"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
My name is Rachael and I am a Makeup Artist, Makeup Tutor, Beauty writer and YouTube content creator based in Barnsley – although I am more than happy to provide makeup artistry both anywhere in the UK and internationally.
I gained my makeup artistry diploma from the Beauty Academy in 2012 before being offered a job and further training at Illamasqua. I have also trained under the guidance of Val Garland and Luis Casco through the Val Garland School of Makeup, P Louise Makeup Academy, and the White Rose School of Beauty in my hometown. Further to this, I am also self-taught in SFX makeup.
I freelance as the resident makeup artist at Divers Photography, our family run photography business and I am also a Beauty Ambassador for Lookfantastic, and affiliated with some of the most well known and loved beauty outlets in the UK.
I am fully insured and a member of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology.
My work has been featured in publications both in the UK and globally including; Sheffield Telegraph, Daily Mail’s Mail Online, Daily Express, Mancunian Matters, Barnsley Chronicle, Manchester Evening News, Yorkshire Evening Post, The Star, Detroit Newstime, Yan News Vietnam and EMGN – I am most recognised for my Halloween and special effects makeovers. I've also had the pleasure of working within Live TV with Eurosport at the Snooker English Open.
I came Highly Commended in the Bridebook Wedding Awards 2017 as the Best Wedding Beauty Professional of the Year out of over 70,000 other professional wedding suppliers. It was a wonderful experience and the first ever competition that I have been entered into with my Bridal makeup work. If you’d like to read more about this, please click here. I also won the LUX Wedding Awards under the Best Bridal Makeup Artist in Barnsley. I am currently a finalist in the Professional Beauty National Awards under the Make Up Specialist of the Year 2018 category.
I’m a huge advocate of empowerment for women, and I truly believe that every woman deserves to not only look beautiful, but to feel beautiful too. I set up Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry with the hopes of building confidence for other women and teaching them professional techniques on how to apply their makeup to bring out their beautiful features rather than hide them.
Alongside my makeup work, I also write a beauty blog and run my own YouTube channel where I review makeup and talk about all things beauty. I have been fortunate enough to work for some amazing brands including the likes on Skinny Tan, Malmaison, Carbon Coco, Glossybox, Mankind and ThinTea to name a few.
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