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Natural, glowy, feathery brows and freckles

Natural make-up!

I don't know about you, but I am quite bored of seeing the same uniformed ideal seen over on Instagram.  Everyone seems to be a carbon copy of everyone else don't you think? Where brows are blocked and almost "fuzzy felt",  Eyeshadow is "cut crease", Contour has gone crazy with noses being slimmed down and cheekbones exaggerated with brown stripes and lips are blown up with fillers.  Make-up is so heavy, I really do feel it is time for [...]

Tina's fave skincare

My favourite skincare products…

I have finally got around to updating my blog, as promised! so here is what I like to use on my skin. As I mentioned on my Facebook page, I don't believe in spending too much money on a cleanser, as its not on your skin very long, saying that, obviously I wouldn't just use any old thing either! I used to use the Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser but then Aldi brought out a much cheaper option, (£3.99 for 200 [...]

Tina's make-up studio.

My new make-up studio is now open!

I am proud to announce my new luxury make-up studio is now officially open! Based in Brigsley , (a little village on the outskirts of Grimsby and close to the beautiful Lincolnshire wolds), my make-up studio is fully equipped for all of your make-up requirements and my extensive Pro make-up kit includes the most exclusive make-up products in the area, such as Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury, Make-up Forever, Urban Decay, Glossier and Tom Ford. I offer not only Bridal/wedding make-up but [...]

Swarovski crystal/Spring make-up.

Time to Spring clean your make-up!

Spring is in the air!...(well nearly!)  this is the perfect time to Spring clean your make-up! Get rid of anything that is smelly, dried up or broken...a time to declutter and purchase your go-to products, (and a time to book me for a make-up lesson so I can save you money, so you know what suits you, thus not waste your money on products that do nothing for you.) Look on the bottom of your products and this will give you [...]

GLOSSIER

GLOSSIER review.

This brand has been intriguing me for quite some time. There's been a bit of a buzz about it and the thing that drew me to want to try it was that it promoted a "less is more" approach to beauty, which as you probably know, I love. I think the whole industry actually needs a brand like this to shake up the whole drag queen look thing that is dictating at the moment, (even though, for [...]

Valentines day makeup by Tina Brocklebank.

Valentines day…

I can't wait for January to be out of the way! I don't know about you, but I find it a bit depressing! What with Christmas and New Year just gone, I am feeling a bit frazzled to say the least, so I am really looking forward to Spring, (plus its my birthday...not that I am looking forward to being a year older!) My make-up studio is coming along nicely. There's still a bit to do, but I aim [...]

Tina Brocklebank Make-up artist - Day make-up.

My day make-up products and routine…

I don't get a lot of time in the morning for make-up, but saying that, I do make it a priority. I can wake up feeling pretty crappy and frankly, looking it too! So the whole ritual of looking after my skin and applying make-up, for me, is a necessity and if I don't do it, I feel rubbish all day, not to mention look tired, and well, lets face it, ill!! I like to start by cleansing my [...]

Bobbi Brown Extra balm rinse

My top 4 cleansers…

Yep, I'm a sucker for trying out new products, lotions and potions. My bathroom shelf resembles a shelf in Boots the chemist, I'll admit. I have tried most cleansers and for me personally a good cleanser, has to smell nice, be of a good creamy consistency, isn't harsh or too strongly perfumed, and makes my skin clean quickly and effectively, ready for toning and moisturising. Obviously, there are so many different cleansers available now, its easy not to [...]

Tina Brocklebank Make-up artist

Make-up tips for the day after the night before…

The November Lincoln Journal is out and my column for this month focuses on "morning after make-up"! Something which I know a lot about sadly! After abstaining from drinking alcohol for about 4 months I thought it was a good idea one night to drink quite a lot, which left me feeling, and looking, like something from The Walking dead. Needless to say, I had to venture out, so I needed to apply a tad of make-up, just so [...]