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Alyce Holzy

Professional makeup for photographs | 5 reasons why

Mackay and Whitsunday make up artists Lynelle and Lauriely share their tips. As a photographer I will always encourage you to invest in make up, here are five things you should look for when hiring a professional makeup artist for your photographs.

  1. It’s all about you!

You will feel like you, look like you.  A good makeup artist like Lauriely Taylor from Loll Doll Makeup will ensure that your professional makeup looks good in photographs as well as in person. 

  1. Personal to each face

You are not like anyone else, so why should your makeup be any different. Lynelle Matson from Lynelle Unedited prides herself in reading and mapping your face to create a completely tailored individual look. 

  1. Less stress / be pampered

Having your makeup done adds to the full experience and is one less thing to have to worry about.  Lauriely and Lynelle are both passionate artists and will go above and beyond to ensure you look and feel amazing. There’s a lot going on before your session pamper yourself by taking an hour to sit in peace (and quiet) and be the centre of attention.

  1. Makeup trial for your wedding day.

Both artists 100% recommend a makeup trial to ensure you are happy with the look but also happy with the artist themselves!  After all, your beauty team is with you for a large amount of time on your special day. You can coordinate your trial with your engagement session and then go on to date night afterwards! 

  1. DIY Make up

If hiring a makeup artist is simply out of the budget, you can always attend a makeup workshop with Lauriely and learn how to do it yourself.  




Your photographs are going to last longer than our time together.  They will be displayed on your walls and in albums for your future generations to admire.  How you feel in front of the camera will speak volumes in your photographs, so let’s get you feeling amazing!

hiring a professional makeup artist for your photographs
Loll Doll Make Up
hiring a professional makeup artist for your photographs
Lynelle Unedited

Passionate makeup artists I have had the pleasure working with…

Lynelle Unedited:

Freelance makeup artist Lynelle is in Mackay and also has a studio in Walkerston. Lynelle Lynelle “creates a refreshed version of you because you are already perfect”.  Rates for Lynelle start from $100, additional travel fees apply and depending on your wedding start time Lynelle has been able to do 9 makeups in seven hours.  Contact Lynelle via Facebook for your professional makeup.

See more of Lynelle’s work here.

Loll Doll Make Up:

Lauriely is a fully mobile with a studio who serves the Whitsundays/Islands and Mackay. Lauriely prefers groups of 4-5 to ‘enhance you’.  Rates are from $130 and you can contact Lauriely on email lauriely@lolldollmakeup.com.au for your professional makeup or schedule a MU lesson with Lauriely to go the DIY route.

See more of Lauriely’s work here.


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