Behind the Brushes

It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together”

13 years of  grasping makeup brushes (or storing them in my hair for safe keeping) while being privallged enough to work in many different sectors of the makeup world, helped me gain a greater understanding of everything invloved in and around makeup.  

Even when you have painted a thousand faces, taken part in hundreds of catwalks, weddings or shoots, its impossible to have filled your jar of makeup knowledge.  So as  a Makeup Artist you never stop learning nor can you never stop constantly buying products – the never ending new potions, lotions and products you have to try.  Before some even reach the “Not in my Kit” box my teenager happily “recycles” them, most of the time without us knowing.   I continuely strive to improve my knowledge, skill set and products in my kit. 

“The Creative Artist dips a brush into their Soul”

As a “painter of faces” my brushes gravitated towards Bridal due to the passion and love of making women feel and look beautiful and how much I adore working on weddings – I am a “people person”, having the magic  of helping ladies feel and look the best they have is a very special power and one I will never stop loving.  However I’m not a girly girl with 90% of my wardobe black, hardly wear much makeup these days and have never owned a pair of high heels.  My Mother still laughs when she starts the “Well if anyone would have told me you were going to be a Makeup Artist….” line. 

As the years have flown by, the more weddings I shared with beautiful brides meant more personal recommendations came fluttering in my inbox.  I’ve always had a few trusted assitants but my email then became almost like the scene in Harry Potter with so many enquires and only one me.   

“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.”

 In 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 I am honoured to have won the prestigious The Wedding Industry Awards for Best Wedding Makeup Artist in the North West.   This is an amazing feat and one I still can’t quite believe I managed to do for four years running.

Over the years, the more weddings I shared with beautiful brides meant more personal recommendations came fluttering in my inbox and winning the “Oscars of the Wedding Industry” 4 years in a row only increased my enquiries. 
Due to me only having one set of hands & always relying on my trusted assitants, it made sense to start sending them out on their own weddings – which is when the Team was born!

It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together”

13 years of  grasping makeup brushes (or storing them in my hair for safe keeping) while being privallged enough to work in many different sectors of the makeup world, helped me gain a greater understanding of everything invloved in and around makeup.  

Even when you have painted a thousand faces, taken part in hundreds of catwalks, weddings or shoots, its impossible to have filled your jar of makeup knowledge.  So as  a Makeup Artist you never stop learning nor can you never stop constantly buying products – the never ending new potions, lotions and products you have to try.  Before some even reach the “Not in my Kit” box my teenager happily “recycles” them, most of the time without us knowing.   I continuely strive to improve my knowledge, skill set and products in my kit. 

“The Creative Artist dips a brush into their Soul”

As a “painter of faces” my brushes gravitated towards Bridal due to the passion and love of making women feel and look beautiful and how much I adore working on weddings – I am a “people person”, having the magic  of helping ladies feel and look the best they have is a very special power and one I will never stop loving.  However I’m not a girly girl with 90% of my wardobe black, hardly wear much makeup these days and have never owned a pair of high heels.  My Mother still laughs when she starts the “Well if anyone would have told me you were going to be a Makeup Artist….” line. 

As the years have flown by, the more weddings I shared with beautiful brides meant more personal recommendations came fluttering in my inbox.  I’ve always had a few trusted assitants but my email then became almost like the scene in Harry Potter with so many enquires and only one me.   

“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.”

 In 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018  I am honoured to have won the prestigious The Wedding Industry Awards for Best Wedding Makeup Artist in the North West.   This is an amazing feat and one I still can’t quite believe I managed to do for four years running.

Over the years, the more weddings I shared with beautiful brides meant more personal recommendations came fluttering in my inbox and winning the “Oscars of the Wedding Industry” 4 years in a row only increased my enquiries. 
Due to me only having one set of hands & always relying on my trusted assitants, it made sense to start sending them out on their own weddings – which is when the Team was born! 

“You would have to be half mad to dream me up!” – Alice in Wonderland