“After a whirlwind week I wanted to drop you a note to say a massive THANK YOU for the beautiful make up you did for me and my bridesmaids last Saturday. It was so lovely having you be a part of the morning getting ready and you did such an amazing job with all of our make up. My bridesmaids all looked so like themselves but an even more beautiful version which I thought was so impressive without a trial and without you having seen them in their normal make up, and I felt amazing in my make up all day, despite spending many hours on the dance floor! So many compliments on your handiwork from our guests and a special shout out to you saving the day giving me your personal lipstick when I somehow misplaced mine at the last minute! It was the best decision to have you help us all feel our best on the day, now we just need to get used to how we look day-to-day without you making us all look so amazing..!! I'll have to see if there is a reason to treat myself for another Harriet face at some point in future! :)"
“I don't normally write reviews but I feel compelled to let other brides know about Harriet's skills. If you are like me and have no clue about makeup, you want Harriet to hook you up. Within 5 minutes of our trial, I knew she was going to work some magic. She listens to what you want (she managed to understand my really nondescript ideas about makeup) and I was so happy with the look we decided upon. The fact that several of my Father's old cronies commented on my makeup specifically, noting how good it was, is a real testament to her skill and talent. Couldn't recommend Harriet enough! Thank you so much girl! xxx"
"Harriet created the best atmosphere, from our trial to the Wedding Day. She listened to everything and addressed any concerns I had on the day and in the lead up. Harriet really contributed to the fun of the morning and I got so many compliments on my make up. I cannot recommend Harriet highly enough. Thank you so much!"
“I wanted to write to say a huge thank you for being a part of our wedding day at Aynhoe Park back in August. I really can’t thank you enough for being the best make up artist a girl could wish for on her wedding day. I remember when we met for my trial at the start of this year, I knew instantly that you would be great. You were calm, listened and were clearly so talented at what you do. I absolutely loved having you with us on the morning of the wedding and so did the ‘Mums’ and my bridesmaids. I was a little worried as I had a holiday tan so I knew my skin tone would be different on the day to at the trial but you were brilliant and I actually loved my make up even more on the wedding day than at the trial. So many people said that they had never seen my make up look so good, it lasted all day and I felt so radiant. You were a joy to have to with us in the morning and made us all feel so relaxed – like a good friend. Thank you so much, I truly hope there is another chance for you to do my make up in the future. Thank you so much. Love Vicky x"
“I could not recommend Harriet enough. She is amazing. Harriet did the make up the night before my wedding for myself and my mother and then on the day for the two of us plus my bridesmaids. Everyone loved the make up which lasted amazingly all day and looked great in photos. As well as her fabulous make up Harriet is just so lovely, she bends over backwards to accommodate everything you want and is just so warm and friendly.
We all felt like we had another friend in the room with us when getting ready.
I adore what she does so much that I have booked her in for an event the day after I land from honeymoon!”
"From the moment I met Harriet I was taken by how sweet she was. She took a real interest in getting to know me and understand what I needed to feel comfortable. My make up on the day was stunning but I always knew it would be. What I hadn’t anticipated was all the emotional support Harriet would provide to both me and my daughter. Her company was fantastically calming and she created suitable distractions when I needed them most to keep me calm. Thank you so so much for everything you did, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you."
"Harriet was our wonderful MUA on my wedding day, looking after myself, two bridesmaids and my mum absolutely brilliantly. She was so friendly and welcoming from the moment we met during my makeup trial and immediately put me at ease. None of us wear a lot of makeup normally and Harriet understood entirely that we needed to feel comfortable in our makeup looks, whilst looking suitably special for the wedding day. We all felt totally ourselves, but on the very best of days. We had a good giggle getting ready and Harriet felt completely like one of the girls, which was so important to avoid those last minute nerves! I couldn't recommend her highly enough as she was brilliant from start to finish :-) "
"Harriet did mine, my mum's and my bridesmaid's make up for my wedding day. It was lovely having her there with us all, doing our make up, her amazing personality really made the wedding morning in the hotel room even more lovely and exciting. Having her there in the room with us was a pleasure she was so bubbly and fun and genuine, it was like having an old friend in the room with us! Everyone was really happy with their make up and the whole process was so enjoyable. She really listens to what you want and keeps going until you're happy.
I'm the third one of my friends whose had her for our wedding days, and she will keep on being recommended by us!"
"Harriet has been brilliant to work with from start to finish. She is extremely organised, professional and punctual. She's also incredibly lovely, very personable and really went out of her way to take any stress out of the day for me. Her make up was absolutely stunning and I couldn't have been more pleased - it looked incredible in the photos and stayed put through the rain and the dancing!
I can't recommend Harriet highly enough - she was fabulous!"
"Harriet first did my make up in May 2017 when I was a bridesmaid for one of my best friends. I was so pleased with the results I booked her immediately for my own wedding which took place last month for myself and my six bridesmaids. Booking Harriet for your big day will make you feel at complete ease knowing you're in the most amazing hands! Harriet is such a warm and lovely person and she has made both wedding mornings so relaxing and enjoyable. I will recommend Harriet to everyone looking to book a professional make up artist and I really hope whoever I am a future bridesmaid for also books with her otherwise I know my make up will never ever look as good!!
Don't hesitate, just book her!! xxxxx (Definitely a full 5 stars from me!)"
“I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a massive THANK YOU for doing my wedding make-up on 7 October. I am so glad I found you! I don’t know if I mentioned that I tried THREE make-up artists before I discovered you, but none of them even came close to your standard or to achieving the sort of look I was hoping for, but you just got it straight away. Plus I am very particular about make-up, and you were so patient and open-minded about my ideas (although to be honest I like so many of the same brands and products as you, which helped!). I was so nervous before the ceremony, but seeing what a great job you’d done gave me such a confidence boost, plus the make-up didn’t budge all day ”
“Literally I’m struggling to even know where to start with this review! I cannot rave about Harriet Franklin enough! I was lucky enough to find her when I was looking for a MUA for my friends wedding – she was then based in oxford (where the wedding was). I was a bridesmaid and both myself and the bride were absolutely delighted with our makeup for her big day – it was flawless, lasted the whole day and evening and Harriet was a joy to have around on the day. Fast forward to my wedding In Sussex – I was desperately looking for someone near London – I always kept thinking about Harriet so when I checked her website and saw she’d moved to London I was thrilled! I immediately booked her and the whole process was seamless. She is a total professional, offering advice and help at every step. On the wedding day it’s almost like having a friend just hanging out with you, it’s so relaxed and I trusted she would make me look incredible – and she did! It’s hard to imagine how your makeup can look so utterly perfect (and I know makeup and wear it a lot) My bridesmaids and I and even my mother had so many compliments on our makeup, everyone saying we all looked stunning – this was all down to Harriet! I would urge anyone who is thinking of booking her to go ahead – my bridesmaid has already booked her for her wedding next year – it says it all! She is FANTASTIC!!“
“I booked Harriet for myself, three bridesmaids and two mums for my wedding day and she was an absolute dream to work with. Harriet spent nearly a whole Sunday with us for a trial to ensure our make up was exactly what we wanted for the big day. Harriet is SO patient, super talented and such a lovely addition to your wedding morning. My make up was perfect on the day and was just what I wanted, I didn’t have to worry about touching it up either. Thank you Harriet! Xx”
“Harriet was a DREAM make-up artist on my wedding day this summer. She totally understood the look I wanted, even though I did a terrible job of explaining it (!) and I couldn’t have wished for a better MUA. Harriet made everything about the experience so much fun, and she really went the extra mile in my trial and on the day itself and made it so special. We experimented with different make-up beforehand to get an idea of what worked, and I absolutely LOVED the final look and felt amazing on the day – my make-up looked perfect in photos too. Harriet is an absolute perfectionist and will leave you looking stunning, and I can’t recommend her highly enough. THANK YOU xxxx”
“My bridesmaid booked Harriet for me as a bit of a last minute panic as she realised I was really unhappy with my alternative. With my line of work I am constantly having my make up done for me by different MUA’s and can honestly say I’ve only ever liked my make up once so I was really hesitant about the reality of finding a MUA I liked (and could afford). The responses I got from my bmaids and family was it was the most beautiful I had ever looked which is basically everything you’re asking for from a MUA on your wedding day. There was the added bonus that Harriet is lovely, and fit right in with us on the morning. The best thing about the service for me was that she listened to what I wanted, and then had vision to create that look. I don’t think I could have been happier with my make up on the day. Thank you Harriet! x”
“Harriet Franklin MUA is an amazing makeup artist, I used her for my big day on the 5th Sept… She did the makeup for myself and 3 bridesmaids and if I do say so myself we all looked flawless. Harriet is professional, fun and very friendly, everything you need to make your wedding morning run smoothly. She worked superbly well with my hair stylist to make sure we were all ready with time to spare. Thank you sooooo much Harriet, you made my day that extra bit enjoyable. I would highly recommend you to anyone needing a makeup artist for any occasion.
Lots of love from Mrs B and her Bridesmaids. x x x”
“This lovely lady did mine and my four bridesmaid’s makeup for my wedding in September. I cannot rate her high enough, I was dubious about having my make up done professionally as I had previously had a trial with another make up artist and I wasn’t impressed with the results. Harriet listened to me during my trial and made sure that I was completely happy. On the day she made me look amazing, the make up looked great for the whole day/evening. My bridesmaids were so happy with their results and everyone commented how beautiful they looked.
We collectively decided that we needed to kidnap Harriet as we had never looked so good!
Harriet you are so lovely, easy going, professional and wonderful at what you do that I want to say a big thank you xxxx”
"Harriet Franklin is an extremely talented artist and the best thing of all is I’m very lucky to have her as a best friend. Harriet did my bridal make up on my wedding day after many years of doing my make up and the end result on my wedding day, well I was just so happy it brought me to tears. Thank goodness for the waterproof mascara! There was no one else I would ever have chosen to do my make up.
Honestly I can not recommend this girl highly enough for all your events and if you're the bride then please do not look any further! Her organisation, eye for detail and her advice on what she thinks will work for you and your vision, is exactly the reason why she is so amazing at what she does.
Her make up collection is beautiful and her beautiful presentation makes you feel like you're an A-Lister from start to finish.
But the most important thing with Harriet and how she works with you is that on the most stressful day of your life she is the most incredible support system, friend or not, she champions you to get through all the stresses of the day and for that I am eternally grateful.
Thank you so much darling !!! ❤️❤️❤️"
“The lovely Harriet did both mine and my bridesmaid’s makeup for my wedding back in May this year. I was initially unsure about whether to do my own makeup, or have it done professionally, and so I booked a trial with Harriet a good few months beforehand. I was so impressed with the results, and knew that on the day I could really do without the stress and worry of getting it right myself, so I went ahead and booked her; I’m so pleased I did! Harriet really took the time to listen to what sort of look I wanted, and was patient whilst I went through a good few choices of lip colours! All my bridesmaids have said how lovely she is, and they were all pleased with their makeup. I really can’t recommend her enough xx”
"Harriet did mine, my bridesmaids and mothers wedding makeup on 5th May 2018. I am honestly soo pleased that I found her, not only was all of our makeup absolutely perfect, but she made us all (especially me as the bride) feel completely relaxed and helped make the morning fun. A few months prior to the wedding Harriet came over to do a makeup trial and she kept trying different looks until it was exactly what I imagined.
I would highly recommend Harriet, she was brilliant."
“Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Harriet – she is an amazing make up artist and person.
Obviously I am slightly biased as I am her cousin, but that makes no difference as her work speaks for itself. She did all of the make up for my wedding party and did a fantastic job. She fitted into the hustle and bustle of the morning so easily and joined in with the laughter and the tears. She knew exactly what everyone individually wanted and in turn what suited everyone and was full of advice and helpful hints.
She was very professional, yet also very personal and friendly which made the day extra special. Well done Harriet darling – lots of love Katie”
Katie J White
“THANK YOU so much Harriet for being such a star make-up artist for our wedding this summer. You understood exactly what I was looking for and it was so lovely to have you there keeping me calm! xxx”
“Thank you so much for doing my wedding day make up back in May, Harriet. My whole bridal party looked amazing and even my mum who doesn’t ever wear much make up loved how you did hers so naturally. My make up lasted all day and I didn’t want to take it off at the end!
My whole bridal party commented on how lovely you were.
I would recommend you to anyone looking for a fabulous make up artist who also makes everyone feel so comfortable.”
“If I needed to recommend a make up artist for a wedding it would definitely be Harriet! She did my make up in August 2013 alongside my bridesmaids, an incredible job was done for us all. Harriet worked very hard throughout the morning and at the rehearsal done a month earlier. She is very friendly and bubbly, just the person you need to help you prepare for your big day.”
“Hi Harriet, I just wanted to express a massive thank you for your services on Saturday. The girls and I thought you were
great and we really were happy with our makeup!”
“Hi Harriet, just wanted to thank you for the wonderful makeup you applied to me last Saturday 4th July, it lasted really well all day & I received so many compliments, can’t thank you enough x from Nicki’s very proud new mother in law Jane xxx”
Jane, Mother of the Groom
“Thank you so much Harriet for the make-up that you did for all of us on 4th July. It was perfect! We were all so pleased with our make-up and you made us feel so relaxed on the day. I forgot to take my make-up off before I went to bed but my make-up still looked just as good the next day I didn’t want to take it off! I will certainly recommend you to anyone & anyone reading this should book you now!”
“Thanks for the magazine my darling you truly are super talented. Almost worth divorcing Lewis so I can get my make up done again xxx”
"I just wanted to thank you again so much for being such a wonderful make up artist at Clara’s wedding. You are such a lovely person to have around and Clara looked absolutely beautiful on her wedding day. Millie and I also loved our look and we felt very special indeed.
Many thanks again, Love Sarah"
Sarah Young, Mother of the Bride
“Harriet did my wedding makeup and seriously couldn’t have got anyone better! I’m so fussy how I like my makeup done so was a little hesitant to have someone else do it on the biggest day of my life, I had nothing to worry about though as she really listened to exactly what I wanted and how I wanted it to look. She was fun and played a big part in keeping me calm and collected on my wedding morning. My makeup lasted all day I only had to top up my lipstick. I can’t thank you enough Harriet Franklin everyone deserves to have you making them look amazing for their big day! xx”