My Journey Into Makeup Artistry

Christina

My working background is very varied and includes Administration, Retail, and Support Work. I have always had a passion for photography and makeup and studied HNC Photography in 2003. I always wanted to work in the creative industry, but it wasn’t until 2010 that my journey into makeup artistry began.

I loved doing makeup for friends of mine for their nights out and several years ago, a friend of mine asked me to do her wedding makeup. I agreed and enjoyed it so much that I ended up doing a bridal party for another friend shortly after. I received such great feedback that I decided to study makeup and went to college to do VTCT Level 3 Fashion and Photographic Makeup. Here I gained skills in day, evening, fashion, editorial, character and bridal makeup.

Following this I worked at the No7 makeup counter in Boots where I developed my skills and grew in confidence. During this time I completed two intensive Lauren Gollan BABTAC courses, one of which specialised in bridal makeup. I moved on to work at MAC and, a year later, decided to become a part time freelance makeup artist.

I love my job – there is so much pleasure in making others feel and look amazing – especially on an important day like a wedding! I consider myself to be a versatile makeup artist – my goal is to adjust to your style and needs, and to bring out your natural beautiful self! If you don’t know where to begin with makeup, or don’t know what you want, I’m happy to spend the time needed to get things just right.

I now have 5 years of experience in makeup artistry and three recognised qualifications. I am accredited by BABTAC and fully insured. The products in my kit are high end – predominantly MAC and Illamasqua. Other brands I use include Estee Lauder, Laura Mercier, NARS, Urban Decay and Bobbi Brown.

 

Some recent feedback from clients:

 

Christina was amazing to work with even with all the stress was under! She did an amazing job, would recommend to anyone. Thank you so much again.

Danielle Ward

Christina is an extremely talented, professional yet fun makeup artist! I have worked with a bunch of MUA’s and I want to say please keep up your easy going nature and the smile! She knew what went best with the look of the day and I was confident to face the camera afterwards! Highly recommend her for any occasion!

Debashree Mitra Singh

Christina is so lovely to work with. She is so talented and creative. She did my wedding makeup and did such a fantastic job, everyone loved it! I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her to anyone!

Judah Lynn Thomson

Thanks Christina for doing my makeup on Saturday! Would definitely recommend you to any of my friends and family! I loved my look and the change… Mac converted now. X

Donna MacLeod

Christina did my bridal makeup and she did a fabulous job! It looked absolutely perfect and held up the entire day. She is sweet, professional, and talented. Would highly recommend to any bride/bridesmaids!

Christine MacLaughlin