Stephanie started her makeup career in 2014 after doing a short course in Glasgow, she then went on to gain employment with Mac Cosmetics in 2016. Being a retail artist for nearly 5 years taught her a lot - from corrective makeup to helping people who are transitioning, to those who have lost their confidence. Stephanie said It was a very rewarding job. From there she developed her freelance career working with some of Scotland's most amazing creatives, stylists, photographers and models. One of Stephanie's career highlights was being asked to be the makeup designer for Fatherson music videos 'Making Waves & 'Charm School' . This then led on to her being asked to key the Glasgow Caledonian University fashion showcase 2018, another amazing experience. Stephanie's freelance work is mostly bridal and occasion makeup but her favourite is Editorial makeup as this is where she finds she can be most creative! Some of her work has recently been published in Fienfh Mag.
Stephanie currently works as a makeup artist and Tutor at GlamCandy Glasgow, after studying the HNC Fashion Makeup course. This is definitely her dream job as it allows her to be creative but also challenges her on a daily basis. Stephanie loves inspiring new makeup artists and seeing them develop is so rewarding for her.
What motivated you to get into makeup?
Coming from a not very creative background (I have a degree is Sociology) I decided to do a short course in Makeup artistry. I soon realised how much I loved creating new and exciting looks, giving clients confidence, sharing tips and tricks and being around like minded creatives. Makeup is constantly evolving and I love learning new ways to be creative and have fun with makeup.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
Katie Jane Hughes - She is an amazing Instagram and celebrity MUA. I love her approach to social media, she likes to share her skills with her audience, I love her skincare tips and her whole aesthetic is just gorgeous.
What is your must-have product?
Collection Clear mascara is amazing for a soft fluffy brows - and cheap too! I also love Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Filter - makes your skin look AMAZING!