Melissa Clarke is a Professional Makeup artist qualified in bridal, fashion and catwalk , TV & film, theatre, photographic and special effects makeup.
Melissa began working in the beauty industry after completing a full time beauty therapy course in Kilkenny College of Beauty Therapy in 2009 where she received Student of the Year. Graduating with worldwide qualifications with Diplomas in I.T.E.C C.I.B.T.A.C and C.I.D.E.S.C.O in aesthetician and body treatments. Melissa has an excellent knowledge of skincare and uses this to create a flawless makeup look to suit individual skin types. aesthetician
Following this, Melissa gained invaluable experience beauty salons and spas which enhanced her skill set. Melissa then went on to study laser and Ipl in The Institute Of Further Education Carlow which is qualified with a Distinction. She always had a massive passion and flair for makeup artistry and wanted to pursue it as a full time Job.
Melissa worked with top makeup artist Adele Miley assisting her on bridal parties throughout the country where she then went on to qualify in makeup artistry and specialised makeup artistry in Portlaoise College of Beauty Training with Adele.
Melissa has over 6years experience in the industry and is working as a freelance makeup artist. She has experience in bridal, fashion, T.v and Special effects. She has worked with people in the music Industry for album promos and music videos such as Derek Ryan, Kim Hayden & Ryan Thomas. She has had publications in Beautylook magazine (Chicago) and online fashion.ie magazine.
Her girlie studio meets you with a warm country cottage vibe where you can be sure to sit back, relax and enjoy your appointment.
Kathryn Shotton – 5 star
A huge thank you to Melissa for making me, and my bridesmaids, look like better versions of ourselves for my wedding day in August. Melissa is a talented, professional and competent make-up artist and was a pleasure to work with. Planning a wedding in Ireland while living in the UK, along with your Bridesmaids in three different countries around the world, presents challenges and we were all apprehensive about having our make up done for the wedding. However, there was absolutely nothing to worry about! And I would have Melissa do my make up on a daily basis if I could!
Vickie Hawe – 5 star
Melissa Clarke is unbelievably talented, I couldn’t have been more delighted with the result,I will def be getting her to do my make up again !!!!! Brilliant!!!!
Catriona Cuddihy – 5 star
Melissa did my make up for my wedding in September 2015. She also did my bridesmaids, my Mam and my Gran. She is so friendly and relaxed but at the same time organised, professional and efficient. From the day of my trial I had total confidence in her, she did exactly what we wanted and everyone looked natural and beautiful. She also gives really good skin care advice so it is worth going for your trial a bit in advance to get time to use her tips and advice. Thank you so much Melissa! xx
Laura Heffernan Ryan – 5 star
Melissa did my make up for my wedding in 2014 amazing make up artist so professional and brilliant would highly recommend her for anyone getting married or any occasion truly one of the best in ireland…
Shauna Coyle Keating – 5 star
Thank you so much for our beautiful make up, stayed on all night. You are amazing. I would ask you again. Thanks again ❤ xxxx
Rosie Kelly Doyle – 5 star
Melissa did my make up for my wedding she was a pleasure to deal with an my make up was flawless. Melissa is extremely professional and the make up was superb and lasted day and night . Everyone commented on how stunning we all looked. Melissa worked with such passion and perfection . Melissa was a big part in making me feel and look amazing on my very special day for that I cant thank you enough Melissa. I would highly recommend Melissa to any bride,,,,
Karen Minchin – 5 star
Melissa is brilliant! I would highly recommend her for any occasion. She is exceptional at her job. She very helpful, as she gave advice on skin care and what colours suit! Will most definitely be returning in the future! Thank you
Aoife Farrell – 5 star
Melissa did my make up for my wedding, Melissa is very professional and perfectionist. I would highly recommend Melissa, she is amazing at doing make up and is very friendly
Michaela Delaney – 5 star
Loved Melissa she captured the exact look I wanted for a debs and I’ll definitely be getting her again. Makeup stayed on all night I was so happy
Aine Horan – 5 star
Everyone told me my make up was the nicest they’ve ever seen on me. Which doesn’t say much for me but Melissa is excellent! Would recommend to everyone.
Linda Bradley – 5 star
Melissa did the make up for my wedding in December & was fantastic! So professional, made all of us feel relaxed & the make up for all of us was simply stunning-lots of people commented on it. A pic of my wedding is currently Melissa’s cover photo on this page so you can see for yourselves! Highly recommend her. Thanks Melissa!