Make Up Masterclass

I have launched my Make Up By Sian Masterclass!

Are you always browsing at perfect make up selfies and wondering how on earth people get it so right? I’ve launched my brand new masterclass at my make up studio in Essex to help you!

This Masterclass is aimed for any woman who wants to learn some inside secrets of a professional make up artist to improve their personal make up.

Make Up Class Essex

Smokey Eye Look

I love teaching! Whilst I have taught 1-2-1 lessons for a long time now, I wanted to introduce a more affordable and social option. I have picked out my two most requested looks; a glowy day look and a seductive smokey eye, both essential for any lady who loves to look and feel glamorous. Through the class I break down these looks step by step giving you my professional tips as well as a breakdown of recommended products and brushes. At the end of this you with have all of the ingredients to acquire the perfect ’Makeup Bag’ along with a base knowledge of the steps to take to achieve these timeless looks.

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Glowy Day Look

You will leave with not only all the new application techniques learnt but also my Make Up By Sian ‘Guide To Make Up Artistry’ and a FREE MAC PRODUCT! With the listed products, practice and this guide – you’ll be on the way to completing your own makeup to a high level of skill.

Get a sneak peak of behind the scenes of the Masterclass …

There will only be 8 SPACES at each masterclass to ensure it is intimate and you can ask lots of questions in a relaxed environment.

The masterclasses will be held at my studio in Essex.

The visual masterclasses will be £80, to secure your place I do ask for a £20 deposit. The remaining balance will be due 2 weeks prior.

Summer Bridal Make Up

This July I had the pleasure of doing Katie and her bridal party’s make up for her wedding at All Saint’s Church, Chelmsford / Vaulty Manor, Heybridge, Essex.
Bridal Make Up Essex

Katie’s bridal party included 6 bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride to get ready for her 1pm church ceremony which was conveniently a few steps away from her parents house. It was there that we spent the morning of this hot summers day getting everybody ready to the sound of church bell’s rehearsing.

Make Up Artist Chelmsford

Bridal make up artist Essex

Katie opted for a summery smokey eye for her bridal make up look. We used nude & shades of purple, particularly Naked Pigment from MAC which has a gorgeously subtle shimmer and unexpected from Make Up Geek Cosmetics to enhance her gleaming blue eyes. This conveniently went alongside her colour theme of neutral lilacs and dusty pinks. We finished off the eye look with a pair of delicate lashes and a bridal favourite of mine – Ardell Demi Wispies.
On her skin we used Marc Jacobs ReMarcable foundation which provides a flawless finish with its full coverage yet light texture. We then added some bridal glow with pinky cheeks using Make Up Geek Spell Bound and highlighted her features using Becca Cosmetics Champagne Pop!

Vaulty Manor Make Up Artist

I finished off Katie’s look with Boldly Bare lipliner by MAC and a swipe of NYX Butter gloss in Creme Brulee which Katie also purchased to keep her lips looking fresh through the day!

Bridal Wedding Make Up Essex
For the bridal party I had my lovely friend assisting me to ensure the entire bridal party were ready on time. We kept the look natural and fresh to compliment the brides make up and the overall wedding theme!

Congratulations to Katie and Sean, I am honoured to have been part of your Wedding Day!

An lastly big thank-you to Jayne for letting me use her images from the wedding, you can see more of Jayne’s work over on her website –

Dress – The Wedding Dress Shop
Flowers – Finishing Touches by Faith Gurel
Hair – Christie Neale
Video – Philip Smith Visuals <— see wedding video here!
Venue – Vaulty Manor


How To Get Textured Beach Hair

How To Get Textured Beach Hair

Photos by Natasha Worby for MSR



Why is it that the ‘undone’ look is always takes the longest? Here are a few simple steps to get your beach waves rocking!

You ideally want to style this look on dirty hair – if you have just washed it be sure to get some product in the hair like Bumble & Bumble Texture Creme give is a blast with the hair dryer, lifting at the roots with your hand or dry with your head upside down!

Bumble & Bumble Texture Creme

Once dry section your hair.  Using a curling iron or wand, curl roughly 2″ thick pieces of hair. You want to alternate your curls in different directions e.g one towards your face & one away (this keeps the texture looking full) & leave the ends of your hair out of the iron – spray with hairspray as you go.

You can make your beach hair as curly or straight as you like by choosing difference thickness of curling tool, the thicker the tool the looser your curls will be!

Once you have finished your curls leave the hair to cool for 5 minutes before running your fingers through to separate the hair. You’ll then want to spray over with a salt spray like Got2b Beach Matte Salt Spray and give a blast of cold air from your hairdryer.

Got2B Beach Matt

Finally to finish the hair and give it extra texture. I like to get a penny size lump of the Got2B beach matt paste and run it through the lengths and ends of the hair, ‘scrunching’ the curls as you go…


and the result – beach hair like you just road the surf in bondi beach – Enjoy!

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