You’re looking at a makeup stall, there are so many options and you don’t know where to start? Sound familiar? I’ve been there, so many times in the past. Starting out in makeup can be a daunting venture. Knowing what brand to try, what foundation to use? Eyeliner, brows, highlight, contour? Trying to take on everything at once can fry your brain.

I offer makeup lessons and workshops for members of the LGBT and transgender community that are flexible and accessible to provide guidance and support within the ever-changing maze that is the makeup industry. With my beginner’s course, I have broken down the basic stages of makeup into 5 workshops. Starting with Foundation and Concealer application slowly moving to contour and then different eye looks. These are currently being offered in a workshop setting with 10-20 students per session.

My main priority is to work with you to discover what works best for your style, budget and lifestyle while helping you create looks that are gender-affirming and hugely validating. Especially if you are at the beginning of your journey. My aim is to create a safe approachable space where you feel able to explore and discover your true self. Without judgement or the pressure to buy specific products.

Testimonials

Menna was the makeup artist who created two pieces of real, hand-knotted facial hair for me to wear. One of the pieces simulated a beard, the other a moustache; and Menna applied it directly to my face using a combination of spirit gum and a lot of patience. She also applied makeup, using a wide range of products suited to my skin type, and she made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. I was honoured to be included in the workshop — as a transmasculine person, it was incredibly validating to experience what I’d look like with a lot more facial hair. It was a pleasure to model for Menna’s portfolio and I’d have no hesitation in recommending her to anybody for her skills in makeup and hair.

Len Valentine

the piece that she chose to do for her model was very thoughtful and clever and it was lovely to see her work bring joy to another.
A quiet but determined student with a good attitude towards learning and achieving the brief set.
Menna really surprised me, she produced an amazing piece…it was well executed…

Services

Lessons and Workshops

These include 1-2-1 lessons, group workshops and consultations.

Special Occasions

Hair and Makeup for any special occasions such as Weddings and Prom.

Film & TV

Makeup and hairstyling for TV and Film and basic SFX application.

Beauty isn’t about looking perfect, it’s about celebrating your individuality.

Bobbi Brown.

Examples of my work.

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