Makeup and skincare has always been a huge part of my life. From the moment a small booklet on the A-Z of skincare arrived with my Mums Woman’s Own magazine, I was hooked. That, and my absolute fascination with the makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin where he transformed people with the power of makeup, I loved everything about it. Bobbi Brown, Francois Nars and Lisa Eldridge are among my favourite makeup artists.
Even before my formal training, I loved doing makeup for friends and family, it’s just part of who I am. I am hugely passionate about skincare and believe this is just as important as makeup. It’s not about slapping on a bit of makeup, it’s much more than that for me – it’s about how makeup makes you feel and embracing perceived imperfections and learning to love what you look like.
I gained an ITEC Diploma in Fashion, Media and Theatrical Make up from West Thames College and was hugely fortunate to be trained by award winning tutor Julia Towend (JT Makeup) and BAFTA award winner Sheelagh Wells. More recently I trained at Bath Academy of Media Makeup to keep my skills up to date.
I’m an alumna of the exclusive Val Garland School of Makeup – fashion and creative makeup led training headed up by the legendary Val.
I’m also a qualified beauty and massage therapist, certified by NVQ, City & Guilds and VCTC. I’ve worked with Elemis, Caudalie, Ren, Phytomer and Bare Minerals.
“A little piece of me goes into every makeup I create”
I’ve had troublesome skin since I was a teenager and have never completely grown out of it and I’m forever researching and trying out products and treatments to manage my skin. I have a huge amount of empathy and experience in dealing with skin issues and I can help you look flawless and feel confident.
I’m originally from Buckinghamshire and I now live by the sea with my impulsive, adventurous husband, our gorgeous golden retriever and the sweetest black and white cat in the world. I’m calm, easy going and love a good giggle, and you won’t find me tottering around in high heels or swishing long hair…..but I do love a good strong cup of tea, all things vintage and you’ll normally see me channelling my inner Audrey Hepburn, well almost, so if I sound like your cup of tea, contact me.