Paisley Daily Express

Tal­ented Ni­cola is made up at award nod

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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://nikmake­u­

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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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