Award Winning Welsh Makeup Artists Gemma Thomas specializes in Wedding Makeup, Bridal Makeup, Occasion, Fashion and Photographic.
Based in South Wales, covering all of the UK and abroad, Gemma will travel to your location of choice to ensure you feel at your most relaxed. With over 9 years of experience in the industry working on vast range of Weddings and Photo shoots including Weddings in Cyprus, Malta and a recent Photo shoots in Ibiza with a major fashion label, Gemma loves all aspects of the makeup works including Fashion, Teaching, Commercial, Bridal, Occasion, Blogging and Photographic.
Gemma prides herself on creating individual looks using her experience, professional training and product knowledge to create looks which complement her customers' skin type, complexion and personality. All of Gemma's makeup is long lasting, comfortable and look flawless in photographic, artificial or natural lighting.
Gemma has featured in countless magazines and is recommended by numerous local and national industry peers including photographers, fashion labels, bloggers, hairdressers, models, florists and wedding venues who she has the pleasure of working with.
Gemma originally trained in Psychology and post 16 teaching and has worked as a Trainer and Development Officer at a local charity for over 10 years, but never lost her passion and enthusiasm for cosmetic makeup application and beauty. In 2010 Gemma pursued her passion for makeup by enrolling on a 1 year VTCT Cosmetic Makeup Application training course during which she learnt invaluable skills and techniques to apply professional bridal, occasion, day time and evening makeup looks.
Upon successful completion of her training and qualification Gemma quickly built up a considerable customer base and in 2012 established her own freelance makeup company providing a professional freelance makeup service throughout Wales
In 2018 Gemma combined forces with a fellow freelance Makeup Artist, Amie Phillips-Williams - Complement Your Beauty and formed The Beauty & Makeup Academy. A Training Academy which provides accessible, interactive Training Courses, Masterclasses & Private Party bookings for Adults, Teens and mini sessions for little one's.
Gemma is a member of the Guild of Beauty Therapists.
PGCE Post 16 Education
VTCT Cosmetic Makeup Application
Individual lash extensions and enhancement
Bridal Makeup Application
NEBOSH Health & Safety
Finalist in the 2014, 2015 & 2016 Welsh National Wedding Awards - Bridal Makeup Artist of the Year
Shortlisted for the Swansea Life Awards 2015 - Best Freelance Makeup Artist
Finalist in the Welsh Hair & Beauty Awards 2016, 2017 & 2018 - Best Freelance Makeup Artist
Winner of the Best Training Academy of the Year 2018 in the Welsh Hair & Beauty Awards
Finalist in the Best of Welsh Awards 2018 - Best Bridal Makeup Artist 2018
Finalist in the British Hair & Beauty Awards 2019 - Best Freelance Makeup Artist & Best Bridal Makeup Artist.
Finalist in the National Hair & Beauty Awards 2019 - Best Freelance Makeup Artist & Best Bridal Makeup Artist.
Finalist in the Welsh Hair & Beauty Awards 2019 - Best Training Academy
Gemma is available for weekday and weekend Weddings and takes bookings for up to 2 years in advance so please do not hesitate to make your enquiry, deposits are taken to secure your date.
Gemma says "I love aspect of my job as a makeup artist but Weddings are my true passion, and I feel very privileged to play just a small part in making a bride and her bridal party feel special on their big day. I aim to ensure that each of my brides and their bridal party members feels and looks their very best.
For full details of wedding packages & prices please visit the products/services section.
Gemma has a wealth of experience in creating bespoke make-up looks for engagements, hen parties, proms, corporate events and special occasions.
Please refer to the photo gallery section for examples of her work.
Television & Photography
Gemma has worked on a wide range of photo shoots and provided make-up services for a national television advert campaign she has been delighted to work with All About Eve, Tiara Magazine, Rain Fashion, Baroque Bridal, The Bridal Boutique, Castel Bridea and Your South Wales Wedding Magazine where she currently has a guest slot within their ask the professionals section.
Please contact Gemma for further information and prices.
Telephone or Text: 07944 281573