Lois first got into makeup by her sister showing her that you could make any lip colour by mixing eyeshadow with clear lipgloss and she literally became obsessed. Lois would sit for hours making different colours and swatching them up her arm, then at about 15 Lois's Nana took her into Mac for her birthday and the artist done Lois's makeup and she was in love! Lois's Nana bought her everything the artist had put on Lois's face and that’s when she started building her kit.
Lois studied Makeup Artistry at GlamCandy and has chosen to specialise in Fashion, Commercial and editorial make-up. She also enjoys creating soft glam and intense glam looks. Lois has worked with many personalities and models and recently worked on a photoshoot with Miss Scotland 2019, Keryn Matthews. Lois loves teaching and sharing her knowledge with clients and students who are working their way into the make-up industry.
Lois's doesn't think makeup should be limited and she doesn't believe that there is a right or wrong way to use it. You do you.
Lois's inspiration comes from anywhere. She doesn’t have a specific person or makeup artist that she looks up to. Lois is deeply inspired by her colleagues students, she doesn’t think learning will ever stop so while she is teaching she is also learning.
Lois's favourite saying to go by is, "Make-up can be used to boost confidence, enhance natural beauty but also to Express creativity, make-up is art with no rules."
Where did you train?
I was self taught from ages 15- 20 then decided to get my HNC with GlamCandy. I have also done a one day masterclass with GordGeorge to advance my glam skills.
What does a typical week look like for you at GlamCandy?
A lot of the time while teaching I’m split between the Dunfermline & Edinburgh colleges during the week and then teach the pro courses at the weekend.
What do you like most about teaching?
I absolutely love building relationships with new people within the makeup industry. I enjoy watching students gain confidence & advance their skills.
What is your favourite course at GlamCandy and why?
I love the HNC because I feel like we get to build a relationship with students. We get to watch them grow as artists and people. We get to gain friendships.
My favourite pro course is definitely got to be the Glam Course. That atmosphere is just complete fun and excitement. Everyone loves the glam course and I love teaching it.
What has been the best moment in your career so far?
I don’t think I have a specific favourite moment, I absolutely loved working with Miss Scotland and the Fashion Students and Robert Gordon University.