I trained at The London College of Fashion for two years, graduating in Specialist Make Up. From there I went onto work as a Make Up Artist, for Benefit Cosmetics in Selfridges, London and then onto manage a skincare department in an independent department store in Essex. I then took a break and travelled for 2 years and came back to find I still had a huge passion for make up.
Managing a skincare department enabled me to expand my knowledge of skincare greatly and combine it with my extensive make up skills. The knowledge I have gained over my 10 years’ experience within the industry is something I always share with those who are nervous and overwhelmed about the big wide world of cosmetics and skincare.
Wedding/ Bridal Make Up:
Every girl know that getting married is one of the most important days of your life and I will be there to make you feel and look your absolute best. Ensuring you have a lasting bridal glow throughout your special day. My wedding service covers all members of the wedding party from flower girl to mother of the bride. I offer a friendly, fun and honest service that people recommend again and again.
I am able to travel to wherever you require which means a more relaxing enjoyable experience for you and your bridal party. A Make Up Trial is always recommended due the endless possibilities of make up, it is always best to have good idea of how you will look before the wedding day. It is a good opportunity for you to show me any magazine tears or mood boards you have created for you big day.
Once the trial is complete a non-refundable 20% deposit will be taken to secure your wedding date.
Make Up Lessons:
There are so many make up products out there sometimes it hard to know what is what. I will give you a comprehensive lesson at your home and put you at ease with every make up product you have. These lessons can be one on one or a group of people. There is no age limit on lessons, maybe you would like your daughters to learn to apply make up properly or maybe you are a mature woman who would like to re – invent your look. They can also be booked for hen parties or birthday parties.
Commercial Make Up Artist:
I am available for fashion shoots and shows, TV and film productions and photographic and editorial work.
Make Up Healing.
The service is offered to the sick and elderly, be it in the home or at a hospice or hospital. I am happy to come and talk to the patients about what they are going through and their journeys but primarily I would be there to make the patient up using my own make up kit or theirs, whatever suits. By doing this I would hope to enhance their inner well being.
I am very proud to be a supplier to Wedding Wishing Well, A foundation that organises and helps to fund weddings for terminally ill people.
“I had the pleasure of having Katie providing a 1-2-1 Make Session for me. She is very thorough and extremely professional. I learned tips & tricks that I am still mastering and getting more and more confident in apply day look & party look. A great investment one can offer oneself without doubt. I will not hesitate recommending Katie’s services to all the newbies out there who are left speechless with brushes & too many choices…She also highlighted the do & don’t buy which I now realise have done wonder for my wallets. Great session with a great professional.”
Alice, Bromley, June 2013
“Katie is very personable, patient and professional. She did my make-up for a ‘Bond’ themed evening dinner event. I wanted to look glamorous but not too overdone and Katie came up with the perfect make up for me. She listened very carefully to my ideas and was happy to adapt anything I wasn’t comfortable with. I was especially impressed with how she applied my foundation. It lasted all night (without shine). Not sure what she did, but it was like magic. I would certainly recommend Katie and would use her again if another glamorous evening comes up”.
Maria, July 2013
“Katie did a great job giving me a natural and long lasting look for my wedding and listened carefully to what I wanted on the day. She did a great job on my bridesmaids and was efficient and on time.”
Caroline, June 2013
“Amazing! After just two hours I now feel confident not only knowing what products to use but how to use them properly! Bye bye clown face. Hello sleek and simple! Ladies, you have to treat yourself to a makeup lesson with Katie. You’ll never regret that you did.”
Dionne August 2014
“Katie was really professional and my Mum, Sister and I loved our make-up for my wedding, so much so that none of us wanted to take it off at the end of the day! Katie really understood what I wanted from my make-up and I love how it looks in all the photos. She was super calm and easy to work with, which is definitely what you need on the morning of your wedding!”