My love for make-up started to emerge more than 15 years ago when I was growing up in Gloucestershire. I had spent many afternoons flicking through latest issues of the the fashion magazines as well as Just Seventeen!!, I soon found that my hobby was turning into my passion and so I put my artistic inclination to use by persuading friends and family to allow me to prepare them for their big event. As a teenager, I progressed from doing the make-up of my mother and my mother's friends, to actually earning small amounts of money for specific jobs.
As a professional make-up artist, my extensive experience covers working with different photographers on editorial photoshoots, brides, schools and others that are interested in developing greater expertise in choosing, applying, and wearing make-up that matches their skin type, personality, and lifestyle. I’ve always understood that whilst having good make-up is important, it’s knowing how and where to put it that is key. As such I always use a range of products and tools – as I understand that some products work better with different skin types and tones, than others. It’s why I create make-up looks that last all day and night, with minimal touch-ups, that will always look great.
I always enjoy sharing tips, techniques, and products with other make-up artists, as well as my expertise with clients. Passing on knowledge to others is one of my favourite aspects of being a make-up artist. I also frequently facilitate small seminars, make-up classes, and individual make-up lessons for those that are interested in looking their best.
I love my job – it is so rewarding to see how well applied make-up can make anyone feel special and look great – not only for that moment, but for photographs, which last forever.