Carly Burgess Makeup Artist

Dedicated to making you look & feel spectacular, using makeup products that are not tested on animals.

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About carly

My love affair with makeup started when...

I was a young girl and would play around with my mother’s makeup. My first memories of how makeup made me feel was when my mother would do my makeup before my dance concerts. She would play with eyeshadow colours that would make my eyes stand out, blue eye shadow and winged liner and I experienced for the first time what it felt like to wear makeup - it made me feel like a million bucks!

My interest in makeup carried through to my teen years where I would study looks from magazines and re-create them on myself or for friends, personal photo shoots and for our high school Performing Arts Concerts. I had always known I wanted to be a makeup artist, it made me feel good in the ways I could express myself creatively but mostly for the way I was able to witness and experience how good it made others feel too, just by highlighting their natural beauty.

Since completing a Makeup Diploma in Sydney in 2000, I have been a freelance makeup artist ever since. Specialising in Wedding,  Editorial Makeup & whatever makeup my personal client base would like. Throughout my professional career I have had the opportunity to gain extensive experience in the industry where I have developed my style techniques working independently but also with some of the industry's greats, including Rae Morris.


"I cannot recommend Carly enough, as soon as we first started speaking via email about my wedding, I knew she was the hair and make up artist for me! She is one of the loveliest people I met while planning our big day and her quality of work is truly amazing. My hair and make up turned out better than I could have ever hoped on the wedding day, and my bridesmaids look stunning. Carly really knows how to bring out women's natural features and accentuate them. I had a total of 6 people for Carly to complete hair and make up for, and she handled it with ease, nothing was too hard and she was only happy to join in the fun of getting ready, making the whole experience so memorable. If you are looking for great service with a smile, you have found the right person!"

Tasha Potter

- Tasha Potter

Wedding Client

"Carly did an amazing job at getting me ready for a rather spontaneous photo shoot. As a bonus, Carly is also a super nice and warm person that is delightful to be around."

Ronja Jagusch

- Ronja Jagusch

"Carly is a delight to work with and made it very easy and stress free for the 7 women getting their makeup done on my wedding day!”

Rosemarie Raphael

- Rosemarie Raphael

Wedding Client

"Carly's years of experience and warm nature always allow my clients to walk away 100% fulfilled from the experience, as I know you will."

​​Shareena Winter

- ​​Shareena Winter

Stylist & Fashion Designer.

​​"Carly is always an absolute delight to work with. Her passion, nature, talent and attention to detail is impeccable"​

Sabrina Treliving

- Sabrina Treliving

Fashion Editor

"Working in the fashion industry, I've come to work with many talented make-up artists, Carly's attention to detail, editorial approach and ability to combine a great sense of colour to match your specific skin tone is undoubtedly the best I've seen. I have been consistently happy with her calibre of work and professional manner. I can assure you she will have you looking runway ready and feeling fabulous for your next event."

​Claudia D'Andreti

- ​Claudia D'Andreti

Fashion Designer​ & Stylist

"I cannot recommend Carly highly enough. She is incredibly talented and very professional. I wanted my make up to look quite natural for my wedding day and I couldn’t have been happier with her work. She was able to work with my bridesmaid’s different skin tones and complexions in a way that enhanced their natural beauty. Carly has a great eye for detail and was able to create a stunning yet timeless look."

Leah Hayes

- Leah Hayes

Dedicated to

Making you look & feel spectacular!

Don't hesitate to contact me for natural, yet striking makeup for your wedding day. I understand that you want to look and feel your very best on one of the most important days of your life. I understand how it important it is to radiate with happiness and joy on your special day, knowing that things are taken care of!

Making you look & feel spectacular!

Wedding Makeup


What we offer

  • Package 1
  • $195 pp
  • Makeup application
  • Lashes
  • Hair Styling
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  • Package 2
  • $135 pp
  • Makeup Application
  • Lashes
  • Touch up kit
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  • Package 3
  • $110pp 3+
  • Makeup Application
  • Lashes
  • Touch up kit
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