Getting to know your Skin Type.

So, it’s blog three, this is covering skincare for oily skin.  Oily skin happens when the sebaceous glands make too much sebum.  Sebum is the waxy, oily substance that hydrates and protects the skin.  However, when overproduction of sebum occurs, the skin can become oily, pores get clogged and breakouts can develop.


  • The face is shiny and usually appears greasy later in the day.
  • Makeup doesn’t stay put and seems to “slide” off.
  • The oilier areas of your face have blackheads, pimples or other types of acne.
  • Pores are visible and are enlarged, especially on the nose, chin and forehead.

Products that you can use to help combat this overproduction –

                    Use my skincare tips for oily skins here to help deal with excess oil and                                 get back your glowing skin- minus the oil slick.


Use a water-based cleanser.  Dirt, excess sebum and impurities can build up and clog the pores overnight, so cleansing is essential for oily skin.  Cleanse morning and evening (use a double cleanse for the evening to first remove makeup and then to deep clean the skin).


This is key for this skin type.  Oily skin is especially prone to dead skin cell build-up, blackheads and clogged pores.  Environmental damage can also cause the surface of the skin to become dull, rough, uneven and can worsen the appearance of fine lines.  To help prevent clogged pores and rough skin, it’s important that you exfoliate regularly (x1-x2 weekly) with a gentle exfoliant.  Chemical exfoliants -such as AHA’s and BHA- are great to boost cell turnover to help lighten dark spots and add radiance to dull-looking skin, whilst physical exfoliants help to refine skin texture.


Toners for oily skin will essentially do the same thing as toners for dry skin.  They should get rid of residual dirt and makeup, close pores and prepare the skin for moisturiser.  A good toner designed for oily skin will address oiliness and shine on the skin, without drying out the skin.  Look out for a toner that refines the skin’s texture and minimises the look of pores, while at the same time maintains the moisture balance of the skin.

Target treatments-

Try targeted treatments for oily skin too.  Serums/essences/facial oils.  Use this step to tackle whatever skin concerns you have in a targeted way.  If it feels like your skin needs hydration use a hydrating serum or facial oil.  If you feel you need something to tackle fine lines, then use a serum designed for ageing skin.  My advice is to stick to watery, lightweight treatments like gels, that absorbs easily into the skin and don’t leave a residue.  Note: – Facial oils designed for oily skin, CAN help by counteracting sebum production and effectively correcting overproduction.


yes oily skin needs hydration too!  Stick to emulsions or gel-type moisturisers.  Richer creams are more likely to clog your pores and make the skin look shinier.  If you have sensitive or irritated skin, look for moisturisers with calming and soothing properties to alleviate irritations.


I have the perfect facial designed specifically for oily skin  You can check out my services here.

Makeup Artist Wood Norton Hotel


Stunning Bride Holly. Wood Norton Hotel Weddings

Wedding day makeup at the Wood Norton Hotel

If you are looking for a professional makeup artist for your wedding at the Wood Norton Hotel in Evesham, you are in just the right place. Firstly, you could not have chosen a more beautiful venue for your big day because the hotel and grounds are sublime.  And the food- wow!

My perspective as a makeup artist is just as good.  All of the bridal preparation suites are generously proportioned and easy to work in and they are well lit and have plenty of natural daylight that is a must for makeup application.  The views throughout the hotel are sublime, you cannot help but envelope in luxury.

Personally, I have had a long association with this fantastic wedding venue and I am very proud to be one of their preferred suppliers.  I love working at this spectacular wedding venue, my hubby and I also chose to get married here in 2018 and so I know the team there very well.  You are in very safe hands!


wedding party at the Wood Norton Hotel

Holly and her Bridal Party on her wedding day. The Wood Norton Hotel, Evesham.



I am happy to meet you for a free pre-wedding makeup consultation.  I love these meetings as I get to know my brides and hear all about their plans.  On most occasions I am able to fit the consultation in around the meeting with your wedding planner at the venue.


The brides trial makeup session is held at my comfortable home studio just 20 minutes away from the Wood Norton. I recommend holding the trial session at least 6 to 8 weeks prior to your big day. Mother of the bride/groom and Bridesmaids trials can also be arranged but are not usually necessary.

My bridal packages cater for bridal parties of up to 6.  Of course I am able to quote for larger parties when required.  If you have any questions at all about professional wedding makeup and whether it’s for you, do please contact me so I can answer any questions you have.

If you have already chosen to get married at the Wood Norton Hotel in Evesham, CONGRATULATIONS!  Should you looking for your professional makeup artist I do hope that you will contact me.

I  look forward to speaking to you soon.