Tina Brocklebank is a true make-up artist. The Grimbarian, born and raised in the area, studied make-up at The London College of Fashion before moving to Nottingham to become a freelance make-up artist. Throughout her award-winning career, Tina has created looks for commercials and editorials, TV, theatre and London Fashion Week, and has even worked for the world-respected artist and beauty brand, Bobbi Brown. Tina returned to the area and in 2003, began offering make-up lessons and wedding make-up to women across Lincolnshire from her very own studio, whilst working nationally and internationally, too. In 2016, Tina was named ‘Wedding Make-Up Artist of the Year’ at the Wedding Industry Awards.
She believes that ‘simplicity is the key to beautiful make-up’: “I have always been fascinated by the impact and power that make-up has. Most of my work includes working with ladies of all ages and ethnicities and I have found that make-up plays a huge role in building confidence and self-esteem. When applied correctly, with the right products and techniques, make-up can enhance what a person already has, whether it be simply enhancing skin to look its best or by adding subtle definition. This creates a sense of well-being, as not only do they look good, but feel good.”
Tina’s love for the artistry of make-up was inspired by her own mother, who she says “always looked glamorous, (and still does at 78 years young.) She never left the house without her
“When I was younger, I was desperate to move away but as I have got older and more settled, I now appreciate Grimsby. It has influenced my career as it has taught me that you can be anywhere and still do what you love and be successful. When I moved back home, I thought my make-up career would end, but I soon learned that people are the same wherever you go, and I found a niche here.
“I have an excellent reputation not only in Grimsby, but nationally too, but I do owe a lot of thanks to the wonderful people I meet through my work. From make-up lessons to wedding work to many other local businesses that I work with on weddings, such as hairdressers and photographers. A lot of my success has come from the hundreds of women I meet through offering my make-up services and then