Making Magic | Make up

We LOVE LOVE LOVE Cheryl! She was such a bundle of light and happiness on the day and the makeup she did for our model was subtle, chic and stayed put all day.

What was your inspiration for what you delivered on the day?

My inspiration was the same as it would be on any wedding. To make the bride look glamorous. For the bridal makeup to fit in with her “theme” and to listen to what was needed. The bride is my main focus and we have to work with her skin tone, what makeup she usually wears and a real understanding to what would work best for her.

How did you get into your business? 

I’ve always studied beauty therapy. I then went on to nail technology, piercing and last but not least..media makeup!

I havent done anyone famous peoples faces (still hoping for the chance). I have been contacted by the daily mail though and I’ve worked on a photo shoot for gentoo housing which was pretty fun. I’ve also worked with the grand hotel Sunderland and supported their latest wedding photo shoot. My work is regularly published in belle bridal magazine from working with the grand hotel.

What do you love about what you do?

Making any woman feel amazing! Feel glam and mostly the confidence it gives someone. Not to mention I LOVE my job, it’s like a constant girls night in with plenty of laughs and makeup.

I’m actually qualified in beauty therapy, nail technician and media hair and makeup. My love and passion is hair and makeup though. I love nothing more than making someone feel a million dollars.

What is your favourite image from the shoot?

So this is my favourite photo from the photo shoot. I must say it was really hard to choose but sarah has really captured everything about a happy bride in this photo. It’s fun, the couple look happy, it captures the brides dress, hair, flowers and makeup. I love the way the makeup looks dewy and fresh too. A lot of my brides like the natural look..and I think this photo really captures that.

Sunset or sunrise?

Sunset (I’m always in bed for sunrise)

If you could go back to when you first thought about setting up your business and give yourself one bit of advice what would it be? 

Don’t take everything to heart. Be strong with your opinions for your business and keep pushing yourself. Do not give up!

Where do you see your business in the future?

Continuously growing!

I currently have a makeup student jasmine is learning at gateshead college. Shes currently waiting for her exam results for media hair and makeup. This will enable her to work in the industry with a diploma. I plan to get into teaching next year and this will be another service I can add.

What is your most popular item or package?

My most popular package is- full bridal hair and makeup.

What are you working on at the minute?

At the moment I’m working on getting a website made. I have quite a larger media following and I’d love for them to be able to access a website, check photos, reviews and even 121 lessons.

Check out some of Cheryls other work:

“So these are just a few photos that I’ve chose. Every wedding and every client I have is so special to me.I get just excited for every single wedding I have booked. I just adore my job.”

If a couple like your style how do they get in touch? 

I’m available by email | mua.cherylsmith@gmail.com

Facebook | Cheryl Griffiths Make up Artist

Instagram | mua.cheryl

Telephone | 07946 846060

I always aim to get back in touch asap.

Once a couple has found you what can they expect from the process from first getting intouch through to their wedding day?

I always stay in touch with my brides. I always give them dates in which I’ll be in touch by phone call or message. This gives my brides peace of mind and it makes them more relaxed to the run up of their big day!

I currently have a small team of trusted makeup artists that I choose to help me on bridal jobs. All their styles are so different. So I choose a makeup artist that fits in with the style of the bride, their party and theme of their wedding.

What’s your best advice to couples planning their wedding?

This is YOUR wedding. So do what’s best for you as a couple. Be understanding of each other… and relax!


Be sure to check out all of Cherlys work here

You can view our full shoot here