Dec 20, 2019

Do you know who Jane Bradley is? Well, she's an MUA to the stars and one of our all round favourites to work with! Jane has been all over the world shooting with a host of top photographers and models for magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Harpers Bazaar, GQ, Red and Vanity Fair. She’s also worked with many fashion and beauty brands like Stella McCartney, Max Factor, Liz Earle and she's always on hand as MUA at our shoots! We recently quizzed her to find out all of her beauty do's and don'ts.

Spoiler alert - there's not much she doesn't know! Read on to find out Jane's secrets...

So Jane, how did you get into the makeup profession?

My mum had a model agency and school up in Yorkshire where I grew up so I’ve always been surrounded by glamour. I was obsessed with make-up and used to teach the students how to apply it properly, so really I was self-taught. When I moved to London I did a short Make-up course during evenings and weekends while I held down a full time job. I wanted to hone my skills and learn new techniques. I then went to all the model agencies offering my services for free doing test shoots to help me build my portfolio. During that time I had a couple of lucky breaks working with two up and coming photographers who went on to be very successful; they booked me for everything, so for instance one day I’d be doing Linda Evangelista and the next Depeche Mode. I haven’t looked back since!

Jane is also the MUA for singing extraordinaire Leona Lewis. Here’s one of our favourite looks that she's created for her...