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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 [...]

My day make-up faves.

My day make-up faves…

My day make-up favourites include - (Skin prep is - Paula's choice Hydrating cleanser, splash of very cold water and then Paula's choice Anti-ageing moisturiser SPF50. Bobbi Brown Extra repair eye cream. I am also using Paula's choice Skin perfecting 2% BHA liquid, Anti-ageing 1% Retinol booster and/or Resist C15 Super Booster.) Base - Bobbi Brown retouching wand in Light, warmed up with the Bobbi Brown Bronzing gel in Joe Brown. BECCA Peach corrector under the eyes. [...]

Irina - natural make-up.

Less is more?

I was inspired to blog today, after working with a lovely lady who travelled from Hull to have a make-up lesson with me. During her initial telephone enquiry she was very concerned about her make-up, skin and wanted to have a "make-up overhaul". She had been thinking about coming to see me for quite a while. She didn't really wear foundation and just wore a little bit of pencil underneath her eyes. Irina's concerns included - Is her [...]

Halloween/feather false lashes

Halloween/spider lashes.

I was inspired to create this look as I had some Eldora feather false eyelashes which I had bought a few years back, and I was waiting for the right opportunity to use them! I used Make-up Forever HD foundation and highlighter. I then used a Rodial contouring powder. Brows were blocked out using Urban Decay Subversion white mascara and concealer by Bobbi Brown using a MAC fan brush. I then used an Urban Decay Naked heat [...]

Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W

My current 5 faves…

OK, I admit it, I am a make-up and skincare junkie. I love trying out new brands and products and I often get sent new products to try...someone has to do it! Amongst my current favourites are - 1. Paula's choice - Skin perfecting 2% BHA liquid exfoliant - Removes built up dead skin cells and fights blemishes. BHA is salicylic acid which has anti-inflammatory properties. I saw the difference in my skin only the next morning. [...]

Halloween/spider make-up/ramblings…

I love getting creative with make-up, it takes me back to when I was in my teens at school, loving Art. I used to sit for hours drawing faces, (especially eyes for some reason!) listening to music. In my twenties I discovered Body painting whilst I was studying Beauty Therapy, (I was doing a City and Guilds course at North Lindsey college.) I always knew I wanted to get into Make-up artistry, but there wasn't anything happening where [...]

Gold tears

Gold tears…

I love working on weddings and make-up lessons, but my first love is fashion/editorial make-up. I was trained at The London College of Fashion and graduated with a H.N.D in 1995. I loved my time there and met some amazing people. Here I used some RCMA Liquid tears mixed with Mehron gold metallic powder. I also used my new Urban Decay Naked heat eyeshadow palette and on the lips, a liquid lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury [...]

Holiday/Summer make-up.

Holiday make-up.

Summer is here at last! I have just arrived back from a lovely holiday in Ibiza.  When I go on holiday I like to wear minimal make-up, especially if I am in a hot climate.  As long as I have my SPF 50 on I am quite happy during the day. Here are my essentials which I took with me - P20 spray, (which is an SPF 30.)  I also took an SPF 50 dry mist spray from Amber solaire.  For [...]

How to choose the best Make-up artist for your wedding

How to book the best Make-up artist.

Being a Pro Make-up artist with over 27 years of experience, including working on London Fashion week, magazines, T.V and theatre, (14 of these working exclusively with Brides/weddings and private make-up lessons), I regularly hear horror stories of how people have bad experiences having their make-up applied, this often gives seasoned Make-up artists bad press and a hard time gaining trust with potential clients.  I also often hear of how people are uncertain about the kind of things they [...]

Super noir winged eyeliner make-up, inspired by Pixiwoos.

Super noir winged liner look…

Here's the make-up I used for the Super noir winged liner look, (inspired by the Pixiwoos tutorial of the same name.) Skin prep - Bobbi Brown moisturising balm SPF 25, extra repair eye balm then Sisley Double tenseur serum. Foundation - (spritzed first with MAC fix +) Sisley Anti-aging foundation in Beige linen and Bobbi Brown foundation stick in Beige. Concealer - Amazing cosmetics concealer in Light golden and Medium beige then lightly over the top YSL touche eclait. Brows - Diego dalla [...]