Kirsty’s first exposure of makeup was in amateur theatre at the age of 12 when she first started applying stage and character makeup. With a background initially in clinical aromatherapy, holistic therapies, and beauty, Kirsty had a complementary approach to makeup artistry.
As a beauty without cruelty advocate, Kirsty has worked with national and international cruelty-free brands as both a makeup artist and makeup trainer. Her experience spans across bridal, commercial, theatre and fashion makeup artistry as well as managing and owning a number of businesses.
On days off Kirsty loves nothing better than reading a great book or having adventures with her French Bulldog and Love Enigma Mascot Pooch, Dexter! She regularly raises monies for both animal charities and women’s charities.
Random Facts About Kirsty
Favourite Quote – “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn, Actress, Model, Dancer and Humanitarian
Favourite Animal – The Capybara as it’s like a cross between a cute dog and a guinea pig! Intelligent, loyal and kind creatures.
Must-Have Desert Island Product – Tough one! Has to be a tinted moisturiser with good SPF. Keeps my pale skin sun safe and complexion glowy!
Favourite Celeb to Interview – Sophia Loren. She’s such an inspiring and incredible women who stands for equality, self confidence and natural beauty. Her book, Women and Beauty, sparked my interest in beauty and make-up as a child.
Our newest tutor Alix joined Love Enigma at the start of 2017. She started her career path in beauty therapy back in 2004. Quickly realising her true passion lay in skincare and makeup artistry she has continued her training and education in both specialist areas.
Working for a number of international cosmetics brands as both a makeup artist and manager in the UK and Canada, Alix continued to grow her portfolio and professional experience. With experience in bridal, commercial, editorial, and film make up artistry, Alix has a well-rounded background.
Outside of work she has regularly volunteered with charity Look Good, Feel Better and loves to sing with her performing choir. She loves making others feel great about them and believes we should be celebrating ourselves, rather than being influenced by unrealism in the media.
Random Facts About Alix
Favourite Quote – “Feel the fear and do it anyway” – Susan Jeffers, Actress, Psychologist, Author, Trainer & Inspirational Speaker
Favourite Animal – The Elephant because they are beautiful, emotionally intelligent, gentle but strong and family is everything.
Must-Have Desert Island Product – I’m cheating and picking 2, an SPF so I don’t burst into flames and a good mascara. Even with no makeup mascara finishes your face.
Favourite Celeb to Interview – The Dalai Lama. I saw him and Deepak Chopra talk in Vancouver and I love everything he speaks for. I would love to have a conversation about kindness and how we can spread it to the world.
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