clarehoganmakeup_testimonialsT E S T I M O N I A L S

Hi Clare,

I just want to say a massive thank you for your make up on Saturday, and making me and the girls feel so amazing on my wedding day! Everyone commented on the makeup, how it was subtle yet effective and not overpowering like so many other make up looks they have seen. You have such an ability to enhance the person rather than show off the make up, I feel really lucky that I came across you on Instagram and had you for the day! I will recommend you to anyone I know getting married, and hopefully will bump into you again for another wedding!
Alison Dunne (Bride)

Clare, I wanted to thank you for being so helpful in fitting me in for the make up trial on my last minute trip to Ireland and giving amazing driving instructions to meet you! I was running late (which seemed to be a theme that weekend!) and you were so gracious and completely put me at ease. It was a great experience and you totally got the look I wanted to go for.

Thank you so much for being amazing on the day. You made everyone look fabulous. I have photos from 4 am with my makeup looking flawless despite all of my crazy dancing! I love the photos from the day as you made me look like the best version of myself. Not only were you amazing at giving us our glamorous makeup but you stepped in at then end with Michele (Space hair studio) to help with the dress. I couldn’t have had a more amazing day and you helped bring calm to a very busy room.
Rima Al Saffar (Bride)

Hi Clare, Just wanted to email to say that I was absolutely delighted with my wedding makeup, as were all my family. You were absolutely brilliant, so calm and organised in the morning, you made it all very relaxing.  We all danced the night away and the makeup did not budge. Thank you so much for being so good at what you do.
Grainne O’Rourke (Bride)

Hi Clare, We’re back from honeymoon now and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for doing such an AMAZING job on our wedding day! I absolutely loved my make-up and so did the bridesmaids; we had compliments about it all day. Also, you were such a lovely person to have around during the whole getting-ready process – the girls were all saying how much they enjoyed meeting both you and Corrine and how important it is to have a nice friendly vibe on that morning! I couldn’t recommend you highly enough! Very best wishes.
Christabel Scaife (Bride)

Hi Clare! We’re back in the states after a wedding and honeymoon that felt like a dream.  It was so fun to have two weeks away to reflect on the wedding and I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful job you did. When Annie first sent me makeup artists, I connected with your site right away. You really got what I was going for and I really felt like myself on my wedding day, which hasn’t always happened when I’ve gotten my makeup done before! I felt so relaxed and comfortable knowing our makeup was in your hands, and I can’t tell you how much it means to me.
Mackenzie Shivers (Bride)

Hello Clare, I just wanted to get in touch to let you know what a wonderful job you did on all of us for Mackenzie’s wedding!  Everyone was so happy with their look. Mackenzie was hesitant at first about whether to do her own make-up or not. She enjoys doing makeup and has quite a bit of experience from theater and modeling. I think she was nervous about not looking like herself on her wedding day. But, she was absolutely thrilled and realizes what a good choice she made. You brought such a nice energy to the room as well. Thank you for the big part you played in making the entire day so special. I felt fabulous too!
Nancy Shivers (Mother of the Bride)

Dear Evan & Clare, what can I say to you both!? Thank you so much for all your hard work and using your magic on the day – I just loved what you achieved! You made us all look like a much improved version of ourselves! You were both very calming and professional and I think we all enjoyed having your company.
– Oonagh Kileen (Bride)

I got married 20th Feb 2014 and I can’t even begin to say how fab Clare was! From fitting in a trial just a few days before the event (as I’m from England) to creating the perfect look for me, she is just generally fabulous. Myself, my husband and all our guests loved the look she created, and she was just so helpful and bubbly.
– Victoria Pankhania (Bride)

From first contact to wedding day, including my trial, Clare was just brilliant! Everyone was so delighted at the way the make-up turned out, just perfect! And she is such a nice, friendly and approachable person! I would definitely recommend Clare for any special occasion!
Niamh MacGinty (Bride)

Clare, thank you so much for your beautiful work yesterday. Everyone looked and felt so beautiful. The makeup was stunning. My makeup was perfect! I felt amazing and thank you for your help in making my day so special!! I feel so lucky I happened upon your work when I was researching makeup artists in Ireland. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
Julie Chapman (Bride)

Hi Clare, hope you’re well. Just wanted to drop you a note to express my heartfelt thanks for everything you did on the day of my Wedding at Tankardstown on September 19th.I really enjoyed having you there on the morning of the wedding – my make up was flawless for the entire day and you were a contributing factor to the relaxation and no stress morning. As well as my make up, helping my Mum get me in to my dress and assisting with my jewellery was so sweet of you. After you left my Mum and Dad kept saying where did you find her, she’s so lovely! Congratulations on being so good at what you do – I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. You have converted me to Plumful MAC lippy and double wear light concealer – I’m not sure how I ever did without them!! Thanks again and best wishes.
Alexandra Bloor (Bride)

Hi Clare, Just back from honeymoon and want to thank you again for the brilliant job you did with our makeup on 20th Sept. We were all delighted with it, and it lasted all day and night, didn’t need to touch it up at all. It was very natural which was great as I don’t usually wear a lot of makeup so I still looked like myself, but better 🙂 . You were so easy to deal with as well which was great, we were all very relaxed on the morning of wedding. I’ll definitely recommend you to my other friends. Thanks again.
Emma Hanley (Bride)

Clare Hogan is a fantastic make up artist. I had the unenviable task of planning most of my sisters wedding which she was organising here in Ireland from Australia. Clare was so accommodating, professional and friendly in the lead up and most importantly on the day. The bride bridesmaid and mother of the bride were thrilled with our makeup. Clare doesn’t just do the generic ‘bridal’ look instead she tailors specifically to achieve the look you have in mind. Our make up lasted all day & night through laughter, food ,drinks and even tears!! With minimal touch ups we didn’t have to worry about our makeup and could relax and enjoy the day.

I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Clare. Her professionalism and laid back friendly manner is exactly what any bride needs on her big day. Thank you Clare.
Andie McCaffrey Byrne (Bridesmaid)

Hi Clare, I just wanted to write a proper thank you to you for all your hard work on my wedding day! You did such an amazing job on us all, our make up was flawless and stayed this way for us all throughout the day and night! From the moment I sat in your chair at the make-up trial I knew you were the perfect choice for me. You made me feel so relaxed and it was all just so easy. You are such a talented person and I wish you all the best in the future with your business. I have no doubt that you will continue with great success and many happy customers. Thanks again and hope to see you again soon!
Sarah Byrne (Bride)

Hi Clare, Just wanted to thank you again for doing a wonderful job on my wedding day. We all loved are makeup it was fabulous. I would highly recommend you, thanks again.
Erika Boyle (Bride)

Hi Clare, Just wanted to say thanks again for Friday. We all loved our make up & it looks amazing in the photos! Mine lasted great even after going outside in the rain for photos. I’ll definitely contact you again next time I want my make up done for a special occasion! Thanks again!
Eva Morgan (Bride)

Dear Clare, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to both yourself and Evan for everything you did for my wedding. From being available at such short notice to getting us in touch with such a great stylist when we were in desperate need, you really were great. The makeup was flawless and lasted all day and well into the night on the dance floor! The girls looked gorgeous and my mother was delighted. You were also so polite, friendly and extremely professional. You listened to all of us and gave us exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to meet you and you are a great makeup artist.  We wish you all the best for the future.
Elizabeth, Karen, Linda and Mammy Liz (Bridal party)

I’ve always had my set ways about doing my makeup so was quite nervous have someone do it for me on one of the biggest days of my life! When I first arrived for my trial with Clare she put me at ease with her friendly easy going manner. She took her time and listened to what what my preferences were. When I looked in the mirror I was ecstatic with the results! I’ve never seen myself done up like that before. On the morning she arrived early due to my large bridal party and made everyone feel relaxed, we had a lovely morning! Everyone was delighted with their makeup, and I didn’t feel the need to touch it up once that night. I still love looking back at all the photographs and I am still thinking up excuses to book her again. I’d like to thank Clare so much again for making it such a wonderful experience, and would have no hesitation recommending her to her to anyone for their special occasion.
Ailbhe Ryan (Bride)

I have known Clare for years and I’ve always loved her effortless style and flawless look. I’m so glad she has taken her skills to such a professional level. It was an absolute pleasure to have Clare do my make-up and my bridesmaids make-up on my wedding day. She was so helpful when choosing the look I wanted for the day. I don’t have much experience with make-up but Clare was so professional and made it seem so easy!  She takes so much into account when advising you – your colouring, skin-tone, the type of make-up you usually wear, even the time of year! I was so delighted after my trial and it felt like one less thing to worry about. My make-up stayed on perfectly for the entire day which was brilliant.  She somehow made me look both natural and glamorous which takes such skill.  She is such a calming influence on the day when nerves can hit the most laid back of us! This is a service which she doesn’t advertise but is definitely welcome!!! She really knows how to make you look the very best version of yourself and who can ask for more than that?
Sinead Copeland (Bride)

I would like to say a huge thank you to Clare who did an amazing job on our make-up for my wedding day. I would highly recommend Clare to any bride. She is very talented and professional.
Siobhan McDermott (Bride)

On the 31st of May 2011 as I was heading out the door at half 8 in the morning, a very happy looking Clare was heading into my house to start the make-up. My house is a bit of a mad house, two of my sisters were having their hair done in one room, the photographer was taking pictures in another room and Clare was in the main bedroom doing my other sisters make-up. Clare, without doubt made my day so much easier. She was there from the start until I walked out the door to go to the church. My make-up was amazing, not once did I need to check it and even though I was jumping up and down like a mad thing to ACDC my make up still stayed flawless. Also, the fact that I cried an awful lot through out the day made no difference to my make up. Clare can I just say a huge thank you, especially from my mam who never wears any make-up. Clare matched mam’s eye’s with her hat and she looked the most beautiful I have ever seen her, so thank you. For making me feel a million dollars, keeping me calm and flashing your brilliant smile all morning thank you Clare, you are an amazing make up artist.
Triona Savage (Bride)

Clare, thank you for doing such a wonderful job for my wedding and on my 3 bridesmaids. Your professionalism on the day was fantastic and made the day go that extra bit smoother. My makeup was so natural, flawless and lasted for the whole day.
Karen Byrne (Bride)

Clare was a delight to have around the morning of my wedding! We were under terrible time pressure as we ran over time in the hairdressers but she never let is show!! I was looking for a subtle, very natural look & this is exactly what I got. Clare really took her time to make sure the colours we chose complimented my skin, my eyes & even detail in my dress. My make-up was flawless & lasted for the whole day & night. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Clare & will definitely use her again for any special nights out.
Clare Mulligan (Bride)

As friends, Clare and I obviously had so much fun planning my wedding make-up – we giggled our way through the trials, thoroughly enjoying every minute. Knowing Clare as long as I have, I knew I couldn’t have anyone else to do my make-up. Clare’s attention to detail, style, impeccable fashion sense, incredible artistic talent and fab personality make her a natural and brilliant make-up artist. Clare took all my thoughts, ideas and tastes into mind. She knew exactly what suited me, my hair, my eye colour, my skin tone, (including the new tan!) and my usual make-up preferences. Also, she knew what would suit all of my accessories on the day – the dress (its style, colour, material, detail) the jewellery, even the head piece. Clare understood the need for a lasting look but also my desire for a natural look. She achieved both, my skin looked fresh, healthy and glowing, my eyes were as bright at 4am as they were at 12pm.

Clare was obviously a guest at my wedding and although had such little time herself to prepare after her work on me! she managed to pack a little make-up top-up bag for me just in case. This was not needed at all. I completely forgot I had make-up on and was just confident I looked really well. Before Clare left my house on the morning of the wedding she helped with my veil, my dress,  my nerves, until I felt absolutely ready! I didn’t want her to leave, my bridesmaids are still slagging me about it. It was obvious to everyone that Clare really enjoys her work and that makes her such a pleasure to have at your side on your wedding day whether you know her for years or minutes. I was thrilled with my look on the day, and when I saw the pictures I knew Clare was now a professional make-up artist I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend for any occasion.
– Mary Clarke (Bride)

I have worked with Clare on a number of occasions and it’s always been a pleasure working alongside her. Her kind, easy going nature always put clients at ease which makes my job much easier having relaxed, happy people in front of the camera. Her professional attitude to her work is refreshing. I am always amazed at the attention to detail and different looks she brings to a photo shoot. I would be happy to recommend Clare to clients & professionals in the industry looking for quality from their make up artist.
– Viv, Holst Photography