Make-up tips

A very high brow history - The Lincoln Journal.

Eyebrows – “A very high brow history.”

Here is my column from the October Lincoln Journal.If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen my post about the "Insta-brow", a look which I am not a fan of.I have so many requests from Mum's of teenagers, and other ladies, who want a bit of clarity and guidance on this very internet-led trend of over-doing eyebrows.Experimentation and the resulting trends are all well and good, but I am sorry to say, fuzzy felt is never a [...]

Beautiful before and after make-up.

Problem skin and my secret weapons of choice…

Problem skin and secret weapons...I have the pleasure of being able to meet and help so many people of all ages, each with varying skin dilemmas and concerns.One of the most upsetting is acnified/blemished skin. I know first hand how this can affect one’s confidence. I suffered mildly as a teenager and now my 16 year old daughter is suffering with it too.Being a Make-up artist helps greatly, as I can advise exactly what products can help with concealing [...]

Tina's makeup kit - Primers, etc.

Tina’s selection of primers, etc.

Good make-up starts with the right base being used beforehand, e.g, there is no point putting makeup on bare skin if you have dry skin and are using an oil free foundation.  You need to be aware of what skin type you are, or how your skin is looking, feeling and behaving, the time of the year, the occasion you want the make-up for, then you can make the decision about how to treat it, what to use skincare [...]

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 [...]

Summer makeup look.

Summer make-up.

Phew it's been hot hasn't it! (not that I am complaining of course), we are just not used to it though are we!A common Summer complaint from my clients are either their make-up vanishes completely or it ends up printing underneath their eyes or creasing in places.  Help is at hand...I can't stress enough how important skin prep is, it is just as important as applying the right texture for your skin and time of year and how you [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]