Paisley Daily Express

Talented Nicola is made up at award nod


A talented mum is celebratin­g after being nominated for Makeup Artist of the Year.

Nicola Keegan, from Paisley, is one of 10 finalists competing for the prestigiou­s Scottish Beauty Industry Awards prize.

Tie the Knot Scotland magazine recently included Nicola’s artistry in its beauty expert feature alongside her Thomas Coats Memorial church bridal photoshoot .

Nicola organised the shoot to show support for the building as a future wedding venue.

Last year, the Express also revealed that Nicola’s work had been published in internatio­nal art book, Strìõsherr­a Fables.

And, with her latest accomplish­ments, Nicola - who is counting down to her own wedding in October, at Glenskirli­e Castle – shared her delight, saying:“All at once, my dreams are coming true.”

In addition to being a mum to three-yearold James, Nicola works as a freelance makeup artist with her two female assistants and said supporting other women is one of the driving forces behind her work.

She said:“I come from very humble beginnings and want nothing but the best for my boy.

“He is my motivation but having young female assistants really encourages me to be the best I can be at all times.

“I would have loved having a mentor in the industry.

“I’m so proud to be passing on my trade. “Teaching makeup is a huge passion of mine and helping other females gain experience and find their calling is just so satisfying.”

To see more of some of Nicola’s work, visit her website - https://nikmakeupa­

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Nicola with son James and fiance Peter
Family first Nicola with son James and fiance Peter
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Nicola’s fantastic array of artistry
Eclectic Nicola’s fantastic array of artistry

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