Tamara Melville - Makeup Artist in Jamaica Specializing in Bridal Makeup and Destination Weddings

Lauren & Trey - Sandals, Montego Bay, Jamaica Wedding

Lauren’s Jamaican Wedding

It was such a pleasure working with Lauren and her family. She contacted me about my makeup artist services for her tropical vibe, laid back destination wedding at Sandals Royal Caribbean located in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

She wanted a natural makeup look and shared with me that she did not want it to feel caked on or look artificial. I assured her that she was in good hands as one of the best makeup artists in Jamaica - I am able to have my clients look natural but still done.

The pre wedding atmospere in the room was very laid back and relaxing with lots of laughter and chatting in the room.  I was so blessed to makeup her mom and mother-in-law I loved and cherish the interaction I had with these beautiful, graceful and confident women.  While we interacted, I learned that Lauren likes reggae music and was very familiar with the reggae artist “Chronixx” whose newest album was on my playlist which we vibed to and helped to add that tropical flavour before her very beautiful Island Ceremony. 

I asked Lauren to share with me why she choose Jamaica for her wedding.

Lauren’s Response - ”We have been to several islands in the Caribbean and had always been told how amazing Jamaica is. As soon as I saw that over the water bungalows were being built at Sandals, we were sold!! We could not have picked a more beautiful location - from the beaches, the people, all the way to the local cuisine - EVERYTHING was beyond perfect! I can’t thank Tamara enough for the incredible makeup job which was the icing on the cake!

Eliza & Matthew - Iberostar Suites, Montego Bay Jamaica

Beautiful Bride married in Montego Bay, Jamaica

I call Eliza my Arabian Bride, She reminds me of a beautiful Arabian Princess with her midnight black hair and very lively personality.

I met Eliza on Instagram as she had reached out to me wanting to identify the location for a photo she had of Iberostar Suites resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  I helped her as best I could, I am always more than willing to enhance the experience of destination brides getting married in this lovely island, Jamaica. She was also a makeup artist! 

We decided to use Calypso Villa, a guest house located on the coast with a gorgeous view, very close to her hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica to do her trial and get her and her girls wedding ready. We had an early morning start and I was chauffeur for a day responsible for transporting her and her girls.


Modelesque Bride


Makeup lasting till into the night

Firefly Estate, St. Mary Jamaica

Thanks FuninJamaica for these beautiful images

I was honored to paint the face of this modelesque beauty, Alexia for her Destination Wedding in Jamaica.  Alexia has full exotic eyes, her facial bone structure is one that most of us only dream of.  As one of the best makeup artists in Jamaica I pride my self on not approaching my art with a one size fits all approach.  Bridal makeup is about creating a beautiful and cohesive look factoring in the brides personality, dress and hair style; wedding theme, style and time.

We choose a fresh and pretty look which was perfect for her classic and romantic dress and wedding style.

Alexia a Jamaican Geologist and Nigel winemaker extraordinaire, owner of Evoi Wines in Australia choose FireFly Estate for their Jamaican Destination Wedding. Firefly is a breathtaking property, overlooking the south coast of Port Maria, St. Mary Jamaica. Firefly has entertained persons such as Queen Elizabeth II, Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor.  Firefly is not surprisingly rated as one of the top 10 wedding destinations in Jamaica.

Now for her bridal makeup breakdown!


  • Mac Amber Lights was used to compliment her golden skin and eyes.  
  • Defined with some of the blackest eyeliner pencils available from Makeup Forever      Cometics and Inglot Gel Liner #77.


  • Her skin got a boost of hydration from my secret luxury facial skin prep to keep it       decadently hydrated throughout the day and night.
  • Sonia Roselli water balm was used after to maintain hydration


  • One of my favourite - Cinema Secrets foundation and Becca Concealer. Sett with Kett Translucent Powder. Skindinavia Bridal Setting Spray was used to seal the deal.


  • Defined with Mac Cork Liner and a Revlon Lipstick.

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