Originally from Brazil, Laura moved to New Zealand at the end of 2005 to pursue her career in hotel management. It was while she was working at Tauranga's Trinity Wharf hotel she met Lillybeth, who would often come in to do guests’ makeup.
Laura then left that career to study for an International Diploma in Make-up Art Technology. Ever since, Laura has been working as a freelance makeup artist, including the past 4 years in Brazil.
Brazilian women typically like a more ‘made up’ look than Kiwi’s, so Laura is skilled in dramatic makeup and working to a very high standard. Laura also trained in Chicago USA at the Airbrush Academy. Airbrush gives a very natural, skin-like finish that is tear and sweat resistant and lasts up to 18 hours.
From December 2017, Laura is available to book through Lillybeth. See some of her makeup work below:
The gorgeous MUA from Lillybeth did a fab job of a dramatic look for my wedding and I LOVED it so much. Thanks for managing to fit me in at the last minute... professional and super friendly service. - Rachelle Sutton (Tauranga, March 2017)
Laura (organised through Lillybeth) did the make up for our wedding for myself and my four bridesmaids. She arrived nice and early to fit us all in and despite it being a very hot Summers day we all looked fresh with full faces of make up at the end of the night. We had a vintage style wedding so didn’t want to look ‘overdone’ and Laura did a great job of making us look classic but sorting out any imperfections.
Lillybeth was also very professional to arrange the booking through - always prompt replying to queries etc. Highly recommended. - Kristen McGavock (Wedding at Charlemagne Lodge, Jan 2013)
Laura was our makeup artist for the day and did a fantasic job. She had 5 of us to do, and managed her time spot-on. The products she uses are lovely, and they lasted pretty well out in the elements (it was a hot day). Lipstick needed a touch up after a few hours, however you are provided with a mini lippy to do so. She did a great job at matching the different skin tones & makeup looked nice and natural. All in all, she did an excellent job, is super easy going and fitted in easily to keep it a stress free day. Thanks Laura. - Jessica Lyner (Wedding in Omokoroa, Feb 2013)
Thanks Lillybeth for your professional and prompt communication and for putting me in touch with the skilled and capable make-up artist, Laura who managed with apparent ease to make our wedding party of 6 bridemaids, flower girl, mother of the bride and myself the bride to all feel and look beautiful and confident on our big day.
We got SO many positive comments throughout the day with people asking who did our make-up. Laura worked quickly and professionally to ensure we all looked amazing and were happy with the soft vintage look which was the theme of our wedding. Our make up remained looking good all throughout the day and lasted partying until 5am! I’m REALLY happy with how our make-up was on the day and highly recommend Laura for any event/occassion. Thanks Laura!! - Sjaan Fahey (Wedding in Papamoa, Feb 2013)
Thanks for everything Lillybeth and Laura! Lillybeth was extremely helpful, answering all my questions and recommending not only Laura as a makeup artist, but an excellent hairstylist as well.
Laura was amazing, she was very professional and so easy to talk to. She helped make our wedding day preparations very relaxing and we all looked stunning! Thanks again for all your help Lillybeth and Laura!! I would highly recommend you to anyone who asks! - Michelle Davidson (Wedding in Tauranga, March 2013)
Phone: +64 07 578 4226
Mobile: +64 021 150 1605
Post: 42 Matapihi Station Road, R D 5, Tauranga 3175
Bride-to-be: Let’s get you ready for your ‘red-carpet moment’! Here for a makeup lesson? You’ll soon have the skills to turn any day into a ‘special occasion’! We’re here to help you ‘show up’ in all your glory.