Welcome to Model Makeovers owned by Jess, a Professionally trained, Award winning Make-Up Artist based in Bournemouth, Dorset

Specialising in...Photoshoots, TV, digital and film work. Weddings & bridal, proms, makeovers and lessons

Hello, I'm Jess and a big thanks for stopping by Model Makeovers. So, I started my make-up business in 2003 first working with photographers and then becoming a recommended supplier within the wedding industry pretty quickly. My passion for my business, working with brides and meeting new people on photoshoots has always lead to me being recommended within the photographic and wedding industries. I love what I do for a living, I really am living the dream on each and every job I am booked for. Every beautiful bride and wedding is an absolute privilidge and every photoshoot is unique and exciting. I'm proud to be a recommended bridal make-up artist to many hotels such as The Green House and the FJB Harbour Heights, The Sandbanks and The Haven as well as many top photographers around the UK (thank-you!)


Anyone that knows me appreciates how much I love animals, so I feel just as passionately about our animal friends when it comes to choosing products for my kit. Brands I love to use include Charlotte Tilbury, Fenty, HUDA, Urban Decay, Stila, ITCosmetics, Morphe and Smashbox. Of course, I'm always experimenting with new products (in the name of research for my lovely clients of course) so the brand list is ever expanding. 

Publications/TV & Film Work:

  • Harry Redknapp's make-up artist for Nexen Tyres Advert 
  • Parkdean Holiday Parks Adverts/Photoshoot
  • Rockay Running wear apparel photoshoot & videos
  • Sunninghill Wedding magazine, Front Cover 
  • Lead make-up artist on 80's film 'Power Surge' 
  • Celebrity OK! Mag 'Wandering Eve' Maternity Photoshoot
  • Digital Beep Online advert 
  • PRC taxi's press work
  • Bride magazine 2019 feature
  • Condor Ferries advertisement
  • Sainsburys Click & Collect photoshoots for billboards & delivery vans
  • Rias Insurance advertising work
  • 'Nasty' Lifestyle fitness Photoshoot online and print
  • Smint Mint TV Advert 
  • The Money Barn Advert for print
  • Daily Express article
  • Reveal Magazine
  • Chat Magazine 
  • South West Brides Magazine feature
  • Dorset Orthopaedic Clinics, various photoshoots for advertising
  • National Slimming Clinics, various photoshoots & videos for advertising


Model Makeovers CV & Qualifications

2018: Look Good Feel Better: Volunteer work with Cancer patients at Bournemouth hospital

2016: Helen McGuiness School of Beauty

2015: DFMA 5 day make-up course

2013: Southern School of Beauty Advanced make-up course

2005: Make-up techniques 8 weeks Bournemouth College

Photoshoots/TV/Film/Digital Work:

I am fully insured to the highest level so am readily available to work safely with celebrities, models and the general public for TV/Film, digital and photographic work. I have also completed the Barbicide Covid training to be able to work safely and to Government guidelines (during permitted work times).

I have worked on many professional filmsets and photoshoots as a lead (or sole) make-up artist, with both male and female models on set and on location. On set, I will always aim to be helpful and enthusiastic, enabling me to fit in with any professional team and respect work etiquette. When not busy as a make-up artist behind the scenes, cleaning up or assisting models with wardrobe changes, I am always able to assist in helping to style models on set, so that everything looks picture perfect. I have worked on many mainstream publications (please see above) and booking is available on a half or full day rate basis. Please contact me with your requirements. 



(Photos with thanks to Rockay Running and James White Photography)

Your Wedding day and bridal make-up........

"Natural, romantic and dreamy make-up for effortless bridal looks".....

It's your wedding day, so you want to look absolutley amazing whilst feeling beautiful and special but most importantly still look like you, just at your very best. My aim is always to enhance a brides natural beauty, so that when you walk down that aisle, you look and feel a million dollars. Whether you choose a natural look or a more dramatic and glam look, either can be achieved and this is all discussed at your trial beforehand. I understand how important it is that your make-up lasts all day, (whatever the weather) and that it looks flawless and natural in real life as well photographing beautifully too. All you need to do, is enjoy being pampered on your special day. I try to advise brides to relax on the wedding morning, have something to eat and drink and not to worry about the make-up timings, leave that to the professsionals! Whether there is a large bridal party having make-up or just the bride, my past brides have complimented me for being a well organised, calm, patient and helpful asset to their wedding morning. Every wedding is a privilidge to me and every bride is beautiully unique. I'm based in Bournemouth and am available throughout Dorset, (including Weymouth for no extra travel charge). Please have a look at the Facebook reviews to see what other brides have kindly said. Some past bridal work has also been featured in...

Bride magazine 2019, FJB Dream Weddings book, South West Brides Magazine and Dream Weddings Magazine.
Contact details:
Email: jess@modelmakeovers.co.uk or modelmakeovers@gmail.com (This is more reliable than the online form)
Please see 'Contact' page for terms regarding Coronavirus
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