Prabha Raghavan Wedding MakeUp Feature

Prabha Raghavan | Wedding MakeUp | Hair

For Prabha’s Wedding MakeUp I kept it fresh with healthy flushed cheeks to accentuate her beautiful cheekbones, natural toned eye shadows, and a red lip to pick up the red accents in her dress.

Lee-Anne Newborn Shoot MakeUp Feature

Lee-Anne | Newborn Shoot MakeUp | Hair

To best show off Lee-Anne’s blue eyes for their Newborn Shoot I used red copper toned eye shadows to create a smokey eye MakeUp look.

Suzaan Maternity Shoot MakeUp Feature

Suzaan du Toit | Maternity Shoot MakeUp | Hair

For Suzaan’s Maternity Shoot MakeUp I used bronze and golden peach colours on her eyes and some loose eyelash clusters to make her lashes a bit fuller. I also did a bit of contouring on her cheeks with a bronzer and highlighter in the same tones as the colours that I used on her eyes.

Miriam Model Portfolio Shoot MakeUp Feature

Miriam | Model Portfolio Shoot MakeUp | Hair

The feel for Miriam’s Model Portfolio Shoot was fun and beach-y so for her MakeUp I used shades of peach, rose gold and champagne on her eyes. Together with a soft blended gel eyeliner and a couple of layers of mascara. I emphasized her own lip colour with a rose-y peach-y liquid lipstick.

Elfreda Bosman Engagement Shoot MakeUp

Elfreda Bosman | Engagement Shoot MakeUp | Hair

Elfreda is a very down to earth, sincere woman and I wanted to show that ‘realness’ in her MakeUp for their Engagement Shoot as well. So I kept her MakeUp very simple by just subtlety enhancing all her best features.

Pearl SARIE voorblad shoot MakeUp Feature Photo

Pearl | SARIE voorblad shoot MakeUp | Hair

For Pearl’s SARIE voorblad kompetisie shoot MakeUp I used purple-hued eyeshadows to bring out the green bits in her blue-grey eyes and a deep red lipstick on her lips.

Nora Johnson Maternity Shoot MakeUp Feature

Nora Johnson | Maternity Shoot | MakeUp | Hair

Nora is originally from Germany, and has very fair European skin and blue eyes. Unfortunately she got sunburned (at her baby shower… ) a couple of days before her Maternity Shoot, so I had to work my MakeUp magic to hide the redness 😉

MakeUp Artist Life

My life as a MakeUp Artist

I quite often join my husband on these networking event evenings, where most of the other people are owners of large businesses and usually more corporate.

One of the first questions you ask someone at these events are of course: “So what do you do?” And when I answer with: “I am a MakeUp Artist”, I often find that my answer is met with a bit of an uncomfortable smile and somewhat condescending: “Oh, that’s nice”…

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Venecia Sweet Sixteen Birthday MakeUp Feature

Venecia | Sweet Sixteen Birthday | MakeUp

For Venecia’s Sweet Sixteenth Birthday Party MakeUp I did a very glowing bronze & gold eye and accentuated her amazing cheekbones with some highlighter and bronzer.


Danté Personal Trainer Shoot MakeUp Feature


Cindy Morgan Engagement Shoot MakeUp Feature


Lauriaan Snyman Newborn Shoot MakeUp Hair Feature


Dominique Model Portfolio Shoot MakeUp Feature


Vania October Wedding MakeUp Bridesmaids Feature


Annerika Botha Maternity Shoot MakeUp Feature


Venecia Sweet Sixteen Birthday MakeUp Feature


Miss N Boudoir Shoot MakeUp Feature


Nicolette Attree Family Shoot MakeUp

I am so happy to have come across Mariaan at Pro Makeup Me. Not only is her work professional, she is kind and a very relate-able person.

I have never had airbrush make up done before and was very excited to try it. I always wondered about it and so glad I had it done. It felt light and looked way better than make up applied by sponge or brush. I was certainly pleasantly surprised. Mariaan certainly earned a regular client.

The make up also lasted really well after being in hot windy weather and running after a toddler all day. I didn’t feel like it was going to melt off my face or that it felt cakey at the end of the day. I’m sure if i had left it on for the next day it would still have looked perfect. I was actually quite sad to wash it off.

I would definitely recommend Mariaan at Pro Makeup Me. She knows her stuff and also listens to what her clients like or want. I will definitely use her again in future.

Tanya Peenz

See their Family Shoot here

Mariaan is fantasties! Ek het baie donker kringe om my oë wat ek nie eers kan wegsteek deur makeup aan te plak nie! Maar Mariaan se magic steek dit heeltemal weg en dit hou heeldag/aand!!

Make-up lyk altyd mooi en natuurlik, nie dik en aangeplak nie. Mens voel soos ‘n super model na mens weg stap by haar met ‘n mooi gesiggie en hare.

Beste van als… haar spotgoedkoop pryse! Ek het al by baie mense navrae gedoen vir hare en make-up en meeste vra dubbel Mariaan se prys!

Ek sal haar 100% aanbeveel! Baie dankie Mariaan vir jou profesionele en vriendelike diens!!

Stefanie Tolken