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.



Hi Mariessa,

Thank you so much for your kind words and for playing such an important role on our special day. I loved the look you gave me and had lots of compliments from our guests all evening. You created such a stunning look i LOVED it and so did my husband Harry. Thank you very much!!!

Many thanks once again,




Mariessa, WOW what can I say….

I am so grateful that I had the pleasure of you being my make up artist for my wedding and can honestly say that it wouldn’t have been the same without you there.

Thanks to your professionalism, knowledge and friendly bubbly nature you made me feel relaxed and confident.

You accomplished the look that I wanted on my girls and my mum, they all looked stunning!

My make up was absolutely exquisite and thanks to you I felt like a princess. I especially loved my lash extentions and had many comments throughout the day on them.

I will be recommending you to everyone I know and I look forward to keeping in touch now that I will be purchasing my make up from you.

Thank you so much Mariessa.
Megan Russell xx




The minute I sat down with Mariessa I could tell that she knew what she was talking about and that I could trust her to do a fantastic job.

I loved the look of my trial makeup, the colours she chose were perfect but I wanted the all over look to be a little more natural for my big day. Mariessa listened to me 100% and did exactly what I wanted – my makeup was natural yet dramatic – she was able to give me her professional opinion without being overbearing and I was really happy with the result.

On the morning of my wedding, it was great to have Mariessa come to my hair salon where me, my four bridesmaids and my mother were all getting ready. I was very impressed with her professionalism and yet, she was also great fun to have around. There were so many of us that it could have been a stressful time, but it was all made so easy by having people like Mariessa who were efficient and knew exactly what they were doing which made the whole experience something that we all really enjoyed.

All of our makeup lasted until the end of the night – even though it was a very emotional day. There were tears all around throughout the ceremony and then again during the speeches at the reception, but our makeup stayed intact and we only had to reapply our lippy and that was it.

I highly recommend Mariessa. Thanks to her, everyone looked stunning and we all received so many great comments not only on the day but also on how great we looked in the photos.

Thank you Mariessa – Toni Cochrane




I loved my make up and my girls and mum loved theirs too. You did such an amazing job and nobody could believe that it lasted the whole day, even though we got hot and were sweating slightly no one could tell when we got to the reception. Some of my guests had to reapply their makeup, and even though we didnt have the luxury of time to reapply ours, we didn’t need to.

Nick was blown away by my makeup and how perfect my skin looked, something he doesn’t usually notice.

Your work is amazing, I loved my false lashes soo much too! I’ve been recommending you to everyone who will listen and if you ever need a recommendation I will gladly give one!

Thank you so much for your expertise and being such a beautiful person to deal with. You made my day just that extra bit perfect.

Love Abby Wakerley




Thank you so much Mariessa for the fantastic makeup and spray tans that you did for my wedding, from the trial onward I felt confident that you knew exactly what you were doing, and that you knew what would look good.

I knew that me and my bridesmaids would come out looking our best!

I have recommended you to friends, and will continue to do so in the future because of your talent and your attention to detail.

Thanks again Nicola Corbett



Hi Mariessa

I cannot thank you enough for the absolutly wonderful job that you did with the hair and make up at our weddding.
I have attached a few photos from the day just so you can have a sneak peak as we don’t have our official photos back yet.
Once again thanks for being so easy to work with. My time was quite precious running up to the wedding, trying to finish up teaching for the year at school and orgnaising for the wedding, and you made things run so smoothly and were a pleasure to work with. Getting prepared for the wedding, in the morning, was a delight with you and your amazing friendly team there to get us ready. I felt absolutly fabulous and was so happy with my, my bridesmaids and my Mums hair and make up.

I will definatly recommend you to friends and family.

Kind Regards, Emily




From the very first phone call to the final touches on the big day, Mariessa was an absolute delight to work with. As well as her professionalism, Mariessa has a warm and bubbly approach, which made me feel at ease around her. It was grey, wet and cold on my wedding day, but Mariessa kept the morale up with her enthusiasm and advice:

“It is good luck to have rain on your wedding day!”

The bridesmaids, my mother and I all looked exquisitely beautiful on the big day. I loved my false eyelashes too! I did not think I could look as stunning as I did, but Mariessa made it possible. Our make up lasted the entire day. We only had to reapply our lipstick occasionally and dab off the smudges around the eyes due to a few teary moments.

Thank you so much, Mariessa. You are highly skilled and very talented with your work. I have recommended and will continue to recommend you to any bride-to-be or anyone who is looking out for a make up artist. I hope I will have the opportunity to work with you again in the near future!

Love, Tiffany Grimwood




I would like to extend my thanks for being able to do the make up for my wedding on the 03/02/07.

The quality of the products you used was of a high standard and I appreciated your professional attitude as it made me feel reassured in a crazy time.

I was so impressed with the wedding party’s make up and so were friends and family

We looked and felt beautiful thanks to you. If any of your customers are in doubt please feel free to give them my contact number and I would be more than happy to provide a verbal reference.

Kind Regards,
Jacqui Gardiner




Mariessa was my Makeup artist for our wedding recently 02/02/08.

She was the first and the last person I talked to about my look for the big day. I couldn’t book her fast enough as left the makeup trial looking and feeling like a million dollars.

Mariessa made my whole wedding party feel at ease on the day, she listened to what we wanted and then over exceeded all expectations.

We had so many compliments on how natural and flawless our skin and makeup looked. Our makeup looked beautiful in person, photographed so well and most importantly lasted all day long.

Thank you so much Mariessa I would highly recommend you to anyone in need of a makeup artist.

Rachael Taylor (Nee Paul)




I want to say a huge thank you to you and Krystle for playing such an important part in my wedding day.

My two bridesmaids, my mum and myself all looked awesome and we owe most of it to you guys. I loved my hair and my makeup – they were just perfect. It was unbeliveable how quickly you both work – especially with the results you achieve.

Your friendly nature and expertise are amazing – I’ve never had so many comments on how stunning we all looked, but yet how natural we looked. Even when we got back to Perth people were commenting on my makeup – and that was just from looking at the photos.

Our makeup lasted all day and all night. Even when some of the guests were starting to look a bit shabby we were still looking gorgeous. It was so light I felt like I had no makeup on at all. I’m sure your makeup techniques knocked a good twenty years off my mum – she looked really youthful and beautiful. Oh, and I loved the effect of my fake eyelashes – I’d recommend them to any bride!

I can’t say thank you enough – I love your makeup so much I’m trying to find if I can get it over here in Australia! If not I’ll be coming to visit
you next time I’m in Christchurch.

So I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making me feel so glamourous for the day. Thank you once again

Ang Romano (formally of Christchurch – now living in Perth)