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Kiss and make up…

I think I was always destined to work within the make up industry. My party trick at the tender age of four years old was applying my mum’s Avon lipstick perfectly without a mirror, so you could say my career started early. I am now a Professional Make up Artist with over 15 years experience and long may it continue.

Make up is my life. I’m so unbelievably passionate about it, I live and breathe the industry that I’m in. I’m so very grateful that I work in a job that I love and my make up enables women to look and feel fabulous about themselves. This gives me an enormous sense of pride in what I do and how I make people feel. There is no better feeling for me then seeing my client’s confidence grow when looking in the mirror at their make up. The feelgood factor is awesome and so is makeup.

kate atkinson
Kate Atkinson Makeup Artist

Where it all began….

I worked for Benefit Cosmetics as a manager for nine years. It was fast-paced, lots and lots of make up, undergoing training nearly every month in Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham and Manchester. This gave me a wealth of knowledge, excellent training and, most importantly, experience within the makeup industry.

Although falling in love with Benefit, my kit now contains all leading brands, which is constantly expanding. I would never just stick to using one brand as I feel I like to offer a broad range of products to ensure that my clients get the best look.

Taking the leap….

I travelled to London to the London School of Beauty where I underwent the highest level of training and became freelance in 2012. My professional experience includes brides and the bridal party, photographic shoots, television, catwalk, editorial, fashion and commercial. When working on Photoshoots I work in unison with the photographer, stylist, hairstylist and models to create the perfect pictures for the client, be it fashion, beauty or bridal.

I am based in North East Lincolnshire and specialise in wedding make up, helping you achieve that bridal glow. I can of course provide makeup for all occasions, Proms, ‘knock-em-dead’ dates and one-to-one lessons. I have a home studio and I operate a mobile service all over the UK and abroad.

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