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GRACE BENSON MAKE UP

SERVICES

I offer a range of services from bridal hair and makeup, makeup lessons and parties to hair and makeup for photo shoots and catwalk shows.

Please see the categories below to browse the variety of options available to you.

Makeup is where I started my career and is my first love. I so enjoy creating beautiful flawless makeup that brings out my client’s best features. Whether it’s on your wedding day, a special occasion or a shoot I take great pleasure in bringing your ideas to life through makeup.

Bridal Makeup
As a professional Hair and Makeup Artist my aim is to help take the worries and stresses out of your special day. Using my expertise we will create the look you’ve been dreaming of. From wedding makeup that’s more natural to the more glamorous, I’ll select from top quality makeup brands guaranteeing a professional look which is designed to last and enhance your natural beauty.
Whether I am just doing the make up for you and your bridal party or both hair and make up to get it perfect firstly we will have a trial – where and when it suits you where we will design the look that you love. I want you to look stunning, yet still you, so the trial will focus around finding a makeup and hair you are comfortable with. If you choose to have your wedding hair styled by me too we will do this together with the makeup so you can see what your final look will be on the day. When you come to book your trial I will send you out my trial tips article so you can get the most out of your session.
After a successful trial I will email you a confirmation of everything you need to know, where I am coming to on the wedding day, the time and who I am doing. This way you don’t have to remember a thing! On the day I will come to your desired location where you can sit back and relax whilst I do the wedding hair and make up we designed together.
I am very passionate about what I do and you can be rest assured that I am focused on giving you a personal experience so you can feel relaxed and pampered on your special day.

Airbrushing

Used for high definition film and television where precision is of utmost importance, airbrushing sprays a fine mist of foundation on to your face so the makeup sits evenly on your skin. It provides a flawless coverage (sheer or opaque) minimising skin imperfections whilst giving skin a beautifully natural looking finish.
When you spray using an airbrush, it atomises the product making the particles of makeup tiny, making them much smaller than when makeup is conventionally applied and therefore less visible. This creates smooth flawless skin in any light. When applying foundation with the airbrush gun and light weight compressor it makes it smoother and the blendable, breathable foundations having real staying power.
The foundations that I use are silicone based making them tear proof and touch proof. These are ideal for use on hot or long days as it will ensure your makeup lasts through anything! These foundations have a soft focus effect, which is breathable and natural. The light weight formulation is really comfortable to wear, doesn’t clog pores and feels luxurious on the skin. Any makeup I do can be upgraded to use the airbrushing.

 

Airbrush Make Up on your Wedding Day
Wedding makeup is an art form that every bride wants to be perfect.
Airbrushing is increasingly the makeup of choice of the professional and those that have experienced the flawless results it can give. For a Bride who has a long day and will no doubt shed a few tears it is perfect! If you chose this option for your wedding you can be reassured you will look beautiful and fresh faced for your whole day.

Airbrushing:
Dispenses a light yet full coverage.
Completely natural looking finish using foundation that allows your skin to breath.
Doesn’t feel like you are wearing full makeup.
Touch Proof.
Tear Proof.
Sweat Proof.
10-16 hours of solid ‘no budge’ wear.
Excellent coverage of rosacea, acne, scars, tattoos etc.

Fashion

Photographic hair and makeup requires a variety of different skills. The different genres (make over, fashion, editorial etc) all have different skill sets that I have experience in. I understand the importance of the different products that can be used, some that are perfectly good for everyday use, create problems when under the flash units of a photographic studio.

From monochrome shoots to those in full colour I can produce a flawless makeup. High fashion to a beachy vibe I can create a hair style to suit.  If you were to use me on a shoot or in a show I would design the look that was wanted and bring everything that is needed. I can provide both hair and makeup or just the one or the other. I have experience in a variety of different styles from bridal cover shoots to yoga clothing marketing material so don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your theme.

If you are doing a shoot or show that requires a makeup artist or hair stylist please contact me and we can discuss rates and availability.

Being creative with hair is becoming my new favourite past time. From simple curls to elegant up do’s I can cater to your needs. For your bridal party, special occasion or shoots designing and implementing your ideal hair style is a job I take pleasure in.

Bridal Hair Styling
Having your hair perfect on your wedding day is vital to making you feel special. You need it to last the long day and still look beautiful by the end of it. This is not a responsibility I would take lightly. At your trial we would try several styles to make sure we found the one that you felt was truly the one. Trials aren’t essential so if you didn’t want one and wanted to just try it on the day we would have a conversation about what you wanted before your wedding day to make sure I got it perfect for you the first time. If you would like me to do your bridal party’s hair too, assistants can be arranged, where numbers necessitate it, so time wouldn’t be an issue.

Special Occasion Hair and Make Up – Going to a special event? Your birthday party? A charity ball? Let me take the worry about getting your hair and makeup perfect.

Prom Hair and Make Up – A gorgeous makeup and hair style for your prom night.

Make over parties – I can come into your party and add something different. If its a pre nightclub event where I do you and your friends’ make up or hair before you go out or a hen party where you wanted to add more glamour. I can come in and add a different twist to your party. Please get in touch and we can discuss what option is best for you.

Group Makeup or Hair – All your group of friends going to a special event? Let me do your hair or make up for the perfect start to your day or night! I can bring assistants so numbers are not an issue. Let us make your whole group look special!

Hen Parties – Surprise the Bride to be with a professional Make Up artist and Hair Stylist on her hen night. Full makeup for the bride with false lashes and touch up for the hens or hair styling for all the hens and full make over for the bride, I can design the perfect package for you catering for whatever you need. Going out dressed up? Vintage hair and makeup styles can be done too. Victory rolls and that 50’s flick? Let me and my assistants come in and give you that vintage glamour! Give me the theme and let me design the perfect hair and makeup look for you all even including my face paint skills!
For all Prices, please see my rates page.

Lessons

If you have always wanted to have a personalised make up lesson I can provide this for you. Within a group or by yourself I can teach you what is best for you. Together we can discuss what you want from the lesson and I will deliver this to you whilst introducing you to new products and tips.

One to One Make Up Lesson
I will come to you and teach you the tricks of the trade. Always wanted to know how to do the perfect smokey eye? Let me show you. Just want general tips on whats best? Anything you want to know I can teach you in your personalised lesson. This will include a make up bag overhaul, skin care tips, product shopping list and a thorough lesson in the look of your choice.

Bridal Make Up Lesson
If you are getting married abroad or fancy doing it yourself you could book a personalised lesson? Learn how to do your bridal make up beautifully, making you feel confident enough to go it alone. We will firstly discuss your needs and design your look together. We will go through your make up bag to see what you can use and then compile a list of products you need for your perfect look. I will teach you everything you need to know to do your makeup with minimum stress so you feel stunning and amazing on your special day. This can include a shopping trip so we can make doubly sure you get the perfect products for your day.

Masterclasses
You and your friends can learn how to apply make-up like a professional artist in a step-by-step, easy to follow and fun workshop all in the comfort of your own home!

You can pick:
Natural Day Make Up
Mastering Smokey Eyes
or
Hollywood Glamour
Each member of the class will get their own set of make up to use during the workshop, where we will break down a look and recreate it together. So by the end of the class everyone will have done the look themselves on themselves. I will teach you and your friends how to master techniques and create stunning new looks!
The classes are for 3-6 people, last roughly 2 hours and cost £20 per person. All materials are included. If you like the products, I will tell you the best places to purchase them from. There is no hard sell, this is all just for fun so you can pick up new tips and tricks!

I will be exhibiting at the following wedding fairs, come and see me for a free mini trial!

Herstmonceux Castle Wedding Fair

January 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Herstmonceux Castle Wedding Fair

Herstmonceux | 17th September 2017 | 11am - 3pm

Chilley Barn Wedding Fair

January 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Chilley Barn Wedding Fair

Hailsham | 8th October 2017 | 11am - 3pm

White Rock Theatre Wedding Fair

October 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on White Rock Theatre Wedding Fair

Hastings | 15th October 2017 | 11am-3pm

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07738 271023

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