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Makeup & Skincare by GC

Nationwide , Clonard, Co Meath, Meath
Reviews (37) 5/5
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Grainne Coloe is a professional Makeup Artist and Skincare Specialist based in the Meath area but also travels Nationwide. Grainne has over ten years experience in the beauty & Holistic industry however solely specialises in bridal and Occasion make-up and now offer advanced skincare treatments to give you that bridal glow you deserve and also allowing for flawless makeup application, so you can be sure you are in very experienced hands when it comes to creating that bespoke bridal look for your wedding day. 

As Grainne is also a beauty and holistic therapist she knows the importance of having a good skin regime in the lead up to the big day and tells us she loves to share her knowledge, tips and tricks with her brides to get their skin in tip-top shape for the big day, so you really will be bridal goals this one stop shop service that makeup and skincare by GC offers.

In her own words "I was a bride myself so I know all about wanting to look as radiant as you feel on your special day and in order to achieve that flawless bridal finish you need an expert.  If there is one day in your life where you deserve to look and feel the very best version of yourself it's your Wedding Day so I take great pride in my work & making my brides feel not only confident but 100% happy with their overall bridal makeover".   

During your trial you will have the chance to discuss in-depth with Grainne what look you would like her to create and at this time you can also bring along ideas or pictures that have inspired the bridal look you would like to trial.

A consultant can also be arranged to take advantage of the bridal skincare packages and bootcamps on offer to start your new bridal skin journey..

Grainne brings a calm but fun vibe to the morning's preparations, making it a memorable experience and she will stay with you to make sure everything is perfect for you and your bridal party before you leave to say I do.

By only using luxury make up products Grainne combines her skilled techniques and passion to ensure she creates a flawless look that has you camera-ready all day and long into the night.  But don't just take our word for it, check out Make Up by GC 5 star rating on all her reviews across her social media platforms and website.





37 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Added 14th Sep 2022
Wedding 25th Aug 2022
Grainne was an absolute dream to have to do my make up on my wedding day. She was so chilled and professional, all of my bridesmaids and my mother had a lovely time talking to her while she was doing our make up. Everyone (especially me!) was thrilled to bits with how we all looked when we were finished. The make up was flawless and lasted all day, only needing some lipstick as a touch up. Grainne is an absolute sweetheart and any upcoming brides would be so lucky to have her do their make up on their big day as I was and I would highly and wholeheartedly recommend her to any bride to be.
Claire Raftery
Added 15th Mar 2023
Wedding 11th Mar 2023
Absolutely radiant bridal makeup!! Highly recommend makeup by GC if you are a bride to be looking for the perfect glowing bridal look on your big day. Grainne is the sole person behind makeup by GC and is absolutely amazing at what she does. Grainne not only provides beautiful bridal makeup on the day but she also works to prep the skin in advance to ensure it is glowing and will really show off the makeup. My skin was in very dry condition when I visited Grainne for my bridal trial. Grainne worked to prep my skin over a series of 2 facials to get rid of the dryness so it would be glowing by the time the wedding came around and really show off the beautiful bridal makeup. What I also love about Grainne is that she is super responsive. She gets back to her brides so quickly and you know your in safe hands. She was so helpful in creating the on the day look during the trial and really listens to what you like and also suggests what she thinks which is brilliant if your unsure. On the day, she made the whole bridal party feel at ease. She also bought the tunes which created a great atmosphere and stayed with us for final top ups right up to when we left for the ceremony. I can't recommend Grainne enough to all future brides who not only want a perfect bridal look but also who wish to improve the condition of their skin for the run up to their big day and following on after.
Added 18th Jan 2023
Wedding 6th Jan 2023
Grainne was such a lady to deal with and amazing at what she does. She made me feel relaxed from the very first interaction and the end results were stunning, thanks so much for helping to make me and my ladies feel so beautiful for my special day. Couldn't recommend Grainne enough x
Sorcha Rock
Added 30th Nov 2022
Wedding 20th Oct 2022
Grainne was absolutely incredible the morning of our wedding. She has a lovely calming presense which made me feel so relaxed. When looking for a supplier you always look at the quality of their service (which was impeccable) but you don't realise the impact they can have on the flow of the morning too. I was so happy to have Grainne there. The makeup she done was out of this world, everyone commented on it. She is a total perfectionist and wants all of the wedding party to feel a million dollars. Thanks so much for everything.
Ann-Marie Holton
Added 17th Oct 2022
Wedding 16th Sep 2022
I had Grainne as my make up artist for my wedding and I couldn’t have asked for better! We had no issues at all. From the word go Grainne was as helpful as she possibly could be. My make up trial was brilliant and I was so happy with it. Grainne is very professional, took it in her stride and everyone’s make up was flawless. She definitely brought a sense of calm to the morning of the wedding there was no panic, you could tell she was very experienced in working with brides and bridal parties. I was thrilled with my make up it was flawless and so were my bridesmaids even at 3am in the morning after all the dancing it looked amazing! Our wedding day was a busy one but my make up never budged. Got so many compliments about it too which made me feel amazing. I would highly recommend Make up by GC. Thank you again for all your help an amazing work Grainne.
Barbara Murdiff
Added 14th Sep 2022
Wedding 10th Sep 2022
Grainne is an amazingly talented make up artist. I had the honor of having her do mine and my bridal parties make-up for my big day.From the first day I met her for my trial we just clicked. She took the time to listen to exactly what myself and my bridesmaids wanted. She stayed with us until we were ready to leave to make sure we were all picture perfect for the whole day and night. Thank you so much Grainne.
Added 9th Jun 2022
Wedding 4th Jun 2022
Cannot recommend Grainne enough, such a lovely person and kept me nice and calm throughout the morning , my wedding make up was excatly what I wanted and I felt amazing she truly is a gifted lady
Sinéad scanlon
Added 31st May 2022
Wedding 21st May 2022
I was so delighted to have grainnè as part of my morning !! Grainné was first on the scene the morning of my wedding at 9 o’clock it was my first time meeting grainné as i didn’t want a trial she is a lovely lady put me right at ease and we talked as if we knew each other already email was the only way we had communicated before hand and a week after my wedding we are still in contact and sharing our pictures back and forward Grainnés skill is second to none she had myself and my bridesmaids feeling so confident and happy in ourselfs …Hygiene was perfect mask was still worn and hands were always washed between each person..Im delighted i didn’t do a trial as it added to my overall happiness of seeing my final look which was better than i could have ever imagined a lot of time and effort was also put in sorting out times and schedule that she was able to work comfortable between each person ..Makeup stayed on perfect no touch ups where needed even after a lot of dancing and some happy tears throughout the day …Overall Grainné is just a really lovely person and provided me with the best experience possible and couldn’t fault her in anyway and feel lucky that i got to have her with me would definetly recommend
Kelly Grant
Added 11th May 2022
Wedding 29th Apr 2022
Grainne was my makeup artist for our wedding in April 2022 and was amazing from start to finish. Myself and my bridesmaids looked absolutely amazing and we all felt so confident on my wedding day. I had a makeup trial at Grainne’s studio and I was very satisfied with the result, and felt very confident going into the day. The morning of the wedding was stress free, as Grainne arrived early in the morning with a plan in place. We would have been lost without Grainne that morning, she even looked after our little babies while we got photos. Grainne even managed to take some fabulous photos and videos of us getting ready, which we will cherish for many years to come. I would highly recommend Grainne to all future brides – she will make you feel like a million dollars.
Added 27th Apr 2022
Wedding 9th Apr 2022
Grainne is amazing at what she does. I found her to be a great support and make up artist!
Charlotte Cole
Added 1st Mar 2022
Wedding 20th Feb 2022
Well what can I say about my make up artist ‘Pure Class, pure professional and extremely warm and kind’. Grainne is a must for all brides who need someone to hold their hand whilst the nerves build as your wedding ceremony draws near. Her skills are exceptional and can make you look like a glamorous movie star. Your trial will be at her gorgeous home studio which is warm, relaxing and girls, who can resist a glass of vino or cup of tea and biscuits in my case. Whatever you decide for your big day this lady can achieve and more. She even sends you a list of the products she used so you can try and recreate the look. Above and beyond client service! Grainne is a MUST for any brides big day. We met a 2 weeks ago and now friends for life, that speaks volumes. @makeup_bygc I love you and you have given me confidence in myself, my beauty and brought me back to life after losing my confidence over the past few years. Thank you from the bottom of my heart ????
Zoe Jenkins
Added 3rd Mar 2022
Wedding 19th Feb 2022
Exceptional make up artist to start! Followed by a beautiful personality super approachable, felt like Grainne was truely apart of the bridal party. Thank you so much for helping my cousin Charlotte to feel confident and as beautiful as she is. Xxx
Louise Daly
Added 16th Dec 2021
Wedding 10th Dec 2021
I had the pleasure to be made up for my sisters big day by the beautiful and talented Grainne. She listened intently to what I wanted and made me feel like an absolute Princess. I felt beautiful leaving that room and for someone to have the talent do boost someones confidence is highly worth recommending. Thank you Grainne. For any future brides, bridesmaid or anyone that wants a fantastic make up artist, get in touch with Grainne. She is made of magic x
Aishling Daly (Bride)
Added 13th Dec 2021
Wedding 10th Dec 2021
The Best in the Business! Grainne went above and beyond for my bridal party and I. From the moment I had my trial with her I knew I was in good hands. As someone who suffers from a complex skin condition, Grainne put me at ease and made my skin/face look completely flawless. The talent she has for her craft is nothing but phenomenal. Everything on the morning of went so smoothly, which made the whole process a breeze. Grainne listened to each of us and executed each look with the highest attention to detail. Everything was sanitised and cleaned throughly in between each girl and she couldn’t do enough for us also. This girl is a credit to the industry and any bride would be lucky to have Grainne looking after them on their special day. Grainne, I just want to thank you so much for everything you done Friday for the girls and I. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience on my wedding morning. You made everyone of us look and feel the best we’ve felt in a such a long time. The amount of compliments I received on how well my face looked was overwhelming. I could not recommend you high enough. The skill, precision, knowledge and passion you have for your art is out of this world.
Geraldine Nolan
Added 2nd Nov 2021
Wedding 31st Oct 2021
Couldn’t speak anymore highly of Grainne She was brilliant the day of my wedding everyone was so happy with there makeup and made the day a lot more relaxing for us all
Bridesmaid Mary
Added 2nd Nov 2021
Wedding 29th Oct 2021
Where to start, Grainne was absolutely fantastic . Everything we asked for she did perfect down to that littlest details. Grainne herself was so professional in her job and not to mention made us feel so relaxed and comfortable. I can't describe how well my makeup stayed on all day, I didn't have to fix it once it stayed on perfect and the coverage was amazing. I could not fault Grainne's work in any way. She also was brilliant and also got involved and took some class pics of us. Can only describe her in one word AMAZING and will definitely be recommending her. Thank you Grainne x
Aisling Savage
Added 5th Nov 2021
Wedding 28th Oct 2021
If you are searching for a make up artist for your wedding than look no further than Grainne. From the initial booking until the final touch up, Grainne was a pleasure to deal with. Not only is she highly professional and exceptionally talented but demonstrates a most impressive attention to detail in her work. Grainne's vast make up collection, knowledge and understanding of her client's needs made a busy wedding morning fun and enjoyable. Thank you so much Grainne.
Added 2nd Oct 2021
Wedding 24th Sep 2021
Grainne was a pleasure to deal with. From make up trial to fixing your dress on the morning of the wedding Grainne went beyond all expectation. I cannot recommend her enough to other wedding couples. Thanks so Grainne.
Grainne Fox
Added 8th Sep 2021
Wedding 3rd Sep 2021
Grainne made me look and feel like a princess! She was very open to my ideas and listened to my feedback and opinions. I was so happy with my make up and I only needed to top up my lipstick in the evening, my foundation didn't budge. Also my mother doesn't usually wear make up so Grainne gave her a gorgeous light make up glow which wasn't too heavy for her. 10/10 I couldn't recommend her enough
Linda and Roisin
Added 14th Aug 2021
Wedding 12th Aug 2021
Gráinne was amazing. Not only did she have 1 bride but she had 2 to deal with. She couldn't have been more professional. She was so pleasant to work with and our make up was beautiful. We would highly recommend her for anyone wanting their make up for their wedding.
Danielle Quinn
Added 12th Aug 2021
Wedding 6th Aug 2021
Gráinne did my make up for my wedding day and she did a phenomenal job. She was such a lovely person to be around on the morning. She is a very talented and professional make up artist, she made my bridesmaids look beautiful, my mam looked stunning and I felt beautiful, Gráinne made us all feel so comfortable and our makeup lasted all day! I really couldn’t have picked a better make up artist for my big day.
Alicja Naguszewska-Quinn
Added 7th Aug 2021
Wedding 24th Jul 2021
Grainne is lovely and very professional lady. She's flexible and very easy to talk to. She's very skilled, listens to what your make-up needs are and makes you look exactly or even better that you would've expected. She's great with natural make up for tweens and lady's that are not comfortable wearing make up. Couldn't be happier with her work and would recommend her to everyone.
Lucy O'Dea
Added 5th Aug 2021
Wedding 23rd Jul 2021
Gráinne was nothing but lovely ???? my sister planned her as a surprise for me and she was so nice and kind and put everyone at ease, nothing was too much trouble for her and she made sure everyone looked perfect, highly recommended!
Added 5th Aug 2021
Wedding 14th Jul 2021
Grainne was just fantastic! She was well prepared and on time. She chat away with everyone and helped us all to feel and look amazing. I would not hesitate to recommend grainne! Thanks so much Grainne!! x
Added 12th Jul 2021
Wedding 9th Jul 2021
Grainne was an absolute gem I had to re arrange my makeup artist as my original date was changed due to COVID and my replacement artist was not available for the day of my wedding. Grainne stepped up. From the nervous trial she was so calm and understood everything..her professionalism and quality was just amazing I can't thank her enough for what she has done for me! The morning of my wedding she got my girls my mam and myself ready and had us looking so glam she was like part of the family touching us up and making sure our makeup was number 1 priority for the big day xx
Lisa Murphy
Added 5th Jul 2021
Wedding 28th Jun 2021
Grainne has been absolutley amazing throughout the whole process from make up trial to wedding day. She is so talented and catered for all levels of make up. My mam wouldn't really wear make up and was so apprehensive about getting it done for the wedding. Once she met Grainne she was so at ease and enjoyed every minute of the trial and the wedding day. It goes without saying how talented Grainne is, all you need do is look at her beautiful brides. The special thing about her is her patience, kindness and friendliness. It was like having one of the family with us on the day. Thank you for everything
Laura Mullen
Added 4th Jul 2021
Wedding 24th Jun 2021
Amazing experience with Grainne, from the day of the trails I knew she was the best person to have do my makeup and for my bridal party she was so professional at her job made us feel so comfortable, worked her magic on us and we all looked amazing for the day. She was just a dream and really knew what works best and with that daring red lippy she made my decision so easy, as a bride with sensitive eyes grainne really made the experience comfortable for me. Highly recommend Grainne absolutely brilliant from start to finish
Added 26th Jun 2021
Wedding 12th Jun 2021
Fantastic experience with Grainne, the ultimate professional at what she does.. Could not recommend this lady enough for any occasion. Grainne look after myself and my wedding party and honestly if u want to feel confidence then she is the Queen of beauty. Our makeup was flawless day and night, Grainne is amazing at what she does and has such passion and listens to everything you need and want. Highly recommended.
Added 11th Jun 2021
Wedding 5th Jun 2021
Grainne is amazing!!! I hands down think she is one of the best makeup artist I have seen. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable. Made my makeup and skin look flawless, received so many compliments!!! Can’t imagine going to any other makeup artist other than her!
Michelle Glynn
Added 2nd Jun 2021
Wedding 28th May 2021
Grainne was absolutely amazing and did an amazing job on my wedding makeup together with all the bridal party. I would highly recommend her. Fantastic service from start to finish.
Cathriona Flanagan
Added 19th Oct 2019
Wedding 27th Aug 2019
I couldn’t have ever imagined how perfect my makeup for my wedding would have turned out, but I was absolutely taken back where I started to cry at how beautiful Grainne made me look, from the bottom of my heart thank you for all your amazing talented work. The only way I can describe how I looked was I literally looked photoshopped walking around, even my videographer commented on how beautiful I looked and how easy it was to shoot close ups shots of my face. When I think back this was the one aspect of my wedding I never once had a worried thought about because I knew I was in the most amazing hands ever. I even cried at my makeup trial at how fabulous my face looked, so I knew from this moment I didn’t have a thing to worry about. If I could give you a 10* star out of 5* I would! Thank you again the amazing Make-Up by GC xxx
Added 19th Oct 2019
Wedding 20th Jul 2019
Thank you so much to Grainne for bringing so much joy and professionalism the morning of my wedding. I was lucky to have Grainne do my makeup before for a black tie event so when it came to choosing my wedding makeup artist I knew she was the one for me. From the trial I felt confident me and Grainne where on the same page when it came to the bridal look I was trying to achieve. She really listened to what I wanted and i was so delighted with the final look. She was amazing when it came to replying to any questions I had and she had such a calming presence the morning of the big day. I got so many compliments on my makeup and zero touch ups where required. She gave me a few tips for my skin aswell which was a great help. I would highly recommend this girl if you want to stand out and feel beautiful for your wedding day she honestly works magic with them brushes. Thanks again Grainne, Would highly recommend to future brides.
Sarah Harding
Added 16th Oct 2019
Wedding 22nd Oct 2017
Grainne is absolutely a delight to work with and makes you feel a million dollars before making you look it! I was so very lucky that Grainne was available to do my wedding makeup and that of my 4 bridesmaids. From first contact she was more than happy to help with any questions and had suggestions when I wasn’t too sure of the final look. I asked if we could test it out for my hens and she was more than happy too. On the day she made everything effortless even with 5 girls to do! I loved my makeup it looked natural and I felt truly beautiful. Grainne is an amazing artist and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!
Added 17th Oct 2019
Wedding 2nd Sep 2017
Grainne did my makeup for my engagement photoshoot and again for my wedding. Grainne has so much patience and is a true professional when it comes to her work. I could not fault her work as everything she did went above and beyond my expectations. My makeup looked flawless in my engagement and wedding photos and I loved how she didn't pack on product and the makeup application itself felt so light. She's great at giving you tips and tricks to do your own makeup at home as well. Grainne is highly skilled and organized. I couldn't imagine having booked anyone else for my special day.
Kineta Mc Gonagle
Added 16th Oct 2019
Wedding 27th Jan 2017
Grainne done my make up for my engagement party and I absolutely loved it! I got exactly what I wanted and it still looked perfect going into the early hours of the next morning, Highly recommend Grainne, she’s a perfectionist!
Added 17th Oct 2019
Wedding 4th Dec 2016
very happy bride... my makeup was exactly how i asked grannie, she took her time and was very detailed... thank you
Emma Lou
Added 16th Oct 2019
Wedding 20th Jun 2016
Grainne is by far the most amazing Make up Artist I’ve been to. She is a perfectionist and made me look and feel million dollars. I can’t recommend Grainne enough. Trust me she’s the best!!
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