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Olga Abrao  021 0241 1206  Instgram olgamarybeauty   Specialist MUA

The Beauty Hub   [email protected]    Approx $150 Hair and MU

Mehak Singh      

Petra Marsalek   022 373 6380    [email protected]    Petra is eager to build her portfolio and has done several shoots recently. $ discuss

Zoya Ali  02102414411   Hobsonville.   See Facebook for details. Very Keen

Elba Escobar  Gulf Harbour Whangaparoa (After hours and weekends)  021 516 445   Facebook

JESSIE KIM   Central City Always seems to get it right. She has had many years experience working with Korean TV and now accepts a few referrals. She works in the lower Queenstreet area. Does not travel.  Not available Wednesdays.  Ph 021 906 185

MJ Hair & Makeup NZ   Very active in leading pageants

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Mj H&M / Mj Hair & Makeup 

Professional, creative and stimulating.  Involved in pageants Bookings essential and usually needs several days notice.     Mob 022 0123 581       Email: [email protected]

Asrita Singh.  Mt Roskill

Wonderful work. Full time professional MUA. Generally quite busy so may need to book further in advance. Works from Mt Roskill, will travel at extra cost. Facebook:      Ph 021 0243 9009  



Olga Gill.

Very experienced MUA. Pays to book well in advance.  021 2563 474       Website





I have an association with a Samalla Robinson Acadamy, a make up school. These girls qualified this year and may work for free in return for portfolio shots

Litesha Lowe  [email protected]  Ph TBA




TIPS by Mikhail Malyugin  More info

Makeup. This is one of the most important elements in the creation of outstanding images, be very selective with the Makeup Artist. In close-up beauty photography, a great deal – if not everything – depends on how well your MUA does their job. Poorly applied makeup is difficult to fix. 

Watch out for the following things: eyeliner should be applied evenly, the line must be as accurate as possible, the same goes for the lips outline. Lip color should be even (unless it’s meant to be ombre). The blush must be well blended and not look like brown stains on the cheeks. Eye brows should be symmetrical and of a natural color. Any makeup smears and smudges should be fixed right then.

Skin tone. It must be nice and even, but it shouldn’t look like a thick layer of product to the point that skin pores are plugged up.

Hair common problem area. Pay attention to the hair – how it is styled and whether or not it is frizzy. The lonely flyaway hairs that cross the models face in front of her eyes are the most annoying.

Hands in close-up beauty images the model’s nails must be flawlessly painted… and very accurately. Fixing and cleaning cuticles in Photoshop is a time-consuming.