My name is Rachel, I am a Hampshire based Makeup Artist, I'm married and have two sons. I have two main passions in life, Makeup and Ballroom & Latin Dancing. Having danced for the last 13 years I have learnt a lot about makeup application and having 'the right look'. Around 14 years ago, I briefly trained in bridal makeup but at that point, didn't have the time to take it on as a full time career. Fast forward a few years and after a lot of self-taught practice, I decided to undertake a qualification in Professional Makeup Artistry. I have a keen interest in both Bridal and Editorial makeup looks and gain experience whenever an opportunity arises. I truly believe that what you get from makeup isn't just bold or subtle lips or striking or smokey eyes, it's the way makeup makes you feel that is key. My aim is to help make you feel your best on your special day because after all, it's all about you!
Hi I'm Clare (*waving at you) and wanted to take a few moments to introduce myself to you and give you a little background about me. I'm married to an incredible man who without him, the dream of me becoming a Makeup Artist & Beauty Professional might never had happened, he has been been my constant support and cheerleader, for which I will be forever grateful. My Son makes me proud every day, as he continues to knock life out of the ball park and he really has become the most considerate and caring young man....and not to mention a pretty awesome Mechanic :) As well as these two amazing men in my life, I'm blessed with a third.....my little man 'Syd' my beautiful Pug, lots of character and he really does have me wrapped around his little paw! I'm very proud of the business that I have grown and the awards that I have won: Top 50 Best Makeup Artists UK 2020 with GoHen - Blog Top 50 Best Makeup Artists UK 2019/20 with GoHen - Blog Best Make-up Artist 2017-18, Kent Wedding Awards Best Make-up Artist for Kent 2016, Most Popular Make-up Service for Kent 2015, Newcomer Make-up Artist for Kent 2014 & awarded by The Wedding Industry Experts Awards Finalist for The Kent Wedding Awards 2015, 2016 & 2019. My work continues to be featured in the following magazines/blogs: Kent Wedding Day, A Kentish Ceremony, Wedding Ideas magazine, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Plans & Presents, Wedding Blog Make me Bridal. Hitched Go Hen Blog .As well as Brides, I've been lucky enough to work with celebrities and have the following on my client list: Made in Chelsea, QVC, NBC Universal, Pinewood Studios, News UK (The Sunday Times, The Sun & Fabulous Magazine). I'm also a skin care specialist and UK Stockist for Eve Taylor skin care range and Volunteer Makeup Artist for the Look Good and Feel Better charity......I manage to keep myself very busy :) I'm a pro member for the following brands: Charlotte Tilbury, MAC, Airbase (airbrushed make-up), Illamasque, Daniel Sandler, NARS.....but equally enjoy using lots of fantastic brands, to give my clients the finish required.
I have worked on 1000's of faces which means I can create any look you want whether it's natural or glamorous. This extensive experience means that I realise just how important a bride's makeup is - that you feel 'a million dollars', the make-up feels weightless, lasts all day and looks incredible on camera. I like to make my clients the the most beautiful they've ever looked!
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