Erika is a freelance Make-up Artist based near Manchester, available throughout the UK & internationally.
After graduating with a first class honours degree in International Fashion Marketing, Erika worked in the industry for over nine years before deciding to harness her creative passions studying make up artistry at the prestigious Cassie Lomas Make-Up Academy.
Erika has gone on to build an impressive portfolio of work ranging from; photographic, celebrity, music videos, advertisements, editorial, television commercials / promos and fashion. Working with a huge range of photographers on many different projects such as: ‘Hollywoods’ John Russo, Hannah Furness, Jamie Cowlishaw, Jon Surbey, Brain Spranklin, James Nadar, Gary Steer, Ben Read, Nick Eagle, David Short, Rachel Joseph, Simon Hylton, Johnny Carr, Tim Ainsworth & Ed Goldie. Some major brands Erika has worked with include: Maximuscle, Gilette, Sky Sports, Ellesse, Donna Ida, Farah Menswear, Babycham, Hugo Boss, Boujois, Asda, L’oreal, Damart, Panache Lingerie, David Luke, Regatta, Gola, Ax Paris, Runaway Coast, Mamas and Papas, Clements Ribeiro (at London Fashion Week), Colour Couture and Trevor Sorbet.
Working for publications such as Esquire Magazine, Reveal Magazine, Four Four Two Magzine, The Sunday Times Style, Daily Star, Fabulous Magazine and Candis Magazine. Some television work including Sky Sports, Behind the Ropes, Will Young’s music video ‘Jealousy’, Tonight’s the Night, The British Soap Awards, Royal Television Awards and ITV’s ‘This Morning’. Sports personalities and Celebrity clients including Jessica Ennis, Melanie C, Will Young, Gary Neville, Joe Hart, Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Jordan Henderson, Ryan Hall, Sergio Aguero, Carl Froch, Johnny Nelson, The Overtones, ITV’s Alison Hammand and Dr Chris and over the years cast from The Only Way is Essex, Emmerdale, Coronation Street & Hollyoaks.
Erika enjoys experimenting with new products, always keeping up to date with the latest beauty, skincare and make up trends, from catwalk to celebrity and commercial. Look out for Erika’s Instagram and Twitter page where all her latest products are showcased, tested and reviewed and just for general behind the scenes from recent jobs. Here is a recent interview I did for Picpop.