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Holiday/Summer make-up.

Holiday make-up.

Summer is here at last! I have just arrived back from a lovely holiday in Ibiza.  When I go on holiday I like to wear minimal make-up, especially if I am in a hot climate.  As long as I have my SPF 50 on I am quite happy during the day.Here are my essentials which I took with me -P20 spray, (which is an SPF 30.)  I also took an SPF 50 dry mist spray from Amber solaire.  For [...]

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 [...]

Super noir winged eyeliner make-up, inspired by Pixiwoos.

Super noir winged liner look…

Here's the make-up I used for the Super noir winged liner look, (inspired by the Pixiwoos tutorial of the same name.)Skin prep - Bobbi Brown moisturising balm SPF 25, extra repair eye balm then Sisley Double tenseur serum.Foundation - (spritzed first with MAC fix +) Sisley Anti-aging foundation in Beige linen and Bobbi Brown foundation stick in Beige.Concealer - Amazing cosmetics concealer in Light golden and Medium beige then lightly over the top YSL touche eclait.Brows - Diego dalla [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Wedding Make-up artist of the year 2016

Last year I decided to enter the Wedding Industry Awards for Wedding Make-up artist of the year as I have never previously entered anything before. The awards are very prestigious and entrants are voted for by their own clientele with an expert judging panel presiding, so it has been on my bucket list of things to do for a while.To enter it was quite a long process, I had to answer lots of in-depth questions regarding my business and [...]