Louise Lunn MUA: going it alone

Louise Lunn's kit

Louise Lunn is a bridal make-up artist from North Yorkshire and started her own bridal make-up business in 2001.

Since going it alone, she has worked at over 500 weddings alongside talented photographers and hairdressers. Louise has always had an interest in the beauty industry, being a dancer as a child allowed an outlet for her creative talent.

When Louise was young she would collect fashion magazines and coloured eye shadows to practice endlessly on her younger sister Katy to perfect her techniques and colour palette. Working as an assistant manager for MAC cosmetics for 7 years allowed Louise to receive extensive training, work alongside industry professionals at fashion shows and meet founder Frank Angelo.

Louise was trained by leading make-up artists David Horne and Terry Barber. Aside from being assistant manager at MAC, Louise has worked promotions for Givenchy, Lancôme, Estee Lauder, Sports Direct, Observer Woman Magazine and Red Magazine.

She said: “The main influence to my work is that make-up can change a woman’s confidence. I think make-up shouldn’t mask the face but accentuate the features of each individual.”

Louise’s career progressed from MAC and now, her favourite events to work are weddings, providing make-up for approximately 50 events a year. As her training is with MAC, Louise uses mostly MAC foundations and eye shadows on her clients along with Nars and Laura Mercier products.

Louise has experience in a range of areas in the beauty industry from weddings, photo shoots and doing the makeup for Dylan Moran’s UK tour.

She said “After a busy and hectic career with MAC, I am now happy with the weddings and any editorial or photo-shoots I do. My advice for aspiring artists would be to try to get in with a leading cosmetics brand. This gives you immediate experience with products and people while allowing you to build up your make-up kit.”

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