I fell into makeup, well not literally – actually come to think of it, I’ve done that too. What I meant to say was makeup completely took me by surprise on my own wedding day. You can say that it was love at first sight.
I started my working life as a professional dancer and then Executive PA, you can say that I’ve always loved everything arty, but learned a lot about how to conduct business from my PA days. Little did I know what started out as just a hobby in 2005, soon after became my full-time career. Fast forward 5 years and I now find myself with a resume of which I am very proud.
I have approximately 500 weddings to my name as a makeup artist, and twice have been nominated by my brides through SABIA (Now known as ABIA) as one of the top bridal makeup artists in Gauteng.
My work has been featured in some of South Africa’s top magazines like Cosmo, Savage Magazine, 1st Edition of the S.A Playboy (worked with the International model Maria Eriksson), Get It Magazine Jhb West, Premier, Kuier, Keur, Due East, Huisgenoot, You, Good Housekeeping, O Magazine, Idees to name but a few, in total 13 magazine covers. For TV I’ve done TV commercials, talk shows etc which can be seen on MNET, Kruiskyk and the Home Channel on DSTV.
I’ve been privileged enough to have worked with some very prominent designers both International (Eric Way) and local (Gerhard Meiring & David Tlale) and several other smaller design houses in SA like Urban Goddess.
I’ve also had the pleasure of working with several of our local celebrities and socialites (singers and actors), like Shalene Surtie Richards, Natasha Sutherland, Nadia Beukes, Izak Davel, Lynne de Jager (Mrs SA 2011/2012), Carolyn Steyn, Michael de Pina, Stefan Ludick, Emmanuel Castis, Toya de Lacey, Lira, Chantel Gertse to name but a few…
I’m a SETA accredited assessor and facilitator which gives me the opportunity to train very high-quality makeup artists and lecturing and assessing students at some of SA top training institutes.
Well enough said, they say a picture speaks a thousand words I would like my work to speak for itself. I hope you enjoy looking at my work as much as I’ve enjoyed putting it together for you.
By simply taking what you have and who you are right now, with my help, you can achieve your desired look for your special day. I offer in-studio or on-location Makeup and Hairstyling services for all your special occasions.
Makeup & Hair by MB offers Makeup applications for all special events as well as a Training Academy for those who would like to become Makeup Artists.
Working with you was easy and stress-free. Every bride needs a person like you on and for their wedding day. You got the look on just one go, you truly talented and an amazing person. Thank you!! – Nadine de la Rey
Madeleine did an outstanding job with my bridal party, Moms and myself. They all looked gorgeous and loved their hair and makeup. I felt so beautiful and just like a princess on my wedding day. She is extremely professional, punctual and passionate about her work. Madeleine is beyond talented and enhanced our best features. I could not stop smiling, I loved every moment. She brought my vision to reality. Thank you for your time, assistance and your incredible and beautiful personality. You are amazing. We had the most magical and perfect day. You will not be disappointed when you book Makeup & Hair By MB – Bernadette Poulton
Madeleine hit the nail right on the head with my bridal hair and make-up. At my request, we didn’t do a trial, but she gave me the exact look I wanted on my wedding day. Natural and beachy, perfectly fitting for a trimmed lockdown wedding. Madeleine is incredibly professional, and her warm and relaxed personality is exactly what any bride needs when the nerves kick in. Highly recommend her! – Nienke Pannekoek