Makeup by Katy

Pro MMB Artist

Stotfold, Central Bedfordshire

Makeup by Katy
I've been a working Make-up Artist for 22 years and I specialise in Bridal makeup. I have run my Luxury Bridal business since 2009. I recently won East UK TWIA Make-up Artist of 2019

Prior to this I worked in cosmetics predominantly in an artist/trainer role. I worked under Laura herself in Laura Mercier cosmetics as Her Global MUA/Trainer. It was there that I honed my style of flawless, elegant, timeless makeup. Whether you desire a natural barely there sun kissed look or a dramatic smoky eye nude lip- you will never look caked or 'overdone'.

The service each bride receives from me is of utmost importance to me, treating each bride with the Luxury attention they deserve. For this reason I take on a limited number of brides a year.

My Portfolio

This is a shot from a hair accessories campaign and I amped up the look by smoking out the eyes bu kept it clean and modern with nude yet flawless skin. - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Claudine Hartzel. Photo by Claudine Hartzel
http://www.claudinehartzel.co.uk

This is a shot from a hair accessories campaign and I amped up the look by smoking out the eyes...

A shot from a campaign shoot with a 70's theme. I focused this look around the strong orange lip and...

 - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: jay rowden. #bohemian #flowercrown #naturalmakeup #blonde #nudelip Photo by jay rowden
http://www.jayrowden.com
 - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Craig Williams. #blonde #wingedliner #redlip #flawlessskin Photo by Craig Williams
http://www.craigwilliams.net
 - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Julia Boggio. #blonde #pinklip #rockmywedding Photo by Julia Boggio
http://www.juliaboggio.com
 - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Polly Alexandre. #classic #flawlessskin #nudelip Photo by Polly Alexandre
http://www.pollyalexandre.com
 - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Polly Alexandre. #blonde #smokeyeye #flawlessskin Photo by Polly Alexandre
http://www.pollyalexandre.com
 - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Hajley. #classic #pinklipstick #flawlessskin #francewedding Photo by Hajley
http://www.hajley.com
Tantrums and Tiaras Campaign photoshoot
 - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Eliza Claire. #classic #brunette #flawlessskin #smokyeye Photo by Eliza Claire
http://www.elizaclaire.com

Tantrums and Tiaras Campaign photoshoot

Laura wanted elegant make-up, focusing on eyes on neutral shades, with a chic winged line for effect - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Lina and Tom. Photo by Lina and Tom
http://www.linaandtom.co.uk

Laura wanted elegant make-up, focusing on eyes on neutral shades, with a chic winged line for effect

Claire was not a make-up wearer at all but wanted to look elegant and pulled together on her big day. I worked hard to balance this to give enough to make it work with keeping her feeling comfortable. - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Myself. #classic #redhead #flawlessskin #cambridge Photo by Myself

Claire was not a make-up wearer at all but wanted to look elegant and pulled together on her big day....

Janelle came to me as a past bridesmaid and was so relaxed about her whole look, we had a lot of fun. Janelles main priority was a dramatic yet appropriate smoky eye with a flick. - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Myself. #glamorous #wingedliner #smokyeye #brunette Photo by Myself

Janelle came to me as a past bridesmaid and was so relaxed about her whole look, we had a lot...

My brief here was subtle, flawless, neutral yet pretty. I concentrated on her beautiful eyes, ensuring there were no hard lines and the focus was on her rather than her make-up. - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Brett Harkness. #classic #flawless #nudelip Photo by Brett Harkness
http://brettharknessphotography.com

My brief here was subtle, flawless, neutral yet pretty. I concentrated on her beautiful eyes, ensuring there were no hard...

Camilla wanted a little more drama and was influenced by the popular wedding of Frankie, aka Love Audrey. This Lip called for the most seamless creamy skin and an eye to balance without over powering. - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Eliza Claire. #vintage #redlip #smoky Photo by Eliza Claire
http://www.elizaclaire.com

Camilla wanted a little more drama and was influenced by the popular wedding of Frankie, aka Love Audrey. This Lip...

This beautiful bride secured the front cover on London Wedding Magazine. Asian wedding makeup doesn't always have to be full glam. Sometimes understated elegant is enough - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Julia Boggio. #glamorous #lashes #asianwedding Photo by Julia Boggio
http://boggiostudios.com

This beautiful bride secured the front cover on London Wedding Magazine. Asian wedding makeup doesn't always have to be full...

I loved every second of creating this look. My brief was warm smokey bronzes, flawless airbrushed skin and a rocking...

This has gone on to become my MOST referenced image ever! Franky is a super well known blogger and wedding writer and doing her wedding makeup was such an honour. 

She wanted sophisticated, uncomplicated, effortless chic. - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Eliza Claire. #classic #vintage #redlip Photo by Eliza Claire
http://www.elizaclaire.com

This has gone on to become my MOST referenced image ever! Franky is a super well known blogger and wedding...

My brief for Lucy was a pewter smokey eye and pretty lip. I worked especially hard to balance out the difference between the colour palettes and make it seamless. One of my favourite looks of 2017 - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Ellie Gillard. #glamorous #smokeyeye #peachlip Photo by Ellie Gillard
http://www.elliegillard.com

My brief for Lucy was a pewter smokey eye and pretty lip. I worked especially hard to balance out the...

Amanda is another bride who is referenced multiple times as inspiration. Amanda wanted her black eyeliner to really make an impact and paired it with a bold choice of cool matte pink. Girly/Rock fusion. - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Dasha Caffrey. #classic #pinklip #flick Photo by Dasha Caffrey
http://www.dashacaffrey.com

Amanda is another bride who is referenced multiple times as inspiration. Amanda wanted her black eyeliner to really make an...

 - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Katy Angelidi. #classic #glamorous #glowingskin #flawlessskin #lashes Photo by Katy Angelidi
A soft summery makeup, enhancing without over powering. Focusing on incredible skin and classically beautiful makeup . - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Katy Angelidi. #classic #glamorous #blonde #flawless #glowingskin Photo by Katy Angelidi

A soft summery makeup, enhancing without over powering. Focusing on incredible skin and classically beautiful makeup .

 - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Katy Angelidi. #freshfaced #glowingskin #peachy #lightmakeup Photo by Katy Angelidi
This is Amy. Amy's brief was flawless yet wearable skin, a smoky eye and peachy lip. I took this photo on my Canon 700D and it is straight out the camera, no editing, no filter. - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Katy Angelidi. #classic #naturalmakeup #blonde #bridalmakeup #glow #flawless #smokeyeye #blueeyes Photo by Katy Angelidi

This is Amy. Amy's brief was flawless yet wearable skin, a smoky eye and peachy lip. I took this photo...

Shalina wanted a non traditional Indian wedding make-up but still with a touch of glamour. I focused on getting her skin looking perfect and used muted tones to keep it elegant. - Make Me Bridal Artist: Makeup by Katy. Photography by: Annamarie Stepney. #classic #indianbride #indianwedding #flawlessskin Photo by Annamarie Stepney
http://www.annamariestepney.co.uk

Shalina wanted a non traditional Indian wedding make-up but still with a touch of glamour. I focused on getting her...

FAQs

What deposit do you require?

I take a 25% deposit to hold the date

Where/when do the trials take place?

In Peak bridal season I hire a studio space in Marylebone in Central London on selected Sundays and book out a full day of trials there. Where and when possible I can travel to my brides home to trial there.

How long does a trial take?

Approximately 1.5-2 hours. If longer is required, that is not a problem.

Do I need to bring anything for the trial?

Photos of all your inspiration are always great! I love weddings and the excitement of my brides is infectious, so I will happily look at your flower and dress photos. Other than that, photos of your make-up inspiration and some photos of yourself made up as you usually would so I can see your style

What is your cancellation policy?

If you cancel your booking with me 3 months or more away from the date, there is no penalty. The deposit cost is kept. If you cancel within 3 months then full payment is required.

When do your require final payment?

2 weeks before the wedding day is when final payment must be made.

More info on my pricing

I have a minimum booking requirement of a Bride plus 2 people on Saturdays between April-October. Outside of those dates I am flexible.

Please contact me for a customised quote tailored to you and your bridal party for the best price

Contact Artist

We will store your enquiry for 1 year and a minimum of 3 months after your wedding date, if provided. This is so that the artist can always refer to it if needed. After this time your enquiry will be automatically deleted.

Important Info

Years in the Industry

  • 22

Services Offered

  • Makeup

Locations covered

  • Bedfordshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • London
  • Middlesex

Insured

Yes

What's in my kit?

I use a wide variety of brands. Mainly Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Face Atelier and my lashes are Sonia Roselli imported from America