Makeup+Hair by Elsie

Photos by IZO Photography




Renatie collage

Makeup by Elsie

Real Techniques

My new Real Techniques brushes have arrived! Can’t wait to try out these new babies!!

Will do a review of them soon, stay tuned.

Brushes RE


Vintage look with a classic red lip for a very lovely bride!
I thought the red lips made a beautiful contrast with Shaye’s porcelain skin. Good choice Shaye!:)
Congrats and wonderful blessings to the lovely couple!


Bride Shaye
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Makeup+Hair for gorgeous Jane who was a wedding guest.

Had fun catching up with Jane again – u guys might remember seeing Jane’s lovely face a couple of times now in my portfolio:)
Jane was attending a friend’s wedding, and contacted me to do her makeup+hair. I was quite booked up on her day, but with some timing manoeuvrings, I managed to fit Jane in as well. Thanks for being flexible with the timing and travelling all the way to my home studio Jane!

For this look, I’ve used Urban Decay’s Naked Palette 3 and Stila’s liquid eyeliner (which is my absolute fav go-to liquid eyeliner!) to emphasise Jane’s brown eyes. Then a mix of Nars blushes, Mac’s lippy in “Shy Girl” and gloss “Floating Lotus” completed this look.

Jane also has amazing skin, I asked her how she maintains her skin tone… and she said she just does the typical skincare routines, but she does drink lots of water!
So drink heaps of water everyone, and say hello to beautiful skin!:)


Makeup+Hair by Elsie

Selfie from Jane

Hair side curls


hair side curls

Hair by Elsie


It’s always nice when the bride is a friend, and I have known Monika for a number of years. So so happy for her on her big day!:)

Monika has really good skin, so it was easy giving her that beautiful glow. Emphasis on eye makeup, a rosy complexion and pink glossy lips completed her radiant bridal look!

We had a bit of a challenge when it came to her hair. Monika has medium length hair, and she has a 4-metre long veil! So we had to design a hairstyle that look good, as well as hold the veil securely.
I must admit I was rather nervous on Monika’s wedding day worrying about how the veil “behaved” after I left, but she has feed backed to me that everything held up beautifully, so thank goodness:)

Here’s sending wonderful blessings to Monika and Jimmy on this new journey in their lives!!

Monika collage

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Assisted by Jess
Photos by Nathan Maddigan


Another beautiful bride and bridal party! Very easy going girls…had another lovely morning…feel so blessed in my job!

Angela has gorgeous brown eyes, so thought I would make that her highlight feature. I have used a brown palette to contour her eyes with a taupe shimmer on her lids.
And doesn’t she have an infectious smile:)
Congrats again to the beautiful couple, Angela+Elijah!!

Angela collage
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Beautiful bride Rachael!

Rachael has really good skin, I didn’t have to do too much on foundation as she does not need it, and focused on giving her a dewey natural glow. An emphasis on eyeliner and pink glossy lips completed Rachael’s radiant bridal look!
Rachael also has an awesome sense of humour, I had a fun morning doing makeup for her and her sisters…thanks guys for making my job so easy and joyful:)

Rachael collage

Rachael BMs collage
Makeup by Elsie

Oscars 2015 inspirations

Margot RobbieLove Margot Robbie’s look at the 2015 Oscars, gorgeous red lip inspiration!

Emma StoneEmma Stone
Short hair inspiration from Emma Stone’s look. Timeless classic and elegance.

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