About Us

Welcome to our website...


Thank you for visiting Once upon a time Makeup Artistry’s webpage where you can find information on our services and pricing, as well as examples of previous work and blog posts.


Based in south east Northumberland, Once upon a time offers services throughout Newcastle and the North East for a range of wedding and special occasion makeup needs.

Once upon a time also specialises in creative and editorial makeup for photography and fashion projects having built up strong working relationships with various talented local photographers and industry professionals.

Please get in touch for an informal and friendly consultation to discuss your exact requirements to see how Once upon a time Makeup Artistry can meet your needs.

We look forward to hearing from you.

I’m Rhiannon Crowther, the makeup artist behind Once upon a time…


Growing up I always had a passion for art with a head full of creative ideas, so the thought of becoming a makeup artist was an absolute dream...

Through my training I have achieved a various professional artistry qualifications at schools in the North East and London. Like many, my experience in this industry began as a makeup artist in a busy retail environment before leaving to expand my own business catering for weddings and events makeup.

I love having the opportunity to work with brides, helping them to prepare for their big day and to feel absolutely amazing as they walk down the aisle. As a specialist in bridal makeup I have had the pleasure to work at some of the North East’s top venues where I am a regular at wedding fairs and open days. For details of where I will be showcasing this year please see a list of future events located in the blog section - it would be lovely to meet you and start the discussions about your wedding makeup as you browse the stalls for wedding ideas and inspiration!

I am one of the makeup artists represented by Tyne Tees Models agency where I have been lucky enough to have worked with national press publications, advertising campaigns for international brands and fashion shows. In addition to have experience within the theatre backstage and having been a member of the editorial hair and makeup team for a North East magazine.

I would like to thank you for taking to time to view my website. Please feel free to email me with any questions or to check availability and I look forward to working with you on your upcoming event.

Rhiannon x

Email: rhiannon@onceuponatimemakeup.co.uk


What brands do I carry in my kit…


I'm often asked by prospective brides and clients what makeup brands I love to use and carry in my kit...

I stock only genuine products from a mixture of premium and professional beauty brands, many of these you will have heard of. I don't believe in limited my self to just one brand of makeup so I love nothing more than to experiment with everything from the latest on the market to the cult classic favourites to ensure my kit; which is my absolute pride and joy, stays a wonder of gorgeous treats for your face. I have personally tried and tested everything I use to ensure they are highly durable and create the most beautiful effects on the skin and where possible I always opt for brands with a cruelty free status.

Here are some of the favourite brands I currently use...