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Jade Eve Paterson

Jade Eve Paterson has been working as a Hair and Make-up Artist for nearly 10 years. A graduate from The London College of Fashion in 2004 with a BA (Hons) in Make up and Hair, Jade has previously worked on the theatre productions for Billy Elliott and Hairspray.

Other than her theatre work Jade has another passion and that’s weddings.


“Due to the massive return of the vintage look, it’s so nice to incorporate 50's waves, gas rolls and red lips, done well and people's wedding pictures don't date.”


What’s your favourite vintage look and why?

One of my favourite looks has always been Marilyn Monroe, however I’m loving the vintage looks of modern day performers such as Dita Von Teese, Imelda May and Caro Emerald. I love the way they have used old fashioned looks and created something fresh, modern and fashionable, but still very much in keeping with the vintage style.


Can you give us some tips for creating this look?

There are a few key elements to creating a vintage look, A matte base (no bronzer or shine) Black liquid eyeliner, a false eyelash is a must, (its all about the eyes) A nice red lipstick (a good one is Red Russian by Mac) its matte and the colour is deep and lasts. Invest in a set of rollers to create a whole variety of hairstyles; I would not leave the house without them! If you struggle with hair, as long as your make up is looking fabulous, cheat your hair using silk scarves tied in bows at the front, simple but effective.


Finish this sentence, I wish I could have done the hair & make-up on…

The film Moulin Rouge... visually beautiful, stunning hair and make-up.


What do you love most about your job?

There are many things a love about my job, the people I meet, the creativity and the diversity too many reasons. I feel very lucky to work in a field I always wanted to be a part of. I have worked hard to achieve the things I have, and I never take it for granted.

British Pathe Hollywood Eyebrows Makeup Tutorial (1938)

Hollywood Eyebrows Makeup Tutorial from 1938, taken from the original British Pathe newsreel "Beautifying! Where To Put The Accent!"


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