Simply put, I adore my profession. I love the diversity of individual jobs and people I get to meet from all over the world, but weddings lie particularly close to my heart – being a part of your celebration in some small way makes my work so much more rewarding. I don’t consider myself as just your makeup artist, but also a support system for what can also be an intense day for you, the bride. Literally, I’ve got you covered.
I love using airbrushing and am happy to say that I am known for specializing in airbrushing; often combining traditional brush techniques with airbrushing to get the best effect for my clients.I studied Health and Skincare with an extensive makeup course because I wanted to do more than ‘just a makeup course’ – this comes in handy with clients who suffer with problematic skin, sensitivity and allergies. Along with that I have also trained in hair styling which means I can make your hair pretty in a flowing curl or posh in a sleek chignon!
Throughout the years, my work has been featured on several local and international blogs (Junebug, Green Wedding Shoes, The Pretty Blog) and publications (Wedding Inspirations, Sarie Bride, Hochzeitsguide); I’ve had the privilege to work with a few local celebs and amazing artists, but a definite highlight for me would be having a wedding booked in Paris in 2018. I want you to feel amazing, look like a goddess, and just have a ball!
Where do I even begin with the phenomenal Marnél Toerien?! I’ve had the privilege of having my make up done by her a few times and there was actually no doubt in my mind as to who would be doing my wedding hair and make up. Every encounter with this incredible artist has been the biggest pleasure. Marnél has made me look and feel like an absolute goddess every single time. My wedding day H&MU was perfectly timed by Marnél, stress-free and just perfect. She is calm, makes you giggle and just so talented. I would recommend Marnél a million times over, without any reservation. – Chanel van der Merwe
Never in your life will you meet a better make-up artist for you big day! She made me feel so relaxed and calm before the big moment. She even shed a tear and gave the us the funniest quote of the day ‘eks net die makeup artist en ek huil’. Even more she made me feel beautiful! I can recommend her 120%! Thanks, Marnél for everything you did for me!
You were by far the best service provider of the day! – Stefani Hugo
Marnél Toerien truly listened to what my vision was for my wedding make up and I changed my look after the trial yet she still pulled through and my face looked amazing all due to her artistic and accurate skill. I loved my look and I would rate Marnél to anyone looking for a beautiful face for their wedding day. Thanks, hun! – Nuriyah Gallow