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Exclusive Interview with Tamsin Barbosa, Film Make-Up Artist

I am so lucky to get the opportunity to interview the most amazing and talented Make-Up Artists in the industry, and today I am excited to share Tamsin Barbosa‘s. She actually worked on some of my personal favourite films, such as Sleep Hollow, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children ( she was Eva Green’s hair stylist) and Alice in Wonderland. Tamsin also just finished working on Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, and she is currently working on the new Mary Poppins film with Emily Blunt. See more films she worked on here.

Overall, Tamsin has over 26 years’ of experience in the industry,  and  worked with such celebrities as Colin Firth, Dame Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Eva Green, Sir Michael Caine & Daniel Craig.

1.     Please tell us about yourself, and your story of becoming a make-up artist.

​ After graduating from Greasepaint School of Make-up in 1990, I began my career in the wig departments of London’s West End. I then spent several years in TV, working on a range of programmes including Eastenders and The Impression Show. I then moved into film and have spent the last 20 years working on on many high profile film productions including the new Mary Poppins Returns, Star Wars – Episode VIII, Alice through the Looking Glass and Pirates of the Caribbean.

2.     What were the biggest difficulties about getting in the industry? And what about your proudest moments? What is the beauty industry like in reality?

​I was very lucky to meet the make-up designer, Peter Swords King very early in my career in film, and have worked with him on many films since. Proudest moments – being asked to be a personal make-up artist by a well known A list actor. Don’t