Hi, and welcome to my website. I'm Sarah, a freelance Makeup Artist based in Leeds, West Yorkshire UK, specialising in bridal, special occasion and event makeup.
My love for makeup started at a very young age; I remember looking through the Argos catalogue at Christmas time - around 3/4 years old - and asking my parents for a makeup set!
It was from there that I started experimenting with face creams and doing 'adverts in the mirror' ha!
Naturally artistic as a child, I discovered my strengths in painting and drawing and nurtured this talent both in and out of the classroom and right through high school.
From there, it was clear I needed to pursue a creative career. Eventually I decided to apply for Leeds College of Art. Here I took AVCE Art and Design, where I explored Fine Art, Graphic Design, Surface pattern and 3D Design. Through my studies I discovered a love for photography; further studying Photography and Digital Imaging at HND Level.
However, makeup was something I always gravitated towards and eventually - when working in an office job - I decided to take the plunge and study an evening class in Theatrical Hair and Media Makeup. Here I rediscovered my passion for colour, texture and ultimately transforming the human face and body.
later, I saw a new opportunity working for highly successful brand; Make Up For Ever, which is renowned for it’s creativity and high-quality, professional products across the globe. I landed the job and here I gained valuable experience working with a variety of skin tones and face shapes on a daily basis. I even had the chance to demonstrate my creative painting skills by completing live body art demonstrations on counters across the UK.
Now, as a freelance artist; I enjoy creating looks for a variety of occasions; whether it be bridal, proms, editorial, events, film or television. I see every client's request as a brief to work towards to create beautiful works of art! I truly love my job and am thankful I get to transform people and see the incredible results, not just with makeup, but with the confidence it arms people with!