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Based in the heart of Manchester, Lauren McCabe is a professional makeup artist passionate about helping soon-to-be newlyweds to look stunning for their weddings. Adept at enhancing natural beauty, Lauren has garnered a superlative reputation among Greater Manchester's wedding and fashion industries. From creating flawless complexions to rejuvenating skin, she excels in all manner of makeup techniques. All that you need to do is tell her all about your ideal wedding aesthetic and she will strive to make it so.

Services Offered

Lauren McCabe uses high-quality products from a selection of prestigious brands, such as Charlotte Tilbury, Chanel, Tom ford Beauty, and Bobbi Brown. Your makeup trial will last approximately two hours, providing you with ample time to discuss your look with Lauren. A Half-Day or Full-Day service is available for those who wish to have photography touch-ups or makeup style changes during their big days.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?


What is the charge for traveling?

0.45p per mile

What is your main business area?

Make up

Could you stay with the bride until the photo shoot?


How many people can you beautify for one wedding?

This all depends on the starting date of the ceremony. I am willing to start the makeup wherever the location at your earliest convenience to schedule as many appointments as possible

Do you beautify the bride for prewedding and postwedding photography?


What are the forms of payment?

Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer
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Sophie W. Married on 24/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing make up artist!

Lauren is amazing and so talented at bridal make up. I was so pleased with my make up and my mum and bridesmaids were all so happy with how they looked. Lauren knew what would work well for everyone and was lovely to us all. She made the morning go so smoothly. Couldn't recommend her enough, thanks so much Lauren x
Hannah J. Married on 20/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so much Lauren!!

Lauren! Where to start! Lauren is so talented at what she does! I had a trial with her which was fabulous and fun! I had an issue with the eyelash glue (Watery eyes) So booked in with a second and she helped solve the problem with me! She was so relaxed on the day and my bridal party looked gorgeous! I had my Dad come in (The traditional reveal) and I cried like a baby!! Lauren quickly was on it, kept her calm and fixed me back up! I was so happy with my makeup for my Wedding! I looked like me! I felt amazing and she made me feel fabulous before walking down the isle! Lauren. thank you for your time, talent and for making me feel so great! I'd 100% booked Lauren again and you should too! Fabulous!!
Natasha M. Married on 13/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

I can’t begin to put into words how amazing Lauren made us feel. She is truly the best and SO talented. She took one look at the inspiration pictures my girls had brought along and executed the looks so much better than we could’ve ever imagined. Everyone can not stop gushing about what an absolute gem she is, so easy to get along with while absolutely smashing it at her job! I can’t thank her enough for making me look so flawless on my big day all the way through to bedtime- not a single bit of my makeup was out of place. She is truly a miracle worker ❤️
Latoya Married on 23/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect bridal artist

Myself, mum and bridesmaids cannot thank Lauren enough for making us all feel so beautiful on my wedding day. She was so lovely and so professional nothing was too much. My mum never wears makeup nor does she ever do much for herself but Lauren really did make her feel so special and so good about herself on my wedding day. My bridesmaids ranged in shades and skin types and she was able to accommodate everyone and make everyone look and feel beautiful. She was happy to stay and touch up which we all appreciated after the church. My makeup stayed perfect the entire day with a slight touch up due to happy tears! I was so lucky to find you when I did and I could not thank you enough. I couldn’t recommend you more.
Michelle C. Married on 10/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Saved my wedding!

My original makeup artist let me down on the morning of the wedding. After spending hours desperately searching for someone that could come out, a friend recommended Lauren who agreed to come out immediately and travel over an hour in the icy conditions. She turned up and got straight to it. Lauren managed to get us all ready and we only ended up being 45 minutes late, despite being 3 hours behind schedule when she arrived. And the cherry on top was that the makeup was incredible! It was better than my original booking! And she kindly charged me the same as what I’d paid the original makeup artist, knowing that I’d be able to claim that back and so I wouldn’t be out of pocket. I haven’t asked how much she usually charges but I can tell it must have been much more given the standard of her work. I’m actually emotional writing this because she completely saved my wedding day. I can’t thank her enough. There aren’t enough stars for how highly I recommend her.
Nina C. Married on 02/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The MUA of dreams!

I couldn't recommend Lauren enough! from the trial to the big day, Lauren made me feel so comfortable and at ease it was like chatting with a friend whilst she worked her magic to make me look fabulous! What I loved most was her attention to detail on EVERYTHING, her organisation was impeccable and all my girls felt amazing too, each of them had a different look that suited their style and Lauren tailored each look to perfection offering tips to make it last longer too. I absolutely adored my look for the day, Lauren listened to everything I wanted & I was blown away with my reveal, I felt so beautiful! It lasted perfectly all day too, even through the happy tears & champagne tower! Thank you so much again Lauren, I feel very lucky to of met you! xx
Chloe W. Married on 02/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best makeup artist!

From the trial to the big day, Lauren made me feel so comfortable especially since the trial was the first time i had ever had my makeup done. She was so professional and helped with every question i had leading up to the morning. It lasted perfectly all day, even through the wind and rain on the way to the venue and dancing later on. My Bridesmaids all looked stunning and the makeup suited them perfectly, and my mum who was nervous about having her make up done felt beautiful. I would definitely recommend lauren to anyone! xx
Mandee M. Married on 17/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

BEST MUA! Like having a close friend with you

Lauren was the perfect person to do MU for myself, my bridesmaids, and family. She catered to all our diverse looks and inspirations, with different skin tones and ages, and was a complete wizard at finishing 9 makeup appointments in just 30 minutes each for bridesmaids/Moms and 45 for me! Everyone who got their makeup done felt so beautiful, and she is so kind and caring about what each person wants. She even helped my groom with a bit of powder, as he was nervous about looking red in the photos! I love Lauren, and would have her do my makeup for every life event if I could!
Carla B. Married on 17/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely delighted!

I was worried as Mother of the Groom, I wanted to look ok on photos. Also I’ve never had my makeup done before and was really nervous. Lauren was so lovely and created a lovely natural look which looked great on photos too. It lasted all day and I was sad to take it off. Made me feel marvellous.
Polly Married on 10/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best MUA - look no further!

I couldn't recommend Lauren enough! She is so friendly and makes you feel so relaxed, which is exactly what you need! She is clearly extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about make up. She was very happy to make any changes or tweaks and wanted to make sure it was absolutely perfect and exactly how you want, she really listened to what you wanted. Lauren made me glow and look so radiant, whilst looking soft and natural at the same time (which is what I wanted). She made me feel so special. Another great aspect of Lauren's service is the brilliant skin preparation routine she does as well before she even starts on the make up. All of my bridesmaids loved their make up too. Thank you so much Lauren, you're a star!
Elizabeth P. Married on 17/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

I couldn’t have asked for a better experience

Both on our trial day and the wedding day itself, Lauren listened to exactly what I wanted and made me feel amazing.
She even called me one night when I was anxiously emailing her worrying about the day to reassure me.
She is a true artist and I would highly recommend Lauren for your bridal make up. She also did my bridal party and they all had individual looks and looked perfect.
She uses gorgeous products, both for make up and skin prep.
I am so so happy I chose Lauren for my wedding day.
Ellie G. Married on 31/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing makeup artist!

Lauren was brilliant from the initial enquiry to the final touch of lipgloss.

Throughout the booking process, she was thorough and organised, ensuring that she captured the full details of the day and guided me into having a detailed structure for my wedding morning so that it was as stress-free as possible - which it was!

I had a trial which was great for me to get an idea of the different looks, so that I knew I’d be happy on the morning of. Lauren sent a breakdown of all products she used after the trial and I purchased some separately as I’d loved them so much.

On the morning of the wedding, Lauren did the makeup for myself, 4 bridesmaids and the mother of the groom with plenty of time to spare for final touch ups before the ceremony began. Everyone wanted different looks, and she perfectly captured every request and catered for different skin types, shades and preferences.

Myself and the whole bridal party were enamoured with our makeup and it remained flawless right up until the final dance!

Lauren was also a great addition to our wedding morning - she was friendly, bubbly and got involved in all the girly excited chat! So glad I didn’t go with anyone else - would 100% recommend.
Caroline B. Married on 23/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing!!!

Lauren was absolutely fantastic. She made me and my bridal party look like the best version of ourselves and I have never felt more beautiful. She was so organised and the wedding morning was relaxed and fun. Thanks so much Lauren. Thank you for getting my mum to wear false eyelashes as well - she kept them on all day and didn't feel a thing! Everyone looked so beautiful thank you 😊
Hannah S. Married on 11/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend!

Lauren was absolutely fab to work with She did my make up plus 5 bridesmaids and the mother of the bride and every one of us was so happy with how we looked on the day. The make up was amazing, lasted all day and evening and I didn't want to take it off. As well as that, Lauren is a pleasure to work with and so friendly. Can't recommend enough!
Hannah Married on 02/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience

Thank you SO MUCH for my makeup - you made me feel absolutely fabulous ALL DAY. Honestly, that makeup was not budging. Such a lovely, relaxed makeup artist which is exactly what you need on the morning of your wedding.

She is also provides you with a guide of all the makeup she uses and is helpful and flexible to reasonable changes being made after the trial.

Would definitely recommend!
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