Jennifer MacDonald


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The 4 best wedding makeup artists in Melbourne

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Colour image of 2 girls standing in a greenhouse wearing gorgeous gowns after having their makeup done by one of the best wedding makeup artists in Melbourne. Photograph taken by Liminal wonderland wedding Photographer

Let me help you navigate the extremely difficult list of Melbournes most amazing makeup artists. If you wish to skip the reading bit (haha like me) go straight to the bottom you’ll find links to the lovely makeup artists I recommend. If you do like to read the information then you’ll find 4 of the best wedding makeup artists in Melbourne. Included are some fabulous pictures and info about all these gorgeous humans.

Selecting the right makeup artist for your wedding day is crucial to ensure you look and feel your’ best as you walk down the aisle. In Melbourne there is no shortage of talented and incredible artists, so where do you start. Well you can google …. That just leads to confusion and overwhelm with pages and pages of incredible people where do you start. Well I have had the pleasure of working with so many incredible makeup artists in Melbourne, I want to share my favourite people with you and help you feel your best.

All of these Makeup artist are LGBTQI+ friendly and Inclusive to all. So you can be rest assured there is no judgment just love.

First here are some tips and things to remember.

Research and Referrals:

When searching for a wedding makeup artists in Melbourne, start by asking friends and family, or other trusted sources for recommendations eg: me haha. Find out what their personal experiences were like. Look for artists with positive reviews, impressive portfolios, and a style that aligns with your vision.

You can explore online platforms, such as wedding forums, social media, and review websites,
I find sometimes this can then be overwhelming. Instagram is a great place to see a portfolio, but blog posts and vendor recommendations I find are key as for me I’ve worked with these people many times and when I look to booking a makeup artist I would choose one of these lovlies.

Consultations and Trials with you Makeup artist:

Once you have shortlisted a few potential wedding makeup artists, schedule consultations and trials to evaluate their skills and compatibility. During these meetings, discuss your wedding theme, desired makeup look, and any specific concerns or preferences. A skilled makeup artist will listen attentively, provide valuable suggestions, and offer a trial session to test different makeup techniques and products. This trial will help you visualise how you will look on your special day and allow you to assess the artist’s expertise and ability to bring your vision to life.

Professionalism and Communication:

Choosing a professional and reliable makeup artist is vital to ensure a smooth and stress-free experience on your wedding day. Pay attention to how the artist communicates and responds to your inquiries, as clear and timely communication is essential for a successful collaboration. A skilled makeup artist who can adapt to changing situations will provide you with peace of mind throughout your wedding preparations.

Ok ok who are these wonderful humans!

Here is some info and a few images about each one and a link to their website and socials

Makeup by Aylce – Wedding hair and makeup

I’ve known Aylce for 5 years, she’s talented, stunning, funny and a great singer. From the everyday person to elite professionals, Aylce ensures you enjoy every aspect of her services. Each interaction and service offered comes with the utmost attention to detail for individuals needs, as everyone’s needs are different. She takes her time, she listens and also makes you feel relaxed which is exactly how you need to be on your wedding day!

 ‘My objective is to make all my clients feel beautiful from the inside, out!’

The Distinctive Dame – Wedding hair and makeup

I only recently started working with Margaux, what a gorgeous soul she is! She will make you feel like a Queen. Her studio is calming, and feels familiar. She listens to you and make you feel heard. Her artistry is incredible, it’s soft and elegant, like the movies stars of the 50’s. But Margaux has the abilities to transform you into any alter ego.

Shrinking Violet – wedding hair and makeup

Davida is such a lovely person inside and out! She offers an incredibly luxurious pampering service. Davida will magically remove those puffy eyes and give your skin a fresh glow. She will create a stunning wow factor but still retain your essence. Davida has an incredible eye for detail. She’s funny and a great person to be around, she will help you feel relaxed and comfortable on your wedding day. Oh and she also is the girl for amazing winged eyeliner!

Jolie artistry – wedding makeup

Jolie is a hilarious fire cracker, if your feeling nervous or need the vibe of the room to be uplifted she can definitely take your mind of your nerves. Her work is so incredibly beautiful, she has also worked with Harlow loves daisy and been in Vogue Italia (wow). But Jolie is truly a talented and lovely human.

All of these incredible wedding makeup artists based in Melbourne will make you feel and look your best! These women are the best in biz, any one of them is a good choice. You’ll find links and details of how to reach them below.

Aylce Byatt – – Insta – @makeupbyaylce

The Distinctive Dame – – insta – @thedistinctivedame

Shrinking violet – – insta – @shrinkingvioletmakeup

Jolie Nguyen –

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Jennifer MacDonald at Liminal Wonderland loves anything sci-fi and re runs of Gilmore girls. Loves baking and Champagne. Jennifer spends her free time hanging out with her husband and toddler that keeps her active. Jennifer is a wedding photographer based in Melbourne, Vic. She specialises in capturing artistic portraits paired with unique storytelling moments to produce natural, emotional wedding photography for fearless lovers.

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