Please read through the testimonials Mariessa has received to find out what her clients feel about the hair and makeup she has achieved for them.



Make up is a reflection of my personality as a performer.

I find that I perform to the best of my ability when I know my stage persona is wonderfully highlited by good make up.

Whenever I need some professional help from a make up artist, I call Mariessa. She knows the latest make up trends and uses professional make up brands.

Her creativity is exceptional!

Thank you Mariessa!




Dear Mariessa

Thank you SO much for doing my make-up for my wedding last weekend. You absolutely transformed me and I was very happy with the look, especially as I don’t generally like my make-up when done by other people. I have had so many comments from our wedding guests on how gorgeous my make-up was and how glamorous I looked.

I will definitely book you for the Bridal show next month and next time we have a special event to go to.

Thanks again Mariessa.

Kindest regards
Rachel Pero

PS: Thanks Mariessa for the fantastic make-up you did for my bride/wife. You made a very special day for us, pity I can’t wake up to that look every morning.
Mike Pero




Hi Mariessa,

Thank you so much for everything!! The make up you did for our wedding (21/01/10) was stunning! You made everyone: me; the bridesmaids; my mum; look their best, feel confident and beautiful, and stay that way the entire day! The entire process was fantastic, I loved it. You are so much fun to work with, whether it was waxing my eyebrows, doing my tan or the make up trials! And on the wedding day…you were invaluable – telling me it was a sprinkler so I wouldn’t think it was raining – priceless!! And even though you had to keep telling me to trust you, I completely do, your work speaks for itself! I really am so grateful for your ability to see and understand what suits each person, every girl was different but they all looked gorgeous. Being able to leave all the decisions up to you knowing the end result would be perfect was such a relief – THANK YOU!! I actually love you!!

Love Stephanie Aitken (Kinley)




Dear Mariessa,

Thank you so much for the professional job you did on my makeup for my wedding. You were amazing to work with. Right from the outset when I made the initial booking you were accommodating and proficient. My makeup trial went exceptionally well and the advice you gave was great. Your calm and expert approach on the day ensured everything went smoothly! Especially as there was seven of us to get through!

It was wonderful to work with you and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who was wanting a specialised makeup job for any occasion.

Kind regards,

Greta Hampton, October 3 2009




Mariessa Waddington provided make-up services for me, 4 bridesmaids and 4 other wedding guests including my mother – so a wedding party of 9. Mariessa arrived a little before 12pm with two other make-up artists. They were a super efficient team, who worked effortlessly amid all the last minute hectic preparations for the wedding day. The make-up was beautiful and very natural and the team were friendly and made us all feel at ease. Make-up for 9 was completed by 2.30-3pm for a 4pm wedding, again perfect timing.

A few of my photos were posted on Facebook and I’ve had many complements and enquiries about who did my natural make-up and how can they get in touch for their own weddings. I can’t recommend them highly enough! Look no further for a make-up artist with a perfect service, products, team and attitude to help ease even the most stressed bride.

Thanks again Mariessa and team – you exceeded my expectations in such a short window of time.

Lots of Love
Gemma Philipsz




I like a more natural look, particularly for our wedding so when it came to choosing a makeup artist it was pretty important to have a good one! I couldn’t have been happier with the makeup for myself, my bridesmaids and my Mum.

Mariessa did a fantastic job, was so easy to work with, eased any nerves and helped make the day just perfect. I’d recommend Mariessa to any girl who wants to look the best on her big day!!

Nice work
Marni Ryan



Dear Mariessa, Thank you so much for doing an amazing job on all our wedding make up the girls all look beautiful and the make up lasted all day!

You were an absolute delight to work with from the make up trial, spray tan night right through to our make up on the day.

I would highly recommend you to anyone!

All our love Frances and Sam x




I arrived on Mariessa’s doorstep expecting her to be impressive; her website features a fantastic array of beautifully made up and coiffeured ladies so all other options were discarded as soon as I found her. And she doesn’t disappoint. I sat during my trial, amazed as she took my jumbled and vague concepts for what I wanted (just general fabulousness, please) and magicked them into a hairstyle that was, well, exactly what I wanted. What did surprise and delight me was how Mariessa did not consider my hair and make up to be isolated tasks, but part of an overall look that she was happy to contribute to. She went above and beyond the call of duty to work with me on my ensemble and she is also a fabulous source for ideas and “go to” wedding suppliers. I think I should have been speaking to her at the beginning of the process, rather than closer to the end! She is clearly talented and professional, but she is also inspiring to work with, so personable and enthusiastic about what she does. She made me feel like a Vogue Bride fashion model and I consider the skill and support she provided to me both in the lead up to the wedding and on the big day to be invaluable. I can’t thank her enough and recommend her unreservedly. And a special thanks to her talented young assistant. Dealing with 3 year olds is not an easy task but my little flowergirls ended up with the most classically beautiful hairstyles and I don’t think I’ve ever seen them so quiet as when she was working on them. Gretchen Scott




I couldn’t believe my luck when I discovered Mariessa was available to take care of the make up for our March wedding. I’d heard Mariessa’s name bounced around by many satisfied brides and seen her work for myself , there was no plan B, if Marissa wasn’t available on our day, it might well have meant a revised wedding date!

I’m pleased to report my expectations were not only met but exceed by Mariessa. From the moment we met at the trial to the hug for luck goodbye, Mariessa was dynamite – completing the makeup for the bridal party and making us all look and feel like a million dollars! Mariessa is fun, professional, super talented and very importantly approachable, I can guarantee she will make you feel like a super star on your special day, you will catch yourself in the mirror and be continually impressed at her handy work! Mariessa, thank you for everything, if I could clone you and ship you to Australia I would!

Phillipa Murray



Hi Mariessa

I wanted to say how incredibly grateful i am to you and your team for the amazing job that you did on my wedding day. Thank you just isn’t enough. I don’t usually look at photos of myself and think that i look pretty, but becuase of you I can look at these and honestly feel beautiful. You are truely so talented. Through your listening and understanding i was able to place my full confidence in you to have the look I had always dreamed of ( Hair up as i never wear it up xx). You were so laid back and professional on the day that it couldn’t help but rub off on me, for a moment i completly forgot about the rain, gale wind and freezing cold.

I can’t recommend you highly enough. If anyone mentions they are looking for a hair/make-up artist i’m first to mention you, and i will surely be coming back to you next time i want to feel beautiful for a day xxx

Amanda xx