Professional Makeup Artist


I’m just back from my honeymoon and wanted to say a big thank you – the make up for my wedding day was beautiful and perfect.  I really can’t say enough and will see you at my cousin Elaine’s wedding in October.  She is so excited, you did such an amazing job, I can’t thank you enough!

Helen Doyle, Carlow

Thank you so so much for the makeup. I was so happy with it!! Really appreciate you helping me try a different look too.

The girls looked gorgeous as well….and were thrilled with their looks!

The one thing I appreciate more than anything, was how nice it was dealing with you in the lead up to the wedding. You’re so lovely!

Not sure when I’ll get the pics back, but I’ll be sure to send them on.

Thanks so much Kate.

Farrah Kabraji, Cork

Thanks so much for doing my makeup for my wedding.  Your work is amazing – my make up stayed on all night and the photos are beautiful!  I loved it.  I felt I looked a million dollars.  I have given your number to a friend today as she asked who had done my make up!!

Rebecca Kendrick, Dublin

Catriona and Kate,
I should really be packing for our honeymoon flight at 6.40am but I didn’t want to head off without thanking you both so much for doing our hair and make-up on Saturday. You both did an amazing job in making us all look great and my Mam’s hair and make-up in particular were both just stunning. She was delighted with herself. We all received lots of lovely compliments. You really are a fantastic team – the morning was just so chilled out and relaxed which was the perfect start to the day!

We just had the best day of our lives and I think the groom was happy with the results of your work too!
I’ll definitely be recommending you both to my engaged friends!

Best wishes.
Lauren x x

Lauren Kelly, Clontarf Castle, Dublin

I just wanted to email to say a BIG, MASSIVE, HUUUGGGE THANK YOU for all your fanstastic work and help this weekend at my wedding.

Everyone (myself, my mum and bridesmaids) loved their makeup – and we were all made to feel special and beautiful. You were so lovely, and chatty and calm (even when we weren’t!) and you really helped everyone feel so relaxed. I cannot recommend you enough and next time we have a big party, I’ll be sure to call on your services (I promise to be more organised in my booking!!!)
Even after eating a full 6 course meal – when I felt really hot – my makeup was still intact and rather amazingly I looked like I did when I stepped out of my house….. It was true testament to your makeup skills when, at 4am – and after many baby Guiness shots – we all looked good!!!!

Honestly, this short email really doesn’t do justice to your fantastic work but it was important to me that I write to thank you before we fly off on honeymoon tonight!!!!! Alison is still raving about you and I’m really grateful to you for all your sterling work.
The guests didn’t recognise this normally barefaced plain-jane barrister!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Rowena Cahill, Galway

I booked Kate Rose to do my wedding make up for last February and what an amazing job she did. In my job, I regularly get to work with a lot of different make-up artists and Kate Rose is one of the most professional people that I have ever worked with. She is so creative with her brushes and use of colours.

Kate Rose put us all at ease on the morning of the wedding and worked quietly away for the couple of hours that she was in the house. Kate Rose understood what looks each of us wanted and it worked brilliantly! Everyone complimented my make up on the day and looking back at the photos; I am absolutely delighted with everything.

I can’t recommend Kate Rose Crean highly enough! She is a true professional with an amazing ability to make you feel and look so special on your big day..

Deirdre Kavanagh (Kennedy PR), Wexford

Kate Rose has worked with us on a number of photo-shoots and it’s always an absolute pleasure. Her professional manner and creative flair is a great addition to any team and I couldn’t recommend her more highly.

Janice Butler : Beauty and Fashion Editor : RTE Guide

We love having make up whiz Kate Rose Crean on IMAGE shoots. A calm, creative and consummate professional, she instinctively knows how to make women gorgeous.

Liz Dwyer : Beauty Editor : IMAGE Magazine

My thanks to Kate Rose for her part in my magical wedding day. From the time I booked her to the big day I felt like she was a friend. I was so happy with the trial. Everything I asked her to do was even better than I could have imagined. On the day she transformed myself, my two bridesmaids and my mother into visions of beauty.

The bridesmaids and Mam were been told all day how fab their makeup was and they felt so glamorous. To have Kate Rose do your makeup for your special day is a must and she is such a joy to work with so warm and caring. She is always at the end of the phone for any advise or questions you may have.

Una Carr, Tipperary

Kate Rose did the makeup for my wedding last August, i had 4 bridesmaids. I was delighted that she could come to my house the morning of the wedding, it was much more relaxing. Kate Rose’s makeup was excellent and made my skin look flawless. We never retouched our makeup all day even after hours of dancing! My bridesmaids said it was the best makeup they ever had done and I totally agree. The makeup looks great in all the wedding photos. Thanks Kate Rose!

Aisling Carberry, Wexford

I don’t usually wear a lot of makeup, and never got my makeup professionally done so I was a little anxious before meeting Kate Rose. I needn’t have worried as she immediately put me at ease. Her approach was to enhance my own features, making sure that my makeup style suited the type of dress I was wearing, and because there was some pink in the lace of the dress, she incorporated it into the lip and blush colour. I was delighted with the trial, it was natural looking, but sophisticated, and when I went home with the makeup still on my fiancée on seeing me went “wow you look amazing”!

On the morning of the wedding Kate Rose was really professional, friendly and also great fun joining in the banter. For my bridesmaid who had a purple dress, she incorporated some of this into the eye makeup – she looked stunning. Both my bridesmaid and I got loads of compliments on how how good our makeup was on the day. I can’t recommend Kate Rose enough.

Karen Doyle, Kildare

Kate Rose is a gem, she did my make up trial in January 2009, for my wedding in August 2009. My aim for the day was to look like me and I did the pictures stand to show the brilliant job that Kate Rose did. The service offerred by Kate Rose was superb and the hair was a joint venture by Sharon and on on the day by Elaine from Toni and Guy in Waterford. Both girls came out to the house and made the morning completely effortless as we did not have to travel.

In addition, I asked Kate Rose, (as an extra add on to the service) to stay on with me until all the professional shots were done, to cover up where necessary! Kate Rose, saw me through until we went in to the reception. I will certainly never forget the service and the kindness that she afforded to me and my extended family. A huge thank you, good luck with your venture. Thanks again-Maeve Russell x

Maeve Russell, Wexford

Hi Kate Rose, Thank you so much for turning me into a beautiful bride! It was so lovely to have such a relaxed and wonderful lady as yourself there on the day of my wedding. You did such a fantastic job and on top of that it was so lovely to talk to you, I think you took all my nerves away! Everyone commented on how beautiful I looked and that was down to you and your magic! We had a wonderful day and are just back from a great honeymoon in Madagascar. Take care, Regina.

Regina Walsh, Waterford

Kate Rose did the makeup for my wedding in October 2010. Between sisters, bridesmaids, my mum and I she had 7 people for make up – and typically we all wanted something different!! She was fantastic – a lovely, calm, good humoured presence on the morning and the makeup was excellent for everyone. She did a fantastic job and we didn’t need to retouch our makeup all day, even after dancing. I would highly recommend her. Thanks for all your help Kate Rose

Mary Sharkey, Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny