I’m very particular when it comes to wearing makeup. I love looking natural and the base is really important for me. Shona listens to my wants an portrays them extremely well. My skin glows without looking caked-up due to the technique she uses.
Each time I come to her I’m always over the moon with how my make up looks. I have hazel eyes so it limits me to natural tones when it comes to eye makeup, Shona never fails to make my eyes pop while sticking to my chosen colour pallet. I have never been disappointed an fully trust her.
I have built a relationship with her as she knows what suits and doesn’t suit me and my skin tone, she makes me feel comfortable an has never let me down.
- Katie Flood, Model for 62 Models
Shona did a fantastic job on my wedding day. The makeup for my three bridesmaids was natural and beautiful, and lasted the entire day and night wonderfully. She had great products at hand, and really listened to all our of our preferences – they all looked flawless.
Shona has a calming and beautiful personality, and was a lovely addition to our house while we were getting ready. I was so pleased with my wedding makeup, to which the photos will stand testament for years to come – I whole heartedly recommend Shona to other brides.
- Toni Shum
I heard about Shona through word of mouth. I found her very easy to deal with and schedule times for makeup trials. Her make up trial was very thorough she gave me a number of colour choices to choose from and had good recommendations.
On the day of the wedding, Shona helped to make me feel calm and I knew we were in good hands. The end result was fantastic I was really pleased with all of our makeup. I wanted a natural look but one that also stood out in the photos and Shona was able to create this exact image. The bride maids were all pleased with how their makeup looked and we all got lots of comments throughout the wedding.
- Arnika Davies
Shona, Thank you so much for the amazing make up you did for my wedding day! It was exactly what I wanted! -& best of all, it lasted all day and night! I was amazed even without having trial with you, You were able to perfectly read what style of make up would suit me, my bridesmaids and the Mum’s!
You worked to a tight time schedule and I especially thank you for having us all ready on time with no fuss! You were a joy to have around while getting ready for the big day! I will continue to recommend you to anyone needing special occasion makeup, You truly are a very talented and gifted makeup artist.
I wish you all the best in you career.
- Rachel Gemmell
My bridesmaids and I loved having Shona with us on my wedding day, she was relaxed and fun and did a fantastic job on our make-up. She uses great products and we were delighted with the end look.
I don’t wear a lot of make-up so it was important to get a natural look which is just what Shona achieved. Would recommend Shona to any of my friends getting married!
- Vanessa McMahon
Thank you for making, Mum, Abi and I look stunning on my wedding day. Not having had my makeup done professionally before, my biggest fear was looking caked and fake. Shona, you did a wonderful job, all of us looked beautiful and most definitely we weren’t caked.
It was really great having the run through before the wedding, it made me feel a lot more at ease and confident about my overall look for the actual day. You listened to my fears, what I wanted and didn’t want and made it work. It was also very affirming that night after the trial, I was skyping with Ben and he said that I was looking particularly gorgeous…..little did he know…
Overall I couldn’t have been happier with what you did for all three of us on my wedding day. I think the real tell was that Ben thought I was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen, and secondly, I felt like the most beautiful girl. We had a wonderful day and thank you so much for your contribution to making it one of the most significant milestones in both our lives.
- Brydie Johnston
Shona is exceptional – she has a warm and relaxed personality where she would be able to fit comfortably into any setting, and make any bride feel at ease on their big day! Even prior to the day, she was very flexible and easy to deal with, making all of the planning so much easier.
Shona did an exceptional job on our makeup, and we were very impressed with her style. She excels at what she does, delivering exactly as we had asked, while still offering plenty of wonderful suggestions. She worked well to our tight time schedule, and used excellent quality products – it lasted well throughout the whole day.
Shona came highly recommended to me, and I can absolutely see why – she exceeded our expectations and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone!
- Hannah Chitty
Thank you so much Shona for the amazing make-up you did for my wedding. You had the task of doing makeup for myself, my five bridesmaids and my mother-of-bride. Yet you were so composed and friendly and never pressured for time. Having the trial was a great idea- and I really appreciated your advice and opinion on what colours looked nice and what suited me best. It was great to get some wedding advice from your personal experience too!
On the morning of the wedding, we really wanted a relaxed environment and you fit right in with your calm demeanour and cheerful personality. You listened to my desire for a more natural look and achieved exactly this. I was so happy with the results- you did an absolutely stunning job on everyone.
Shona is a very friendly, professional and talented make-up artist and I definitely would recommend her to anyone looking for great makeup for their wedding party. Large or small, she does a fantastic job!
- Melody Freeth
I booked Shona for our wedding in November 2015 in Waipu Cove and would highly recommend her service.
From the start, Shona was a pleasure to deal with, assisting me and finding a mobile hairdresser (Hannah Bylo), who would accompany her to our venue to help on the day. Shona was prompt in answering any of my queries and was very fair in her pricing.
On the day, Shona was an absolute joy to have around, so relaxed, happy and funny and most certainly keeping the vibe fun and chilled, which I believe truly added to the joy of our wedding day.
Myself, my maid of honour and my mum were so pleased with our make up on the day, Shona nailed it – we were all extremely happy with how we looked.
To all brides or anyone requiring a makeup artist, look no further! Shona is amazing!!
- Jennah Butt
Dan and I wanted to thank you so much for your amazing work you did for me at our wedding (I felt like a princess)!
It was one of the most amazing days I have had, full of wonderful memories, laughter, tears, rain and sunshine!
I will definitely recommend you to anyone who is getting married.
It was a pleasure to meet you, thank you again.
All the best,
Emma, Dan and Liam (The Hindles)
- Emma Hindle
Thank you very much Shona for all you did for me leading up to the wedding day with the trial and on the day itself.
You were always quick to reply to my emails, nothing was ever a hassle for you and you were very professional and lovely! Our makeup was perfect!
The bridesmaids and my mum looked so gorgeous and my makeup was better than I had imagined it to be, everyone said how lovely and natural it was which is exactly what I wanted. We are so happy with how the photos look!
Your timing was great and your calm, easy going nature was such a pleasure to be around. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better 🙂 I would have no hesitations recommending you to future brides. Lovely to have met you! xx Kate VDB
- Kate Van den Bergh
Shona, thank you so much for doing such a lovely job on my wedding day for me and my bridesmaids. From the moment you arrived you had a lovely calming presence and we all enjoyed sharing the special moments getting ready with you.
I was worried about wearing too much makeup and it not looking natural but I also wanted it to last the day. Shona managed to find just the right mix so the makeup looked youthful & fresh but it also lasted the entire day and night (including a number of rain showers). I would recommend Shona to any Bride, Thanks again.
- Kylie Watt
I was lucky to have Shona recommended to me to take care of my wedding makeup. When I visited Shona for the trial, I was thrilled that she instantly understood what kind of look I was after. Shona is so warm, attentive and confident – I knew I could relax and she’d take care of me.
She totally delivered a professional service on the day. A couple of days before the wedding, I had eyelash extensions applied (not by Shona), which were badly done, and half had fallen off by my wedding day! I knew I was presenting Shona with a challenge that morning when she saw the wonky lashes, but with absolutely no fuss she fixed the situation. In fact, the result was even better!
Shona also did an amazing job for my bridesmaid and my Mum. It was a pleasure to have her with us for the morning – calm, considerate, honest and ready to help. For anyone who is considering doing their own wedding makeup, as I was, I recommend Shona as a treat you won’t regret. Put her on your ‘must-have’ list!
- Lisa Schollum
Shona was extremely professional, easy to contact, punctual, and the final make up was worth every penny!
I planned my entire wedding from Australia and Shona was fantastic, by far the easiest thing to organise. Our only contact was via email however on meeting her I instantly felt at ease. Very warm and calming exactly what you need on your wedding day. What I loved most was that she listened to each our requests, was engaged and genuine.
My bridal party consisting of three of my closest friends who all have different complexion. We all opted for natural makeup and everyone commented on how fabulous our make up was. I felt and looked like a million dollars and my husband was speechless. I don’t usually wear make up so it was a great experience to have my make up done professionally.
Being a local Shona was quick to give us a lot of local advise which we appreciated. I would recommend her services to anyone. Thank you so much for being a part of our special day
Renata & Fraser Watene
- Renata Watene
Shona was absolutely brilliant. My bridesmaids and I loved our make up! Shona was professional and organised and listened to exactly what we wanted. Shona is also a really friendly and easy going person. We all had a really fun time getting ready on the day and Shona was a pleasure to have around. There was no stress or hassle. I highly recommend Shona to any bride.
- Steph Spicer
Shona recently did the make-up for my bridal party and I on my wedding day and the end results were amazing. She listened to exactly what I wanted giving stunning but natural results. She was also such a pleasure to deal with in the build up to and the big day itself.
Thanks Shona x
- Hayley Farr
Thank you Shona for making me look and feel beautiful on my wedding day!
I wanted my make-up to look natural and flawless and that’s exactly what you did for me. My lash extensions looked great and lasted for weeks. My Bridesmaid, Mum and Sister were all so impressed with their make-up, you adapted to each of our individual looks and skin types and best of all the make-up stayed perfect right until the last dance.
I really enjoyed your great personality and how you helped us all feel relaxed and stress free on the day. I would definitely recommend you to everyone. I hope to have the pleasure of having my make-up done by you again in the future.
- Micayla Johnston
I want to give a special thank you to Shona for being such an amazing make up artist on my wedding day. Shona is not only an incredible make up artist but such a lovely person through and through.
Before booking a make up artist I was quite anxious because I’m not used to wearing or seeing myself in a lot of make up. During the trial Shona listened to exactly the sort of look I wanted to achieve. Shona suggested having eyelash extensions put in the day before the wedding. Even through it was such a busy time I’m so glad I took the time out to have them done. They not only looked AMAZING but being around Shona was so comfortable, relaxing and calming. I left Shona not only looking , but feeling so relaxed and ready for the big day.
I’m so glad I booked Shona early for my wedding, having her around on the big day she was so comforting in stressful times and being able to laugh and chat with her like a friend as so lovely.
Thanks so much again Shona, you played such an important role on my big day, I feel privileged to have had you there.
Tahna Pearce xx
- Tahna Pearce
Thank you Shona for the amazing part you played on our special day. It’s difficult to write a testimony, as words can’t even begin to describe how amazing you made me feel.
Everything with you was not only perfect, but so incredibly easy and fun. From the trial, and getting my eyelash extensions, to the day of my wedding you made me feel so relaxed, comfortable and calm – it was like hanging out with a good friend.
You are so talented, and truly understand how to use makeup to enhance people’s features whilst keeping a very natural look. This made me feel and look the best I ever have.
I’m so lucky to have booked you early, as nobody else would have been as amazing as you. We had so many good talks, laughter and fun – you’re a lovely person to be around. I highly recommend Shona to any bride, she is both professional and an extraordinary make up artist, as well as a beautiful person both inside and out. Thank you so much xxx
- Celeste Mak
Shona came recommended to me from a local salon and she lived up to her great reputation. (If you’re looking for your dream make-up artist, you can stop looking, you’ve found your girl!)
As someone who never wears makeup I was nervous about how to go about it for our wedding day. Shona made me feel instantly comfortable with her calm, friendly manner and welcomed me into her gorgeous home studio. The bridal trial was fantastic and she took her time to experiment with different eye and lip options and put me at ease. She listened to what I wanted and gave me a light coverage, which looked so beautiful, glowing and natural, and you could still see my freckles!
I also had eyelash extensions done and Shona is a master, they were perfect and it was the best decision, (not just for the day, but also a lasting treat for the next month).
Shona did an amazing job on the wedding day for myself and my three bridesmaids. She was calm, professional and a fun addition to our group while we got ready. Shona took her time to get each of us just right and has incredible skills which highlighted each of our individual styles. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Thanks so much Shona x
- Anna Hopkins
I hired Shona for my wedding day and I’m so happy I did. I don’t normally wear a lot of makeup so I was a bit of a picky client but she worked with me and not only did it turn out perfect but it lasted all day and night beautifully. My bridesmaids and Mum also loved their makeup and we all got a tonne of comments. I would highly recommend Shona to anyone looking for a makeup artist, you won’t be disappointed.
- Alex Stephenson
“I’m so thankful I had Shona as my make-up artist on my wedding day. She was incredibly efficient with communication in the lead up, and did an amazing job of me and my bridesmaids. I was thrilled with her work from my trial all the way through to the big day. Shona made the effort to ask and listen to the “look” I wanted to go for and made it a reality beautifully. She also was great at sticking to a time frame to have us all ready in time. Her skill in make up artistry was a massive reason I felt beautiful on my wedding day!”
- Rebecca Axtens
On your wedding day you want to look amazing, Shona made this happen for me! I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Shona was so easy to communicate with, she was fast to reply for booking dates (wedding and trial). She took the time to listen to what I wanted and gave great feedback. Shona also did my lashes which were amazing! They looked so natural but they completed the look. Shona also did my bridesmaids makeup and they looked just as beautiful. I would highly recommend Shona for any makeup needs.