Advice from a Make Up Artist – Lindsay Nixon

I just love working with Lindsay. She seems to swish a few brushes about and then BAM … Absolute Beauty. Not only is she a wonderful presence to have around on a wedding day, she is fast and flawless with a capital F. Thanks so much for taking the time to give my readers some advice on bridal make up.


Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I have 20 years experience in the fashion Industry and work as a make up artist and hair stylist in the Advertising, Commercial, Fashion and Wedding Industries.

How did you land up in this profession?

I have always had a great love for make up, hair and photography, and after Matric studied photography at Natal Technikon and then went on to own and run a modeling agency and later be a partner in ‘Ruff Tung’ a fashion design company before eventually studying make up and making it my career. I do feel as though all the things I have done have got me to the point where I am now, loving being a make up and hair artist!

What do you love most about working on a wedding?

I love creating beautiful things! And a wedding is most girls dream day, where everything is made to that girls “most’ beautiful and creative ideas and I can’t wait to see what the brides come up with, always so gorgeous and elegant!

Who is your ideal client?

A bride who on the day says there is nothing more she can do but enjoy herself.

What advice would you give to a bride when choosing a look for her wedding day?

Keeping it simple and elegant always works, ‘when in doubt leave it out!’

Do you have any tips for brides who plan on having loads of bridesmaids?

He he that’s a controversial topic! All I can say is having fewer ladies to worry about on your big day is going to keep the stress away! It should mostly be about the bride!

Do you think a trial is important?

A trial is imperative and I mostly won’t do a bride unless she has a trial [obviously there are circumstances when this cannot be avoided] however for your peace of mind and mine its good to know that you are happy and can get excited that you know you are going to be gorgeous and not stressed because you are not sure!

Any wedding make up no no’s?

I think it should be more about the eyes than the lips, a red lip is gorgeous but takes commitment and trying to keep it perfect for so many hours is hard work.

What are the latest trends out there when it comes to bridal make-up?

Definitely keeping it more natural and bringing out the essence of the bride rather than painting her face.

What advice would you give to a bride to ensure that her skin is in the best condition possible before the big day?

If she is not on a good beauty regime she should make sure she starts at least 6 months before [make up hates dry skin] and regular facials are a must! Have your last facial a week before the wedding however to avoid breakout disasters.


  1. Tanja on August 1, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Hi Linsay,
    I am getting married in October in Johannesburg and was wondering if you could recommend a good makeup artist and hairstylist in johannesburg.

    I value your recommendation.

    Thank you so much

  2. Jessica on June 13, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    hi Lindsay!

    you are a very difficult person to find lol. you have done my make up so many times for Models international and I just love your work! and now im getting married yay!
    so please give me your contact details. or just mail me a quote on make up with travel costs included as the venue is in Nottingham road, its a morning wedding, with one bridesmaid so far might be two.

    thank you so much and have a great day.

    Jessica De Jager.

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