Kind Words

I met Stephanie on a photoshoot with my dear friend Christophe Cohen, whom I have known for many years and who has taken some amazing photos of me.

I trusted Christophe so much I knew that Stephanie would be really good and boy was he right, when you are in your 70’s you don’t want to overdo the hair and make up, and I have to say she made me look lovely. I also learnt quite a lot from her in the process.


Elkie Brooks, Singer - Jan 2017 - London

I had a 1 to 1 makeup lesson with Stephanie which was a present from Christmas 2021. I was stuck in a makeup rut and being in my 40’s needed a refresh. Stephanie was amazing and provided lots of useful tips for application, colours that complimented my eyes and skin tone. Simple suggestions to improve my eyebrow shape has made a huge difference. Highly recommended

Jennifer Styan, Sussex, May 2022

” I had a lovely afternoon with a friend having Stephanie update our make up routine for ladies of “a certain age “. It was such a relaxed , fun and educational experience and I loved that there was no hard sell to buy lots of new products but to learn to use some of our existing products in a more modern and flattering way , then just to make small upgrades to our make up bags . As a result I’ve had a major cull of my makeup down to a few perfect products . Both myself and my friend have received lots of ” you are looking well ‘ compliments since 🙂 “

Linda Pitkethly, London, May 2022

I booked a teen makeup lesson for my 12 year old daughter for a Christmas present. I found Stephanie on a google search and reached out to her via email where she responded very quickly!
We found a date that was suitable and today myself and my daughter visited Stephanie for the lesson.
From start to finish Stephanie was amazing! She went through all the different types of makeup and colours suitable for my daughter. She would explain everything to my daughter in such a way that my daughter wasn’t overwhelmed by all the information. I was also incorporated when Stephanie was explaining which I thought was really respectful and also gave me the knowledge if my daughter forgets anything or needs help practising.
The makeup she taught my daughter with, was of great quality and the colour match was spot on. She even wrote everything down which we took away with us for future reference!
Stephanie’s make up techniques and training is second to none and I would highly recommend her!
I’m even considering going myself in the very near future!
Thank you Stephanie for a great informative and fun day! We will 100% come back again for further lessons.

Lisa Burrows, London - February 2022

I had booked a make up lesson with Stephanie as I felt I needed to totally change the way I was wearing my makeup . I was really impressed with the different ideas Stephanie gave me and how to apply it correctly which does make a big difference and advising me on the colours to wear and going from powder to cream blusher which again made a big difference !
Stephanie has a lovely manner about her and makes you feel very comfortable.

Gill Emery - Sussex - May 2021

I am soon to be 50 years old and thought it was time to update my make-up regime. I have high colouring, an oily T-zone and struggle to get foundation that works well. I made an appointment for a make-up lesson with Stephanie and I’m so glad I did. She helped me find a fresh new look and it actually made me look years younger. Stephanie is kind and encouraging and I can highly recommend going to see her.

Irene Elliott - Sussex - Dec 2020

I have spent years not being able to get my make up right for me. Stephanie was absolutely brilliant, she took me through the whole process and was really clear and good at helping me to use the brushes and applicators properly. She really understands colour and helped me to gauge the tones and colours that work with my colouring. I learned how to colour and shape my eyebrows too which is something I’ve really struggled with. As someone who doesn’t wear make up and has given up trying I am now enjoying applying it and I like the results, it’s been such a great lesson.

Ruth Gaskell - Sussex - October 2020

Thank you very much for this session. It has been literally transforming. You have created for me the perfect makeup which matches what I like (“enhanced natural type ”) and is feasible every day in the morning rush. Few months have passed and I am still doing it and had lots of compliments! So glad I went for it!

Anna Drummond - London - October 2020

Had 2 great make up lessons with Stephanie. I left with new make up looks, products to buy and confidence in applying them. Stephanie was friendly and patient and the lessons were fun and relaxed. I would highly recommend her!

Jennifer Batchelor - Hassocks - February 2020

Stephanie did my make up for my wedding after she had done a trial first to discuss various options. She made me feel so comfortable and reassured for my big day. On the day she totally transformed me and I felt on top of the world and beautiful. Afterwards I felt that Stephanie had become a good friend and not just my makeup artist. She is a very talented lady with a wonderfully comfortable manner.

Emily Broadley - November 2019 - Sussex

Dear Stephanie, Thank you so much for the make up but more for the sanity and calmness you kept in our household. We all looked gorgeous. Again, all our thanks!

Liz - London

I can’t recommend Stephanie enough. She is warm, professional and really helpful – suggesting great colour schemes to suit my complexion. Really lovely experience, I can’t wait to go back!

Lizzie Doran - November 2019 - Sussex

I was visiting London for a design award black tie event and knew that I wanted my make-up done by a professional. Google led me to Stephanie and I could not have been more happier with the results.

She took time to understand what I wanted and created a beautiful look for me that lasted the entire evening, yet was easily removed at the end of the night. She really played up my eyes, whilst leaving my natural skin tone showing in a very natural way. I felt made up, yet very comfortable, I still looked like me, just a more polished sophisticated version! I would not hesitate to recommend Stephanie, she is a true professional.

Gillian Gillies, award winning interior designer - September 2019- London

How delighted I am to have found Stephanie to do my wedding make-up. I didn’t want anything dramatically different from my normal look so we chose quite subtle colours but expertly applied by her. Stephanie absolutely transformed me so much so that both my hairdresser and my fiancé commented she’d knocked years off me! Not only that but the whole look miraculously lasted the whole day and night without any signs of wear or creasing. An absolute revelation to me as to what can be achieved with make-up. Stephanie is a real pleasure to work with and I have no hesitation in recommending her.

Deborah Steele - September 2019 - London

My face has matured considerably over the years, unfortunately my make-up techniques hadn’t followed suit and I felt I needed help on how to use make up in a way that would enhance my look now and give me extra confidence.  I arranged a session with Stephanie for myself, my sister and friend.

 Stephanie was very professional, but at the same time very relaxed and approachable.  Even though this was a joint session, she gave us all very focused individual time to address the areas that we wanted to improve. Stephanie was really great at demonstrating different approaches for all of us depending on our colouring, facial shapes, skin tone etc and then explained carefully how to implement each technique, and guiding us when we practised ourselves.

 I got so much out of the day, for me personally, the tips on how to improve my eye makeup has made such a difference.  I was dedicated to ‘liquid line’, but with the increase of wrinkles round my eyes was finding it harder to do – the tips that Stephanie has given me has meant I can recreate a similar look with as much, if not more impact than before. 

 A really, really great day!

Sumita Hodgson - May 2019 - Sussex

Having always worn the same look for the last 30 years I thought it was about time I booked a make-up lesson!  Stephanie was great, she showed me a quick and easy to achieve a day look and how to transform it into an evening look.  She used several products from my existing make-up bag and made suggestions for new products that complimented my colouring. The session was very relaxed and I now feel much more confident applying eyeliner, eye shadow and blusher and I have a handy diagram in case I forget any of the techniques. I would definitely recommend Stephanie to my friends.

Sally Steele - September 2018

I went to see Stephanie for a makeup session and really loved it – She was really lovely to talk to and worked within what I already like. The products she uses are all really nice and felt great on my skin. I came out feeling fantastic and loved my new makeup look. The session has given me lots of new ideas and has updated my look. I’ve gone back to looking forward to putting my makeup on rather than thinking of it as a chore. Thanks so much x

Jess - Sussex - September 2018

Booking a lesson with a make up artist was something that had been on my list to do for a couple of years and I’m so pleased I booked time with Stephanie. She gave me more confidence in the make up that I was already using and showed me how to experiment and be bolder. Stephanie provided tips around application, removal and the right brushes to use. The pace of the lesson was perfect, giving me the opportunity to practice the techniques myself. Would highly recommend this as a way of enhancing what you already know.

Michelle Parker - September 2018 - Hassocks (Sussex)

‘Le jour de son mariage, on souhaite que tout soit merveilleux, féerique, magique, bref que tout soit parfait. En tant que mariée on veut être la plus belle pour son futur marie. On a souvent passé des mois à trouver la bonne robe, les bons bijoux, les bonnes chaussures, mais tout cela n’est rien sans une coiffure et un maquillage qui sublimeront l’ensemble. J’ai la chance de connaître Stéphanie, en qui j’avais toute confiance pour ce jour unique, et qui grâce à son talent de maquilleuse, à su me mettre en valeur. Je n’aurai pas pu rêver plus beau maquillage! Elle a cernée ma personnalité pour que mon maquillage ne soit pas un déguisement, mais bien le reflet de qui je suis. Elle a mis en valeur mes atouts et masqué mes défauts. Une professionnelle au top, un maquillage au top, et du coup une mariée au top!!!’
Thank you Magalie, here is the translation:
‘On your wedding day, you wish all details to be wonderful, magical and just perfect. As a bride, you want to be the most beautiful for your future husband. You often spent months to find the right dress, jewellery, shoes but all this is irrelevant if you don’t have a hairstyle or makeup that will enhance and complement those. I am lucky to know Stephanie and I trusted her makeup artistry talents to enhance me to look my best on my special day. I couldn’t have dreamt a more beautiful makeup! She understood my personality so that my makeup wouldn’t be too heavy but rather really suited me. She  highlighted my features and given me a flawless finish. A top professional, a great makeup and a very happy bride!!

Magalie - July 2018 - South of France

I was lucky enough to be gifted a 1-1 make up lesson with Stephanie from C’est Magnifique by my dear and generous friend Sally. I’d recently brought a lot of make up from a friend to support her new online business, but didn’t really have the know-how or confidence to use some of it! Stephanie was brilliant! She gave me lots of tips on brushes, application and colours that would better suit me to give a light, fresh and natural look. The lesson was a good mix of Stephanie demonstrating and me copying – the time flew by! It was lots of fun and has given me confidence to wear make up more regularly and experiment a bit more myself. Highly recommended!

Kylie Gulliford- July 2018 - London

I didn’t know what to expect from having my make up professionally done, but it was one of the most relaxing experiences ever – which is really important on your wedding day! We experimented with a couple of looks during the trial session and Stephanie explained what would work for me in terms of general skin care and everyday make up. On the big day, I had the BIGGEST break out of blemishes and spots that I’ve ever experienced (thanks skin), but Stephanie worked her magic and the overall effect was flawless!

Victoria Shead - May 2018 - Brighton

Really enjoyed the makeup workshop I attended recently with Stephanie from C’est Magnifique. Stephanie explained the different makeup application techniques really well and used top quality products to demonstrate the different effects you can achieve when applying makeup. I thoroughly recommend using her services as she is delightful to work with. I look forward to attending another event soon!

Clare Goldfinch - April 2018 - Brighton

Stephanie was very professional and skillful, with a great eye for colour. I feel like I have been reintroduced to the world of make up!

Victoria G - February 2018 - London

Stéphanie came to our house in London to give a 1 to 1 lesson for our teenage daughter. Stephanie took the time to go over the main techniques of make up application and she was spot on striking the right balance of make up for a teen –  teaching our daughter to achieve a look that is fresh and natural without covering up her youth. I was concerned of too much make up for young people who get their make up ideas from celebrities on social media. Stephanie showed us a fresh ‘French’ style look that exudes inner confidence and doesn’t hide the young person behind a ‘painted’ face. I can’t recommend Stephanie enough!   T. Park, London
All the best Stephanie!

Tule & daughter Raphaelle - February 2018 - London

I was lucky enough to receive a makeup lesson with Stephanie as a birthday present. I didn’t have a lot of confidence in applying makeup as I don’t need to wear it for work. She showed me how to make use of the makeup that I already had. Stephanie was full of great advice and tips. I found that the 2hours flew by and I had regained my confidence to apply and experiment with makeup. I would highly recommend a makeup lesson with Stephanie. I may even book another one myself in the near future.

Barbara - February 2018 - London

I haven’t worn make-up for around 25 years, so it was lovely to have Stephanie come to the comfort of my house for a private make-up lesson. She was wonderful at explaining everything and left useful notes so I don’t forget! She completely understood what I was looking for and what works best for me. Thank you so much!

Josie - January 2018 - Brighton

Having never quite known what I was doing with make-up, a lesson with Stephanie was brilliant! I gained the confidence and skills to use my make-up to its best effect, and haven’t looked back since. Thank you!

Kay - January 2018 - London

Dear Stephanie, thank you so much!! My makeup was amazing!!! The evening was a success too. Lots of love

Carol - November 2017 - London

Stephanie, A big Thank you for yesterday. You worked wonders with my sister and I!!! It was an incredibly special day for our family and it was so lovely to feel our best! We went out that evening, and I still had your makeup on from 6.30am, thank you!

Alexia - November 2017 - Chelsea

Stephanie is a fantastic make up artist and teacher. I booked a private session with her and she taught me amazing tips for everyday natural look make up and also for my stage performances. Reliable and professional I will book her again in near future.

Claudia Aurora (Singer) - October 2017 - London

Stephanie was recommended to me and she did not disappoint. She is a talented makeup artist and her presence on the morning of my wedding was both calming and great fun. Stephanie did my makeup and that of my mother, sister and sister-in-law. We were all thrilled with her work and received many compliments throughout the wonderful and memorable day. Stephanie’s manner was thoroughly complimentary to such an important and special occasion. I have no hesitation in recommending her services. Corinne, July 2017. 

Corinne Bramwell - July 2017 - London

I found Stephanie on the internet and thought this is exactly what I need. Being just over fifty and not used to wearing or applying make-up, I thought it was time to learn those skills from an experienced professional. I was more than happy with my choice of Stephanie’s expertise. She knew precisely what I wanted: the art of understated make-up, which still provides a natural look  and does not take a lot of time. She explained everything extremely well and made me a list of the products to buy. Needless to say, Stephanie let me try all the different tasks. I would recommend Stephanie to anybody who needs a make-up lesson.

Juliane Horn - May 2017 - London

Dearest Super Stephanie, I just wanted to say a huge Thank You for being so patient with me and secondly for making my Makeup Lesson such fun! No one else has the patience to deal with me and my complete ignorance on trying to be a girl!!

Huge hugs and a thousand Thank yous for making me always look 100 times better than normal self!!

Lots of love, See you soon.

T.P - April 2017 - London

My sister and I had a two-hour make-up class with Stephanie and we both loved it.  My make-up knowledge before the class was extremely limited and for that reason I did not really wear a lot of make-up.  Stephanie explained all the steps of applying make-up, starting from the very basics which I needed and even provided some helpful notes to act as a reminder!  She advised on the correct techniques, best brushes to use and took us through a day-time look to a night-time look.  Stephanie started with the make-up that we were already using, which was great and only advised alternative products if she felt it was really necessary.   Above all of that, Stephanie is extremely friendly, professional and made us feel at ease right from the start.   I feel so much more confident in using makeup and experimenting with it – thank you Stephanie!

Abigail - November 2015 - London

Stephanie, I just wanted to write and thank you for doing the most beautiful makeup for my bridesmaids, aunts and me. My mother thought everyone looked stunning and they really did. You were so sweet to come all the way to somerset. You actually did my Makeup for Halloween in 2011 the day Alex and I started going out, so it was really fitting that you did the Makeup for the wedding. With very best wishes,

Emily,  September 2015

Emily Valentine - September 2015 - London

I found Stephanie a wonderful, caring, and warm person who took the time to listen to what I needed. We achieved a look which was exactly as I had hoped, the make-up felt great (not too heavy) and lasted a long time even in hot weather. I have come across quite a few make-up artists over the years for photo shoots and special occasions, and Stephanie has been one of the best. She is extremely talented with a lovely personality and she gave my day a lot of positive energy!

Ying Li - June 2015 - London

I was so nervous about my very first photo shoot but not only did you make me look my very best with the minimum of makeup, you also left me feeling very relaxed and confident. I really appreciate all the advice and tips you gave me to achieve a natural, fresh-faced look suitable for my age. A huge thank you and hope to see you again
really soon!

Katie Bryson (16yrs old) - July 2015 - London

I have just seen the photos. I am thrilled. You have made me look radiant! My sincerest thanks- the makeup is immaculate!! I look forward to seeing you soon. My eyebrows rock! (ha ha!). Thank you for doing exactly the right combination of natural and glamour for me- you really got it right and seemed to understand what I wanted without me actually saying.

Marie Vassiliou (Opera Singer) - September 2014 - London

Stephanie was a fantastic presence on my wedding morning – quiet, professional and calm but also really good fun. She listened to everything that my bridesmaids and I said, giving real consideration to all of our suggestions and creating the looks we wanted perfectly. On such an important day it makes a huge difference knowing your makeup has been done by someone so talented. I’m just looking for an excuse to use her services again now!

Saira Morgan - August 2013 - London

I am a professional dancer and hired Stephanie to do my makeup for a photoshoot. I am so glad I found her! Her professionalism was top notch and worth every penny. She accommodated my crazy schedule for the day with ease and was very pleasant to work with. Friendly, extremely knowledgeable and she checked in with me throughout the whole process to be sure I was happy. The end result was stunning and I’ve never had so many compliments before. I would definitely work with C’est Magnifique Again!


Razia Star - Feb 2013 and Sept 2014 - London

Hi Stephanie, we were delighted with how everything went. Thanks so much, hope to have an opportunity to use your services again at some point in the future.

Tracey Moran - Moran Hotel group - Nov 2012 - London

Stephanie it went brillantly!!! Thank you so much!!! I will recommend you to everyone!!!

Effi Cartier - Sept 2012 - London

Thanks so much for the amazing makeup you did for me!!! It looked divine!! Thank you!!!! xx

Carol. S - Nov 2012 - London

I would like to thank you ever so kindly for the AMAZING job you have done with my make up on the occasion of my son’s Bar Mitzvah. It was professional and meticulously made and stayed on beautifully for as long as I did!

I couldn’t have hoped for any better. Stephanie is a real professional make up artist with the ability to listen to her clients and deliver much more than asked.

I was extremely pleased and couldn’t have chosen any better. If your event matters it is well worthwhile spending extra – as the results speak for themselves. Thank you Stephanie!

Idit Sandler - Nov 2012 - London

I’ve had very little make-up knowledge before my session with Stephanie. I hardly wore make-up and didn’t enjoy putting it on. Since my lesson with Stephanie, I started putting on make up in everyday life much more often and I actually enjoy it. It was great to learn more about the art of make-up and Stephanie explained not only ‘the how’ but also ‘the why’ of the make-up process.

Thanks to Stephanie, I learned how to apply make-up properly using the right brushes and she also advised on the best colours that work for me. I started to enjoy using make-up and look and feel so much better now, every day. I can truly say that Stephanie changed my life. Thanks again!!!

Dominika Binkowska - July 2012 - London

Thank you for all your help and for the beautiful makeup! I was so pleased with how we all looked on our big day! My skin looked flawless, and my eyes had a gorgeous smoky outline which enhanced the shape. The photos turned out wonderfully and I am so pleased at how we all looked on the day! The day was more than we could ever have dreamed of! Thanks Again!

Chantelle G - October 2010 - Leeds Castle

Thank you SO much for doing my make-up!! I am SOOOO pleased I paid the extra to have you! It was wonderful not to have to worry beforehand and I didn’t even think about my face all day!

Honestly, I was thrilled with my make-up. I shall defnitely recommend you to others and I will also contact you again if there is an occasion where I feel that I could treat myself to some professional make-up.

Helena Maxwell-Lawford - Sept 2010 - London

Stephanie’s bridal service was fantastic. As someone who doesn’t usually wear much make up I was a bit nervous so we had a trial session first.

She was incredibly patient and listened to all my concerns, and the results were amazing.
On the day, she quickly and calmly performed her magic, and the “wows” from my bridal party were all I needed to convince me that she was worth every penny.

Katie Weston - August 2010 - London

Stephanie was recommended through a friend, she has now done my make-up three times and each time I have been delighted with the results. She listens and understand what look you want and also brings her own touch, an excellent make-up artist.

Myriam D - November 2009 - Kent

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