After taking a short make-up course in 2014, Stephanie gained employment with MAC Cosmetics. She worked as a retail artist for nearly 5 years, and says it was an incredibly rewarding job. However, she felt she had outgrown working in the retail sector of the industry and subsequently developed a freelance career. She has been incredibly successful, and has worked with some of Scotland's most outstanding creatives, stylists, photographers and models.
One of Stephanie's career highlights was working on Fatherson music videos 'Making Waves' and 'Charm School'. These experiences allowed for a range of opportunities to come her way, such as working at the Caledonian University Fashion Showcase in 2018. Stephanie's freelance work is mainly bridal and occasion make-up, but her passion is editorial - as this is always an opportunity to get creative.
Stephanie studied the HNC Fashion Make-Up course, and subsequently began to work as a make-up artist and tutor at GlamCandy's Glasgow location. Teaching others of her knowledge and skills is a dream come true for Stephanie, allowing her to be creative but challenging her every day.
What motivated you to get into make-up?
Coming from a non-creative background with a degree in Sociology, I decided to do a short make-up artistry course. 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.
Make-up is constantly evolving, and I love learning new ways to be creative and have fun with it.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
Katie Jane Hughes. She is an amazing Instagram and celebrity MUA, and I love her approach to social media. She likes to share her make-up and skincare skills with her audience, and her 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 - it makes your skin look AMAZING!