February 2013 make-up column in the Journal by Tina Brocklebank Make-up artist.

When ladies book a make-up session with me, more often than not, most ladies are very concerned about their looks.  They feel under constant pressure to look good, however, most ladies struggle with where to start with make-up and skincare.  This is where I can help them with my 24 years of experience.   But to quote Bobbi Brown, "All it takes is the right tools, products and a bit of knowledge."

Most ladies haven't a clue about make-up, afterall, we haven't been taught at school have we, how to make the best of ourselves! That is something instilled into us from a young age either from our parents or siblings, or maybe as we get older we take an interest in enhancing our appearance, however, sometimes we are advised wrongly, hence those tell-tale marks around the jawline from the wrong foundation shades or too much eye make-up or incorrect lip colour.
I have lots of bookings for this year and 2014 already and also a few new projects up my sleeve too so watch this space!  Meanwhile, if you do fancy booking in for a make-up lesson feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you.  I am also running a competition on Facebook, where you can win a make-up  lesson with me, you need to join the event and also comment on my page to be in with a chance of winning.  Good luck, Tina x
Halloween make-up by Tina Brocklebank

Halloween make-up

I am so inspired by Sam and Nic Chapman of Pixiwoo fame - www.pixiwoo.com and I am addicted to their tutorials!  However, as I have an art background and was trained at the London C0llege of Fashion it is something that is in me and I LOVE anything that involves make-up and art, I do love my bridal work but my heart lies with Fashion/body painting/photographic make-up.

I absolutely love Halloween so it was a prime excuse to do something very creative on my beautiful daughter, Alisha.

First I primed the skin with a Mac primer, I then used Bobbi Brown Long-wear even finish foundation in Porcelain ensuring the base was really even. I then used the same shade in the foundation stick as less was not more with this look!  I used a Mac bright pink eyeshadow for the blush and highlighted with a Fardel irredescent powder eyeshadow in white. I then set to work on the eyes.
As the eyes are the focal point I left the eyebrows bare.  I used Charcoal by Bobbi Brown and then Black Ink gel liner by Bobbi Brown.  I blended well using Real Techniques brushes - www.realtechniques.com I had some false eyelashes left over from a previous shoot from Illamasqua so my daughter painted them with Black mascara, (as the dots were gold.) I then used the gel liner to paint on the cobwebs and highlighted dots with Make-up forever diamond powder.  I used a softer grey to contour the nose and above the cupids bow and then filled in the lips, it all took me around an hour and a half.  Watch this space for other projects!

November - Journal article (Foundations), by Tina Brocklebank Make-up artist.

I am really enjoying writing my columns for the Journal magazine.  Laura Stuart-Cooke has breathed new life into this glossy, high-end Lincolnshire magazine and it is jam-packed full of great articles, including Charlotte Hays' regular columns too.  Charlotte is a Lincolnshire-based stylist and is set to launch new brand Stella&Alf with designer Paris Hodson.  The Stella&Alf capsule collection - which will be made of natural fabrics in a neutral colour palette - will be available to buy online from www.stellaandalf.co.uk in early 2013.

In my November column, I talk about the struggles of finding the right foundation for a lot of women, how to find the right one for you, different types and also what my faves are. Please feel free to contact me if you would like me to cover anything in my columns, make-up wise - enquiries@tinabrocklebank.co.uk
I have also been on the look-out for a suitable model, as I am going to be doing a promo-video for my website so if you know anyone please get in touch.  Models must be over 16, have great skin and ideally have some modelling experience, however, it is not compulsory.  This will be shot at the end of November 2013.
I have had such a busy 2012 with lots of bookings for 2013 (and 2014!), so please get in touch soon to check availability/ if you would like me to do your make-up for you!
My next column for December for the Journal will be about easily transforming your day look into an evening look, ready for the party season.
Make-up by Tina Brocklebank.  Photo by Ellis Wood.  Styling Charlotte Hay.  Model Totty Simpson. Hair Becky Robinson

Smokey eyes, 60's inspired...

This was from a photoshoot which I did recently with the lovely Charlotte Hay from Stella and Alf.  We went for a grungy/60's inspired look.  For make-up I first applied a primer to keep the make-up on then added a vitamin enriched face base by Bobbi Brown.  I then applied their new Long-wear even finish foundation in Porcelain and concealed underneath the eye area, then set with some loose powder.  Next I defined the eyebrows using a Louise Young angled brush and Bobbi Brown eyeshadow.  I then used a Long-wear cream eyeshadow and then applied a charcoal eyeshadow and encouraged creasing by applying vaseline over, I then elongated the eye by smudging out to create that lovely feline look, taking this underneath the eye too, using lots of gel liner and mascara too.  I opted out of using blush and just contoured the cheeks with a little bronzer.  I then finished by applying a Porcelain concealer over the lips to create a matte finish.  Photo by Ellis Wood.  Hair by Becki Robinson.

Make-up by Tina Brocklebank.  Photo by Ellis Wood.  Styling Charlotte Hay.  Model Totty Simpson. Hair Becky Robinson

Ice-cream van shoot

I recently did a photo-shoot with the lovely Charlotte Hay who is a Fashion stylist and we wanted a really edgy-60's inspired look.  So I used Bobbi Brown foundation in Porcelain and then used lots of black eyeshadow mixed with vaseline, then added black gel liner and smudged really well to create a smokey eye.  I then used Porcelain concealer on the lips!  Photography by Ellis Wood.


Face Lace


Face Lace.

Make-up by Tina Brocklebank.

Photography by Conway-Smith. Make-up by Tina Brocklebank using Bobbi Brown, Face Lace and Paperself false eyelashes. Model Katie Avison.

Bridal makeup by Tina Brocklebank.

Bridal Make-up

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Videography by Cherish Media – www.cherishmedia.co.uk

Bride – Joanne Birtwhistle. Joanne wanted a natural make-up but wanted to define her beautiful eyes. Therefore, I used Bobbi Brown foundation, concealor and powder then defined her eyebrows. I then used Bobbi Brown eyeshadows and then applyed Shu Uemura false eyelashes. I finished by adding a pop of blush to her cheeks with shimmer brick on her cheekbones, I then applied a pale pink lip colour and pencil with a sheer lip gloss.


Facebook Competition

I recently created competition on Facebook, where one person would receive a make-over from me and have her photo taken by Tracy Conway-Smith. The winner was Emma K Shardlow from Caistor. Emma was chuffed to win and she loved the results! I used Bobbi Brown make-up which included the new Party paint eyeshadows which I recently purchased.


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