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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 [...]

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 Green @ 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.studio As 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 [...]