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Alisha, Prom make-up.

Prom make-up…

Its not often I post photos of my daughter, but I just had to recently! It was her Prom day recently and I was just so proud of her, I wanted to show her off to the world!It is a well-known fact, that at this age, teenagers can suffer with bad skin and a few spots here and there.  Alisha has completely mastered the art of concealing her little blemishes.  She has a great skincare routine, but despite all [...]

Summer make-up.

I have finally got round to telling you what I have been up to since the launch of my new website.  Basically, its been all go with weddings, shoots and make-up lessons.  I have also been busy trying out some new make-up and I am going to be ordering lots of NARS soon as I am now a NARS Pro too, (I am already a Bobbi Brown and MAC Pro.)With Summer here (ish),I always crave to let my skin [...]

Sisley Self tanning

I have been on the look out for a good fake tan product that doesn't look like I have been oompa lumpa'd and also one that doesn't cause spots! I was recommended this product by the lovely Lindsay Bown, (Make-up artist for Strictly come dancing, etc.)  Yes, pricey at £83.50 but I was prepared to pay a bit more to be happier with the results.At first I was disappointed with the size of the bottle, but like Lindsay had [...]

Tina

Tina (smoky eye day look.)

I often get asked how long it takes me to do my make-up, (it depends on what time I have and what I need that day!)Skin prep is very important to me, so making sure I use the right moisturiser for my skin, (depending on the time of year and my skins needs.)  As I am getting older, my skin is more dry and I feel like I need a bit of a glow! so I always opt for [...]

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 [...]

Christmas wish list 2015…

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!....there's so much on offer out there, make-up wise for us, it can all get a little bit crazy to decide what to put on our Christmas list or to buy those make-up lovers in your life. Here I have tracked down a few beauties, plus of course, I am offering my very popular Make-up lesson/session vouchers (£150 for an hour session. You will receive a bespoke session in my [...]

STALF shoot - a classic look

STALF studio shoot – a classic look for winter.

A very enjoyable morning this morning working with STALF studio in Lincolnshire.  STALF studio creates simple, elegant and wearable womenswear which is handmade in Lincolnshire - www.stalf.co.uk  /Instagram @stalf.studioAs the clothing is so simple and wearable, for this shoot I wanted to create a classic look, that can be created easily, but using minimal products - who has the time quite frankly, to spend 2 hours applying make-up!?I used - Bobbi Brown vitamin enriched face base and then created [...]

Black winged eyeliner look

Black winged eyeliner…

Today's blustery weather calls for a bit of drama I think - its all about the winged eyeliner today! I used Embryolisse moisturiser first and then used Cover FX compact foundation to even out my skin tone, Bobbi Brown corrector and concealer serum under my eyes, and then Anastasia Beverley Hills dip brow pomade on my brows.  To create the eyeliner look, use Urban decay eye primer first, then apply vanilla cream eyeshadow stick by Bobbi Brown all over [...]

Red lips and leopard print

Red lips and leopard print…

With the gloomy weather surely there is light at the end of the tunnel? or in my case, my make-up bag?!  Dark days call for a bright pop of colour so I opted for my trusty MAC lip pencil in High energy today and wrapped up in my Topshop leopard print coat.  If you are going to be wearing a red lip, make sure you get rid of any redness first in your face, (especially around your mouth, nose [...]