I always loved Art from an early age, I often say it was the only thing I was good at at school! So what better career to go into to combine make-up, (which I also loved from an early age – thanks to my Mum buying me a Girls World!) and also Art. I have been hooked ever since…
I first studied Beauty Therapy in 1990, when I was 20 and then went on to study make-up at the London College of Fashion in 1993, where I graduated with a H.N.D. After this I worked nationally as a Freelance Make-up artist, gaining valuable experience and building up my portfolio, working on T.V, theatre, fashion and commercial projects.
Bobbi Brown –
I was also represented by Models Plus in London, M.O.T. in Hertfordshire, Number One Model Management in Nottingham and Boss in Manchester. I then went onto work for Bobbi Brown in Nottingham and was trained by them in London, this is where I fell in love with the brand, Bobbi Brown is one of my idols. I also love Lisa Eldridge, Rae Morris, Pixiwoo, Maggie Hunt, Polly Osmond, the list is endless. I am not a fan of the “unreal” make-up we so often see nowadays, I prefer keeping make-up classic and wearable. Less is more!
After working and being trained in London as a Make-up artist for Bobbi in 1998 in London, I decided to continue using the products and introduce it to the area in 2005, when I relocated to Lincolnshire and set up my own business. I have since built up an excellent reputation not only locally, but nationally too. I also have my own luxury make-up studio at home where I offer make-up lessons/special occasion make-up and wedding make-up. I am kept very busy!
I was always inspired by magazines such as Vogue and Elle, and obsessed over the editorial images in there, (as I still do.)
My intentions were the same then as they are now : To offer a luxury, Professional make-up artist service and the opportunity to experience the best high end products.
Freelance work –
My 28 years of experience include working for T.V and theatre, London Fashion week, Boots, No. 7, London Graduate week at St Martins college, The Royal Opera House, Loaded magazine, Marks and Spencer, Vision Express, Looks magazine, City Lights magazine, Snowboard UK magazine, Nottingham Playhouse, Sanatogen Gold, Arena magazine and Michiko Moshino.
Wedding make-up artist of the year –
I was twice a finalist for Make-up specialist of the year for the prestigious Professional Beauty awards in 2011 and 2013, also National finalist for Best wedding make-up artist 2016 for The Wedding Industry awards. I am also Beauty editor for The Lincolnshire Journal magazine.
I love being able to make you not only look amazing, but feel amazing!
(Photo by Jess Petrie photography.)