Family Shoots


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!

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.

This is why I prefer to create a flawless “canvas” with Airbrush foundation, which not only looks great in photographs, but also has a much better staying power than traditional foundations.

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.

I also offer individual eyelash clusters application, or just lash & brow tints (for the more conservative ladies) together with brow shaping, as these small touches make a huge difference to the final look of your makeup application, but is often neglected or forgotten.

I am based in Bloubergrandt and will travel to all surrounding areas (Wellington, Paarl, Franschoek, Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Strand, Tableview/Melkbosstrand, Northern/Southern suburbs, etc.)

Prices range between : R400 (MakeUp Only) – R750 – (MakeUp & Hair Styling)


Please Click on the albums below  to view some of my work:

Tanya Family Shoot Airbrush MakeUp Feature

Tanya Peenz

Family Shoot | Airbrush MakeUp | Mariaan Tolken – ProMakeupMe

Tanya wanted a MakeUp look that was slightly darker than just natural. So I did a chocolate brown smokey eye on her, with just a hint of plum to bring the touch of green in her dark hazel eyes.

Lisa Newborn Shoot Airbrush MakeUp Hair Feature 2016

Lisa Fincham 2016

Newborn Shoot | Hair | Airbrush MakeUp | Mariaan Tolken – ProMakeupMe

For this shoot I did a very soft brown smokey eye look on her to complement her blue eyes and paired it with a romantic rose blush cheek and lip.

Carlynne NewBorn Shoot Airbrush MakeUp Feature

Carlynne Pieters

Newborn Shoot | Hair | Airbrush MakeUp | Mariaan Tolken – ProMakeUpMe

Carlynne also wanted a very natural (almost no) MakeUp look for this NewBorn shoot.

Maggie Maternity Shoot MakeUp Artist and Hair Feature Image Durbanville Blouberg

Maggie Aspinall Vorster

Family Maternity Shoot | Hair | Airbrush MakeUp | Mariaan Tolken – ProMakeupMe

Maggie came to me for a quick MakeUp session and loose curls, before rushing through to her Maternity shoot in Paarl with her hubby and little boy.

Botha Family Shoot Airbrush MakeUp Hair

Botha Family

Family Maternity Shoot | Hair | Airbrush MakeUp | Mariaan Tolken – ProMakeupMe

This glowing Mommy, pregnant with their 2nd bundle of joy, almost didn’t need any MakeUp to make her look beautiful! But we still did a light smokey eye, nude lip and just some loose waves in her hair to keep the feel of the shoot more natural.