never worn makeup and wouldn't know a bronzer from a highlighter! At my trial, Gabby was super friendly, and managed to relax me. From my (most likely confusing) requests, she managed to create a look that was perfect for me! I felt comfortable being in makeup, but also felt like a Princess! On the day I had so many compliments! I was shocked that by the time my reception came around (at 7pm - my makeup was put on about 10am) - that my makeup was still perfect (even despite a few girly tears during the ceremony!) and I was still getting compliments! Gabby was happy dancing around my photographer (who was taking photos are she was princess-fying me) and listening to my George Ezra on repeat playlist (sorry!)! Her friendly persona calmed me down, even when a last minute panic (late bridesmaid!) was making me fret.

I honestly couldn't recommend her enough! You will be in safe hands with her - for both hair and makeup, she will listen to all your requests (even quirky ones like mine - I wanted bold blue eye makeup) and will be the smiliest person you'll ever meet.

Thank you for helping this punk-rock girl become a Princess on her special day !"


Last Saturday I had the most incredible wedding day, which was started perfectly with the help of Gabby!! From the moment she arrived at the house to get me and my 3 bridesmaids looking gorgeous, she was instantly part of the family. Gabby kept the morning so calm and organised, and made me feel very relaxed right up until I left! It definitely helped that shes a lovely bubbly character - and got very into the morning playlist at times too!

When I met her at my trial in July, she took all of my makeup concerns and opinions into account, and the end result was perfect for me! She is amazingly adaptable, and even though one of my bridesmaids was worried about her blemished skin, Gabby made her look incredible and feel so comfortable on the day. It’s also worth noting that it was 30 degrees on my wedding day, and my makeup stayed put surprisingly well!!

 I could not have wished for a better makeup artist/honorary family member! Would highly recommend Gabby to anyone, and massive MASSIVE thank you again Gabby - you are amazing! Thank you for being a part of my day, and being so great! We all looked and felt beautiful

Gabby was amazing, She blew me away when I saw myself on my wedding day, I have confidence issues but she made me feel at ease and was so calming at the exciting nervous time before the wedding and even went the extra mile helping me get in my dress. Gabby is exceptionally talented and has great quality products to chose from. She pays attention and listens to what you want. She is prompt and friendly, the ultimate professional and I would recommend to any bride or groom.  

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