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Nicola is made up with new business

A Cockermouth woman has swapped celebrities for blushing brides in her new make-up business.

MAKE-UP GIRL: Professional make-up artist Nicola Hewitson, of Cockermouth, has set up a new bridal beauty business in West Cumbria

Nicola Hewitson, 34, of Greyrigg Avenue, has left her job as a freelance make-up artist in London working on live TV shows like Strictly Come Dancing and Blue Peter to launch a bridal beauty business in West Cumbria.

Nicola, whose clients include Katherine Jenkins, Fearne Cotton and Matt Lucas, is using her 10 years of experience in the make-up industry to make brides feel beautiful on their special day.

Since starting Lake District Make-up Artist, Nicola has attracted several clients through word of mouth.

She said: “It’s an intense relationship as I spend my time touching people’s faces.

“I’m part of their experiences and memories of that special day.”

Nicola’s career started over a decade ago when she trained at Greasepaint, a prestigious TV and film make-up school in London.

She then trained with the BBC before going freelance.

She has worked with celebrities including singer James Blunt, actor Rupert Grint and presenter Sara Cox.

She said: “TV was really good but very hard work. People think it’s quite glamorous but there are lots of early starts and lugging make-up around.”

Nicola is also continuing her career as a PR manager at Cumbria Tourism.


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