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ABOUT ME

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HELLO BEAUTIFUL!

I have always been fascinated by makeup and its power to transform. Growing up in South Wales I vividly remember lying on my mother's bed watching her beautify herself for an evening out and later sitting at that same dressing table experimenting with all the gorgeous products in their golden cases. This fascination has never left me. In my twenties I originally trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. During this period there were more opportunities to transform myself and to watch other actors be transformed with a lick of face paint. There was also, of course, the Big City and all of the incredible beauty stores right on my doorstep to fuel my passion more. It was here that I really became a Beauty Addict!

After moving to the Midlands and having my two children I decided to retrain as a makeup artist. I achieved my IMA (International Makeup Association) Makeup Artistry qualification from The Central School of Makeup in Birmingham. These professional skills are greatly enhanced by my love and intimate knowledge of beauty products - from the old classics to the most current. This combination, along with with my ability to observe and listen to your ideas and needs makes me an artist who will work with you to truly create your vision of your 'best beautiful'.  

Specialising in Bridal and Special Event makeup, I am based in Worcester and cover the whole of the West Midlands and beyond by special request. 

 

SOME OF THE LOVELY THINGS MY HAPPY CLIENTS HAVE SAID:

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 Photo - Dominic Lemoine Photography

Photo - Dominic Lemoine Photography

Thank you Amy for doing a fantastic job of my wedding makeup, and for my mum and maid of honour too! We all looked amazing and our makeup stayed put all day. You were a pleasure to have around on the morning and I’m so glad you were free to step in last minute after I wasn’t happy with the original make up lady I’d chosen.  
— Laura, Worcester
Thank you, you did such an amazing job! I was so pleased with the makeup you did for my wedding! It lasted all day and most of the next day (yep I’m gross and didn’t take the eye makeup off till the next day cos I liked it so much!!) Not only are you amazing at makeup but you also kept me very calm when all hell was letting loose around us! Thank you again :) It was nice to feel pretty!
— Sally, Worcester
Amy was very professional and very relaxed which put me at ease right from the start and I never worried once. I was not wrong she did a fantastic job it was faultless. I would more than recommend her to any bride thinking of having a make up artist. My bridesmaids were very impressed and we all looked stunning. She is very talented and I will definitely use Amy again for any special events. 
— Stephanie, Malvern
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I cannot thank you enough for not only your amazing make up skills, but your kindness, help and support too. You went above and beyond your jobs as make up artist. You relaxed us all and put everyone at ease. Our make up was perfect and I cannot believe it stayed so perfect all day, even after rain, sweat, tears and lots of kisses! I really cannot thank you enough. My photographer had to leave to see the groomsmen as we we running late and you even managed to capture some extremely special photographs that I will treasure forever. As well as staying to help me get into the car and see me off.

A big thank you once again. I will be in touch once we are back from our honeymoon to book in for some makeup lessons. All the best.
— Katie, Worcestershire
A massive thank you to Amy for doing mine and my mum’s make up for my wedding in July. 

As soon as I spoke to Amy she straight away put me at ease and I knew I had chosen the right person. Amy is such a lovely person and so talented. When Amy came to do our make up trials, it felt more like a friend had come to visit. This was the same on my wedding day. Amy kept me calm and relaxed when so much was happening around me and when we were on a tight schedule. She was so flexible and accommodating as we worked out the best times for everything that was happening on the day. Our make up was superb. The products were excellent and Amy was so professional in working hard to achieve the right looks for us. It still looked like me but I never thought it was possible for me to look like that. Amy created exactly what I wanted and the make up stayed perfectly for the whole day. I absolutely loved it. I would recommend Amy to anyone and will certainly be doing so to all my friends and family.

Thanks again Amy for helping me have the most perfect day that I’ve always wanted.
— Alison, Halesowen
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Thank you so much for being a part of our day. You were so wonderful to work with, not just as a professional, but also in your personality and ability to help ease any stresses on the day. It was really helpful that you were so flexible, especially in having to change venues half way through! Everyone looked fantastic and Nicole was just in awe of how amazing you made her eyes look! Thank you so much :)
— Gwen, London
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The care and attention and serenity Amy brought to the morning and preparation of my wedding was priceless. Amy has such a creative talent and detail to perfection. I felt in such safe hands which really made the morning special. Thank you so much xxx
— Louise, Cardiff
Amy - not sure I can put into words how thankful and grateful I am that you were our make up artist for the wedding. You relaxed us, made us laugh, you are such a lovely person, and talented lady! We were so pleased with how we looked!!! You made me feel special. I hope we meet again, you felt like one of the girls, a friend and that made for a chilled wedding morning! Wishing you continued success! Lots of love! Xxxxxxxxx
— Hayley, Kidderminster
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Amy was just perfect for my wedding day! I would not hesitate to recommend her. I am not what you would call a girly girl so am not used to being ‘made up’ but I loved it. The make up was beyond what I had in mind. Not only for me but also for the bridesmaids and mums. It was natural with that added bit of class! Amy really made us all at ease on the day and remembered everything from the trial I had months before. My mum who never pampers herself was also glowing and still raves about the make over she had. 
Amy you are brilliant! Thank you so much for all your hard work and helping us prepare for the big day!
— Leanne, Worcester
Amy was the perfect addition to the pre-wedding process. From the initial consultation to the big day she was warm and friendly and we had a really good giggle too! Her makeup skills are flawless and I truly felt beautiful on the day. She explained what products she was using on me and gave me tips and tricks to use when I do my own makeup too. I would recommend Amy to anyone - she is fun and laidback and super-talented.
— Gabrielle, Malvern
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I cannot thank Amy enough for the amazing makeup she did for my wedding. I am not someone who often wears makeup but she made me feel so at ease and did makeup which complemented and accentuated my features, as well as those of my bridesmaids. She recommended make up in shades for me to wear in the future and gave lots of advice. Her personality really shows through and she helped relax me on a stressful morning. I would definitely use her again and definitely recommend!
— Catriona, Gloucestershire
I can’t recommend Amy highly enough. I was nervous about having somebody else do my makeup for my wedding but I am so glad that I chose Amy to do it. She not only did an amazing job but made my makeup look and feel natural and I really felt she listened to what I wanted and chose makeup that suited my skin tone and face shape. She was so professional and talented and really knows her stuff and the makeup really did last all day. Not only that she is a brilliant person to have around when you are feeling nervous before a wedding as she is fun and chatty and very calming. Thank you!!
— Lizzie, Worcestershire
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BRIDAL

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BRIDAL MAKEUP TRIAL

We all know that a wedding day can be highly pressurised. To take away any anxiety about how your makeup will look on the most important day of your life, I will always conduct a makeup trial, usually 1- 2 months before the wedding. This allows us to test a look should you be unsure of exactly what you want or what might suit you. More than one trial can be held if you and your bridesmaids wish to experiment with more than one look. Equally, it is useful even if you have a very clear vision of your Wedding Day look.

A trial allows us to see and perfect the look beforehand which will give you great peace of mind in the run up to the Big Day.  Think of it as a dress rehearsal. We will take photographs and you can take them away and make your decision with no pressure at all. Trials take place at my home in WR1 Worcester on Thursdays and Fridays - first appointment 9am, last appointment 1pm.

A trial is included in my pricing for every bride. Though at an extra cost, trials can be booked for as many people as you require, typically the bride and one bridesmaid however larger groups can be accommodated on request. 

 

ON THE DAY

On the day I will travel to you at a scheduled time in order to complete your wedding make up with plenty of time for touch ups and dealing with any unforeseen hiccups. The make up will take place usually at the wedding venue or home of the bride to be.

Make up will ordinarily begin on the bridesmaids and bridal party first, leaving the bride until last to ensure my full attention . I will be on hand until it is time for the bridal party to leave so that everyone looks fresh and perfect. All make up and lashes used on on the wedding day will be from my kit. Makeup for the bride will typically take around 60 minutes, with others being completed in 45 minutes. I only ever book one wedding a day, so you can be sure I am available to stay right until you leave for the ceremony if needed.

BOOKING

Bookings during Spring and Summer months are in high demand, and as such early booking is essential. A minimum £50 deposit is required to secure your booking. Travel outside a 10 mile radius will be chargeable at standard fuel rate, covering the whole of the Midlands area. 

See pricelist. For a quote please contact directly, stating the size of the bridal party, the location and the date and time of your wedding.

 Photo: http://www.oobaloosphotography.co.uk/

Photo: http://www.oobaloosphotography.co.uk/

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I also provide the following services:

 

SPECIAL EVENT MAKEUP

If you have a special event - perhaps a prom, ball, party or just a big night out - I can create the look you want so that you can relax and get in the party spirit. Rock chick, vintage inspired, classic evening - any look is possible. This service will take around 45minutes - 1 hour. 

MAKEUP LESSONS

Visit me at home where I can teach you everything from a basic day look suitable for work or a relaxed lunch, through to a glamorous smokey eyed look for evening and everything in between. Each look will take around 1 hour and a half and will be charged by the hour.

MAKEUP BAG DETOX & TUTORIALS 

Are you a complete makeup novice and don't know where to begin? Feel intimidated by a makeup bag full of products you have no idea what to do with? My makeup detox and tutorial package is a truly comprehensive makeup lesson. It takes place in the comfort of your own home (or at a friend or relative’s home), lasts just over two hours and is usually broken up with a short coffee break.

I believe in teaching my clients how to look fresh, energised and polished. Like they’ve had ten hours sleep even if they’ve only had two. Of course there’s a time and a place to look glamorous (I teach this too) but the working day – whether we’re in a busy office, running our own business or are a full time mother – requires a quick routine that will deliver instant vitality.

Drawing from my experience as a professional makeup artist I will teach you how to apply your products, in a way that strikes the right balance for your role, ambition, lifestyle and stage in life.

 

I use only the best quality, high end cosmetic products. My kit currently contains Nars, Make Up Forever, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury, Chanel,  Guerlain, Shu Uemura, Yves Saint Laurent, MAC, Stila, Kevyn Aucoin and Anastasia Beverley Hills. This is not a complete list and it is constantly evolving as new products are released and discovered. 

 
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Booking EnquirIes

If your enquiry is regarding bridal makeup, please include the date, location, number of people and time you need to walk out the door! I aim to respond to all emails within 2 working days. If you don't receive a response, please check your junk inbox. 

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amy@amylaney.com   07941 651518
 

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