Client Testimonials


Client Testimonals

Client Testimonials

"Rachel was the amazing makeup artist for my wedding day on December 22nd! I was so happy with Rachel's expertise and unique personal touches, for example, she gave me beauty and skin tips/regimes to follow 6 months in advance of the wedding. She welcomed any and all feedback and was super collaborative, for example: we shared many texts and emails (and pinterest boards!) and she always made herself available for questions. Rachel excels in customer service and really makes all her clients feel in safe, warm & friendly hands. Given her extensive experience, I definitely leaned on Rachel for advice and recommendations which she was glad to share. On the day of the wedding, everyone thought Rachel was a pleasure to deal with and she brought a calming aura and cracking sense of humour with her :D Rachel advised on exactly what I'd need with me on the day for small touch ups and even briefed my maid of honour on run of show! Thank you so much, Rachel! I've recommended you to anyone I know getting hitched!" 

Bronagh Friel - San Fransisco 

"THANK YOU to Rachel for an amazing day! She made us all look incredible - just what I was hoping for. She personalized each look to what my girls were comfortable with and understood very quickly the feel I was hoping for. Even more importantly, she was amazing on the day in terms of having such a fun morning and keeping everyone relaxed! It felt like hanging out with a friend! Thank you Rachel for being such a special part of our day!"

Laura Peterson-Hurley - NewYork 


"Rachel did makeup for my wedding for myself, my maid of honour, my bridesmaid, and my mother. It's always difficult, living abroad and planning a big event, so I was a bit apprehensive about hiring someone I wouldn't be able to meet until a week before the big day. However, I needn't have worried at all, because Rachel did an absolutely outstanding job! She even fit my mom in last-minute, even though her makeup wasn't originally planned. She was a complete professional, while also being so approachable and made us all very comfortable. Thank you so much for your help and your kindness! You made the start of our day run so smoothly. Would recommend Rachel's services to anyone, and would certainly hire her again if I was ever in Ireland again and needed makeup done!"

Emma Luck, Canada. 

"Thank you so much Rachel! You did a fantastic job with make up for the bridal party and it lasted brilliantly until the wee hours of the next morning! You were a professional, efficient, lovely, friendly presence on the morning of the wedding. I can't recommend you highly enough. Will have to book a make up masrerclass soon!"

Maeve Murr, Wicklow

"Really talented make-up artist, Rachel did the make-up for my wedding May 16, mine and the bridesmaids make-up was perfect! Besides doing the make-up Rachel thank you so much for being so lovely and making us feel so relaxed the morning of the wedding. I coould not have asked for better and I will be recommending you to everyone!"

Laura Kinch, Bray 

"Rachel was absolutely amazing from the moment I met her at the trial to the touch ups before I left the house the morning of the wedding. So many people complimented me on my make up. I will definitely get my makeup done again by Rachel and will recommend her to anyone."

Grace O'Toole, Bray. 

"Rachel is the wonderfully talented make up artist who did the make up for my sister Caitriona's wedding in September 2015. She put everyone at ease straight away. I was lucky enough to to be one of the bridesmaids. She had gorgeous ideas for each one of us. She was so lovely and full of lots of helpful hints throughout the day and didn't leave until she was sure everyone was stunning and happy with their make up. She is a perfectionist & complete professional but in a lovely, caring way. Rachel was a pleasure to deal with throughout the make up trials and on the special day."

Hazel McCarthy, Dublin. 

"Rachel has been absolutely amazing and I would absolutely recommend anyone to work with her. Her bubbly personality combined with the fact that she makes sure you're the best version of yourself is unique. As a person not used to wearing makeup she absolutely managed to create a makeup that is still me bringing out the best features of my (and my bridal party) face without making me feel like I'm wearing a mask. Absolutely fabulous and will recommend her to anyone I know getting married".

Christine Judd, Germany.

"Rachel did an amazing job and was so helpful with guiding me through when and what I needed to do with makeup trails, bridesmaid makeup etc On the big day Rachel did mine and the bridesmaids and she had it all organised for us so that it worked with getting our hair done and getting dresses on. I went for a natural look and feel for my makeup and the same for the bridemaids and it looked lovely! I would highly recommend Rachel, she did a great job!"

Julia Kirwan, England 

"Rachel is brilliant and so professional. I absolutely loved my make up for my wedding day.  My bridal party loved theirs too. I would highly recommend Rachel, she always gives you the best advice as she wants you to look great.  Rachel made me feel at ease the day of my make up trial and is proud of what she does and you can see that. Others would just go with what we want even if didn't suit. That means a lot that Rachel  cared. Looking forward to getting Rachel to do my make up again soon".

Caitriona McCarty-Hart, Dublin.

"Rachel was very flexible and willing to do any style of make up I requested. My make up lasted all day and night and didn't have to touch it up at all. It was great!"

Joyce Goode, Greystones. 

"Everyone who had Rachel do their make up at our event couldn't have given better feedback. Great day lovely girl and loads of advice."

Aine Rogers, Dublin.

"Rachel is an absolutely phenomenal make-up artist. From the first email she was a pleasure to deal with. I don't really wear make-up at all so I was a bit nervous about how it would look on the day. There was absolutely no need; Rachel is brilliant and she listened to what I wanted every step of the way. I was delighted with what she did as were my Mum and sisters with their looks.  I would recommend Rachel without question and would definitely hire her again."

Linda Keegan, Kildare.

"Rachel is amazing, very professional, obliging and friendly. A pleasure to have around on the day of your wedding.

Jacinta McCormish,  Dublin 

"Thanks a million for all of your help and making me feel so beautiful. I truly felt very speacial."

Ursula Trotman, Dublin 

"Delighted with my make up on the day. Rachel really listened to the natural look I requested and purchased shorter eyelashes especially. Would highly recommend."

Natalie Chesser, Dublin

"I would absolutely recommend Forever Fabulous to any bride and her bridal party. Rachel was fantastic - she was great at keeping in touch on everything from booking a trial date to discussing changes in my eye make up by email. Rachel was a pleasure to have at the house on the morning of the wedding, so lovely, chatty and friendly to everyone. She is an absolute professional who takes pride her work. I loved my make up. I have skin that is very prone to red flare ups and Rachel did an amazing job. I danced all night long and my make up was still perfect at 2am!"

Claire Doyle, Lucan. 

"I wanted to thank you for last Thursday, the makep was fabulous and I was really happy with it.  You were a pleasure to have at the house and eveyone loved their looks, you got it just right and your such a professional."

Claire Doyle, Lucan. 

"I could not believe the difference in having my maeup done professionally, it was the hottest day of the year and I was running about all day, the makeup did not budge, I certainly felt 10 years younger and forever fabulou! You are one talented woman, will be recommending you to everyone!"

Anne O'Connor , Lucan. 

"Thanks Rachel for your work on my wedding. My make up was flawless. Everyone was commenting on my make up throughout the day and it looks fantastic in the photos! My mom and bridesmaids loved working with you too. Your enthusiasm on the day was infectious. I will definitely be organising a make up lesson with you and will let you know if I need make up for any future events."

Fidelma Butler, Dublin. 

"Was such a pleasure to meet Rachel, I adored my makeup and it stayed all day! Rachel gives great advice about products with no bias towards any particular brands, would highly recommend and cannot wait to book her again! The brides and all us bridesmaids were so happy!" 

Orla Butler, Wicklow.  

"Rachel did make up for myself, 3 bridesmaids and mother of the bride. We were all so happy with our looks. Rachel listened to us and helped us achieve the looks that were in our heads but we couldn't quite articulate! I would recommend Rachel and Forever Fabulous to anyone.

Aine Vickers, Greystones

"Rachel was a pleasure to have at our house for our sisters wedding, all of us loved having our makeup done and the looks were exactly what we asked for. They lasted thought the day and night, even though my sobbing and the shower we got caught in! Rachel's attention to detail and added touches like the gorgous 'Love Honor and Be True' bridal lipstick. Made this a 5 star experience!"

Mairead Vickers, Wicklow.

Rachel was a dream to work with. I wanted very natural make-up because I'm so fair skinned and she knew just what to do. I looked flawless on the day as did my bridesmaids. The trial was great and we had loads of fun getting ready as well. Highly recommended. 

Kathy McHugh, Monkstown

"I booked Rachel for my wedding make-up. I researched a bit online and wanted to find someone that would come to my house the morning of the wedding and would be very flexible but that also knew their stuff. I contacted Rachel, we exchanged a few mails and I really liked the way she came across, seemed to know her stuff and was very easy-going (a must for me for the big day!! no stress allowed!! And she was amazing on the day!) So I went ahead and booked with her. Rachel has been really great all the way through our wedding. I had my make-up trial done the weekend of my hen and she came to us in the center of Dublin at a time that suited us.... her last appointment before going on maternity leave too!! You couldn't really ask for anymore than that!! :-) The make-up she did was just gorgeous!!! She gave a mini-tutorial while there, applying all of the different layers, she really knows her stuff!! And when all of these layers were applied, I still felt like I had barely any make-up on! Sometimes I feel like I've more on when I apply my own few small bits!!  I had a change of heart about the colour of my lipstick/gloss the next day, so I contacted her and she immediately suggested meeting up and picking another!  I've had the greatest experience with Rachel the whole way through our wedding, she really took the time to understand me and what I wanted, was always very flexible about any changes and had detailed discussions with me around what I wanted and my skin prior to starting any of the application!  The Big Day itself came around and true to everything I hoped for Rachel was amazing, from arriving early to our house no issues noted, to setting up and not causing any stress, to just getting us to sit for our make-up whenever we were done with hair or getting ready, etc. Rachel was so calm on the day and really contributed to keeping a happy, chat-filled, fun morning of wedding prep! We didn't do a make-up trial for my Bridesmaids prior to the Wedding morning, Rachel did both their make-ups and they looked stunning! One of the girls doesn't ever wear make-up and prior to my trial had decided not to wear any, then she saw my make-up from the trial and decided to go for it, she was so happy with how it all looked and how light it was! A true tribute to Rachel's work! From chatting with Rachel, prior to the "The Big Day", I knew it would all go as seamlessly from her side as it possibly could. It really did, Rachel helped to create an air of excitement and fun in the house that morning, it was a pleasure to have her their on such a "Big" celebration and I will definitely be using her again in the future!" - Kara Griffins - Greystones, Co. Wicklow.

"Forever fabulous did my make up the day after my best friends wedding, Rachel is amazing and our make up was amazing, it lasted al night and the amount of lovely comments I got! Rachel was even better than the girl who did our make up the day of d wedding! We would highly recommend and she came to us which made our life so easy as we left wit our face on feeling amazing! Thanks again!" - Lorna Ni Chaoithmeoil.

 "Rachel was a pleasure to have at our house for my sister's wedding at the weekend. All of us loved having our makeup done, the looks were exactly what we asked for and lasted really well all day & night, even through my sobbing & the unfortunate shower we got caught in! Her attention to detail and added touches (gorgeous @Love Honour Be True themed lipstick) made it a 5 star experience! Highly recommended." Mairead Vickers, Greystones

"Rachel won't just make you look great but  feel great too she is one if the most positive people I've ever met and a totally giggle to work with" - Lorraine Browne, Kildare.


"I cant recommend Rachel enough. My makeup looked amazing, she is a true professional and obviously loves her work and has a real passion and flair for making you look your best!" Rachel Singleton, Greystones

"Well what can I say that hasn't already been said?! Forever Fabulous, exactly as the name says ...FABULOUS! I would recommend Rachel and her team to anyone. I'll be back over in Dublin toward the end of the year and I've already booked Rachel to transform me from dull and drab to fabulous and funky!! I can't wait".- Lucy Coz, Brimingham.

"Myself, all the bridesmaids and mother of the bride looked stunning, you are amazing Rachel! Thank you again!"  - Natasha, Bride, Greystones.

"Thanks a million Rachel, I loved my look on my wedding day as did my bridesmaid. It was different look I wanted after the trial but what I asked for you delivered. It stayed all day and you were a pleasure to deal with! Thanks again!" - Jenni, Bride, Howth.

"Rachel did my make up and my bridesmaids for my wedding in August and I must say you did a fab job Rachel. I knew you would as I had already done a trial with you but I looked the best I ever did and you did exactly what I wanted and listened to exactly what I wanted. A total professional while keeping the atmosphere bright and breezy for the mrning of the wedding. I'm so glad I got you to do my make up and I highly recommend Rachel to all brides out there!" - Aoife, Bride, Limerick.

"I have been lucky enough to have my make up done by loads of different people for events and photoshoots and Rachel is definitely one of my favourites. She is so talented and always gives a different look depending on the job, I have always had a big grin on my face when I see how transformed I am and she has the ability to make every girl look and feel like a million dollars! I couldn't recommend her enough and she is an absolutely fabulous person. I guarantee you will get the look you want." - Esme Mansergh Wallace, Miss Sunday World and Miss Tipperary, Model.

"Thank you so much it was the opportunity of a life time,?such a confidence boost and you make me feel amazing,?I cannot wait to show everyone the photos!" - Susan Hogan, Skerries.

"My make-up was gorgeous; I did not want to take it off!"- Andrea Rooney, Model.

"Such a lovely make up artist a joy to work with." - Lorraine Brown, Dublin.

"Amazing work by a fantastic lady!" - Mark Garvie, MG Millinery.

"Absolutely fabulous service! Not only do u get value for money u actually get advice n useful tips, wilk definitely recommend to friends n family." - Jolyne Byrne, Tallaght.

"I worked with Rachel on a shoot a while back. Her make up was outstanding and flawless, the make up felt light on my face and felt as though I didn't have much on at all which is a very good feeling. Rachel is a pleasure to work with and such a lovely women. I would recommend Rachel for any shoot /occasion, she is the best make up artist I've ever worked with and I will defo be asking Rachel to do my make up again, happy happy." - Roisin O'Driscoll, Model, Dublin.

"Amazing make up artist...any parties or special occasions coming up Rachel is your lady. Get booking gals!" - Rebecca Watson, Dublin.

"Thank you a million times over to Rachel O'Riordan from Forever Fabulous & Roger Kenny from Roger Kenny Photography, Delgany for an amazing make over and photo-shoot afternoon. I felt like a princess getting my make up done. It looked amazing and I felt amazing! I learned so much about make up too. I was so nervous about having my picture taken but Roger was a fab. I have never laughed so much and had so much fun! I can't wait to see the final result of the photo's. Thanks again so much!" - Anna, Tallaght.