My Name is Claire Murray and I’m a published and professionally qualified Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist covering Manchester and Lancashire. I have been in the industry for over 10 years and returned to University as a mature student to study a BA in Makeup Artistry whilst continuing to work in the industry.

As part of my Portfolio Development we have been tasked with creating a blog detailing all of the shoots that we want to create this semester to produce a diverse portfolio demonstrating different disciplines including hair, makeup, special effects, gender, age and ethnicity.

Whilst I have the use of my Tutors’, Carl & Steves experience and advice, along with the university facilities, I am proposing to carry out 9 shoots covering different aspects that I feel are missing from my portfolio.

On top of this I am applying for quite a few different Fashion Shows and Photo Shoots to gain further experience and photographs which will add to my C.V. and portfolio.

During the course of the next few months this blog will show all of the images which have inspired me, the models which I am using and why, and my ideas and plans for the shoots.

I will also be blogging on useful informatio, tips & tricks, products etc that I have used over the past 14 years and some that I am just discovering. 

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