After working in this industry for such a long time, you would think I would get a bit complacent about things, but I never do. I still love to receive thank-you letters and feedback from the lovely people I have the pleasure of meeting and working with. I have a huge folder full of thank-you letters and they always bring a tear to my eye when I read how much they appreciate what I do for them on their special day. I also think that you never stop learning. I am constanty striving to do the best I can for people, buying in the best make-up and moving with the times.
I do have a Facebook page, where people can leave reviews and you are more than welcome to leave a review on there if I have assisted you. The link is - https://www.facebook.com/TinaBrocklebankMUA There are already countless reviews, which I am very proud of. I have worked extremely hard over the past 20 odd years, and even more so to gain an excellent reputation as "the best Make-up artist in the Lincolnshire area." That is something I used to strive for and I am very proud to say that many people now say that of me. I have worked so hard over the years and I am proud to say that I have achieved all I want to achieve.
I also love doing fashion/photographic make-up too, afterall, I was trained at the London College of Fashion and I do love to diversify and also stretch myself. I was lucky enough to be taught by the wonderful Julia Townend (London based make-up and body artist), and also Sheelagh Wells, (Make-up designer and Doctor Who Make-up artist, she was also awarded a BAFTA.)
I also run make-up artist workshops and a lovely lady came all the way from Suffolk to train with me, (she had also trained with Pixiwoo.)
And so...I shall carry on doing what I do best. I love my job...how many people can say that? it is definitely not a glamorous job by any means, it is hard work too!
I am still writing my regular column for the Journal magazine, which I love. I never tire of harping on about make-up! I am constantly looking at make-up tutorials, (I do keep in touch with Samantha Chapman from time to time of Pixiwoo/Real techniques fame. Sam is also the wonderful Maggie Hunts' niece, who I am lucky enough to be in touch with too, and I respect her work and experience very much too.) It is always a huge compliment when someone like her acknowledges my work, and she has been known to "like" my work on Facebook! Although, we all like compliments don't we, and I love it when indeed anyone likes my work!
If there is anything I can help you with make-up wise or if there is something you would like me to write about in my column, please get in touch! I am still busy with make-up trials and make-up lessons at the moment. I also have a few shoots lined up at the wonderful Healing Manor (watch this space.)
Anyway, enough ranting for now! thank-you for reading. Tina xxx