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Sharon McCormack Professional Freelance Makeup Artist

Nationwide, Sligo
Reviews (36) 5/5
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Sharon is a qualified makeup artist celebrating 10 years in business with extensive experience in bridal, fashion, theatre and film make up. From intimate weddings to extravagant and glamorous photo shoots, Sharon provides a professional service to clients for every special event and occasion.

Based in Sligo, in the Northwest of Ireland, she travels nationwide nearly every week to cover shoots and bridal sessions.

Her bridal services include

  • Bridal
  • Trials including skin analysis and consultation
  • Hen parties and group parties
  • Make-up training classes and masterclasses

Sharon has been nominated for Best Bridal Make Up Artist’ for 2014 and has recently become a finalist for the award.

To see what her happy brides have said check out Sharon's reviews 

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36 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Added 7th Oct 2021
Wedding 1st Aug 2021
Sharon knocked it out of the park with my bridal makeup! I do not wear makeup often and was worried about not looking like myself, but as soon as I spoke with Sharon I knew I would be in safe hands. The makeup look she created for me was beautifully natural and stayed on all night. I felt so comfortable on the day because of her! Her professionalism and patience did not go unnoticed. She even shared some recommendations and tips on products with me to try and was happy to answer any questions. Would 100% recommend!
Added 28th Aug 2021
Wedding 9th Jul 2021
Sharon was a pleasure to work with for our wedding. I loved my makeup on the day and got loads of compliments. Thank you Sharon!
Orla Varley
Added 3rd Jun 2021
Wedding 29th May 2021
Sharon was a dream to work with - made everything so effortless and easy and even got a few laughs out of me despite the wedding morning nerves! Her skills were amazing and my makeup didn't budge for the day. She listened to each of my bridesmaids different requests and was able to cater to us all. I would recommend her 100%!
Niamh O' Brien
Added 14th Sep 2019
Wedding 31st Aug 2019
Sharon is the perfect wedding artist, and was able to cater to individual tastes for the bride, four bridesmaids and two mothers. The make up stayed on all day, and still managed to look natural. Her easy going manner really puts everytone at ease on the wedding morning. I am so happy I went with Sharon and would highly recommend her to anyone!
Maria Lenihan
Added 5th Sep 2019
Wedding 10th Aug 2019
From start to finish Sharon was both professional and a pleasure to deal with. Sharon managed to work around me as I was organising all my wedding planning from England. On the day she did an amazing job and really listened to myself and my bridesmaid and tailored our make-up to our own individual preferences. Everyone commenting on how beautiful I looked, it was all thanks to Sharon's talents. Through the whole day the make-up never felt heavy or clunky but natural and at points I forgot I had make-up. Sharon kept all communication easy and accessible, which was great help especially being in England. Sharon even managed to get my mum to wear make-up (she hasn't worn any in the last 30 years) and my mums face said it all, she was delighted and kept looking at herself, so, thank you so much Sharon for amazing talent and helping myself and my bridal party look absoultley stunning for the most important day of my life!
Orla Mc Gowan
Added 30th Aug 2019
Wedding 2nd Aug 2019
I highly recommend Sharon for any bride looking for a make up artist. Sharon is excellent at what she does and is friendly, warm and kind hearted. She went over and beyond the call of duty for me on my wedding day and her personality & professionalism led to such an enjoyable and relaxing morning getting ready in my house. I loved my make up on the day, as did my mum & bridesmaids. She also did my make for our after party the following day, it was a completely different look and I loved that too. What ever look you want for your big day Sharon will listen & deliver.
Response from Sharon McCormack Professional Freelance Makeup Artist
Thank you so much Orla for a fantastic testimonial, greatly appreciated ?? You ladies were so welcoming & great craic ?? Thank you ??
Sarah Skuce
Added 24th Nov 2019
Wedding 7th Jun 2019
From meeting Sharon at my trial I knew she'd be perfect for my wedding day makeup.she made me feel so relaxed and it was just the same on the big day.i loved my makeup as did the bridesmaids and it lasted all day and night! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone with a special day coming up.
Added 4th Sep 2019
Wedding 18th May 2019
Getting my make up done by Sharon was one of my favourite and most relaxing part of my day. Sharon created such a beautiful look for myself, my sister and my Mum and took care with my sister and Mum as I had explained they don't wear a lot of make up. All 3 of us looked stunning and our makeup didn't require any top ups other than lipstick and lipgloss! If I ever have another occasion again in Sligo, I'll be asking Sharon to do my makeup xx
Sinead Conway
Added 1st Sep 2019
Wedding 10th May 2019
Sharon was brilliant I came with an idea for her and she made it more that what I wanted she truely is a brilliant makeup artist and her rates are good too. She's such an easy person to chat and so bubbly and makes you feel so comfortable I would recommend highly recommend her x
Added 26th Dec 2019
Wedding 3rd May 2019
We were so lucky to have Sharon apply make up to me and my bridal party for my wedding. She is an incredibly talented make-up artist, very professional and made the whole experience very enjoyable. She is kind, warm and professional. She listens to what you are looking for and nails it on the head. The make up isn't too heavy, it is very natural and it lasts all day. I highly recommend her for any bride/bridal party looking for a make-up artist. She is the best at what she does that I have experienced. Thank you sharon for doing such an amazing job.
Gabriella Rennick
Added 4th Sep 2019
Wedding 1st Dec 2018
Sharon was amazing to have as my make up artist for my big day. She was really friendly and easy to deal with, as well as being calm the morning of. Most importantly, everyone's make up was fab! I was really happy, as were my bridesmaids! Sharon really listens to what you actually want and keeps you looking natural - the best version of yourself! I've already been recommending her to my friends.
Johanna Harkin
Added 29th Aug 2019
Wedding 15th Sep 2018
I got Sharon to do my make up for my wedding in September and I genuinely could not recommend her enough. She done my make up, my mums and my 4 bridesmaids. Everyone was absolutely delighted with their make up and Sharon is so lovey and calm and made the whole experience absolutely wonderful. Sharon is brilliant at what she does and I can not recommend her to future brides enough as everything will be in safe hands with Sharon on hand.xx
Response from Sharon McCormack Professional Freelance Makeup Artist
Thank you Johanna for your kind words ?? You ladies were a joy to be around..xx.. All the best for the future ??
Anne Gallagher
Added 29th Aug 2019
Wedding 14th Sep 2018
Sharon did my bridal makeup in September 2018 and was a dream to deal with - I could not recommend her highly enough. I had been somewhat apprehensive about my wedding makeup, because I was worried that a makeup look that would need to last a whole day would look too heavy and that I wouldn't feel like myself. At my trial, Sharon alleviated all of my concerns! She really listened to what I wanted (and what I really didn't want) and I was so thrilled with the result, which lasted well into the wee hours! She made my fabulous bridesmaids look even more fabulous, and did a beautiful job with my mother and sister in law's makeup also. I really appreciated how calm and professional she was, putting everyone at ease. Thank you so much for everything Sharon - you were absolutely brilliant!! Thanks again and all the best! Anne x
Response from Sharon McCormack Professional Freelance Makeup Artist
Thank you Anne, the most chilled out bride I have worked with in years ?? You ladies were fab! Your review is very much appreciated ??
Aileen Fallon
Added 29th Aug 2019
Wedding 24th Aug 2018
I just wanted to thank you so much for the fantastic job you did on my make up for my wedding day, I really loved it. It was very natural which was exactly what I had wanted and not only lasted all day but all night too! I know my bridesmaids were very happy too, along with my Mum!! You especially made Mum feel at ease as she doesn't normally wear make up! I really couldn’t have been happier on the day and would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a professional make-up artist for their wedding or any special occasion for that matter, it was a pleasure to have you there the morning of the wedding. Thanks so much again. Thanks, Aileen
Janette Maguire
Added 29th Aug 2019
Wedding 10th Aug 2018
Sharon is an exceptional talented make up artist and I was delighted to have her involved in our big day. Thank you so much for everything! I felt so beautiful on our wedding day. You are so lovely and such a delight to have around the morning of the wedding!! Any bride would be very lucky to have you as part of their big day, I am very grateful that you were part of mine' Thanks Sharon
Response from Sharon McCormack Professional Freelance Makeup Artist
Such kind words, thank you Janette! You girls were so much fun !! Wishing you all the best ??
Added 29th Aug 2019
Wedding 21st Jul 2018
Sharon was super. She listened to what my bridal party and I wanted especially my mum. She is friendly and a calming presence on the morning of the wedding. I would highly recommend her.
Response from Sharon McCormack Professional Freelance Makeup Artist
Thank you Nicola ?? your kind words are greatly appreciated, thank you ??
Helen Downey
Added 29th Aug 2019
Wedding 20th Jul 2018
Sharon did my makeup for my wedding in July and I was absolutely thrilled. Sharon took her time to listen to exactly what I didn't like at my makeup trial and from that she was able to create a look that I loved. My two bridesmaids and my mum were thrilled with theirs. Sharon is calm and relaxed and puts everyone at ease which is exactly what you need on the morning of the wedding. The makeup stayed flawless all day and night and didn't require any touch ups. I couldn't have asked for better!
Response from Sharon McCormack Professional Freelance Makeup Artist
To the most bubbly & happy bride on the morning of her big day, you were so sweet! Thank you Helen for your kind review ??
Michelle Carroll
Added 10th Sep 2018
Wedding 14th Jul 2018
I just wanted to say a massive Thank You to Sharon for mine, my maid of honours, junior bridesmaids and friends make up on my big day. I liked that she listened to what i would like and dislike and also that she laughed when I said my maid of honour did not want to look like herself on the day of the wedding. We were all over the moon with the results of her superb talent. She made us all and especially me relaxed on the morning of the wedding and again for Trash the Dress. I would definitely recommend Sharon for your make up. Thanks a million Sharon Michelle xx
Response from Sharon McCormack Professional Freelance Makeup Artist
Thank you Michelle ?? You ladies were just fab !! I really enjoyed your wedding morning, so much excitement! Thank you for your message ??
Jessie Smith
Added 2nd Sep 2019
Wedding 22nd Jun 2018
Sharon is fantastic. Very professional, experienced and reliable. She also has a very relaxed approach and put us all at ease.
Added 12th Nov 2019
Wedding 15th Jun 2018
Highly recommend Sharon! She was amazing to deal with in the lead up to my wedding, and amazing on the day. Loved my wedding make up!
Grace Kelly
Added 4th Sep 2019
Wedding 25th May 2018
Sharon was so professional and put us all at ease on the day. She did all our makeup exactly as we wanted and it lasted perfectly the whole day. She was a pleasure to have doing our make up on the day.
Michelle Cregg
Added 29th Aug 2019
Wedding 20th Aug 2016
Sharon did mine, my four bridesmaids' and my auntie's makeup for my wedding. I was really impressed with Sharon's work from start to finish. I was organising my wedding from the UK and Sharon was completely flexible in times for my trial. At the trial she listened to my preferences and gave me lots of great ideas for what my makeup could be like on the day. She also provided me with a list of the products she intended to use well in advance in case I wanted any for myself for the day and she also offered to get them for me. However, I really didn't need to top up anything other than lip gloss the whole day. The products she uses are all of really high quality and this was important to me as I have particularly sensitive skin.
Response from Sharon McCormack Professional Freelance Makeup Artist
Thank you Michelle ?? You ladies were fantastic to be around, so much love ?? Thank you for your kind review ??
Ciara Clarke
Added 29th Aug 2019
Wedding 3rd Oct 2015
Sharon was an absolute joy to work with. I was quite nervous about the make-up and ensuring it looked right on the day and she was so patient. On the day I didn't need to make any changes, she just got it completely right, for me and the entire wedding party. It was such a great way to start the day! I would recommend Sharon to anyone that has the chance to work with her! Thank you, Ciara
Response from Sharon McCormack Professional Freelance Makeup Artist
Thank you Ciara ?? You were a super relaxed bride, so cool ! Thank you very much for your kind words ??
D Sheehan
Added 3rd Feb 2016
Wedding 4th Jul 2015
I am generally nervous of getting my make up done as I don't like to look overly made up, but Sharon was brilliant from start to finish. The makeup she did for us was AMAZING - she made my bridesmaids look like supermodels, and I was delighted with my makeup too! The makeup lasted all day long as well, with no touch ups apart from the odd bit of lippy. I would recommend Sharon in a heartbeat. Thanks so much!
Response from Sharon McCormack Professional Freelance Makeup Artist
Thank you Dee ?? (A few years delay here!) You ladies were supermodels to begin with, made my job very easy ???? I hope you are keeping well ??
Added 8th May 2015
Wedding 5th Jul 2014
Sharon was excellent so relaxed , professional and kind. Delighted with my makeup for my wedding and also the rest of the party were too . Sharon's attention to detail was brilliant and she gave each of us so much time. Would highly recommend Sharon
Janet Kenny
Added 30th Aug 2019
Wedding 11th Apr 2014
Sharon is so natural at her job, she does make up like it’s second nature to her. I found her professional so knowledgeable and trustworthy. I loved how she done my wedding make up doing exactly as I asked and when I needed direction and advice on colors etc she gave it honestly and without judgement. Myself and my bridal party were so comfortable around Sharon she fitted into our ‘getting ready mode’ like a glove. Sharon is a makeup fairy godmother. Highly recommend this lady xx
Added 17th May 2015
Wedding 20th Dec 2013
Sharon did my make up for my Wedding in December. Having had a very smooth make-up trial in advance of the Wedding, I was in no doubt that Sharon would have me looking fabulous for my big day! During the trial she spent alot of time determining the style I was going for. I wanted a smoky eye and Sharon used a beautiful purple shade that I would never have considered using if I were to do my makeup myself. The make-up really enhanced my best features. The morning of the wedding, Sharon arrived in early and full of enthusiasm. She did make-up for three bridesmaids, my mother and myself. She did a fabulous job! Everyone looked stunning. My mother didn't want much eye makeup in case her eyes watered and Sharon managed to make her eyes look striking without any liner or mascara. Sharons professional approach, expertise and creative edge ensures that she is the only makeup artist I would have considered for my wedding. I would trust her 100% for any event/wedding/photoshoot.
Lorraine Melia
Added 30th Dec 2012
On the day of my wedding Sharon was nothing short of brilliant. She worked her magic on myself and my 3 bridesmaids. She had us all looking flawless. She was professional, creative and only for her ideas i would have went with my usual safe option on the day! I had so much confidence in her that i was super relaxed the whole morning and it was lovely to have her with us on such a special occasion. Over the course of the day my make up stayed perfect. Even at 4am everyone commented on how great my make up still looked. I really didn't want to take it off! When i look back on my photographs i'm so thrilled with how we all looked. Our eyes looked so blue and our skin so flawless. Everyone who has looked at my photos has admired our make up. From the advice Sharon gave me for my wedding i'm definitely more confident in changing my look .She gave me great advice on emphasising my eyes and how to achieve that "to die for" cheek bones look...I'm even getting in on the whole lip color thing!!! Sharon's creative flare is one of the things that really stands out for me. She has supreme confidence in what she is doing. Her advice and encouragement to leave my comfort zone really paid off and that extra special look is exactly what i wanted and got..... Thank you Sharon for doing such a wonderful job on the day of my wedding. I couldn't have been happier and i will be highly recommending you to all my engaged friends!!!!
Annmarie Costello
Added 25th Oct 2012
Thank you very much for the great job you did for myself and the girls on the morning of my wedding. Thanks also for being so nice and helpful on the day and waiting until I left for the church. I hope to see you again soon.
Mary Kinsella
Added 31st May 2012
Thank you so much for the amazing work you did on the makeup for my wedding day in May 2012. My mum, four Bridesmaids and I were all transformed by your talent hand. I felt like you used a magic wand to transform us. We didn?t have to touch up at all and make up lasted well into the wee hours, almost so I felt I could wear it again the next day!!! We got so many compliments. Even looking back on pictures and the DVD our makeup is just flawless. You were so professional but also very friendly and fun. I felt like it was a friend doing my makeup. So many people have asked who did our makeup and have asked for your details. I would highly recommend you Sharon to anyone looking for a Makeup Artist for any special occasion. Thank you so very much. I wish you all the best in your future.
Carole Foley
Added 24th Aug 2011
I cannot thank Sharon enough for the brilliant job she did getting us all ready on the morning of my wedding, she was so professional & had a great calming effect on what I expected to be a panic filled morning, but she arrived bright & early leaving more than enough time to make sure we all were looking fabulous with plenty of time for a glass of champagne & lots of pictures to be taken before leaving the house. All us ladies had different make up styles & needs, from more funky to classical as we ranged in age from being in our twenties, thirties, forties & fifties & everyone was so happy with their make-up. I myself was a bit worried as I have a touch of rosacea but my make-up lasted all day & I received so many compliments specifically about my make-up. I couldn't recommend Sharon enough, she is a very talented make-up artist & is such a warm lovely person too, it was a joy to have her in our home the morning of my wedding.
Teresa Meagh
Added 18th Jul 2011
Sharon was recently the make up artist for my wedding. She managed to make seven of us look beautiful without even breaking a sweat! Our make up was beautifully applied and lasted the entire day. She was lovely to have in the house on the morning of the wedding, fun and extremely professional at the same time. I would highly recommend her and will be using her services again.
Donna Mulryan
Added 12th Jul 2011
I got married in July, I spent the year previous researching every detail as all you brides to be would know. I had a very clear vision on how the day would be from Decor to flowers, bridesmaid dress to make up. I just needed to find the people who could see the vision as I did. When it came to the make up, this needed to be perfect (as I would be very handy with an eye shadow brush myself) Sharon came to my house for a trial, I explained my idea for me and my bridesmaids and away she went. The trial went brilliant, it was such a weight off my mind, as you can imagine there was so much more I needed to get off my list. The day of the wedding sharon came to the house and got straight into it, she really is a true professional very focused and detailed. I can say hand on heart the make up was perfect, not one touch up all day. I was extremely emotional on the day crying every other minute and the first thing I'd say to my chief was "fix my make up" and every time she said it's perfect!!. When I cry there is no hiding it, my eyes, nose and cheeks go red. But looking at the pictures you would never know I shed a tear. I am so glad I found Sharon the tools the make up and the method was excellent. Thanks again Sharon, I know you'l be very busy for a very long time.
Sharon Neilan
Added 7th Jun 2011
Sharon is an amazing make-up artist and i was so glad that she was available to do my make up for my wedding in June, i think i got one of her last available bookings for 2011. My make-up, my mums and my bridesmaids make-up was perfect and lasted well into the wee hours of the morning. (She also fitted in my Aunt who was not originally booked in with no problem at all). I was so happy to get my wedding photos back and see how well we all looked. Sharon is a fab and friendly person and made us all feel relaxed on the morning and stayed with us until it was time for the church. I would highly recommend Sharon McCormack make-up for your special day.
Grace Malone
Added 10th May 2011
Sharon is a truly professional, creative make up artist. She listened to exactly what I wanted on my trial and it turned out as amazing on the day. She was great on the morning of the wedding while all hell broke loose around her. The make up lasted as she promised for the whole day with only lip gloss touch up required! The bridesmaids were delighted with their make up too. Big ten out of ten for the makeup and I would have no hesitation in recommending her
Debroah Shaw
Added 20th Apr 2011
Thank you so much for doing such a great job at our wedding - my own makeup, as well as the girls and Mum - we were all delighted with it and it was great not to have to touch up during the day. You were brilliant at knowing what colours suited each of us and I would definitely (and have!!) recommend anybody to use you as their makeup artist! For such a big day, it was great to have someone who knew what they were doing and made us all look like princesses!! Thanks a million x
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