For the last 39 years, I have managed to get away with wearing minimum makeup but over recent months I had started to realise my tinted moisturiser was not cutting it anymore!! I have to be honest I find makeup counters a bit overwhelming so I decided to book in with Lauren Rippin a professional freelance make-up artist who is based in Meanwood. Lauren has over 12 years experience and has worked on hundreds of weddings as well as high profile commercial shoots across Yorkshire.
From the moment I entered Lauren’s private studio at her home in Meanwood, I was totally put at ease. She is very down to earth (also a mum to two girls) and really took the time to understand the look I wanted from my makeup, I also explained that I had a bit of a phobia about eyeliner!! If you’re not sure of the look you’re looking for Lauren will work with you to find it.
Lauren trained at the Jemma Kidd School of Make-up, working for a number of years as a MAC Make-Up Artist in Yorkshire. She uses all the brand leaders in professional make-up including M.A.C, Bobbi Brown, Nars, Chanel and Airbase.
Throughout the makeover, Lauren explained the different stages and the products she was using and how I could incorporate these into a daily routine or for special occasions.
As well as makeup lessons Lauren offers everything from HD Brows, LVL lashes and Lash extensions, as well as Hair and Makeup for events. From the moment you meet Lauren it is evident she has a real passion for what she does and having trained with MAC, Nouveau and HD brows, she really has worked hard to bring only the best treatments to her loyal client base.
Join Lauren and personal stylist Anna Mews for an exclusive one-day make-up & personal styling workshop where you’ll learn all their top tips and tricks! Taking place on Sunday 14th July in a private room at Betty’s in Harrogate, they will take you through the key aspects of make-up and personal style to get you looking and feeling fabulous. Find out more about the event here.
*I was kindly invited for a makeup lesson with Lauren but as normal all comments in this review are my open and honest opinion.