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Deborah Leonard Makeup Artist

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Deborah is one of the most accomplished and popular makeup artists in the wedding industry. Specializing in fresh, radiant skin and eyes that command attention, she has mastered the art of elevating a woman's natural beauty. She is best known for collaborating with her clients, conscientiously interpreting their vision and bringing that vision to life. Diligent, reliable, creative and calming are just some words used by her clients to describe her.

Her passion for makeup, skincare and color therapy is a constant influence in her career path. Deborah's journey as a makeup artist and wedding industry specialist began more than 18 years ago. She is a highly creative Artist who has perfected her beauty techniques by working with women of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and individual style choices. With a  clean and contemporary approach to her art form, Deborah uses her expertise as a tool to enhance a woman’s natural and inner beauty while allowing her to develop her own signature style.

Deborah's vast body of work has been featured in top bridal magazines including editorials issues for Life Magazine, Irish Tatler, Woman's Way, U Magazine, Social and Personal,  RSVP, Confetti and The Irish Wedding Diary Magazine to name a few.  She is regularly called upon to feature expert advice to many of the aforementioned magazines. In addition, Deborah has worked with some of Ireland's leading photographers. Other work includes corporate and television work for TV3, Xpose working on successful ad campaigns for Xpose Live and the Apprentice, Ireland AM, 3E, RTE and the City Chanel. 

Deborah's work is backed up by ITEC and CIBTAC aesthetician and makeup qualifications.

She is based in Dublin but travels nationwide to work with brides. Why not call Deborah to see if she is available on your special day? 


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Debs was stupendous in every way. Our initial consultation was fun- she asked me all the right questions and explained her own approach to weddings and makeup. I don’t wear much makeup on an average day and I felt like she really listened and created a natural look that worked all day for the wedding and left me feeling beautiful and happy. The consultation was followed up by a suggestions for my skin type and suggestions about routine and health care leading up to the wedding. I was exhausted from work and travel in the months before and really needed these efficient tips to restore my face to its best self by the wedding. On the day of, Debs was a reassuring voice and a calming presence. I can’t describe what a joy having her with us as we got ready was. It takes a special person to fit in with people you’ve known your whole life. Debs made everyone feel comfortable and managed to get me a break from arranging all-the-things when I needed it both. Life would be better in a lot of ways if Debs could be in charge on the regular. In short… you couldn’t do better than Debs for makeup and skincare (and a bit of mental TLC). I really felt like my most beautiful self on the big day. Debs is simply someone who has an innate sense of what features make each woman most lovely. She did the very best job and was gracious, charming, and an all around pleasure 100% of the time. Finally, it’s worth noting that she has me enjoying makeup again after years “off”.
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Thank you for being so amazing on the morning, you were such a calming influence and just did such a great job on my make up. I felt absolutely wonderful and loved my look, so thank you very much. You made my mum and best friend feel fabulous too, they loved their looks and felt gorgeous all day long.
Response from Deborah Leonard Makeup Artist
Hi Shelly, Thanks so much for the review I really appreciate it. Loved your morning and thanks for all the beautiful pictures of yourself, you looked stunning. xDebsx
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Deborah is absolutely amazing and I cannot recommend her enough. She is so lovely on top of being a very talented artist and such a perfectionist. I had a trial and was so delighted with the result so I booked her that day for my wedding. She came to my hotel fully prepared and did bridal, bridesmaids and mother of the bride make up. Everyone looked gorgeous and I never felt more beautiful. I was so happy with my bridal make up I booked her again to do my make up for my friend's wedding! I will be using her services again in future.
Response from Deborah Leonard Makeup Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words Charlene it was absolutely my pleasure. Loved doing your makeup and hope to see your beautiful face again. Hope all is going amazing. XDebsX
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From a simple enquiry about dates, prices etc to the actual day, Deborah was a true professional. She takes time to talk to you about your own personal skincare regime in the lead up to the day, what type of look you want and also what will suit you in terms of makeup. She talks to you about what colour and style your dress is and how your thinking of wearing your hair, what colour flowers, what colour bridesmaids dresses and if you're using flash photography - all of which has a bearing on your makeup. The big thing I wanted was 'not to look like someone else on the day'. I wanted to look natural and like myself and this is exactly what Deborah understood from me and my ideas were realised through her. I can't praise her highly enough, a true professional and an extremely talented artist. The photos from our wedding day were out of this world and are the proof of the pudding in this case.
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A very make-up savvy friend recommended Debs to me for my bridal party and I can see why! She was not only a pleasure to have around that morning but someone I would go to again and again for special occasion make up! There were 5 of us to get ready that morning and she kept everything moving in a really calm but professional manner, ensuring everyone (especially me) felt and looked perfect once she was done! After my trial, she gave me specialised skincare advise for my skin type which is something I will use all the time, not just in the run up to the wedding. I've been asked multiple times since who did my wedding make-up. I think that says it all really!
Response from Deborah Leonard Makeup Artist
Hi Julie, Thanks a mil for your kind review, it is really appreciated. I loved every moment of your wedding including my five star treatment at Castle Bellingham, well fed and watered. You were all so kind and the reason why I love my job so much. Regards and Congrats, Debs.
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Deborah is very relaxed, friendly and easy to be around. I really loved her work from the start and was delighted to have her for my wedding day. She was fantastic on the day and I cant wait to have an occasion to go back to her!
Response from Deborah Leonard Makeup Artist
Hi Suzy, Thanks so much for taking the time to give me a review, I really appreciate it. You have a lovely family and gorgeous and helpful nieces and nephews. I really enjoyed my morning with you all. All the best. Debs.
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Debs, was amazing from make-up trail through to wedding day. She was very professional and catered for all of our different skin types with ease. The make-up looked very natural and lasted the whole day. Everyone commented on how well we looked and the photos looked fantastic.
Response from Deborah Leonard Makeup Artist
Hi Brid, Thanks a million for your kind review, it was my pleasure to look after you all. I trust you are enjoying married life. xx Debs
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Deborah is an amazing make up artist . She is talented , professional and very nice . A great person to have around on the big day !
Response from Deborah Leonard Makeup Artist
Thanks a bunch Lisa for the fab review. I really enjoyed looking after you all. Hope you are keeping well. xx Debs.
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Debbie did my make up for my wedding she also did my makeup as a bridesmaid for my best friend and sisters weddings. She was always extremely professional patient a pleasure to deal with and of course made us all look fabulous while she’s at it. I would highly recommend Debbie for any occasion and especially an occasion as special as your wedding. In fact I recommended Debbie to my sister who was as pleased with Debbie as I was! Again I would highly recommend Debbie
Response from Deborah Leonard Makeup Artist
Appreciate the Review Lidia xx
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Debs was a delight to have in my house the morning of my wedding. All the girls looked beautiful and debs keep me calm while having makeup done. Highly recommend .
Response from Deborah Leonard Makeup Artist
Hi Valerie, thanks for the review and it was my pleasure looking after you all on the morning of your wedding. I trust you are all keeping fab. xx Debs.
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Deborah was absolutely excellent! Her make up is amazing and she was a very calming person to have in the house on the morning! I would recommend her to anyone!
Response from Deborah Leonard Makeup Artist
Thanks Mrs Wild xx Debs xx
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Debbie is an incredibly talented makeup artist that can make anybody look and feel a millions dollars! She has a way of making your skin glow like nobody else, and above all, listens to what you want. I cannot recommend Debbie enough. She was such an incredible presence on our wedding day, keeping everyone calm and happy, and is an absolute joy to have around! She has the Midas touch :)
Response from Deborah Leonard Makeup Artist
Thanks a million for your generous words Tara, I loved doing your makeup. xx Debs xx
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Deborah was fantastic both in the run up to my wedding and on the day. She listened to what I wanted but was also great at giving me advice and what colours and make-up brands would best suit my colouring. I would highly recommend Deborah for any bride.
Response from Deborah Leonard Makeup Artist
Thanks a million Orla and for all the referral's. I am back in Salthill in a couple of weeks for another wedding. I hope you are keeping fab. xx Debs.
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Deborah was such a pleasure to work with, in the lead up to the wedding and on the day itself. During our trial, she really listened to what I wanted and brought out the natural beauty in my gorgeous bridesmaids. I have never felt so comfortable and beautiful in make-up and that was all thanks to Debs. I couldn't recommend her more.
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Deborah is more like a friend entering your home and making sure you get a warm and personal touch, much needed on your wedding day. She adds to the day rather than just providing a service. Not only that, in the lead up, she works with you in making sure you're excited about, and comfortable with, your look. She is extremely talented at what she does, and also great at putting you at ease and making you smile. I was never really one to like whenever someone else did my own make up but everyone was very happy with what Deborah did for us. She makes sure it's 'you plus'. Not anything you could do at home or anything that makes you look different or not yourself, rather she accentuates your own natural beauty, with top class products and service, to make you feel like your getting that celeb-like look. She adds to the whole process and doesn't add to the stress or pressure of it all, in fact she helps to take that away. I couldn't recommend more.
Response from Deborah Leonard Makeup Artist
Thanks a mil for the lovely review. Wishing you all the best xx Debs xx
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If there's ever a lady you need around you on the morning of your wedding to calm the nerves, it's Deborah. Her relaxed, but professional approach creates a sense a calm. And not to mention her work!! An artist Or miracle worker, not sure which but she's outstanding at what she does and made me feel extra special on my big day. I was delighted to recommend her to friends for their wedding and was delighted to have her do my makeup again when I was bridesmaid. Without hesitation, Deborah is the makeup artist for you.
Response from Deborah Leonard Makeup Artist
Karen thanks for the great review. Hope you and the fam are keeping well xx Debs x
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Debby did my make-up (as well as my bridesmaids' and my Mum's) for my wedding last week. She is absolutely fantastic; did an amazing job with the make-up but also sorted out a veil and fringe emergency. She is totally professional, really listened and made sure that I was comfortable with 'the look'. She ensured that i looked like myself but a fantastically enhanced version that I never suspected existed!! I was confident and comfortable all day and didn't need any touch-ups at all! Best of all, Debby managed to bring calm to a mad-house that morning, She had me feeling and looking super by the time I had to leave. A lovely person and great at what she does! Cannot praise her highly enough,
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I can highly recommend Debby, she did an excellent job on my wedding day. She exactly did what I had in mind and had brilliant ideas. She even helped me calming my nerves on the day ;).
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