Lake District Makeup Artist

Wedding Makeup Cumbria

Hi, my name is Jaye Adams and I am a freelance makeup artist from the beautiful Georgian town of Cockermouth in Cumbria. Cockermouth borders the Lake District National Park and is the gateway to the Lorton Valley and the Northern Lake District.

I have always had a passion for makeup from the dramatic to the subtle. I have always been fascinated how the simple stroke of a brush can enhance or completely change the appearance of a person’s face. My natural and editorial makeup style is perfect for wedding makeup and ideal for commercial makeup.

I am also an award winning Lake District Wedding Photographer going under the name Jaye-Peg Photography. You can visit my photography website by following the link in the main menu.

Working alongside me is my associate, Felicity Ashby, and together as Jaye Adams Makeup Artistry we offer a wedding makeup, commercial makeup and makeup tuition service.

Ethics and sustainability in cosmetics is an issues that we are both passionate about, and we are both proud to call ourselves a Cruelty Free Makeup Artist. We only use skincare and makeup from cruelty free cosmetics brands who do not test on animals. We also offer Vegan friendly makeup products too.

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"Every makeup artist has their style and I would describe mine as elegant, stylish, couture"

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For wedding makeup and other makeup clients I am happy to travel throughout the Lake District and Cumbria from my base in Cockermouth. There are many beautiful Wedding Venues and locations throughout the Lake District and surrounding areas. In fact I am quite happy to work anywhere in the UK and beyond. It really is a pleasure to visit clients for their wedding makeup and commercial bookings in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. As well as the many amazing Wedding Venues and locations from Keswick to Grasmere, Windermere and beyond. Cumbria is one of the goto places for destination weddings in the UK. So where better to find your destination wedding makeup artist than someone from the local area.

You can find more of my makeup work in my Portfolio and on my social media pages. I am not a prolific poster on social media so when you see something new it is usually worth the wait. I like to share photographs from recent weddings and events, and also some commercial makeup from photoshoots. Sometimes photos of the dog too (he is not very good at makeup but he is a very good boy).

If you would like some more information about Lake District wedding makeup and the other makeup services that I offer, or you would like to check my availability, contacting me is easy. Just head over to the Jaye Adams Makeup Artistry Contact Page to send me a message. I will be happy to help, answer questions and discuss your requirements for your wedding makeup, or any other type of makeup booking, in more detail.

sixties bridal makeup at the belsfield hotel
groom and bride ourside watermillock church
a bride finishes getting ready at lodore falls hotel

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Jaye's Story

“It's all about skin, and then just add colour”

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I have always been passionate about makeup. When I was a student I would hide myself away for hours on end trying to copy the makeup from magazine covers, over and over again, until I had perfected it. After pursuing other careers the opportunity for a change came along at the end of 2006. I started my formal training as a makeup artist and within six months I was working for one of the leading makeup brands in London and across the South East of England.

I was able to pick up a vast array of experience with customers and at high profiles events such as London Fashion Week. I also worked on commercial and fashion campaigns. As well as seeing my work published in magazines and the national press. All while maintaining a busy private client base . .

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Felicity's Story

“The most impressive part of makeup is how it helps you to be you”

makeup artist felicity ashby during a wedding makeup trial

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I have lived in the beautiful Lake District most of my life and know the place pretty well, it is certainly a fantastic location to tie the knot! I began working in Bridal Makeup in 2015 after some work experience with Jaye, after which  I became her makeup assistant. My tutoring with Jaye has given me some of the very best skills to be able to create the perfect, timeless makeup look for your special day. 

I absolutely love my job, the looks I create, the lovely people I get to meet and the stunning venues I get to visit. But, in particular, I am very proud to call myself a cruelty free makeup artist. I am very passionate about animal rights and therefore make it a rule to only use products which are never tested on animals. 

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Why Book a Wedding Makeup Artist?

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The date is set and your Lake District wedding venue in Cumbria is booked. The wedding photographer that you want is available and each time that you go for a wedding dress fitting you feel special, beautiful and just how you want to feel on your wedding day.

It is all perfect, almost perfect, what could possibly add that finishing touch?

Bridal makeup is not so much about striving for editorial perfection as it is about helping you be the most beautiful, most radiant version of yourself. You still want to look like you, the person that you have always been, but so much more so. That is probably what your family, friends and partner want too.

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bride and groom posing in front of barn doors
model lying at the waters edge of crummock water