Hey you gorgeous lot,
I am sure you have noticed that I have been MIA for the last 10 days or so and that’s because my health has had a bit of a turn for the worse.
I have suffered for 13 years with 2 prolapsed discs which seemed to fix themselves during pregnancy but, now they have decided that they would prefer to pop back out and sit on all of the nerves running down my legs. I have been in so much pain that I have barely left my bed 🙁
To add insult to injury there is also something wrong with my left wrist, I am currently having tests to rule out rheumatoid arthritis.
So, as you can see from being one handed and in constant pain I have become a little behind on posts.
I was feeling a little better so, the past 2 days I have worked at the Makeup Atelier Paris booth at Professional Beauty, once I have recovered I will be back posting again.
I have some great brands coming on the blog over the course of the next month so, keep your eyes peeled.
Until we chat again I will leave you with our handsome model from yesterday at Pro Beauty, Enjoy!
Behind the scenes: St Barnabas Charity Calendar
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.!
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.
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: