Make Up & Hair With Mariessa

Look and feel like the most beautiful woman in the world - with makeup applied by a professional freelance makeup artist - Mariessa Waddington.

Mariessa provides makeup services for:


Makeup Service for weddings, balls, makeovers and commercial photo shoots

Mariessa has worked extensively with commercial photographers and understand exactly what they require to produce top class work.

Makeup tuition & advice


Need help with applying makeup? Are you sure you have the right products and colours to achieve a great result?  In just one 60 minute private makeup lesson with professional makeup artist, Mariessa Waddington:

  • What colours work for you
  • Which makeup enhances your features
  • Makeup tricks and techniques to simplify the process and make it fun
  • How to care for your skin
  • How to create flawless skin
  • How to apply natural looking day makeup
  • How to apply glamorous evening makeup
  • Makeup bag check

Includes complimentary follow up if required. All tuition and advice is provided at Mariessa’s private beauty studio in Christchurch. Please see the FAQs - Makeup page for more information.

Georgie Makeup

Named after my beautiful daughter, my Georgie range of makeup is designed by makeup artists for makeup artists.

The entire range is for sale and includes foundations, highlighters, concealers, powders, blushes, eye shadows, eyeliners, mascaras, lipsticks and lip pencils. I have worked for several of the big name cosmetics houses but I recommend my Georgie range because it is:

  • Affordable
  • Available for purchase exclusively from Mariessa
  • Designed to flatter skin tones in New Zealand’s unique golden light
  • Creates outstanding photographic results
  • Lasts the distance in all conditions
  • Suits sensitive skin
  • Is not tested on animals
  • Complies with strict US health and safety requirements
  • Most of the products contain jojoba, vitamin E and antioxidants to look after your skin
  • Some of the foundations have an SPF to protect against sun damage

Mariessa would love to be able to help you look perfect and feel wonderful too. Please contact her for more information.