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Good foundations blog on Bride and Tonic.

Good foundations.

My first instalment on London based, Best British blog - Bride and Tonic is now live! I decided to keep it simple and to the point and thought I would begin with discussing how to choose the right foundation and how to apply it -   I hope you enjoy reading it - let me know what you think! A busy week ahead with makeup lessons, makeup trials and 2 weddings this weekend - one at the lovely Healing Manor hotel. I'm going [...]

Work update.

Thanks to everyone who entered my Mother's day competition over on Facebook - I read some really inspirational comments - but the winner is Lynda Mennell, who has won a makeup lesson with me to the value of £150.  The winner was chosen at random. I have been really busy with makeup lessons and bridal makeup trials, however, I had a few days off recently and so as I had a spare morning I thought I would experiment a bit [...]

Kevyn Aucoin inspired make-up.

James Molloy inspired make-up

I often save images that inspire me and then obsess about them for a while!  I had always wanted to try some Mark Traynor Invisitapes, as these elongate the eye and have been a theatrical beauty secret for yonks! Plus drag queens wear them and I do love a good drag make-up.   The tapes you attach either side of your face (and/or neck) and it gives you a facelift! 😳 I used LOADS of makeup and I felt like Lily Savage [...]

Merry Christmas and a Happy new year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy new year!

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I hope you are all winding down a bit, ready for the Christmas break?!  I have a few bookings this week for make-up lessons to do and then a wedding this weekend at Hemswell court, and then that is me done this year!  Back to work on the 2nd of January 2019! and then my first wedding is at the end of January 2019! Limited availability for weddings for 2019 and taking [...]

The lovely Samantha.

Make-up artist shenanigans…

Thank you to all who have signed up for e-mails.  I have been very busy booking some of you in for the discounted make-up lessons, and also doing the lessons too. Don't forget these need to be booked in before the 21st of December, and as long as they are done before the 29th of March 2019, that is fine, as then I will be busy with wedding make-up and trials. As this has been so successful, there is now very [...]

My day make-up

I tend to keep my day make-up quick, classic and natural.  I do try out lots of new products, and mix them up throughout the year, according to my skin, how I feel, time I have and where I am going! Obviously, skincare is essential, so see my other post about my skincare routine on my Blog. Here are the products I am using at the moment - Bobbi Brown Tinted moisturiser BECCA cosmetics Under eye brightening corrector Clinique Airbrush concealer and Nars Radiant [...]

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


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 [...]

Photo by Jess Petrie Photography. Hair by Hair Laundry. Make-up by Tina Brocklebank. Dress by Claire Pettibone. Styling - Nina Marika. Tiara - Amy Swann. Flowers - Swallows and Damsons.

Update for new subscribers…

Hi to all of my new subscribers, I had to post again as my last email would not have reached you, obviously! Apologies to my other subscribers who have already received an email regarding my Loyalty scheme offer, I had to post this again to update everyone! technology grrrrr.... Anyway, here is the info you need to book, any problems please just email me on Thank you x I have a list of all who have subscribed so far.  I am [...]

The beautiful Babs.

Make-up lesson loyalty scheme…

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for e-mails! I promise not to bombard you constantly with emails! (I am aiming probably once a month but it will probably more like two months!) I have a list of all who have subscribed so far.  I am calling this my Loyalty scheme. This means they can then apply for a £30 discount for a make-up lesson! (usually priced at £150, so the lesson in total will be £120.)  This is for a [...]