Katie Jane Hughes

Who is Katie Jane Hughes?

Katie Jane Hughes is an English makeup artist who is active on Instagram and other social platforms. She was born on 19th October 1983 in the United Kingdom. She is known as a celebrity makeup artist who posts beauty-related photos on her Instagram account.

Early life of Katie Jane Hughes

Katie became interested in makeup because of her mother, who was a singer. She watched her putting on makeup and transforming herself from stay-at-home mum to queen of the night. Her mum used to put on bold eyeshadow colours and a lot of mascara; soon enough, Katie wanted to try it too. Katie never finished her education, even though she regrets it to this day. She started to work at Estée Lauder as a sales assistant when she was 17 years old. She didn’t like a job behind a counter, but she realized that it was a necessary first step to becoming a makeup artist.

Katie Jane Hughes as a nail technician

After leaving the job, she got hired in a nail shop, where she learned how to do nails. She initially did only simple manicures and later proceeded to become a nail technician. She worked hard and eventually found the same job but in London, where she met a lot of famous people. She stayed loyal to her dream of becoming a makeup artist, but she knew that she had to build some connections in order to do that. She jumped after every opportunity which could lead her closer to her dream destination. She got the chance to be an ambassador for Butter London, which led her to move to the US after three years.

After some time, Katie realized that staying in the nail field and waiting for a good opportunity could take longer than she expected. She decided to focus more on her Instagram and try to find a clientele there. She started to post really colourful and creative makeup looks, which people really liked. She often informed her audience of different products she recently tried and basically became an Instagram beauty influencer.

Instagram account of Katie Jane Hughes

Since her makeup looks were getting a lot of attention, Katie started to use her Instagram page as a portfolio of her work. When she got the chance, she mentioned that she was a beginning makeup artist looking for clients. Shortly after that, she got her first clients and found out that posting final looks on her page was the right choice. When someone describes their wanted makeup look, it usually doesn’t match their imagination. But since Katie posted numerous finished makeup looks on herself, her clients simply pointed to one and asked Katie to recreate it on them.

Throughout her career, Katie got a chance to work with many makeup brands. She worked with Revlon for some time, but she didn’t like that she couldn’t talk as much about other brands because of their contract. She collaborated with Spectrum and launched a line of makeup brushes with them. The line sold out within two hours. This inspired Katie to start working on her own makeup line, which is about to be released any time soon. Since then, Katie has continued working as a makeup artist for celebrities like Emmy Rossum and Kerry Washington.  

Interesting facts about Katie Jane Hughes

  • As of 2022, she is 39 years old.
  • Her zodiac sign is Libra.
  • Her height is 5'6'' or 167 cm.
  • Her weight is 56 kilograms or 123 lbs.
  • She became interested in makeup because of her mother, who is a singer.
  • She worked as a sales assistant until she found a job as a nail technician.
  • She uses her Instagram platform to find clients.
  • She is one of the most successful makeup artists in the United Kingdom.