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Clare Lake

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Multi award-winning bridal make-up artist...... Are you looking for truly flawless beauty? Look no further, you are in safe hands with Clare.....
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Mobile Services
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Pre-wedding Trial
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Prices start at
  • £50

The BEST MUA in Kent!
Clare Lake is a passionate, knowledgable and down to earth make up artist. I have used her on a couple of occasions for my own make-up ... 
By Clare Potten on 19th November 2017
Wedding: April 2017

FI saw on a Facebook wedding page a bride to...
FI saw on a Facebook wedding page a bride to be ask if any could recommend a make up artist. There were several responses recommending C... 
By Caroline on 15th September 2016
Happily married
Wedding: September 2016

Clare made me feel truly beautiful on my wedding day...
Clare made me feel truly beautiful on my wedding day but was also a pillar of support on the day, providing reassurance, organisations, ... 
By Sarah on 9th September 2016
Happily married
Wedding: September 2016

Clare was professional from start to finish during my make...
Clare was professional from start to finish during my make up trial & on my wedding day itself. She made myself and my bridesmaids feel ... 
By Rebecca on 1st September 2016
Happily married
Wedding: September 2016

Clare was wonderful during our trial session...
Clare was wonderful during our trial session and beyond. Mum and I both had trails. Neither of us are huge make up wearers and Clare ma... 
By Laura on 25th August 2016
Happily married
Wedding: August 2016

I did a trial with Clare...
I did a trial with Clare and as soon as I met her I knew we would get on, , she made me feel relaxed, at ease and genuinely I felt she r... 
By Claire on 19th August 2016
Happily married
Wedding: August 2016

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”. Clare has won the 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, also a Finalist for The Kent Wedding Awards 2015 & 2016. Clare ensures that only high quality cosmetics are used to ensure a truly beautiful and lasting finish, such as MAC, Airbase (airbrushed), Dior, Estee Lauder, Smashbox, Bobbi Brown, Daniel Sandler, Urban Decay plus many more gorgeous brands...... As a Beauty Professional, Clare is a member of The Beauty Guild for Beauty Therapists and is fully insured and a Registered Airbase Airbrushed Make-up Artist for Kent, as well as a MAC Pro Artist.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Clare Lake, Make-up Artist & Beauty Professional
    Thank you for contacting Clare for your Bridal Make-up, you are in safe hands :) xx
  • Experience
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
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Press and Awards (1)
Kent Online, Wedding Day. Your Kent Wedding.
Accreditations / Associations (1)
Beauty Guild
Industry Awards (5)
2014 Wedding Industry Experts Awards, 2015 Wedding Industry Experts Awards
Kent Wedding Awards 2015 Finalist
Kent Wedding Awards 2016 Finalist
Best Makeup Artist for Kent with the Kent Wedding Awards
2017-18 Kent Wedding Awards - Best Makeup Artist for Kent
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    • Chatham, Kent, England
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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, Audrey Hebburn, Classic, Chic
What about your business are you most proud of?
Winning Best Make-up Artist for 2017-18 for Kent Wedding Awards and becoming a Huffington Post blogger :)
What is your #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 2yrs in advance.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I love the fingerprints trees and also the round wooden disks, where the guests sign and put a message, then these are added to a glass frame, looks so lovely.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Dates are booked at least 2yrs in advance, so its never to early to get in touch to hold your date. A Bridal 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 Trial, 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.
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 #1 beauty tip for a bride?
Drink plenty of water (your skin will thank you for it!).
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