© Laura Dawson

Award winning make up artist

Multi Award winner and nominee.

The wedding and beauty awards are so competitive with thousands of applicants every single year hoping to be part of these very prestigious awards. The nominations matter so much because during the first stage, the votes come directly from the brides/clients. Laura is delighted to have been nominated for 4 years running multiple times, with an amazing win amongst them in 2017.

The Scottish Wedding Awards

  • FINALIST 2018
  • WINNER 2017
  • FINALIST 2016

Scottish hair and beauty Awards

  • FINALIST 2017
  • FINALIST 2016

The Confetti Awards

  • FINALIST 2016

The Vows Awards

  • FINALIST 2014
Years of experience.

Laura began her career in 1997 training and working with MAC Cosmetics when they first launched in Scotland.

She has worked with many leading names since including Bobbi Brown, Nars and Stila and also joined the Elite Chanel UK team based in Mayfair, London. There, she underwent further training and worked with Sharon Dowsett, one of the world's leading make up artist.

Laura stayed with the team for 3 years before her daughter came along and it was time to give up the travelling.

The next step was the setting up of Laura's own business - Laura Dawson MAKE UP - which has grown rapidly and gone from strength to strength. Although extremely busy with weddings, Laura also works regularly on special occasion makeup such as proms, black tie events, parties and hen nights.

TV and Media work.

Laura undertakes specific assignments for broadcast and television productions including working with celebrity clients such as Mary Berry of The Great British Bake Off, politicians and T.V presenters.

One of the recent highlights was working on the promotional tour for the recent James Bond blockbuster - Spectre!

Laura has a monthly newspaper column highlighting the latest make up and beauty trends. She has also had her work published and regularly contributes to a leading UK wedding magazine.

'What a natural talent! I can't thank Laura enough for my make up, the woman is a genius. I can't rate her highly enough.'

Hilary Gorman
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