Welcome to Ms Moo Make Up
Hey! I'm Sali Jones, aka Ms Moo Make Up - freelance professional make-up artist based in Nottingham, UK.
Here's you'll find information about how to book me for your wedding make-up, a one-to-one make-up lesson or a special occasion makeover. You'll see all the fashion and editorial photoshoots I've been involved with, some behind the scenes photos and regular updates on my blog.
I look forward to hearing from you!
26 September 2016
Common denominators in the above pictures:
a) I like looking over my glasses for photos,
b) I don't smile as much as I used to,
c) My eyeliner has improved massively,
d) I have never had 'real' eyebrows.
So it's undiagnosed but having varying ranges of anxiety and depression over the years, I believe I have very mild trichotillomania. I've pulled hair from my scalp, the nape of my neck/hairline, my thighs, my eyebrows, my eyelashes; I've even pulled out my eyelashes and eyebrows in my sleep. I've joked with many as to how I'm in the right profession to cover them up, and I'm pleased I am! The images above show the timeline of my eyebrows and I'm pleased at their progress :) But this doesn't make up for not having eyebrows. My brows are blocked in with pencil, gel or powder as I've very few actual eyebrow hairs in place to work at making them look more natural.
I've tried to wear mittens at night and sleep masks, used growth serums & tried stimulation techniques - nothing works when you're still repeatedly pulling them out. When I'm on top of my anxiety, my eyelashes sure do look better but my eyebrows are never going to be the same again. I said to myself that before my 30th birthday I'd grow them back but it was well before then that the stark realisation is that I don't really have much control on that!
As such, I've decided to get my brows tattooed with Class Cosmetics, the salon of renouned glamour model Jenny Laird. I worked with Jenny a couple of years ago, and since working with her she's qualified herself up to the eyeballs (no pun intended) in medical procedures. She's about to open the salon full time and employs some seriously skilled master practicitioners and qualified nurses to run weekly clinics or work there providing lip fillers, cheek augmentation, semi permanent tattooing, false eyelash inserts, 3D Lipo as well as nails and HD Brows (I can't get HD Brows as I've not enough eyebrow there for it to work). I've toyed with the idea of getting them tattooed for a long while but having seen some truly awful ones, I was always apprehensive until I did a bit of research about microblading. I've booked myself in next month to get them done as an early Christmas treat to myself. Here's a few examples of before and afters; to say I'm excited is an understatement!