GRACE BENSON MAKE UP

SERVICES

I offer a range of services from wedding hair and makeup, makeup lessons and parties to hair and makeup for photoshoots and shows.

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

Wedding Hair and 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 or to the more glamorous, I’ll select from top quality makeup products guaranteeing a professional look which is designed to last and enhance your natural beauty. Having your hair perfect on your wedding day is vital to making you feel amazing.  You need it to last the long day, be comfortable and still look beautiful by the end of it. To get both of these 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 (and most importantly, feel) amazing, so the trial will focus around finding a makeup and hair style you are comfortable with.  At the trial we will try several styles to make sure we find the one that you feel is perfect.  It really is a collaborative process so if you don’t like something, we will try something else! I am so passionate about what I do you can be rest assured that I am focused on giving you the best experience so you can feel relaxed and pampered on your special day.
If you would like me to do your wedding party’s hair and makeup too, assistants can be arranged if numbers necessitate it, so time wouldn’t be an issue.

Need just hair or makeup?

This would be no problem.  Makeup is where I started my career and my first love. I so enjoy creating beautiful flawless makeup that brings out my client’s best features. Being creative with hair is something I really have become passionate about it. From simple waves to elegant up do’s I can cater to your needs.  So if you need these services individually (ie just hair or just makeup) this is something I will happily do!

Please just get in touch for a quote or check out my rates or packages pages for more information.

Airbrush make up is something I am really proud to offer.  First 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 full) minimising skin imperfections whilst giving skin a beautifully natural and glowing 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 it makes it smoother and the breathable foundations have real staying power.

All the foundations that I use with the airbrush 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 lightweight formulation is really comfortable to wear, doesn’t clog pores so feels like you are barely wearing anything.

Any makeup I do can be upgraded to use the airbrushing.

Airbrush Makeup on your Wedding Day

Wedding makeup is an art form that every bride/nearlywed wants to get right.  Airbrushing is increasingly the makeup of choice of the professional and those that have experienced the flawless and natural results it can give. For a newlywed 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 but still remains natural.

 

 

Photographic hair and makeup is something I have a lot of experience in and I really enjoy. The different genres (branding, 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 shoots for monochrome finishes 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 wedding cover shoots to yoga clothing marketing material so don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your theme.

Be it a branding shoot for your business or editorial for magazines I can use my range of skills to help.  I charge at half day or full day rates or on an individual model basis, just get in touch for a quote.  Collaborative shoots welcome.

Prom Hair and Make Up – Your prom can be such an exciting and important time of your life.  A time that you can spend months thinking about and lots of well earned money on a very special outfit so let me help you complete the look.  Just need make up or just need hair?  No problem.  See my rates page for all prices group discounts.

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.

Pre night out packages – I can come into your party and add something different. If it’s a pre-night out event where my team and I do you and your friends’ make up and hair before you go out or a pre-wedding party where you wanted to add more glamour. I can come in and add a different twist to your party/event. Please get in touch and we can discuss what option is best for you.

Group Hair and Make Up- All your group of friends going to a special event? Let me do your hair and/or make up for the perfect start to your day or night! I can bring assistants, so numbers are not an issue. Group discounts available.

Hen night fun – Surprise the nearlywed/bride with a professional Hair and Makeup Artist on their hen night. Full makeup for the Bride/nearlywed with lashes and touch up for the rest of the party 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? Victory rolls and that 50’s flick? Vintage hair and makeup styles can be done too. Let me and my assistants come in and give you that vintage glamour! Or give me the theme and let me design the perfect hair and makeup look for you all even including my face paint and glitter skills!

Contact me for a quote on all these services or check out my rates page.

I really enjoy teaching my skills (*read talking about make up!) to new people so 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, your skin type and your colouring. 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 or you can come to me at my studio 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 what’s best for you? Anything you want to know I can teach you in your personalised lesson. This will include a makeup bag overhaul, skin care tips, product shopping list and a step by step lesson in the look of your choice.  These lessons last 1.5 to 2 hours and cost £65.

Wedding 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 wedding make up beautifully, so it will last all day and leave you feeling 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 if you would like so we can make doubly sure you get the perfect products for your day.  These lessons typically last 2 hours and cost £75.  With a shopping trip they last about 3-3.5 hours and cost £100.

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
  • Hollywood Glamour
    OR NEW:
  • Day to Night Makeup

Each member of the class will get their own set of make up and brushes to use during the workshop, where we will break down a look and recreate it together. 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 £25 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!

NEW!!  Mastering Natural Make Up with REN Skincare

I have had the pleasure to team up with Relax Therapy to bring you a brand new masterclass encompassing their amazing REN products and my makeup expertise.  Within this class you will be able to sample the beautiful natural products that REN provide, whilst Liz from Relax Therapy will give you individual skin care advice and help you overcome any of your worries.  I will then give you a makeup class in one of the above listed looks (each class will be advertised with a specific look) in a step by step guide with all products provided by me for you to use.  This class includes a free goodie bag with lots of samples, vouchers and tips and tricks to go home with.

These classes are for 4-6 people, take place at Relax Therapy in Hailsham and are £30 per person including a free goody bag of products from me and Liz!

I will be exhibiting at the following wedding fairs, come and say hi!

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