Kate Chalkley Makeup
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I have been working in the makeup industry for over 7 years and specialise in Bridal Makeup. I began my career working for Bobbi Brown who are a leading luxury brand in Bridal Makeup.
Pricing & Costs
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Products and Services
On the Day Services
Stay Through Ceremony
Stay Through Reception
Tattoo Cover-Up Make-Up
A wedding is the day where all women want to feel like the very best versions of themselves and their Bridal Makeup should reflect this. I strongly believe that Bridal Makeup should incorperate your favourite makeup look, so that you always look and feel like yourself. I have many years experience in working with Brides of different ages, cultures and backgrounds and they all want ultimately the same thing - to look gorgeous! I will work with you to create your bespoke wedding look to wow your guests and make you feel confident and beautiful. I recommend every Bride should have a makeup trial at least 6-8 weeks before their big day. This is where we can really discuss everything about your wedding and how you want to look. It's a collaborative process where you can show me any picture or photographs you have seen as inspiration and I can tailor make that look to suit you and your needs. This part is just as important and enjoyable for me as the final application as I think it is so important to build a rapport with your makeup artist, so that they can understand exactly what you want and make the whole experience a little more personal and special. I also provide makeup services for the entire Bridal Party, Mother of the Bride/Groom and any addition guests. I work on a mobile, freelance basis, so will always be able to come to you for all stages of your Bridal Makeup.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Olivia and Sam
Married in July 2014
Kate got it perfect!
Kate was absolutely amazing on my wedding day. I'm not really into makeup and was worried about how I would look as I didn't want to too much on but Kate got it perfect! ...
Jessica and Che
Married in June 2015
Kate was amazing on the big day!
"Kate was amazing on the big day, she really listened to what I wanted. She put us all at ease and was the perfect balance for friendly and professionally. I felt great t...
Aimee and Josh
Married in March 2016
I would really recommend Kate to every Bride!
On the morning of my wedding day I was feeling really self conscious because (like most brides to be!) I felt like I hadn't slept a wink! I really didn't feel like I coul...
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (1)
VOW magazine August 2016 edition
What is your most memorable wedding?
When my best friend got married and I was makeup artist and bridesmaid on the same day! I had to get my hair done whilst doing the makeup of another bridesmaid! It was all very hectic but incredibly fun!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Fresh, Modern, Radiant, Defining, and Enhancing
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't get caught up in what everyone else wants or expects from your day - make it your own!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
The groom was a musician and wrote the piece of music for the bride to walk down the aisle. Safe to say everyone was in tears!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Through some email exchanges we can discuss what kind of look you want or if you have any pictures or ideas and how many people there would be, I can then provide you with a quote. I would ask for a deposit to secure the booking, and then we organise a trial date. You would always be more than welcome to contact me anytime up until the trial to discuss ideas. The makeup trial is the fun part where we can really get to know eachother and leave you with a finished Bridal look that leaves you at ease about how things will run on the day. We will liase closer to the time about all the logistics such as what time to arrive. I am very flexible and used to brides changing their minds sometimes - I am happy and able to make any little tweaks or adjustments to your look until the moment you walk down the aisle! Final step, you get married looking gorgeous!
What do you love most about your job?
I love helping women achieve the look they've always wanted, and seeing their faces light up when it all comes together on the day. It's really a wonderful moment.
What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?
Stay classic! If you don't normally wear a bright red lipstick, your wedding day shouldn't be the day to start. You want to look like the very best version of you!
How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?
Nothing is too much trouble on your day, so I will always be super relaxed, with a bit of lightheartedness. I'm a very outgoing individual so will keep chatting away.
What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?
I will always recommend what sort of products they need to stash in their bridesmaids purse to keep the makeup fresh. Fortunately most of that is down to me! I use products tailor made to your skin type to ensure longevity - but a little too up of lipstick and powder won't hurt!