I started my makeup artist career in 1997 in Sydney, Australia after completing a certificate in Makeup Artistry at one of Sydney's top makeup colleges. After completing my training I travelled to Canada to live working alongside some of the industry's best makeup artists to learn and develop my now signature looks.
One of my greatest makeup artist mentors works alongside renowned makeup artist, Dick Page, on New York Fashion Week runway collection shows for Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs. Other makeup artists I’ve assisted while in Canada include those working with the likes of supermodels Daria Werbowy, Jessica Stam, Christy Turlington, Kate Moss and Sharlom Harlow. Working alongside these industry peers has given me the skills and industry experience that only comes from watching and learning from the best.
I returned to Australia in 2007 after living and working in Toronto Canada for six years in the fashion, advertising and wedding industries. Always up for a new challenge and a change of scenery, in 2011 I then relocated from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. I’m now busy helping local and interstate brides look beautiful on their wedding day. There is something very special about helping a bride get ready on one of the most important days in their lives - it's an absolute pleasure and honour to be chosen to help!
My work has been seen in many fashion, lifestyle and entertainment magazines and in advertising campaigns for major international brands in Australia, USA and Canada. I’ve been selected to work backstage as makeup artist to models at numerous fashion shows including the famous David Jones and Myer annual fashion parades and Canada's Loreal Paris Fashion Week. I’ve also worked for Estee Lauder Companies for many years as a National Makeup Artist helping women of all ages, ethnicities and skin conditions look beautiful, further adding to my versatility and experience as a professional makeup artist.
A few of my favourite things to do in my spare time include enjoying simple living, yoga, healthy eating, cooking, my two fur-kid Jack Russell Terriers, and of course makeup and lashes!
My most exciting jobs as a Makeup Artist have been working on the same set as Johnny Depp and rubbing shoulders backstage with Miranda Kerr and Megan Gale
"Sunshine Pro Live Lash Competition"
2nd Place Winner - "Russian Volume" Lash Extensions
3rd Place Winner - "Classic" Lash Extensions
"Best Makeup Artist in Queensland"
Australian Bridal Industry Awards (ABIA)
3rd Place Winner & Finalist 8 years Running
A small selection of past work includes:
David Jones Fashion Shows
Loreal Paris Fashion Week *
Myer Fashion Shows
Hilary Duff Fashion Show *
Advertising / TV
The Food Network Channel *
Life Network Channel *
Next Property Group
Sunshine Coast Brides Magazine
Cosmopolitan Bride Magazine
Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine
Chatelaine Magazine *
National Makeup Artist for Estee Lauder
National Makeup Artist for Clinique *
Dignitories / Musicians
Canadian Prime Minister, Paul Martin
Emily Haines, 'Metric' (Metric Music Intl)
Rufus Wainwright (Universal)
The Von Bondies (Warner)
Our Lady Peace (Sony)
Billy Talent (Atlantic)
Sum 41 (EMI)
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