Skin Confident was founded by Babs Forman, a fully qualified make-up artist and skin camouflage practitioner. Babs initially qualified as a solicitor and practiced law in the City, and then retrained to follow her passion to help people feel more confident.
She has a deep understanding of all skin tones and types after training at the Delamar Academy at Ealing Studios and working in film and tv for a number of years. She has made up hundreds of faces of different ages, skin types and tones – including celebrities, sports personalities and actors. She completed her skin camouflage training with the British Association of Skin Camouflage (BASC).
Babs feels very strongly about making everybody feel as confident as possible about their skin. She has been interviewed on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme in the context skin camouflage for self-harm scars and was selected as one of the ‘100 inspirational Women 2016’ by the BBC.
Babs uniquely combines her experience as a make-up artist with her legal background to provide skin camouflage expert witness services to claimants and defendants alike. She regularly provides medico-legal reports for law firms, rehabilitation companies and insurance companies. She is able to provide skin camouflage recommendations tailored to each client, source products, and assist in the quantification of loss. All reports are CPR Part 35 compliant. She is a member of the Expert Witness Institute (EWI) and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
An Interview with Babs Forman
How did you get into skin camouflage?
I became interested in skin camouflage after I suffered from burns scars myself as a teenager. I spent time at the specialist burns unit and saw first-hand the devastating effect that scars can have on a person’s life. As a result, I retrained as a make-up artist to be able to help people feel more confident about their appearance.
Why should I come and see you?
During a consultation with me we will work together to find the best possible skin camouflage for you – products that will conceal your pigmentation, but not look heavy or caked on. Once you are happy with the colour match I will teach you exactly how to recreate the look. My consultations are about empowering you to go about your daily life with more confidence so I want you to go away feeling that you know exactly what to do once you get home. I have worked with every skin colour imaginable and have seen many different skin conditions so you can be sure you are in safe hands.
Will skin camouflage work for me?
Skin camouflage will conceal any skin condition that has changed the colour of your skin – either to make it noticeably lighter or darker than the rest of the skin. As long as your skin is not broken and the condition is not contagious, there is no reason why skin camouflage will not work. You will be able to conceal your pigmentation so that it blends beautifully with the surrounding skin and is much less visible. Please bear in mind that skin camouflage cannot change the texture of your skin so if it is very raised or textured in some way skin camouflage may not be able to conceal it fully, but it will still make it a lot less noticeable.
I’ve tried so many things and nothing works – how do I know that this will work?
I can understand that you may be wary. That is why I always book clients in for a free phone consultation before I do anything else, just to make sure that skin camouflage is appropriate and will be effective for you. I will only book you in if I am confident that it will work.
For more information on skin camouflage and the consultation process, please claim your free phone consultation and we will happily go through everything with you over the phone.
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