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.
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!
Natasha McNamara, Editor Glamour.com
Sophie did a beautiful job on my makeup for my wedding, achieving the right balance between ensuring enough coverage for photos and the 'natural, fresh look' I was after for our daytime spring wedding. Sophie's gentle manner, genuine kindness and patient approach to her work helped to calm everyone's nerves on the day which was wonderfully appreciated.
Jendy Zibin, bride
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, Director Storm-in-a-d-cup Swimwear
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's aesthetic eye and calming presence transformed my wedding day. I had faced a series of challenges, from loss of venue to last-minute changes to the dress, but Sophie was at all times capable, communicative, and a source of inspiration. In the practice session 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 and made some invaluable practical suggestions from having a little prosecco to calm my nerves to advising on accessories and bouquet - and even ended up driving my sister and I to the registry office. I felt so beautiful and natural on the day - my boyfriend, now husband, commented this - the effect was just absolutely the 'best version of myself'.
Of all the expenses I incurred for my wedding, this was by a long way the most worthwhile. With such lovely makeup, I could have worn any dress. I can't recommend Sophie enough.
Naomi Goulder, bride
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
I’m used to doing my own makeup and tried several different makeup artists in the run up to my wedding but just wasn’t convinced. Just as I started to think that maybe it was just me being fussy, I found Sophie. She really took on board what I wanted and worked with me to find the best colours and look for me. On the day of my wedding she was a lovely, calm presence. When Sophie finished my makeup I literally did a double-take every time I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. Thank you so much again Sophie for making me look the best I’ve ever looked on the day it mattered most to me!
Kim Benitez, dancer