Be your own kind of Beautiful
Offering a luxury, bespoke bridal makeup service throughout Kent and London
Hello and thank you so much for visiting my site. My name is Ying and I absolutely love weddings! I am based in Dartford Kent (on the borders of London) but I travel wherever my Brides and and clients want me to go. I have done weddings in London, the South East, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Surrey, Sussex and as far as the Lake District. I have no qualms about travelling all over the UK in my quest to make my Brides look exceptional on one of the most important days of their lives! I am very lucky to be able to do a job that I absolutely love! When you love what you do, a job is no longer just a job, it is a burning passion, and through this passion I am committed to providing each and every client the dream look that they desire and the high quality service in which they seek. I have designed and created this website myself and I do all the emails and admin for my business personally, although I do have two assistant artists who work alongside me on bigger assignments.
I have had a lifelong love for all things hair, makeup and beauty related and have always been amazed by the power of makeup, for as long as I can remember! At an early age, I was intrigued by the Art of makeup and used to play around experimenting with my mum's makeup for hours on end... and now I have actually turned my dream into reality! With artistic talent and passion, after graduating from University with a BA Honours in Modern Languages, I decided to pursue my dream job and applied to work as a Beauty Consultant/ Make Up Artist with Estee Lauder companies. I found that I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this role and the highlight for me every day was to provide makeovers transforming my clients into beautiful versions of themselves, a side that they had never seen before. I had so much positive feedback and compliments from my customers which made my job so enjoyable and gave me the biggest sense of satisfaction and pride. I simply loved making ladies look the best versions of themselves, giving them an immense confidence boost!
It was actually whilst working for Estee Lauder as a Makeup Consultant 15 years ago, back in 2003 when I was asked by a friend to do her wedding hair and make up for her, that it dawned on me what an incredible job this is to make women look and feel amazing on their wedding day, the most important day of their lives! I felt incredibly honoured to be appointed with this all important task and it was through this wonderful experience that was when I had found my true calling and realised being a Wedding Makeup Artist was what I've always wanted to do!
After that, friends and family started asking me to do their hair and makeup for their Wedding day and it all took off from there...Because of this love of Make Up and the joy I get from making women look and feel wonderful about themselves, I decided to give up a career in Advertising and embarked upon and completed my Bridal Hair and make-up Training at Kent Beauty Schools as well as Pam Wrigley's Create Beautiful Hair Academy in London. Out of that joy and passion comes the establishment of ' Touch of Radiance Bridal and Special Occasion Makeup Service', where I offer more than just hair and makeup services – that is, complete reassurance to my lovely customers that they will look their absolute best on the most important day of their life.
One of my career highlights is having had the privilege to be personally trained by renowned International Makeup Artist Lee Pycroft who counts Hollywood Celebrities Nicole Kidman, Anne Hathaway, Joely Richardson and Maggie Q as her clients.
I feel so passionate about my work and my Brides, and indeed it is an honour to be part of their wedding mornings and creating stunning looks for them is a dream come true for me! I still get incredibly excited for every one of my brides, from the trial, right up to the moment they put on their fairytale dress on the actual big day!
It is indeed a huge privilege to be a part of a bride's wedding day, and I absolutely love using my skills and waving my magic brushes and tongs to turn the bride and her bridal party into a vision of loveliness. I can honestly say I have never felt happier and more fulfilled in my career. I often have to pinch myself as I still cannot believe I am actually doing something that I love so much for a living, something that is hopefully making a difference in women's lives by helping them to feel their most beautiful ever, this feeling is extremely empowering and exhilarating.
I simply love transforming my clients and boosting their confidence for all type of special occasions. Making ladies feel their absolute best and seeing how happy my work can make my client look and feel is both highly rewarding and gives me great pride and job satisfaction. On many occasions my brides have been overwhelmed with tears of joy after seeing the results of their transformation, as I have managed to far exceed their expectations of the dream look that they had wanted me to achieve, that in itself is an incredibly humbling and amazing feeling! I am fully dedicated to creating make up looks that enhances my client's best features, that makes her feel like herself, only better, more alluring and as effortlessly radiant as possible. My life-long passion and dedication for the Wedding hair and makeup profession ensures that each Bride is provided with a bespoke personal service to create the look that is unique for her. I want my clients to have a unique unrivalled quality service experience and feel confident in knowing that they have hired the right person to help them look sensational on one of the best days of their lives.
I am also a specialist in Chinese/oriental bridal makeup and hair. Being married in London 15 years ago, and having had great difficulty in searching for a good Make-Up Artist who was able to do make-up to complement my features and achieve the look I was hoping for, I fully acknowledge how important it is to find someone who completely understands your features, skin tone, hair textures in order to bring out the very best in you and accentuate what you already have for your very special day.
I take great pride in achieving beautiful make over transformations using only the best makeup and hair products. Professionally trained, creative and passionate about my job, catering for wedding and all Special Occasions, I offer a range of packages for brides to-be and bridal parties. I have two Assistants who are also on hand to cater for the whole bridal party. Bridal clients have returned to make use of my skills for special occasions, corporate events, or have recommended me to friends for their weddings, enabling me to see them again and to accumulate a loyal Customer base.
With many years experience in make up, I know the importance of not only looking but also feeling great, because part of looking amazing comes from boosting your inner confidence by making the most of what you were given and using Makeup Artistry to enhance and not mask your natural beauty. A harmony of skilfully applied makeup, perfectly styled hair and my client’s personal style all merging together to give the most flattering results.
To me great make up and hair are not necessarily about it being obvious, it is more about the effect it gives the wearer without being too distracting. It is a harmonious union of the correct colours, tones, and styles that suit each individual personality. Make up to me is an Art form and an understanding that every individual's face is a unique and blank canvas to work on, whereby I can unleash my creativity, to enhance and define the features and bring out the beauty and uniqueness of each and every client. Make up Artistry is a distinctive skill of enhancing and accentuating a woman's beauty, to me my work is a piece of art, my job is to elevate my clients' innate beauty, to bring out the best version of them, and the best part of this job is the satisfaction of witnessing my clients' reaction when the look is completed and they glance at their reflection in the mirror in awe of their transformation!
I am also extremely passionate about creating beautiful and sophisticated hairstyles, your wedding day hair should stand out from the crowd, hold in place all day and all night, be comfortable and most of all, work in harmony with the rest of your make up look and dress. Specifically trained in the art of Bridal Hair styling, I will create a hair style which is as gorgeous and as flattering to your overall look as possible for your big day. Perfect hair is all about structure and technique, so whether it be a relaxed tousled bun or an elegant and elaborate hairdo, I will use the best products and tools to make your hair look amazing all day.
For the most perfect and refined finish, and for the makeup to stay put and hold perfectly in place all day, I use only the very best cosmetics in my kit, which consists of high quality luxurious make up products with radiance and youth boosting qualities. As part of your luxury experience I will also apply premium brand skincare products as a base to ensure your skin is at it's optimum condition and feels silky smooth before the make up is applied. Drawing on my vast collection of products from leading cosmetic houses and professional brands, I’ll consider the shades and formulas that will work best for you. I won’t rest until you’re absolutely delighted with the finished look. With my fine eye for details and quality makeup Tools and brushes, combined with the high end makeup collections I use, I can ensure you will look stunningly beautiful and fabulous for your Special day.
“Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself on the inside and out”
The artistry of makeup should enhance your natural beauty reflecting your inner self, there are no rules just endless potential to reveal who you want to be.
Trained by multiple award winning hair and makeup artist in London, you can be assured your look will be handled by an expert.
Having the highest standards and going that extra mile to ensure you look and feel like a super model on your special day.
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