I’ve been a bridal makeup artist for more than twenty years, working with brides across the North West, and in Cheshire (where I’m based) in particular.

Cheshire bridal makeup artist Suzanne Showman at work

I love being a part of what may very well be the biggest day in a woman’s life, and I like to help you to find a place of calm and readiness for the events of the day ahead.

I believe your makeup must not only make you look your best, but should also give you the confidence deep inside to be able to enjoy every moment of this once in a lifetime experience.

For many years, I worked with Bobbi Brown as a Makeup Artist on special events, and now, as a bridal makeup artist, I still use a great deal of Bobbi makeup.

Bridal makeup artist

Over the years, I’ve worked out a fundamental principle for looking after my brides, putting you at ease and making you look fabulous.

Your wedding makeup should make you feel comfortable and allow you to be yourself at your most beautiful; but it should also be easy for us to achieve.

It might seem strange for me to say this… but this is really not the day to spend three hours being made up!

Mainly bridal makeup, but also…

As well as working with brides I offer some other, make up related, services that may be useful to you:


  • Lessons
    With a simple lesson or two, you can learn the tricks you need to achieve a professional look for yourself, wherever you’re going. I do one to one lessons, as well as small private groups. I also do make up parties for small groups of friends of any age. Finally, I do specialised lessons for teenagers, women over 40 and others with specific make up needs. READ MORE


  • Going Somewhere Special Makeup
    If you’ve got an ‘everyday’ special event to attend – a wedding, a big party, an important meeting or even a special date – I can do your make up for you. It doesn’t cost a fortune, and it gives your confidence a real boost. READ MORE


  • Shoot Make up
    I do a small amount of make up work for photography, film and television. I’ve worked on Style In The City, a weekly show for Channel M, as well as on editorial and advertising shoots for fashion magazines, advertising and marketing companies and direct client companies. READ MORE


"Oh my. I knew you'd make me look great but I had no idea how amazing you'd be at just getting me in the zone. You just shut out all of the mayhem and focused me in on my wedding. Thank you so much, Su."


"Suzanne was the best person imaginable on the day. She was so organised and chilled. She did exactly what we'd planned and just made me feel peaceful and calm. I loved my makeup. And I looked exactly like I hoped in my photos."