“I believe all women are pretty without makeup – but with the right makeup we can be pretty powerful” 

“I believe all women are pretty without makeup – but with the right makeup we can be pretty powerful”

“I believe all women are pretty without makeup – but with the right makeup we can be pretty powerful”

Welcome to Dayna Leigh Makeup


Welcome to the world of beauty reimagined, where every brushstroke, every shade, and every stroke of creativity transforms faces into works of art.

My name is Dayna Leigh, I am an experienced Luxury makeup artist based in Colchester, Essex. I have 10+ years makeup experience specialising in Bridal. ​I offer mobile service and will travel to either your home or selected venue within Essex and Suffolk.

My kit is exclusively made up of high end products such as Dior, Charlotte tilbury, Nars & Yves Saint Laurent catering for all ages and skin tones.

I feel makeup can make anyone feel more confident within them self. It can cover a simple blemish, an unwanted birth mark, a scar that may be an unhappy memory or a regrettable tattoo. Let’s embark on a makeup adventure that will leave you feeling nothing less than extraordinary. Welcome to the world of makeup artistry where beauty knows no bounds, and confidence knows no limits.

Over the past few years I have had the pleasure of working many beautiful brides, here are just a few of my recent wedding makeup testimonials 

Dayna was my make up artist for my wedding in September and I would recommend getting in touch with her if you’re looking for a professional who knows her products well, and who will put you at ease from the initial trial, to the big day itself. There were initially 4 of us to do make up for, and the timings were fantastic, and she worked so well with our hair stylist too. She even managed to do my aunts makeup too, which was lovely and a last minute decision. The flexibility was really appreciated.
Myself and my bridesmaids loved our makeup, it lasted the whole day and into the evening, and definitely made me so confident and feel really beautiful! I don’t usually wear much make up, so the thought of having my face done up was a bit daunting, but Dayna made me feel so at ease, and the products she used were brilliant. I still looked like me, just a prettier version! She really took the time to chat about what kind of look I wanted and what my bridesmaids were wanting too.
All of my bridal party commented on how relaxed the process was, and enjoyed having their make up done by Dayna, and thought the whole process was fantastic. Thank you for such a fun morning from Cat and her Bridal Party!

Catherine Baker - Mason

Dayna has been nothing but incredible from start to finish! My mother in law found her for my wedding day make-up and I’m so happy she did! Dayna is very professional but so easy to talk too and really listens to what you want. I was concerned with possible foundation colours as I am a mixed race woman, but Dayna caters to all skin colours and skin types! So I had nothing to worry about. I couldn’t think of a better person to do mine, my bridesmaids and both parents make up on my wedding day. She made me feel so calm and at ease which is exactly what I needed! Everything was executed perfectly and we all looked amazing! Our make-up didn’t budge at all throughout the day and my mother in law even woke up with hers still all intact! I wish I could thank Dayna more for all her help and support and I’m sad I won’t see her again. Dayna, you’re amazing at what you do and thank you for making me feel beautiful.

Ashleigh Padmore

Thank you Dayna for doing mine, my bridesmaids and my Mums makeup on our wedding morning. I would absolutely recommend you to anyone looking for a makeup artist, you made us all feel so at ease, especially so as I had never had my makeup done before! We had so much fun getting ready, it felt like we had known you for years! Makeup wise, it did not budge all day & the makeup looked incredible on all of the girls. I had comments at the end of the night saying that I still looked fresh. Thank you so much

Beth Edwards

Thank you Dayna! You made me feel amazing on my wedding day. Dayna is such a lovely person, she made the whole process so easy from the first message to the day of the wedding. I had every confidence in Dayna and what she does! The morning of your wedding can be stressful but Dayna made it so easy there’s was no rushing, everything went smoothly and my mum, 2 bridesmaids and myself were all over the moon with how we looked. I also got so many compliments on how flawless my make up was! A friendly face, easy to talk to and so talented in what she does I would recommend Dayna to anyone! I know I won’t be going anywhere else in the future for my make up. Dayna you made me feel beautiful so thank you for that! ❤️

Alice Warner

It’s been 16 years since I last had my make-up done (when I got married!) and decided to treat myself for a special occasion. I am so glad that I chose Dayna, as I had a great experience right from the beginning – she was prompt at replying to messages and always polite. She listened to my thoughts about my make-up (particularly the dark circles under my eyes!) and suggested things that she felt would enhance my features etc. The whole process was so relaxing, as Dayna is such a lovely lady, who really puts you at ease. I was incredibly pleased with my make-up and had lots of lovely compliments from friends that evening. I would happily recommend Dayna for your special day.

Dawn Hill

Dayna has done my makeup a few times and is already booked for my 2025 wedding, Dayna is so great at what she does and creates a flawless look which lasts all day and night. Would highly recommend xx

Cat Youngs

I’ve got Dayna booked for my wedding later this year and I can’t wait – I had her do my makeup for my hen party and I was in love !! – felt so relaxed letting Dayna do her thing and her colour choices was spot on to match my dress. Best makeup I’ve ever had and lasted until the morning 😅 So professional and friendly, highly recommend! Can’t wait for my next makeup!

Pippa Robinson

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