Supplier Spotlight – Make up by Keely

2nd April 2020 - News
Supplier Spotlight – Make up by Keely

Supplier Spotlight 

This month, the super talented Keely from Makeup by Keely joins me on my blog to answer our quick-fire ‘get to know you’ questions! I have worked with Keely many times now and she is always bubbly and smily when ever I see her. She is super lovely.

I’m totally delighted to introduce Keely so that she can tell you a little bit more about herself ….

Please tell us about yourself –

  • Im living my dream job. I initially did an Art Degree hoping to be a teacher but thankfully Make up became a ‘real job’ and being self employed fitted around my family life a lot easier. I love weddings, every one is different and so is every bride and wedding party. I like to think I can read my clients quite well and normally understand what they want, but, hey if I don’t.. it’s make up! We’ll wipe it off and start again! For me, knowing you love your make up is more important than using an on trend colour or getting ‘likes’.

Your business 

How long you been in business?

10 years

What made you want to set up your business?

I was always being asked to do friends makeups and then friends of friends and decided to do a course and it went from there! 

What’s the best part of your job?

When everyone’s wedding make up is done and they are all in their dresses and I’m packing up and see it all come together!

What’s the worst part of your job?

Getting lost trying to find a venue!

What’s the weirdest request you’ve ever had from a client?

I can’t think of one? 

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What’s been your favourite ever wedding you’ve worked on/at?

So many ♥️ Honestly I’ve had the most amazing brides I couldn’t pick!

You’re surrounded by beauty in your job. What do you find beautiful?

A beautiful smile, nothing beats a beautiful beaming smile!

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Best piece of advice to offer to those getting married-

Do what you want! Do not even entertain any sort of negativity- it’s your day!

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Anyone you particularly admire in the industry?

 Wow so many amazing make up artists and wedding specialists. Norfolk has so many wonderful wedding suppliers we are so lucky! And I have to say I Love The Bottom Drawer Brides dresses!

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Best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

I remember reading Bobbi Browns book and she said the best students she had were the ones that kept on learning, years later, and weren’t arrogant enough to think they knew it all. I try to keep up to date and continue to learn from others as much as I can.

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You – lets have some fun

Where do you call home? Kings Lynn 

Favourite shop? Selfridges in Birmingham

Favourite restaurant? Wagamama 

Favourite Film? Labyrinth 

Cocktail/Drink of Choice? Cherry Pepsi max 

What super hero would you like to be and why?

Captain Marvel she’s more powerful than all the avengers hands down.

Do you collect anything?

Makeup and nail polish 🙈

What’s the most romantic thing someone’s ever done for you?

After 11 years it’s hard to choose one thing, but my partner makes me laugh every single day! 

Where do you go to let your hair down?

Home with my boys and my partner watching films & eating pizza!

And finally…

Tell us your favourite Instagram accounts at the moment!
@branalunan @sierrasnails
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
Poverty or maybe greed, whichever solves the problem.
Thank you so much Keely for being so open and telling us all about you. Here are some more photos of the brides she has done make up on and how the make up last all day and night. 
Looking forward to seeing you at our next wedding together.
Photos take by myself – AJ Feather Photography, Arienne Jonas


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