Nicolette Attree | Family Shoot MakeUp and Hair Styling

Hair & Airbrush MakeUp by Mariaan Tolken (Enslin) from ProMakeupMe

Photographer: Astrid Nel from Ever Ever Photography
Location: Helderberg, Somerset West

Nicolette is actually one of the photographers that I work with on a regular basis, doing hair & makeup for ladies that come to have their photos taken by her. But on this occasion, she (and her family) were the ones in front of the lens. And I finally got my hands on those amazing eyes of hers! 😉

As you will see from the photos, this photographer’s style is quite moody. So Nicolette wanted me to do more of a dramatic MakeUp look, rather than the usual natural look that most ladies opt for during a Family Shoot. Which is why I did a chocolate brown smokey eye, with some hints of pink and plum. I also shaped her gorgeous cheeks with a pink-ish blush and some highlighter.

For her hair, she wanted to keep things more casual, so I just did a soft wavy curl in her medium length dark hair. Which she wore loose in a side parting.

I also ended up doing a quick lighter brown smokey eye on her sister-in-law, who never wears eye MakeUp, but was so impressed by Nici’s MakeUp that she also wanted a little something herself. Because this wasn’t booked and therefore planned, I didn’t have much time before they had to leave for the shoot, so I couldn’t pay as much attention to detail as I normally would during a MakeUp session. But it still made all the difference for her to at least have a little something on her eyes for the photos.

Nicolette also booked me to do her Hair & MakeUp for her own wedding recently, which I will be sharing in a post soon. So keep an eye out!! 😉

Below is a couple of the praises that I have received from Nicolette, relating to MakeUp & Hair that I have done on both her customers and herself:


“Dankie Mariaan dat jy my so mooi laat lyk het xx” ~following this Family Shoot

“Ek se vir myself ek moet onthou om jou te tag in daai album en toe vergeet ek wraggies weer! Ek sal dit gaan regmaak! Jy verdien recognition want jou makeup en hare het daai shoot gemaak!!” ~following a Boudoir Shoot that I worked on with her

“Hi Mariaan, ek is so bitter jammer, ek stuur vir jou ‘n boodskap op n Sondag. Een van my bruide het hare en makeup nodig vir die 9de Maart. Is jy enigsins beskikbaar? Haar makeup en hare meisie het my sooo teleurgestel vandag,,, sy het haar trial laat doen en dit toe so gedra vir hul verlowings shoot 🙁 Dit was terrible… Dankie dat jy so awesome is… ek waardeer jou werk baie op dae soos die” ~following a shoot where I DIDN’T do the Hair & MakeUp

“Yayyy ek kan nie wag nie! Ek voel so bederf wane jy vie my mooi maak!!!” ~awaiting her own wedding day

“Mariaan, SO baie dankie vir gister!!! Jy is net amazing! Ek hoop jou dag is bietjie rustiger vandag en jy kry kwaliteit tyd in saam met jou man” ~following her own wedding

“Makeup and hair done by the amazing Mariaan Tolken from Pro Makeup Me, thank you for always making me look so beautiful!” ~Facebook post sharing a sneak peak of their own wedding photos

Nicolette Attree

Family Shoot

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