Bridal and Wedding

How to choose the best Make-up artist for your wedding

How to book the best Make-up artist.

Being a Pro Make-up artist with over 27 years of experience, including working on London Fashion week, magazines, T.V and theatre, (14 of these working exclusively with Brides/weddings and private make-up lessons), I regularly hear horror stories of how people have bad experiences having their make-up applied, this often gives seasoned Make-up artists bad press and a hard time gaining trust with potential clients.  I also often hear of how people are uncertain about the kind of things they [...]

Sweet Magnolia

Sweet Magnolia from Jess Petrie on Vimeo.Sweet Magnolia is a short film preview which was created to accompany the styled shoot 'Ethereal Dusky Blue Bridal Inspiration' for Wedding Sparrow; weddingsparrow.com/article/ethereal-dusty-blue-bridal-inspiration

Ethereal, dusty blue bridal. Photo by Jess Petrie. Hair by Alison Jenner. Make-up by Tina Brocklebank. Head piece - Amy Swann. Stylist - Nina Marika. Jewellery -Last night I dreamt. Model - Sarah Alice Ward.

Ethereal, dusty blue shoot.

As you may remember, I had the honour of working with Jess Petrie photography and Alison Jenner hairstylist recently.  Our shoot was featured on the prestigious Wedding Sparrow, (A wedding blog for the stylish fine art bride, Wedding Sparrow is an award winning inspirational website specialising in fine art weddings.) - www.weddingsparrow.comJess explained - "The main concept of this shoot was “less is more.” We wanted to replicate the bride being prepared for her Spring wedding at her boudoir. [...]

Wedding make-up on myself.

Wedding make-up.

I had the pleasure of attending my niece's wedding yesterday and on myself I decided to opt for a smoky eye look and nude lips.  I was wearing a Topshop green dress and so wanted something a little dramatic to compliment it.I had prepped and had a bit of a tan with my beloved Sisley fake tan, I then covered any imperfections with my Nars tinted moisturiser and Bobbi Brown foundation stick, I don't tend to use powder as [...]

Burghley house, Stamford.

Burghley house wedding, Stamford.

I love travelling around the U.K, working on various weddings and yesterday I had the honour of visiting beautiful Stamford.  I had no idea what a great place it is to visit!It was the gorgeous Rachael's wedding and she was getting married at the very majestic, Burghley house.  It is huge!  I had to do her wedding make-ups at The George in Stamford, which is a gorgeous old hotel, with lots of character, great food and amazing staff,I took [...]

Pretty, natural bridal make-up…

I love this photograph of the beautiful Rebecca.  When Rebecca came to see me we discussed all options regarding her Bridal make-up look.  Rebecca doesn't wear much make-up as is a Dr (and a Mother now!)  Rebecca is blessed with lovely skin so I didn't have to use too much foundation or concealer, but I did use a small amount of each where needed.  I always prefer to use less than more, and I love to be able to [...]

Photo by Merika Almond @ James Green studio. Make-up by Tina Brocklebank. Hair by Cherry Blossom.

Wedding make-up artist of the year 2016 for East Midlands.

For those of you following me on Facebook, etc, you will know I entered The Wedding Industry awards and won the Wedding make-up artist of the year award for the East Midlands region.  This week I took a trip to London where the nationals were held, at the Cafe de Paris in Leicester square - it was a great experience.  I did not manage to win but receiving the feedback and amazing comments from all of my lovely clients [...]

2016 – 2017 prices.

When you book Tina you are safe in the knowledge that you are booking a Professional make-up artist.Tina's price reflects her - Luxury service, expertise, reputation, time, knowledge, personalised customer service and client care plus a thoroughly clean and sanitised make-up kit.  Tina also invests a lot of money into updating her make-up kit with only the highest quality products and tools.Similar to photographers, the time Tina spends on one client is not just the couple of hours spent [...]

Make-up by Tina Brocklebank

Make-up lessons galore and a Happy new year to you all!xxx

I have been inundated recently with requests for make-up lessons.  From Mothers who are at their wits ends from their daughters contouring habits, Husbands who have been constantly asked for a make-up lesson with me and also from ladies requiring help with applying their own make-up - we are never taught at school are we!! I believe this should be part of the curriculum!  Make-up is such a powerful tool.Christmas has been a very busy period for me and [...]

2016 Wedding Awards -national finalist

Wedding Make-up artist of the Year 2016!

 Thank-you to all of my lovely Brides who took the time to vote for me for The Wedding Industry awards recently!  I was blown away by the lovely comments, it means such a lot so thank-you so much.I will now go on to compete nationally in London in January.  I am so grateful to you all and just to get this far is a big achievement for me xxx