An Exciting Few Days!

Myself, my beautiful Sister Sarah and her Boyfriend Matt had a fantastic trip to London.

When the three of us are let loose together we are a nightmare! The day started with mucking around on the tube and taking random pictures of Matt!

We arrived at our hotel and had 3 hours to get ready and that’s just how long it took me. I must have used a whole can of V05 stronghold hairspray on my hair and it still ended up flat!! I was not impressed.

However I was in love with the make-up I chose to wear but I will go into that later.

We arrived at The o2 arena very excited and couldn’t wait for Miss Rihanna or RiRi as Matt likes to call her to grace us with her presence. The night started with Tiny Temper and apart from his song Passout I was rather bored. So bored that I started taking pictures of my make-up haha.

The pictures of my eye make-up did not really come out well due to our ever so crappy camera and the dark setting so I will do a remake of the look as it did look beautiful in person.

I was mortified when I looked at the pictures and saw some lovely little dark hairs regrowing on my brows and the little grey hairs regrowing on my head!

I used all yaby paints for the eye look because I know that once they are on they just don’t budge, some Miss Sporty waterproof mascara which I am not a fan of at all but had no choice as my Dior Show was left behind by accident.

I will do a complete look using the same colors over the next week so you can see the make-up in its full glory.

Back to Rihanna I cant say any more than that girl has a set of lungs on her she was fantastic and totally worth the trip. We had quite a good view and unlike other shows we have been to at the o2 she did have screens.
Our trip ended the following day with the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street we were a little late to see it so as we arrived Freddy appeared unexpectedly on the screen and I am shamed to say I did scream which made the whole room errupt with laughter!

The film itself IMO was brilliant they kept it mostly the same as the original with just an updated cast and I really enjoyed it. The SFX were also brilliant and so far advanced from the original as you can imagine.

So that’s my waffle for today I hope I didn’t bore you to much 🙂


Lack of Posting…

So, its been a while since I posted…..

The last month has been very manic I started working on a charity calendar for St Barnabas Hospice in Worthing. The money generated from the sales will go towards building one of the purpose built blocks at the new St Barnabas Hospice.

I took the project on because my father in law was loosing his battle with cancer and after talking with him about it he really wanted me to do it and said that it would make him very proud.

A couple of dates in my father in law sadly lost his fight and passed away with all of his family around him.

Going back to shooting was hard but I had to see the project through because this is what he would have wanted.

The calendar wraps this Thursday and i have to say it has been an amazing project to have been a part of.

Behind the scenes pictures will be added soon.!

Where did I train

So I get asked all the time where I trained so I thought I would share.
I was very lucky that The Princes Trust paid for me to do a home course through ICS. The ICS course was a great starting point and unlike alot of the private schools you do actually get a qualification at the end.
The downside is that you are training yourself and unless you already have some creative flair this may just be a waste of money.
At the time the course cost £500.00 which I completed within 8 months whilst working full time. Once I had finished the course I did some assisting and watched alot of videos by Sam and Nicola Chapman and the artists at Smashbox.

I am now working full time in the Industry aswell as running The Make-up Artist Boutique with my mum Kathy. I do not for one moment think I am at the top of my game as the art of Make-up evolves every day and I do plan on doing further course’s to ensure I evolve with it.

About Me

Hi I am Emma and welcome to my blog.
This blog will be a compilation of useful tips, advice and reviews I have picked up on my journey to becoming a makeup artist. I started this blog because I get lots of emails from young girls wanting to work in the industry and they ask for advice on how to move forward.
The internet is a great source of information you would not believe how many Make-up Artists use the internet to research products, looks, tools books etc

I started my journey back in 2003 I was in a car accident which resulted in me losing my full time job. During the 4 years that followed I appeared on Channel 4’s the Salon as one of their Make-over clients and got the chance to have my make-up done by Yvette Redmond. Having my make-up done by Yvette spurred me on to train and become a make-up artist myself.

I have been qualified for nearly 3 years and just like every working artist my portfolio is a constant work in progress. I do not profess to be at the top of my game but hopefully through the years you will see me progress and I certainly don’t claim to be an authority on all things beauty so please chip in with your comments good, bad and just plain UGLY!
Below is a selection of my work to date and more will be available on my website