Emma found the process of makeup application extremely therapeutic during a challenging period of her life. The ability to accomplish the completion of a simple task such as, the application of makeup, from beginning to end contributed to the growth of her self esteem. This marked the day that she gave birth to her brave inner self. It was then, that she became aware of the relationship between art and therapy.
Emma grew a great determination to aid others who also experience troublesome periods of their lives with the hope to develop their confidence and encourage wellness to overcome their struggle. Through art therapy, through Brave Face UK.
Emma founded her social enterprise Brave Face UK Foundation. Her mission continues to encourage “Wellness. Through Beauty. Through Brave Face UK”. As a result, a fraction of the funds made from her makeup artistry services and beauty treatments are donated to her social enterprise.
Brave Face UK Foundation uses 100% of the proceeds to offer complimentary beauty therapy sessions to empower and encourage individuals dealing hardship. Emma continues to work with people who are mentally/ terminally ill, injured, disabled and previously been incarcerated.
She continues to sponsor The Feel Good Community charity, to support mothers who experience Postnatal Depression. Emma has enjoyed talking to the ladies about their experiences with motherhood and noticed a great boost in their confidence since receiving the makeovers, has been a great blessing to witness!
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“I thoroughly enjoyed attending Emma’s Therapeutic Makeup Masterclass. She made us feel so comfortable and was approachable and helpful throughout out the day. Looking forward for to attending many more.”
- (Westminster, London)
“I guess one of the worst things about having had an eating disorder is how it messed up my relationship was with my femininity. I ended up rejecting all the ways that I previously expressed myself as feminine because this became too associated with that disordered mentality. But, doing things like having my make up done helps me reopen myself to that side of me. Especially when having it done by someone who really knows what they’re doing, because experimenting with makeup and emerging from your room looking like a child who has been dipped into their parent’s make-up drawer does not necessarily have the intended confidence boost”.
- (Stoke Newington, London)
It's amazing what a make over can do! I have spent my whole life avoiding makeup because I thought it wouldn't suit me or that natural is better. However, last month I attended the PPD Feel Good Event and stepped out of my comfort zone. I decided to show myself some love and I put my face in the very capable hands of Brave Face UK. What an amazing job she did! This is the first time I've ever worn foundation and I love it. The whole experience has taught me to venture out into the unknown, as you never know what your gonna find. I'm now planning my first trip to a makeup store. Thank you Brave Face UK for showing me that makeup can be very natural and not feel like I'm wearing a mask.
-PPD Feel Good Event, London
“When life throws curveballs at you, you try so hard to survive and be strong. You put all your energy into getting through the day, keeping control over your emotions and getting the necessary tasks done. For the longest time I put self-love on a back burner, but yesterday you reminded me of that my old self who is fiery, confident, full of life is still in there. It’s amazing what a makeover can do! I feel inspired to carry on and keep that girl alive from now on. From the bottom of my heart, thank you”.
- Marylebone, London
-PPD Feel Good Event, London