Make-up tips

Organic glam review –

I was kindly sent some products from Organic Glam.  Created by a highly experienced Pharmacist who specialised in homeopathy and well being.  She then created an organic brand, free from chemicals and now has stores nationwide, with their flagship store being at Kings Road, London. I tried the following products on one of my best friends, Sharon - Luminous antioxidant foundation, eyeshadow shimmer, liquid shimmer highlighter, concealer palette and lipstick. I loved the packaging, it looked expensive with a designer edge to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tina Brocklebank Makeup artist, June column for The Journal.

A busy time of year!…

Wedding and prom season is in full flow and I have been so busy with make-up trials and make-up lessons.  I have been here, there and everywhere!  I am so lucky in my career that I get to meet so many lovely people and get to see some beautiful venues too. I have also been taking lots of bookings for 2015 and 2016, so please contact me to check availability and try not to leave it until the last minute! [...]

Leanne Surfleet - bridal make-up

Healing Manor hotel.

Things have been very hectic for me recently...I have been busy preparing and shooting at the Healing manor, which is a beautiful gem, tucked away in the little village of Healing - The restaurant here is fantastic and the food and service is great, everyone is so friendly and helpful here. Healing Manor is set in 38 acres + of Lincolnshire countryside and is simply stunning and is being restored back to its glory, having being given the respect it [...]

Tina Brocklebank Make-up artist reviews –

After working in this industry for such a long time, you would think I would get a bit complacent about things, but I never do.  I still love to receive thank-you letters and feedback from the lovely people I have the pleasure of meeting and working with.  I have a huge folder full of thank-you letters and they always bring a tear to my eye when I read how much they appreciate what I do for them on their [...]

Wedding make-up at Stoke Rochford hall, Grantham…

  I recently had the pleasure of working at the stunning Stoke Rochford hall in Grantham for a wedding.  I love travelling and working as a make-up artist.  Not only do I get to see lots of beautiful venues but I get to work with such lovely people too.  I always love receiving my thank-you letters afterwards! The brief given for this wedding was glamorous, so I knew I could really go for it with the make-up.  Bridy wanted "Hollywood inspired glamour" so [...]

Make-up by Tina Brocklebank. Photography by James Green.

Meltproof Bridal/wedding day make-up by Tina Brocklebank.

Wedding season is in full swing and this weekend is busy, busy.  I am so lucky, I get to meet such lovely people and work in such beautiful venues too!  This weekend I have had 3 weddings on.  Last weekend I had the pleasure of working at The White Heather.  Crystal has got married abroad and had her reception here, so I went to do her make-up for her.  I had met Crystal about 5 years ago when she [...]

Special occasion make-up, etc.

I had another very busy weekend last weekend - I also had the pleasure of doing 2 lovely ladies' special occasion make-ups for an evening wedding reception, as she had got married abroad.  Kelly wanted a Kim Kardashian look so I knew I could really go for it with the make-up and contouring.  I used lots of different products, including Make-up forever, Mac, Bobbi Brown, Louise Young, Tom Ford and Illamasqua, (see photo.)  I also used some beautiful false [...]