Make-up kit and studio

Emma Hardie Amazing Face

Emma Hardie skincare products

I was kindly sent some products to try from the Emma Hardie skincare range.  I have had little samples from this range so was really keen to try more, as I was impressed. The packaging is looks stylish.  I was sent the Mooring Cleansing balm with a cleansing cloth in together with  a Protect and Prime SPF 30 moisturiser. The cleansing balm comes in a big tub and you have to mix a few drops of the balm with warm water, [...]

Tinas studio (false eyelashes and make-up)

A quick update!…

I haven't been able to update my blog for a while, as I have been so busy with bookings.  I am going to do a more in-depth blog as soon as I can! Since my last blog I have been working flat out with make-up lessons, weddings, shoots and make-up trials.  I have also taken on lots of bookings for 2016 and 2017 too, (try not to be too late booking, as I have had to turn away lots of [...]

Make-up kit cleaning time again!

The glamorous life of a Professional Make-up artist…

It's that time again! I am very mindful about keeping my make-up kit and brushes all sanitised and clean.  So, when you book a Professional make-up artist, take into consideration not just the time she puts into applying your make-up but also replying to e-mails, cleaning and stocking up her make-up kit and brushes not to mention her experience and portfolio.  This sets the professionals apart from the amateurs, thus is reflected in their pricing. Between clients, my brushes and [...]

silk fibre brows

Product reviews…

Silk fibre brows - £19.99.  Brows are definitely "the thing" at the moment, the more natural looking the better too.  I am always on the look-out for a great brow product as I opted for the Kate Moss "Biba" brow many years ago sadly, hence, my brows have never been the same since and I have to shade them in.  When I opened this bottle, my first impression was not good, the applicator was far too big I felt [...]


Product reviews…

As you may know, I often receive products to try out and review. I also include these when I can, in my make-up columns in The Journal magazines. One of the products was Embryolisse lait-crème concentre, which I love and actually use on myself anyway, so it is easy reviewing this lovely product. Firstly, I love the packaging, as as its in a tube, it is hygienically used, (so no fingers dipping in and out of a pot), [...]

Maggie Hunt brushes

Its all go at the mo!…

I had the opportunity recently to be asked to be involved working on the Victoria Secrets show in London! I had 2 emails from Milan, but sadly it wasn't to be! ...Next time perhaps?! One of my lovely friends who I used to go to the London College of Fashion with, put my name forward so I would work in his make-up team...neither of us were put through though but it was an honour to be considered anyway! I have [...]

Daniel Sandler cosmetics…

I had the pleasure of trying out some new make-up from celebrity make-up artist, Daniel Sandler recently.  I have admired Daniels' work and excellent cosmetic products for a while, so was chuffed to sample some of the following - Watercolour blush in Flush - This is a beautiful product in a liquid form in a little bottle, you only need a tiny amount and you can either apply it with your finger or an angled brush, (Daniels watercolour brush is [...]

Bioderma cleanser

Tina’s top 10 make-up and skincare must-haves…(at the moment!)

1. I love using the Bioderma Sensibio H20 micelle solution, (£15.95). This is great for any skin type so I tend to use this a lot, plus my other fave Bobbi Brown cleansing oil. It is very mild and gentle, (I have been using this on myself too and my daughter, as we have been suffering with spot breakouts, so great for sensitivity too.) It is a cult product, loved by Professional make-up artists world-wide [...]

Lisa Eldridge tweet

Lisa Eldridge tweet, The Journal magazine, etc, etc…

    I was very chuffed recently to get a tweet from the lovely Lisa Eldridge, (see photo below) - she is one of my favourite Make-up artists and I love watching her make-up tutorials as she is very talented and extremely knowledgeable in all things make-up.  Her work has inspired me no end, so it is great when one of your idols acknowledges your work, although she has tweeted me previously,  I think its so great when someone as famous and [...]

Brides, bridesmaids, Mums and Grandmothers…

I have been lucky enough to work with hundreds of lovely brides, bridesmaids and Mums recently and over the years.  I love working with lovely people and helping ladies look their best, especially on a very special occasion, such as a wedding. It is a regular occurrence for me to work with up to 10 people in a wedding package, and it can be quite a demanding job - time is always of the essence, but we always get there [...]