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Get Celebrity Skin From These Incredible Adelaide Make Up Artists

Spring Racing is upon us, it’s wedding season and there’s all these Summer soiree’s to start to plan. Here’s our guide to the artists around town to make sure you’re turning heads.

With event season goggles on, December is only a blink away ladies. Hold tight for the whirlwind of mesmerizing spring events coming your way.

Whether you’re welcoming the sunshine at McLaren Vale’s Spring Affair next weekend, headed to Variety on King William, dressing to the nines for Melbourne Cup or daring dinner in white at Dîner en Blanc, it feels mighty special to have your makeup done. For some reason having knock-out makeup completes your outfit and kind of makes you feel like you have your life together. Well, at least feeling 10/10 and ready for whatever angles the photographer throws your way. With calendars filling quickly, we’ve rounded up some of Adelaide’s best makeup artists working beyond 9-5 to help glam you up for the occasion:

Here’s the lowdown:

@makeupbylilik (11K+ followers) Lili’s CBD studio a.k.a total babe-town books out months in advance. If you manage to score yourself an appointment with this pocket rocket not only will your makeup vocabulary shoot through the roof (cue Google search – “baking your face”) but you’ll walk out with a flawless, dewy glow every damn time.

WHERE: Adelaide Arcade, CBD
COST: $80 incl. false lashes
CONTACT: [email protected]

 (12K+ followers)
All our wildest time-saving dreams have come true. Samantha not only works out of ‘One Night Stand’, a dress hire boutique where you can grab a last minute outfit BUT she can style your hair AND spray tan you. At. The. Same. Bloody. Appointment.

Ps. Her contour-game is fierce – get ready for sky-high model cheekbones. Yes, that’s a thing.

WHERE: Pultney Street, Adelaide or Unley.
COST: $80 incl. lashes

@KimMuhovicsMakeup (18K+ followers)
Need to know how to do your own make up in four minutes? Hell yeah. Want to learn how to faux bigger lips? Yup. Kim is your go-to gal for tutorials and certainly one to keep an eye on. If you don’t follow her, now is good time to start because she’s jet-setting to Dubai in a few weeks to learn the tricks of the trade from Makeup by Mario where KIM KARDASHIAN is set to be the model.

When she’s not “painting faces” in Adelaide she’s attending exclusive ‘upcoming blogger’ events like ‘Talent Lab’ (hosted by insta-famous bloggers Lauren Curtis and Chloe Morello) or kicking goals in international beauty comps.

WHERE: Goodwood
COST: $60 incl. lashes
BOOK: [email protected]

SummerWannanMakeup (4K+ followers)
Eyes are definitely the window to Summer’s creative soul. We LOVE that she’s not afraid to add a splash of colour using stunning eyeshadow combos to make your eyes pop. She’s also a qualified eyelash extension technician so you can double whammy your glam time. ‘Cause separate appointments are sooo 2015.

WHERE: Seaview Downs
COST: $60 incl. lashes

@MakeupByCourtneyE (4k followers) Courtney’s quickly outgrown her humble home studio and recently opened a shop front… Probably to house all her adoring fans after her latest editorial work for Rundle Street East, which has been splashed throughout prominent SA fashion magazines. She’s not stopping there though – Vani-T headhunted her to guest teach at their upcoming beauty-doused seminar.

WHERE: Payneham Road, College Park
COST: $80 incl. lashes
BOOK: [email protected]

@GeorginaNevesMakeup (13.4k followers) Natural-born talent, Georgina, puts us to shame. She’s completely self-taught and has been sought out by the likes of Aussie fashion labels SCK, Chelsea Eve, Casper & Pearl, Lexi and Lasskaa. She switches effortlessly between natural/minimalistic looks to editorial to full glam, so you know whatever event you have at hand she’s locked and loaded.

WHERE: One Night Stand or North Haven
COST: $90 incl. lashes
BOOK: [email protected]

Dale Dorning
A personal fave of Delta Goodrem – this local makeup artist, educator and hair stylist to the celebs is synonymous with “effortless glamour”. Although based out of QLD, Dale often pops back to his hometown of Adelaide to work on projects. Ladies – contain your excitement. If the closest we can come to him is his makeup line, Proof Cosmetics, we’re totally fine with that.


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@LalkasFace we’ve spied this an up-and-comer around a few photo shoots and been given a couple recommendations. It’s not hard to see why. She’s doing brilliant things with smoky eyes and coppers. And she’s still freelance, so you can sit at home in your robe with some bubbles while you get done up.

WHERE: Western Suburbs & Adelaide Metro Area (Freelance)
COST: On request.
BOOK: [email protected]

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@MillieHerd (9K+ followers) Adelaide IT girl and talented makeup artist Millie has worked closely with leading hairstylists and SA businesses on countless print campaigns. She oozes chic and her makeup of choice is none other than Dale Dorning’s Proof.

We’re dubbing her Adelaide’s “arch angel” when it comes to perfectly sculpted brows. Though you’ll need to book well in advance for a spot with Millie.

WHERE: King William Road, Hyde Park
COST: $110 incl. lashes

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@LaurenParkinsonMUA (16.3K followers)
Brides form a line. One of Adelaide’s most popular makeup artists who’s featured on the cover of ‘Brides of Adelaide’, worked alongside Paolo Sebastian, Jenny Talia and too many fabulous names to list, now runs her beauty salon COMPLETE with cellar door. Yeah you read that right.

Have Lauren pamper you from head to toe, with nails, massages, facials and just about the most heavenly makeup we’ve seen. It’s like your Pinterest board has come to life.

WHERE: Christies Beach
COST: $90 (Bride), $85 (Bridesmaid)

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