Ken Boylan is one of Ireland's most esteemed freelance make up artists. With twenty-five years experience in the industry Ken regularly contributes to leading fashion publications and is a frequent contributor on television programmes such as RTE’s The Afternoon Show, and TV3’s Xpose & Ireland AM. He has also worked with a host of celebrities and models for red carpet events, award ceremonies, fashion shoots and shows.
Spending four years with Armani Cosmetics, Ken worked alongside world famous make up artist Pat McGrath on high profile catwalk shows for Armani in London, before he decided to go freelance.
With a hands on, down to earth approach to make up, Ken’s philosophy is that there are fantastic products out there no matter what your budget, from luxury cosmetic lines to supermarket brands. Ken educates women on finding the right products for their colouring, skin type and budget and constantly tries and tests new products on the market in his quest to find the best cosmetics for his clients.
Today Ken is the make up artist of choice for many of Ireland's home grown talent and celebrities as well as visiting stars.
Constantly in demand for magazine editorial work, Ken frequently contributes to several Irish and International magazines.
However, the greatest of his achievements was the creation of his own make up brand "Ken Boylan - Make Up/Play. After featuring for one year in his own successful shop in Kildare Village, Ken is now selling his line exclusively online with the outlet price practice while he was in KV.