An award winning Professional Make Up Artist based in Nottinghamshire.
Since leaving school at 16 I have always had a passion for hair & makeup which lead to my achieving my NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy, Makeup Artistry & Hairstyling. In early 2016 I also gained another qualification in Bridal Hair with Create Beautiful Hair in Bristol. In my work as a makeup artist I have had the privilege of working for hundreds of brides, national magazines, global makeup brands and a number of celebrity clients. I travel across the UK and internationally for clients marrying in stunning venues and adore what I do.
I am experienced in applying makeup for all skin tones. From natural makeup to full on glam and everything in between you name it, I can do it. Each look is customised to you and your personal requirements using only the best makeup and skincare products hand selected from professional and luxury brands. I pride myself on making you feel relaxed and special on your wedding day. Providing an exclusive service, I can stay until you are completely ready. Assisting with dress lacing, button holes and anything else that may crop up on the day.
MAC, NARS, Charlotte Tilbury & Bobbi Brown PRO Member.
Wedding Industry Experts Most Popular Makeup Artist in Nottinghamshire 2016
- The Wedding Industry Awards 2015 & 2017
- I Do Magazine Awards 2016
- Nottingham Post Women in Business Small Business of the year 2016
- Nottingham Post Women in Business Entrepreneur of the year 2015
- Nottingham Post Women in Business Rising Star of the year 2015
“Winner of Best Wedding Makeup Artist for the East Midlands, 2012, 2013 and 2015, Makeup Artist Rochelle O’Brien shows you how to recreate Sarah’s gorgeous bridal look”.
For a flawless base I prepped the skin using Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer. This smooths out any fine lines and pores. Next I used Mac Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation in shade NC25, followed by a little Mac Studio Finish concealer in areas which needed a bit more coverage. This is a great long lasting base which gives full coverage whilst still looking natural. I set the base using Mac Pro Longwear Powder in Medium and a little light contouring using the Contouring Sticks from Smashbox Cosmetics and contour powders from Anastasia Beverley Hills gave a bit more definition to the face.
A good eye primer is essential to stop your eyeshadow from creasing and I used Benefit ‘Stay Don’t Stray’ to create a smooth canvas for the eye makeup. I used shadows from the new Urban Decay Smokey Eye palette to create a soft brown smokey look for Sarah. Avon Supershock Gel Liner Pencil (my all time favourite gel liner) was used to line the top and bottom waterlines and Ardell lashes in 118 finished off the dramatic eye makeup.
I wanted a natural flushed look for Sarah’s makeup so I used two shades of blush, Mac Sunbasque and Dollymix. To add some subtle highlights to the cheekbones I used Kevyn Aucoin highlighting powder in Starlight (available from Space NK).
I used Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Pencil in Pink Venus to outline Sarah’s lips before going over the whole lip area with the same pencil. This creates a base of colour to give the lipstick more depth. I wanted a bright lip colour for this look and I used Mac lipstick in the shade ‘Impassioned’, a vivid fuschia pink. A little clear gloss from Bobbi Brown was added to the centre of the lips to give a full effect.
Finally I set Sarah’s makeup using Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray. This guarantees your makeup will stay put and last through any tears.
- Art Direction: Buckinghams Wedding Magazine
- Image: Mirror Imaging Photography
- Hair: Alison Jenner Hair
- Florals: Flowers by Philippa
- Makeup: Rochelle O’Brien MUA
- Veil: Editor’s own
- Model: Sarah P at Model Students