Professional Formal Makeup Artist

As a professional makeup artist with over 17 years of industry experience, I provide a full range of services in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. I am available for commercial work for photography Sessions. Television and film as well as for weddings, events, formals and special occasions. My style is flexible and can be adapted to suit your requirements – I am confident in glamour, special effects, period, beauty and avant-garde fashion makeup styles.

You can view a list of my achievements and qualifications as a freelance makeup artist here, or visit my Instagram page to see some examples of my previous work.

Professional Formal Makeup

From classic beauty to the latest fashion trends, my makeup style for formals can be adapted to suit any style, whether you are after something dramatic or more subtle. Prior to your event we will discuss the look that you are after, and you can show me any pictures or photos that you like as examples. We’ll also discuss the colour and style of your dress and how you plan to do your hair to ensure that everything works well together. With my skills in traditional and airbrushing makeup as well as false eyelash application, I will create a look for you that will last all day and night and which will photograph perfectly.

Professional Wedding Makeup Artist

I always feel honored to be a part of a bride’s special day and I absolutely love working with bride and bridal party to make them look and feel amazing.

I offer a mobile service for weddings and will come to your home, hotel or hair salon so that you can feel relaxed and comfortable while truly enjoying the process of getting ready with your bridal party. I understand that every bride is different, and I love working with brides to create the exact look that they envision for their day.

With traditional and air-brushing options to select from, I can create a makeup look for you that will last all day and night and will look great in all your photos. I also leave you with a complimentary lip brush loaded up with your chosen shade so that you can touch up as you need throughout the day.

For anyone who wishes to have a makeup trial before the big event, I also offer a special package in conjunction with local professional hair stylists; the package consists of the 3 hour hair and makeup consultation to discuss what you want and trial some different products to see what suits you the best. Min 5 people +

Commercial Makeup Artist

I have worked with a wide range of commercial clients and always love being a part of new and interesting projects. With over 17 years of experience working as a freelance makeup artist, I am used to quickly fitting into the team and working to a brief. I can create any look that the situation demands, whether it’s simple and subtle or dramatic and creative. I have a strong reputation for delivering professional and high-quality work while being a positive part of the team.

Glamour and Beauty Makeup Artist

I am available for glamour and beauty makeup for special occasions as well as for portraits, head shots and photo shoots. My skills include traditional makeup, airbrushing makeup, false eyelash application and basic hair styling. My style is flexible and I can adapt to create the specific look that you require including traditional, modern or period makeup. I am also skilled in creating effective looks that photograph well in any lighting. 

Professional Stage and Performance Makeup

Makeup for performance and stage is a specialised field that I have extensive experience in. My makeup looks are dramatic enough for the audience and judges to see, while looking great under stage lighting and photographing well. I have done stage makeup for many clients including burlesque performers, body building competition entrants and entrants of pageants and bikini contests.

Professional Film and Television Makeup Artist

I have experience working as the head makeup artists on several short films and television projects. I can create anything from the simple and flawless makeup required for television presenting through to accurate period makeup for films. I am also skilled in creating special effect makeup and realistic gore for horror films. I have experience with the use of prosthetics and can create realistic bruises, scars, abrasions, wounds and more.
I am used to adapting to the needs of any project and working as part of a team – no matter the environment, time demands, lighting or weather, I will deliver. 

Professional Makeup for Editorials and Photoshoots

From fashion shoots to advertising campaigns, I have over 17 years of experience working on editorial projects as a freelance makeup artist. I adapt quickly to the needs of the project and I am great at working to a brief to create a specific look. I quickly fit into any team and work well with photographers, stylists and editors.

In addition to being skilled at both traditional and airbrushing makeup styles, I also bring creativity and the ability to create a wide range of looks. Whether you’re a photographer requiring traditional, 1940s, avant-garde or any other style, I can deliver what your project needs.

Book Josleen Hawas, Professional Makeup Artist:

For more information about any of my professional makeup services or to discuss my availability and request a quote, please get in touch with me on 0417 720 754 or by filling in the form on my contact page.