Smink Makeup Artistry
Smink means Make-up in Norwegian and this is where the head Lipstick Lady, Marianna originally hails from. She has worked for many years as a make-up artist for both private and corporate clients and these have included fashion designers such as Paul Costelloe and Lindka Cierach Couture in London. She has designed make-up for seasonal fashion shows, worked on PR launches for record labels and was also the International Make-Up Artist for american cult cosmetic brand Fresh. Due to her fiancée she has recently relocated from Central London to Yorkshire and will be establishing her business in this area.
Marianna is independent and is not affiliated with any one brand, and is therefore able to recommend genuinely good products for each client. Luxury, specialist brands such as MAC, Clinique, Chanel, Kryolan and Artistry are the norm. She also works with Airbrush make-up which gives a superb flawless base and is fast becoming the industry standard for high definition TV and film work. The make-up is much more in depth than a typical beautician's application, and she uses techniques to light and shade the face, minimise double chins, cover scars and rosacea, soften wrinkles and of course create looks that will last for as long as they need to for cameras, or with difficult lighting conditions with minimal touch-ups. Make-up can be as natural or glam or anything in between to suit your ideas.
Smink does get booked up early, as lots of work is through previous recommendations - prebooking is essential. Marianna has quality contacts within the industry should clients require further hairdressers/make-up artists for a larger event. She also has experience with basic hair up-do's as required (but will refer to professional hairdressers if needs be) She loves any creative challenge but is equally happy to do what she does best - to make her clients look the way they want to look..
For brides it is reassuring to have a trial run before the wedding to play about with ideas, and to make sure that the bride-to-be is completely happy with her look for the big day. Marianna can travel, or do pop in to meet her and see her portfolio in Ilkley.
Airbrush Make-up for TV/Film/Photographic Shoots.
Charm Schools (make-up parties for tweenies and teens).
Glitter/Stencil Faces for Childrens Parties.
Enhanced stage Make-up for theatre.
Body art - non permanent tattoos/Swarovski body jewels.
Historic Make-up styles (1920's-present date).