About

About Blush! – makeup and hair in East Sussex & Kent

Hello! I’m Penny from Blush! Beauty and Hair based near Hastings in East Sussex. I am so lucky to have such an amazing job working with brides to provide their perfect hair and wedding makeup as well as party guests, prom princesses and people preparing for photoshoots.

I work with clients across East Sussex and Kent, including Eastbourne and Tunbridge Wells. I often visit clients at their homes and wedding venues, but you’re always welcome at my studio near Hastings too.

My goal is to make you feel beautiful and the best version of you, whether this is with a facial, lash extensions or an LVL treatment, hair and wedding makeup, or styling for your hen do, a special occasion or photoshoot. I really do love seeing someone’s smiling face when I reveal their look.

My Experience

Whilst working as a writer and PR agent in the fashion, beauty and hair field, I developed a real love of experimentation with cosmetics and hair styling. I gained a deep appreciation of the difference that beautifully applied makeup and well styled hair can make, impacting on both a person’s appearance on and off camera and their self-confidence.

Wedding makeup and hair became a particular interest of mine after my wedding in 2011 and I have helped hundreds of brides feel as beautiful as I did on my big day since. Blush! was created in 2012 and I opened my studio near Hastings, East Sussex in 2017.

I’m fully qualified in all areas of hair and makeup for special events and weddings, having completed makeup and hair styling courses at London’s Rouge Makeup School and Beauty Call, a facial course with The Beauty Barn, East Sussex and skincare product knowledge course with the DermaQuest team at DermaPure, and intensive lash training with the world-renowned Nouveau Lashes.

Penny, I am so grateful for the fantastic job you did with makeup for myself and my four bridesmaids. You were fabulous and my wedding makeup was perfect. I don’t have the best skin usually but you made my skin flawless, looking back at my photos I am so impressed. You did my makeup exactly how I wanted and it felt so natural, suiting my colouring and just how we discussed during the trial.

Emily Hills, East Sussex

Why choose Blush! for your wedding makeup and hair?

If you want a highly experienced hair and makeup artist, who is dedicated to making your wedding day look perfect, you have come to the right person. I am quick to respond to queries, extremely organised and always on time.

I can also be as much a party of your wedding day morning or as unobtrusive as you would like me to be. I am happy to join in with chatter, games, photographs and even Marryoke(!) or remain in the background simply making your bridal party look beautiful.

Since working as a makeup artist, I have come to realise that beautiful skin is the most important component in any makeup, especially wedding makeup. Having a flawless but natural, glowing and fresh complexion has become my signature look.

With this in mind, I’ve undertaken a facials course at The Beauty Barn Academy. I offer relaxing facials using the science-based, results driven DermaQuest products.

Why not enjoy a facial a few weeks before having your wedding makeup done? Facials take place at my studio based near Hastings, East Sussex.

If you have any questions or to arrange your wedding makeup trial for your wedding in East Sussex, Kent or further afield, please contact me.

Please also take a look at my makeup and hair gallery and the useful tips in my blog.