Airbrush Make Up In Argyll

Looking for Airbrish Make Up for your wedding in Argyll Scotland?

Clare Pearson is fully qualified and trained in Airbrush Make Up, in which a fine mist of foundation is sprayed with a small air compressor gently covering the skin, to give the appearance of a flawless complexion. This mist covers the skin lightly allowing the skin to breath, looking more natural and not exaggerating your pores. Airbrush makeup will leave your skin feeling light NOT “cakey”.

How long will Airbrush makeup last?
Airbrush makeup covers and lasts ALL DAY LONG! One application is all it takes to have a beautiful face for your wedding, prom, or any special occasion. Airbrush makeup is water resistant and will not smudge with light touching. It can be applied on anyone even men! Its also hypoallergenic & sanitary to use.

Benefits to Airbrush makeup at a glance:
Flawless Finish in Person & In Photographs
Natural Looking
Light Weight, Invisible Look with Full Coverage
Water Resistant (Will NOT Come Off with Hugs, Sweat, Tears or Humidity)
For All Skin Types
Lasts ALL Day Long
No Touch Ups Necessary
Never Looks Cakey

Airbrush makeup has been used by celebrities in Hollywood & the fashion industry for years to create the flawless makeup looks you see in magazines & even HDTV. Airbrush makeup creates a smooth, full coverage, long lasting application that looks & feels natural on your skin.

If you are considering Airbrush Make Up for your event please contact me here for a no obligation consultation. 


Clare Pearson Hairstylist of the Year 2017


The Herald Look Awards Hairstylist of the Year 2017.

 This accolade will be awarded to Scotland’s top hair stylist, who is recognised for their attention to detail, expert technical skills, colour expertise and the ability to follow and create new trends. The judges will be looking for a personality to match the stylist to guarantee clients are always receiving star treatment.

The awards dinner was held on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow. The event has created a platform for the hair, beauty and aesthetic sectors to demonstrate how their work, salon, business strategies and services are making an impressive contribution to their industry.

Clare Pearson was absolutely delighted to be announced as the winner of Hairstylist of the Year 2017. “I was up against some amazing fellow stylists who’s talent and creativity I really admire and was absolutely delighted to be crowned the winner, it’s such a great feeling to be recognised in this industry and I’m very proud to be called Scotlands Top Hairstylist, a huge thank you to the judges for seeing my vision and creativity”

Oban Make Up Artist Trained by Kim Kardashians Personal Make Up Artist

Clare Pearson Make Up Artist believes education is key in keeping up to date with the latest red carpet looks and she certainly invested in some advanced training with Celebrity Make Up Artist Mario Dedivanovic, best known as Kim Kardashians personal Make Up Artist Mario also provides his services for Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria and Demi Lovato to name a few.


Clare learned the look he created for his muse Kim Kardashian and picked up lots of tips and tricks to create his beautiful Hollywood glam looks to enhance her make up skills and she cant wait to put these into practice for her brides. 


Clares diary is nearly full for 2017 and is already filling up for 2018 & 2019.  Contact Clare for a no obligation chat regarding your up and coming big day on 07912 603830 and she will be sure to make you feel like your the only girl in the world.


Argyll Make Up Artist Shortlisted for Make Up Artist of the Year 2016

Clare Pearson Hair and Make Up Artist has been shortlisted for Make Up Artist of the Year at The Scottish Hair & Beauty Awards 2016.


Clare has worked so hard and travelled some major distances from London, Leeds & Newcastle and covers all of Scotland to provide her hair and make up services for photoshoots, TV & Film, Brides and clients such as ASOS, No1 Magazine, Matrix Professional Hair Care & Colour and has collaborated with the UK’s top hairdressers such as BHA British Hairdresser of the year nominee and resident X Factor hairstylist Jamie Stevens.


The winners will be announced on the 4th December at a glitzy bash at The Crowne Plaza Glasgow.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page here for updates and live videos on the night. #hairandbeautyawards

Make Up Bag Essentials From High end to High Street


Is your make up bag full to the brim of products you do don’t use and you just cant bear to part with? This can make your daily make up routine a lot harder than it need to be so let me run through 10 of your make up bag essentials to make your daily routine so much easier.


A good primer can make the difference to your daily make up routine, it can stop it fall off your face and from going patchy.  My favourite primers to use are Nars Pore Refining Primer which is oil free and instantly refines the look of pores and creates a matt canvas for you to apply your foundation.  My other kit favourite is Sara Hills Luxurious Face Primer which can also be used on its own without foundation which gives a nice dewy fresh faced glow.  Its very lightweight and very silky to apply.  If you are on a budget i would recommend Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer.  It helps the skin to feel light and helps refine pores and feels incredibly soft on your skin.


Your foundation should match your skin tone perfectly, but we all know it’s pretty hard to do this when you’re just buying off the shelf. I can match your foundation for you or you can call into your local cosmetic counter. Whether your skin is oily, dry or combination with foundation matching you will find out what kind will work best for your skin type. My kit favourites are MAC, Illamasqua (for a fuller coverage), Nars Sheer Glow.  I like Armani and Tarte Water Foundation for my brides as its a very light foundation and perfect for ladies that dont wear a lot of make up as it doesnt feel heavy on the skin.  Again a budget foundation i would recommend is Bourjois Healthy Mix Radiance Foundation which enhances your complextion and they say it lasts for up to 16 hours which ive yet to test as ive never worn it for longer than 10.


Eyeshadow is something you simply cannot live without but not all shadows suit everyone unless you’re very lucky and have the perfect almond shaped eye which suits every style of shadow and technique.  It’s that product that will make your eyes pop, especially if you have small or hooded eyes. It can also be used as a liner too as i do daily as i have a slight drooping eye so eyeliner just dissapears into my lid and you can never see it.  Ill go into different eye shapes and techniques in my next blog but my favourite palettes i have in my kit are Anastasia Beverley Hills for a big smokey eye look and Tarte In Bloom palette which is my every day go to as they are so pigmented and the palette smells like chocolate which is just divine.  A good budget priced eye palette is Maybelline Blushed Nudes Palette which includes 12 shades with a rose gold pigments.  Finally before applying any eye shadow always use a good eye primer such as Urban Decay Primer Potion which comes in 3 shades and makes your shadow last all day.

Contour & Highlighter

Contouring and highlighting has been used by make-up artists long before now and its thanks to the Kardashians that this is now very publicised. Its a skill to be learned and im not a fan of very harsh contour and highlight, its meant to enhance your features and draw back the facial features you are not comfortable with.  People now a days are watching the wrong tutorials on You Tube and Instagram and are contouring the face to death and highlighting to look like the moon, this does not look good in every day wear, a little goes a long way.  The contour is meant to be 2-3 shades darker than your skin tone and the highlighter is means to be 2-3 shades lighter.

My favourite powder palette in my kit is Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow.  The bronzer is the perfect universal blend of pearl and pigment to contour features and mimic a sun-kissed complexion.  The highlighter is built up from a golden base that flatters any skin tone, and uses Light Flex Technology to capture light and radiate it out for a luminous complexion.  My fave go to cream contour and highlight kit is Sara Hills Shine & Sculpt Kit, which includes an illuminating and contour stick, this will last me a long time as only a small amount is needed, its easy to use and very blendable.

My high street budget pick to try is Sleek Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette in Medium which is great because it includes a blush too and is very pigmented.


You need a good mascara in your make up bag that you only need to apply once that doesnt clump with a brush that does’nt pull or damage the lashes.  My favourite is Lancome Hypnose Drama.  It curls thickens and enhances your lashes which is long wearing and clump free.  My high street top pick mascara is Rimmel Scandaleyes with a big brush which actually volumises and defines,perfect for ladies who dont like wearing false lashes.


I only use eyeliner in my kit not on myself other than Laura Merciers Tightline Cake Eyeliner to give myself a fuller lash look.  My kit go to is MAC Fluidline Gel Eyeliner for my clients.  Its a long wearing eyeliner which you apply with a brush and thats smudgeproof  and waterproof.  It goes on with the precision of a liquid liner but silkier.  My budget pick is Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama, which is highly concentrated in pigments in a clear gel base, suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens safe.


My favourite is MAC Lipsticks in matt, they dont dry out and the colours are as bold as you like, my favourite shade is Honeylove, i absolutely love nude lipsticks especially when wearing a heavy smokey eye.  My high street go to is NYX or Kiko matt lipsticks, not exactly MAC but certainly a good dupe.


Looking for a make up artist in argyll?


Looking for the make up artist in argyll for your special day?


No matter what your taste be it a classic white wedding or a 21st century high glamour occasion our professional make up artist in argyll Clare is on hand to advise you and manage your bridal party from your initial enquiry until your special big day.


She is a fully qualified wedding expert with over 17 years experience and is here to create beautiful wedding hair and make up either in her salon or on location for brides anywhere in the UK.


Having trained at the Number One Award Winning Sara Hill Academy of Make Up Scotland and is also very proudly a MAC Certified Make-Up Artist and is trained to a very high standard.


Clare provides hair and make up for commercial, photoshoots, editorials, brides all over the country or just a simple night on the town.


Would you like to chat with our specialist wedding make up artist Clare?


Drop her an email and let Clare make you look and feel beautiful at your wedding in Argyll.

Looking for the best hairdressers in Scotland?

It’s official, Clare Pearson was crowned Hair Stylist of the Year 2016 at The British Hair & Beauty Awards on 16th May 2016. Clare is absolutely delighted as she is the first in Scotland to win this award at The British Hair & Beauty Awards and it’s the second time she has won a Stylist of the Year as she won it at The Scottish Hair & Beauty Awards back in 2012.

Not only that but on Sunday 15th May Clare won Best Marketing Campaign of the Year for her marketing she does in her salon at The Look Awards held in a glitzy bash at The Radisson Blu in Glasgow where Clare and her partied into the night.



Festival Hair and Make-Up


It has been an incredibly busy season for weddings this year, but as well as wedding season being in full swing there is also a lot of festival fever around!

Music, comedy & beer festivals are taking place up and down the country such as T In The Park, Reading and Leeds, The Notting Hill Carnival, V Fest and Rewind and as there are so many going on with full of beautiful things to see & do it’s time to get crazy beautiful with your hair and make-up.

Make Up

One of my favourite products for events like these are Phyllis Cohen’s Face Lace.

These intricate amazing designs are instant makeup for the face that come in all different colours and styles making it perfect for festivals and parties as you can just stick on and go, simple, quick and easy.

festival face lace

My other favourite is Gold Leaf, however this does take some time and needs a very steady hand to apply.  I prefer to use nail art gold leaf, it’s extremely thin and fragile but fuses beautifully with the skin, as opposed to the thicker commercial gold leaf available at Arts & Crafts stores.

gold leaf


My skin favourite i have in my kit is Dior Skin Nude BB Cream.  Its a light BB cream you can pop on in your tent where you don’t need to worry about the foundation brush, also voted No.1 by Vogue darling!

dior skin


One of a girl’s main issues when camping is hair.  You can go from flat and greasy to volumised and textured with Matrix Style Link Height Riser.  Height Riser is a hair volumising powder and is your link to instant volume and separation with shine.  It adds grip and targets roots without dulling your hair.

To disguise the ‘haven’t washed in days’ look – plaits are the way to go! From fishtail to french the possibilities are endless and they won’t show the greasy roots or dry ends!

festival plaits