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Bridal beauty buzz blog is named the No.1 destination for bridal makeup advice in the book 'The Wedding Fairy's Big Day Breakdown', written by celebrity wedding planner George Watts - click here to see the book.

British Vogue says Sarah is 'the go-to makeup artist for award winning bridal makeup'

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As an award winning makeup artist, I am often asked by brides to give them tips on how they can achieve a perfect makeup look on their wedding day and what skincare products I can recommend for them to use at home, so their skin looks flawless on their wedding day. I have applied the makeup for over 1,000 brides on their wedding day - some of these brides are beauty editors and experts in the wedding industry, so I have many tips and tricks to share! I also regularly work as a makeup artist for Conde Nast Brides magazine creating the makeup looks for their covers and fashion shoots and you will regularly see my work in bridal advertising campaigns, creating the makeup looks for top bridal designers. I have been creating the most exquisite makeup looks for brides for years and I am known nationally/ internationally in the press as a British bridal makeup and beauty expert.

In my blog, I will reveal the beauty products that I have used and know give fabulous results, I will try and test the latest products on the market and keep you posted on the latest product launches. I will also give you fabulous tips on applying your wedding makeup, so you can look your best on your wedding day.

The book 'The Wedding Fairy's Big Day Breakdown' says: My number one online destination for lippy, liner and everything in-between! Award winning make-up artist Sarah Brock has come up trumps with this leading blog reviewing all the major brands, alongside a whole host of newbie's and independent beauty ranges for every possible skin complexion. Whether you are having your make-up done professionally or applying yourself, there is much to learn from this leading lady of bridal beauty. I love all the practical advice and wide mix of looks from L'eau natural to full on red carpet glitz - time to experiment girls!

To visit my website, go to: www.sarahbmakeup.co.uk. Sarah x

The makeup look I created for Gal Gadot, for the London movie premiere of Batman V Superman

April 8th, 2016

Get the look – the makeup look I created for Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) for the red carpet European Premiere
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Last night, it was an honour to apply the makeup for the beautiful Wonder Woman star, Gal Gadot

She looked incredible in a custom made Prada gown and to compliment the gown, I created a makeup look with a strong bright red lip, a flawless glowing complexion and long, black glossy lashes.

As well as sharing some of the stunning images of Gal on the red carpet, here’s a list of products that I used, along with tips of how to apply them:


Apply CHANEL Hydra Beauty Serum all over lips

Take the Sisley Hydra Global Anti-Aging Hydration over face

For the eyes, I used the Creme de la Mer The Eye Concentrate

Pat a small amount of the Creme de la Mer Lip Balm to the lips


I applied the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer all over the face

To achieve flawless skin, I used the Oxygenetix Foundation and blended well

Under the eyes I applied the BARE MINERALS Bareskin Complete Cover Serum Concealer

To create the perfect base for eyeshadows, I patted the Estée Lauder Double Wear Eyeshadow Base to the Eyelids

I next continue applying cream products (before powder), so using the Anastasia Contour Cream Kit in shade dark (available from Cult Beauty) – using the darkest shade I applied under the cheekbones to create definition

Next, to create a golden glow I used the CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Blush in shade 20 – just above where the darkest contour colour was applied and I the blended well with fingers

On the apple of the cheeks, again using fingers I added a hint of soft pink cream blush, I patted on the Stila Convertable Color blush in shade Lillium

The gorgeous highlights on Gal’s cheekbones were created by using the Armani Fluid Sheer Highlighter in shade 07

I set the cream makeup products using the Daniel Sandler Invisible Blotting powder

To then create more drama to the contours of the face, I dusted the MAKEUPFOREVER Sculpting Blush in shade 24 to the cheekbones and then around the temples dusted the Cargo Cosmetics Instant Bronzer in shade Bali around the hairline

Next on to eyes – I love Gal’s brows so just brushed them through as they already have a gorgeous colour and shape

For eyeshadows I used 2 palettes – the Studio10 Visible Lift I-Definier palette to create a classic eye shape and base (the light cream shade from lash to brow and the matte brown colour in the contour, blending well). Next, to make the eyes pop in photographs I took the TOM FORD eye palette in shade Nude Dip and placed a small amount of the lightest shade on the brow bone to create lift and then the light taupe shade on the centre of the lid to add dimension

Take the Sisley Phyto Eye Twist in shade O7 (like a thick eyeshadow pencil in dark brown) and ran a small amount under the bottom lash line to create a natural definition and blended with a cotton bud

Using the NARS Eye Paint in shade Black Valley, I painted a thin black line to the top lash line, thin in the inner corner and slightly thicker towards the outer corner

I then curled the lashes and applied 3 coats of the MAKEUPFOREVER black Aqua Smoky Mascara to the top lashes and 1 coat to the bottom lashes

To create the perfect base for lip colour I applied the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfecting Base

The makeup look was all about the lips – first of all I lined the lips with the NARS Velvet Lip Liner in shade NIHIWATCH and the gorgeous lip colour that I’ve been asked to reveal so many times is the Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Lacquer in shade LEGENDARY – I apply the product by patting it on to the lips using my finger and then blotting with a tissue

It’s been an amazing few days – as well as the premiere there were 2 full days of Press Junkets for Batman V Superman – here are 2 of the makeup looks I created for Gals TV interviews

I’m so excited for next year when it will be the world premieres for the Wonder Woman movies, which Gal is the star of!

Get the look – the makeup look I created for Gal Gadot for the London movie premiere of Criminal

April 8th, 2016

Get the look – the makeup look I created for Gal Gadot, for the London movie premiere of Criminal


Last night in London (April 7th, 2016) I had an amazing evening with the beautiful Gal Gadot (for whom I work as the personal makeup artist too on the Wonder Woman movie – we flew back from filming in Italy earlier that day).

Gal looked breathtaking in a Victoria Beckham suit and we opted for a fresh, natural looking complexion and eye makeup and a striking red lip

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These are the products I used to create the makeup look:



CHANEL Hyrda Beauty Micro Serum (face)
CHANEL Hydra Beauty Gel Yeux (eyes)
CHANEL Hydra Beauty Gel Creme (face/eyes)
CHANEL Rouge Coco Baume (lips throughout day)

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer


Oxygenetix Foundation, shade Honey


Under eyes: Bobbi Brown correctors – Medium & Dark Bisque, then apply Bare Minerals Bareskin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer in shade Medium Golden on top.

Concealer on the face: pat on the Estée Lauder Double Wear Concealer in shade 3C Medium

As an eye base I then pat on the Estée Lauder Stay on Shadow Paint, shade 02 Halo to the eyelids



Highlighter – Armani Fluid Sheer Highlighter, shade 7, then followed by NARS the Multiple in shade Copocabana on top

Contour – CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick Blush, shade 20

Cream Bronzer – Daniel Sandler Watercolour Creme Rouge Bronzer in Soft Bronze

Cream Blusher – Le Blush Creme de CHANEL, shade Revelation



Daniel Sandler Invisible Blotting Powder


Contour: CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder shade 50

Blush: CHANTECAILLE powder blusher in shade laughter


On lids – Sisley Phyto Eye Twist, shade 9

On brow bone: CHANEL Ombré Essential, shade Ivory

EYELINER: (along top lash line) NARS Eye Paint in shade Black Valley

CHANEL Imitable Waterproof Mascara, shade 10 Noir

BROWS: Daniel Sandler Matte Shadow in shade 280


MAC Ruby Woo


BRIDES the Show – speaking on stage about the makeup look I created for Emily Andre

October 5th, 2015

BRIDES the Show – October 2015

‘On the Sofa’ – with me, Sassi Holford & Gustav Fouche  (quoted as the ‘Bridal A-Team by Conde Nast BRIDES Magazine), talking about the look we created for the wedding for Emily & Peter Andre

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I’ve been blessed to be a part of the Conde Nast BRIDES Magazine ‘BRIDES the Show’ since it launched and I love appearing as a guest expert on their ‘On the Sofa’ experts talk.


This year, I was invited to talk about the makeup look I created for the beautiful Emily Andre, when she married the celebrity Peter Andre earlier this year.


This year was even more special for me, as I appeared with my dear friends & colleagues – the designer of Emily’s stunning dress Sassi Holford & the hairstylist who creating her incredible hairstylist, Gustav Fouche.


We talked about our inspiration for Emily’s look and how we created the makeup look/ hairstyle & gown to a packed audience.

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So many brides loved the makeup look I created for Emily and had many questions about how they could create a similar look for their own wedding day.

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Being part of Peter & Emily’s wedding day was one of the highlights of my career and it was a joy to talk about it at BRIDES the Show!

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Read about our talk at BRIDES the Show on the Conde Nast BRIDES Magazine website:


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Sarah x

The makeup look I created for the 2016 So Sassi bridal collection

September 29th, 2015



It’s always a  joy to work with the amazing designer and my good friend Sassi Holford – i’ve been creating makeup looks for the Sassi Holford Signature/ Couture collections for years and I have loved creating the makeup looks for her most recent range of bridal gowns – the ‘So Sassi’ bridal collection.

Designed for the more fashion forward bride – the dresses are always exciting to create makeup looks for and I LOVE working on these shoots!

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Shot by the amazing photographer Simon Powell, the 2016 collection images are stunning and I created the makeup look for the shoot using the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty range.

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If you love the makeup look that I created for the shoot – here is a list of the products that I used:


First Base Foundation in Warm Medium

Fade to Perfect Concealer in Medium

Meticulous Pressed Powder in Neutral

Summer Kiss Compact Duo with Marilyn

Contour Velvet Blusher in Dusty Pink

Eye Definition Kit

Eye Shadow Quad in Moody Browns

Frame Line Liquid Eyeliner in Pure Black

Class Act Mascara in Black

Contour Lip Pencil in shade Nude

(I then the Marilyn Lipstick from the Summer Kiss Compact Duo)


All of these products are available from Joan Collins Timeless Beauty – click here

My appearances on QVC TV & my role as Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Brand Ambassador

September 29th, 2015

The last few months have been an exciting time for me (as well as very busy), as I have been working in my new role as Brand Ambassador for Joan Collins Timeless Beauty – I wanted to share some photos with you of just a few of the events that I have been working at:

First of all, I wanted to share this amazing photograph of myself with Joan Collins.

We had an amazing press event at Claridges in London, which was attended by some of the most amazing Beauty Editors & Beauty Bloggers (many of them are good friends of mine, so it was lovely to see them all & introduce them to the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty range. It was an amazing evening & the event was a huge success.

Sarah with Joan!Me & the incredible & glamorous Dame Joan Collins!

I’ve also been really busy working on shows at QVC TV, guest presenting for the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty range. I’m absolutely loving working at QVC and talking about the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty range – working on live TV is daunting at first, but after working on several different shows, the nerves have gone and I am really enjoying working on QVC TV – I already feel part of the ‘QVC family’ and i’m excited about appearing on forthcoming shows in the future!

Here are a few photos of me presenting live on QVC TV for Joan Collins Timeless Beauty:




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Sarah x

My cover makeup tips in the new issue of Conde Nast BRIDES Magazine

September 29th, 2015


The new issue of BRIDES Magazine is on sale now! If you have always wanted to look like a ‘BRIDES Magazine cover model’ – now is your chance, as in the beauty pages of the new issue, there is a step-by-step guide of how you can re-create the makeup look of one of my most popular covers – the September/ October 2014 issue:

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I am delighted with the 2 page feature, as I talk about the products that you need to re-create this look – no matter what your wedding day beauty budget

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Be sure to check out the new issue of BRIDES Magazine, which is on sale now!

Sarah x

The makeup look I created for the Sassi Holford 2016 collection

August 29th, 2015



A few months ago, I had the pleasure of creating the makeup look for the Sassi Holford 2016 collection. I’ve worked with Sassi for years creating the makeup looks for all of her collections and campaigns – she’s an incredible designer and also a dear friend.

The collection is stunning (as always) and one of the gowns which really was unique was the ‘Marilyn’ gown, which is featured in the photos.



The makeup that I used to create the look was from the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty range and here’s a list of the products I used to create the look:

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Superlift Eye Serum
First Base Foundation in shade cool medium, applied all over the face
Fade to Perfect concealer in shade medium, used under eyes
Meticulous Pressed powder in shade Neutral, dusted lightly on t-zone & eyelids
Summer Kiss Compact Duo in shade Suzy Starr, use the bronzer as a contour
Contour Velvet Blusher in shade Coral, applied to the apple of the cheeks
Eyeshadow Quad in shade Moody Brown, I applied the lightest colour from lash line to brow, the medium brown in the contour and then applied the darkest shade lightly under the lower lashes and applied a tiny amount of the gold eyeshadow to the centre of the eyelid to make eyes ‘pop’
Frame Line Liquid Eyeliner, on top lash line close to the lashes
Contour Eyeliner Pencil in shade Pure Black, applied closely to the lower lash line
Class Act Mascara in shade black
Eye Definition Kit to groom the brows
Contour Lip Pencil With Brush Duo in shade Brick (applied all over the lips as a base)
2 coats of Suzy Starr Divine Lipstick (from the Summer Kiss Compact Duo)
Glorious Gloss in shade Pearl applied over the lipstick
NAILS: 2 coats of Pearl Nail Lacquer


The makeup look I created for the cover of BRIDES Magazine – September/ October 2015

July 23rd, 2015



The new issue of Conde Nast BRIDES Magazine is on sale now and I was honored to create the makeup look for the cover!

The September/ October issue is a beautiful issue – as always full of amazing ideas/ inspiration for brides-to-be.

The makeup look I created for the cover was a fresh, natural gorgeous look which would suit any bride on her wedding day.

If you would love to re-create this makeup look for your wedding day, you can read how I created the look using CHANEL products:


Enjoy the new issue!

Sarah x

The makeup look I created for the OK! Magazine wedding of Peter Andre & Emily MacDonagh – issue 2

July 21st, 2015


Last week I shared with you some images from the celebrity wedding of Peter & Emily Andre that appeared in OK! Magazine – I applied the makeup for Emily, her mum and bridesmaids and also for Peter’s mum.


The new issue of OK! Magazine is on sale today, with the second part of Peter & Emily’s wedding, which has photos of their amazing reception and evening party and I am delighted to share a few images with you on blog post!


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See the wedding online on OK! Magazine click here

Sarah x

My new role as Joan Timeless Beauty Brand Ambassador & QVC TV Guest Presenter

July 20th, 2015


I am delighted to share with you my exciting news, that I have been appointment as Brand Ambassador & QVC TV Guest Presenter for Joan Collins Timeless Beauty.

This is an incredible range of makeup and skincare, created by a true Hollywood icon, Dame Joan Collins.

Along with makeup artist Alyn Waterman, you will regularly see my presenting the brand on QVC UK – my first live show was last night and it was such an exciting experience to appear on live TV and represent such an amazing brand! The highlight of the show was receiving a live phone call from Dame Joan Collins herself, congratulation Alyn and myself on our new roles ad Brand Ambassadors for her brand.


About the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty range:

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty is a new international luxury beauty brand, created by one of the most glamorous icons of our time.  It aims not just to inspire women, but to provide them with the tools to feel and be beautiful at any age.


Joan Collins is many things: author, actress, mother and beauty expert, but above all Joan is a woman.  A strong woman who is always beautiful, chic and full of energy with a charisma that has turned her into an international star.

When young and already making waves in Hollywood, Joan worked with some of the greatest beauty experts in cinema, and it was here that her passion for beauty was born.  Spending time with these masters of the screen, Joan began to learn the valuable beauty secrets and tricks of the trade that normally remain behind closed doors.


Over the years, she has continued to build upon this knowledge and with her habitual attention to detail, has gathered tips and information, not just from the beauty experts, but also from her wide group of friends, many of whom are stars in their own right.

Now finally, she has delved into her treasure trove of beauty knowledge to create a new line of beauty products with the aim of sharing her experience with us all and allow each woman to obtain what she dreams of: Timeless Beauty.


Joan Collins Timeless Beauty comprises three different categories: Skin Care, Cosmetics and Fragrance. In each of these categories the high quality products are presented in a striking, luxurious packaging inspired by Hollywood glamour and Joan’s love of Art Deco.


Look beyond the appealing presentation and it becomes evident that behind the gloss and sophistication of the luxurious collection, there lie the solid foundations of a serious beauty brand.  The investment into meticulous scientific research for the development of every product and the ongoing use of cutting-edge, effective, multi-active ingredients are important cornerstones put in place to ensure that Joan Collins Timeless Beauty maintains its promises as it moves forward into the future.

I look forward to sharing with you all my news, events and QVC TV shows with Joan Collins Timeless Beauty!

Sarah x