Leah did a fantastic job doing the makeup for my wedding! She did the makeup for myself, my 5 bridesmaids and my mom. Everyone was beyond happy with their makeup. It was the first time in our lives that my mom and I had someone else do our makeup and we were really happy with it. I felt like we looked like ourselves, just enhanced. Leah does a great job of listening to what you are looking for and making sure you are 100% happy with how things look. I would very highly recommend Leah for makeup for any sort of special occasion and I will definitely use her again! – Teri Fiegehen
Leah did make up for my bridal party this fall, she did an amazing job! We all loved our make up and she created exactly what we had in mind! It lasted all day/night! She has a great personality and was wonderful to work with! Not to mention she is very reasonably priced! Highly recommend her!! – Erin Davenport (via Facebook)
Leah was an absolutely pleasure to work with! Weddings can be stressful to plan, but Leah took the whole stressful element out of planning for hair and makeup, and made it purely fun. When I had a change in schedule, she easily accommodated me with a revised makeup schedule and was always quick to reply to my emails. She did the makeup of myself, my mom, and four bridesmaids, and we all felt flawless on the big wedding day! For my own bridal makeup, I had a few requests, and Leah added her own personal touches she felt would compliment my skin tone and bone structure. It turned out literally better than I could have hoped for, and she nailed it first try during my makeup trial. – Lindsay Webster
I first worked with Leah on a shoot a few years ago when she was just starting her makeup artistry. I loved the way my makeup looked and enjoyed working with her. This first experience with her made my search for a makeup artist for my wedding very easy, as I immediately knew that I would have her do my makeup. She was very professional when I approached her for my wedding. She was timely, which was very important to me. I had so much faith in her, that we did not even have a trial before the wedding. The day of, my makeup was flawless! I would highly recommend her. She will be able to fulfill whatever makeup requests you need. Thanks again Leah for your services and I look forward to working with you again! – Chanelle King
I used Leah for our wedding this past September (also for the makeup trial in the summer). She was absolutely amazing! So friendly and fun! I loved how the end product was as well. She was also ontime for everything, which I for sure I thought I’d be late lol. Highly recommend her!! Will use her for the future as well – Ashley Sweetapple (via Facebook)
Leah recently did my wedding makeup as well as my 4 bridesmaids. She did such an amazing job, exactly the look I was looking for. We received so many complements all night long. I highly recommend her and will definitely use her again for makeup application! – Michelle Olidis (via Facebook)
I would just like to thank Leah for the amazing job she did at our wedding this summer. She spent the time to talk to me and bridesmaids to know what we liked/wanted, to makesure that we were comfortable with the final result. As someone who doesn’t generally wear a lot of make-up, I was beyond thrilled with the work she did. I would highly recommend her for any event!! Thanks again Leah – Caly Collins (via Facebook)
I was lucky enough to have Leah still living in Barbados when I got married earlier this year. In fact, she originally wasn’t sure if she would be here and I took a gamble and didn’t book anyone else. I did get some backup recommendations from her, but truthfully couldn’t have imagined using anyone else!
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Leah previously, both professionally on shoots as well as personally at both my sisters’ weddings – she really is a gem. She gives great recommendations and pulls from direction incredibly well so that you end up with the best results.
She made up 11 people on my big day, including myself, so was there with us from the early hours. She is the perfect spirit to have around, especially on a wedding day as you can be calm knowing that an amazing job will be done.
I am sorry Barbados is losing her but excited for her new chapter – Canada is gaining true talent! – Michelle de Caires
Leah did my bridal make-up for my June wedding. I was anxious about how my make up would turn out as I wasn’t having a trial. Leah was very efficient at replying to my emails and sending various make up looks to help me decide how I wanted my make up to be. On the day Leah was punctual, friendly and professional, I was happy with the results and would recommend her 100% – Rachel Mason
I first met Leah Whitehead in 2007, when she worked as a make-up artist on a very large event that I was coordinating. It was a themed event, and Leah impressed me with her ability to work on several different looks, and the speed with which she got through the large volume of people that she had to make-up.
Since then I’ve used her services for other events, weddings and I have also recommended her to friends for their personal make-up needs. Leah is always punctual, professional, and she pays close attention to what the clients want.
Leah’s calm and friendly demeanor is very appealing to all of my clients, especailly to “my” brides who, on their wedding day, are always very nervous.
I am sorry that she no longer lives in Barbados and therefore I no longer have the pleasure of working with her. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Leah. – Dawn Smith, Dawn Smith Event Coordinating Service.
I am not someone who wears a lot of makeup on a daily basis, so naturally I was a little nervous about having my makeup done for my wedding. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to choose Leah. She listened to my concerns, honored my decisions and effortlessly made me look exactly how I described to her how I wanted to look on my big day.
She also did makeup for my bridal party as well as for my mother and they were all thrilled with the results. Leah was extremely professional and hard working right until the moment we walked down the aisle, ensuring that everyone was happy and their makeup was flawless.
Leah has such versatile skills, being able to perfectly capture any look that you desire. It’s clear that she has many years of experience in her profession.
Thank you Leah ! – Ashley Evans
I can’t say enough good things about Leah. I contacted her several months before my wedding and she was prompt in responding and very professional. She gave me clear overview of what to expect for wedding day makeup and all of the services that she could offer. Fast forward to one month before the wedding – Leah contacted me with full details of the schedule for makeup for the day. I was so impressed with her organization!
Leah performed both a trial for me and the day of wedding makeup. She also applied beautiful lash extensions; they are a must! I absolutely loved how I looked. She is really talented and knows her color pallets for skin tones/hair/eye color and facial features. She listened to my request to have a more natural look that would make my eyes pop; I felt like she truly went above and beyond with applying my makeup so that it would look natural but still stand out in photos. She did the makeup for my three bridesmaids, mother of the bride and mother of the groom and everyone was so pleased with how they looked. When I received the professional photos, it became clear to me that Leah is a true professional, as each of us looked outstanding in the pictures! I can’t thank her enough for the work that she did to make the wedding day fun, memorable and most of all stress-free. Thank you Leah! – Laura Viola
Leah is so talented and wonderful to work with. She did a make up trial for my wedding and then make up for me and my bridal party the day of the event. During the trial, she took the time to talk to me about my hair, dress and style so she could perfectly capture the look I was going for. She was very receptive to feedback and noted a few small changes. The day of the wedding she was prompt and professional. My bridal party was thrilled with their makeup. Leah did such an elegant, natural, beautiful job that I loved. She used quality products that it stayed on and looked amazing all night. She was also very helpful in recommending stylists for my hair that she had worked with before. I could not be happier with her work! – Melissa Marlow
Leah has been my “go to” make-up artist for as long as I can remember! Always perfects the looks I have desired – more importantly it stays put even when a “trash the dress” shoot involved a dip in the sea! Leah is very professional and I highly recommend her. – Nikita Corbin
I was really glad to have Leah be a part of my wedding day. She is so sweet and personable while still being professional. You can really tell she loves what she does, more importantly she is fantastic at it. Picking Leah to do me and my bridal party’s makeup was the easiest decision I made in the wedding planning. All of my bridesmaids were different complexions and Leah did each one perfectly. She is punctual, trustworthy, relaxing to be around (which is so important on a wedding day lol) and absolutely talented. I never ended up having a trial with Leah and I don’t even think I told her exactly what colours I wanted to until the actual day. She was able to give me exactly what I wanted. So I can definitely add she works well under pressure. I would highly recommend Leah. Seriously, easiest decision you will make. – Rachel Harris
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for being a part of all three of our events. You were an absolute pleasure to work with leading up to the events and on the day of each event. The thought and planning you put into the make-up look for each event was truly exceptional.
I was blown away by how incredibly beautiful the make-up look on me and my bridesmaids. The make-up truly looked flawless. I received so many compliments at each event!
A huge thank you aswell for keeping me calm and being so organized. Leah you are a true professional in every sense. Thank you so much! – Selena Goodridge
My name is Melissa and I have known Leah for a few years when living in Barbados. Discovering she was a makeup artist I was excited as I love to get dolled up for special occasions.
What I loved was the convenience of Leah coming to your house and her excellent punctuality. I know every busy woman can appreciate that especially being a mom of two kids!
I have to say not only is she the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen but her outer beauty matches her inner beauty. She made me feel comfortable with her gentle and humble nature yet confident at the same time which is reassuring.
I didn’t want to peep until her work was finished as I’m a lover for surprises and when I looked in my bathroom mirror I was blown away! I couldn’t believe that was me looking so beautiful and my confidence soared feeling ready for the night to begin. It’s an amazing feeling when you look into the mirror and love what you see, it has the power to uplift your mood instantly. To be honest I wish I could wake up looking like that every morning, I never wanted to wash it off, LOL.
I cannot find the words to describe how talented she is to make every woman feel special as she can create any look from extreme glamour to natural. She is such a talented young lady and I know the future will be bright.
So obviously due to my first experience with Leah whenever I had an occasion to attend, I always booked her and only her.
As time went on my family and I moved to Australia obviously meaning I can no longer have my professional makeup artist with me, Leah will always be my favourite, not just for her expertise but because of who she is, a wonderful woman that is sincere and honest whom I strongly recommend contacting for any event or occasion. You will not be disappointed!
Thank you Leah for all the years you made me feel beautiful! – Melissa Corbin
As the Creative Director of an Advertising Agency, it’s my job to collaborate with the best talent I can find to make sure my clients concepts come alive. How lucky I am to have found Leah!
Over the last six years I have had the absolute privilege to work with Lee on many major projects, her skill and natural creativity is limitless, her punctuality, organization and dedication are purely professional and her one of a kind positive attitude and personality is always a pleasure to be around.
Since my work experience with Lee was nothing but amazing, I was so excited to finally be on the other side of her magic and have her do my own makeup twice for two of my best friends weddings.
Both time Lee went above and beyond to accommodate my ever-so-fussy make up requests with nothing but a smile!
I can confidently say, Leah is the best of the best in her field of Make up Artistry. If you are looking for someone to make you look like a princess on your Wedding day… book her now! If you want to find the best person to work with for a commercial photo shoot or to transform some promo girls… you need Leah on your team… Even if you just want to treat yourself and get some day-to-day tips and private how-to session… call Lee today!
I promise you won’t regret it, Leah’s personality and creative talent makes this world more beautiful… quite Literally! – Tracey Garcia
I had a destination wedding in Barbados in April 2012 and in my search for a makeup artist that was an expert in a more “natural” look, Leah Whitehead was recommended to me. I used Leah for my wedding day makeup for my wedding party, myself and extended family. Leah is extremely easy to work with and truly listens to her client’s ideas and visions for the “look” they want to achieve. She has an impressive technique and knowledge base regarding products and color choices. We were thrilled with her work and would recommend her services to anyone seeking a talented, professional and warmhearted individual for their special day. – Olivia Do
What can I say about Leah other than FANTASTIC!! From her punctuality to her service and her wonderful personality she is truly a professional and excellent make-up artist. I found Leah through my wedding planner and from the minute I contacted her I knew that I had made the right decision, she was not only timely in her responses to me but also informative and willing to ensure that my bridesmaids and I had the best service for my wedding day.
Leah ended up doing 7 of the 10 ladies in my bridal party, me (the bride), my MOH, one of my bridesmaids, my three junior bridesmaids (ages 14,12 and 9), my mom-in-law. She made each of look stunning and unique for my wedding day. Her skill set is great and she showed that she could do well with all skin complexions as well as clients of any age. Whether you wanted a smoky eye, light makeup or just a touch up – Leah is the person.
I would recommend her services to anyone!! Thanks again Leah – Michelle Hayes (Whittaker)
Choosing Leah to be my makeup artist was one of the easiest choices I had to make for my wedding day. She is the most organized, efficient and punctual person you could want around when you’re doing anything “wedding” related. When I nervously told her that I had to have eight bridesmaids plus myself, she got straight down to work asking if any of the bridesmaids had concerns about makeup, what type of makeup look did I want for the girls and myself. She even sent me a timeline a few weeks before my wedding, just so that I knew how the day would run. What more could you want!
On the day of the wedding itself, she was this calm spirit that moved effortlessly to get us all looking so amazing! Seriously, she was so peaceful, understanding and considerate to all of us. I don’t know how she did it but she was able to make my best friends look even more beautiful than they already are! That is pure talent! I am so glad I chose Leah and would recommend her to anyone as she will do exactly what you ask of her, give you advice on colours that go well with skin tones etc, take her time on everyone, be there when she says, will adjust when necessary and will always stay positive, easy-going and super sweet because that’s just who she is! Thanks Leah for making me look and feel like the sexiest smoky-eyed bride ever! – Lauren Tempro
Leah did the makeup for myself, my bridesmaids and my mom for my wedding last year. It was an easy decision to choose Leah. I had seen her work many times and she never failed to impress.
In addition to her skill at making women feel like the most beautiful versions of themselves, she was always professional, on time and in good spirits.
Leah is knowledgeable, and always on top of the latest trends. She interacts well with others and is great with people young and old.
Leah is a hardworking, driven individual with integrity. She has a warm, caring personality and is a delight to be with. She comes highly recommended by me. – Dr. Kendra Reid
I got married on the 4th July, 2015 and I had the pleasure of having Leah do my makeup for my big day.
Before the actual wedding, Leah came to my house for a makeup trial run where we discussed the look I was going for. I only had to tell her once what I was envisioning, and she totally captured THE look. She was the perfect match for me!
On the day of the wedding, she was professional, on time and knew her stuff. The bridesmaids all bonded with her as she has such a wonderful personality. She knew how to work around everyone’s features and skin tones, and we all were glowing.
I would use Leah again in a heartbeat and would recommend her to everyone!!!! She’s THE BEST!!!! – Victoria McBride
Leah did my makeup for my wedding in September 2014, I could not have asked for someone more skilled and professional. Leah listens to what you want and will make your vision into reality. She made my wedding look feel so natural and beautiful, I felt like I was glowing all day. Leah also did the makeup for my entire wedding party and they were all very pleased with how their makeup turned out. I would recommend Makeup By Lee to anyone. She will add all the right touches to make your day perfect! – Shannon Dowdall
I was lucky enough to have Leah to do my make up for my wedding in February 2014.
I hadn’t had a trial or met Leah before the day but as soon as she arrived I felt totally relaxed with her friendly calm nature and listened to what I wanted and I couldn’t have asked for a more natural beautiful makeup I felt absolutely amazing.
Leah’s help didn’t stop there when I returned back to the UK we had a blessing for family and friends.
I emailed Leah to ask what she had used so I could create the look again. I heard straight back from her with everything she had used and lots of tips and when I couldn’t find the eyeshadow palette in the UK Leah tried to help me find the same one but without any luck between us she was quick to recommend an alternative. (If only I could have flown her over to do it all again for me)
I would highly recommend Leah you couldn’t ask for someone more professional than her to do your makeup for such a special day. –Sam Pearce
We live in California and our wedding was in St. James, Barbados, as any bride wanting to look like a million bucks on their wedding day. I spent a fair amount of time finding the perfect make up artist. Leah stood out from the crowd with her professionalism; extensive knowledge of make up and her experience. Let’s face it, the photos of brides on her website speaks for itself! We corresponded by email and she promptly responded to my dozens of questions about the humidity (will my make up melt?), how will the day run, as well as emailing photos of celebrities and models, providing suggestions of how my make up could look on my big day. As a TV reporter, I am no stranger to sitting in the make up chair and I had a good idea of the bridal look I was going for. I wanted to look “natural” (which ironically means wearing twice as much make up!) She stayed on after the ceremony and did touch ups for our photos on the beach at sunset. Leah spent a lot of time with me at my trial, experimenting with different looks and she arrived early on our wedding day (to my relief!). Leah’s calm demeanor enabled me, the bride; my maid of honour and my mother (who was very nervous about having her make up done) to feel at ease. Nothing was a problem. If you didn’t like your lipstick, then Leah will find one you will like! It is crucial to find a make up artist who makes you feel comfortable as she is the person you will spend hours with before you walk down the aisle. I highly recommend Leah. –Tiffany Rose
Leah is a very talented and professional makeup artist, who I would highly recommend. She did the make up for my bridal party and me for my wedding. I could not have been more pleased with the quality of her work. She was spot on in creating the looks I had wanted and all of us were extremely happy with our makeup. She is also very reliable and professional. I had used her services before to do make up for promotional girls working for events for my Company and she was always on time and well organized. – Janine Haloute
I always knew I would have a destination wedding in Barbados and while I had been there many times throughout my life, I really didn’t know of any makeup artists. After doing a Google search I found Leah. After reaching out to Leah, I quickly saw how professional she was and I felt at ease with my decision to hire her for my wedding. At our first consultation I felt like I had known her for ages and on the day of my wedding my bridesmaids all said how pleased they were with her professional, calm presence. Leah actually taught us a trick that I now use daily (matching foundation to the neck not the face!) and one of my bridesmaid’s who was a bit apprehensive when she saw herself with full glam, later said it was the best she had ever looked! Leah worked on very fair to tan to deep skin tones for my wedding party and nailed every single look. I was so pleased with her work, she is an absolute professional and a very talented makeup artist that I would recommend to anyone! – Charmaine Daudu, Fashion Blogger
Leah did the makeup for me, my mom and entire bridal party and she did an absolutely amazing job! The best way to describe her work is that she makes you look like the best version of yourself!
The trial we did a few weeks before the wedding was very helpful and she understood exactly what I wanted. She is also such a down to earth person! My wedding was outdoors but thanks to the insanely talented Leah, everyone’s makeup stayed flawless!
She even stayed after my ceremony for any touch ups – which were minor since she perfected it the first time around!
Everyone was so pleased with their looks.
I am so happy that I had Leah be a part of my special day! Thank you again for making it a beautiful memory! – LeeAnza Romero
I feel so fortunate to have found Leah to do my make-up (plus 4 bridesmaids and my mother-in-law) on my wedding day!! I live in Canada but got married in Barbados in May 2015. Leah was so easy to communicate with and she was extremely professional, helpful and prompt with responses during the planning stages. On the day of the wedding she was a breath of fresh air. She had six of us done with ease and all were impressed with the outcome. She had to deal with a range of requests from natural looks to dramatic looks and the indecisive bride who doesn’t know anything about makeup. I had actually picked out a picture I “thought” I wanted but with conversations with Leah on the day of the wedding she figured out what I really wanted and I couldn’t have been happier with my make-up. Lastly, our beautiful make-up lasted all night long which speaks to the quality of the products she uses.
Coming from a girl who doesn’t wear make-up every day and didn’t even really knowing if she wanted her make-up done professionally… my biggest thing was that I wanted to be “recognizable” so to speak. So, if you are on the fence about even getting your make-up done for whatever event, the answer is YES, it is so worth it! I felt pampered, calm and so confident and I can whole heartedly say Leah is the best choice!! Canada is so lucky to have you! Thank you so much for making me feel like a more beautiful version of myself on my special day! – Esther Alleyne (Zahra)