Make-up artist will showcase her skills at top London fashion event

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A make-up artist from Seend has been chosen to take part in next year’s London Fashion Week.

Karina Scoffield, from The Lye, will work behind the scenes applying make-up to some of the models taking part in the major fashion event from February 19-23.

Karina, 32, said: “This is the first time I’ve had the guts to apply. I am bit overwhelmed to be chosen.

“I had to send off my work portfolio to an agency and they looked at what I’d done, my accreditations and my website and I was one of the make-up artists selected.”

Mrs Scoffield is an award-winning make-up artist who was a South West regional winner in the 3rd English Wedding Awards for 2018.

She is also a finalist in the national Make-Up Artist of the Year competition taking place in Southampton. The final was postponed in May to November but will now take place next year.

She worked on the film Samantha, which won an award for best make-up at the Antakya Film festival in Turkey from October 16-22 and is due to be released on Amazon next year.

After completing her training at the prestigious Wiltshire School of Beauty and Holistic Therapy in Swindon she now works as a freelance make-up artist.

She does bridal make-up for weddings; photographic, fashion and editorial shoots; general beauty; proms and special occasions, and festivals, fantasy and Halloween events.

Mrs Scoffield said: “I have held a passion for make-up ever since I can remember, always exploring and trying new ideas or colours.

“Times change and so do some styles of make-up but I will always actively stay on top of current trends and keeping up-to-date with various training and workshops as needed.

“I take health and safety very seriously, all my kit, products and brushes are sterilised and disinfected to a high standard, abiding to the latest standards and laws. Where possible I also use disposables as appropriate.”

In her spare time, Mrs Scoffield can be found keeping her eight-year-old daughter Daniella out of mischief or taking her blue merle collie Sparky for long country walks.

She added: “Working freelance gives me the freedom to be able to come to you in the comfort of your own home or venue, providing tailored and discreet services.

“Being freelance gives me free range on products I wish to use. Products are always tried and tested before making their way into my kit.”

Some of the products she uses are cosmetics and accessories such as MAC, Benefit Cosmetics, Krylon Professional, NXY Marc Jacobs, Anastasia Beverley Hills and many more.

The British Fashion Council organises London Fashion Week, which acts as a promotional showcase for the latest designs by British international designers.

The February show will be a digital-first presentation with pared back physical activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.

Further shows will be held between June 11-14 and September 17-21, and will be open to collections showing both men’s and womenswear.

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