Being a make-up artist is always something I've wanted to do. During my time in the industry I've had the pleasure of working with inspiring writers, comedians, actors and artists. Working alongside Barry M has been fantastic and their products are not only popular with my clients but also in the fashion industry.
Make-up is an art and I advise everyone to explore it, there are so many talented artists to be inspired by, my favourite being Amber Sibly who I assist. She known for her great work in the hit movie Hell Boy.
I enjoy working with colour and people and my job is truly rewarding.
I've been working as a professional make-up artist for a few years now. I've always loved make up and I studied at the London School of Beauty and Make-up. Apart from working on photo shoots and coming up with new looks and creative ideas, the big part of my job is making people who aren't models (normal people like me and you!) to look and feel great - that's probably the biggest reward of my job.
I've always been a huge fan of Barry M products because there are so many different colours, the amazing looks you can create are endless! It really is great to pass on some of my experience, to feel good about what I'm doing and, most importantly, to have fun.
Klaire De Lys
I first started getting interested in being a make-up artist after a subscriber on You Tube asked me to upload a tutorial showing how I did my make-up in a song cover video. As I was already an artist and studying to be a graphic designer for me it was a simple change of medium and my experience as an artist meant that my work tended to be very 'arty'. As there was no way I could afford to go to make-up school I decided to teach myself and began to read as many books as I could get my hands on as well as going to make-up events and talking to as many professionals as possible.
What I most enjoy about make-up apart from being able to enhance peoples appearance is how it can be used as a form of self expression. Every colour, pattern and style used says so much about personality and if a picture says a thousand words how much more does art on your face?!
Many of you will know Lauren Luke or, as she's more often known, YouTube Guru, "Panacea81". Lauren Luke's rise to stardom was down to her natural talent for applying eye make-up and, of course, her unique presentation style. Barry M first discovered Lauren Luke because she was such a fan of Barry M - using our products in all her YouTube tutorials.
We immediately recognised her as a rising make up star and asked her to make some exclusive Barry M tutorials, which we featured our website and in our newsletters. Lauren Luke soon became Barry M's on-line ambassador and, working closely with our marketing and PR teams, we helped her to grow her 'brand', her audience and her publicity. As a result, interest from BBC TV and other companies has now allowed Lauren Luke to go on to launch her own make-up range!
Watch her first TV Debut on the BBC (see if you can spot our very own marketing man Matthew!). We are delighted for Lauren Luke and the success she deserves and we are very happy to have played our own part in her rise to stardom.
I believe all people posses beauty whether inside or out. My mission is to empower people and give them the confidence like I did through the use of make-up and bring out the inner Diva we ALL have within us. I hope I can be an inspiration to you all!
I am a mum and a qualified Architect. I work as a freelance Architect whilst also looking after the kids full-time. I took up make-up as a hobby in February 2009 when I discovered I could actually do it. I started posting pictures on Panacea81 fan page on Facebook and its just developed from there. I have enjoyed doing tutorials for Barry M's YouTube Channel and am currently doing some make-up designs for Make-up Geek's Ideas Gallery.