I have always been fascinated by makeup and its power to transform. Growing up in South Wales I vividly remember lying on my mother's bed watching her beautify herself for an evening out and later sitting at that same dressing table experimenting with all the gorgeous products in their golden cases. This fascination has never left me. In my twenties I originally trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. During this period there were more opportunities to transform myself and to watch other actors be transformed with a lick of face paint. There was also, of course, the Big City and all of the incredible beauty stores right on my doorstep to fuel my passion more. It was here that I really became a Beauty Addict!
After moving to the Midlands and having my two children I decided to retrain as a makeup artist. I achieved my IMA (International Makeup Association) Makeup Artistry qualification from The Central School of Makeup in Birmingham. These professional skills are greatly enhanced by my love and intimate knowledge of beauty products - from the old classics to the most current. This combination, along with with my ability to observe and listen to your ideas and needs makes me an artist who will work with you to truly create your vision of your 'best beautiful'.
Specialising in Bridal and Special Event makeup, I am based in Worcester and cover the whole of the West Midlands and beyond by special request.
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BRIDAL MAKEUP TRIAL
We all know that a wedding day can be highly pressurised. To take away any anxiety about how your makeup will look on the most important day of your life, I will always conduct a makeup trial, usually 1- 2 months before the wedding. This allows us to test a look should you be unsure of exactly what you want or what might suit you. More than one trial can be held if you and your bridesmaids wish to experiment with more than one look. Equally, it is useful even if you have a very clear vision of your Wedding Day look.
A trial allows us to see and perfect the look beforehand which will give you great peace of mind in the run up to the Big Day. Think of it as a dress rehearsal. We will take photographs and you can take them away and make your decision with no pressure at all. Trials take place at my home in WR1 Worcester on Thursdays and Fridays - first appointment 9am, last appointment 1pm.
A trial is included in my pricing for every bride. Though at an extra cost, trials can be booked for as many people as you require, typically the bride and one bridesmaid however larger groups can be accommodated on request.
ON THE DAY
On the day I will travel to you at a scheduled time in order to complete your wedding make up with plenty of time for touch ups and dealing with any unforeseen hiccups. The make up will take place usually at the wedding venue or home of the bride to be.
Make up will ordinarily begin on the bridesmaids and bridal party first, leaving the bride until last to ensure my full attention . I will be on hand until it is time for the bridal party to leave so that everyone looks fresh and perfect. All make up and lashes used on on the wedding day will be from my kit. Makeup for the bride will typically take around 60 minutes, with others being completed in 45 minutes. I only ever book one wedding a day, so you can be sure I am available to stay right until you leave for the ceremony if needed.
Bookings during Spring and Summer months are in high demand, and as such early booking is essential. A minimum £50 deposit is required to secure your booking. Travel outside a 10 mile radius will be chargeable at standard fuel rate, covering the whole of the Midlands area.
See pricelist. For a quote please contact directly, stating the size of the bridal party, the location and the date and time of your wedding.
I also provide the following services:
SPECIAL EVENT MAKEUP
If you have a special event - perhaps a prom, ball, party or just a big night out - I can create the look you want so that you can relax and get in the party spirit. Rock chick, vintage inspired, classic evening - any look is possible. This service will take around 45minutes - 1 hour.
Visit me at home where I can teach you everything from a basic day look suitable for work or a relaxed lunch, through to a glamorous smokey eyed look for evening and everything in between. Each look will take around 1 hour and a half and will be charged by the hour.
MAKEUP BAG DETOX & TUTORIALS
Are you a complete makeup novice and don't know where to begin? Feel intimidated by a makeup bag full of products you have no idea what to do with? My makeup detox and tutorial package is a truly comprehensive makeup lesson. It takes place in the comfort of your own home (or at a friend or relative’s home), lasts just over two hours and is usually broken up with a short coffee break.
I believe in teaching my clients how to look fresh, energised and polished. Like they’ve had ten hours sleep even if they’ve only had two. Of course there’s a time and a place to look glamorous (I teach this too) but the working day – whether we’re in a busy office, running our own business or are a full time mother – requires a quick routine that will deliver instant vitality.
Drawing from my experience as a professional makeup artist I will teach you how to apply your products, in a way that strikes the right balance for your role, ambition, lifestyle and stage in life.
I use only the best quality, high end cosmetic products. My kit currently contains Nars, Make Up Forever, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury, Chanel, Guerlain, Shu Uemura, Yves Saint Laurent, MAC, Stila, Kevyn Aucoin and Anastasia Beverley Hills. This is not a complete list and it is constantly evolving as new products are released and discovered.
If your enquiry is regarding bridal makeup, please include the date, location, number of people and time you need to walk out the door! I aim to respond to all emails within 2 working days. If you don't receive a response, please check your junk inbox.
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