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Laura King

Feeling beautiful and at home in your own skin is invaluable and my makeup application works with this in mind. I love enhancing all your best features, enabling you to shine - seeing you glowing in your skin is what I live for. We all know that going to a special event with your makeup taken care of is a liberating feeling and I love witnessing the joy of clients waltzing off to an event feeling beautifully empowered. 

No matter the look you choose, what's most important to me is that you are comfortable in your skin.

The time spent refining my craft over 12 years of work has helped me develop core skills that enable me to help you look and feel incredible. I focus on thorough consultation so we can create your perfect look, in a way that enables you to feel understood and heard. My work is varied and has seen me grow competent in working in a number of styles, but more importantly with many skin textures and tones. Your skin is important to me and that’s why I only use quality MAC, NARS and Charlotte Tilbury products. Being a fully qualified beauty therapist also means you can rest assured knowing with me, your skin is in expert hands. 

I’ve had the privilege of working at reputable salons and with industry experts in weddings, TV/Film, editorial and special event work. My career highlights have included time spent on film shoots including local dramas (The Gone, One Lane Bridge, Under The Vines), and on movie sets including The Power of The Dog.

All of this aside, my success is seeing you in the chair feeling taken care of, heard and feeling beautiful. I’m based in Queenstown, however, as a freelance makeup artist, I'm primarily found where work takes me. Nothing is more fulfilling than seeing you looking and feeling gorgeous.

In 2022, I worked away on film sets and built a costume, hair & makeup truck to service the South Island and/or across New Zealand, have a look if you would like this at your next event. 

2023 - Kapiti - Costume, Hair & Makeup Artist 

2023 - Apple - Hair & Makeup Artist 

2023 - Kathmandu - Hair & Makeup Artist

2023 - SBS - Hair, Makeup & Costume Assist

2023 - Ayrburn - Hair & Makeup Artist 

2023 - Synthony Live - Makeup Artist

2023 - Friends Like Her - Addl: Hair & Makeup Artist

2023 - Pulling up Stumps - Hair & Makeup Artist

2023 - Rolex - Hair & Makeup Artist

2023 - Sky Sport - Hair & Makeup Artist

2022 - The Gone - Hair & Makeup Artist Coordinator

2022 - Air NZ - Hair & Makeup Artist

2022 - Mel Parsons Music Video - Hair & Makeup Artist

2022 - One Lane Bridge - Hair & Makeup Artist

2022 - Ex Best Thing - Hair & Makeup Artist

2022 - Adidas - Hair & Makeup Artist

2022 - Maunga Cassino - Hair & Makeup Artist

2021 - Under The Vines - Hair & Makeup Artist

2020 - The Panthers - Hair & Makeup Artist

2020 - Music Video Metz Band Hair & Makeup Artist, Costume & Runner

2020 - Power of The Dog - Hair & Makeup Artist

2020 - Bathhouse Financial - Hair & Makeup Artist

2019 - One Lane Bridge - Hair & Makeup Artist

2019 - Skycity Commercial - Hair & Makeup Artist

2018 - The Letter for The King - Hair & Makeup Artist

2018 - Skycity Commercial - Hair & Makeup Artist

2017 - GJ Gardner Homes - Hair & Makeup Artist

2017 - Skycity Commercial - Hair & Makeup Artist

2014 - Raindrops & Roses - Hair & Makeup Artist

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