And congratulations on getting engaged, I'm so happy for you both! What an exciting time you have ahead delving into the world of wedding planning (and most importantly the very crucial cake/cheese tasting!). Thank you for stopping by to 'meet me'!
I am a luxury make up artist based in Shenfield, Essex covering London, the South East, and the UK as whole, really - wherever you need me to be, I will be! My forte is creating gorgeous, graceful beauty with a 'lit from within' glow that, as they would say in The Marvellous Mrs Maisel, looks “as if you have swallowed a light bulb." I am rather a perfectionist, so I pride myself on my eye for detail and ensuring you look truly flawless - down to the smallest of details! To sum it up, the make up I create will always be soft, naturally enhancing and timelessly beautiful - no heaviness or cakiness to be found! When you look in the mirror and back at your wedding photographs, I want you to see you. Just the most beautiful and radiant you that there is.
Well, firstly, as an absolute make up and skincare fanatic, I know the very best, tried and tested products that will create flawless, natural skin finishes whilst being long-lasting. You need to be confident that you can shed happy tears, eat cake, have all the kisses, and rock it out on the dance floor, knowing that your make up will not have melted! As such, I only stock my kit with cult favourites that are frequently used on the red carpet from Dior, Hourglass, Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury, By Terry, Nars, to name a few.
Secondly - my training and experience. Whilst having the right products is important, knowing how to apply them well is of equal importance. I am extremely fortunate to have been trained and mentored by some of the very best make up artists in the world from royalty favourite, Hannah Martin; skin expert, Sarah Jagger; Serena Williams' make up artist, Pauline Briscoe, and fashion legend, David Horne - to name a few. It was training with the prestigious Delamar Academy that allowed me to be mentored by these incredible make up artists and who have produced countless Oscar and Emmy winning make up graduates. So you know that the techniques that I will be using to create your bespoke bridal beauty, are the very best and fit for royalty.
I am really rather chatty and energetic. I am both the make up artist equivalent to Ted Lasso and the proverbial curious cat, so I will love hearing all about you and your wedding.
I love. And I mean LOVE Harry Potter and Disney. I pretty much know all the HP films and books by heart (Half Blood Prince being the favourite) and the same goes for Disney. My entire house is kitted out in various memorabilia including a bronze Hogwarts crest on my living room wall. I even worked for Walt Disney World as a cast member in Hollywood Studios!
As an English & American Literature & History graduate (and secondary teacher), I love books and studying. Some of my all time favourites are: The Great Gatsby; The Bell Jar; Little Women; P.G. Wodehouse 'Jeeves' series.
I am a theatre lover - my favourite, favourite theatre company are Mischief Comedy. If you have never seen The Play That Goes Wrong or Peter Pan Goes Wrong, you need to.
I am a mummy to my four year old daughter, who also loves Disney and Make Up, a wife to my university sweetheart, and a fully qualified History & English teacher.