Sophie has a confident and instinctive approach to beauty, based on years of experience and also raw talent. She has become my go-to expert when it comes to being camera-ready, for a public appearance, speaking engagement or hosting an event. I never need to second-guess or ask where she's going with my make-up as, after the first couple of sessions, she completely got my personal preferences and beauty needs. This means that the time she spends on my look can extend to a mini facial massage and relaxing skincare application, so I emerge feeling truly ready to face the music.
I have worked with Sophie for several years and there is no one I am more pleased to see before a big presentation or moment in the spotlight. Aside from the obvious skill of being an incredibly talented make-up artist, she also cleverly and subtly negotiates the roles of bodyguard, motivational speaker and sounding board. I know there have been many big occasions where I would have felt considerably less relaxed without her on my team. Sophie is always reliable, unflappable and great fun.
Jade Beer, Editor Brides Magazine
Sophie is my go-to for event makeup, she listens to my needs and has appropriate colours for my skin tone (not always a given with makeup artists as I often end up looking chalky) and makes me picture perfect for any occasion.
We booked Sophie to work on some male and female celebrity contributors for a TV show for ITV2 and wouldn’t think twice about using her again. Sophie is a highly professional and extremely talented makeup artist. She dealt with our contributors with ease and handled quite a stressful day with a relaxed and calm approach, adapting our needs with the contributors’ wants. We had feedback from one of the female celebrities who said she would be continuing to wear her makeup for her night out and loved the natural look Sophie had applied. I cannot praise Sophie enough, she is a wonderful makeup artist and a lovely girl.
Mollie Grosberg, TV Production Co-ordinator
My favourite makeup artist is Sophie Tilley, who also did my wedding makeup and gets it on point every time, for the Glamour Awards event we went for a smoky eye and I wouldn't be me if I didn't wear a red lip!
From Sophie's first job with us, her skills immediately separated her from the competition and she quickly became the ONLY makeup artist we will work with. Her makeup artistry is breathtaking but what's even more special is her ability to instantly understand the brief and then improve on it by adding her touch of magic, thus constantly exceeding our expectations every time. She is a joy to work with and I don’t really want to recommend her as selfishly, I’d like to keep her as our secret weapon!
Veronica Moretti, Swimwear Designer
I debated for quite some time if it was necessary to have a makeup artist on my wedding day. At the time it seemed like a non-essential cost. However I can safely say now it was one of the best decisions I made. Sophie is an excellent artist, she really has got the whole natural look perfected and even talked me into some false eye lashes which were amazing. Sophie takes her time, is very precise and totally takes away the stress. She made me feel and look a million dollars, I have the photo’s to prove it! I just wish I could employ her every morning! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Laura Mayes, Events Manager
Sophie works gently and at ease which is a pleasure at a 5am call time. She has an amazing understanding of colour and managed to change me from one look to another in no time. Sophie has a beautiful personality and does beautiful work! I can't wait to work together again.
Lauren Mellor, model
Sophie's aesthetic eye and calming presence transformed my wedding day. I had faced a series of challenges but Sophie was at all times capable, communicative, and a source of inspiration.
At the trial she allowed scope for experimentation and listened carefully but wasn't afraid to take a decisive stand and give advice. It functioned as an advanced make-up lesson too (I have since bought many of the products that Sophie used).
On the day itself, Sophie responded with sensitivity and grace to a new challenge, making invaluable practical suggestions from having a little prosecco to calm my nerves to advising on accessories and bouquet - even driving my sister and I to the registry office.
I felt so beautiful - my now husband, commented that I looked "absolutely the best version of myself". Of all the expenses I incurred, this was by far the most worthwhile, I can't recommend Sophie enough.
Naomi Goulder, bride