Dear Arlene,

I wanted to say thank you for being the most amazing makeup artist on my wedding day and the trial session.

Your calm, kind and relaxed attitude rubs off on everyone around you, making you the perfect person to have around in the build up to such a big occasion. I was so pleased you understood my style and that of my bridal party and also realized the simplicity that I was after and thanks to you, I felt a million dollars.

Having you there to help me feel happy, glam and in my own skin was such a great help and I am eternally grateful to you.

Catherine, Cork, June 2012


To whom it may concern,

My husband’s cousin recommended Arlene and I am so glad she did. Not only was Arlene incredible on the day she was a great support in the run up. I could not have asked for someone more interested in my wedding and what I wanted, she asked questions and answered so many of mine and was truly prepared for all eventualities on the day.

The results of Arlene’s talents are clear but the way in which she put my mind at rest, and also the other members of the wedding party helped the day remain calm, relaxed (with no rushing) and more importantly fun, was perfect. Both my mother and mother-in-law loved their make up as well and neither felt the need to touch up throughout the day, which was a real feat! They both looked amazing and received many compliments throughout the day, as did we all.

Thank you Arlene I don’t think what I say here can do any justice to both your work and your personality”.

Amy, London, July 2012


To whom it may concern.

I was very lucky to have Arlene for my make-up. We live in China, and we arrived in Ireland only 24 hours before the wedding. I only met Arlene in person the day before our wedding, but she made herself available to talk on the phone on week-ends, sent me a few emails with tips on how to keep my skin hydrated during the 14 hours flight, etc… She was very helpful, and on the big day she was very professional! She managed to work on more faces than planned. She did all my bridesmaid’s make-up, and she even did my mum and my grandmother’s! Her professionalism made everyone feel like a star that day! Her patience and calm were priceless!

I would strongly suggest for every bride to have a make-up trial before the big day. I enjoyed it as I got to know Arlene, and express my idea of the make-up I was hoping for and see the final result.

Last but not least, her experience with brides is very useful and she knows very well how the whole “wedding schedule” works! Listen to her when she tells you not to do your make-up at the last moment!

Thank you Arlene!

Adriana, China, August 2012


To whom it may concern:

Arlene Keating was the best make up artist I could have chosen for my wedding day. She came highly recommended from her previous clients.

She was efficient and organised in every sense. She was very accommodating with the timing of the wedding trials, due to my busy work load, and was willing to travel at my convenience.

She thoroughly explained the use of the different types of product and their benefits. Her experience meant she was able to choose the best product to suit my skin type as well as covering up unwanted blemishes. She also was able to advise me on the best products I could use in the run up to the wedding so I was naturally glowing on the day.

I wanted a dramatic and glamorous look for the day and the final look was outstanding.

Other members of my bridal party preferred a more natural look and she was amazing at creating this look too.

Arlene’s training in special effects was a key reason why I chose her initially. I wanted to enjoy my day with family and friends, and didn’t want to spend too much time retouching my make up. I am not an expert and don’t wear much makeup normally, and I was worried about doing this myself, later on in the evening. I didn’t even have to think about it on the day as everything remained exactly as she had applied it and I didn’t have to touch up once throughout the whole day or night.

The other important benefit from her experience was that she knew exactly how to gain the maximum effect with light and how my look would photograph. My photographer was very impressed with this knowledge and asked for her reference for future projects and photo shoots.

I was a nervous bride but I had every confidence in Arlenes ability. I was most impressed with her calm and cool nature, and this had a major impact on my day. As well as being focused and very professional, she was fun and relaxed and helped me enjoy the morning getting ready. We were never under time constraints. She worked so well with the hairdresser, that he also asked her to work on future projects.

I have recommended Arlene to all my family and friends and only have positive things to say. I would like to use her for future weddings and nights out.

I thoroughly enjoyed all the time I spent with her and have learned some valuable make up tips too.

Sonya, Dubai, August 2010