"This striped jumpsuit and I travelled the North Island this past wedding season!" - Micki
A note from Micki...
"With 5+ years experience in the fashion, theatre & film industry, I feel I have gained the skills and knowledge of makeup application for all occasions, and for both women and men of all ages, skin types, tones and face shapes. Having the time to connect with each of my clients during makeovers and lessons is definitely my favourite part of the job, as I love to make you feel and look as special and beautiful as you already are.
In 2015 I spent the year as a volunteer for the New Zealand Cancer Society's 'Look Good Feel Better' charity event in which makeup artists like myself volunteer to coach and makeover incredible women fighting the effects of cancer. This completely inspired me, and proved to me just how powerful an impact makeup can have on how we feel, so I launched Makeup Etc.
I use a variety of makeup brands as part of my kit in order to achieve the most perfect results to suit each individual and occasion. I am passionate about skincare & makeup products, so am always eager to offer product insights or recommendations.
If asked what my specialty makeup skills are I would have to say that I am confident in my ability to work with more mature women & brides in particular, as I have worked with many women of all ages, including a few lovely ladies in their 80's who have been thrilled with the final outcome. I also thoroughly enjoy Special FX and Halloween makeup, with a year of working on horror/thriller films under my belt.
My aim when doing a client's makeup is to achieve the look they desire without compromising their natural features. Like myself, my grandma was also a makeup artist back in the 1960s and she told me the best advice to date; that makeup should enhance not change or hide, and I completely agree. I look forward to hearing from you about how we can create a beautiful look for your occasion together. "