Dear Leigh,
Thank you so much for your expertise on our wedding day, we were all so impressed with our makeup, it looked just as good the moment before we were just about to take it off at the end of the night even after all the happy tears that were shed. A huge thank you from the bridesmaids, mothers and myself for all your efforts on the day.
I felt so beautiful on my wedding day and the bridesmaids and mothers looked amazing. We got complimented all day on your amazing work and you can see your work speaks for itself in the photos. A big thank you again I will be sure to recommend you to everybody including our newly engaged friends.
Sincerely, Mr & Mrs Petersen x


Hi Kylie
I wanted to email and say a big thank you to you, and especially to Kiara, for providing such perfect makeup for my big day. It turned out even better than I could have hoped for! Kiara did such a wonderful job and was so professional and friendly.
I also wanted to thank you for organising Rolling Scissors to replace Brooke while she was sick. They also did an amazing job on our hair! I hope Brooke is feeling better now.
Thanks again for everything, Kylie.
Alana (& Chris!)

Makeup Break-up

A huge choice of lipsticks, eyeliners and moisturisers might be a wonderful thing, but keeping too many old makeup items, means their efficiency starts to deteriorate.  We tell you when its time to ditch your outdated cosmetics, and head to the shops to buy new ones!
We often throw out old items, and so should you. Why? Because keeping cosmetics for too long renders them ineffective and may cause your skin to react badly.
Here are some basic rules to follow for knowing when to ditch some items:
  • It it starts to smell
  • If the texture changes. If a lotion looks too thick or too thin, dries out or becomes grainy, it won’t work effectively.
  • If your foundation looks muddy rather than radiant. It should last for about three months. After that you should toss it.
  • If its colour changes. If your red lipstick is now a pale shade of orange, its s too much sun and its ready to replace.
  • Toss eyeshadow the second it starts to dry out or become flaky.
  • When mascara starts sticking to the brush, it will clump your lashes and could even cause infection. Make sure you replace it every three months regardless.
  • Eyeliner pencils can be sharpened, which means they can last until the entire pencil has been used. If its a liquid liner, however, follow the same rule as with mascara.
  • With sunscreen, toss when the formula starts to separate. It means it won’t work properly , and that’s a risk you shouldn’t take with any sun-protection formula (SPF).
HINT:   Choose a moisturiser with a pump applicator. They’re airtight and less likely to attract germs and bacteria.
If in doubt – Throw it, Don’t risk it!!
Kylie x
KJ Artistry


To Kylie-Jane
I just want to send you a big thank you for all that you have done for the last few months. You and Kiara Have been wonderful.
We all loved our make up. Kiara did an amazing job.
I will be recommending you to everyone i know. :)
Thanks again
Chloe x

Your Makeup Trial – Getting the Most for Your $$$

Your wedding day is looming, and it is now time to book in with your Make-Up Artist for a Wedding Trial. Trials are fantastic for spending time with your make-up artist and really sussing out the exact “look” that you are after for your wedding day. A trial will normally take approx 60-90mins, and this is the time where various eye/lip colours/techniques can be tried. For those brides who are thinking that a trial is unnecessary and they can “play around with the makeup” on the day, this may not be the case, if time does not allow. We meet with our Brides at our Studio, where we have loads of pictures & ideas to get the creative juices flowing!

I have popped some tips below for you to get the most out of your Trial & your $$$!!!

•Wear a zip up or button up shirt to your appointment if possible, so as not to mess up your hair or make-up. Also, make sure your shirt is a similar colour to your wedding dress, as various bright colours will reflect onto the face, and you wont get a “true” look at the finished product.
•Be vocal. Don’t be shy about what you want! Bring pictures from a magazine of a look that you might want to try.
•Be honest! Let us know your likes and disklikes. We are able to offer ideas and alternatives to suit your look. We encourage our brides to let us know if there are any changes to be made, so that we can PERFECT the look you are after! It can be something as minor as adding gloss over a lipstick that will make you look in the mirror and say “THAT’S IT!! ITS PERFECT!! I LOVE IT!” (I know, because lots of our brides use that phrase often…haha!!).
•Be alert! Let your us know in advance about any skin allergies you may have, so precautions are taken, and the appropriate products are used.
•Facials and waxing should be done no later than 1-2 weeks before the “big day” to avoid adverse skin reactions (we have seen some very nasty skin reactions on some of our Brides wedding days, and it is not pretty!).
•Bring along your earrings (if you have them) to the trial, as they can often help you visualise what you will look like on your wedding day. (Same goes for the wedding veil or fascinator too).
•I encourage our Brides to have their hair trial on the same day, so you can see how both the hair and makeup work together to create the look that you are visualising.
•Enjoy being pampered! This is a great opportunity for you to learn about what type of make-up and skin care works for you – it is not often that you get a fantastic chance to spend time with a professional who wants to see you looking your best, and can offer some real guidance about what products would be best of your skin.

I’m happy to answer any other questions you might have about your Wedding Make-Up – contact me at KJ Artistry!
Kylie-Jane xx