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About Face Makeup by Emma Lister

Reviews (13) 5/5
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Emma is a talented and passionate makeup artist based in Galway who travels all over Connacht and Dublin. 

With over 25 years of experience in the beauty business and 15 years in the Bridal make up industry “I have seen my fair share of weddings and I love them. It is such an honour to be part of the wedding morning preparations, helping a bride get ready, making everyone comfortable, relaxed as well as beautiful. My mission is to work with each bride to bring out their natural style creating a look that instils confidence that will last into the early hours. I want people to say, “you look beautiful”, not that your makeup looks beautiful. Having work with Dior for 8 years I have a great love of their products but I use a wide range of the highest quality products including MAC, Benefit, Clinique, NARS and Charlotte Tilbury ensuring your makeup looks flawless”. 

Have a browse of my images, prices and packages on my website HERE

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13 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Added 25th Sep 2022
Wedding 23rd Jul 2022
Emma did the make up on the morning of my wedding. She made it such a relaxing and enjoyable experience for all of us. We received many compliments on our makeup throughout the day. Emma listened so carefully to what each of us wanted and created the exact look we were looking for. This was all the more impressive given that Emma and I had not met until the morning of the wedding! We have recently received the photos from the photographer and I am delighted with how our makeup looks. I would highly recommend Emma to any future brides.
Response from About Face Makeup by Emma Lister
Evelyn, thanks so much for your lovely review it was my pleasure,
Aisling Funchion
Added 26th Nov 2021
Wedding 29th Oct 2021
When we decided to book our wedding with 3 months to go and to make it a surprise wedding, we knew we were always going to have our hands full to get good suppliers and that could help us keep our secret. As soon as I spoke with Emma I knew she was a perfect fit for our special day, I could explain exactly what I wanted and Emma understood and provided it. Emma was also extremely understanding that I had a baby and travelled to Offaly for the make up trial which made things so easy for us! Emma uses the best of products, is extremely talented and my make up lasted all day. My mum looked amazing as did my brothers girlfriend. Emma’s talents suit all ages and brings out your best features. I felt so comfortable having my make up done by Emma, she came into the house and my whole family loved her attitude and chats on the morning of the wedding. She spoke to everyone, was able to have a laugh while staying focused and efficiently getting everyone ready. I can’t recommend Emma enough - one of the best bookings I made!
Response from About Face Makeup by Emma Lister
Thanks Aishling, it was my pleasure. I really enjoyed working with you and your family. X
Ailish Keating
Added 22nd Nov 2021
Wedding 28th Oct 2021
"Absolutely Fabulous Makeup Artist. I needed makeup done for a photoshoot, I wanted to look good and natural. I found Emma/About Face Makeup online through a search - my lucky day. Emma did a Stellar job, she was fantastic to work with and my makeup looked fantastic. The photographer who I had not met before guessed my age at 20 years younger than I was. Now I know 10 of those might have been complimentary, but still. I will absolutely use Emma's services again And I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone. She has tremendous experience and skills working with all skin types and has real experience, she's also a gem and just makes you feel good. Thank you Emma and About Face Makeup - the happiest review I have written!"
Doreen G
Added 11th Oct 2021
Wedding 24th Sep 2021
Emma is the most professional makeup artist I have come across. I have used Emma for years when I need to look amazing attending events. The finished makeup compliments the natural skin and features without looking like makeup. A true gift. She even gave a makeup class pre-pandemic to share her vast knowledge. I kept the notes and practice her tips still. You won't be disappointed with expert make up artistry from Emma.
Response from About Face Makeup by Emma Lister
Hi Doreen, Thanks so much for your kind words.
Deirdre Callanan
Added 8th Oct 2021
Wedding 29th Aug 2021
Emma is the most professional make-up artist I have experienced. It’s such a bonus that she is mobile, for such an important day, it is hassle free. The quality of the products she uses, her expertise meant my make-up lasted and looked really well throughout the day, which many guests commented on. She makes sure the finished look is perfection. Most importantly Emma is very calm as she works. She comes so well prepared. I was so impressed with her display and the amount of products she had readily available to use. I will be using Emma for all my future formal events.
Response from About Face Makeup by Emma Lister
Thanks Deirdre for your lovely review. It was my pleasure. I really enjoyed working with you and your family.
Ciara Stapelton
Added 18th Aug 2021
Wedding 18th Aug 2021
Emma is a true artist. My make up felt so light and natural on the day, yet it had enough colour and warmth to look incredible in my photos. I’d highly recommend Emma.
Response from About Face Makeup by Emma Lister
Thanks Ciara for such kind words, it was my pleasure.
Helen Hancock
Added 7th Jul 2021
Wedding 7th May 2021
I am a professional soprano and Emma has created my look for photoshoots and for streamed concerts. As a singer before a concert I need to stay focused and relaxed and Emma's strength is her extremely calm energy, as in nothing phases her! I have been nervous about the makeup being too heavy while also being aware that makeup is necessary for performing to camera. Emma really listens, understands and creates a look that I feel comfortable with while looking really glamorous and I have let her go further every time as we have built such trust. She really understands colour and the makeup always really suits the clothes and accessories I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Response from About Face Makeup by Emma Lister
Thanks Helen for your kind words. It's always a pleasure to work with you.
Added 12th Oct 2021
Wedding 4th Aug 2017
I would recommend Emma at ‘About Face Makeup’ to any bride to perfect their look on the big day. Emma was such a calming influence in the house that morning. She did such amazing job and was so professional in her approach. I was thrilled with the results with the makeup lasting well into the night!’
Danni Barrett
Added 12th Jul 2021
Wedding 15th Jul 2017
Emma had great advice about skincare and colour matching. I still use the shade and brand of make-up that she recommended. She listened to what I wanted for the day, suggested tweaks and I was very happy with the end result. She was a lovely calming presence on the morning of the wedding and we were all very comfortable with her. Thanks for everything Emma.
Response from About Face Makeup by Emma Lister
It was my pleasure Danni, I really enjoyed working with you all, thanks for your kind words.
Janet Mitten
Added 8th Jul 2021
Wedding 5th Oct 2013
I was very lucky to have Emma as my wedding party make up artist a few years back. When I look at my photos I see how timeless the make up was. She managed to accentuate our natural beauty without making us look too " made up" . Emma was calm and cheerful, she has a understated style about her that really shows when she uses her brushes and make up skills. She did my make up , my mothers and my bridesmaids . It lasted throughout the day and the night . We would highly recommend her.
Response from About Face Makeup by Emma Lister
Thanks Jan, it was my pleasure.
Joanne Farrell
Added 14th Oct 2021
Wedding 3rd Oct 2013
Emma did my makeup for my wedding 18 years ago and many more times in between when I have just been a quest. She is very professional and has pure talent and also a very nice person. I would highly recommend her for any bride to be or any special occasion you may have coming up.
Response from About Face Makeup by Emma Lister
Hi Joanne,Thanks so much for your kind words. Time flies when your'e having fun, it doesn't seem that long ago.
Added 12th Oct 2021
Wedding 21st Jun 2013
I was so happy with Emma from my own wedding that we asked her to cover my sisters wedding too.. Emma is a complete natural at bringing out the very best in people’s appearance. Combine that with a lovely relaxing manner that makes the whole process a pure treat!!
Response from About Face Makeup by Emma Lister
Sara, thanks so much for your kind words, it was my pleasure.
Linda Lynch
Added 21st Aug 2021
Wedding 20th Jun 2013
I first met Emma when she did my makeup when I was a bridesmaid. I loved the end result, so I knew I wanted her for my own wedding. She made us feel so relaxed while getting ready. She has such a calming influence. I would highly recommend her. Thank you so much Emma. It was such a pleasure having you with us that morning and we couldn't have been happier with our make up x
Response from About Face Makeup by Emma Lister
Linda, thanks so much for your lovely review. It was my pleasure.I really enjoyed working with you and your family.
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