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Tara Templeton Makeup Artist45 Cockton RoadAylesbury


HP19 8FAMobile: 07976 642 412

Home: 01296 291 312Email: makeup@taratempleton.comWebsite:

Personal Statement:I'm a well presented, organised and enthusiastic applicant. As a freelance MUA I have many years of experience. Ive worked on editorial shoots with some amazing photographers and as a make up educator I have over five years of experience; Ive taught in two private makeup schools, at London College of Fashion and at Aylesbury College of FE. I've delivered freelance product and staff training for Smashbox and have published beauty writing online for I've also gained valuable experience from being on the shop floor in cosmetics retail sales over the years and love offering the highest level of customer service.

Employment History:MARCH 2014 - Present: Freelance Makeup Artist & Makeup EducatorI'm currently working as a freelance makeup artist and makeup educator. My recent shoots have been for The Times and for commercial PR clients and the Oasis Clothing Group. I have been lecturing at Aylesbury College of FE on their NVQ Level 3 Media Makeup course and guest lecturing on the college enrichment week. I have also been doing some freelance training for new British brand delilah.

Feb 2013 Feb 2014: Associate Lecturer - London College of Fashion

I taught the first and second year students on their BA (Hons) Fashion: Hair and Make Up for Fashion Course. For this course I produce my own teaching materials and lesson plans and lessons include technical beauty and catwalk make up looks and techniques. I was also invited back for some second year lectures.JAN 12 - DEC 13: Freelance Educator - The London School of Beauty & Makeup

I taught on the 8 Week IMA Foundation / Fashion / Photographic / Media Make-up Diploma and the Open Learning VTCT courses. This covered beauty, fashion, catwalk and bridal make up styles and techniques. I also gave bespoke 'one to one' make up lessons through the school. JAN 11 - JAN 12: Makeup Educator - Jemma Kidd Makeup School

At the Jemma Kidd school I taught many courses (one day through to eight week) using my own material and also worked alongside Jemma on campaign shoots for her cosmetic brand. My freelance clients included Marie Claire and in 2012 I also worked with the photographer Nick Knight as well as delivering freelance training for Smashbox; training their staff in editorial make up looks and techniques to reproduce on counter.2008 2010: Sales Consultant & Colour Specialist Space.NK.

Drawing on my MUA experience, I gave one to one make up lessons, teaching customers how to achieve different looks and advising them on their makeup, skincare and beauty regimes, selling across their carefully curated brands of makeup.

2006 2008: Boutique Manager Fenton Walsh

In my role at this charming independent designer boutique, I was working both on my own, and with the two boutique owner/Directors; also with two other part time staff, who I trained every Saturday. Other areas of responsibility included handling orders and deliveries, cash handling, financial record keeping and stock takes.2003 - 2005: Makeup Artist - Molton Brown

Working in their prestigious flagship London South Molton Street store, I was responsible for helping to train and supervise six other employees on makeup techniques and I helped to organise in-store promotional beauty events. I also gave bespoke one-to one makeup lessons in store.

1996 - 2003: Freelance Makeup Artist

My published work includes Vogue (USA) I-D, Marie Claire, New Woman, Cosmopolitan, The Times magazine, The Guardian magazine, ES Magazine, The Independent magazine, Arena, Attitude, Esquire, FHM, GQ, Health and Fitness, Zest, Mixmag and Muzik and I also worked with many celebrities, especially whilst working on a Channel Five chat show with Mariella Frostrup, when I was responsible for her makeup and also make up for all of her guests. 1994 - 1996: Associate Beauty Consultant - Clinique

Working in high-end London stores, including Selfridges, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Liberty.Previous retail experience includes Customer Service Representative for Gap, Beauty Consultant for Shisiedo, Sales Assistant at The Body Shop; and Sales Assistant at both Next and Marks & Spencer.Education:DEGREE:BA (Hons) Drama & Theatre Arts with History of Ideas 2:2

Attended Middlesex University 1991-1994

A LEVEL:English - A, Theatre Studies - C, Art - DGCSE:

Dance - B

Attended Bournemouth & Poole College of F.E. 1989-1991

O LEVEL:English Language - B, English Literature - C, Art - BCSE:

Drama - 1, History - 3, French - 3, Biology - 4

Attended Ferndown Upper School 1983-1986Additional Qualifications:PTLLS Teaching Certificate (2012)Greasepaint Fashion Hair Styling Course (1999)

Make up and Manicure City and Guilds (1987)

Referees:Hannah Dinmore, Head of Makeup, London College of Fashion

Cristina Gilkes, Head of Buying for Womens wear, BodenDaniela Everett-Amat, HR Manager, National Gallery