About Me & Client Testimonials
I'm Ali, a Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist and I split my time between Bath and London. I'm a life long makeup addict and am really happy to be working freelance full time doing my dream job. I use 100% vegan, cruelty products - no animal testing, no animal derived ingredients - picking the best products from a from a range of luxury brands, with few high street gems thrown in, including Charlotte Tilbury, Too Faced, Anastasia Beverley Hills, Eylure lashes and more. I often use airbrush makeup for high definition, but am as much a fan of fresh faced, natural makeup as full on glam!
I started Bombshell Makeup UK to provide an easy to book mobile glam on the go service. If I can't be there, I'll recommend one of my team of artists to glam you up; we all pride ourselves on creating a bespoke look for each of our clients and helping you to feel incredible.
My background is in media makeup which I studied at BAMM and most of my work is still based around photography and helping people look camera ready as well as feeling their best. As soon as I finished my time at BAMM I started working for MAC Cosmetics, before going freelance full time.
I'm lucky enough to work at around 60 weddings every year and love being part of so many life changing days for my brides and their families, as well as creating bespoke looks for every client I work with - I really do think I have the best job in the world! My brides have been featured in wedding mags and blogs including Rock 'n' Roll Bride, The Kind Bride and Whimsical Wonderland Weddings. Me and my team have also won several industry awards, which is always a lovely surprise.
My commercial clients include Panasonic, the Welsh National Opera, Badoo dating app,Cardiff University and Spinefarm/Universal Records. I am also a beauty writer and have had feature articles in Cosmo, BBC Eating and Living Free From magazine as well as some other great online and printed publications.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions - I'm always able to accommodate my clients' individual requirements, whether that's allergies, or specific preferences when it comes to how you wear your makeup. The services I offer are inclusive and LGBT friendly (of course!), so if there is anything I can do to assist you during the booking process for your appointment please do drop me a message.
What my clients say:
'Ali made my daughter look like a princess on her wedding day' Karin, mother of the bride
"Ali is the perfect part of any dream team or solo hair & makeup artist. I love working with her and would strongly recommend her fabulous skills to anybody. Being made beautiful by Ali feels like you're being danced on by fairies!' - Rio Wild, Founder of Miss Pinup UK
"I wanted to say how lovely it was to meet you and how amazing your work for me was....I don't think I can put into words just how much this meant to me. I felt absolutely awesome and created an impression" - Celia, following her makeover
"You made me feel like a pinup for the day!" - Kasia, after her vintage makeover
"Fantastic make up, you really captured the brief well and the essence of the characters came through strongly. Make-up is such a fine art. When blown up on the big screen, make up can really make the look of a character come alive. You brought a calm and professional air on set, and kept up a level of energy through-out the shoot, working in any space you were moved to without complaint." - Zoe Solanki, Producer of 'Through The Mirror Darkly'