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Make Up Matters

24 Eden Park, Caheronaun, Galway
Reviews (60) 5/5
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Let me first start by introducing myself. My name is Grainne O'Doherty and I am the owner of  Make Up Matters. Multi Award Winning Makeup Artist  2019 & Hairsrylist .. trained  in the art of High-definition Airbrush Make-up, which is dedicated to helping everyday women & men put their best faces forward for weddings ,special events & photography.

 Your face will be in the spotlight on your Wedding Day ,and therefore, looking your best but still  feeling like yourself ,will help you radiate confidence, poise  and personality. Whether it's the light touch which brings out the natural beauty and enhances your features without overwhelming your face ,or its the drama you love to bring ,I will find just right balance of  colour and contour to make sure you knock "em dead" ! 

Airbrushing Make-up is ideal for brides and bridal parties. Make-up is applied by misting foundation onto the skin to create that "flawless picture perfect" look. A custom blend of foundation is  created for your skin that leaves a powder free flawless  finish and lasts up to 18 hours without the need for retouching. Its water and  rub resistant formula prevents streaking and smearing; its tear proof and will not come off on you're wedding dress.

What we will do together??

Pre Wedding Consultation

I will work with you to create a look that is to your style, your personality and your flair for your special day and night.

                           

                            

Reviews

5.0/5
60 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Review by
Grainne was amazing. Storm Lorenzo got but she still managed to get to us even with a 2.5 hour journey early in the morning. Once she was with us she bent over backwards for all of us and even did extra makeup and hair. She was a real calming influence also and we had a great morning with her.
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Grainne is amazing at what she does & is such a lovely person aswell!!
Response from Make Up Matters
Eva thank u so much ....had a fabulous morning with ye ladies....u looked amazeballs...that dress....fab fab..wishing you many years of love happiness and health xxx
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Would definitely recommend Make Up Matters! Grainne has a lovely presence and it was great to have her involved on the morning of wedding! We all loved our make up and felt it was well matched to our faces/personal styles. Nothing was an issue and we all felt very comfortable x
Response from Make Up Matters
Thanks Rachael such a fab group of ladies that am so didnt feel like work hope ye had a fab day xx
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I found Grainne through the HIGM Facebook group as she was advertising an offer for a group of 5 and her work just looked amazing to me! I was so excited when I found out she was free for my date and she was the first supplier I booked after securing the venue! I was quite nervous to book makeup without a trial as I live in the U.K. however Grainne was so accommodating and managed to do a trial the day before my own big day. She is a lovely woman and very easy to work with and talk to. For someone shy like myself, she’s the perfect kind of person! I really enjoyed meeting her and working with her! On the morning of my wedding she was a delight to have in the room with myself, the bridesmaids and mother’s. She got on with everyone and we all enjoyed her company. Her range of foundation shades and ability to work on different skin tones was great as my bridesmaids and mother in law are all Asian. She ensured we all looked fabulous and flawless! Thank you so much Grainne! Lots of luck to you for the future! Xx
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Thanks so much Grainne for the wonderful job you did for myself, my girls and family! We were all so thrilled with how everything turned out. You were a pleasure to have around. Thanks so so much. I would highly recommend Grainne to anyone.
Response from Make Up Matters
Thanks Sinead ...such a beautiful family...ye all looked stunning hope it was everything you dreamed of xxxx
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Grainne is the nicest and most professional and amazing make up artist ever. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to do our bridal make up.
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Grainne did makeup for my wedding day, the third of August 2019. She did a fabulous job of myself and two bridesmaids and my mother. She listened to what I wanted as a bride and what my two bridesmaids wanted along with my mother. She’s has a great personality and brought great fun and crack to the house in the morning of the wedding.
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Grainne is fantastic at what she does she was made us very relaxed on the morning of my sisters. I would recommend Grainne to any bride shes amazing and already booked for the next wedding.
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Grainne was an absolute pleasure to work with. We eloped on the Cliffs and Grainne was passionate and lovely. Very receptive to my vision as a bride and Went out of her way to make sure it came to fruition. Grainne will help you feel comfortable and will do a wonderful job regardless of event. Could not be happier with the quality of service and stunning makeup.
Response from Make Up Matters
Mel thank u so much ...was such an honour to do your elopmemt...and man did u look out of this world... hope Ireland gave u many memories xxx
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I love Grainne!!! Grainne and I connected via social media and email, thanks to social media that allows us to connect with amazing people thousands of miles away, and I am so glad we did. I am a wedding planner/coordinator from Miami, I came across her profile and contacted her, as I was in need of an amazing makeup artist/ stylist for a beautiful elopement in Ireland; which I was coordinating, and my husband was photographing; and Grainne was nothing short of that. She is so talented, I had sent her pictures of exactly what my bride was looking for, and she not only met, but exceeded our expectations. She made our beautiful bride look like a queen. I absolutely loved the bride’s hairdo, and she has an amazing talent for eyes, she made the bride’s eyes standout and look gorgeous. Working with her was fun and just such a breeze, I loved her charisma and her genuine nature to help. Contacting her was so easy and she always responded quickly. Her passion for her work shows in everything she does. I cannot wait to have the opportunity to work with her again soon and I will 100% recommend her to anyone. Thanks Grainne for everything we were extremely happy.
Response from Make Up Matters
Awe thank u so much Anette what a fabulous review to get this is why i love my job ...the pleasure was all mine was honoured to be part of Mel's elopmemt ...and meeting ye 2 guys...so so talented in what ye do..heres hoping our paths cross again xxx
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Grainne was professional and lovely to work with. She went out of her way to make sure I received the intended look. Absolutely professional and very passionate about her craft. Could not be happier with how the makeup came out. I can’t recommend her enough!
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Grainne did make up for my wedding and I couldn’t recommend her enough. She did myself, my mom and my 5 bridesmaids. She was an absolute pleasure on the morning and everyone looked stunning!! Grainne is a lovely person and nothing is too much trouble for her. I was so happy with the results and the make up stayed put all day and night. She made me feel like €1 million! Highly recommend her for any of your occasions!! Thank you so much Grainne! There aren’t enough words to express how happy I was that I chose you for my wedding!
Response from Make Up Matters
Linda...linda..a morning i wont forget with ye ladies ...loads of fun & laughter despite the early start i made ye get up for but was worth it all ye looked stunning ..hope you had the best day ever
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Gráinne did a wonderful job on my makeup, so much so that people commented on how well I looked. She is extremely professional in what she does and takes great pride in her work. She has a wonderful personality that puts you at ease whatever the situation. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Response from Make Up Matters
Awe thanks Claire means alot hope u had a great day xxx
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Grainne was an absolute delight from start to finish, I honestly couldnt recommend her enough. To being so accommodating with trials, skin care tips and advice, To one off my bridesmaids winning one of her comps for bridal make up and allowing the transfer to me! On the day Grainne was just so amazing, professional and handled anything that came her way! You wont be disappointed if you choose Make Up Matters with Grainne.
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Grainne is so passionate about her job & is so professional,both my hair & make up were fabulous& still looked as good at 3am!Would def recommend Grainne,she is a lovely person & has you feeling at ease from start to finish!
Response from Make Up Matters
Awe thank u hun u looked gorgeous as ever xxx
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I had Grainne come to the hotel to do makeup for myself, my daughter's and other guests of the wedding of a family member. She arrived promptly at the agreed time, 7.30am and immediately set to organising a busy morning for us. She was absolutely outstanding in how she coordinated everyone. Her style of makeup application was new to all of us, airbrushing, and we were all thrilled with the results. Our makeup lasted right through until approx 4.30am only needing an extra application of lipstick after dinner. Her friendliness and helpfulness made the morning run smoothly and she remained with us until we were all ready to walk out the door. She's a lovely lady and extremely expert at what she does. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone whether bridal party or guests she's simply amazing. Book her if you can, you won't be sorry.
Response from Make Up Matters
Thank you so much Caroline ...so lovely and kind of you to write this amazing review ????..was loads of fun glamming ye lovely ladies Xxxx
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Grainne is an amazing make up artist. So professional and excellent at her job. I would definly recommend Grainne.
Response from Make Up Matters
Love great feedback thanks Claire xxx
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I found Grainne very professional. She understood exactly what kind of makeup and look I wanted and achieved it easily. She was also very friendly and efficient. I was very happy with her service and have used her for several occasions and always get compliments for my makeup. Highly recommend for any occasion.
Response from Make Up Matters
Cheers Tracy always lovely to see u xx
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I found Grainne to be a fantastic MUA. She was so relaxed and nothing was left unturned. My make up and that of my bridal party was stunning. We had the Air Brush Make-up which stayed on all day...was really delighted with the results. Can't recommend her highly enough....if i was getting married again I'd definitely use her ????
Response from Make Up Matters
Delighted re the airbrushing makeup its fab and as i said lasts all day...thank u for taking the time to do the lovely review xxx
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Grainne is brilliant at her job and she is a lovely lady to go with it. She is very professional and makes everything very easy. I would highly recommend her.
Response from Make Up Matters
Thank u Phil many a wedding i have done in your house xxx
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I originally met Grainne on a photo shoot back in 2016, we immediately clicked. Her work was flawless and her personality infectious. We maintained in contact as I have a salon in Dublin. I have referred several of my clients to Grainne when looking for a makeup artist for their wedding and each time they have been extremely happy with her work, and how she’s gone that extra mile to make sure they’re comfortable and relaxed. Grainne has visited us here in the salon for wedding parties and considering geographically her location she’s willing to travel. She is not only a professional but a true perfectionist. I’m happy to write this review for her. Regards Dean
Response from Make Up Matters
Thank u soo much Dean...il travel where ever the bride wants me to as u know ..u will be sick of ny face yet....hope alls well and see u soon ;-)
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Both my daughters used Make up matters's services. They where the stars of all the guest at the wedding we attend to! 5 stars review for everything. I would recommend it to everyone.
Response from Make Up Matters
Great to meet u Francis. 2 fabolous looking daughter's you have. Easy canvases...no wonder they were the stars at the wedding. Thanks for the lovely review Xxx
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I’ve been sending Grainne some of my hen party groups for the last few years. She is so lovely to deal with, so professional and her work is flawless. Always lovely comments back from clients. Delighted I found her :)
Response from Make Up Matters
Thanks Claire for takong the time for this review xx
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Grainne is very professional,100% reliable and is amazing at what she does.she listens to what you like and delivers that and more than you could expect. I would highly recommend her .
Response from Make Up Matters
Thanks Kim for taking the time to leave a lobely review....great memories of that morning in Dublin..wishing you many years of happiness & health Xxx
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I had Grainne do my make-up for a wedding and she is excellent in her work. She is very professional and knows what’s suits you and my makeup-up lasted all day. Had loads of compliments from people & I would highly recommend Grainne from Make Up Matters for make-up.
Response from Make Up Matters
Thanks hun xx
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Grainne provided a fantastic service loved her work
Response from Make Up Matters
Thank u so much....Xx
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Grainne was sperb. Her make up was amazing and she was lovely company the morning of my wadding. Highly recommended
Response from Make Up Matters
Thanks Geraldine you will get to experience it again for your sisters wedding ..see ye then Xxx
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Grainne did an amazing job on my natural look and my beautiful bridesmaids. Everyone was delighted with the result. Her professionalism and bubbly personality really added to the calm atmosphere throughout the morning.
Response from Make Up Matters
Awe thank you Niamh lovely kind words. Was a fun morning...didnt feel like work ..Wishing u many years of happiness ..health & Babies Xxx
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I had my make up done with Grainne from make up matters for a wedding! She arrived to my house that morning! Fantastic service! Extremely pleasant girl! Very professional and my make up was fabulous! I would highly recommend her!
Response from Make Up Matters
Awe thank you Yvinne....Pleasure was all mine xgxg
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Such a lovely person Grainne is always so accommodating. I've been a returning customer on numerous occasions. The best thing is she can make your look so natural but it stays on Àll day long and night too!!
Response from Make Up Matters
Awe thanks Wendy..right back at you a valued customer you are hope to see you soon again ..Xxx
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Amazing make up artist! Super friendly and professional with perfection on top. We were 3 very happy ladies after our make up application and felt fantastic throughout the whole day of the wedding celebration !!! Best of luck in the future to you Grainne. .well deserved. Xxx
Response from Make Up Matters
Thank u Karen...hope to see you again xxxx
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Cannot recommend Grainne highly enough - she was absolutely fab and myself and my bridesmaids looked amazing. The airbrush make up is fantastic, looks flawless and so natural and Grainne makes sure it is absolutely perfect. Brilliant communication and flexibility. 5 stars for sure!!
Response from Make Up Matters
Love to get great feedback Linda..Such an amazing group.of girls...You looked absolutely stunning. . Deffo picking up a copy of Confetti Magazine.. Spring addition where your wedding is featured Xxx Wishing you many years of Happiness &.Health Grainne xx
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What can I say about this amazing women is anyone getting Married you need to book makeup matters, I had booked a different makeup place in Galway and had a trial a few days before my wedding and let’s just say my trail went terrible I was so upset and with so little time I though I was gonna end up doing my own makeup but I found makeup matters online and gave her a call and she brought me in for a makeup trial and was able to do my makeup and my bridal party’s makeup on my wedding day even though she had a wedding booked in on the same day she came to my house at 5 in the morning and had us all loooking amazing , She is a star and a life saver my wedding day was perfect due to grainne , she went over and beyond for me and I can’t thank her enough , I’ve never felt so beautiful and it was all down to grainne
Response from Make Up Matters
Awe Jessica nearly have a lump in my throat reading this remember it well ....you were so upset..and i was gutted for you ...but got you sorted and was so happy leaving there in the knowledge that the tearful bride i had spoke to a few days ago looked stunning before i went on to my next wedding ..thank u so much for this amazing review and wish u many years of love happiness & health Xxx
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I found make up matters to be very friendly and professional, my make up was like a work of art! Would highly recommend her and will definitely be availing of her services again.
Response from Make Up Matters
Work of Art....bless i had a great canvas...you looked amazeballs....see u again soon i hope xx
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Grainne is one of the nicest people I have meet in a long time. She is great at her job, she done a great job on my make up and the girls makeup also. She done such a good job that my sister and sister in law got her to do their special day too. I wish Grainne all the best for the future and I'm sure we will meet again ????
Response from Make Up Matters
Awe Caroline i feel like part of the family at this stage thank u sooo much.for the kind words....wishing you all the best and married life brings you everything u asked for Xxxxx
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Grainne was fab, professional and the make up lasted all night!
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My bridesmaids and I had grainne do our make up on the morning of my Wedding. Not only was she professional, punctual but super easy going and we really had some laughs throughout. I must also mention that grainne received a call regarding a family emergency and had to leave for the hospital. She had such commitment and courtesy to actually come back and finish the job! I would have no hesitation in recommending her for any bridal party make up. She is amazing at her job.
Response from Make Up Matters
A morning Emma that i wont forget..One excited daughter that am as was going to be her big day the next day her communion ..what a morning from fun & frolics to an a family emergency... to tears &fear of the unknown..thanks for everything that morning Xxxxx
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excellent professional friendly service,
Response from Make Up Matters
Thank u Xx
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A true professional Grainne was amazing for our big day she knew exactly what i wanted and gave me plenty of tips on how to mind my skin on run up i cannot rate her high enough a true lady and amazing at what she does.
Response from Make Up Matters
Thank you Sarah pleaurse was all mine...Told you the Airbrushing makeup is amazing ????????????wishing you many years of health & happiness xxx
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Very friendly and professional service.
Response from Make Up Matters
Thanks Jill..hope married life is good Xxx
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I used Make Up Matters for my wedding in Oct 2016 and we were so happy with the service we received. Grainne was so helpful in the lead up to the wedding and was great fun on the morning of the wedding and helped to keep all our nerves at bay as she was friendly and chatty throughout!! She provided makeup for the bride, 3 bridesmaids, mother of the bride, Godmother of the bride and a friend of the bride on the morning of the wedding and everyone was delighted with their make up and no one felt rushed. I would highly recommend Make Up Matters to anyone.
Response from Make Up Matters
Awe thank u for this review ...was lovely to meet ye ladies....wsihibg i many yaers of happiness & health ?
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I found that Grainne did an excellent job on the bridal party my sister who got married all very natural & the makeup lasted all day & night. Gráinne is able to see what suits every one & dosen't go overboard with makeup
Response from Make Up Matters
Thank you Carol was my pleasure...lovely bunch of ladies all looked fab Xxx
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Had my tan and make up done for my brother's wedding by Grainne, she is fantastic and really professional at what she does, would highly recommend her to my family and friends, especially for weddings and special occasions.
Response from Make Up Matters
Great to hear from u linda and thanks for taking the time to leave a glowing review..much appreciated xxx
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Was delighted with how my make up turned out and I have gone back several times since. The Airbrushing makeup is the only way to go.......my make up lasted 14 hours.....Yes you heard correct it lasted perfectly until I went to bed. Would highly recommend Grainne at Make up Matters.
Response from Make Up Matters
Told u the airbrushing was fab....thanks. for the lovely review xx
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Grainne is an amazing makeup artist. So fun, kind and professional. It was an absolute pleasure to have her as part of our wedding day. I highly recommend her to any bride. This review is five years after our wedding and long overdue.so thank you grainne for everything
Response from Make Up Matters
Thank u xxxx
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Grainne provided an exceptional makeup service for my bridal party. The air brush make up was flawless & everyone was delighted with the final results. Would highly recommend.
Response from Make Up Matters
Thanks for taking the time for this lovely review
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Excellent friendly lady, very professional, and loved how I was made feel like a real princess on my wedding morning, delighted with my tan and nake up. Great talented young lady. Well recommended.
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Had grainne for my wedding in 2014. So fantastic my bridesmaid got grainne to do her make up
Response from Make Up Matters
Yes amqzing how work follows through from one wedding to another..im sure we will cross paths again....thanks for tge review xxx
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Make up matters has done my makeup at few times and I have absolutely loved those looks and how professionally she is, all I needed was to tell her what kind of look I was looking for and she does a brilliant job at ur make up and I would definitely recommend her to everyone.
Response from Make Up Matters
Yes i sure have and such fun we have ...never feels like work..love it......well hope to see u again soon Mrs and thanks for the kind words Xxx Means so much Xx
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Grainne was so professional in every way, very easy going and listened to what I wanted, she offers a fantastic service, would highly recommend Grainne in makeup matters.
Response from Make Up Matters
Thank u Pauline Xxxx ..still as beautiful inside & out as the first day we had the trial..like ive made friends for life with my service ..hope to see u soon again xxxx
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Grainne is a joy to deal with and so easy going you can’t help but relax in her company. The morning flew by but we weren’t rushed even with all that had to be ready and pictures getting taken. I’ve since had her do makeup for many occasions and weddings at which I am a guest. A lovely woman and fantastic talent with makeup, easy to talk to about what effect or detail would like to work with and full of ideas.
Response from Make Up Matters
Thanks louise for the kind words always my pleasure hope our parhs cross again x
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I had no doubt I wanted Grainne the morning of my wedding. She done 6 faces with no problems or delays and added some fun to the morning along with our hairdresser. She mixed well with everyone on the day as there were 15 people in our house the morning of our wedding so it was busy to say the least! Grainne also done 4 faces for the morning of my brothers wedding. Highly recommend, so professional and easily contactable.
Response from Make Up Matters
Thanks Louise botg times good fun with ye..thanks for having me xx
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Grainne did makeup for both myself and my sister on her wedding party day. It was absolutely flawless and lasted until the next morning! There was no topping up or fixing our makeup throughout the day/night except for maybe our lipgloss. I would highly recommend Grainne for any special occasion.
Response from Make Up Matters
Told ya ye we love it....thanks for the review hope to see ye again xxx
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Grainne did our make up for my sisters wedding and she was my first choice for my own in a few months time. Quality is flawless & would recommend her in heartbeat for bringing something special to your day!
Response from Make Up Matters
Thank u hun...im sure il see u again Xxxx
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Grainne is an outstanding make-up artist. I was bridesmaid when I was lucky enough to have my makeup perfected by Grainne aka Make Up Matters. What a derseving candidate to be in the final of this category. Her attention to detail is second to none. She used the airbrush foundation on me and I have to say, I felt fantastic all day long. my skin looked refreshed and glowing all day and night long! The pictures came out stunning, bringing out all our best features. As well as being a top class make up artist, she is also a extremely genuine nice person. She made us all feel so comfortable that morning and helped us all feel relaxed and refreshed. Thank you Grainne for everything, see you again soon for one of my many appointments with you since. Regards, Helena xx
Response from Make Up Matters
Awe thank u.....such an amazing review from such an amazing person....was a fantastic morning with ye ladies....STUNNERS XXXX
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Grainne was fantastic, the make-up was fabulous. Grainne is very professional, and she put the whole wedding party at ease. Great start to our great day.
Response from Make Up Matters
Awe thank u dee...great fun that morning???
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Grainne is the nicest kindest person ever . She goes out of her way to please everybody . I would highly recommend grainne to anybody looking for a makeup artist she is so professional and made me feel so comfortable. Thank you grainne
Response from Make Up Matters
Thank u Rose great to heqr from u hope married life is good xxx
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Grainne was friendly and professional from planning stages right up to the big day itself. My makeup was perfect for the entire day and night. She was a pleasure to have with us on the morning of the wedding, so helpful and calm! A very talented lady!
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Grainne did an absolutely stunning job of myself, my bridesmaids and my mum. I never had airbrush done before, but it felt so light like I wasn’t wearing any makeup yet gave great coverage. She kept everyone calm, worked quickly and efficiently but no one felt rushed. My makeup lasted all day long, no touch up needed. I would honestly recommend Grainne to everyone.
Response from Make Up Matters
Thank u Louise...few babies since we last spoke u look fab as always married life suiting u xxxx
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