Claire Bowring Makeup Artist

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Makeup Artist and Skincare Specialist based in Devon and Cornwall - passionate about healthy skin, elegant makeup and taking time for yourself to feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
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Claire Bowring Makeup Artist Full Description
I'm based on the border of Devon and Cornwall, where I have my studio and treatment room. I travel all over the South West with my makeup services, and further afield upon request. Offering elegant, timeless bridal makeup using luxury, high end products, ones that really work and give incredible results "With an emphasis on great skin with a natural glow, and enhancing your best loved features" When we work together to create your vision, it will be makeup that works in harmony with your style. You'll still feel like you, but an elevated version, and you'll not only look beautiful, but you'll feel it too. "I believe there is no such thing as 'bridal makeup' - just you, as a bride" I'll ensure you are camera ready but comfortable in your own your skin chatting close up to your guests. As your makeup artist, I'll take the time get to know you and all the details about your wedding, big or small, if its important to you, its important to me. We'll go through what your makeup style is and how your makeup will complement your hair and dress, along with all the other the elements of your wedding day. I provide a holistic service by blending together my makeup artistry skills and skincare expertise. Bringing my wealth of knowledge as a spa therapist, I offer facials and massage using iconic British brand Neals Yard Remedies Organic Skincare in my treatments. Visit me in my Little Room of Calm in the pretty market town of Holsworthy to achieve your best skin ever, enjoy some quiet relaxation and leave feeling that you've truly invested in yourself. If you’re looking to advance, enhance or simplify your own skincare and makeup skills my tutorials are perfect for updating and reinvigorating you. "I'm calm and relaxed in my approach and I’m a perfectionist - you'll feel completely at ease and genuinely valued" I cover all of Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, but do get in touch if you’re outside these areas.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Claire Bowring
Thank you for your interest in my services. I'm hugely passionate about glowing skin and beautiful makeup - they go hand in hand and you'll always find me giving tips on how to aim for healthy skin. I'm not for you if you're looking for super-glam makeup, overly contoured cheeks, heavy foundation or excessive use of highlighter. I'm more for enhancing not recreating - if you're familiar with Bobbi Brown and her makeup ethos, then this is more of who I am.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Claire Bowring Makeup Artist Location & Contact Details


2 Manor Court Victoria Square, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6AA, England

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Claire Bowring Makeup Artist Press & Awards

Press & Awards (10)

Bride Magazines
County Wedding Magazines
Rock My Wedding
Rock n Roll Bride
VOW Magazine
Inspired Bride
Love My Dress
Wed Magazine Devon - Numerous Issues
Perfect Wedding
You & Your Wedding

Industry Awards (1)

TWIA - Regional Finalist

Accreditations (1)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your most memorable wedding?

One of my brides rode her beautiful white horse to the ceremony. Her Dad was a real character, like Bridget Jones' Dad, he was with us as I was getting everyone ready and disappeared to get dressed, he came back in with the these really bright socks and his outfit on, as I looked up I saw that he was a vicar (I had no idea up to this point) and he was going to be taking the service for his daughter - it was the loveliest moment of seeing them together.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Elegant, understated, subtle, natural and glowing.

What about your business are you most proud of?

Building a reputation for bringing my love of skincare to my brides and infusing this into my bridal makeup.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Do what YOU want, not what anyone else wants, or what is expected, be at ease with your choices and what feels right for you both.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I do love a dog at a wedding! I also love any bride that has any item from their Grandma incorporated into their day.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I generally only meet the bride but its lovely to meet the groom too. We converse over email or on phone to ascertain if we are right fit and then I send a booking form, organise a trial with the bride. My trials take up to 2 hours as I really like to understand what they are looking for, its really important for me to get to know them a little. Having your makeup done is such a personal thing and its completely in your personal space, so I bring my calm, spa therapy background to my brides to ease any nerves. I ensure the bride is happy as we go along and completely comfortable with the look at the end of the trial. We chat through timings for the wedding and I confirm payment details.

What do you love most about your job?

That I'm here to help women feel their most beautiful and to have the confidence to own it - if you can't feel like that on your wedding day, when can you.

What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?

Start looking after your skin - get a good regimen going, seek professional help if you have tricky skin and be consistent with your skincare.

How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?

I'm pretty intuitive when it comes to spotting a nervous bride or one that needs some air or space - I'm really easy going and have been know to take a bride off to finish makeup elsewhere. I also carry some quartz crystals with me for brides to hold in the chair whilst they are having their makeup done - it eases their anxiety and brings a sense of calm to them. I also do some breathing techniques that I use in my facials if they are super nervous.

What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?

A little powder and/or blotting paper for keep the shine at bay, blush and lipstick - everything else will stay in place all day and night.