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Multi award-winning bridal make-up artist
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Make-Up Artists
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Full Description
As a Bridal Make-up Artist my sole mission is to make every woman look and feel beautiful, and when better than on your wedding day? Equally, I understand the importance of achieving a balance between looking fabulous and keeping it natural and “like yourself” I'm very proud of the awards that I have won: Top 50 Best Makeup Artists UK 2020 with GoHen - Blog Top 50 Best Makeup Artists UK 2019/20 with GoHen - Blog Best Make-up Artist for Kent 2017-18 for the Kent Wedding Awards Best Makeup Artist for Kent 2016 Best Newcomer Make-up Artist for Kent 2014 Most Popular Make-up Service for Kent 2015 awarded by The Wedding Industry Experts Awards Clare Lake HD Bridal Make-up Specialist Eve Taylor Skin Care Professional/Stockist ‘Look Good Feel Better’ Volunteer Makeup Artist Huffington Post Contributor’17 News UK Contributor (The Times, The Sun & The Sunday Times) NBC Universal & Pinewood Studios Contributor Featured work in the following magazines: Your Kent Wedding Day, Your Kent Wedding, Wedding Ideas, Kentish Ceremony Featured work on the following blogs: Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Plans & Presents Wedding Blog, Go Hen High quality cosmetics and techniques are used to ensure a truly beautiful and lasting finish, such as Charlotte Tilbury, MAC, Airbase (airbrushed), Estee Lauder, Smashbox, Bobbi Brown, Daniel Sandler, Urban Decay plus many more gorgeous brands.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Clare Lake, Make-up Artist & Beauty Professional
I'm looking forward to working with you to create your perfect bridal look, I want you to feel pampered and to take all your worries away with regards to your bridal makeup, you really are in safe hands.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2001
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
5
Reviews
(38)
Kerry
Married in November 2018
November 2018
Looking forward to the wedding
Really happy with my makeup trial. Clare explained to me what’s best for my facial features and managed to convince me to step away from the winged eyeliner, that has been my makeup must for 7years! She made my face flawless! Looking forward to the big day! 😬
Kayleigh B
Married in November 2018
November 2018
Top class MUA
I've had my make up done by Claire twice as a Bridesmaid, so when I got engaged this year and booked a date I knew who my first supplier to contact would be, the best make up artist in Kent. Claire is a dream to work with and I can't wait for my creative session next year. I know I don't have to worry about looking great on my big day as I know Claire wouldn't have it any other way. Would highly recommend for any occasion.
Chris and Rebecca
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Rock Wedding
Best day of my life, Clare is so down to earth, made me feel like a princess for the day. Really easy to talk to, very friendly, I would recommend her to everyone!! Love her!!!
Zara Higgins
Married in September 2018
November 2018
The best makeup artist in existence!
Clare lake is THE best makeup artist! she made me actually feel beautiful on the most important day of my life, I will always look back at my photos and love how I looked! She makes the whole experience so relaxed and comfortable, we had such a chilled and calm morning instead of what I thought would be the most stressful time! Would recommend Clare to absolutely anyone, crazy talented and such an amazing person!
Zoe & Simon
Married in August 2018
November 2018
Scrubbed up well
Clare made my wedding morning feel so relaxed and fun. She is great company and put us all at ease. So very happy that we chose her to do our wedding make up and made us look so bloody gorgeous!! Couldn’t recommend enough!
Jo and Andy Gooding
Married in August 2018
November 2018
The Clare Lake Sass
I booked Clare after meeting her at the Detling Wedding Fair around 18 months before my Wedding. Naturally I badgered her the next day for a quote because she was so busy and I instantly loved her. When looking for suppliers I wanted to book those that were confident, friendly, amazing at what they do, well established and highly recommended and Clare ticked all of those boxes. I had my trial with Clare 2 months before the day along with my younger sister and she made me feel so amazing, she was also full of advice about make up that would suit us when doing it ourselves. My mum adored her too and she's usually so shy. On the day Clare turned up early, she joined in with all the chatter and made us all giggle all morning. She also knew my photographer and videographer so it was nice to see them all getting along so well together. As a Wedding industry professional myself I have the privilege of being able to recommend her to my own clients and venues. There's something very special about Clare, she's kind, sassy, funny, confident and a brilliant business woman. I knew from the day I met Clare she would do a perfect job and she did, she made me and my bridesmaids feel beautiful. What more can you ask for? Want an amazing day? Book Clare Lake x
Location & Contact Details

Address

Chatham, Kent, England

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (3)

Wedding Ideas - Kent Online - Wedding Day
Go Hen - Whimsical Weddings - Kent Weddings
Your London Wedding - Your Kent Wedding

Accreditations / Associations (6)

Airbase
Salon Gold
Charlotte Tilbury
Eve Taylor stockist
Beauty Guild
MAC

Industry Awards (6)

Best Makeup Artist for Kent with the Kent Wedding Awards
Kent Wedding Awards 2016 Finalist
Top 50 Best Makeup Artists UK 2019 & 2020 with GoHen - Blog
2014 Wedding Industry Experts Awards, 2015 Wedding Industry Experts Awards
Kent Wedding Awards 2015 Finalist
2017-18 Kent Wedding Awards - Best Makeup Artist for Kent
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

My most memorable Wedding, was when the Groom, sang his speech to his beautiful Wife, in the style of 'Let it Go' from Frozen. Not a dry eye in the place :)

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Timeless, Vintage, Classic, Chic, Modern

What about your business are you most proud of?

I'm proud of all the awards I have won and achieved in my business, but most of all, i'm proud and honoured to be part of everyone of my brides wedding prep, YOU all rock :)

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Once you have set your date, start researching your Wedding Suppliers, dates get booked up extremely quickly. Don't risk losing out on a particular supplier, as I know myself, I get booked up at least 3yrs in advance.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Its a classic, but I love to be able to write a few lines of advice for the couple, it gives them a beautiful memory of the whole day and the love surrounding them both.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Dates are booked at least 3yrs in advance, so its never to early to get in touch to hold your date. A Bridal Creation Session (trial) is then booked in, this is the opportunity for yourself to show me images and ideas for the certain look that you would like for your big day. Sometimes, my Brides don't have an idea and they allow me to create a look that I feel best suits her features and colour scheme. During the Creation Session, we will discuss the logistics of your Wedding Day, from time for myself to arrive and order of getting the Bridal party ready, I always aim to have you ready one hour before you need to be ready, that gives you an hour to get dressed and take some lovely pictures with your party, as well as any meetings with Registrars or Celebrants before the ceremony.

What do you love most about your job?

I love helping my Brides feel amazing for their Wedding Days, I get a real buzz from being involved with all the fun and Bridal prep.

What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?

Drink plenty of water (your skin will thank you for it!), also ask for advice on skin products, I love being able to help my couples be 'skin fit' and ready for their big days.

How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?

I'm very organised, this takes away a lot of the pressure from my lovely Brides. I keep everyone calm and laughing, we don't want stress on your Wedding Day :)

What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?

Keep smiling and just enjoy your day, your make-up is tear & sweat proof, so you have nothing to worry about xx