Cruelty Free  |  Vegan friendly  |  MAKEUP ARTIST

Birmingham

info@makeupbyharper.com  |  07966 552 440

 
 

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vicky ho - Testimonial

“5 stars - Harper is absolutely amazing!! She did the most perfect make up for me over 2 consecutive weekends for my weddings days in September ( ...2 weddings as I love a bit of extravagance!) and I could not have been happier with the result! I was nervous initially as I had never had my make up done professionally before but Harper put me at ease and I felt relaxed in her capable hands! She listened to me at the first make up trial and we were able to try a few different bits until I felt confident. My make up looked so professional and lasted ALL day! She is so chilled and made me giggle and it was fun to have her there in the morning of the wedding! She had the best chair to do make up in too - I felt like a Queen, I totally recommend! Can’t wait for another event soon so I can use it as an excuse to call Harper for another make up session! Thank you so much!”

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About me

 
It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together

 

I'm Harper, I'm 36 and I Iive in Birmingham with my two cats, Alfie and Bubbles. My music taste is still stuck in the Jimi Hendrix era, I'm a libra (they are the best!) and I have an irrational fear of hairdressers. I'm not sure if anyone finds it easy to describe themselves but here goes..

I am an all round nice person, I'll always try and make you feel incredibly comfortable and at ease. I'm honest and I will always give you the best advice I can and lastly, I absolutely LOVE my job. Now there aren't many people who can say that, but it's true. I love it because I am creative, fun and above all I care about people and want the best for them.

I am a qualified and experienced Bridal specialist and I work with real women from all different backgrounds, cultures and ages. I absolutely pride myself on my ethos and brand identity which is all based around the following quote by Bobbi Brown

“On your wedding day you should look like you, but at your absolute best”

I hear horror stories about caked on makeup, dark smokey eyes when they have requested "natural" and big fake lashes which make you look like RuPaul. That's absolutely not what i'm about.  Firstly, I prefer to talk over the phone instead of hiding behind emails! I know, no one likes to do that these days but communication is super important to me and I want to be able to answer any questions and have an open discussion about your needs and requirements and to make you feel listened to. Secondly, I want the experience to be one that you and your bridal party will remember forever. And thirdly, when you look back at your wedding pictures I genuinely want you to think and remember just how incredible you felt and you looked on your big day. I'm here to make all of that happen, because it's my job and this is what I do best! If you need further convincing, hopefully my testimonials will convince you!

My second love (after my job) are animals. I am absolutely obsessed! I can start crying at the sight of a dog - no joke so if you have pets, I want them to be fully present at your trial! My kit is 100% cruelty free and mostly vegan friendly so if that's important to you, then i'm definitely the right makeup artist for you.

I like to think i'm an all round down to earth, laid back and fun person to have around, so get in touch!

Harper

 

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“On your wedding day you should look like yourself at your most beautiful
— Bobbi Brown
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I'm a Bridal Specialist

Lets face it, who wants to walk down the aisle feeling like they look nothing like themselves? My main importance is that you feel the best version of you. We are all different, some people love makeup, for others it might terrify you the same amount hair dressers terrify me. Either way, even if you don't wear a lot of makeup on a day to day basis, you will still maybe wanting someone to advise and help you feel beautiful without the need of copious amounts of makeup! I tailor this service to be about each individual bride to be. There is no right or wrong with how you should look on your wedding day except for looking and feeling like you at your absolute best!

 

Testimonials

These are just a handful of amazing testimonials are from my awesome Brides. I cannot thank you all enough for taking the time out to write such wonderful words, it's also a pleasure to share with them with everyone!


megan huckfield

13/01/2019

“I feel so fortunate that I found Harper and booked her for my wedding at the end of December 2018. I was living abroad and couldn't have a trial until just over a week before my actual wedding day but Harper not only ensured she communicated with me regularly before the trial but also spent time during the trial asking me questions so that she could get to know exactly what I was looking for on my wedding day and what was normal for me make-up wise.

Harper is warm and friendly and made me and the other bridesmaids feel completely at ease during both the trial and on the wedding day. She was great to have around on the morning of the wedding, keeping everyone chilled out and chatting.

My make-up was flawless, she used incredible products some of which I went out and purchased as I was so impressed with them! I loved what she did on the day, and I also loved that she was open to giving me advice on what would suit me best based on my colouring etc.

Two of my bridesmaids who had their make-up done were incredibly happy, and both looked amazing.

I would 100% recommend Harper to any bride considering booking a make-up artist.”


claire haynes

06/01/2019

“I cannot recommend Harper enough! Harper did the wedding makeup for my myself, 3 bridesmaids, Mom and my mother in law. She gave us a plan and timetable of who she wanted in the makeup chair a couple of weeks in advance which really helped so we all knew exactly where we needed to be.

A few of the party do not usually wear much makeup and wanted a more natural look. I myself wear quit a lot of makeup on a daily basis but still wanted to look special and different with it being my wedding day. Harper managed to get everyone’s requested looks spot on! Our makeup last all day, even in the wind and rain!

It was a pleasure to have Harper with us on my wedding morning, she was part of the bride squad!

Thank you Harper!”


alison wildbore

02/01/2019

“I was so lucky to find Harper!! I had been trialling lots of different make up thinking that I could do my own make up on my big day. However, nothing I or anyone else created came close to my Wedding Day make up by Harper.

From the first email, I knew she was the right artist for me. She helped me talk through why my make up choices had not been working for me and advised me on the products she would consider. Harper then created exactly what I was hoping for, a natural, strong, elegant look that still felt like me. I felt beautiful and my Husband loved it. My make-up lasted ALL day and felt so light on my face. My four bridesmaids make up was also excellent. A couple of my bridesmaids had reservations regarding having their make-up done, especially as they had not had a trial. However, Harper made them all feel at ease, listened to their individual needs and created a unified beautiful look.


If you are looking for someone to put you straight at ease, listen to your ideas and/or concerns, respond to emails quickly and make you feel relaxed and calm on your wedding day then I could not recommend Harper enough. On my wedding day I trusted her completely, I did not think about what she was doing, I just enjoyed the moment, and made special and happy memories with my bridesmaids.
Thank you Harper!”


Vanessa Winfield

18/11/2018

“When I was planning the wedding I wasn’t sure that I wanted or needed someone to do my hair and makeup but I decided to treat myself and I’m so glad I did! It totally made the wedding day perfect. Initially I sent out my enquiry on Make me Bridal and after receiving a few replies it was Harper’s that stood out to me immediately. I shared my ideas on Pinterest with her and we arranged for a trial at my house 3 months before the wedding, which I was quite nervous about it as I don’t wear much make up and didn’t want to be disappointed and feel over made up. Harper immediately put me at ease with her relaxed and friendly manner. We bonded over our shared love of  animals among other things. The trial was brilliant and Harper knew exactly what I wanted, there had been no need to worry about it at all.  

On the big day I was really excited and totally relaxed about my hair and makeup. We had a great time while Harper styled my hair and applied my makeup. Harper made me feel special and beautiful, she is incredible at calming nerves. It didn’t feel as if I was wearing any make up and it all stayed fresh for the whole evening. 

 I can’t thank Harper enough. I felt wonderful and the whole experience was a joy.

In my opinion every bride needs a Harper in their life!!”


Vicky Ho

15/10/2018

“5 stars - Harper is absolutely amazing!! She did the most perfect make up for me over 2 consecutive weekends for my weddings days in September ( ...2 weddings as I love a bit of extravagance!) and I could not have been happier with the result! :) I was nervous initially as I had never had my make up done professionally before but Harper put me at ease and I felt relaxed in her capable hands! She listened to me at the first make up trial and we were able to try a few different bits until I felt confident. My make up looked so professional and lasted ALL day! She is so chilled and made me giggle and it was fun to have her there in the morning of the wedding! She had the best chair to do make up in too - I felt like a Queen, I totally recommend! Can’t wait for another event soon so I can use it as an excuse to call Harper for another make up session! Thank you so much!”


amy williams

14/10/2018

“I found Harper whilst searching through instagram for make up artists to do my wedding make up, then when I saw she knew my florist I thought I would contact her. From the first email Harper has been amazing, always in contact when I had questions or suggestions on what I would like. My trial was great and I felt at ease straight away, knowing Harper would definitely be the right lady for the job! On the actual day it felt more like a friend was doing my makeup and sharing a part of my wedding day. Harper took on all my suggestions and made sure I was happy with the look along the way and that I was comfortable. I felt a million dollars once she had finished! She even helped me put my shoes on! My bridesmaid and Mum were also super pleased with their make up and all of us still looked amazing at the end of the night after A LOT of dancing! I would 100% use Harper in future for any event make up as she also did a 50s look for me a few weeks back which was perfect. Anyone looking for a super chilled experience, knowing you will be in safe hands and look fantastic needs to have Harper in their lives! Thank you so much!”


amy craythorn

07/10/2018

“I chose Harper to do my make up for my wedding on 7th September 2018 after looking through her portfolio online and being very impressed with her work. From first contact through to my make up trial and then the big day, Harper was so friendly, polite and professional. She listened carefully to what i wanted for my big day, which was a more natural look as i wear very little make up day to day, and she delivered wonderfully. We all had a wonderful morning with Harper(everyone was so impressed with my trial makeup that she ended up doing make up for 5 of us) and if it wasn't for her i would never have felt as confident and beautiful as I did on my wedding day. Thank you so much Harper!”


Elizabeth Wakefield

28/09/2018

“Harper was amazing, her skill and support during my wedding day really helped me to feel confident and beautiful. Harper is a warm and friendly person whose commitment to animal friendly products is wonderful to see. My makeup was flawless and lasted the whole day with nothing but a lipstick top-up in the evening and she provided expertise while embracing my own preferences. I would not hesitate to recommend Harper to anyone looking for a makeup artist. I couldn't have asked for more.”


Hannah walker

16/09/2018

“I booked Harper to do wedding makeup for me and my two bridesmaids, plus my mother and the grooms mother (so many people) in Aug 2018. She is amazing. From the start she made me feel comfortable and understood exactly what i wanted for the day. On the day she helped make the atmosphere while getting ready one of happiness and excitement, it felt like we had known her forever. My wedding makeup was amazing. I have never felt so beautiful. And really don't think I will look that good again. Thanks to her I have never had so many compliments. Everyone who had their makeup done was so happy with it, we all felt like A list stars. I wish i could have Harper do my makeup everyday! If you have a wedding, event or just want to look amazing on a daily basis then I would definitely recommend Harper. She is amazing at what she does and you will not be disappointed.”


rachel miller

05/09/2018

"I have known Harper for many years and so I was absolutely delighted that she could do my bridal makeup. Harper is a genuine, warm, caring and talented person with a wicked sense of humour. She made me feel so relaxed and comfortable on the morning of my wedding and my mum and dad loved having her around. I felt beautiful and confident all day in Harper's makeup because she stuck to what I wanted and what suited me so I felt like myself - just like the best version of myself. I honestly can't imagine having had anyone else do my wedding makeup. Thank you so much Harper. xxx


amarata gill

21/08/2018

"I wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU! Thank you for making me feel so beautiful and comfortable in myself. You are a true master of your craft. Both my mum and sister were happy with their looks too. I received endless compliments due to my flawless makeup. You were so easy to talk to and I felt that you already knew me well enough in order to create the perfect look. Thank you again for making me feel so special. I hope to see you again soon!"


Emel Christina Burrows

07/08/2018

"The lovely Harper did wedding makeup for my Mum, bridesmaids and myself. She was simply incredible and make us all the absolute best version of ourselves for the special day. Everyone felt stunning and a special mention to the gorgeous make up she did for my Mum who never wears it and was a little nervous - she felt like a million dollars! Harper has magic make up hands"


jo long

28/07/2018

"Harper was my makeup artist for my wedding on 2nd June 2018. She did the make up for myself, my two bridesmaids and my mum. After being let down by another make up artist, I feel like it was a blessing in disguise as she was so professional and lovely!

Before booking, Harper answered all my questions and we had a really useful trial where she made notes and trialled different options, always asking for my feedback. I don't wear much make up at all, so I didn't want to feel I was drowning in it, but also wanted to feel 'pretty' and look good for photos (of course!) and Harper totally nailed this! I absolutely love my make up in all my pictures - I wish I could have had it on longer! Having said that - it didn't budge throughout the day (which was warm!), including the Ceilidh dancing!

What made it even better was that Harper was super friendly, lovely and fun, and all of us had a really great morning. She was unflappable, knew which order to make us up and we were all ready in perfect time. Oh and of course she is an animal lover, so took so well to my (really large) dog when she came to my home for the trial <3

Thank you Harper - I hope there is another event or party in future where I can get my makeup done by you again :) xxx"


anna gateley

26/07/2018

"Harper did my make up for my wedding as well as my mum and my 4 bridesmaids. She was so professional and friendly throughout, and made me feel at ease from the moment I met her. She understood that I wanted quite subtle make up, and I didn't want to change a thing from the trial shoot! She was so fun to have with us on the morning, and everyone was so happy with their make up - she adjusted to what each of us needed. My bridesmaids looked absolutely stunning, and we all couldn't have asked for better. It stayed great all day - even with the heatwave and copious dancing!! She's brilliant, so if you're thinking of booking her do it NOW!! Anna"


laura reid

08/07/2018

"Harper did my bridal makeup and makeup trial. She was extremely professional but also very friendly and made me feel very comfortable. She listened to what I wanted and was able to make what I thought I wanted even better!  She used high quality products which lasted all day and looked great on my wedding pictures.
I would defiinately recommend her for bridal makeup and will be using her again for other occasions.

Thank you Harper x"


grace pedrina

01/07/2018

"I honestly can’t say enough amazing things about Harper. I’d had a terrible experience with my first makeup trial with another Makeup Artist and I was terrified that it’s just how wedding makeup was done. I met Harper, explained my first trial and she reassured me that it definitely wasn’t the way it should be done. I felt so comfortable with Harper and found I was easily able to trust her, I’m so glad that I did. She did an amazing job not just on my makeup but my four bridesmaids and my aunt. She took the time to get to know what we all liked/disliked so no one felt uncomfortable with how they looked. The makeup lasted all day and all evening, I was so impressed!! The only thing I needed to reapply was my lipstick! I would definitely recommend Harper to anyone looking for an Makeup Artist for any occasion because she’s absolutely brilliant! Thank you so much Harper, we all felt so beautiful x"


Alicia Bennett

16/06/2018

"Harper was fantastic on my wedding day, she calmly made up my mother, sister and I and we all looked the best versions of ourselves with her skilled handiwork. The make up lasted for the whole day and was just what I wanted. I spent a long time researching Makeup Artists as I didn't want to look too different or orange but Harper made me look like a film star. I am so grateful. (I booked through ByJodie who I wouldn't recommend so better to book with Harper directly as it takes out the hassle of the expensive middleman.) Thank you Harper!"


 
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I love hearing from you and I know how frustrating it is when people don't get back to you so I always answer emails within 24 hours even if it's to simply acknowledge it. I'm super easy going so feel free to ask me anything at all.

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