About Me

Make -up Artist

Make-up artist and beauty professional known for clean natural make up looks on a mission to make you feel beautiful inside and out.

Media Make up artist for fashion and beauty photographs, music videos and Fashion Shows.

Founder of The Graceful Disgraceful Make-up Experience which celebrates the older face and was launched in 2020 with great success.  This is a unique session that is designed for older women and takes them on a journey from bare face to a healthy glow. With lots of chat around growing older, make-up and lots more besides. Karen feels women are more relaxed and open in a group albeit a small group when everyone is facing the same changes or perhaps further along the journey. Always alot of fun, whats not to love? Graceful Disgraceful – Karen Lockyer Make Up Artist

During Covid Karen designed a fabulous Face workout workshop that works brilliantly via zoom. So well infact she has been snapped up by the Airbnb Online Experience. The Facial workout Experience. ( https://www.karenlockyer.net/graceful-disgraceful-virtual-make-up-workshop/

Karens natural style is a favourite for the many brides she works with in Wiltshire, Dorset and beyond

One to one make up sessions and lessons in the Tisbury , Wilts

 A bit about Karen

Originally trained in Beauty Therapy and Massage at Champneys Health Farm and worked in various Salons and Health Clubs in London learning her trade until she realised Make up was her passion. As part of the New Romantic club scene she was very lucky to assist the amazing  Lynne Easton who was Boy Georges make up artist.  She  worked on many Pop Videos and shows including Culture Club, Wham and a regular at London Fashion Week. This amazing opportunity allowed Karen to work with many musicians and designers of the time.

Karen has worked for fashion magazines, catwalk shows advertising and Celebrity shoots including Kate Winslett for Premier magazine and Jude Law for British Vogue to name but a few. Her eye for detail for close beauty led her to work with many hair brands and hairdressers including Trevor Sorbie Akin Konizi and Nicky Clarke all past winners of The British Hairdresser Award.

Karen has travelled the world with her skill working in Hong Kong and China and her work graced the pages of the first ever China Elle magazine. She also worked for a short spell in Sydney Australia.

Make up Lecturer

With over 30 years experience Karen teaches others make up and has taught in many of the best schools in London including London College of Fashion and London School of Make up.

Also, lucky enough to direct make-up students’ photo shoots, which combined a passion of working with up and coming talent and working in a photographic studio.

A love for applying make up never ends, she also has a certificate in cosmetic airbrushing, which she offers to the many brides she works with.

A little bit more

 A certified nutrition and weight management adviser with a real interest in the concept of beauty inside and out. She has given weekly NHS referral Obesity sessions  for SHAPE UP 4 LIFE and is  a trained Health Champion for Wiltshire which is a volunteer role supporting the Health Trainers spreading health awareness to the community.

Working with clients to help them achieve great skin and general wellness through healthy diet, exercise, beauty regime and positive outlook, which ties up beautifully with Graceful Disgraceful Make up Experience.  she work s with individuals, salons and corporate,  a volunteer for  Look good feel better – the beauty industry charity for women with cancer.

Graceful Disgraceful - What a fun experience! (this is my second time)
I really enjoyed the workshop and it was a confidence boost and update as finding what I use now no longer works as I get older. Thank you
Karen helped us all to look lovely and feel good about ourselves. It was great fun
Karen made me look and feel like a star, from the make up trial to my big day. With the use of an airbrush, Karen gave me illuminated, flawless skin. She found the perfect shade of red for my lips, which stayed on no matter how many kisses I gave ...
Karen is a fantastic motivator and I couldn't have made the changes without her. I have achieved a healthier more active lifestyle which has lead to a better body shape. Sasha
Thank you so much for the fantastic make-up you did for my wedding- I felt superb!It was also great that you did my niece-she seemed chuffed and so grown up! Thanks for staying right up til the crucial point when I left. Love Cathy Lamb.
With Luck and all your help I've changed my face forever!Thank you. Jane
Thank you for the wonderful make up you did on all the girls they looked beautiful everyone of them.The bride was just breath taking. Thank you Karen - the girls said the whole morning was fun and very relaxed. With love Julia.
The make up made us feel much more confident and was a real treat to have done so professionally. My weekly-make-over
Thank you for the wonderful make up you did on all the girls they looked beautiful everyone of them.The bride was just breath taking. Thank you Karen - the girls said the whole morning was fun and very relaxed. With love Julia.
Brides Mum


  • Cidesco Diploma in Beauty therapy and cosmetology
  • member of The British Beauty Council
  • Cosmetic Airbrushing
  • City and Guilds teaching further education
  • City and Guilds Nutrition Diet and weight management advisor
  • Ante natal and post natal nutrition certificate
  • Association for Nutrition certified course
  • BPS Certificate in third wave Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Member of BABTAC and Beauty Guild
  • Member British Beauty Council
  • RSPH level 2 understanding health improvement
  • Short courses online – Nutrition,Health and Lifestyle Issues and Insights: Vanderbilt uni, Diabetes: University of Copenhagen, Microbiombe: Prof Rob Knight Uni of Colorado Boulder  Obesity: University of Reading, Nutrition and Wellbeing: University of Aberdeen, IWE  introduction in Wellness coaching, Food as Medicine: Monash Uni Australia

Revised Client List for make up artist:


Sanders Nicholson Iain Philpott Clive Arrowsmith Trevor Leighton Simon Bottomley Stuart Weston  Tim Winter Andy Earl Jon Mortimer Pascal Chevalier Frazer Cunningham Nick Cole Chris Edwick Constantino Ruspoli Gary Holder Alistair Hughes Julian Barton Richard Barnes Alan Ollie Mark Lawrence  Tim Simmons Andy Neil Paul Mitchell Chris Bishop Maureen Barrymore Tony McGee Terry O’Neill Bob Carlos Clarke Lorenzo Agius Neil Marriot John Rogers Nick Fallowfield Cooper Chris Lane Jim Crone Bill Gidda Jamie Blanchard Chris Bulezuik Robert Aguilar


Elle Brides Vogue Cosmopolitan Daily Telegraph The Times Country Life Hello OK  Good Housekeeping  Looks Daily Mail New Woman Company Daily Express Womans Journal
You and your Wedding Bride and Groom T.V Times HairdressersJornal Good Health and many more

Kate Winslett Miranda Richardson Sophie Ellis Bexter Melanie Sykes Jude Law Colin Firth Graham Norton Julia Swahalia Frank Skinner Jonathon Ross Philip Scofield Vic Reeves Bob Mortimer Stephen Fry Rupert Everett Tamsin Outhwaite  Michele Collins Brenda Blethyn Jenny Agatter June Whitfield Terry Wogan Dougie Henshaw Lenny James Sophie Anderton Clive Anderson Kellie Maloney and many more


Wham ABC Amy Stewart  Al Jerreau  Barry Gibb  Bronski Beat  Boy George  Culture Club  Deacon Blue  Flock of SeaGulls  Gloria Gaynor Level 42 Snap  Status Quo Style Council  Transvision Vamp

Commercials and films
Black & Whyte whisky  Tweed  Range Rover  Gulf Air  Vidal Sassoon  Metro Tahiti Crisp and Dry The Pesario  B.H.S. Anway Cosmetics (Japan)Various Pop Promos Pantene video

TV Appearence: Anglia, Home Malone (2001)

LOreal  Oil of Ulay  No.7
Vaseline Intensive care Max Factor Atrixo De Beers Nivea Clairol
Wella Zi Eyedrops  Color Calpol Rimmel Boots Wahl Goldwell Clynol