© 2016 by Jo Carmichael


Fashion makeup and hair styling for editorial, catwalk & events, please contact for a specific quote.


Bridal makeup including hen parties, wedding party and family members. Hair styling also available.


TV, theatre and SFX work available, please contact for a specific quote.


Individual to small groups, covering subjects of your choice and giving tips and advice.


Fantasy and Avant Garde work including Body Paint. Please contact for a specific quote.


Welcome to my website! My name is Jo Carmichael and I am a freelance Make Up Artist based in Edinburgh, but covering all surrounding and Central Scottish areas. I am fully qualified and insured with varied experience, having completed my HND in Make Up Artistry and worked in TV advertising, independent film, theatre, corporate event, fashion, tutoring, bridal, commercial and occasion makeup. 



As well as running my own business I am part of a professional make up team specialising in providing bridal make up and masterclasses across Scotland. I have undertaken a specialist Airbase Airbrushing course and have also trained with Smashbox whilst working on counter for a year. 



The majority of my work is in providing bridal make up, I also have a particular interest in teaching and teach Make Up Artistry and Creative Industries classes up to HND level. I am educated to MA (hons) and also hold a diploma in Photography, alongside my A1 Assessors Award. I have undertaken a full disclosure to enable me to teach and work with vulnerable groups.






Please take a look around my site for my portfolio and rates, I am happy to answer all questions; just see the Contact section for details of how to get in touch.




Jo Carmichael MUA

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what products do you use?
All of the products I use in my Bridal kit are Cruelty Free and most are Vegan as well. I use a lot of Illamasqua, especially for base and primer, and also Urban Decay, Concrete Minerals, Ben Nye, Isadora to name a few. I do not use MAC products. My brushes are by Girl Meets Brush and are Cruelty Free and Vegan.
how far do you travel?
I have travelled as far north as Aberdeen and as far south as Northumberland to do wedding make up. I am open to all requests so if you are unsure please get in touch and discuss your requirements.
do you have an 'all day' rate for changing looks?
Yes this is no problem, although if your wedding is nearby I will sometimes suggest that I leave and come back again to cut down on your expenses! My 'All Day' rate is £400 and includes 7 hours continuous attendance, creating a maximum of 10 makeups.


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BRIDAL prices.


Bride - £45

Bridesmaid - £40

Mother/Guest - £35

Lashes - £10


Bride - £45

Bridesmaid/Mother/Guest - £40 


£35 per service

please note travel costs may apply outwith edinburgh
for wedding bookings a minimum of 3 people/services are required
For all other services please contact for an individual quote