Black and Blue Make-up is a make –up service that delivers quality personalised application. The company is headed by Sharon Ball, a MAC trained and experienced makeup artist with five years’ industry experience, the past two as a further education tutor. Black and Blue offers one to one makeup tutorials, seminars and group workshops in all aspects of makeup application and cosmetics, in addition to events make-up, bridal, special effects makeup (SFX), commercial and body art application.

About Sharon Ball

I have been a make-up artist for 5 years and a Further education tutor and assessor for the past 2 years.

Within the 5 years as an artist I have worked at MAC for 3 of those years, attended Val Garland’s School of make-up and continued to maintain links with artists and industry whilst teaching.

Previous to that I was a registered general nurse and recruitment consultant. I have a belief in the customer experience and care is paramount to maintain and develop a brand/businesses’ integrity and ensure repeat and new clients.  I feel there is a lack of good customer experience and want to offer and deliver excellent experience to all who come to Black and Blue. Ensuring that the make-up they want is the make-up that is applied.

During my time with MAC I completed a number of training courses,including MAC basic training, MAC make up in 30, MAC make up in 60, MAC lesson application. During the summer of 2015 I completed the Mastered programme under the auspices of the Val Garlannd School of Makeup, for which I undertook makeup briefs set by i:D magazine, NARS, Matthew Williamson and Vivienne Westwood.

My interests revolve around films and theatre, this is where I developed an interest of make up as I adore SFX and the ability to see characters develop and grow through the support of make-up. I love what I do and feel it is a hobby as well as a job.

Through Black and Blue makeup I have many opportunities to support and introduce people to make up who previously didn’t feel confident or wanted to develop their skills within make up to empower them.