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Nicola Plummer Make-Up Artist - Nationwide

Nationwide, Meath
Reviews (31) 5/5
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Planning a wedding can be quite stressful however your make-up on the other hand, doesn’t have to be.I have had the pleasure of working on hundreds of brides and I will ensure you a hassle free and enjoyable experience.

I have over 15 years experience in the wedding industry.I travel to your home or venue to ensure a calm and enjoyable atmosphere. I only use the top brands in make-up and skin care products, giving you and your skin, the well deserved time and attention in creating your desired look for your wedding day.

Traveling the length and breadth of the country I use my skill, knowledge and experience to discuss your skincare and make-up techniques whilst listening and working with you, to suit your needs, and bringing all aspects of the day into consideration to create the perfect look for your big day.

Bridal make-up is extremely personal so during a trial I discuss all areas of skin care, make-up and hair styles to ensure the whole look is cohesive. However it is imperative that each bride feels like themselves, and therefore comfortable, but making them feel at their very best. Together we can create a natural or a more adventures look depending on your requirements.

My experience covers all aspects of media make up, including fashion, photographic, magazine and television. However my passion and specialty lies with bridal make up. You can read reviews of previous brides on the reviews page.

I was the beauty editor for a wedding magazine where I worked with some of the country’s top photographers, stylists and models on a professional and personal basis. Working on a vast amount of bridal photo shoots and magazine covers gives me huge experience in photographic make-up that ensures a flawless, timeless picture with long lasting make-up from dusk to dawn of your very special wedding day. 


31 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Kirsten Mackenroth
Added 4th Oct 2022
Wedding 24th Sep 2022
Nicola made our morning! She was fun and bubbly and spent the whole morning really chatting and being one of the girls. Spent heaps of time with me and my 2 little girls (pretending with them). Even did my buttons up as she is very fast at these. On the day. She was amazing and everyone looked fantastic. Would highly recommend her
Added 3rd Aug 2022
Wedding 26th Jul 2022
Nicola was amazing, professional, friendly and so insightful with lots of advice on things I hadn't even thought of. She was so calm that no one got stressed at all while we were getting ready. The bridal party all looked gorgeous & she tailored the make-up to each of us. She was a godsend! Couldn't have asked for more, a real professional and such a lovely person as well. Just added to the whole day
Added 3rd Jan 2023
Wedding 22nd Apr 2022
Nicola looked after myself and my 4 bridesmaids at my wedding in April 2022 and I couldn't have been more delighted to have had her as our make up artist. She was super professional and responsive in the run up and made sure that I got exactly what I needed from the trial, despite my ever-changing mind! On the big day Nicola made sure to take each of our own personal preferences into account so that each of us was 100% happy with how we looked and felt - time and effort that was very much appreciated! The make up was perfect and lasted all day, and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Nicola for any bride-to-be!
Ciara Ennis
Added 11th Dec 2021
Wedding 22nd Oct 2021
Nicola was absolutely amazing to deal with. From our first pre-covid meeting to rescheduling our wedding & finally getting to our big day Nicola could not have been more helpful, she is super organised and talking through the pre-ceremony details with her made me feel very assured I was in capable hands. Such a calm and positive person to have around on the wedding day and for the build up. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble even when my nails didn't turn out properly from another supplier Nicola saved the day on the wedding morning. Loved having her in the house to add to the fun of the wedding day and keep me calm! The make up was flawless throughout the day and was still in place at 5am!! 100% recommend Nicola for her make up artistry and her fabulous personality!
Mrs Maria Bravender
Added 11th Oct 2021
Wedding 25th Sep 2021
My wedding makeup artist cancelled 4 days before my wedding. I contacted Nicola through Weddingsonline. She responded immediately, rescheduled appointments to accommodate me and was extremely helpful. Nicola reassured a tearful bride to be without any time for a trial. Any questions or worries were answered with confidence and experience dealing with stressed brides. On the day I was thrilled to meet this bubbly pleasant lady. Nicola pulled out all the stops with the bridal looks and took everyone's opinions into consideration. The atmosphere was electric and nothing was too much bother. I would highly recommended her bridal makeup and words cannot describe how she saved my dream day. Everyone sang her praises and all worked out for the best.
Claire Moir
Added 28th Sep 2021
Wedding 18th Sep 2021
Nicola was so lovely from start to finish. I actually booked her after seeing a friend have her make up done with her. I absolutely loved my makeup for my Wedding and felt it was exactly what I wanted. Nicola was honest and so good at recommending what would suit us. My makeup lasted through all the tears and dancing ! She also did my 3 bridesmaids and my Mam and they loved it. Nicola is also great chat and I loved having her on the morning! Would highly recommend her to anyone.
Lynn F
Added 11th Jul 2022
Wedding 5th Aug 2021
Nicola is excellent at her job and really reasonably priced. We had to reschedule due to COVID and she was so accommodating and supportive. Nicola is straightforward, down-to-earth, and really knowledgeable about skincare and makeup which I really appreciated as it helped clarify what to expect and what makeup would work best. Nothing was too much trouble! My lips dried out really badly before the wedding but Nicola dealt with it so well that you really couldn’t tell and I felt completely comfortable. The makeup on myself and my bridesmaids lasted extremely well and showed up beautifully in the wedding photos. Nicola is really experienced so she’s a great presence on the day - well able to clarify the process and help the morning run smoothly which you really want (trust me!) She also helped advise on a good hair stylist to book which was great! Highly recommend Nicola!
Response from Nicola Plummer Make-Up Artist - Nationwide
Ah Lynn, Thank You so,so much for such a lovely review,really means a lot,hopefully get to work on that amazing porcelain skin again !
Ann Murphy
Added 29th Oct 2020
Wedding 19th Sep 2020
From my first contact with Nicola, I loved her, she was so honest and open, I booked her immediately. She is so knowledgeable in her profession, great with advice and an absolute must have on any Brides wedding morning. She bounced into the hotel, full of life, and from that moment everyone just laughed non stop. Nicola made the morning so completely enjoyable, but also was completely professional, she had everyone ready on time and even helped with things that were nothing to do with make up. I cant recommend Nicola enough. Not only did she make me look great but she also made me feel great.
Sara Nolan
Added 15th Jun 2019
Wedding 3rd May 2019
Nicola was absolutely amazing from my first contact with her! She went above and beyond to help me in so many ways and had us looking absolutely stunning on the day. Could not recommend Nicola enough
Louise Doyle
Added 10th Sep 2018
Wedding 24th Aug 2018
Nicola was fantastic from day one, any changes I wanted she was willing to listen and discuss in detail. She gives great advice for what suits your skins needs on the day and in the build-up to the wedding. My sister-in-law and both my bridesmaids were delighted with her work. I honestly could not recommend her highly enough, I would definitely go back to her for any of my professional make-up needs. Her relaxed, calm, fun and organised manner on the morning of the wedding made it such a special morning for us all.
Sinead McGoldrick
Added 16th Oct 2018
Wedding 18th May 2018
Nicola was absolutely amazing to have around the house on the morning of the wedding, she was great craic and kept me totally relaxed!! She had lots of faces to do and we were all delighted with our make-up on the day and everything ran on time! Can't wait for Nicola to do my make-up again when I am bridesmaid for my friend's wedding next year!! x
Added 22nd May 2018
Wedding 24th Mar 2018
Nicola was fantastic to deal with. She did an amazing job on my make up and it looked great in photos. My Mam and two bridesmaids were delighted too. She was great fun to have around the morning of the wedding.
Added 12th Feb 2018
Wedding 1st Feb 2018
Nicola was amazing from start to finish, she was full of great tips on the day and not just about make up, she is a true professional who put everyone at ease from start to finish, I am not into makeup and she guided me every step of the way, she knew exactly what to do even though I didn’t know myself. Could not recommend this lady enough she is fantastic and great at what she does as well as being a warm and funny person to have around on a hectic morning
Marie & Alex
Added 19th Dec 2017
Wedding 27th Oct 2017
I'd really like to thank Nicola for helping myself and my ladies look like movie stars for the Big Day. I'm not used to having my make up done and from the moment I met Nicola at my make up trial, I knew that she would help us achieve my vision. Nicola was so relaxed and easy going and was very responsive to my messages. I'd have no hesitation in recommending her or using her again!
Jen Murphy
Added 23rd Jan 2018
Wedding 8th Sep 2017
Nicola was an absolutely wonderful makeup artist. From my first consultation I knew I was in safe hands, she came highly recommended by a friend and my sister in law who had both looked stunning on their wedding days. Nicola looked at a picture of my dress and straight away came up with a beautiful, soft makeup look for the wedding day. I was so delighted with my trial and on the big day she really outdid herself! I had 8 people in total for makeup and Nicola managed to give all 8 of us plenty of time, taking into account everyone's personal style and preferences. She was absolutely lovely on the day and had a really calm but organised presence. We all looked fab, I can't recommend her highly enough! Thank you Nicola!
Added 25th Jul 2017
Wedding 1st Jul 2017
We recently got married here in Co. Kildare and from the week we began planning our day I wanted the best. Nicola from the moment I spoke with you at booking almost 2 years prior to our wedding date I knew I had the right person for our bridal make up. You made each of us feel stunning and thats a very hard thing to do when you dealing with ladies who work in the industry, but you did so well they each loved their make up and it goes without saying that i loved mine. I'm sure we will meet again, I will always reccomend you highly. Best of luck for the future xx.
Added 4th Apr 2017
Wedding 11th Mar 2017
Nicola was absolutely fantastic to deal with. She did a perfect job on my make up, it lasted all night and looked great in photos! She was great fun to have in the house the morning of the wedding and was great with advice for the day! Would have no hesitation to recommend her to any brides!
Added 6th Nov 2016
Wedding 7th Oct 2016
As someone who doesn't wear makeup daily, picking a makeup artist felt like a scary task - Thankfully Nicola was my heroine! From our very first meeting she listened to what I wanted, and guided me as to what I might need (how heavy to go for photos, how to help it last the day, what skin care I should consider leading up to the day). I had the most beautiful, natural makeup and everyone said it was just stunning. All of my bridesmaids were slightly different in colouring and skintype, but she made everyone look the very best versions of themselves (Including a makeup-phobic Mother of the Bride, who thought it was just lovely and felt great). She also helped me to plan the timing of the morning (ready 20 minutes early!), and reminded us all to eat a few sandwiches to keep us going. She was fantastic to have in the room on the morning.
Ashling Egan
Added 20th Sep 2016
Wedding 22nd Jul 2016
Having a really good make up artist for my wedding was really important to me. Firstly, I suffer from acne and, though thankfully my skin improved greatly before the wedding, I wanted an MUA who understood this. There were also 7 of us to be looked after on the day so I knew that this would require someone with loads of experience who worked well under pressure. I was so happy that I was lucky enough to book Nicola! I was very nervous arriving at my trial in May. I had already had a couple of trials with different MUAs and just wasn't happy. Nicola immediately put me at ease. She is so professional and her experience shines through. As well as this she is a really friendly, bubbly and patient person. I left my trial feeling so excited for the big day. From the moment Nicola arrived at the venue on the morning of the wedding we never stopped chatting and laughing. She breezed through the seven of us without a hint of hurry or pressure. We were all so thrilled with our make up as it is a very individual thing and Nicola manged to listen to us all and create a look just right for each of us. I got so many compliments throughout the day about my make up and my best friend commented that Nicola was the first MUA that ever got the look she wanted spot on! Looking back on photographs and the wedding video I am so thrilled with the look Nicola created for me. I was perfectly my style and worked so well with my hair and dress. I would recommend Nicola to anyone looking for a super talented, professional, friendly and relaxed MUA. Don't even hesitate!
Added 10th Nov 2015
Wedding 24th Oct 2015
Nicola, thank you so much for being part of my Wedding Day on 24th October. I was so pleased with my natural bridal look and got so many compliments on the day that I felt like a star. The morning of the Wedding was so much fun and you were not only a professional Make Up Artist but managed to keep us all on track from remembering to pack our suitcases to making sure we ate a good Irish breakfast to keep us going. I'm delighted I found you. Caroline xx
Olivia Phelan
Added 22nd Sep 2015
Wedding 8th Nov 2014
I researched a huge amount of make-up artists for my wedding which was small and personal but I wanted it to be perfect. From the day I met Nicola for a consultation, she was down to earth and approachable, listened to what i wanted which is so important & put her own touch on things. She had both my sister & I in stitches and I knew I had made the right decision in booking her for my wedding. On the day itself, she was calm and relaxed and set the tone for the day. Everyone commented on their make-up and were all thrilled with the results - which lasted the entire day. My sister was so impressed, she also booked Nicola for her own wedding later this year. I would without question recommend Nicola to friends and family and am looking forward to having my make-up done again by her in a few short months!!
Response from Nicola Plummer Make-Up Artist - Nationwide
Thanks Olivia, we did have some giggles, cant wait to see you in December!!
Emma staunton
Added 22nd Sep 2015
Wedding 18th Oct 2014
Great service from Nicola. She really knows her stuff and I would definitely recommend her to friends
Chloe Lee
Added 22nd Sep 2015
Wedding 9th Oct 2014
I would highly recommend Nicola as a make up artist for a wedding. She is so organised she just completely puts you at ease while you are getting ready not to mention she also make you look amazing!!!
Bernie Smyth
Added 22nd Sep 2015
Wedding 19th Sep 2014
Nicola was fantastic! I'm not used to wearing alot of make up so she did a really natural look that made me look incredible. I'v also got some pigmentation issues which she was able to completely cover up. My skin was flawless and stayed that way until the next day! I would highly recommend her!
Response from Nicola Plummer Make-Up Artist - Nationwide
Hi Bernie, Thanks for that you really did look incredible I am glad I was able to make you feel comfortable especially when you didn't wear make-up so it was lovely you trusted me so much, take care Nicola x
Brenda Daly
Added 29th Sep 2015
Wedding 5th Sep 2014
Nicola was set up with the Ironing Board and away she went. She had us Beautiful even before the photographer and video man arrived!!! She had a busy morning with me, my bridesmaids and a sister. Two of my sisters never wore make up before in their lives and by god Nicola was firm but fair and was very helpful! She came highly recommended by my sister in law, and lived up to all expectations. Nicola is a pleasure to deal with, easy to talk too, easy to make contact with and is extremely professional. She is very knowledgeable on all things make up and beauty related, we even got some tips! It was a pleasure having you around on the morning of my day Nicola, you had us all calm, you helped with the dressing, the make up and almost more importantly the craic ? Never left our side until we left for the ceremony. Would Love to do it all again!
Added 22nd Sep 2015
Wedding 1st Aug 2014
Nicola provided an excellent service the day of my wedding. She was professional, efficient and provided excellent tips to help ease nerves. She really added to the fun of the day, with her quick wit and awesome sense of humour. I would recommend Nicola 100%. :-)
Added 15th Sep 2015
Wedding 27th Jun 2014
Nicola came highly recommended by two friends and I was delighted that she was available the day of my wedding. She came to my house for a trial and again the day of the wedding. She was so professional and had a calming effect on us all. It was great having her there and she really helped settle my nerves! I don't wear much make up and Nicola knew exactly what I was looking for. My two bridesmaids were thrilled with their makeup too and they looked fabulous. My makeup remained flawless for the whole day and everyone was complimenting it. Thanks Nicola for all your help that day, you were fantastic.
Response from Nicola Plummer Make-Up Artist - Nationwide
Your very welcome Niamh, thanks for that it was a pleasure!! x
Karen Reynolds
Added 22nd Sep 2015
Wedding 2nd May 2013
Nicola was excellent. She is truly brilliant and has a genuine interest in what she does and this shows in her work which is amazing. Even though I know nicola for many years she was nothing but professional from the trials right up to the big day. She was so calm and really put everyone at ease with her charming personality. She was an absolute pleasure to work with.
Added 23rd May 2011
My best friend recently got married and Nicola did our make-up. She came to the house on the mornng of the wedding, and waved her magical brushes. I don't wear a lot of make-up and Nicola knew exactly what I liked and wanted, and gave me great skin advice. Nicola is very professional and does her job above and beyond. Thanks Nicola for turning Cinderella into a Princess.
Added 11th Mar 2010
Well, what can I say? Nicola was just fantastic. Nicola came to my house on the morning of my wedding and did makeup for me, my mam and sister. She completely listened to what we wanted and made us all look beautiful, everyone commented! She was very relaxed, friendly and professional. She went above and beyond her call of duty, even calling to my friend's house on an 'emergency' errand! It was great to have Nicola with us on the morning, I can't recommend her highly enough, thanks Nicola.
ann buckley
Added 30th Sep 2009
nicola did my sisters wedding last year and i was so jealous i was not a BM as all my siters looked really fab. my other sister was so pleased with her makeup she got nicola again in Oct for a ball she was going to and again top marks for that to.We are having another wedding next june so you can count me in this time nicola as im not going to have all the sisters looking better than me this time lol.10/10 from us
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