Cleveleys make-up artist recognised for her beautician skills with prestigious award

It's no wonder Fylde coast make-up artist Nicola Jane Miller is all smiles.

Tuesday, 5th June 2018, 4:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th June 2018, 4:52 pm
Make-up artist Nicola Miller has won an award in The Official Make Up Awards 2018

The 42-year-old has just scooped a top honour in the Official Make-Up Awards 2018.

Nicola Jane was crowned North England Freelance Make-Up Artist of the Year, at the glamorous black-tie event, which took place at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.

She has worked as a make-up artist for the last five years, after training at the Glauca Rossi School of make-up in London – which counts Charlotte Tilbury, Gemma Kid and Florrie White as past students.

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She said she was delighted to have won the award.

“To me, it was really rewarding to even be nominated for this prestigious and glamorous award. Just being a finalist was really nice, and the others on the short-list were amazing.

“It was a glamorous evening and I really enjoyed it. I never expected to win at all. It’s added flames to the passion I have for what I do – making women feel and see their beauty, as well as making my business stand out in the crowd.”

Nicola Jane, who runs her own studio in Cleveleys – Nicola Jane Make-up Artist – carries out work for professional photo-shoots, for magazine articles, for weddings and a variety of private clients.

She said make-up had always been a passion.

“I have loved experimenting with make-up since I was a child. I was always playing with my mum’s make-up and I used to paint all of my Barbie dolls’ faces with my crayons, so they had lipstick and eye-shadow on.

“I was looking for a career change about five years ago and I am so pleased I chose make-up artistry as my new career.

“My style of make-up is quite natural. It is more Red Carpet, rather than full-on glam. I find it very rewarding and my favourite clients are the ones who never normally wear make-up.

“It is a lovely feeling making up someone’s face and seeing the delight on their face when they look in the mirror and see what a difference a little make-up can make.

“My work is very varied. One day I can be working on a wedding or a photoshoot, the next day I could be teaching private make-up lessons. I do a lot of work for ladies wanting special occasion make-up and also for girls attending proms.

“I never stop learning and enjoy taking courses to further my skills. Last year I trained in HD Airbrush make-up application and it is extremely popular with my bridal clients and also looks great on photoshoots. Airbrush is a spray on foundation and it gives a really flawless finish.”