Katy Jane is a talented makeup artist with some impressive clients under her belt including Harper’s Bazaar, Fenty, Grazia and Nars and a huge social media following of almost 60k people. She not only works with massive fashion and beauty brands and publications, but also within the celebrity sector for red carpet appearances, trusted by the likes of Laura Whitmore and a wealth of other well-known models and actors.
As a firm Emolyne favourite, we have been working with Katy for a long time across our Power Moves series and to showcase incredible makeup looks step-by-step so you can follow from home across our website and social media. Plus, Katy is working with us on some exciting things to come! Read below to discover more about Katy Jane, and learn her insider tips and tricks.
Q: When did you begin your career in the beauty industry?
I first started my career in the industry when I was 18. I began on a makeup counter in boots. After working for around 2 years in retail I decided to go out on my own.
Q: When did you first discover makeup?
I discovered makeup for the first time when I was about 8. My mother was a makeup artist when she was younger and she always had the most amazing makeup collection.
Q: At what point did you realise makeup was something you had a talent for?
Great question! From the age of 14/15 I was always offering to do my friends’ makeup on nights out and it was then that I realised I had a much better eye for makeup than my friends and that this is something I loved doing.
Q: What work are you most proud of?
Firstly, I would say I am most proud of doing the Patrick Ta campaign. I’ve always looked up to him as a makeup artist and was totally honoured to be asked to do it. Secondly, my best friends wedding! I was so happy and excited to do it and she honestly looked flawless.
Q: What products will forever be in your kit?
Cream blushers will always be in my kit. They are super versatile and are always a winner with clients. You can obviously use them on the cheeks but also as eyeshadows and lip colours.
Q: What beauty trends do you hope to see return this year?
Graphic 60s liner and lashes. Twiggy did it best it and it was an ultimate hit!
Q: Which trends do you hope to never see again?
Baking! No one needs that much powder to set their face and no one needs to wear that much makeup.
Q: What advice would you give someone starting out in the industry?
NEVER GIVE UP! Being a makeup artist doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a tough and competitive industry out there, but know your audience and be consistent and you’ll make it. Even if it does take 20 years!
Q: Finally, what is your favourite Emolyne product?
Defining Lip. Lip pencils are one of my favourite products and I couldn’t live without them. These really last and they come in the most divine shades. A MUST for any makeup artist!
Follow makeup artist Katy Jane on Instagram @the_makeupservice