Makeup can truly work wonders! Not only does it help make us look and feel fabulous, but it also boosts our confidence in an instant. However, nailing the perfect look isn't always easy. This is where makeup professionals come in. Why roll the dice with a DIY when you can lean on someone who's got all the skills? We've got you covered with a list of Australia's most talented makeup artists, who have gained love and recognition locally and internationally. Check out their awesome work below!
Alex Perrin is a seasoned makeup artist based in Sydney. Having been in the beauty field for over a decade, she's done everything from fashion editorials to runway shows. Alex is known for enhancing her clients' natural beauty, flawless complexions and creating those unforgettable bridal looks that have become her signature. Alex's dedication to her craft, coupled with her passion, creativity, and meticulous attention to detail, make her a highly sought-after artist in the industry.
Andrea Takagi is a Melbourne-based makeup and hair artist. Growing up in Japan and Colombia gave her a unique perspective on beauty, art, and color. Those early years shaped her style and are evident in her work today. Andrea's all about getting the essence of who she's working with, making every client feel special and every project one of a kind.
Based in Melbourne, Carla Dyson is a dedicated professional with over 10 years of experience in many different aspects of makeup artistry — commercial, special occasions, editorial, and runway. After finishing her Bachelor of Arts in Makeup Artistry, she's worked her magic in places like the UK, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Italy. Carla's artistic philosophy revolves around accentuating and celebrating the natural beauty of her clients. Some of the notable names in Carla's portfolio are L’Oreal, Elle, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Westfield, Kookaï, among others. Notably, Carla is also the founder and driving force behind The Creative Directory, an agency representing talented hair and makeup artists.
Since her early years, Dana has been finding inspiration in creating, drawing, and painting. In her teens she used to binge-watch makeup tutorials. This is how Dana’s obsession with the beauty industry began. In 2015 she started her Diploma to become a qualified professional. Through trial and error, Dana eventually developed her signature style — soft, bronzed, glowing skin and warm tones. She was lucky to work with Armani Beauty, Nars, BareMinerals, and other famous brands. Dana's goal? To amplify her clients' natural allure and boost their self-confidence.
Before stepping into the world of makeup artistry, Dani Kennedy spent three years as a beauty therapist. This background not only equipped her with makeup skills but also a comprehensive understanding of skin, skincare, and treatments. Now a respected name in Melbourne, Dani collaborates with notable brands and industry experts. She's the go-to artist for special occasions, bridal and formal makeup, with her signature soft glam style being particularly cherished by her clients.
Helen has been working as a makeup artist for over a decade. She provides high-quality services for fashion, TV, special events, and weddings. She had an opportunity to work for some of Australia’s leading brands, such as Showpo, Sabo Skirt, and David Jones. While she has a soft spot for natural and radiant makeup styles, Helen is never hesitant to dive into bold colors and textures. To her, a makeup-free face is akin to a blank canvas — it offers endless artistic possibilities.
With a sharp eye, creativity, and a natural intuition, Isabella Quinn carved a niche for herself in the beauty realm. Her drive to bring out the best in people eventually led her to launch Isabella Makeup. Over time, she emerged as a key figure in the beauty industry. Using only top-tier products from brands like Nars, MAC, Urban Decay Cosmetics, and Marc Jacobs Beauty, she's won the trust and admiration of many. Isabella's mission is to inspire women to embrace their natural allure.
Jade Kisnorbo is a highly sought-after celebrity hair & makeup artist known for her creativity, versatility and producing flawless looks. With her vast experience and a dedicated following, Jade is one of the most influential beauty professionals in the country. Her profound expertise spanning hair, skincare, and makeup has positioned her as a top ambassador for some of the biggest beauty brands in Australia and around the world.
Jemma Millar is a talented makeup artist based in Adelaide. From a childhood passion to a full-time profession, she boasts years of experience and has worked with thousands of clients. Known for her attention to detail and professionalism, Jemma employs the latest techniques and top-quality products to craft desired looks, from natural to bold. She provides makeup services for brides, bridal parties, and wedding guests and is available for travel throughout South Australia, interstate, and abroad.
Leah Baines excels in every makeup style, be that a flawless natural look or bold editorial one. Her professionalism and skillset have attracted a wide range of clients from all corners of the globe. What's more, she had a chance to team up and collaborate with some of the biggest names in the beauty and fashion scene. With her wealth of experience, she now hosts her own masterclasses, sharing her techniques and love for makeup artistry.
Lili is a qualified makeup artist from Adelaide with more than 12 years of experience. She specializes in event, photographic and bridal makeup. Lili always ensures that everyone she works with leaves her studio feeling confident and amazing in their own skin. In 2019 Lili upped her game, launching her own eco-conscious beauty brand that celebrates natural beauty and uniqueness.
Serena Wyllie is a versatile makeup artist and hair stylist from Sydney who finds joy in all things skincare and beauty. Serena’s work has taken her internationally and allowed her to be featured in global publications. She had the honor of creating looks for red carpets and campaign photoshoots. Not just limited to local events, Serena offers her magic touch for destination weddings. Serena is best known for her signature fresh, bronzed makeup look.
Tahlia Liapis is a professional makeup artist based in Prahran. Her approach is characterized by her meticulous attention to detail and an innate ability to accentuate the natural beauty of her clients. Whether it's a subtle daytime look or a glamorous evening transformation, Tahlia ensures each client leaves their chair feeling confident and radiant.
Tania Chiha is an experienced makeup artist, recognized for her clean, feminine style and impressive attention to detail. Throughout her journey, she has consistently showcased her versatile makeup expertise and doesn't believe in the idea of 'one fit's all'. Seeing so many unique faces and personalities, Tania draws her inspiration straight from the client, making their natural beauty shine even more.
Tanielle Jai has been in the makeup industry for over 16 years. Bronzy glows, smokey eyes, and pouty lips — the makeup look she is known for. Tanielle built her knowledge from the ground up, starting as a casual retail makeup artist. Slowly but surely, she began managing makeup stores and hosting hundreds of workshops with people across Australia. Tanielle worked with many diverse faces, tones, undertones, and eye shapes — these years of experience made her the makeup artist she is today. Committed to delivering looks that exude glamour while remaining authentic, Tanielle aims to make her clients feel both stunning and true to themselves.