• carer Aimie after being made over in a Georgian style

Makeup artist Karina visits Coombe End Court creating looks which were inspired by St Georges Day!

Karina Scoffield has always had a passion for makeup, so decided to turn her passion into a career and has now been a qualified makeup artist for 3 years.

Bridal makeup was her original focus, even winning the “English Wedding Award” for best makeup.

She has recently moved into the editorial makeup and has done her fair share of published magazine shoots, which she loves as the sets have a good vibe and it’s exciting. Some of the stranger locations she has worked on have been, a forest, skatepark, derelict mill, and even a flyover! It gives Karina the chance to show her creative flair as although some of the briefs can be strict, others allow for more artistic license.

She really enjoys doing period shoots and is looking forward to an upcoming job where the brief is to mix historical with modern, to create what I am sure will be amazing results and images.

As well as her work, she loves a challenge and really does her bit for the community and volunteers on projects that take her interest. She recently volunteered to do the makeup for a production of “The Adams Family” at Devizes school and was responsible for getting over 50 people stage-ready for the performance! When she was approached to come and share her passion with our residents, she was delighted to accept. Her brief was to use St George’s Day as inspiration. So, she created two looks: “Georgian and the dragon.”

Residents enjoyed a coffee and cake whilst they sat and watched Karina, asking her questions that she was more than happy to answer. We had a sing-a-long to “puff the magic dragon”, and songs from the 60s. One of our residents said, “it was not much of a makeover challenge on Aimie, as Aimie is already a beauty.”

Karina has lots of exciting new ventures to look forward to including being the onset makeup artist for a film that will be shooting in Bristol, and the possibility of her training in special effects. We wish her the best of luck in these ventures. She may be helping with some other projects at Coombe End Court, so hopefully it won’t be long before she visits us again.