I am a fully qualified Para-Medical Skin Camouflage Practitioner, trained at the British Association of Skin Camouflage (BASC) and a member of BASC, Skin Camouflage Network (SCN), and the British Association of Beauty Therapists and Cosmetology (BABTAC).
Having suffered from Anorexia since childhood, I am fully aware how one’s appearance can affect one’s self esteem and confidence, and I can also identify with the pain of having been on the receiving end of cruel comments and looks from strangers on the street because of how I looked.
Whilst in treatment I followed the story of Katie Piper who suffered third degree burns in an acid attack and then went on to set up her own charity. This inspired me to do a course in Skin Camouflage with the British Association of Skin Camouflage (BASC). Having studied Makeup for Fashion, Film and TV at Shepperton Film Studios, I was already giving people makeovers and doing fashion shoots, when my friend asked me to do her bridal makeup and cover up her psoriasis and birth mark at the same time. I saw how the result boosted my friend’s confidence and self-esteem and it was then that I saw a need to offer both camouflage and bridal makeup services in one.
Also, my mother had recently undergone extensive surgery that had left her with scars on her body that she felt embarrassed by and struggled to conceal with clothes. Applying skin camouflage to these affected areas gave her a renewed sense of confidence and the sheer pleasure on my mothers face when she said it was a miracle, made me want to research this area more.
It became apparent that not a lot of people know that Skin Camouflage exists and have suffered in silence or spent a fortune on cosmetic makeup, which didn’t provide a solution to the problem, or they were put off by long waiting lists for a consultation on the NHS. I offer a mobile service that brings together both camouflage and cosmetic makeup, with particular emphasis on bridal and special occasion makeup, so that everyone looks and feels their best on a daily basis or for that special occasion.