Sonara came as a recommendation to me from a friend that had used her for her own wedding. I got married abroad and wanted a really good make up artist that I could trust for myself and my bridesmaids. Sonara made the whole thing so easy from start to finish. The trial make up was so lovely I didn’t’t want to take it off! She was on the end of the phone for anything I wanted – one of my younger bridesmaids has a very serious skin condition but still wanted to be made up. Sonara was so accommodating, even going out and sourcing products that would suit my bridesmaids skin! My make up on the day was absolutely gorgeous – because we ran over at the hairdressers – Sonara had to do my makeup in record speed (I was half an hour late to the church!) but it didn’t’t make any difference, she was cool, calm and collected even when I was panicking – she managed to calm me down (no easy feat) My makeup was absolutely stunning, I felt like a princess and she completely transformed my Mother and Bridesmaids!!! From beginning to end it was an absolute pleasure to deal with Sonara, she’s a complete professional and one of the nicest people I’ve ever met!
After looking at a few other make up artists I decided on Sonara. Her professional approach to my wedding make up reassured me, and I was very glad of both her cool head and sense of humour when the last minute nerves kicked in! Thank you so much Sonara!”
“I would recommend Sonara to brides everywhere! She made me feel at ease from our first conversation and by the time it came to my big day I felt like I had known her for years. I have never had makeup done professionally so was understandably a bit nervous about getting the right look- I needn’t have been- I was thrilled with my makeup on the day- and it lasted day and night without any maintenance- despite a few tears before walking down the aisle!”
“Sonara was fantastic from the moment I met her! At my wedding make up trial she made me feel so relaxed and at ease. We had such a giggle! I told her my ideas, she listened and did exactly the look I was hoping for. I was so happy and content that I had found such a professional and gifted make up artist who was going to take the pressure away from me of having to do my own make up on my big day”
“Thank you so much for creating my perfect wedding make up, it’s was exactly how I wanted to look, and stayed in place throughout the whole day. Choosing a make up artist was something I was nervous about, the minute I met you, I felt like i had known you all my life, and I knew I could trust you to create the look I was hoping for. You where my calming influence on the morning of my wedding. I can’t thank you enough. I wish you all the love, happiness and success for the future”
“From the bottom of heart i want to thank you so much for making me feel beautiful on my big day. You truly are an artist and the make up you did for me was perfect. From the moment we meet we hit it off. You filled me with confidence and made me feel totally at ease. To all you brides out there looking for the best make up artist i say look no further. Sonara Parker the one you can trust!!”
“I just wanted to say a massive thank-you for the work you did on my bridal make-up for my perfect day. You helped me to achieve the exact look I wanted and your attention to detail gave me so much confidence as I knew your high standards of work meant that I wouldn’t be heading off until my make-up was flawless. Not only is your work amazing but I can honestly say it was a pleasure having you involved in the preparations of the day. I really enjoyed the morning and a big part of that was how relaxed and comfortable you made me feel as we chatted away whilst I was in your make-up chair. I wish you all the best for the future and I won’t hesitate in recommending you to future brides.”
“Hiya Hun, just wanted to say thank you so so much for doing my wedding makeup. I felt and looked like a princess, I didn’t want to wash it off. My bridesmaids and mother all looked stunning too.xxx”
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for doing our make up on Thursday- everybody commented on how lovely we all looked.Thanks also for making sure I didn’t turn into a blubbering mess and for just being there when the bridesmaids couldn’t do the buttons on my dress!! Hehe! It’s been a pleasure to meet you- you are a brilliant make up artist and a truly wonderful person. Thanks so so so so much Xxxxxxxx”
From my first call to Sonara I felt like I already knew her. My trial was really relaxed and i was happy with my look straight away. My bridesmaids and mum also had Sonara on the day. Sonara has a great vibe about her, she makes you feel very relaxed and is so friendly it wasnt like having a make up artist more like a friend. All our make up was perfect and commented on throughout the day…flawless!! Sonara even helped out till the very last minute calming nerves and assisting. I would highly recommend Sonara she is highly professional with a fantastic CV and a great girl to have around on your special day. Thanks again Sonara”
“On the morning of my wedding she was wonderful! She helped calm my nerves and made my anxiety melt away with her bubbly personality. My make up looked gorgeous and lasted the whole day! I felt like a princess. I would highly recommend her. She is such genuine person and nothing is too much trouble. She did my makeup, 3 bridesmaids and my mums on my wedding day. Every one of us loved the looks she gave us, I had never seen them look so beautiful! A HUGE thank you to you Sonara for being so brilliant”
“I just want to say a massive thankyou to Sonara for the outstanding work she did for me on my wedding day. I wasnt sure about having my make up done professionally at first, as I like to play around with make up myself and thought only I would really know what suits me, but that couldnt have been any further from the truth. At the make up trial Sonara worked with the kind of look and colours I wanted and made me look and feel great, she was so friendly and instanty put me at ease. On the day I was so pleased to see Sonara as I knew I didnt have to worry about getting my make up right as she had done such a fantastic job at the trial, she made me look just how I hoped I would on my wedding day and I cant thank her enough for that. Sonara also covered an unsightley tattoo on my arm, which I highly recommend for anyone wishing to cover any tattoos. Nothing was too much trouble for her, she even entertained my 7 year old daughter on the morning and put her a little bit of make up on too.”
“I found Sonara through a Google search for North West makeup artists, and booked her about 9 months before my wedding in August 2013. Sonara was really helpful via email with any queries I had, and I booked a trial (with my mum) about 3 months ahead of my wedding.
The trial makeup was fantastic, and Sonara was so lovely and friendly she really put us both at ease! (Especially as I had never had my makeup done professionally before).
On the wedding day, Sonara was a real pleasure to have around – she did my makeup, my mum’s and mother-in-law’s, and also my bridesmaids. She was lovely and chatty when we were all getting a bit nervous, and we were all so pleased with how our makeup turned out. I was really happy that Sonara listened to what I wanted but also made some suggestions for eye makeup etc that she thought would work better than some of my own ideas. She was completely right, and my makeup looked perfect on the day. It stayed on until the evening, and I really couldn’t have asked for anything more, both in terms of how helpful Sonara was and also with the quality of her work. I would recommend Sonara wholeheartedly to any of my friends and family getting married.”
“Every girl wants to look amazing on their wedding day and finding a makeup artist who is amazing Is something I found so stressful I had no idea where to start i got it down to 2 artists and Sonara was the one I decided to put my faith in as she came highly recommended from other bridal suppliers I was using and a friend who had previously used her for her wedding plus I found her portfolio of work she’d done to be the most pro, I still was extremely apprehensive I’m very much il believe it when I see it.
My trial went great so professional and the makeup actually stayed on all day and night that was something I was so sceptical of but she was true to her word. She listened to what I wanted and my ideas and suggested things I would never have thought would suit me she used a wide range of products which was great even though I’m a mac lover they can’t possibly be the best at everything and I felt all the products in sonaras kit were excellent she made me look flawless younger and I felt the most beautiful I’d ever felt, Sonora isn’t just a fab makeup artist she’s a genuinely really nice girl and she made me feel so important on my big day and completely at ease she was very efficient at getting back to me about queries prior to my big day she’s very professional.
she did all 5 of my bridesmaids and my mother and mother in law and all of them looked amazing they all have said how they loved their makeup it was something they paid for themselves and they said they would do again.
I really wanted to write this review not just to show how much I appreciate what sonara has done for me but to help any bride out there who’s struggling like I was, put your confidence in sonara because I promise you you will not be disappointed she’s a truly talented lady”
“I’d really struggled to find someone to do my bridal make up and did a simple Google search for make up artists in my area. Sonara’s name came out in the first few results and amazingly enough she was free for my wedding day. I booked her for a trial asap and was completely bowled over by how friendly and warm she was. I instantly felt at ease and knew right away I wanted her to do my make up for my special day.
The morning of my wedding was relaxed and calm and Sonara certainly helped to keep it that way with her professional and friendly approach. We chatted and laughed while she did my make up and soon enough she was on her way. Once I was in my dress I felt like a princess and my make up held up all day ensuring I looked stunning from the first to the last picture. I couldn’t of asked for a more wonderful day and Sonara helped bring what I envisioned to life.
I’m so glad I did that Google search as I certainly struck gold and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a make up artist for their big day.”
I can’t thank you enough, you did such an amazing job on my wedding day. Not only did you my make up, you managed to keep me calm, make me laugh and just general be fantastic on my wedding day. Both mine and my mums make up stayed put all day despite the happy tears and kisses from friends and family. You truly are a talented lady and would recommend you to everyone and anyone that needs a makeup artist. Thank you again”
I would just like to say a huge thanks to sonara for mine, my bridesmaids and my mums flawless makeup on my wedding day it was perfect!! Throughout the morning she was so calm and kept us all on track. She was so down to earth, professional, friendly and such a lovely person to be around on your special day. She made me feel at ease when I was so nervous and calmed me down when I was stressed. My flower girl was made up when sonara offered to put some makeup on her, she also helped to keep her entertained throughout the morning. I would recommend you to anyone and will defiently use you again in the future. Thanks again Sonara”
Sonara is a true artist, dedicated and incredibly passionate about her work. She was my first and only choice for my bridal make up – and I can quite honestly say that I was amazed at how I looked – beautiful. This is especially amazing as I have irritant dermatitis on my face and it is make up that produces my ‘flare ups’. Sonara knew that this was a major concern for me as I, obviously, wanted to look good on my wedding day. She discussed my options and used make up that suited my skin condition and also gave flawless coverage. I couldn’t have looked better!! From the trial to the wedding day her professionalism and quality of work is paramount, yet she is still kind, bubbly and a joy to be around. I would highly recommend Sonara to any bride that wants to look their absolute best on their big day!”
“Sonara not only did my makeup but also my wife’s who looked beautiful on the day. I didn’t realise on the morning but my wife had a hair disaster which Sonara happily sorted and spent an extra hour redoing Claire’s hair and didn’t charge for it. Claire’s bridesmaids abandoned her in favour of getting themselves ready so Sonara happily put Claire in her dress and stayed until Claire left which kept her calm. I can’t thank Sonara enough, she really does go above and beyond the role of a makeup artist.”
“At the trial Sonara put both of us at ease. I don’t normally wear makeup band Sonara listened to me and gave me a subtle makeup look. My wife loves makeup and was over the moon with her trial makeup which lasted until the next day. Ruby is quite a nervous person but knowing Sonara would be with Ruby on the morning put my worries to rest as Sonara is such a soothing character. I really can’t thank Sonara enough for everything she did on our wedding day as without her I think my wife wouldn’t have been ready on time or be as calm as she was which helped us both enjoy our wedding day.”
“Sonara was fantastic from the minute I met her at my trial to minute I left to get married. She ensured I looked just how I wanted to and made any adjustments I felt necessary. Sonara was also fantastic in making me feel calm and relaxed on the day along with my father who was a tad nervous. Was a life send in helping me get in my dress and also ensured I got into the car without damaging my dress or struggling. Would highly recommend.”
“I was really nervous about having somebody else do my wedding make up as I don’t normally wear too much and didn’t want to look too different on my wedding day. I needn’t have worried at all! Sonara was incredible! She listened to my ideas, created a look that suited me down to the ground and the make up was still in place the morning after! Sonara went above and beyond to ensure that the wedding morning was relaxed and fun. I could not have wished for anyone better!”
“Sonara provided an excellent level of service. She helped make my day very relaxed and I loved my finished look. My whole wedding party also loved their makeup and so it was worth every penny. She was very punctual and supportive throughout the day. She made me feel at total ease and loved how I looked on the day. I would recommend her to anyone!!”
“Sonara was extremely personable and professional. The trial put me completely at ease not just with Sonara professional skills but also that she was the person I wanted around on the morning of my wedding. My parents is only small yet she fit in perfectly drinking numerous cups of tea just to give my mildly hysterical pensioner mother something to do! My bridesmaid was so impressed with my trial she booked for the day too. She listened to what I wanted a provided long lasting makeup in my style!”
“Sonara did my beautiful bridal makeup last Christmas and did a wonderful job. Right from the reassuring trial I had with her I knew that I wanted her for my big day. The makeup made me look so natural and elegant on my wedding day and I cannot fault Sonara and her skills. The makeup stayed perfect on me all day right up until the early hours, I was so happy! Not only is she highly skilled but she is also a wonderful, friendly and relaxing person and im so glad she was there for me.”
“Sonara was amazing from start to finish. Always easy to contact, fun, friendly and chatty and put us all at ease. Completely unphased when I changed my mind about my make up look on the actual wedding day from the trial. Great advice about looks that would suit me best. Catered easily to my 6 bridesmaids with various skin tones. Great quality products that lasted all day. Already asked by many friends for her details! Would definitely highly recommend her.”
Sonara made everyone, including myself very comfortable on the day. Great with the little ones and was such a good laugh and made sure all make up was exactly how we wanted it. Everyone commented on how impressed they were with her talented services, personality and value for money. Sonara didn’t just stop at make up, she lended a hand with helping everyone get ready and kept me sane. Highly recommended, will be remembered as a lovely memory and lifesaver on our wedding day.”
“I found Sonara very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. I haven’t got very good skin and she made it look flawless without putting on too much make up as I still wanted to have a natural look. She made me feel very at ease on my wedding day and would recommend her to anyone.”
“Sonara was my fairy godmother on my special day! I suffer with bad scarring from acne and was very worried about How I would cover this whilst still looking natural, however I could not have wished for a more professional, friendly, lovely girl for my wedding makeup! She did better than I could have wished for and I looked beautiful and natural thanks to Sonara! She made myself and all the wedding party look and feel special and I am so grateful!”
“Sonara is amazing, from initial contact right through to our wedding day I couldn’t have asked for more. As someone who isn’t a girly girl having my makeup done was completely out of my comfort zone and she made it an enjoyable and fun experience. I couldn’t imagine my wedding day without her there. She was a great help not only with make up but keeping us on time and being a calming and reassuring influence on us all. I recommend sonara to anyone who will listen to me!”
“Sonara is amazing. Not only is she a fabulous make up artist she is also extremely skilled in interpreting what you want for your big day and also what would best suit your skin tones and features. On the day she was amazing company making the getting ready bit so special. My bridesmaid and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we were both thrilled with how we looked after she had worked her magic! I really hope she wins, she is a very talented and lovely lady.”
“Sonara really is a superstar. She understood immediately about the style I wanted, and also got that I was a little apprehensive as I’m not a very girlie girl, but at my trial she really put me at ease and we got on brilliantly. She made sure I was happy with every aspect of my make up at my trial, regardless of the time it took. And on the wedding day, it was like having a best friend with me, helping put my mum at ease and getting me in my dress as well as doing an amazing job on my make up.”
“I was so pleased I chose Sonara as the make up artist for my wedding day. Right from the trial I knew she was a good choice. She was so friendly and helpful & didn’t make me feel rushed, even on a Saturday afternoon at the busiest time of the year! She listened to what I wanted and my make up was even better than I could have imagined. On the day, Sonara recreated the look from my trial which I loved but also took cues from my wedding hair to make tweaks that would complement the overall look.”
“On the trial Sonara instantly made me feel at ease, making us all giggle lots and offering so much advice and even settling the pre wedding flaps. The wedding morning was perfect, she eve helped us all into our dresses, made the morning unforgettable and I wouldn’t have wanted to not share my day with her as it just wouldn’t be as special. She is a true wedding fairy godmother,All of us looked the best we ever have & the makeup looked perfect all day & evening long. I can’t thank her enough.”
“Sonara was not only a make up artist but a great support to me on my wedding morning. She made me look and feel fabulous I had no complaints from my friends or family as she did my bridesmaid’s make up and my mother’s make up also and they all loved the way they looked on my wedding day. I would not think twice about booking Sonara again not only for her talent at making ladies look their best but the relaxing and calming service that comes with her.”
“Sonara is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, let alone nicest makeup artist! She really makes you feel at ease and cares about you, not just your makeup. She was a star on the morning of my wedding and even helped me fit my veil which wasn’t her job! I couldn’t recommend Sonara any more to any bride.”
“Sonara was amazing right from the start, I was a nightmare bride at the end but she helped me ridiculous amounts! Especially on the wedding day when I had a nightmare bridesmaid but she helped calm the situation and sorted them out. The make up was fabulous and lasted all day and night (as did the bm and my mums) . She looked after my little boy and kept him occupied whilst we were all getting ready and then waited and helped get my huge dress into the car and she was the last to leave! Love her”
“Sonara has an overwhelming ability to make you feel calm and relaxed when your in her presence. I can honestly say that the morning of my wedding was calm, relaxed and enjoyable for my whole bridal party. Sonara massively contributed to this, while still having us all in fits of giggles! As someone who wears very minimal makeup I was anxious about getting my wedding make up perfect! Sonara did and amazing job! I felt truly beautiful but still myself! I will be HIGHLY recommending Sonara :)”
“Sonara was wonderful, not only did she make me feel amazing by giving me the look I had hoped for, but she calmed me down too. She helped where ever she could and offered great advise to myself and the bridesmaids – even showing us the best way to hold our flowers! Sonara goes above and beyond her duties as a make up artist. I would recommend her to any bride.”
“Sonara was so much more than just a make up artist. Having been let down a month before the wedding, Sonara put my jittery, Bridezilla ways at ease. She listened carefully and gave the best advice about how she could achieve the look I wanted – after trail day, I felt like I had made a friend! On THE day, she arrived at the crack of dawn, with that infectious smile! She laughed with us and worked hard on all 4 faces! She was the one who got me into my dress and calmed me down. Amazing lady!”
““Sonara built a rapport instantly and made you feel as if you were her favourite and only bride! I know very little about make up, and she made me feel so confident with her wealth of knowledge. I couldn’t have felt more beautiful, and knew she’d made me the best me I could be so I was a confident glowing bride! Ever gratefull!”
“Sonara truly deserves this award, not only for her dedication to her work which is phenomenal, but the way she really cares about her brides. Sonara was such a big asset to my big day in so many ways and I truly can’t thank her enough for making me feel so amazing!Her energetic, fun, bubbly personality just makes her even more special. I have suffered from skin problems all my life and Sonara took the time to work with my skin and made me feel like a true princess! she really is the best ☺️ I booked Sonara because after many trials with other artists, I had finally found someone who really cared, especially with how I felt about my skin. (Acne Rosacea) She really worked with me and wouldn’t stop until i I felt a million dollars!! That really meant a lot to me. She truly is an amazing makeup artist !! Thanks for Making me feel the best I’ve ever felt
“Sonara from start to finish was fantastic, she was professional, friendly, highly talented and instantly put me at ease with her personality and the standard of her work. I was unsure of the style of makeup to go for on my trial as I don’t normally wear much makeup but it was like Sonara could read my mind and my trial makeup was perfect and it lasted all day and night. On the day Sonara worked her magic on our huge bridal party, leaving us with blotting sheets and lipsticks for the day.”
“Sonara is an amazing makeup artist, she made me feel so relaxed and beautiful when she was done. My bridal party all looked stunning and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better! Our makeup was perfect and lasted the entire day, I was extremely happy. Sonara is a wonderful person and really made the whole wedding morning experience fantastic.”
“Sonara was a fantastic make-up artist on our big day! From day one her communication was frequent and her replies to my emails were always speedy! She went above and beyond and (despite my attempts to reschedule!) even insisted on coming to do my make-up trial 2 days after being discharged from hospital! She was really in tune with the look that I wanted and quickly picked up on any changes I wanted or if I appeared unsure. My bridesmaids, Mum and mother-in-law all loved their make-up too!”
I felt from our initial conversation I felt Sonara understood me completely and knew exactly what I was wanting for my look. My flowergirl was to young for make up but not to leave her out Sonara told me she would have “The Princess” treatment and my goodness I was so excited with Sonara’s thoughts and ideas. I was put totally at ease by Sonara so much so I felt by my wedding day Sonara was an old friend who was completely professional but so friendly as well. I wasn’t disappointed at all by booking Sonara in fact I have gone on to recommend her to friends she just understands you and wants to help make every aspect of your special day memorable. A superb make up artist who will explain what she feels will look good and what won’t her experience is invaluable.”
“Sonara was exceptional at every stage, from her prompt communication when I made the booking, to the big day itself – when she went above & beyond, including helping my bridesmaids get dressed! She was so friendly & professional. She understood exactly what I wanted my look to be like, & gave lots of advice & guidance which made me feel very confident that I was going to look fantastic. She went out of her way to order the exact shade of lipstick I wanted. The final make-up was perfect all day.”
“Sonara is incredible. Amazing make up for myself and all my bridesmaids which was light on the face and made us all look glamorous. Her kind and calm nature was what we needed on the wedding morning when sometimes could get little tense as well as making lots of laughter. The make up products used are great quality products and amazed by the quantity for all skin types and requests which lasted the whole day with a few tears of joy and plenty of laughter. Perfect”
“Sonara has been amazing from meeting her for the first time at my trial. She Made me and my bridesmaids feel so at ease and spent time getting to know us and our personal styles. On my wedding day Sonara was on time not only did she do our make up she helped us all get in to our dresses put our shoes and jewellery on. The time she spent with us at our trial and on the wedding day was fantastic value for money. I would recommend Sonara time and time again so glad I came across her website.”
“I really can’t imagine my day without Sonara. Not only did she keep the nerves at bay but she also kept is giggly all morning with her lovely personality, we all felt like we hadn’t booked a supplier as she was more like an old friend to all of us. Sonara helped me into my dress and shoes and also helped all the bridesmaids get into their dresses and put their jewellery on. All my bridesmaids makeup looked beautiful and my mum looked amazing but somehow she made me shine out as the bride.”
“Sonara is a superb make up artist who goes more than the extra mile.Her skills are second to none & her understanding of your requirements are interpreted completely and flawlessly in the work that she carries out.She has oodles of patience & is quite a perfectionist without being over time consuming or anal.In fact she is much more than a makeup artist,she is a bridesmaid,right hand man & assistant all rolled into one,I felt like I had know her for years & wouldnt have anyone else = Perfection! ”
“As soon as I made contact with Sonara I could tell how committed, experienced and enthusiastic she was, her positivity and friendly personality absolutely convinced me that she was someone I wanted to help me with my big day. I could tell from photos of her previous brides that her work was excellent, and the price was very reasonable for that level of quality. She was genuinely excited about the ideas I had for my look, and her communication was exceptional. She was very thorough and I felt very confident that I had made the right choice, and I also felt very lucky to have such a lovely helper to make me look my best! I am very glad I chose her, she was invaluable, she even helped with stitching a bridesmaid’s dress back together when it split on the day! I have recommended her very highly to my friends!”
“Google search brought up Sonara’s website which looked professional and her beautiful images and Brides testimonials made me contact Sonara. From the start Sonara was professional yet friendly in her correspondence, offering so much advice and helped me decide on the perfect day to have my makeup trial, suggesting I made the most of getting my makeup done (she moved the date so I could have my hair trial & dress fitting on the same day) she then even came back after and changed my makeup at no cost so I could go on a date evening without my husband to be knowing what I would look like on our wedding day. The one thing about Sonara is you can tell this isn’t about the money for her, she takes great pride in her work and seems to love every minute of it and went out of her way on the morning of the wedding. Not only did I feel the most special and beautiful I ever have before but Sonara kept me so calm that I actually enjoyed the day instead of melting into a stressed mess. Her smile, laughter and kindness is something that will forever stay with me forever when thinking of our wedding day. I highly recommend this lady and couldn’t imagine my day without her.”
“Sonara is the most kind hearted, beautifully gifted lady I have ever had the pleasure of being in the company of. From the moment I meet her I knew that she was going to make my wedding day the most special day of my life. Her attention to detail is second to none and her quirky personality is what makes you love her even more. I cant recommend Sonara enough to potential clients for occasion make up or for their special day.”
Sonara has been amazing from meeting her for the first time at my trial. She Made me and my bridesmaids feel so at ease and spent time getting to know us and our personal styles. On my wedding day Sonara was on time not only did she do our make up she helped us all get in to our dresses put our shoes and jewellery on. The time she spent with us at our trial and on the wedding day was fantastic value for money. I would recommend Sonara time and time again so glad I came across her website.”
Bridal Makeup in Preston, Blackpool, Lytham. Highly Experienced Published Makeup Artist based in Lancashire, covering the whole of the North West for Wedding Makeup, from Blackpool, Wrea Green,Kirkham, Preston, Chorley, Lancaster to Manchester for Bridal makeup and studio work.