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Apart from referrals and word of mouth, testimonials from previous customers are the only transparent way of finding out what people thought of my work. Although the photos from the morning are great to showcase my work, i love when brides comment on the longevity of their makeup and how well it lasted through the day. Professionalism aside, i bring an air of calm with me on the morning of the wedding and this usually feeds through the bridal party.

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“I just have to start this by saying that I love makeup. I love doing my own makeup and was very nervous about giving someone else that responsibility on my wedding day. After a few trials in other places in town I was pretty convinced that I was going to do my own makeup for the wedding-until I booked a trial with Lida. She listened to what I said, got the look that I was going for and knew exactly how to achieve it… and apart from that she’s a really lovely girl. I was delighted. On the morning of the wedding, she was amazing. There were 5 of us who had to get our hair washed and styled as well as our makeup applied in 3 hours. She worked very well with the hairdresser and was so calm and confident that we’d all be ready on time and look amazing. She was right-honestly; I’ve never seen my bridesmaids and Mum look so gorgeous. I was absolutely delighted with my make up too. There wasn’t one thing I would have changed about it. Lida was such a perfectionist, that I knew she wouldn’t let me out the door until I looked perfect. Apart from a bit of lip-gloss now and then, I didn’t have to touch up my make up at all. For make up to last from 12 pm to 5 AM that’s pretty impressive. I would highly recommend Lida to any bride to be.”
Sara, Dublin
“A friend recommended Lida to me in the run up to my wedding and I’m so happy that she did! Lida was wonderful to deal with and really listened about what kind of look I wanted to go for. She did an amazing job on the make up for my Mum, Sister, friends and myself. She was so lovely and made getting ready on the morning of my big day a really relaxed experience. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

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“Lida is amazing!! I had a lot of difficulty finding a make-up artist for my wedding day who would produce a lovely natural look, and by pure fate met Lida 2 weeks before my wedding date and booked her there and then after a simple trial, much to the disappointment of the make-up artist I had booked, but whom I never felt completely happy with. My sister, mother and I are very particular about what we want, we don’t wear a lot of make-up and like to look natural, I found most make-up artists apply too much make-up, and I just wanted to look like me with a flawless face. The testament to Leda’s work is that, one year on, my sister and mother still talk about how talented she is. Lida arrived promptly, had 3 bridesmaids, mother of the bride and myself to do, and while we were all getting stressed, she was the personification of coolness, calmness and patience. I do not know what we would have done without her!!!! I would highly recommend you use her.”
Sarah Jane, Mount Juliet Hotel
“Hey Lida,
I am thrilled with how all the makeup looked. Really couldn’t have been better and is exactly what I wanted!! Everyone completed us on our makeup, bridesmaids and mother included. It lasted all day and night! Picture perfect!
Mom was really bowled over with how great you made her look!!
I have sent a few picks”
XxNiamh
Niamh-Kate, K-Club, Kildare

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Ballymagarvey Wedding Makeup

“A friend I work with recommended Lida to me, as she had her do 2 amazing make-up looks for her wedding. After I saw the pictures I knew by looking at her work that she was top class! And I am fussy!! Once I had a trial I was 100% at ease as she knew exactly what she was at, and what I wanted. My make-up was just impeccable. She knew exactly what to do to make it last all day and night. Between the trial and the wedding, I was in touch with Lida talking about various looks I had seen in magazines which I liked and she was fantastic – so enthusiastic to help me achieve the exact colouring that suited me best. On the morning of the wedding I was delighted to see her again, and felt so happy knowing my make-up would be fab, which it was! She also did my mum’s and 2 bridesmaids’ make-up, and they all agreed they’d never seen better or looked better! So what more can I say except that this lady comes highly recommended by me and my wedding party, and I have the photos to prove it!!”
“From my trial to the big day Lida was fantastic. My mum, two bridesmaids and I had our makeup done on the morning and we were thrilled with the end result. I was so worried when looking for a makeup artist and when I found Lida my fears melted away. Our makeup was so natural and I simply felt like a better version of myself. It lasted all day with no shine or need for a reapplication of powder. She is a lovely person also and she was so relaxed on the morning of the wedding that she put me at ease. I can’t recommend Lida highly enough.”

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Middleton Park House Makeup

“The task of finding a make-up artist was quite daunting as it’s not something that I had much experience with. However, after viewing Lida’s work I was immediately impressed and contacted her to get more information. Lida was so warm and friendly to deal with and we arranged to have a trial. Within a few minutes of meeting Lida I felt completely at ease and her skill and professionalism was really impressive. She created the look that I wanted which was natural and elegant. On the morning of the wedding, Lida did make up for myself and my three bridesmaids. Besides being so amiable and calm, all of us were really delighted with her work. As the bride, I felt like I was glowing and got lots of compliments about the natural look of the make-up. The makeup lasted perfectly throughout the day/night and I didn’t have to worry about it all. I was really delighted that I chose Lida as my makeup artist and would highly recommend her to other brides-to-be. Thanks so much Lida!”
“Dear Lida,
Thank you so much for doing my make up on my wedding day! I loved it and it lasted well. I got loads of compliments.
You were great calm and relaxed – what a morning the room was mad!
Thanks again the day was perfect no rain everything went well and I loved the bridesmaids make up!!
Thank you again – I will stop and say hi sometime!! XX”
Sarah x

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Lida Hertel

“Lida was recommended to me by a friend who had a make-up lesson with her. I went to Lida for my wedding trial and instantly loved the way it turned out. I found her extremely warm and friendly which helps when you are a nervous bride. She did both mine and my sister’s make up for my wedding and I got so many compliments from people. Every bride wants to look good on her wedding day and I think Lida did an amazing job for me. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone for any occasion and I look forward to the next time I can get my make-up done with her.”
I got married in September this year. One of the hardest jobs I had was trying to find a make up artist, which I really didn’t expect! After four unsuccessful attempts ( rock chick look really wasn’t great with a lace dress!!) I found Lida. The trial went really well and she listened to exactly what I wanted and even on the day she took me through every step to make sure I was happy. I was delighted with the results. My bridesmaids we equally happy…their makeup was such a success they nearly did a ‘’Pippa’’ on me… but not quite!!! No top ups were needed during the very long day… so much to that at 5 in the morning we were still being complimented on our makeup!! We have also just got our professional photos back and make up is flawless. One thing I would really like to mention is the fact that Lida was only booked to do myself and the bridesmaids. My mum insisted she would do her own, but on the day her nerves got the better of her and she was upset with her own efforts. Lida had no problem stepping into the breach and helping my mum with no fuss…for which I am extremely grateful. I will definitely be going to Lida again… just waiting for an excuse!!
June, Dublin
I just have to start this by saying that I love makeup. I love doing my own makeup and was very nervous about giving someone else that responsibility on my wedding day. After a few trials in other places in town I was pretty convinced that I was going to do my own makeup for the wedding-until I booked a trial with Lida. She listened to what I said, got the look that I was going for and knew exactly how to achieve it… and apart from that she’s a really lovely girl. I was delighted. On the morning of the wedding, she was amazing. There were 5 of us who had to get our hair washed and styled as well as our makeup applied in 3 hours. She worked very well with the hairdresser and was so calm and confident that we’d all be ready on time and look amazing. She was right-honestly; I’ve never seen my bridesmaids and Mum look so gorgeous. I was absolutely delighted with my make up too. There wasn’t one thing I would have changed about it. Lida was such a perfectionist, that I knew she wouldn’t let me out the door until I looked perfect. Apart from a bit of lip-gloss now and then, I didn’t have to touch up my make up at all. For make up to last from 12 pm to 5 AM that’s pretty impressive. I would highly recommend Lida to any bride to be.
Sarah, Dublin
I was so pleased I booked Lida to do my wedding make up. From the moment Lida arrived at the house, we couldn’t have asked for more. Her friendly disposition and professional manner put us all at ease straight away. Lida did my make up along with three bridesmaids and made us all feel fantastic. We were all delighted with our make-up, which lasted all day (tears and all!) into the small hours. The makeup felt so natural and looks striking on my photos, I couldn’t recommend Lida enough. Thanks Lida! X

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