Lee Pycroft is a highly regarded make up artist .She has painted the faces of many A-list celebrities such as Joely Richardson, Anne Hathaway, Elle Macpherson and Laura Linney and has collaborated with several global cosmetic houses to present and deliver trends, information and looks to beauty press and key opinion formers.
Her TV work has extended to slots on QVC through to heading the make up team for Britain’s Next Top Model and creating a variety of ‘Get the Look’ videos.
Realising that beauty and makeup had a role to play in self-care and emotional wellbeing, Lee trained as as a Human Givens psychotherapist HG Dip (trainee) and is a graduate member of the Human Givens Institute.
She is also a Strategic Intervention Coach which is the work of peak performance coach Tony Robbins and family therapist Cloe Madnes.
“After spending decades painting peoples faces to enhance their beauty, I wanted to be able to offer skills and tools based in the latest scientific research, neuroscience, mindfulness and ancient wisdom that will help people feel a greater sense of emotional wellbeing’’ Lee Pycroft
Lee has lectured to university students on the subject of beauty and emotional wellbeing and her tips and stratergies can be seen across mainstream titles and media. She posts her Pockets of Wisdom therapeutic videos and tips on Instagram daily and sees clients for private therapy sessions either at her home in Kingston-Upon-Thames or in Fulham; she will also consult via FaceTime.
Lee founded and runs a groundbreaking initiative called MY-Makeover that uses beauty and makeup as a form of self-care to help boost self esteem and emotional wellbeing in vulnerable sectors of society. Currently My-Makeover works alongside seven different charities creating bespoke events for their guests.
Lee was honoured to receive a Hero Award from Help For Heroes for the outstanding contribution and dedication MY-Makeover has contributed to their guests.
She is also proud to be the ambassador for the Good Grief Trust a charity that is bringing all the bereavement services under one umbrella to ensure everybody receives the support they need. http://www.thegoodgrieftrust.
“Today, with our culture being more and more focused on selfies and physical perfection, it has never been more important to realise true beauty comes from how we feel within. Lee is a trailblazer in encouraging people to learn how to increase their self-care with positive rituals & habits to enhance their emotional well-being” – Hilary Alexander OBE
“I have known Lee for over 20 years and have always been drawn not only to her skill as an artist, but also her calm presence in a stressful environment, her ability to communicate clearly and her caring approach to others. I feel the work Lee is doing -integrating beauty and emotional self care – is so valuable and contributes to the wellbeing of others by sending out a message that highlights beauty from the inside out.” – Elle Macpherson WelleCo | Co Founder
“Lee Pycroft is an inspiration, as a makeup artist, a woman and a wellbeing counsellor. She has managed to fuse her career as a make-up artist with her skills at understanding inner beauty and self care education. Make-up is seen as outer beauty and we often disregard what is going on inside, what Lee does so successfully is she uses her amazing ability to see the end game. Her expert advise is much sought after and the combination of her skills is so unique.” – Millie Kendall MBE
“I love collaborating with Lee be it on a shoot or getting her expert quotes for a feature. Her makeup is always beautiful and she has that rare talent of making you feel good about yourself when you look into the mirror.” – Alessandra Steinherr – Beauty Director Glamour
“Lee Pycroft is a beauty genius. Not only is she incredibly creative, she knows the technical application tips to enhance the face like no other. She’s an expert with colour and her base is flawless. Lee is inspiring and fast and the perfect person to work on a busy set.” – Lisa Oxenham – Beauty Director Marie Claire