When i was 15 i tore out an advert in the back of a magazine for a make up course down in London, i kept it with things in the loft. thee were no courses for make up in Scotland so i studied and worked as a beauty therapist in salons and on cruise ships. 13 years later i went to London and completed the course from the advert i had kept. I’ve been in the industry ever since doing everything from fashion shows to commercial to editorial shoots to music videos, bridal and teaching.
WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO GET IN TO MAKE-UP ARTISTRY?
When i was younger it was the age of the super models Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Helena Christensen, Christy Burlington, Claudia Schiffer and Cindy Crawford. I loved how beautiful and utterly flawless they were. I was drawn to the industry because of them. I wanted to be part of the behind the scenes team that created beautiful, flawless, utterly gorgeous skin!
WHERE DID YOU TRAIN?
Glauca Rossi school of makeup in London.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY?
Over 20 years.
WHO INSPIRES YOU?
Kevin Aucoin, Bobbi Brown and Alex Box. I’m also very much inspired by the work of fashion photographers and hairdressers. I love how everyones input is integral to creating a masterpiece.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF MAKEUP ARTISTRY?
Flawless skin, enhancing natural beauty.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE EXAMPLE OF WORK?
Umberto Gianinni, working with him on a tour around the UK.
WHAT IS YOUR MUST-HAVE PRODUCT?
Illamasqua skin base.
WHAT TRENDS DO YOU THINK WILL BE BIG IN 2018/2019?
More pared back make up, more natural brows. Contour will still be in but in a more natural way.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE GLAM CANDY COURSE AND WHY?
HNC course because of the amount of details covered. The course is over a 6 month period so students can perfect the copious amounts of looks given and fully understand them. Also the students are given the opportunity to carry out photoshoots for their looks using professional models.