I have always had a passion for make-up and still get excited by the way products can be used to create so many beautiful effects.
In 2002, I trained in Theatrical & Media Make-up which gave me the opportunity to explore the amazing worlds of special effects, body painting, prosthetics, wig-making, cosmetic and photographic make-up. This provided me with some fantastic practical experience, including work on the BBC Fame Academy, at the Wycombe Swan Theatre and with various youth groups.
I subsequently chose to specialise in beauty make-up and was delighted to join Chanel, graduating from their Academy in 2005. I was part of the Chanel Specialist experience for almost 5 years, working as a Resident Make-up Specialist in Selfridges, London and later as a Regional Specialist travelling around the country to work on special events.
On overseas assignments in South Korea and South Africa, I was able to witness first hand the use of make-up and the impact of Chanel in different cultures and enjoyed participating in public make-up shows and demonstrations.
Everyone loves a few claims to fame, amongst which I can include being interviewed by Tatler about Chanel’s wedding package in 2008 and making up Elen Rives for publicity photos the following year. It has also been my privilege to work alongside make-up greats like Sharon Dowsett, Kay Montano and Mary Greenwell in the course of charitable and counter events I have taken part in.