Bridal and Wedding

Rosie. Make-up by Tina Brocklebank. Hair by Kirby Blythe. Photo by Aden Priest @ Cleatham hall.

Rosie.

Rosie wanted a natural, classic look for her wedding day, which is of course, my signature look.  She was a pleasure to work with and very easy going. As she was wearing white, this indicated that a brighter pop of colour is required on the face, otherwise, she would look washed out in the photos. The lip colour here is by Charlotte Tilbury, Hollywood lips in Sweetheart and then I layered Liv it up on the top. Eyes were softly defined with [...]

Beautiful Bride, Katie. Makeup by Tina Brocklebank. Photo by Gene Weatherley. Flower crown by Vincent and Stubbs.

Bohemian Bride, Katie.

I had the pleasure recently of working with the gorgeous Katie, for her wedding in Lincolnshire. Make-up wise, Katie prefers a very natural look and I didn't want to distract the attention away from those amazing flowers! Light foundation was applied and a spot of powder, eyes were kept very light with a tiny bit of definition and some very small false lashes. A tiny flush of cream blush and then the spot on lip colour from Bobbi Brown to compliment the [...]

The gorgeous Lindsey. Make-up by Tina Brocklebank.

Wedding/bridal make-up

I had the pleasure of being the lovely Lindsey's Make-up artist today, for her wedding today at The Brackenborough hotel, Louth.  Lindsey had booked me well in advance, about 2 years prior to her wedding day as she was set on me being her Make-up artist, so I was very flattered! Lindsey loves make-up and so I wasn't afraid to go to work, and really accentuate her lovely features. She has lovely skin and I like to really let the skin [...]

Hayley at The Orangery, Settrington.

Beautiful Bride, Hayley.

I had the pleasure of being Make-up artist to Hayley, Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom plus 5 Bridesmaids this weekend! It was an early start for a 3 pm wedding.  The venue was The Orangery, Settrington, North Yorkshire.  I haven't worked there before, it was absolutely stunning! Hayley and her wedding party got ready at the nearby cottage which is right next to a quaint little church and then The Orangery is next to that.  It is [...]

Meghan Markle's bridal make-up - understated, natural, classic and minimal.

Meghan Markle Bridal make-up : Understated, beautiful make-up.

I was so pleased to see Meghan Markle's bridal make-up was very pared down at the weekend, she looked SO beautiful! Daniel Martin who is her friend, and Make-up artist, did her make-up for her wedding day and so chose not to stray from her usual signature look. Meghan doesn't wear a lot of make-up usually, so as I always say to ladies who don't wear a lot of make-up, you need to be comfortable and you need to look [...]

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 [...]

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.com Jess 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 [...]