Based in Hampshire I work across the UK teaching the airbrush technique for Airbase Makeup in collages and for the UK leading makeup academy DFMA. I specislise in both men and women’s makeup for fashion, beauty, editorial, TV, magazines, personal branding and bridal.
At the heart of my love for makeup is its incredible capacity to empower both men and women, and as a makeup artist that’s what I set out to do.
Makeup has helped me achieve some big goals in life. From a young age, I found it endlessly captivating – I was always bribing my sisters to sit and let me try out new techniques! However, growing up I also suffered a lot with social anxiety, which for a time stopped me from pursuing what I wanted to do in a number of areas. I’ve changed a lot and makeup has helped me in my journey. Today I’m both a councillor and a makeup artist, I’ve been through my own personal journey to overcome my own obstacles and now I use my skills in makeup to help other women look and feel good about themselves.
As well as a makeup artist, I train other women and artists in a range of makeup techniques. One of my favourite items in my kit has to be my airbrush gun, it creates an incredibly flawless, lightweight high definition base, perfect for camera work. Airbrush foundation is my go-to for magazine work and personal branding shoots and I teach regular workshops in the application.
I get results because I love what I do. Developing women’s confidence through makeup and proper skincare, as well as helping other artists further enhance their own skillset is my soul-food. Every woman is special, and helping them tap into what makes them unique and expressing that through makeup is like storytelling, I help others tell theirs. It gives me so much satisfaction when my clients smile at the results, every client inspires me and I believe this is the reason I excel at what I do. Learning self-love and self-worth has been an incredible life lessons for me, in truth it’s a continuous process, and having two professions that enable me to help others realise self-love and get excited about how great they are is a blessing.
Based in Hampshire I am available for local and national work. For more information on how I can help you please get in touch direct or book a Discovery Call.
BTS Glitter glam shoot
For fashion, editorial, photo shoots & events please contact me for rates *Travel/ accommodation fees apply
This service includes trial and consultation with two makeup looks with premiuim airbrush makeup on the day, contour and highlighting, with eyelash strips.
This service includes trial and consultation with two makeup looks with premiuim airbrush makeup on the day, contour and highlighting, volume eyelash extensions & a gifted premium makeup product.
This service includes trial and consultation with two makeup looks with premium airbrush makeup on the day, contour & highlighting, volume eyelash extensions. A skin consultation with premium products & a premium makeup bag with premium products plus three bridesmaids makeup on the day.
Airbrush make on the day, includes contour and highlighting with lash strips.
*Please see personal branding*
If you have already sourced a photographer this service offers a consultation, skincare with luxurious botanical products, premium airbrush makeup on the day with my assistance throughout your shoot & a gift bag with luxurious products gifted to you on the day.
High end liquid foundations, includes countour & highlighting with lash strips
High end brand, includes contour & highlighting with lash strips
*travel fees apply
Want to add some glitter to your festival look?
Get glammed up for the night with a touch of sparkle.
Includes High end airbrush makeup with glitter gems and lash strips & metallic body paint.
* Please be advised that a 50% non refundable depost is required to secure the date on all bridal and personal branding packages.
The remaining balance is requested one month in advance of your booking.
Travel & accomodation & T&Cs apply
Glitter makeup is a must have for any spectacular event.
Whether for a wedding reception, hen party or birthday, my pop-up glitter bar is guaranteed to bring a festival feel to your celebrations.
Inspired by the latest glitter trends, see your guests transformed into enchanting mythical beings or carnival kings and queens with bright jewel eyes and iridescent cheekbones.
The glitter bar includes a range of beautiful glitters and gems that can be added to the body, face and hair to give that extra touch of sparkle.
Wedding £250 for two hours
kids birthday party £120 for two hours up to 8 kids. Want to capture these memories why not upgrade to the VIP package for £220 includes photographer & gift for the birthday boy or girl.
*travel fees apply - £50 non refundable deposit for wedding bookings, £20 for kids parties is required to secure your date
VIP Personal Branding and Communications Package
For any brand, ‘packaging’ is essential. Like many modern entrepreneurs, you might be the brand or face of your business – an identity seen across social media, your website and other marketing materials. These images can say a lot, so it’s important that they are both purposeful and on message.
Getting the message right
I work with some talented photographers and marketers to offer this luxury photography and communications package. We produce professional and stylish images in line with your brand narrative, perfect for the business context. However, we go further.
How customers feel about your brand often determines whether they buy from you. Showing the real people behind a business is a highly effective way to build these emotive connections. This is why a key part of the consultation will focus on discussing you, the right location, choreography and style of the shots to ensure your personality, interests and passions shine through.
Finding the words
An image can say a thousand words, but words and images say it much more clearly. Copywriting is one of the most essential elements of effective online marketing and why we offer it as part of this complete package. Our highly skilled copy-writers will craft up to five pages of copy for your website. By bringing your brand, products and services to life, we will help you to engage your target audience and persuade them to pick up the phone or add your products to their basket.
The techniques we use to write support our overall approach to marketing brands. We carefully communicate the human stories behind businesses, their customers’ experiences and deliver key facts and figures through an engaging story-like narrative. Through this tried and tested approach we will help you build emotive connections, making your brand real and memorable for your customers.
In safe hands
My team work with celebrities, models and business owners. We know how to make our clients look and feel their best so on the day we produce shot after shot that depict the right ‘tone of voice’ and that you will love to use.
Taking centre stage
The luxurious experience will leave you feeling energised and looking your best for the day.
Great skincare can be transformational and confidence boosting. To ensure glowing skin in time for the photoshoot the package includes a skin consultation, using premium botanical products that are yours to keep.
On the day of the shoot we will focus on makeup and styling. We use high definition airbrush foundation for a flawless complexion, chosen because it’s incredibly durable and perfect for modern camera work. And to complete the look, we will use luxury makeup products to highlight and enhance your natural beauty.
Whether we’re in a studio or on location your photos will be taken by one of our experienced and talented photographers. Our photographers have a wealth of experience in creative direction and working with people new and accustomed to being photographed. We will give you all the help you need to feel relaxed and confident in front of the camera, and will guide you through every shot to ensure we achieve a range of stunning images.
As part of the package you will receive a makeup bag of premium products tailored to you, so that you can recreate your signature look after the shoot.
The package includes:
- A consultation before the photoshoot to discuss your aspirations for the day, styling, skincare and copywriting needs.
- 20 edited images
- The raw images
- Makeup on the day using luxury brands
- Outfit selection
- 5 pages of copy for your website (this excludes blogs however a blog strategy can be purchased as an additional option).
* Please be advised that studio fees travel & accommodation fees apply.
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Getting to know you and your bridal vision
Marriage is such a special life event, and a visual feast for the eyes with the bride taking centre stage. Every bride is different and I offer a luxury service tailored to suit your tastes, style and needs, so that when you step out towards your future spouse, you will look and feel as sensational as you deserve.
Book a discovery call
How will you know that I’m the makeup artist for you? It’s an important decision. If you’re not yet ready to commit to a trial, why not schedule a Discovery Call? It’s an informal chat about what you’re looking for, your expectations for the day, and it will give you a good idea of whether I tick those all-important boxes.
The Consultation and Trial
Wedding planning is a full-time job in itself, for one less thing to worry about the trial will take place at a location convenient to you. As well as being a professional makeup artist, I’m a great listener. The in-depth consultation will delve into the detail, including your inspirations, colour schemes and the stylisation of the day in order to achieve your desired look. The trial includes two different looks, using high-end luxury makeup to bring out your natural features and professional grade AIRBASE airbrush foundation. Favoured for its durability, natural and lightweight feel and appearance, this high definition foundation will ensure you look gorgeous throughout the night and in those special photographed moments.
Taking the next step with skincare
Skincare is so important and why I include a skincare consultation with a selection of premium botanical products, gifted to you to prep your skin for the big day. We all have different skin types and needs and the products are tailored to suit each bride. Better looking skin is a great confidence booster and as your natural base this will enhance the application of your wedding day makeup.
The finishing touches
As part of your package you can opt to have eyelash extensions. Eyelash extensions add that extra length and volume to your natural lashes and are becoming very popular among brides. The Experience ensuring that you look radiant is only part of the service I offer. I will go above and beyond to help you feel relaxed and content on your special day. If you need helping into your dress or someone to help make light of any last-minute stresses I’ll be there to assist.
A wedding day isn’t complete without presents and to complement the experience you will receive a premium makeup product from me to you.
*Please note travel fees apply
"Sam was a dream to work with! She made me feel so relaxed on the day of my shoot, because of her friendly and calm manner; in fact she made the whole experience a lot of fun. The amazing airbrush makeup made my skin look flawless, and the luxury products she used made me feel like a 'VIP'! Sam is extremely talented and professional, so the results speak for themselves. Her hair and makeup artistry truly reflected my brand and who I am - and I felt beautiful and confident. I will definitely hire Sam again, and I can’t recommend her highly enough to other women entrepreneurs. She is the crème de la crème! "
"Samantha is a wonderful makeup artist! She did my makeup for a workshop that I had last weekend and she blew me away with her technique and product knowledge! I walked away with a beautiful, classy look that stayed on all day! If you ever need your makeup done by a professional, then look no further! Sam is your girl!!"
"Sam is an absolute pleasure to work with, at Swarve Magazine, we are proud to call her our official make up artist and part of the team. The airbrush make up that Sam uses is just amazing and looks so natural on all of our models, she brings ideas on different styles to the magazine also and helps throughout the photo shoots, she truly is such a friendly, fun and confident woman to have on set with us! We highly recommend Sam for any occasion, she knows exactly the look that will suit you and will make you feel like a VIP with her products and service!"
"I had so much fun working with you Sam, you're not only professional at what you're doing you're also a really friendly, and fun, person. The make up turned out great and I'd love to work with you again! For everyone looking for a make up artist this is the girl for you"
Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom