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Picture Perfect Make up

Hello and Welcome to my website, Here's a little bit about me!
I trained and worked in London for several years and having relocated back to my roots, I now bring my professional experience to the Cotswolds, Midlands, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire . As a freelance Makeup artist I've been fortunate enough to work across the UK in television, commercials and fashion, for companies such as the BBC, SKY and National Newspapers, as well regularly working with photographers in fashion and editorial. I have now built a wide range of clients that particularly seek my Bridal, Special Events and Photographic makeup, they enjoy the fact they can be confident I will deliver a highly professional standard and use my in-depth knowledge to create the make up and experience they desire. I pride myself on being someone who can connect with others because I take the time to listen. I know how important it is to be understood and really express who you are naturally as this is where real inner confidence comes from. My passion is seeing how make up can create true inner and outer confidence. 
Whether you are Bride to be looking to feel your most beautiful on your big day, a Photographer looking to shoot or someone that has a Special Occasion coming up, have a little look at my services page to see how I can help and enjoy having a browse through my previous work! 
I am also the beauty writer for Cotswold Allure Magazine. Here you can check out some of my best advise, tips and recommendations on beauty, makeup and lifestyle to inspire you to look and feel your most wonderful. 
 
Christine's story

Testimonials

I luckily found Christine with just two weeks to go before my wedding, after going to a hair and make up trial with someone else and looking vaguely like a clown. Even my very diplomatic 'husband to be' said I looked better normally!

I thought it would be much better to get hair and make up done separately, with specialists for each. Tabitha hairdressing in Stow in the Wold recommended Christine and I'm very glad they did as she did a great job! I wanted to look quite natural and like 'me', just enhanced!

I had a cold the night before my wedding and didn't sleep at all. However, having had my hair and make up done, looking good made me feel good, adrenaline kicked in and I had the most fun and joyful day ever!

- Wendy Cavell 12th August 2017

Christine done my makeup for a wedding and i was absolutely delighted with the results � very professional and made me feel comfortable. Delighted with my makeup and a lovely girl xx

- Danielle Wilson

‘’Christine was a pleasure to work with. She turned up on time and fully equipped, knowing exactly what to do. Without her knowledge and skills we would not have been able to achieve the desired look for the shot. Afterwards, she took time to write brilliant articles for the readers who expressed that they were easily relatable and loved the information given. ‘’

- Dixsy Magazine

''Organising a wedding in 11 weeks meant I struggled to find a makeup artist that wasn't already booked. Had a trial with somebody and quite frankly it was awful, I looked like a clown. I met Christine at a venue event evening and showed her a picture. unfortunately she was fully booked but offered a makeup lesson as she said she couldn't allow me to go to my wedding with bad makeup. It was brilliant, I learnt I was doing a lot wrong and what products to buy. I think I did a great job on the day and I have been using the techniques I've learnt to other parties. Couldn't recommend highly enough.''

- Rebecca Goff- Bridal Make up lesson

''Christine and her team were fantastic! Totally professional, quick and created amazing looks for myself and my 4 bridesmaids. Communication from the start was amazing, and she put me at ease, explaining each product, and provided a list if i wished to purchase any.

Would highly recommend!!

Thank you!!''

- Jessica Clarke 7th May 2017

I was let down by my make up artist with only a month before my wedding, and I'm so glad I was!! Christine came to the rescue and was so much better than my previous trial. She made me feel relaxed and confident throughout the trial and on the day. I don't wear much make up usually so I was very nervous about it, but I didn't have to be. She made me feel more beautiful and confident than I ever have before. I honestly can't recommend her highly enough. Thank you Christine both my mum and I are so glad you did our beautiful wedding make up xx

- Hannah Abrahams 12th August 2017

''Christine did my wedding make up along with my mother, bridesmaids and flower girls on 28 December 2016.

Christine is so lovely and professional; she offered advice on how to keep my skin nice ready for the big day, in addition to some really useful blogs that she'd written.

Christine also gave me a list of products she used during our trial so that I could purchase the lipstick in advance to have on hand.

Overall; the trial, information, advice and more importantly the make up on the day itself was fantastic and beautiful- I can't thank her or recommend her enough!'' 

- Claire Manley

''Thank you so much Christine! I couldn't have been happier with the makeup. It was just perfect and I was so releaved to find a make up artist that really listened to what I wanted and made me look exactly how I visualised.. if not better. See you soon for sure, thank you again xx''

- Lisa Andrews

''I just want to say a big thank you to you Christine for doing such a beautiful job with my make up on my wedding day. You made it a very enjoyable and stress free experience. As soon as we met for my trial I felt very comfortable and knew I was in safe hands. You were very professional and a joy to work with. Thank you again, you have a great gift.''

- Emma Barnes 28th January 2017

We are writing to you from the stunningly beautiful and very hot climes of the Dominican Republic 😍

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you for doing such a beautiful job with my makeup- I am a very fussy person and you made it a very stress-free experience!!

Thank you also for your support on the morning of the big day, from helping with the dress (which was definitely not part of your job description) to the croissant, that was definitely a good call!!

You were very professional and a joy to share the morning of the day we will always cherish. I shall write a little something on Facebook in the next couple of days. 

- Emma Smith

''Christine did make up for myself and two bridesmaids on my wedding day in December 2015.

From the trial to the day itself Christine was fantastic. She was completely professional; her calm, friendly and flexible demeanor meant she was great to have around on the day.

As well as the above Christine is a very talented make up artist. She was very careful to take the time to ask lots of questions around the look I wanted to create. She has a unique skill of being able to understand and visualise requirements and then translate them into picture perfect make up.

As an added bonus Christine's openness meant I learnt lots of tips and techniques that I still put into practice every day when I do my own make up.''

- Toni Lappin

''Christine was a pleasure to work with from the very point of contact. From her flexibility in meeting locations for the trial makeup to adding additional 'faces' on the wedding day Christine was always composed, reassuring, professional and the finished results were all exceptional. At the every end of the day Ruth and the entire wedding party still had a polished finish, even though the weather was very warm and the evening very long ;).

I would strongly recommend Christine to all of my brides in the future even if they are not based in the Cotswold area.

Tarnia Carson - Making memories with TLC''

- Ruth Hewes 17th June 2017

''Christine, 

This is just a message to say a big thank you to you for saturday,  You were such a pleasure to have doing my makeup and staying with us for the day. You are beyond talented and I am so glad you could finally fit me in so last minute. I know you had mix up with appointments and made an extra effort to get to me for the day so I thank you for that, you didn't make it at all difficult, you are professional through and through. You really made and all my girls look beautiful. I hope you enjoyed the day just as much as I did. X''

- Karen Edgecock

Hi Christine - I would like to thank you for contributing to my wonderful wedding day.


From our first telephone call when I briefed you, you made me feel andease and an element of trust was struck up straight away.

After our first consultation, I received your blogs, which I loved reading and trying out - it helped me a treat on the run up to our wedding day.

From the moment you arrived on the wedding morning - we had fun, chatting with you is easy and you made me feel really relaxed

and then I looked into the mirror...

I looked elegant and classy, with a pop of colour on my lips - just as I had briefed all those months ago. My husband burst into tears seeing me...I felt a million dollar

My wedding day was wonderful and we have many treasured memories - working with you is definitelya fond memory.

So a big thank you to you. I'll be in touch next year for my next celebration - turning 40

and I will definitelyrecommend you - you are a little treasure.

Lots of love - Mrs Howell x

- Lianne Howell 9th June 2017

'' I was so apprehensive about have my make up done for my wedding, however I was recommended Christine by a friend and couldn't have been more pleased with what Christine did, She made the whole experience so simple and enjoyable, especially on the day. I couldn't have asked for a more calm, easy going experience with you- you really were fabulous''

- Harriet Lyth

Christine was a pleasure to work with from the very point of contact. From her flexibility in meeting locations for the trial makeup to adding additional'faces' on the wedding day Christine was always composed, reassuring, professional and the finished results were all exceptional. At the every end of the day Ruth and the entire wedding party still had a polished finish, even though the weather was very warm and the evening very long ;).

- Tania Carson 17th June 2017

A huge thank you to Christine for doing such an amazing job on my make up for my wedding in June.

I was struggling to find eye make up to suit me and Christine was so helpful with this and finding the right colours to suit me.

On the day I was so happy with how my make up looked and Christine created the natural look I wanted. Christine is really lovely and makes you feel at ease and I would really recommend her xxx

- Katie Duthie 10th June 2017

‘’Christine is a pleasure to have on any team. She has an excellent understanding of photographic make-up that means less need for post-editing. I am very much looking forward to working with her again in the near future, and would warmly recommend her to any photographer needing the social and professional skills of a very able make-up artist.’’

- Jane Elizabeth- True Photography

''Christine did my stage make up for my first ever bodybuilding bikini competition. I usually very rarely wear make up and would have been very lost without her. I had no clue where to even start and thanks to Christine I looked so glamorous and absolutely radiant. I could not believe the transformation.

Christine was really patient and competent. As I have no experience or knowledge of make up, I asked her to just get on with it, really. I felt in really good hands with her. She was so friendly and knowledgeable. At no point was I worried about the result. However, when the mirror came out and she showed me the make up, I was absolutely blown away!!! I would have never thought I could look that amazing.
I presented myself confidently during the show which I owe in part to Christine's great work. She made me look and feel FANTABULOUS!
Thank you so much Christine, I will contact you again for my next competition!''

- Sarah Bellifuss

''I met Christine just at the right time when I was in the process of looking for a make up artist for my wedding day on 17th December this year. Christine is a lovely, friendly person who is very professional and very knowledgeable on make up and skincare and she also gives great customer service. You did a fantastic job not only with the make up for myself, mum, maid of honour and one of my bridesmaids Christine but in helping me get ready in the morning ensuring we arrived at the ceremony in time! I can not thank you enough for going out of your way to stay and help but rest assured we will be recommending you to all of our brides and telling them how amazing you were on my wedding day :-) Have a fantastic New Year and thank you so much once again. Speak soon xx''

- Emma Soudah
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