What makes me different

Hello there my lovelies

There are a tonne of different makeup artists out there – from newbies straight out of beauty school, counter artists (Mecca, Mac, David Jones, etc) to high end professional makeup artist that work on runway, print editorials, TV and everything in between.

All of them will say that they are professional and that they can deliver on your vision – especially wedding makeup.  And for the most part many of them probably can.

So how am I different?

Expertise in natural makeup.  I often say to clients – if you want Instagram makeup think layer upon layer of products from foundations to powders,  heavy and obvious contouring, dark matte lips, highly pencilled and chiselled brows, super highlighted cheekbones etc, enormous lashes then I’m not your makeup artist.  I don’t do that.  There are many girls that love all that and all power to them but honestly I’d rather focus on my strengths and specialty which is gorgeous natural makeup that highlights your best features, minimises flaws and generally looks fresh and radiant.  Sure I can do lots of different looks from vintage, glamour, natural, classic etc, but I avoid the whole Instagram trends as they are simply not my thing.

Communication.  After many years in corporate environment, I’ve learnt a thing or two about communication.  Not only to better understand my client’s needs but what makes them tick and to truly understand their hidden fears – what they are NOT telling me so that I can truly help them resolve their concerns.   Not all brides know what they want.  What colours suit them? How to pick a style that they’ll be happy with and so on.  None of this worries me.  I look forward to these conversations as they give me the opportunity to truly connect with my clients and share my knowledge with them and to educate them to provide even more value.

Education:  So here’s the thing for the most part I am a self-taught makeup artist. There are some great beauty courses out there (and I’ve done a few to make sure I stay on trend and up to date) but I wanted to learn stuff that no one else teaches that would really enhance my skills and make me stand out from the rest.  Enter Donna Mee.  She is one of the best beauty educators in the world.  Her graduates are some of the most successful makeup artists in the world.  There is makeup artist application and then there are the Donna Mee methods which she teaches.   She is all about teaching the truth and the science behind makeup artistry.  Through Donna, I have learnt all aspects of corrective beauty, colour theory and mastering the canvas for perfect makeup application.  Donna’s teaching are seriously intense but I have learnt SO from her and it’s this knowledge that I share with my lovely clients in making them look and feel better than they could have ever imagined.

Hygiene:  Again a lot of makeup artists will say their practises are hygienic but you’d be surprised.  As they try to cut corners when they are under pressure and time in short – I’ve seen many cases of hygiene gone bad, not dispensing products, poor clearing of brushes etc which leads to infections and other serious conditions. A quick Google will reveal a lot. I pride myself and am committed to the highest standards of application and hygiene. The last thing I want is any of my clients to suffer nasty infections due to poor hygiene standards (yes it does happen!).

Education:  So here’s the thing for the most part I am a self-taught makeup artist. I’ve never been to beauty school.  There are some great beauty courses out there but I wanted to learn stuff that no one else teaches that would really enhance my skills and make me stand out from the rest.  Enter Donna Mee.  She is the best beauty educator in the world.  Her graduates are some of the most successful makeup artists in the world.  There is makeup artist application and then there are the Donna Mee methods which she teaches.   She is all about teaching the truth and the science behind makeup artistry.  .  Through Donna, I have learnt all aspects of corrective beauty, colour theory and mastering the canvas for perfect makeup application.  Donna’s teaching are seriously intense but I have learnt SO from her and it’s this knowledge that I share with my lovely clients in making them look and feel better than they could have ever imagined.

Peace of mind.  I genuinely try and go above and beyond for all my brides both in the lead up to the wedding and on the wedding day itself to give them the best experience possible on their big day!  I offer professional advice along the way and answer any questions thoroughly and thoughtfully.  I genuinely love what I do and nothing thrills me more than a bride who is truly satisfied and knows she looks amazing.

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Till next time

Peggy xo