Caroline Bourke -Personal Stylist & Makeup Artist

Kildare, Travel Nationwide
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Caroline's signature style is to create the most flawless version of her client’s natural beauty.

The philosophy is that every makeup application should be a luxurious experience leaving her client looking and also feeling fabulous. Caroline is extremely passionate and professional in what she does and delivers a first rate personable experience to her clients. With 25 years experience, Caroline's natural talent and skill has projected her to be one of Ireland’s busiest Makeup Artist and Personal Stylist. Caroline also has extensive experience in Television and Editorial.

Caroline’s talent was rewarded when she won Best Wedding Makeup in 2017 with RSVP magazine. Formerly worked as Personal stylist for Kildare Village. Caroline has styled for TV, Film, Business Awards, Actors and Actresses and Irish Celebs.

Caroline also Personal Styles with Curated Design Centre at Kildare Village, dealing with all Irish Designers to name a few: Paul Costello, Sook Young, Emily Jean, Synan O Mahony in tandem with her Wedding Makeup activity.

Caroline's wedding Makeup can be described as Flawless, Natural, Soft glam, Contemporary and Classic . High end products in Caroline’s wedding kit are designer brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Armani, Laura Mercier, Dior, Bobbi Brown, Nars, Mac and Dior.

For more inspiration take a look at Caroline's Facebook here

Caroline is available to travel nationwide and to selected destinations.

Reviews of Caroline Bourke -Personal Stylist & Makeup Artist

21 reviews
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Married on 24th Jun 2017
Caroline was excellent everybody loved their make up from old to young. Caroline was flexible, patient and intuitive as to what everybody wanted and what would suit them. We were blessed and delighted to have her. Just the tonic you need on your wedding day. Absolutely flawless.
Added 1st Aug 2017
Married on 12th May 2017
Caroline did my makeup on my wedding day. She also did my 2 sister's, who were my bridesmaids, and my Mum's makeup. She did a fantastic job. My makeup lasted all day and was exactly what I wanted. Caroline does a trial session where you can talk about what you want your makeup to look like on the day. Caroline is extremely professional and a safe pair of hands on your big day.
Added 14th Aug 2017
Sarah Harrington
Married on 6th May 2017
I absolutely loved my bridal make up on the day of our wedding. Everyone on the day was complimenting it and I didn't have to top it up once except for some lipstick. It also looks flawless in the photos. Caroline was very professional and a joy to work with. She came to the house early on the morning and did my 3 bridesmaids and my moms makeup also and their makeup was also stunning. I liked the fact that she uses a lot of Dior products which I use myself. I would highly recommend Caroline and I will definitely get my makeup done by her for events in the future.
Added 6th Jul 2017
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Susan O'Regan
Married on 5th May 2017
Caroline is a true professional. She arrived early the morning of my wedding so there was no rush or stress.She listened to what each person wanted and suggested what would work with dress colours and skin tones. Everyone looked beautiful and natural. I loved my make up and it lasted all day, thanks Caroline.
Added 10th Jul 2017
Eimer Maloney
Married on 1st Apr 2017
I was delighted with the makeup done by Caroline Bourke, as were my sister and mum. It was very natural and lasted all day and she has a good choice of products for different skin types- she is not limited to one brand. I would definitely recommend her for makeup.
Added 11th Jul 2017
Stephen & Michael Farrell-O'Callaghan
Married on 3rd Jun 2016
Caroline is the most professional and personable make up artist we have ever met - her style, elegance and grace is so refreshing and her ability to immediately identify a style and create the most beautiful look is amazing. Her precision, attention to detail, chair etiquette and creativity shines through every stroke of her brush. I would wholeheartedly recommend everyone to work with Caroline, from Art Director to Designer, from Bride to Groom!
Caroline is 5 star all the way.
Added 7th Jul 2017
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Clodagh Morris - Flavin
Married on 11th Apr 2014
Caroline was a pleasure to work with. She listened to what make up style I wanted and was able to advise me on my options. For example she advised me against a certain shade of lipstick which at the time I was set on but on the day realised she was right!! On the day itself she had no problem making adjustments to the make up to how I preferred it.
Added 6th Aug 2015
Clodagh Buckley
Caroline was my makeup artist for my wedding day and for my sister's wedding eleven years ago. I can't recommend her highly enough. Caroline went above and beyond the role of a makeup artist. She fixed my hair when I wasn’t 100 percent happy with it after another stylist had styled it. Caroline takes everything you want into consideration and is a great addition to a wedding party. Caroline is attentive , patient and knows her craft so well. My make up lasted all day and that isn’t an easy feat for combination skin.

Shortly after my wedding I ran into Caroline at Kildare Village - by chance. I was shopping before going on my honeymoon. Carline picked out items that I would never have imagined for myself - Maje sandals, a bash bag and a dress from Sandro. Caroline loves style and that shines through. She doesn’t pick things she likes; she picks items that suit you, but you don't have the eye to see. This year all the items she selected are coming on my holidays.

In every way I couldn’t recommend Caroline highly enough and need to book a personal styling appointment soon.
Added 27th Sep 2023
Niamh Bradley
My make up at 8pm, absolutely perfect after 10 hours and lasted all night after that (I got to bed at 6.30am!) thanks a million Caroline, we all loved our make up :D xxx
Added 28th Sep 2014
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Karena O'Neill
Thanks a million caroline. From the start of the day where you woke me up... Massive thank you! Caroline really made the day stress free and relaxed. My make up was wonderful so natural but so elegant and lasted all nite too. You truly are a talented person and with such a professional manner and expertise in make up. From the bottom of my heart thank you so much
Added 22nd Sep 2014
Lisa Tynan
Caroline was so accommodating and fantastic on the morning of my wedding. She was waiting, set up and looking fab, when I arrived in my venue. She went above and beyond, even fixing my hair at one stage, and was a pleasure to have around! Delighted to work with her and will look forward to doing so again. Thanks Caroline! X
Added 15th Aug 2014
Georgina Ring
Caroline was great on our wedding day. My make up was beautiful & lasted all day. I would highly recommend her to other brides.
Added 26th Jun 2014
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Caroline is one of the best makeup artists I’ve ever come across.
I’m very particular about my makeup and after several trial disasters I considered doing my own wedding makeup… that was until I met Caroline Bourke! I found Caroline an absolute pleasure to deal with, both in the trial before the wedding and on the day. She even kept in regular contact in the run up to the wedding with recommendations on skin care and to offer advice on HD Brows/Lashes/Tan etc. Caroline is a true professional with a keen eye for detail. She loves what she does and it shows.
I now use Caroline as my go-to makeup artist for all weddings & special occasions.
Added 19th Jul 2013
Of all the suppliers I had to deal with for my wedding Caroline Bourke was my favourite. Caroline is seriously talented at applying make-up. She has many years of experience and it shows. Caroline is also a lovely person to deal with and really cares how you are going to look on your big day. After the first trial Caroline contacted me the following day to ask if I liked the make-up and how it looked after a few hours on me. She also took the time to find out some information for me about improving my skin. She kept in regular contact with me between the make-up trials and the wedding date. It is so important to have good make-up on your wedding day because the professional photos are so sharp and clear. We got loads of compliments on our make-up. I really could not recommend Caroline Bourke highly enough.
Added 19th Feb 2013
Word of advice to all brides in Cork: Book Caroline!! She is amazing! I am very particular about my make-up and hate looking like I spent all day putting it on. I wanted a fresh, simple, pretty look, and for my eyes to pop in the pictures. Caroline took great care both during the trial and on the wedding day to listen to exactly what I wanted and get my make-up perfect. She made a number of suggestions that I wouldn't have even considered, and I LOVED the result! She came to the house, on time, and since I had a large bridal party, brought help to ensure everything ran smoothly- which it did! I was sorry to say goodbye to her before I went to the church! Her price is uncharacteristically reasonable for the amazing service she provides. She is fun, kind, and amazingly talented. I would recommend booking her well in advance, as she is very popular.
Added 26th Jul 2012
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Caroline was so good that my mother and my bridesmaid both used her after me for their weddings! She took great care to do trials and ensure I was happy. She even went to the trouble of teaching a BM to grow out her eye brows and shaped them for her. My make-up was timeless, flawless and photographed beautifully. I also loved that she came to our house. Would recommend her to any bride or woman with a big occasion.
Added 22nd Feb 2011
Orla Fitzgerald, Actress
Caroline Thank you so much for doing my make-up for the premier in Cork “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” and family wedding.”You are so professional and amazing what you do
Added 4th Sep 2009
Claire Mullins, Limerick
Caroline thank you so much for making me so beautiful on my wedding day and for staying on after church to do touch ups.”
Added 4th Feb 2009
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Aisling, Cork
I loved the make-up you did. I felt very much like a better version of myself, which is how everyone wants to feel on their wedding day
Added 15th Jul 2007
Caroline is my all time favourite make-up artist. I try to keep her top secret, but she’s too good and I keep telling people about her
Added 10th Oct 2005
Sabrina Horn
Hi Caroline, thank you for yesterday's lesson! I really enjoyed it! Here is my Facebook photography page: Thanks so much again!
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