Nicci Cawthorne

Makeup without boundaries

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Professional makeup artist offering mobile makeup services to private and commercial clients in Preston, Bolton and Lancashire. In a highly competitive industry staying on trend and maintaining an original edge is key to delivering a superior professional makeup service to our customers.

With consistent positive reviews across social media it's great to know the makeup services being offered are meeting the high expectations of our customers. Explore our makeup services and discover your potential.


Bridal makeup services for the bride and bridal party.

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Professional editorial makeup services to the media industry.

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On trend makeup services for your special occasion.

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Simple pricing to suit all your professional makeup needs

Makeup charges start from £50.00 for wedding, bridal and special occasions. Price on request for editorial and commercial assignments


Professional Bridal Wedding Makeup Services covering Preston, Bolton and Lancashire.

If you are getting married and looking for your perfect bridal wedding makeup as part of your plans for the big day I know you will have probably visited and read many websites offering wedding makeup services and are now overwhelmed by the choice and range of experience available. Choosing a bridal makeup artist is often difficult so I hope that by looking at the styles I create and the reviews of my customers that you will be able to see how my approach differs. The wedding makeup services I offer and my approach are designed to compliment your natural beauty and provide a competitively priced bridal wedding makeup service.

Having invested and spent time selecting your perfect dress and bridal look it’s important that your bridal makeup compliments your wedding dress but even more importantly maximises your natural beauty and features giving you confidence throughout your wedding day. As a Preston makeup artist specialising in bridal wedding makeup this is where I can help you and your bridal party to find that perfect natural look and take away any stress on your wedding day.

The process always starts with a trial consultation appointment which takes a couple of hours. During the trial consultation we will discuss your wedding makeup ideas, likes and hates, and look into all the different options available to us before trialling a couple of looks and techniques to find the perfect wedding makeup finish. I am passionate about giving you the dream look and will ensure that your wedding makeup remains naturally beautiful for your big day. As part of the wedding trial I also take into consideration wedding day photography using products and techniques which will reduce reflection and make you look flawless for those all important wedding images as every photo on the day needs to be special and one that you and your groom will cherish.

When the wedding day arrives I will work to your schedule helping you and your bridal party prepare for your wedding ensuring that our agreed wedding makeup design is applied using the highest quality makeup and is guaranteed to last until the very end of your special day.


My wedding makeup was stunning. I would recommend Nicci to any bride looking for perfection and flawless photos!


Professional Editorial Makeup Services for Commercial or Private Editorial Assignments

As an editorial makeup artist based in Preston I specialise in professional editorial makeup services for commercial and private assignments providing photographers, media professionals, and models with a service that maintains a high standard of precision editorial makeup application working to tight time frames. No editorial makeup is too challenging and having worked on a broad range of assignments I am experienced in all types of work from the natural to the weird and whacky.

Through my editorial makeup experience I have gained an important understanding that as a makeup artist its critical to understand your role while maximizing your talent, creativity, and contribution to the rest of the team. As an editorial makeup artist it’s more than just having a great kit with beautiful products and a bubbly personality. The art of editorial makeup is a craft and it is an essential part to any photographic assignment with the editorial makeup artist being in a unique position to use their artistic skill to transform the face of the model and ultimately take the look and depth of the image to a higher level.

In order to compliment the editorial assignment team it’s important to remain up to date as a fashion and commercial editorial makeup artist recognising emerging looks and new trends to ensure the assignment is provided with that unique element to ensure the work is recognised and memorable.  I am passionate about pushing the boundaries but never losing sight of the established techniques to create the perfect finish. I welcome all types of commercial and private editorial assignments so whether you’re an commercial agency, established photographer, or a model starting out in the industry I would love to work alongside you to build your brand, portfolio or experience. For availability and rates please get in touch.


This lady is first class. Fantastic communication before the shoot to discuss the full styling from top to toe and her work will speak for itself when you see the results. I personally cannot wait to work with her again


Special Occasion Makeup Services covering Preston, Bolton, and Lancashire.

Do you have a special occasion approaching and want to look and feel your best? Are you looking for a Preston makeup artist who can offer you occasion makeup at home or at a location of your choice? Perhaps you are looking for either makeup inspiration, a new look, a confidence boost, or just to get some professional advice on occasion makeup techniques and colour schemes.

Customers book occasion makeup for a broad range of reasons but most of all to feel pampered and special. So whether it’s a day at the races, an important interview, or alternatively a glamorous evening event such as a wedding anniversary, your prom night, a birthday party, a romantic date, or just a night out with the girls it’s time you booked your occasion makeup appointment.

I offer a professional and personalised special occasion makeup service so you can achieve the makeup style that compliments your outfit, is individual to you, photographs well and will last all day throughout the night. All appointments are typically 90 minutes, include false lashes and contouring, and are offered at a location of your choice allowing you to have your makeup applied in the comfort of your own home or venue and at a time which is convenient and fits with your going out routine.

During Prom season I also offer special occasion makeup trials if required to ensure that a variety of occasion makeup styles and techniques can be applied to ensure that your look sets off that special prom dress and accessories. I understand how special prom night is for you and its my goal to transform you into a stunning celebrity prom queen for the most memorable night of your life. You will receive a full occasion makeup consultation exploring colours and makeup contouring together with high quality eyelashes. Once completed your occasion makeup will enhance you chosen outfit, photograph without shine and flaws, and will last all night ensuring you remain confident and centre stage.

All clients must be 16 years and over otherwise a parent or guardian must attend during the consultation.

To discuss your special occasion makeup complete the contact form today.


Best makeup artist ever! Love having Nicci doing my makeup and hair for TV and shoots!


The story is familiar. You have a passion, you have a talent, and as so often happens you leave school with little direction and take available work to survive.

Years later, having built a successful career, you look back and know that something is still missing. You strive for more and still the future looks no different.

You wish that you could be one of those fortunate individuals who is able to survive working at something they love.

In 2014 I found the courage to leave behind a career as an Executive Assistant and pursue my passion and life long dream to become a makeup artist. Makeup By Nicci was established!

The support of my customers, colleagues, and friends, has been overwhelming since the business started and today I am fortunate enough to be able to share my passion with the beautiful people I have the pleasure of meeting and working with each and every day.

Nicci Cawthorne

Makeup Artist

Founder and Owner

You made me look and feel fantastic. Even the day after it looked great and I just didn't want to take it off!

Couldn't be happier with the results from Nicci. If you need a makeup artist then do not look any further!