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 Bridal specialist and please be assured that I want you to look like yourself on your big day. Well, yourself but the absolute best version of you! 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. 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 back 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, fun to have around person. 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 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!


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


francesca dadlani

01/09/2018

"Lovely person and fabulous make up artist. She was bubbly and friendly. I asked for really natural makeup for myself and my bridesmaids and we were all really happy.  The makeup stayed on all day through heatwave and dancing.  Thank you Harper!"


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"


PATRICIA POSTICA

19/06/2018

"Harper did an amazing job with my makeup. It held up all day and did not feel heavy or unnatural at all so I would highly recommend her as your bridal makeup artist. Thank you Harper!"


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!"


Adele coombs

29/05/2018

"Harper was absolutely amazing on my wedding day! She has consistently been professional and friendly, couldn't ask for much more! I would highly recommend her to anyone, she made me feel comfortable and I was so pleased with my makeup and it lasted all day!

Thank you so much, Harper x"


Sarah Gibbings

19/05/2018

"I initially chose Harper because she communicated with me quickly and efficiently. I have had some bad experiences before with makeup up artists putting on too much makeup so I was really nervous about having it done again. She talked through everything clearly and was really helpful! 

At the trial she made me feel at ease and really took the time to listen to what I wanted. She was really professional and thorough! I loved my makeup, it was exactly what I was looking for and I would definitely recommend her

Thank you!"


Zoe Kirk

15/05/2018

"Harper did my wedding makeup as well as my 5 bridesmaids, Mother and Mother in law all on her own in one morning. She was professional, diligent, lovely and most importantly made us all look and feel gorgeous!!!

Two of my bridesmaids have already booked her in for their weddings so that is a recommendation in itself!

Thanks Harper!"


Aliysa Lee

11/01/2018

"Harper really went above and beyond for my make-up for my wedding day. At my trial we discovered what worked and what didn't.  Unfortunately my eyes are quite watery and the eyeliner and mascara turned me into a panda. Harper worked hard to find products to suit me and kindly did another trial for my eyes.

Harper is a warm, caring and friendly Makeup Artist. I was really happy with my make-up, it lasted through the whole of the wedding day and didn't even move through the surprising British sunshine that came out too. I would recommend Harper for your special day and any other occasion. Thank you Harper"


Garath Dawson

03/01/2018

"Harper was lovely and very helpful in preparation for me and my wife's wedding day"


Denise Carter

10/10/2017

"I recently used Harper for a party i was attending. I was so pleased with the result, she listened and took on board my likes and dislikes. I was delighted with the results (as were my two friends who also had their makeup done) we each had very different looks to suit our different colouring and preferences. I was so pleased i have booked Harper again. I have no hesitation in recommending her, she is very talented."


Michala Novotna

05/03/2017

"Harper provided make-up for myself and the bride. I couldn't have been happier with the results! She has a wonderful eye for colour and detail, listens to what you want and moves through the getting ready period of the day with a calm and stress free attitude. I would highly recommend her."


Catfish Studios

05/03/2017

"Had Harper visit the studio for the first for our shoot with Aaliyah Avelino. She's very talented, nice person, and the make up for Aaliyah was incredible. No doubt she gave her a great look to produce some great images.  Very much welcome back any time."


Sarah Morton

25/02/2017

"I was nervous about having my makeup done for my wedding as I don't usually wear a lot and didn't want to be too "made up". Harper totally understood and really listened to what I wanted and talked through each step giving me confidence. I was so happy with how it looked and it was exactly what I wanted! Thanks for making me look great Harper x  

 
 
Makeup is not a mask that covers up your beauty; its a weapon that helps you express who you are from the inside
— Michelle Phan
 
 
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Get in touch!

I love hearing for 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.

There are three ways to get in touch, email me at info@makeupbyharper.com, call me on 07966 552 440 (make sure you leave a message!) or feel free to fill in the contact sheet below.

 
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