Bridal makeup perfect for the modern bride

Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life. You will want to feel and look the best version of yourself and my bridal style is very much influenced from beautiful red carpet looks.  I create bespoke looks, tailored especially to each individual.  Reflecting your personality, enhancing your natural features and makeup that feels wearable is my overall aim.

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This top tip will transform your makeup

This 1 top tip will transform your makeup

The best makeup tip that all beauty lovers should know is super easy, quick and will transform your makeup almost immediately. Makeup will always apply better on skin that is hydrated, smooth and looked after. A good skincare routine will make a huge difference to how your makeup looks on the skin – and it doesn’t need to be a complex or expensive routine. If you apply foundation over rough, flaky skin you will find that your base will not sit well, it will gather in patches through the day and can have a “cakey” and dull appearance. Exfoliating your...

Best Bridal Makeup Specialist - Northern 2024 (Global Wedding Awards)

Best Bridal Makeup Specialist (Northern) 2024 award at the Global Wedding Awards for Makeup Artist Gemma Clark

What an amazing 2 weeks! 4 new awards for the shelf – including today’s latest win of “Best Bridal Makeup Specialist (Northern) 2024 at the Global Wedding Awards. Today’s award is number 18 since becoming a Makeup Artist 9 years ago. So far this year I have won; Award Winning Bridal Makeup I am absolutely delighted to win this award as it is specifically for my bridal makeup work – which is a big part of my business. I have won several awards over the years for my work in the wedding industry and I love specialising in beautiful makeup...

Top 7 common makeup mistakes that make you look older

The top 7 common makeup mistakes that make you look older

Using makeup is one of the best ways we can boost our confidence and feel amazing if we need a pick me up. Yet there are some common makeup mistakes that make you look older. As we age and our skin matures, it is important to refresh and refine your products and techniques so that makeup helps us look more youthful. I chat to so many clients who tell me they have stopped wearing makeup because they have lost their confidence in applying it, or that they have used the same products for years and are stuck in a rut....

English Makeup Awards Winner. - Freelance Specialist Makeup Artist of the Year 2024

3 new award wins for Gemma Clark at The English Makeup Awards

It was an exciting start to the week, picking up 3 new awards at the national English Makeup Awards 2024! At the end of last year I was delighted to be shortlisted in 2 categories at the national English Makeup Awards. I previously won the Freelance Specialist Makeup Artist of the Year for both the North East region and overall UK in the same awards back in 2023 when the ceremony took place in Birmingham. I definitely didn’t expect to win again this year. The judging process Once the shortlisting took place, I had to submit a portfolio evidence of...

Top 5 helpful benefits of Microblading

Top 5 helpful benefits of Microblading

Microblading is a very popular way to enhance the natural brow and there are many benefits of Microblading which act as a great alternative to using normal makeup to fill in the brow area.  If you struggle with your brows, Microblading could be the perfect solution for you.  Sparse brows, brows lacking in definition and shape, barely there brows… all ideal candidates for Microblading.  However, even if you already have fuller brows but need help with the shape, Microblading can also help with this! What is Microblading? Microblading is a form of semi-permanent makeup making this a fuss-free option for...

My top 25 expert tips for everything you need in your wedding day emergency items kit

My top 25 expert tips for everything you need in your wedding day emergency items kit

Years of wedding industry experience has taught me a wedding day emergency items kit is always required… Have you considered a wedding day emergency kit as part of your wedding planning? In all my years of working as a bridal Makeup Artist in the wedding industry, I have rarely “just been a Makeup Artist”.  Many times I have been there when help has been needed to fasten dresses, fix nails, calm down the anxious Mother of the Bride, find items which have gone missing in the messy chaos of the bridal suite… and these aren’t the worst of the situations....

An exciting year of change for Gemma Clark

An exciting year of change for Gemma Clark

2023 was a big year for fresh starts, personal changes and some new awards. With my divorce due to finalise in the May of 2023, I made the decision early last year to change my name back to Gemma Clark and relocate to new premises. I was keen to do both as soon as possible so I could head in to 2023 with a fresh start. Gemma Clark, who’s this? I wanted to change my name ahead of my divorce for business purposes. This felt like a risky move for me. After all, my business and reputation had been built...

Bridal makeup

Countdown to your bridal makeup trial

Lets talk bridal skin preparation – this is such an important part of the run up to your wedding.  Whether you are months away or only a few weeks, you can make changes now to ensure you get the best out of your makeup application, skin care and well being on the countdown to the big day!  Glowing skin will never go out of style. Makeup can make us feel amazing and on your wedding day you want to feel your very best!  However makeup is only applied to the surface of your skin – so if your skin needs...

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