After completing the 2 year intensive course at Isa Carstens Acadamy of Health & Skin Care in Stellenbosch and achieving National and International qualifications, I went on to study further at the Makeup Issue School of Professional Makeup in Cape Town in 2001.
And I have been working in the makeup industry ever since, perfecting my skills to a fine art.
Since then I have also attended refresher courses, hair styling courses, as well as an Airbrush MakeUp course.
WHILE AIRBRUSH MAKEUP IS STILL A RELATIVELY “NEW” CONCEPT HERE IN South Africa, and especially CAPE TOWN, IT HAS BEEN USED FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY MORE POPULAR DUE TO THE RISE IN HD CAMERAS THAT SHOW EVERY SINGLE DETAIL.
Here a some of the reasons that I choose to use Airbrush foundations:
- Long-lasting. Airbrush makeup lasts the whole day without smearing, running, fading or caking.
- Perfect flawless cover. The finish with airbrush makeup looks a bit more flawless, smoother, airbrushed and done (but still natural), with less product on your face, while traditional foundation becomes more visible, the more you apply. Airbrush makeup is favored above normal makeup to cover skin imperfections such as Acne, Scars, Rosacea etc as it covers very well without looking cakey.
- Hello To High-Definition Close Ups. Airbrush makeup works brilliantly for HD (High definition) and Digital technology (like digital cameras), because it compliments the skin tone instead of creating unwanted texture by sitting on top of it. Some skin discolourations and imperfections, scars, and puffiness are visually blended out more successfully under airbrush makeup, because these tiny “pixels” of base on the skin reflects light and creates a smoother and natural looking appearance.
The Airbrush foundation that I use is from KRYOLAN.
Their color-true products stand up on stage and on camera, even under HD lighting and filming conditions, and are very long-lasting, yet still comfortable to wear.
The formula is highly pigmented and color-intense, so a little goes a long way, and because you use less product, it looks and feels more natural, while still giving the necessary coverage.
It is applied with and airbrush compressor, which sprays the foundation onto the skin in a fine mist, giving an even and flawless finish.
KRYOLAN also refuses to test their products on animals, so no Kryolan product has ever been tested on an animal.
Please visit the pages below to see some of my work, and for more information on All the MakeUp services that I offer:
Unlike traditional makeup. where you ‘rub’ makeup into your skin, using either your fingers, a sponge or a foundation brush – airbrushing sprays a fine mist of the makeup onto your skin, which results in a much more even application.
While a lot of young ladies have had a lot more exposure to ‘how to’ videos and tutorials for MakeUp now, compared to a couple of years ago… having their MakeUp / Hair done professionally for that special occasion can still make a world of difference!
I provide both MakeUp & basic Hair Styling services for Model Portfolio shoots.
I provide both MakeUp & basic Hair Styling services for Fitness and Body Building shoots.
Not many ladies are comfortable looking at themselves in lingerie, let alone wearing it infront of a stranger, and posing for photos in them… That is why having your MakeUp done professionally for your shoot is so important!! It will give you an immediate confidence boost! As well as add to your pamper experience 😉
Engagement shoots are such happy occasions, almost as much as the actual wedding 😉 and I just love being part of it by doing MakeUp & basic Hair Styling for the happy “Bride to Be”.
Bridal makeup can be tricky – the perfect look requires a magic touch with just the right amount of blush, lipstick and eye colour. And with all the money that you invest in making your day perfect, you cannot afford to have your artist make any mistakes.
Even a glowing ‘mommy to be’ needs a little help to look her best in these special photographs, which is why I also provide both MakeUp & basic Hair Styling services for Maternity Shoots.
Newborn Mommies are usually so focused on their new bundle of joy in those first couple of weeks, that they neglect themselves a little.. So why not treat yourself with a bit of makeup & hair styling to look your best in those special photographs with your special little person.
Often mommy has to take care of everyone else in the household, to make sure they look ‘picture perfect’ for the Family Shoot, but neglect themselves in the process… So why not treat treat yourself with a bit of makeup & hair styling to look your best in those special photographs with your loved ones!
Airbrush MakeUp & Hair : Mariaan Token (Enslin) – ProMakeupMe Photographers : Picture Perfect Studios CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN ENQUIRY NOW! (click on images to enlarge)