I first got into make up when I was working at Top Shop as they put me in charge of a small make up counter. Realising what make up can do for people’s looks and confidence really inspired me to make it into a career. I really enjoy working with so many faces day to day. I love how in this industry you are constantly learning, trends are changing all the time and you can really express yourself as a make up artist. It also helps working with such an amazing team on a daily basis to motivate and push you to the best of your potential.
WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO GET IN TO MAKE-UP ARTISTRY?
I loved watching YouTube videos and then trying the techniques and styles on myself.
I worked at Top Shop after leaving school and I was placed in the Top Shop make-up section which then inspried me to into studying makeup to advance my career in this area.
WHERE DID YOU TRAIN?
I trained in London with Illamasqua and then I applied for a job at GlamCandy and I was successful.
Whilst working in GlamCandy I continued training and completed all the GlamCandy pro courses and then our HNC Fashion Makeup Course.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL WEEK LOOK LIKE FOR YOU AT GLAMCANDY?
Each day is never the same at GlamCandy.
I lead the high school education team, so I can be out at high schools teaching one afternoon and then working on a commercial photoshoot or fashion show the next.
I teach our Pro courses and our HNC Fashion Makeup course working across all our locations throughout Scotland; Edinburgh, Dunfermline, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Inverness.
I also teach masterclasses and personal lessons for customers along with doing make-up appointments. Everyday is different.
WHO INSPIRES YOU?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF MAKEUP ARTISTRY?
I love soft glam to full on glam. I love naturally enhancing features.
HOW DO YOU KEEP UP YOUR SKILLS?
GlamCandy encourage us to complete additional training and occasionally put us through courses outwith what we teach at GlamCandy for inspriation from other great artists.
I worked with Kimberly MUA in Manchester and created a sunset smokey eye on the model which I loved.
I also complete the Karla Powell lip art course which was increadible as she is so talented.
WHAT IS YOUR MUST-HAVE PRODUCT?
OMG Highlighter by Illamasqua.
WHAT TRENDS DO YOU THINK WILL BE BIG IN 2019?
Blusher and pastel colours.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE GLAMCANDY COURSE AND WHY?
Our Glam Makeup Course. It is very on trend and creative. It’s what most clients ask for when I am working on appointments at weekends.
WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE JOB YOU HAVE WORKED ON AT GLAMCANDY?