Ben Hardy: the make-up artist helps me get in character

The Eastenders, X-Men and Woman in White Actor on the Magic of the Make-Up Trailer When he says “the make-up artist helps me get in character”, Ben means it literally. They make him look the part he’s about to play and, it seems, we also help him...

Your first day as a trainee make-up artist

Imagine it’s your first day as a trainee make-up artist – what a fabulous opportunity. You’ve been dreaming of this day and now it’s finally arrived. Naturally, you’re going to be nervous as well as excited. Will you know what to do? Will...

What makes a great make-up artist?

We’ve been training people to be make-up artists for nearly 30 years. In that time we’ve learnt a lot about the job, the people and the industry. Essentially, we know what makes a great make-up artist. The world of entertainment is a wonderful industry and...

What does it mean to be a creative make-up and hair artist?

What does it mean to be a creative make-up and hair artist? More importantly, what kind of work is available? Alongside the world of glamour and gore make-up, lies another full of fantasy and startling imagery. It’s a world that’s very familiar to film and...

Training for school leavers who want a career in make-up

It’s that time of the year again – GCSE & A level results. Exciting and a relief for students who get what they hoped for, disappointing and worrying for those who don’t do so well. It’s worth remembering, though, that university...

Titanic film make-up demonstration with Tina Earnshaw

Tina Earnshaw delivered an inspiring film make-up demonstration to our 2 Year BTEC and 9 Month ITEC course students recently, as part of our new Masterstroke series. A renowned film make-up designer (and great friend of Brushstroke), Tina recreated her look for the...