Meet your artist
I have been a makeup artist for over 14 years now and I believe my love for makeup started from my mum, the lady who for as long as I can remember never left her bedroom without wearing her liquid eyeliner and red lipstick. I learnt at a young age how important this ‘makeup stuff’ was to women. As well as being a makeup artist I am also a proud mum to my two boys, Oakley and Saxon. and Recently, after my dream wedding in the Maldives I am now mrs Shakespeare to my Husband James.
My journey as a makeup artist began working in department stores, where I worked for Giorgio Armani for 10 great years, starting as a retail artist and working up to a senior makeup artist. This gave me the opportunity to work backstage and amongst some very talented people, who have helped me develop my skills as a makeup artist. My most memorable experiences have included working alongside Linda Cantello and being chosen to do Lilly Cole`s makeup at a charity event.
I became a freelance wedding specialist in 2013, Since then I have been working hard building my business. I am proud to say that I have a full diary and have met some unbelievable people, alongside sharing their most memorable moments.
I am now part of a high end beauty salon the Beauty Barn, whose location is based in a perfect farm setting, giving me the opportunity to perform my bridal trials, conduct lessons and party makeups in a wonderful luxurious setting.
My recognition continues to grow with some great achievements including the best makeup artist for Staffordshire in 2016/2017 and being featured in Glamouruk sharing my top tips.
Along side being a bridal makeup artist I am now the beauty editor for Mama life magazine.