by Ellen Jean from Ellen Jean - Hair + Airbrush Makeup Artist
-Freelancing & contracting at 7 years experience
-7 years experience contracting & freelancing at Freelance
-Certificate in Makeup Design and Production at Design and Arts College NZ
-Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications at Canterbury University
Do You Do Tattoo Cover-ups?
Tattoos are special and unique to every individual - show them off! But if you do want them covered for your big day, this can be achieved with a combination of professional and specific products that are designed to be resistant to rubbing, moisture and movement - normal makeup won't cut it unfortunately. The trick is to do colour cancelling (ie. using red tones to cancel blue ink) and layers... Read More »
I’m Thinking of Getting Eyelash Extensions for My Wedding. This Will Be My First Time Using Them. What Should I Be Prepared for Before Getting Them?
Eyelash extensions are so pretty! It's best to get them done no more than 2 weeks before the wedding ideally (you'll have a few that drop out after that so you'll want to have them nice and freshly applied). The best ones are tapered - slightly longer either through the centre of the eye or towards the outer corner, rather than all the same length - a good technician can... Read More »
What Is the Difference Between a Bridal Makeover & a Special Event Makeup?
For special occasion makeup, generally the styling is quite different - while it may feel similar to a bridal makeup it's usually simpler and 'one off'. With your wedding day, it's equally about the quality of long lasting makeup as usual, PLUS the helpful management of the group in the morning, and support beforehand. When you think about it, being around people on their most stressful/happy/expensive/time-constrained/crowded/long-awaited day takes a lot... Read More »