Nice to meet you…
Hello, I’m Rebecca. A thirty something makeup artist with a big heart and a proper northern soul. You’ll either find me in Leeds (my adopted home) or Cumbria (where I was born and bred) creating feel-good makeup looks and being the best honorary bridesmaid I can be.
Makeup is my passion. It enables me to have a job I adore – meeting new people and helping them to feel like their most fabulous self. It also provides me with a creative outlet, whether that’s collaborating with a team or experimenting with new ideas at home. I blog about beauty, fashion and lifestyle, on Instagram. You can get to know me better there @rebeccajonesmakeup.
Having worked as a primary teacher in the past, being organised, reliable and detail oriented is ingrained in my very being. Alongside this I have a fun loving, down to earth nature. These characteristics are at the forefront of my business – meaning I provide a highly professional service with a calm, friendly spirit.
I’m beauty obsessed, a frequent wearer of glitter and have ‘excellent at smokey eyes’ at the top of my skills list. But day to day I don’t wear a lot of makeup and I’m all for a natural vibe. So whether you love makeup or it terrifies you, I’ve got your back.
I got married in Leeds city centre in 2022. I loved planning our wedding but it was definitely a rollercoaster! Now I combine my wedding supplier expertise with my experience of being bride to support nearlyweds. Follow me @rebeccajonesweddingmakeup for planning tips, inspiration and, of course, wedding makeup.
How my journey began.
I can’t tell you the classic story, the one where I’ve adored makeup since I was a little girl and it’s all I’ve ever dreamed of. My journey to becoming a makeup artist took a little longer. Naturally, I dabbled in blue mascara and body glitter like any self-respecting 90’s child. However, it wasn’t until I received a few makeup products as a 19th birthday present, that a little spark ignited, and I began to fall in love with the world of makeup.
Now, at this point in my life I was already on my way to becoming a primary teacher. A few years later fate intervened, and I found myself reconsidering my options. Blogging was taking off and it looked like fun. I began a beauty blog, Beau Blushes, as a hobby and realised had a flair for makeup application and creativity. I fell head over heels for makeup, made the leap and begin a new chapter as a makeup artist.
I resigned from teaching and tottered off to London. The prestigious Academy of Freelance Makeup was my chosen makeup school. There I was taught by world renowned artists and left with skills in fashion, editorial and bridal makeup.
Since then I’ve worked across many areas of the industry. I’m still passionate about avant-garde and editorial makeup, and love being involved in shoots where I can create with a team. However, wedding makeup has my heart and is where I’ve made my mark. I love helping people to feel incredible on their wedding day. There’s something magical about wedding mornings and it’s such a privilege to be present in those special moments.
I started my bridal business in the Lake District in 2014. In recent years life and love has taken me to Leeds. Even after all these years I still get excited butterflies before every wedding. When you book with me, I’m with you every step, from the moment you enquire to the last touch of lipstick before you walk down the aisle.