Hi, I’m Kay, the face and talent behind Kay Louise Makeup.
I was always self conscious about my looks when I was young. It didn’t help that in middle school I found myself the butt of peoples jokes because I blushed – a lot. There was no control over it, I would turn beet red for no reason whatsoever. If I was nervous, excited or even just because it was a Tuesday. It would happen at the drop of a hat. Little did I know then, I had the beginnings of a long term skin condition…Rosacea. I battled the symptoms for years and there were some real low times.
In my mid-20’s I learned more about the condition and was finally diagnosed by my Doctor. I found ways to conceal the redness with makeup and keep inflammation under control, through research. I became passionate about looking after my skin and knew I wanted to help others overcome their hang ups and skin concerns in some way.
Let me start at the beginning…
Being in the catering industry after I left school, I never truly felt satisfied. You know when the monotony day in, day out gets to you it’s time to quit, so I did. For the next 5 years or so I worked in a well-known high street beauty store. It was whilst there that I realised again, just how much I love everything about beauty, skincare and makeup.
Mum, had me hooked in to skincare early on, buying me my first lotions and potions and telling me, ‘it’s never too early to start a good routine’. It stuck with me and only improved as I got older, especially knowing I had a skin condition that required special care and attention.
Being a creative person, I loved applying my own makeup and really enjoyed creating funky eye makeup looks on myself using the craziest colours possible (Barry M pigments were the bomb!). Friends would often ask me to do their makeup for nights out and I loved it.
When the opportunity came up to I assist an international Make-Up artist at the NEC clothes show, I couldn’t turn down. It was such a great experience and I absolutely loved the 4 days I spent painting faces at the show. This was the turning point in my career, and this is where the idea of Make-Up by Kay Louise was born.
Finally, I decided to return to college and in May 2011 I really found my calling. I knew I belonged in the beauty industry where I would be able to use my knowledge and expertise to help guide those with conditions like mine. Being able to finally do something to ensure no-one would ever feel as low as I did back in my teens.
I fell into weddings by accident. Honestly, after college I saw myself working in theatre or in film designing gory SFX work or creating characters. Instead, I have found myself on the reverse side. The beauty makeup industry is so rewarding. As a result, I get to help people look at feel fabulous on some of the most important days of their lives. What’s not to love about that.
Taking the Plunge.
In 2013, I was ready to make it official. Finally, I took the plunge, left my day jobs and started my own business and I have never looked back! Due to high demand, Bridal Makeup has become my focal point and I have had the absolute of honour of assisting hundreds of Brides and their Bridal parties over the last eight years.
I love everything there is about a wedding day and yours will be no different. So why not get in touch and together we will find you the perfect look for your wedding day. A look that will not only wow your guests but make you feel the best possible version of you, EVER!
START WITH THE BASICS
Skincare is essential. Products will only ever be added to my pro kit once I have trialed and testing them thoroughly on myself. As an independent consultant for Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic, I use their award-winning products to treat and prepare the skin. All are paraben free, organic and are suitable for use on all skin types. You can see more about there fabulous products HERE on my webshop
I will always try and get back to you within 24 hours. As soon as you contact me I will be happy to send you a link to my price list. If you do not hear from me after 48 hours please check your email junk folder or give me a quick call, you can also contact me via Whatsapp.