Posts Tagged ‘makeup artist’

Love the Gua Sha tool!

Monday, May 4th, 2020

This lovely tool has become my new favourite facial routine.

You may have heard of Gua Sha aa a traditional Chinese medicinal tool. The term gua sha refers to a practice to create redness on the skin,  just like you would get after a massage – meaning your skin cells are getting an oxygen boost.

Shaped to fit around the contours of your face, when moved across your face and neck, it brightens, tones and tightens.

As a daily skin care ritual, the Gua Sha is natural, easy to use,  great to de-puff and detoxify – as well as for firming your neck, boosting lymphatic drainage and bringing much-needed relief from muscular tension.

Used as part of your morning and/or evening skin care regime, it helps to enhance the absorption of your serum, oil or moisturiser.

Move the gua sha along your jawline, cheekbones and from centre of your forehead to your hairline. The stone has a lovely cooling effect too so it can be held under the eyes.

It stimulates the lymph, the muscles and gives the skin a fresh, healthy vibrancy, like if it just had a workout.

Wonderful to keep the skin looking fresh and young, it will also improve your makeup application.




Online 1-2-1 makeup lessons

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Make up lessons and coaching have moved online! yay!
There is no reason confinement means no fun.
The virtual makeup lessons and coaching are a great way to do 1 to 1 sessions in the comfort of your home.
What you need:
– Your makeup bag/products in front of you
– A good internet connection
– A mirror
– Paper and pen to take notes
What you will get:
– The lessons are 2 hours
– You will be guided on how to use your existing products
– You will get advice on tools and products
– You will get application tips and techniques
– You will practice during the lesson
– I will be on hand to help and guide you
– You will receive a detailed makeup chart by email afterwards
This is a great opportunity to go through your makeup bag and check you are using the right products for your colouring, skin texture, age and features.
Each lesson is bespoke to your needs so depending on your own experience with makeup and what your goals are:
for example, learning a natural day look, a more sophisticated look for work or evening smokey eyes.. I will address what is most important to you.
In each lesson we will cover base application and achieving a flawless finish, eye makeup application, eyebrows, cheek and lips. We may spend a bit longer on one area if that is what you wish to learn most.
Makeup coaching is a great way to update and freshen your look and gain confidence.
The online makeup sessions are also discounted from the ‘in person’ makeup lessons so that is also a big plus! BOOK NOW!!
Contact Stephanie here:


Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Christmas Makeup Vouchers

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

It’s almost Christmas and you might be wondering what to get your mum, grandma, daughter, sister, niece, friend.. Well why not make it extra special for her and get her a Makeup Voucher. The lessons are bespoke to the person, step by step practice and full of tips and tricks to enhance their features. She will also keep a detailed makeup chart from what was covered in the lesson. Book now!



Makeup Lesson for ladies over 40

Friday, January 26th, 2018

How lucky am I to work with women of all ages, colouring and walks of life. Each special lady has her own life story and her own beauty routine. It is my passion to help women feel more confident, and the way I can do that through makeup fulfills me enormously. I work with ladies who love makeup and have huge makeup bags to ladies who have never worn makeup. Doing a Makeup lesson around the age of 50 is a fantastic thing to do, it can make a woman feel confident again, fresher, brighter.. or just happy to know what to do to achieve an easy and fast makeup in their busy life. Last Monday I worked with Josie, a lovely lady in Brighton who got a Makeup Lesson Voucher with me for Christmas. It was really lovely to see how natural makeup application enhanced her beautiful features. I get so much rewards from seeing my clients happy faces.

Makeup for one very special Lady!

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

IMG_9252Last month I had the immense honour to do Makeup for Valentina Tereshkova, The first woman to ever go into space!!

Valentina recently celebrated her 80th Birthday and was on  a visit to London from Moscow to attend various events. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and I did an elegant makeup to suit her style.

It was so exciting to work with such a legend.. I was flying high 🙂 for a few days from this meeting.

Makeup Services in Brighton

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Hi everyone, It is with great excitement that I would like to inform you that as well as being available in London, I will now offer my services in Brighton and Hove.

Sooo exciting to share my skills and passion with the Brighton and Hove community, a place that is so very dear to my heart.

I will be offering everything from Makeup for Special Occasions, Makeup Lessons, Group Makeup ( eg: for mum and daughters), Hen Parties, Eyebrow and Lash grooming ( Shaping and Tinting), False Eyelashes ( not extensions), Teen Makeup, Wedding/Bridal Makeup etc..

Email me for inquiries and I look forward to meeting you!


xx Stephanie

Make-up Artist in London

Monday, September 20th, 2010

I am a professional Makeup Artist based in London. I offer Makeup for all Occasions, Make-up Lessons, Teen Makeup, Wedding and Bridal Makeup, Make up and Pamper Parties, Individual eyelashes and Brow grooming.

I am a mobile Makeup Artist and offer all Make up Services in the comfort of your home. I have worked as a Make-up Artist for 10 years, doing Makeup for celebrity events, Beauty and Fashion photoshoots, Fashion shows and have a wide exclusive clientele in London.

I cater for Central London, Kensington, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, High Street Kensington, Holland Park, Notting Hill, Belgravia, Earls Court, Fulham, Putney, Pimlico, Clapham, Balham, Wimbledon, Hampstead, Belsize Park, Islington, Highgate, St John’s Wood, Maida Vale, Warwick Avenue, Marylebone, Green Park,  St James Park, Chiswick, Barnes..

Tips on how to become a make-up artist

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Are you passionate about makeup? Do you want to be a makeup artist and make it your full time career?

First of all, you need to have an artistic flair. Maybe you are good at drawing and have an interest in the Arts?This will help you greatly, as working on faces is like painting on a live canvas.

You must then decide which path you want to take:

Fashion, TV & Film, Theatre, Weddings

This is important as each has different techniques, uses different products etc..

For instance, if you work in the Theatre, the makeup is very heavy and you must be trained in wigs.

For TV & Film, you will be trained to do cuts and bruises, period makeup etc.. You can also specialise in the more advanced special effects.

As you can see, each area of the makeup industry is very different in its approach and you need to decide which one you want to work in.

Once you have decided, check which courses are available and enrol. Courses are all different in length of time and pricing so you must look around and do some research until you find what you want.

Once you have had some training, the best way to get your foot in the door is by assisting an established make-up artist. Again, you must research who are the best artists in Fashion, TV, Film etc..and contact them. Send your CV, call or email them. You will find that this is a very competitive industry and there are a lot of new makeup artist trying to break in the business too but don’t let that put you off, you need to have determination and keep contacting professionals.

In TV and Film, there are hundreds of opportunites to work on short films with film students, which is an excellent way to get experience and make contacts.

If you are trying to make it in Fashion, assisting is again one of the best way to start. You will learn so much just by watching a professional team at work on a photoshoot or a show. You can contact makeup agencies as they will keep your details and will call you when an assistant is needed. Contact them in advance of Fashion Week as this is when they need assistants for the shows.

You must also build a portfolio by teaming with photographers and doing test shoots with models. Your book must show your skills with various styles and makeup. You can contact photographers through photography schools as they will be building their portfolio too. You can also find new graduates and professional photographers who are looking to test on the internet.

I would also highly recommend training in Hair as this will open so many other doors. Often, the makeup artist will be required to do the hairstyling on a shoot, on TV, in films etc.. so this is essential as you will get more work if you do. You can also assist a hairstylist on photoshoots, it is the best way to learn.

I would also recommend that you do a short course in manicures as you will be required to paint nails on most jobs and doing it well is a craft worth knowing.

Most of all, you need practice, practice, practice! Do your friends make up and keep photos of your work. Take a course, contact photographers, agencies, artists and get work experience by assisting on photoshoots, shows etc..

You need passion, enthusiasm and talent.. best of luck to all !

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