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Ruthanna Makeup

Bandon, Cork, Cork
Reviews (65) 5/5
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I’m Ruthanna, a freelance makeup artist with 16 years experience in the industry, specialising in Bridal Make-up and Wedding Day Make up. I am based in Bandon, Co. Cork but I travel all over Munster to enhance my brides' beauty. For your convenience, I can travel to you for the trial also (mileage fees may apply)

Book me for your wedding day and you will get a friendly, professional makeup artist who is passionate about my job. I am a bridal expert who’ll create a fresh flawless and timeless look on your wedding day that promises to stay for the day.

For all brides, I recommend a makeup trial a couple of months in advance of the wedding. The trial is so you can decide what look you want to achieve and what products suit you best. My makeup kit contains only the best quality products.

Call or email me today to see if I am available on your special day. 

Ruthanna Makeup is a Make-up Artist from Bandon, Cork servicing weddings throughout the local area including Bandon, Clonakilty, Ballincollig, Newcestown, Skibbereen, Kilbrittain, Ballinhassig, Ballineen.

Ruthanna Makeup is a Bridal Make-up Artist that has been part of the Makeup industry since 2000 specialising in Natural, elegant and timeless bridal makeup.


65 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Sarah Crowley
Added 17th May 2023
Wedding 29th Apr 2023
Ruthanna was absolutely fantastic. From the trial to the big day it all went so smoothly. She took into account what look I wanted and adapted it to fit my features. I had a lovely warm look that lasted all day. My makeup never felt heavy but when I went to take it off at 4am there was still plenty left. My bridal party's make up was also flawless. Ruthanna was able to give all of them a cohesive but individual look, and we all felt very comfortable on the morning getting ready. 10/10, would recommend her to anyone and everyone.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
What a woman!! Sarah from start to finish you had such a vision for your day and the creativity to carry it out - I'm still in awe at your bouquets made from some of your favourite love stories I'm delighted you were happy with me, thanks for such a beautiful review- wishing you both every happiness xxxx
aisling mcdonald
Added 15th May 2023
Wedding 15th Apr 2023
Ruthanna was so amazing . Would highly recommend her
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thanks so much Aisling, you were wonderful to work with xxxxx
Triona Keane
Added 4th Dec 2022
Wedding 25th Nov 2022
Ruthanna was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. So warm, friendly, calm and professional, nothing was a problem and boy does she know her makeup. On my wedding day, my skin was glowing and my make-up was so well done. Plenty of coverage without being in any way over the top. I felt totally me albeit a better job of make-up me. And what's more, my bridesmaids were delighted with Ruthanna aswell, they couldn't believe how well they looked. Importantly, Ruthanna is a calming influence that you want around on the morning of your wedding. Nothing is stressful and you can trust her with your life that make-up will be done to an amazing standard. Everyone said I looked stunning on my wedding day! Thanks Ruthanna!!!!!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
You are so welcome Triona, it was a really special morning with you, your family and friends. You were so beautiful and unbelievably happy marrying Noely - such a perfect pair xxxx thanks for asking me to be your wedding makeup artist
Added 10th Aug 2022
Wedding 22nd Jul 2022
Ruthanna was so lovely to have for my wedding in July 2022. She was super organised and professional prior. A lovely calming presence on the day while doing an amazing job. I felt she really listened to how I normally do make up and what I wanted for the day. My family loved her as well.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you Katie, it's really important for me that I understand what preferences you have as the bride so I can help you look and feel your best - I'm thrilled you were happy with me, and the family approved too!! Wishing you all the best for your future together xxx
Added 11th Sep 2022
Wedding 8th Jul 2022
Ruthanna was an absolutely amazing MUA to have on the morning of my wedding. Such a lovely easygoing, calming influence in a crazy room. Having the chats and producing beautiful faces as she went. 100% recommend Ruthanna for any bridal party. Loved my makeup!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you Karen for your lovely review- it was my pleasure looking after you all, such a wonderful bunch of people all gathered for you- the excitement was epic. Heading for your 1st wedding anniversary I wish you every happiness xxxxx
Mary-Jo Ryan
Added 17th Aug 2022
Wedding 24th Jun 2022
Ruthanna is a wonderfully talented make-up artist and she was the perfect person to spend the morning of my wedding with! She was the very first make-up artist I contacted when we started planning the wedding, and I was thrilled that she was available for my date. Ruthanna has such a positive attitude and has a very calming way about her, all the while enjoying the craic with whoever is around! Ruthanna's professionalism was evident in the run up to the wedding as she was always very easy to communicate with and was on hand to answer any questions/queries and address any skin concerns. You can tell her experience is second to none as she knows exactly what will suit the varying skin types. Ruthanna is also hugely knowledgeable with regards to what products are currently on the market and where you can purchase the different items to suit your budget. I absolutely loved my wedding make-up! and my mother and bridesmaids felt the same. I cannot speak highly enough about Ruthanna, I would highly recommend Ruthanna to any future brides in Bandon/Cork/Munster.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you Mary-Jo for putting your trust in me for your bridal makeup - it's such a privilege to look after any bride but when you know the family the pressures on!!! I'm delighted you were happy with me - I had the most gorgeous morning with your crew and Donna on the hair. You were stunning xxx
Added 10th Jun 2022
Wedding 26th Mar 2022
Ruthanna is an absolute pro and was so brilliant from first contact to the trial and the morning of the wedding. She did makeup for 7 people and was so efficient and put us all at ease, everyone was delighted with their makeup, and it lasted all day and well into the night. I have dry skin with red patches and she somehow managed to cover everything beautifully without looking like I was wearing a lot of makeup. Ruthanna was such a kind, calming presence on the day and we all loved chatting to her, she is so knowledgeable about skin care and makeup and gave me some great tips and recommendations which have really improved my skin. Ruthanna is an amazing makeup artist and person and I couldn't recommend her highly enough!
Added 8th Feb 2022
Wedding 6th Nov 2021
I highly recommend Ruthanna for bridal make-up! She put me at ease straight away during the bridal trial. I loved the way that she did my makeup. She even gave me some suggestions about affordable products I could use in the lead-up to the big day, so that my make-up would sit well and my skin would be hydrated. Looking back at photos, I love that I look like myself! My makeup lasted all day. It was a wild and windy day, so it was down to Ruthanna's expertise that it stayed on all day and into the night. My mam and my bridesmaids also looked beautiful! All of us loved her calming vibe.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you Aisling for your lovely review- I really enjoyed working with you. The weather tested the makeup alright, so it's always good to hear that it lasted well. Wishing you all the best for your future together xxx
Added 25th Nov 2021
Wedding 2nd Oct 2021
Ruthanna was the make up artist at my wedding in Cork in October and she was absolutely fantastic! I knew straight away when I met Ruthanna at the trial that I could put my full trust in her and she would take very good care of me and the bridesmaids on the wedding day! We were all delighted with our make up on the day and it made the morning really relaxing and enjoyable. Ruthanna was so lovely and so professional to deal with and I want to say a huge thank you for that. I couldn't recommend Ruthanna highly enough and feel very lucky to have had her for my wedding. Thanks so much!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Hi Kate, thank you for your lovely words!! It was wonderful looking after you and your family and friends- John took some incredible photos of you in the garden and ceremony - you looked so beautiful! I really enjoyed my morning with you, I am so glad you chose me!
Shannon Murphy-Howard
Added 21st Sep 2021
Wedding 12th Sep 2021
Ruthanna was absolutely fab. I had acne as a teenager and as a result I have some scarring and large pores. She was so helpful during my trial and made me feel so at ease. I was pretty specific with certain aspects of how I wanted my makeup and she was brilliant, and she was great help with the the rest and finding what way was going to make me feel the most beautiful. On the day of the wedding she made everyone feel at ease and was able to give us tips on self care. She even gave us little cotton buds etc in case there were tears... which there were. I have never felt more beautiful than I did on my wedding day; and my bride squad were stunning too. Would highly reccomend. ?
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
What a morning we had- I loved it all! Your lovely relaxed manner and the banter between you and your friends was epic. You were so stunning, the dress was a perfect match for you, and to see Benny and Laura's photos Ciara and you together you just fit together so well and look incredibly happy. Thank you for having me xx
Liadh Crowley Corcoran
Added 28th Nov 2021
Wedding 7th Aug 2021
Ruthanne was fantastic from the trial to the actual day. She understood what I wanted and was enthusiastic about it all. She was friendly and personable all morning and fit in very nicely to the whole relaxed vibes in the house. Myself and my bridesmaids were all delighted with our makeup. Would 100% recommend.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thanks Liadh! I knew from 1st email that I had to do your wedding- and the photos and dress and everything was so totally you- I loved it! Your friends and family (including furry canine members) were wonderful on the morning and your little boy was a little gem pottering about. Thanks for having me for your bridal makeup, you were a vision xx
Siobhán Rice
Added 25th Nov 2021
Wedding 6th Aug 2021
Ruthanna was the make up artist for my sisters wedding in August. She is an excellent make up artist and I would really recommend her. I was delighted with my make up and also with the personalised attention I got. Ruthanna asked my preference, what my skin was like and throughout the makeup application was happy to answer questions and also checked in with me as she progressed as to what I thought of the make up, did I want more or less etc. Ruthanna was a lovely presence in the room the morning of the wedding, she is very friendly and good craic and very conscious of making sure everyone feels comfortable in how they look. She was very mindful of the bride and was she happy and comfortable in how she looked. I would highly recommend her! I am only sorry she lives so far away and I can't use her more regularly!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you so much Siobhán, I really enjoyed working with you that morning, as we say in the business its easy to polish a diamond - you were stunning with very little help!! Any time you need give me a shout, I loved my trip to the Mustard seed in Ballingarry but happy to fly if needed!!
Una Rice
Added 25th Nov 2021
Wedding 6th Aug 2021
Ruthanna is fantastic, she does the most beautiful makeup but also entertains, chats, laughs, makes everyone at ease and adds something special to the wedding morning when getting ready. I loved having her there and I was absolutely thrilled with my makeup, as were my bridesmaids, my mum, my aunt, my sister in law....she had a busy morning but was calm, thoughtful and thorough throughout. I would 100% recommend her, and just sad we can't do it all again!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thanks so much Una- from the trial to the day you were so easy and relaxed about everything and the morning was a reflection of that- lots of laughs and happy vibes. I loved our morning and the photos Kevin took were gorgeous- what a venue, especially either the tiny baby, kids and family it was perfect and so dreamy and romantic. Thanks for having me, and sure no reason why we can't recreate it again some time!!
Added 25th Nov 2021
Wedding 24th Jun 2021
I cannot recommend Ruthanna enough. From my initial contact with Ruthanna I was impressed with her professionalism, attention to detail and availability to go through any questions I had in the run up to the big day. She was flexible to accommodate my make up trial and also accommodated our change of wedding date without issue in view of Covid 19 restrictions. The make up itself was complimented hugely on the day too.
Added 24th Nov 2021
Wedding 19th Jun 2021
From the initial booking, to the trial, to the morning of tje wedding, Ruthanna was absolutely fantastic to work with. She did make up for myself, the bridesmaids and my mum on the morning of the wedding and we couldn't have been happier with how it looked! Ruthanna brought such a lovely, calming energy, chatted to everybody about what kind of makeup they would like and did such a beautiful job.
Niamh O’Brien
Added 30th Nov 2021
Wedding 18th Jun 2021
Ruthanna is such a lovely person and brilliant at her job…she clearly loves what she does!! There were six of us for makeup the morning of my wedding. Being the bride, she scheduled me in 2nd so that she could come back to me for a touch up at the end but she gave all of us the same time and attention and we were delighted with the results. She also gave us advice about our skin and products while she worked which was really handy…I’ve used those tips since! I would highly recommend Ruthanna, you will not be disappointed!!
Added 27th Nov 2021
Wedding 12th Jun 2021
Ruthanna was just amazing - couldn't recommend more! A pleasure to deal with!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you Kate! I loved working with you and your family- your photos were amazing, you looked so beautifully you xx
Added 24th Nov 2021
Wedding 27th May 2021
RuthAnna, was an amazing addition to the morning of my wedding and the day two also! She had such a calming way which made everyone feel comfortable and relaxed! Not to mention her top make up skills! Highly recommend Ruth Anna to everyone! Genuine and down to earth while holding high standard of professionalism!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you very much Aileen for the lovely review! It was so good to meet you- you and your crew were an amazing bunch of creative people who were a joy to work with. All the best for the season, the 1st as a maarried couple! Xx
Eileen Murphy
Added 10th Nov 2020
Wedding 17th Oct 2020
I Recently Booked Ruthanna to do my Make-UP for my Son's Wedding. How Lucky was I to find her. What an amazing Lady. Even when I had to change the Date due to the Wedding being brought forward before the Second Lockdown, nothing was a problem for her. She arrived at our house early morning with her Bag of Tricks. She also found a wonderful Lady called Kim to come and do my Hair and also my Sister's. What lovely Ladies to work with. Face Masks and Hand Sanitizing were the order of the day. They were so Professional and so easy to chat to. I received amazing Compliments on my Make-Up at the Wedding and also my Hair. I felt like a millon dollars. I can't speak highly enough of Ruthanna and i would highly recommend her.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you Eileen! What a lovely review- I really enjoyed working with you and your sister. I was delighted that Kim was available to look after the hair, she is a wonderful addition to any morning and it means the world to me that you were happy with us both. Wishing you and your family all the best for the future xx
Added 28th Apr 2021
Wedding 12th Sep 2020
Ruthanna is an absolute professional and I am so happy she was there to guide me through the wedding process! From the first contact with her to navigating through COVID times she was a pleasure to deal with. She uses high quality products and her finish is flawless. She listened to exactly the look I was hoping for and I was so so so pleased with the outcome. She was such an asset to have on the morning of and she brought a sense of calm to everyone. She was able to cater for all skin types and worked really well with juggling everyone's expectations from bride to bridesmaid to mother of the bride. Thank you so much Ruthanna!! I would recommend her to everyone !
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Hi Katie, What a wonderful review- it only seems like yesterday we had your wedding morning. It was fab working with all your girls- each of them so unique in their own looks which was a treat to work with. You looked so beautiful, with the dress, flowers, hair and makeup all complimenting each other. Thanks for choosing me for your wedding day, you were a dream to look after xxxx
Added 30th Oct 2020
Wedding 20th Aug 2020
Ruthanna was an absolute dream. I’m so grateful for everything, not only for the gorgeous makeup for everyone the morning of, but for the kind words and support in the lead up. 2020 weddings have been far from easy, but Ruthanna has such a positive, calming way. She made the whole thing so easy. We all felt so confident and beautiful. In terms of COVID and safety Ruthanna was incredibly prepared and all of our makeup lasted the entire night despite the masks and happy tears. I truly cannot recommend her enough x
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Hi Cathy, Thankyou for your lovely review. What a morning!!! Despite a pandemic and a major storm you still managed to have your wedding! I wasn't sure we would make it out to you that morning with the weather, I'd say none of us slept a wink the night before but it was incredible, the weather eased and you even managed some photos with Emma on the beach. You and your family were wonderful, and looked so beautiful in the photos. All the best for your future xxxxxx
Rosarie Harte
Added 15th Apr 2020
Wedding 21st Mar 2020
I couldn’t recommend Ruthanna highly enough. We had to move our wedding forward a week at the last minute & limit it to just some immediate family, due to the Covid-19 virus. This was a very stressful decision but when I contacted Ruthanna a few days beforehand she melted away alot of that stress. She came to my house that morning to do my make up & hair ( Ruthanna doesn’t usually do hair, however everyone commented on how fab my hair was, so another string to her bow! ) She took all the safety precautions necessary, but she still made the morning fun and relaxed. A real Fairy Godmother! My makeup & hair was amazing & I’ll definitely book her when we eventually have our party!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Hi Rosarie, If any bride deserved the best day it was you- I was delighted to be able to join you that morning to look after your makeup and hair. I was blown away by your positivity, and although it wasn't the day you had planned for, there was something unbelievably romantic about it being pared back to the core of a wedding day - a celebration of you both and your future life together. I would be thrilled to look after you any time you need. Wishing you all the best xxx
Clare Shorten
Added 14th Apr 2020
Wedding 15th Feb 2020
I cannot recommend Ruthanna highly enough, her professionalism from start to finish was outstanding, from the moment I met her at my makeup trial she put me completely at ease about my makeup for my wedding,she listened to what I wanted,her experience and tips were second to none, she was always at the end of an email or phone if I had any queries or questions. The morning of my wedding she put myself and my bridal party completely at ease straight away, Our makeup on the day was absolutely flawless,we got complimented on it throughout the day. Her professionalism and expertise were outstanding, I honestly cannot recommend Ruthanna highly enough to any future brides.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you for your lovely review Clare- I had a wonderful morning at your house with your party and Anita and Ivo too. You were a pleasure to work with and the makeup you wanted really suited your whole look and style. I have had brides contact me on your recommendation and this means the world to me. Wishing you all the best for the future xxxxx
Triona Horgan
Added 20th Dec 2019
Wedding 14th Dec 2019
5 stars!!! Ruthanna done the make up for my wedding on Saturday 14th December! I can't thank her enough!! I absolutely loved my make up it was so natural and it covered all the redness. I was so comfortable with it. Everyone commented how great the coverage was and how natural it looked. I was so happy with it. Everyone in the bridal party loved they're make up. We had 2 little flower girls who she kept occupied when we were running around. Everyone felt so comfortable with her. If anyone is ever looking for a make up artist for their big day I won't be able to recommend Ruthanna highly enough. She is asking at what she does. Aside from the make Ruthanna has helped me so much with my skin. I had very red, sore, bumpy, itchy, burning skin on my face and at my make up trial and Ruthanna gave me tips to improve my skin. All inexpensive supplements and cream. I have gone to dermatologist doctors everyone I could find to help me and she was the first person who listened to me when I said it was coming from my stomach issues. Since my trial I have been taking the supplements and using the cream Ruthanna suggested and it is so much better. It is something I'm going to continue doing. Aside from feeling beautiful on my wedding day thanks to her fantastic work, I feel less self conscious in my day to day life all thanks to Ruthanna. I am so grateful for everything.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you so much Triona for the beautiful review. I loved working with you, from our first meeting at the trial with your mum, all the messages and emails (especially the email asking for my breakfast order on the wedding day!!)I love hearing back from brides that have skin challenges and if or how the trial recommendations have improved their skin. You were glowing! Hope you had a wonderful honeymoon, and all the best to you and your Mr xx P.s loved the Irish Examiner write up on your wedding
Michelle Breathnach
Added 4th Nov 2019
Wedding 24th Oct 2019
I had the most amazing wedding morning team which included Ruthanna on makeup! Ruthanna is so professional, calm, bubbly and full of knowledge! She was easy going but yet a perfectionist. She really made me look my best on my big day! The makeup was flawless and settled beautifully. Ruthanna on the day was a pleasure to have around and from the beginning worked with my skin and recommended products for the run up to the wedding which helped with that overall glow! Not forgetting looking after dry lips with braces. Thank you for making me and my bridal party look amazing.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thanks a mil Michelle for the lovely review you gave me. We did have such a fun morning with your family and Christine. you have such a warm and welcoming home, and it was so emotional seeing all the neighbours watching to wave you off. Ronan's shots of you at Kilshane were amazing. I am so glad you chose me for your bridal makeup and am delighted you were happy. Best wishes for your future life together xxx
Niamh Kenny Lordan
Added 14th Apr 2020
Wedding 6th Sep 2019
I hate getting my makeup done and dreaded trying to find someone for my wedding day. I have often removed makeup and redone myself in the past so to say I’m picky is an understatement. When I went to Ruthanna for my makeup trial all my worries left me. She was so fantastic. She did such a great job. My makeup was flawless. Not over or under done... made up well but still looked like myself on my wedding day which was so important to me. Also I would like to compliment how she did my moms makeup. A mature woman’s skin is a totally different ball game and she also did this so so well. It was stunningly done and my mom looked amazing. Aside from her amazing talents with a makeup brush, Ruthanna is an absolute pleasure to be around. You need to be so sure of the people you invite to spend one of the most important mornings with you and your bridal party. Ruthanna is such a lovely person, a total lady and very kind hearted. Having Ruthanna around on my wedding morning is a memory I will always cherish. She is one of my stand out suppliers for my wedding and my sister has also booked her for her own upcoming wedding this year! I cannot recommend Ruthanna Crowley enough. Book her!
Added 1st Sep 2019
Wedding 10th Aug 2019
Ruthanna was an absolute pleasure to deal with in the lead up and on the day of our wedding! My entire bridal party were delighted with our make up which was flawless and lasted all night. Ruthanna was excellent in advising and recommending what best suited us each as individuals & was much more than just a MUA on the day, adding to a relaxed & enjoyable atmosphere. Ruthanna has such a lovely way about her & it was my pleasure to have her as part of the day.I would HIGHLY recommended Ruthanna for any bride. She was a lady & someone I will definitely be returning to.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
That's so lovely, thanks Lorraine! Its pretty much what I write about you if i was asked!! An absolute pleasure to work with, I had the best chats with your mum and sisters too. It was such an honour to look after you and your party. The 'thank you' card photos were amazing of you and Barry and the beautiful message inside made my day! lots of love xxx
Added 13th Aug 2019
Wedding 13th Jul 2019
Ruthanna was recommended to me by a friend for bridal make up and I’m so thrilled I was lucky enough to secure a booking with her for my wedding. I knew from the trial we were on the same page for the make up look I was going for. Ruthanna travelled to our house on the morning of the wedding so she could do my make up as well as my bridesmaids and Mom as we relaxed and soaked up the atmostphere of the wedding morning. She was such a wonderful addition to the morning and a complete joy to be around. I also loved how natural and effortless my make up looked and it lasted all day and night- given that It was a scorcher of a day too! She is a true professional, fantastic at her job and an absolutely lovely person to top it off. Thank you Ruthanna x
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you Aoife for putting your faith in me, and letting me work with you, your nearest and dearest on your wedding day. To help a bride get ready for such a moment has a spiritual feeling to it- the final magical moments just before she takes a leap into her future life and I so appreciate that i got to share that with you. Wishing you all the happiness in the world xxxx
Added 28th May 2019
Wedding 25th Apr 2019
Ruthanna was the first person I thought of when It came to booking a MUA for my wedding and my choice could not have been better! She is truly amazing at what she does and has this beautiful and calming presence that instantly puts you at ease. I had 3 bridesmaids, my mum and grooms mum, Ruthanna took her time with each and chatted effortlessly about what they liked/wanted and created flawless finishes for all of us which lasted all day long. She is an expert at creating natural looking finishes that enhances the beauty of every one she works on. I can’t recommend Ruthanna enough, if you are lucky enough to have her do your makeup for any occasion you will not be disappointed.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
You are so kind Deirdre,it was a beautiful morning in Barnabrow looking after you and your family. With Audrey on hair and Sheenagh taking the snaps I knew the morning would run perfectly. Thanks for trusting me with your makeup - even with no trial you were so calm and a pleasure to work with. You looked incredible in your dress and the little jacket on your little fairy stole the show- it was divine! Best wishes for your future together xxx
Added 10th Jun 2019
Wedding 11th Apr 2019
Ruthanna was so lovely. Had a great chat with her when she was applying my make up. I was a guest for my best friends wedding and a few of us decided to get glammed up. We were so lucky to get Ruthanna. I didn’t give much in the way of direction but she instinctively knew that I wanted to look glam and natural at the same time and did a beautiful look achieving both of those requests and the make up lasted all day. We were all so happy with her.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thanks Brenda, it was my pleasure to look after you all- I saw some of the professional shots after and you all looked incredibly glam I'm so thrilled you were happy with me xx
Added 14th Mar 2019
Wedding 2nd Mar 2019
Ruthanna was just absolutely amazing to deal with. From my trial to the morning of the wedding (and numerous emails in between!) she was so professional, helpful and kind. My makeup on the day was so beautiful and it lasted all day and night, I just didn't want to take it off! She is so gifted and talented and was so helpful with advice and tips leading up to the day. She was so considerate with my mother and sister and nothing was too much trouble. I have been recommending Ruthanna to all my friends, she is fabulous!!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
It was fantastic getting to know you, from the first email to the last touch-ups I felt like I was looking after a friend, and the morning with Kim and your family was fun and relaxed and thats down to a lovely cool, chilled bride! Thank you for recommending me, my little business is based on personal recommendations- so it means the world to me. I hope we meet again, best wishes to you and your family xx
Jean Harrington
Added 18th Dec 2018
Wedding 8th Dec 2018
I cannot recommend Ruthanna enough. She is amazing at what she does. But as well as that she is kind, calm and answers any questions in the lead up to the wedding. My bridesmaids, mother, mother in law and I all loved our make up.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
I was so excited to be working with your family, having met Ruth and worked with her previously. Your family were Fab to work with and you were a dream- too beautiful for words. Thanks also for the card, it was a lovely surprise. Best wishes to you and your hubby- I'll be with your mum in the Autumn and looking forward to that xxx
Karen Fitzgibbon
Added 26th Dec 2018
Wedding 6th Dec 2018
My bridesmaids, mother-of-bride and I were absolutely thrilled with Ruthanna on my wedding day 6th Dec 2018. We all felt beautiful and were so delighted with how well our make-up turned out. Ruthanna had alot of us to get through on the morning and within a tight deadline as our ceremony was at 12.30 but she organised us so well that we were all relaxed and didn't feel under any pressure. I would highly recommend Ruthanna Make-up for any bride as she is versatile, gives the same care and attention to everyone, enhances your best features and listens to what you really want and how you want to look. Highly Recommended!! Thanks Ruthanna.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you so much Karen, for having me and for the wonderful review. Time was a factor with the early ceremony but you were super organised. Dermot is fantastic to get the shots and have you on time for the ceremony. Those pics in the sitting room were incredible, you looked unreal! The very best wishes to you and Charlie for your future together xx
Added 8th Oct 2018
Wedding 5th Oct 2018
Ruthanna was amazing! From the first point of contact with her prompt responses and professionalism to the last touches on my big day! She listened to everything I had wanted and understood exactly what my bridal party wanted! I absolutely loved my makeup for my day and it was still perfect long into the night! Only wish I could have Ruthanna for every occasion. I would highly recommend her to everyone! Such a calming presence on the morning of our wedding! Her level of professionalism and strive for perfection shines through her work and great personality! Thank you so much Ruthanna. X
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Oh Lisa what a lovely review to write! From the minute we met for the trial I was excited to share the morning with you - your life's work caring for others made me think you deserved all the pampering in the world on your wedding day and I'm so thrilled you were happy with me! I hope the 3 of you enjoy the trip- you all deserve it xxx
Anne McCloskey
Added 10th Oct 2018
Wedding 28th Sep 2018
I cannot recommend Ruthanna highly enough. She created the most beautiful make up looks for my family, bridesmaids and myself for our wedding. My make up has never been done better - it even lasted all day, which has never happened before (I usually always need touch ups). Ruthanna is a true artist and it's clear to see she is passionate about what she does and genuinely cares for her clients. Ruthanna worked closely with each of us in order to create a look that suited every individual perfectly. I thought she did a particularly wonderful job on my Mum and Aunt who don't wear make up at all. They were absolutely thrilled with their beautiful, natural looking make up. Ruthanna is also an expert in skincare and carefully chose products from her wide range that would suit each of us. Aside from being an amazing make up artist, Ruthanna was a joy to have in our home the morning of the wedding. She made us all feel relaxed and comfortable which was so important with wedding morning jitters. We all left Ruthanna's make up chair feeling beautiful and confident, ready for the big day ahead.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
This made me cry Anne! It's a privilege to spend time with a bride in those precious moments before you walk down the aisle and for you to be happy with me makes me incredibly proud of my work. You were so kind and considerate to your bridal party attending to their every need (I don't think you got the diva memo!!) and spoiling me and Val all morning. Any time you need makeup I'm there!! Hope all is good with your new direction in life xxxx
Siobhan & Michael
Added 19th Nov 2018
Wedding 1st Sep 2018
I cannot recommend Ruthanna enough. The make up on the my wedding day was exactly what I wanted and lasted all day. She is so amazing and laid back, which is what I needed on the morning. Nothing was rushed and she listened to everything that I wanted on the day. The products she uses are amazing and long lasting. I would recommend Ruthanna to anyone looking for make up artist for any occassion!!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you Siobhan for booking me, having met you already at Catherine's wedding it was very special to be invited back to look after you. I loved your natural elegant style, and Donna's hair complimented the whole stunning look. I can't believe it's nearly the year since the wedding, any chance of a re run for the 1st anniversary?! Best wishes to you and your hubby xx
Geraldine O'Sullivan
Added 30th Jul 2018
Wedding 20th Jul 2018
It was a dream to have Ruthanna with us the morning of our wedding. She was so easy going and friendly, she really helped make the house stress free for the morning. Ruthanna did my make up exactly the way I wanted, it was so natural looking and I along with my bridesmaids and mother got so many compliments on our make up throughout the day. It even lasted well into the early hours of the next day! I would highly recommend Ruthanna to any future brides. Thanks so much Ruthanna! ????
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you so much Geraldine for writing me a review- we had a great morning down with you all, by the end I think me and Val wanted to head to the wedding as extra bridesmaids! I bet Mark got some lovely shots, and I met your videographer Uray the other day- he said you all had a fantastic day. I hope you are enjoying married life and if you ever want to renew the vows I'm here and ready!!!
Added 1st Jun 2018
Wedding 28th May 2018
If you want not only the most professional and talented make up artist but also a kind good natured person with a heart of gold,look no further. From the moment she arrived Ruthannas calm and soothing presence was a gift to the entire bridal party. She listened and did exactly what each person wished for. The results spoke for themselves. My makeup held all day and into the morning hours. Ruthannna you excell at what you do and have definitely found your calling in life.I hope our paths cross again????
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Oh if Carlsberg did brides Jennifer.... Long chats on the phone beforehand and tears shared afterwards - I adored the day with you down in Ashley Park, the love between you two was like something from a movie. Thank you for choosing me as your bridal makeup artist, I'm so happy you were pleased xxxxx
Added 26th Mar 2018
Wedding 10th Mar 2018
Ruthanna was fantastic, would highly recommend her. Make up for myself and my bridesmaids was gorgeous on the day and exactly what we wanted and asked for. She was also so easy to deal with in the build up and a lovely calming influence on the morning of the wedding.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thanks so much Shelly, from the start you were so relaxed and easygoing I knew we would all have a great morning! It was lovely chatting to your dad about all the connections, typical Cork!! I hope you are enjoying married life, send me on some of Ted's fabulous work if you like, I would adore a peek!!
Added 6th Dec 2017
Wedding 10th Nov 2017
Excellent from start to finish. She suggested I had my trial in plenty of time, wish was ideal as we both learned a lot from it. On the morning of the Wedding her professionalism & pleasant attitude left the wedding party relax & confident it was all under control. But most importantly she listened to what I wanted and ensured the makeup suited me and my style. All the Wedding party were delighted with our makeup, as it suited our individual looks and more importantly it lasted, through wind & rain! I would definitely recommend Ruthanna to any bride & bridal party.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Welcome home from honeymoon! I can't believe a month has passed already since the wedding- it was a great morning, with plenty of fun with your family. I can't wait to see the pictures Michael took- you looked incredible in your dress- the makeup look you wanted suited you perfectly and I am so happy we achieved what you had hoped for. Regards to all the family, I hope your mum is getting a bit of rest after the wedding but I'm guessing she's at another creative project!
Added 22nd Nov 2017
Wedding 27th Oct 2017
This was the second wedding Ruthanna was part of in our house. She is so professional and her work is amazing. Our makeups lasted all day. Ruthanna brings a calm to the morning and I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you for completing a review for me Frances, I really enjoyed being back with your family again. I don't think I have ever had such a cool operator- not a bother on you, the trial was a breeze and you were so calm and chilled on the day. You looked so stunning in the photos...hubby scrubbed up well too!! See you soon xxxxx
Lisa Burgoyne
Added 6th Nov 2017
Wedding 6th Oct 2017
Ruthanna is a fantastic make up artist. I had one trial with her where she took the time to try out many different products to see what suited my skin and then tried a few looks until I was happy. She was also so helpful in the lead up to the wedding answering any questions I had. On the morning of the wedding she was just fantastic, she got on so well with everyone and we couldn't have been happier with the make up. It was natural, picture perfect & lasted all the way through. Ruthanna stayed until I left for the church making sure my make up was perfect & my lipstick topped up just before I walked out the door. Can't recommend Ruthanna enough.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you Lisa for having me as your bridal makeup artist- the morning was so enjoyable! It was very special hearing how you and your friends met, and here they were, with you, getting ready for the most memorable day of your life. I loved seeing their faces when you arrived down in your stunning dress! The very best wishes for your future as Mr and Mrs xxx
Karen O'Mahony
Added 14th Oct 2017
Wedding 22nd Sep 2017
Ruthanna did an amazing job with my makeup and the makeup of my bridesmaids and mother. She was calm, professional and so pleasant on the morning of the wedding and was always prompt and helpful in her responses in the run up to the big day. She is so talented and made the experience so pleasant in every way. I'd recommend her to anyone!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review Karen- It was my pleasure looking after you all, it was such a lovely morning with your family. I hope you made it back home safely, and look forward to seeing some of David's photos of the day- you looked incredible!
Added 25th Oct 2017
Wedding 15th Sep 2017
Ruthanna was amazing, from the trial right up when we were leaving on the wedding morning. Any questions or queries she was more than helpful! The morning of the wedding was so relaxed and she stayed with us until we left for the church. The make up was unbelievable, everyone was commenting on how amazing it was. I would highly recommend Ruthanna to any future brides, just amazing! X
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you so much Elaine, I loved looking after you, your sister, cousins, friends and your mum- you were all so easy to work with and there was plenty of giggles! I hope you all had a wonderful day, and look forward to seeing you again xx
Katie Collins-osman
Added 14th Nov 2017
Wedding 7th Sep 2017
Could not fault ruthanna from the day I had my trial knew exactly what I wanted and achieved fantastic results for myself the bride my mum and bridesmaid on the day. So friendly and easy to talk to and always asks if that’s ok at every stage of make up application couldn’t recommend highly enough!!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you so much Katie for the lovely review- I loved doing your makeup, you were such a pleasure to work with from your enquiry to trial and on the day. The wedding morning was so relaxed and enjoyable with you, Nikki and your mum - such a wow moment to see you in that room in your stunning gown! Xx
Added 13th Oct 2017
Wedding 2nd Sep 2017
Ruthanna had an amazing calming presence on the wedding morning, she is an amazing makeup artist, I absolutely placed trust in Ruthanna's competence from the moment I met her! Highly recommend!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thanks for the lovely review, I hope you had a fabulous break away after the wedding. I adored the laid back relaxed atmosphere of you and your party, and your mum made my day with her reaction to her makeup! I look forward to seeing you again next year for another family wedding xx
Madeline Fox
Added 16th Oct 2017
Wedding 25th Aug 2017
The 1st two things I booked for my wedding were the venue and Ruthanna for my makeup. And I was not disappointed. My friends have had Ruthanna for their wedding makeup and everybody has the same opinion; Ruthanna is professional, so lovely to have around on the wedding morning and her work is amazing, She made my wedding day very special. She truly deserves this award.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you Madeline, it was such a treat to spend the morning with you and your lovely mum and sister. From the moment you messaged to say you were engaged I felt like I was in on such an exciting plan! I met your mum the week after and she told me it all went off fantastically. I hope we catch up again soon xxx
RoseAnne Walsh
Added 14th Oct 2017
Wedding 28th Jul 2017
Ruthanna did the makeup for my wedding and she was absolutely fantastic. From the second she walked through the door it felt like she was part of the wedding. Everyone looked stunning and everything went off without a hitch. I couldn't have asked for more. For any brides to be out there I cannot recommend ruthanna enough.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
I loved every second working with you! You were such a caring bride all morning, attending to everyone from tiny tots to the older family members. I had fun all morning with your family and have shown your stunning wedding photos with your flowers to so many of my brides to be- your mum is one talented lady! Thanks for taking the time to complete this lovely review xx
Laura Buckley
Added 16th May 2019
Wedding 22nd Jul 2017
Cannot recommend Ruthanna enough. She is amazing. She listened to exactly what I wanted for my wedding day and produced it. We were all thrilled. I have had brides to be ask me where I got my make up done and I have no hesitation in sending them to Ruthanna because I know they will love her! She is such a lovely lady and has a great presence about her. Something we all need on the morning of the big day!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thanks so much Laura! You were like a movie star on your wedding day and having met you since, you're as stunning inside as outside. You have recommended me so many times to friends and for that I am so appreciative. I love that we are still in touch xxx
Katelin O'Shea
Added 14th Nov 2017
Wedding 7th Jul 2017
Ruthanna is and was the sweetest and best mua to have around on my wedding day. She even came out of maternity leave early to do my wedding! Ruthanna is also so highly skilled at what she does, she made everyone of my bridesmaids and even my mum sooo happy with the finished product. Ruthanna really leaves you feeling like you have made a friend after seeing her for a makeup session. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
I loved our time together Katelin, and you looked phenomenal in that dress with your hair and makeup; the whole look was perfection! Every time I hear some Jazz music I think of your father in law and his playlist for that morning. I really hope our paths cross again xxxxx
Emer Wilmot
Added 15th Oct 2017
Wedding 24th Mar 2017
Ruthanna is amazing, you could not meet a nicer person to have in your home the morning of your wedding! She is so kind, professional and helpful. She stayed with us till we were ready to go out the door topping up or lippy etc. She listens to what you want and makes sure you are happy. For my trial she went through so much detail in relation to skin type etc, so helpful. I could not recommend this lady highly enough, everyone complimented our makeup on the day. If you are looking for a makeup artist for your wedding day, look no further than Ruthanna Makeup.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Aww Emer, what a review! I feel like I gained a friend after doing your wedding- from the trial, to your hen and the wedding morning and evening you were an absolute pleasure to look after - you have amazing friends and your mum was so lovely-she might get a giggle from this but I don't think I have ever seen such a spotless fridge ???????? Thanks for having me ????????
Added 13th Oct 2017
Wedding 10th Mar 2017
We had previously used Ruthanna for my brother's wedding and thought she was amazing, so once I got engaged I made sure to book her asap so she wouldn't get booked up. Ruthanna is great to have around the morning of the wedding, very calm and keeps the morning moving along without any hassle. Her makeup skills are amazing, my bridesmaids, sisters-in-law and I all felt fabulous and looked great!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thanks Elaine for the review, and for having me for your wedding morning in Killarney. I really enjoyed the fun with all your party and Audrey. I spotted Sosac took some beautiful shots of you. It was lovely to be back with your family a second time, always a compliment! Hope you are keeping well since the wedding, take care xx
Added 4th Nov 2017
Wedding 16th Dec 2016
A beautiful girl who made all of us look beautiful. Ruthanna was professional, generous with her time and listened to all our requests. She made us feel so comfortable and we were delighted to be in her company. We looked and felt great on the day but the bride was stunning. Ruthanna makes you look the best version of yourself. Natural make up and a flawless finish that lasted all day. I have recommended her to so many friends.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you Ruth, I loved the morning with you girls, especially having met at the trial and then the hen too! I have to agree the bride was stunning!!!! I am so grateful that you have recommended me to your friends xx
Liz Gould
Added 14th Oct 2017
Wedding 3rd Dec 2016
Ruthanna is just brilliant!! Not only was the make up for myself, my 2 bridesmaids and my mum immaculate and lasted all day and night, but Ruthanna is great to have on the morning of your wedding. She's very relaxed and helps with lots of things other than the make up. She stayed til right before I left with my dad and was even cleaning up the cups of tea and making sure we had everything we needed for the day. Would recommend her in a heartbeat!!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Hi Liz, thank you so much for the review and for having me to look after you all on the morning- it was a fab morning of chats and interesting stories- I was only thinking of your mums paintings the other day, so amazing. It's heading for the 1st anniversary soon, hard to believe as it only feels like a few weeks ago! Hope to see you soon xxx
Miriam Fullam
Added 14th Oct 2017
Wedding 12th Nov 2016
Ruthanna is so amazing! She made me look and feel so gorgeous on my wedding day, as well as my bridesmaids and my mother. She was so professional to deal with and brought a lovely calming, friendly and personable atmosphere to the room while she worked. Overall I had a fantastic experience and would highly recommend Ruthanna.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you so much Miriam for the lovely review- it was my pleasure looking after you all again- this time with the addition of a few babies!! Where.does the time go, nearly your first anniversary soon!! I hope you are doing well over in Oz, take care xx
Deirdre Coomey
Added 13th Oct 2017
Wedding 21st Oct 2016
I cannot recommend Ruthanna enough, she was great in the lead up to the wedding and fantastic on the day itself! She is a great person to have in the house on the morning of a wedding and totally put me at ease as I knew she would do her best for me. My bridesmaids and I loved our make up and it stayed perfect for the entire day and night!!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thanks so much Deirdre for the review, from the first emails I knew we were going to have a great wedding morning and it was! Lots of laughs with all your lovely friends and family around you. I love that we have kept in touch and that you continue to use my services, and look forward to seeing you again for another morning of chats xx
Added 14th Nov 2017
Wedding 6th Aug 2016
Ruthanna done my make up for my friends wedding who I was Bridemaid for. I have to say she was excellent and really listened to me, ensuring that I was fully happy with it. It was long lasting and the make up looked as good by the end of the night as it did that morning.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thanks a mil Claire for taking the time to write me a review, I loved looking after you. It was such a fun morning with you all xxxxxx
Aileen Hackett and
Added 3rd Dec 2017
Wedding 26th Jul 2016
Ruthanna was a pleasure to work with. Very professional and skilled at her work. She gave all my bridal party lots of time and attention Always checking and making sure all were happy with their make up. Our make up was beautifully done We went for a natural look and it lasted all day no touch ups needed. Highly recommend Ruthanna service
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you Aileen for your lovely review and for sending me on some beautiful photos from your day. I had a wonderful time with you and your family were so welcoming on the morning- heading into your 2nd Christmas as Mr and Mrs, I hope it's a great one for you both xxx
Jennifer Golden
Added 14th Nov 2017
Wedding 2nd Jul 2016
Ruthanna was absolutely amazing on the day of my wedding! She is a fantastic make up artist who really listens to her bride in order to achieve the look she wants. Not only is she talented at what she does but she has a fabulous personality and goes above and beyond to put her bride at ease and make her feel beautiful on her special day. Would highly recommend Ruthanna to any bride!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thanks for having me as your makeup artist Jennifer and also for taking the time to write the lovely review! You were wonderful to work with, and I had a fab morning with your family and friends. Dermot got some amazing photos of you, you were so stunning . xxx
Pauline McAree
Added 14th Nov 2017
Wedding 4th Jun 2016
Ruthanna was fantastic, I couldn't recommend her highly enough for any occasion. She was professional and reponsive at all times. I loved having my make up done and she made us all feel so comfortable, she was just like part of the family on the wedding morning :) She listened to what we all wanted and I think we all looked pretty good!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you so much Pauline, for the lovely review and for having me as your bridal makeup artist! I had such a lovely morning with you all and your family were so welcoming. I hope all is well with you and you are enjoying married life xxx
Aoife O'Brien
Added 20th Nov 2017
Wedding 27th May 2016
Ruthanna is without a doubt one of the most professional and caring individuals I have met. We were so lucky to have her involved in our wedding day. She was a much needed source of calm and reassurance the morning of the wedding. The craic was mighty and we all had such fun together. Her work is absolutely flawless. My make up was absolutely beautiful and just lasted and lasted. It was still perfect at 2.30 in the morning....which is exactly what you need when you are dancing up a storm in a wedding dress!!! I feel so lucky to have had her help on my big day..... especially as she is in so much demand! Several of my friends have stated that she is the only person they will consider when the time comes!!!!
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Reading that made me all teary Aoife! I like to think I gained a friend when you asked me to do your bridal makeup... I was going to offer my services as an extra bridesmaid but your gang had that covered fabulously!! What fun we had and I love that we have kept in touch since the wedding. You were absolutely stunning in your dress! Thank you so much for your kind words and for recommending me to your friends. hope to see you soon xxxxxx
Added 3rd Nov 2017
Wedding 2nd Jan 2016
When it came to choosing a MUA for my wedding day, there was only one person I thought of and fortunately, Ruthanna was available. Ruthanna came highly recommended from many close friends and family. Not only are her skills amazing but she truly put me at ease as I really was overwhelmed with all the planning and fussing. She was full of invaluable advice and suggestions which really suited what I wanted for my day. I can't recommend her enough! A fabulous service from a truly gifted professional.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thank you Aoife for the lovely review, It was my pleasure looking after you and the gang that morning. you were wonderful to work with and the rest of the party were so welcoming. You slipped away and next thing there you were in your dress looking like a movie star, the pictures were stunning! See you soon hopefully, and a big hello to your mum xxxx
Anne McCarthy
Added 14th Oct 2017
Wedding 29th Dec 2015
Ruthanna was a fabulous addition to my wedding morning. She arrived with her bag of tricks and transformed myself, three bridesmaids, my mum, 2 friends and my aunt. Her attention to enhancing your natural beauty with professional skills and fabulous products is the reason I booked her. I felt stunning on the day and most importantly for me I didn't feel caked in makeup. The makeup lasted the whole day on all of us. Ruthanna makes her brides feel like a star and is very accommodating if someone is awkward. I would recomemmend to anyone and I have.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Thanks so much Anne for your very kind words, I am giggling at the awkward comment, I am trying to remember who you might be referring to- your party were so lovely and you were such a relaxed easy going bride. Anytime I hear a song from Les Mis or the Phantom I think of you and the gang getting ready! Hope to see you soon, best wishes to the family x
Added 4th Nov 2017
Wedding 19th Dec 2015
Ruthanna is absolutely brilliant! She is a phenomenal makeup artist and such a lovely person too.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
Hi Grainne, thanks so much for writing me a review, I adored our time together and it's brides like you that make me sad it's all over after the wedding morning- I think of you so often, and I was so delighted to hear your recent wonderful news. Xxxx
Sharon O'Connell
Added 14th Nov 2017
Wedding 31st Jul 2015
Ruthanna was such a true professional, from the day I booked her she responded to all my skincare and make up questions promptly and gave the best advice. The day of our trial she explored many options with me and gave advice on what products suited best and what skincare routine to do on the run up to the wedding. On the day of our wedding she really listened to my preferences and I felt I looked the best version of myself on the day. I got amazing complements and our wedding pictures were flawless. Ruthanna was also so supportive and gave great advice and tips throughout the morning while getting ready. Ruthanna is so knowledgeable and an absolutely amazing lady.
Response from Ruthanna Makeup
It is always such an honour to look after a friend on her wedding morning, and I felt privileged that you chose me to help you and your family get ready Sharon. There have been so many brides show me your gorgeous face and ask me to do their makeup just like yours! You and Dan are such a fab pair.... even back in CIT all those years ago it was clear ye are a match made in heaven and I loved having a part in your special day xxxxx
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