Joanna Blair - Melbourne makeup artist

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Beautiful Bride and her oh-so-adorable furry friend

It’s amazing how sometimes the best shots on a wedding day can be simply captured by one of your friends on their iPhone! I always love the candid shots, I think they convey the essence of the day much more than deliberately than posed photos. This is one of my beautiful brides I did makeup for just prior to Christmas…read more →

Not every client wants super reflective, shimmery highlighting

  Beautiful Katherine getting ready on her wedding day recently. Not every client wants shimmer and bright shiny reflective highlight. Using tones and subtle shading, I can still create dimension and healthy, glowy skin by using matte products, whereby it’s simply correct use of (and understanding of) tone that achieves a beautiful natural makeup result. Most of all, it is…read more →

How to achieve that ‘Glossy’ eye makeup look

  Beautiful summer look – using NARS blush in ‘Orgasm’ on the eye, followed by the lightest touch of lip gloss over it to get the shiny look. The only catch?! – lipgloss on the eye lasts about 5 seconds before smearing. If you’re doing this look for a shoot, wait until right before they’re about to take shots, run…read more →

How makeup should look:

  How makeup should look – in my opinion. Eyebrows that are complimenting the face and framing the eyes – not resembling those you see on a drag queen; no caking of skin with product; no patches of very light, heavily applied makeup inter played with very orange makeup; eyelashes that don’t reach into her eyebrows; no overdosing on highlighter…read more →

Most popular Hairstyle for weddings

Every year I get to work on many, many brides and their bridesmaids – as a result of that I also get to see first hand what the trends are in hairstyling. This one pictured here would easily be one of the most popular styles, and for good reason – it suits just about everyone, is timeless and classic (two…read more →

Christmas Eye Makeup

  Very Christmassy! Christmas Lights Eye makeup by @jacintavukovic Love this – great to see the Christmas spirit and creativity of other makeup artists. Products Jacinta used are: @jeffreestar @jeffreestarcosmetics Almost every shade of velour liquid lip @maccosmetics Prolongwear concealer nc15 @litcosmetics Barbie Shops @anastasiabeverlyhills @norvina Clear brow gel @essence medium brow gel  

Early start for this beautiful morning wedding

  Romantic shot of Tanya and her groom. Loved doing the makeup for this one. Quite an early start (5.30am), but such a beautiful morning wedding. Hair – @hairbydeanne Photography – @immersephotographyaustralia

Camouflage Makeup

    Makeup isn’t always about the face or confined to the face. One of the magical things is the ability to hide imperfections just about anywhere on the body. This is one of my favourite parts to my business – the ability to increase a clients self confidence by effectively camouflaging an area that they are self conscious about….read more →

What brides think of me

Big weekend of makeup last weekend, and very spoiled!! It is very rewarding when clients love what you do so much and think enough of you to present you with a beautiful gift. These are from two of my brides – a gorgeous Missoni scarf (anyone that knows me knows I wear scarves all the time!) and a divine smelling…read more →

The Perfect Red Lipstick – Pat McGrath Matte Trance has just been released

If you’ve been trying to find the perfect Red Lipstick – this one is really worth a try! Pat McGrath (unquestionably one of the world’s most successful makeup artists) has recently released her lipstick collection – Matte Trance – amongst which is ‘Obsessed’ – a bright orange / red; or if you prefer a blue / red – ‘Elson’ is…read more →