'Higher' shoot by Mike Ferto by Nicola Honey

A few months ago three of use ventured first to Cow Birmingham for styling and then to the Botanical gardens to take some photos amongst the beautiful greenery.

Photography: Mike Ferto | www.fertography.co.uk | @mike.ferto

Model: Amy McCranor | @amymccranor

MUA & Hair Styling: Nicola Honey | www.nicolahoney.com | @nicolahoneyartistry

Wardrobe: Cow Vintage Birmingham | www.wearecow.com | @cowbirmingham

Here are a few of my favourites and then the set published on Fashion Grunge website

Published on Grunge 'n' Art Magazine. Birmingham shoot. by Nicola Honey

A few weeks back I had a wonderful day out in Birmingham with an amazing team to create these awesome images. Shot on 35mm

Photography: Mike Ferto ☆ IG: @mike.ferto

Model: Kirstin Gribbin

HMUA: Nicola Honey ☆ IG: @nicolahoneyartistry

Assistant: Josh Cutts

Wardrobe: Cow Vintage Birmingham ☆ IG: @cowbirmingham


Irregular choice shoot with The Couture Company - Birmingham by Nicola Honey

Recently I was asked to do the hair on a shoot at Irregular choice in Birmingham along side the amazing The Couture Company who specialise in custom made, alternative, quirky, unusual and unique bespoke bridal wear.  

We had an awesome day!  With Models,  Megan, Lily, Claire, Lauren who all work at Irregular choice in Birmingham 

Along with an amazing talented team of creatives, I had the most wonderful day!

Check out the whole article on  Rock 'n' roll bride




Photos Assassynation

Alternative Bridal Dresses
The Couture Company  
The Couture Company Designer wedding gowns

Bridesmaid dresses
Curious Coco- Maid with Love

Make Up Artsist
Natalie Flewitt
Natalie Flewitt Make-Up Artist

Nicola Honey
Nicola Honey Mua

Shoes and Bags
Irregular Choice Midlands
Irregular Choice

Jamball _ Bouquets

Working Clasp – laser cut necklaces and hair pieces
Working Clasp Jewellery

Crown and Glory- Star Clips and Veil
Crown and Glory

On location at the Irregular Choice , Birmingham Store https://www.irregularchoice.com/birmingham-store
and Cereal Killer Cafe

2017- what a lovely year! Here are a few beautiful faces I had the pleasure of working with. by Nicola Honey

Coolest wedding ever! Electric cinema ceremony and Hatton Village hall reception. by Nicola Honey

Coolest wedding ever! Electric cinema ceremony and Hatton Village hall reception.

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Lovely words by Nicola Honey

What an incredible find! I booked Nicola for my wedding make-up (as well as hair and make-up for my bridesmaids and Mothers of the Bride & Groom); it is easily one of the best decisions I made for my big day! She was friendly, professional and expertly created my perfect bridal look. I honestly couldn’t be happier with the results! 

I was hugely impressed with Nicola at my make-up trial. As someone who does not wear make-up on a regular basis, I was quite unsure as to what I wanted for my wedding look and more importantly, what would suit me best. Nicky was fantastic at guiding me and helping decide on my bridal make-up with me. She was supportive and offered honest, friendly advice and talked through the options I had researched. The make-up at the trial was stunning and stayed put all day. I was able to easily discuss my look with Nicola both before and afterwards and she was patient and reassuring.

With a bridal party consisting of 10 bridesmaids, there were a lot of girls to cater for and everyone was absolutely thrilled with their looks on the day. Nicola was brilliant to deal with in the run-up to the wedding and sourced talented additional artists to make each of my (many) girls feel their best. 

On the morning of our wedding, Nicola was punctual, organised and as friendly as always which helped keep me calm; I felt in very safe hands throughout. My make-up was flawless and lasted all day (and I happy-cried a lot!). I lost count at how many people complimented both mine and my bridesmaid’s hair and make-up. My look was beautifully natural and was exactly what I wanted.

Thank you so much for making me feel every inch the beautiful bride that I wanted to be; I am beyond thrilled with your work. I cannot recommend you enough and my army of bridesmaids have all said the same! Thank you for being so wonderful to work with before and on the day of the wedding- it is so appreciated! We were a big party to deal with and we loved having you as part of the day. You are a hugely talented and very lovely lady!

Thank you Nicola, you are a star!

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The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza by Nicola Honey

I will be exhibiting at this beautifully unique  event!  This Wedding fayre is like no other!  Do you want to break free from the shackles of what is considered 'normal' and not sure where to start?  Then free up the weekend of the 1st /2nd April as you NEED to attend this event at The Bond in Digbeth. I would love to see you there to chat about your hair and makeup ideas for your awesome wedding.

We are bringing together, all in one place, a handpicked selection of some of the most unique wedding suppliers in the UK, and best of all they are super lovely to chat to. We call them the BAAAD ASS MOTHER-FLOCKERS.
— http://www.allaboutewe.co.uk/

Alexandra Cameron and Rosie Hardy Wonderland workshop by Nicola Honey

Last month I had the absolute pleasure of doing the makeup at Alexandra Cameron's and Rosie Hardy's photography workshop .  I have been following both their work for a while now and was delighted when I got the opportunity to work with them , both creating the most beautiful, ethereal and delicate photographs. I could not wait to see the final images , here are a few of my favourites. 

Location - Castle Ashby Gardens

Models - Jodi Lakin & Rachel Perera

Makeup by me


Alexandra Cameron

Rosie Hardy 

HAPPY NEW YEAR by Nicola Honey

Happy new year ! 2016 has been amazing and I thank you all for your continued support ! Congratulations to any newly engaged couples . If you need a hair and makeup artist I would love to hear from you ! 2017 looks like it's going to be super busy. Love Honey x

Lovely leafy autumn shades. by Nicola Honey

Nature always gives me inspiration, these gorgeous crispy leaves inspire me to use the following shades from MAC to create a lovely soft smokey eye :

BRULE  - soft creamy beige , 

SADDLE - golden orange brown  

MULCH - warm red brown with golden shimmer.  







I am absolutely delighted to share with you that Nicola Honey Artistry has been recommended in  BRIDES MAGAZINE UK. January/February edition.  THE UK'S NO. 1 BRIDAL MAGAZINE

BRIDES MAGAZINE  is an American bimonthly magazine , sister magazine to VOGUE. , it is designed to be an in-depth resource for brides to be , including the latest up and coming bridal fashion, beauty, venues, honeymoons, decor and planning for your amazing day.  

I am feel so lucky and excited to be in this amazing magazine! 

Model - the amazing Jodi Lakin and Photography by Andy Pilsbury

Get your copy - HERE

Here is the write up :

Nicola Honey is a freelance Hair and Makeup Artist specialising in Bridal. Based in Birmingham she has over 17 years experience in all aspects of makeup artistry, including Bridal, Editorial, Beauty, Body art, Commercial and Catwalk makeup. Her ethos is to create a flawless, long-lasting, photogenic and timeless look designed just for you, so you feel beautiful and confident on your special day but essentially feel like you. Visit www.nicolahoney.com or call 07768 579448.





Red lip by Nicola Honey

Natures colour palette inspiring me again ! It's #vivaglam1 for my lips today 💋❤️

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 #naturesbeauty #naturescolors #naturescolourpalette #mac #mua #bridalmua #bridalmakeup #birminghammakeupartist #redlips #redlipstick #realbride #nicolahoneyartistry #leaves #nature #makeupartist #birmingham #weddingsupplier #makeupinspiration #makeupinspo #bridalinspo #autumn #autumnbride

Cassie - Hair and makeup by Nicola Honey

Cassie got married on the 27th August  . I loved doing Cassie's hair and makeup , mainly because she has amazing skin and so much hair but also because she is such a blast! 

From the day I met her at the trial to the fun we had on the wedding day I knew she would make a long lasting impression . 

Cassie wanted something really natural , so I concentrated on her skin , gave her a nude lip and then added a very thin eye liner along with a few individual lashes.

For Cassie's hair she had quite a large beehive and then I pinned the remaining masses of her hair into pin curls at the nape of the neck teamed with a sweeping fringe.

She finished it off with her now grandmother's tiara.

Cassie got married to Dave at The Village hotel in Solihull

Hair and makeup by me , photos below taken by me.

Lynsey - Bridal makeup look by Nicola Honey

Lynsey got married on the 20th August 2016 at her local church in Solihull , her photographer was Damian Burcher . 

I did Lynsey's and her mom's makeup for her gorgeous day .  

Lynsey has amazing green/hazel eyes just like her mom so I used soft warm sparkly browns and golds on her eyes . She has beautiful large lids and fantastic full lips so it was an absolute pleasure doing her makeup for her wedding day .  

Lynsey wore the most incredible dress by Jesus Peiro 

The hair style was created by Laura , Laura and I both represented Your Beautiful Face on this day . Photographs below taken by me.

Griege lip by Nicola Honey

This has become quite a popular look lately and has graced instagram and makeup blogs more times than I can remember, so what is a Griege lip ?  Greige = grey and beige.  

Time to get technical.. 

In colour theory adding grey to a pure colour is called a TONE . (A tone is produced by the mixture of a colour with grey) 

You will see many 'tone'  colours day to day , as they tend to be more appealing to the eye, these shades are used a lot in home decor as they look more pleasing, subtle and sophisticated. 

For Griege colours take a look at :

MAC Stone lipstick

NYX Black sesame Macaron lipstick

LASplash Ghoulish liquid lipstick

For more tone lipsticks so pinks with grey for example take a look at more mauve/lilac shades, I recommend :

Limecrime Cashmere Velvetines

MAC Frou Glaze Lipstick

MAC Whirl lipstick

Gerard Cosmetics Underground lipstick

Love Honey x


Happy 1st Anniversary - Makeup look - Carly by Nicola Honey

Happy 1st Anniversary Carly !! Carly got married on the 17th July 2015 . I did her mom's, her three bridesmaids and her makeup . The bride's hair was styled by her bridesmaid Claire. 

She got married at The Limes country lodge  , my brother got married here so I adore this venue!

Their photos were taken by Silverleaf photography.

 Carly wanted her makeup natural fresh and  pretty, the theme throughout was purple so I used some soft pretty lilacs on the bridesmaids eyes.

I used the following products on Carly.


*Omega Eyeshadow through the brows.

*Painterly Paintpot all over the lid 

*All that glitters and Nylon Eyeshadow all over the lid adding more Nylon in the inner corners.

*Cork and Bamboo Eyeshadow in the crease  

*Dipdown Fluid line along top lash liner

*Cork eyeshadow on bottom lash line

*Blank type Eyeshadow on Brow bone

*Black mascara and individual lashes 

*NC15 Studio sculpt foundation mixed with N1 Face and Body foundation . 

*NC15 Studio finish Concealer along jaw line .

*NW15 Moisture cover Concealer under the eyes.

*Ladyblush Creme blusher with Shell Cream colour base on cheekbones.

*Subculture lip pencil 

*Le Kuex Peachkeen cheek and lip shade on lips.(this such a perfect shade , really long wearing, matte and in a beautiful peachy sixties shade)