The Stylists: The Names you Need on Your Beauty Radar


The Stylists: The Names you Need on Your Beauty Radar

DATE 28 October 2019

Looking for some beauty inspo for the big day? Introducing the stylists behind your big-day look. Find out their hints, tips and iconic beauty products here!
All the featured stylists have collaborated with Belle Bridal on our campaigns or been responsible for our inspirational beauty looks at our iconic Wedding Shows.

Amanda Bell Make-Up

An award-winning MUA who has worked with a collection of A-list clients and at the BAFTAs, Amanda Bell has worked for Gucci and trained under Ross Burton, Oprah Winfrey’s personal make-up artist.
Amanda Bell Headshot
One hero beauty product you never leave home without
The long-lasting Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. It’s weightless and silky, brightens the skin, tones down redness, smooths lines and opens pores.
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer 30ml, £55, Space NK
What was your favourite trend of 2019?
Part of my signature style is make-up to reveal a woman's true beauty and give an effortlessly elegant look, so my fave trend of 2019 is super-smooth, soft-looking and radiant skin. A great product to assist with this is Starskin’s The Diamond Mask.
Image by Katy Melling Photography
In your opinion, what is beauty’s best-kept secret?
For me, beauty’s best-kept secret is self-confidence and happiness… It radiates from a person and you can see it a mile off!

Lisa Jones Hair and Make-Up

Working closely with brands such as House of Mooshki, Lisa has over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry and specialises in creating a natural and radiant look for brides on their wedding day.
Image by Lee Scullion
One hero beauty product you never leave home without
The one product I never leave home without has to be Smashbox Primer – it’s great for setting a base for your look.
Smashbox Primer
What is the best hair product of 2019?
In my opinion, the best hair product of 2019 has to be L’Oréal Pli Spray. It’s great for reworking hair and creating texture – ready for an iconic bridal up-do!
L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Pli Shaper 190ml £10.90 lookfantastic
What does a bride tend to come to you with on her first consultation?
For my first consultation with a bride, I always ask them to come with three visuals of how they would like hair and make-up, and then we work together from there.

Jo Leversuch

Based in Darlington, Jo’s passion for make-up has led her to celebrities, such as Andie MacDowell and the Kaiser Chiefs, and onto the glossy pages, including those of IT Vogue, Noctis and Two.
One hero beauty product you never leave home without
Ultimate Face Tint Shades
My hero product would be Ariane Poole Ultimate Face Tint.
What’s a make-up trend you foresee for 2020?
2020 I feel will be similar to the last year or so with an emphasis on keeping the skin looking "real", even with a full coverage or concealer, and with more attention on ethical and cruelty-free brands.
What was your most memorable make-up job and why?
Make-up by Jo Leversuch, Image by Camilla Lucinda Photography
There are so many memorable jobs over my career as a make-up artist: from meeting celebrities, musicians and working backstage in London, Paris and Milan, to seeing my work on amazing campaigns.
One of my proudest moments, of course, has to be being appointed as the make-up artist to create the front cover images for the one and only: Belle Bridal Magazine!

Tina Elliott

Hours of styling her doll’s hair as a child turned into a love for all things hair for Tina Elliott. Now Tina has over 25 years of styling experience, both in and out of salons and a dedication for the perfect bridal do.
Gemma Mullarkey at Alnwick Gardens, Image by Callum Thompson Photography
One hero beauty product you never leave home without
It has to be MARIA NILA vegan dry shampoo. It adds texture and smells amazing.
MARIA NILA Vegan Dry Shampoo
In your opinion, what is the current “go-to” bridal look?
In my opinion, 2019 brides’ go-to styles are for textured ‘undone-looking’ up-dos, or soft glamorous waves.
What is your all-time favourite hair accessory?
One of my brides wore a vintage golden half hairband, worked into boho textured waves at the back of the hairstyle, while another wore delicate crystal stars pinned into loose Hollywood waves. Neither bride wore a veil, and both looked ultra-modern!

Poppy Lester MUA – Wildflower Makeup and Beauty

Specialising in natural bridal make-up, Poppy Lester covers both the North East and North Yorkshire, and can provide vegan and cruelty-free products upon request.
One hero beauty product you never leave home without
Soap Brows by West Barn Co. Just add some setting spray to it and pick up the soap on a spoolie, then comb it through the brows to get a beautifully natural, combed up, fluffy look. It helps keep the brows tidy and in place all day.
Soap Brows
What advice would you have for any brides looking for their wedding day look?
Really make the most of your trial appointment with your MUA. If there are a couple of different looks you like but you can’t quite decide, use the trial to see them both applied, as this can help make your decision easier.
Make-up by Wild Flower Hair and beauty, Image by CristinaIlao Photography
How long do you normally spend on a wedding day look?
I aim to apply a bride’s make-up in one hour. I like to start by really taking time to thoroughly prep the skin so that I have a lovely base to work on, as this also helps create an even makeup texture. I’m always sure to leave a good amount of time to check the final look in different lighting and allow the bride to request any finishing touches once she is in her dress and her hair has been styled.

Poppy Lear

Poppy is a Saks-trained senior stylist with over a decade of experience in the beauty industry. With training in bridal, fashion and media make-up, her aim is to make every bride’s wedding look flawless and unique to them.
Image by Gasp Photo
One hero beauty product you never leave home without
My hero product would be Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter. It is a complexion booster for fresh, radiant skin in seconds. I use this on all of my brides as a last skincare product before make-up to achieve that bridal glow.
In your opinion, what are the key things a bride should look for when booking a wedding MUA?
They should be approachable and listen to what you want. They need to be open-minded and specialise in the kind of look you want. An easy-going attitude is also a huge positive, as the last thing you need on your wedding day is stress!
Image by Jeff Lear Photography
Which make-up products are a bride’s ‘must-have’ to keep her make-up picture-perfect on the day?
Lip gloss or lipstick to keep your lips fresh, and pressed powder to keep any shine away in the photos.

Katy Melling Photography
Lee Scullion 
Camilla Lucinda Photography
Callum Thompson Photography
Cristina Ilao Photography
GASP Photo
Jeff Lear