Western Cape Wedding Makeup
Madeleine’s words are: “I fell into makeup, well not literally, actually come to think of it, I’ve done that too. What I meant to say was make up completely took me by surprise on my own wedding day. You can say that it was love at first sight”. After a very long career in the Corporate Industry as an Executive P.A, she started her career in the Makeup Industry in 2005 after studying makeup at PMU (the Professional Makeup School in Rivonia) and has never looked back.
With approximately over 400 (and counting) weddings to her name as a makeup artist, and twice having been nominated by her brides through SABIA as one of the top bridal makeup artists in Gauteng, she is now based in Cape Town and travels all over South Africa and internationally for her work.
Her work has been featured in some of South Africa’s top magazine’s like Cosmo, Savage Magazine, the 1st Edition of the S.A Playboy (where she worked with the international model Maria Eriksson) and a couple of other local magazines like Premier, Keur, Due East, O Magazine, Huisgenoot, Get It (Jhb West), Get It Pta, Good Housekeeping and Clicks. She has 39 Magazine covers to her name and other editorial work that has been published (all of which can be viewed on her Facebook page – Makeup and Hair by MB).
For TV, she’s done TV commercials, talk shows, cooking shows (such as Chopped SA, where she was the HOD) which can be seen on DSTV’s Food channel, Kruiskyk and the Home Channel. She has assisted on several feature films such as Treurgrond, Trou Voete, Vir Altyd and the international Sci-Fi TV film, Planet of the Sharks, and she was HOD on Empire of the Sharks. She has worked on a couple of music videos, which can be viewed on her website, as well as all the trailers of the movies that she has worked on.
She’s been privileged enough to have worked with some very prominent designers, both internationally and locally (Gerhard Meiring, David Tlale and Anel Botha), and several other smaller design houses in South Africa.
She has also had the pleasure of working with several of their local celebrities (singers and actors) and socialites, including some of the more known personalities such as:
- Sharlene Surtie Richards
- Brümilda van Rensburg
- Steve Hoffmeyer
- Michelle McClain (Miss Universe 1992)
- John Savage (international actor)
- Jack Thompkin (international actor)
- Jonathan Pienaar
- Thandi Sebe (international actor)
- Camilla Waldman
- Leandi du Randt
- Sandi Schultz
- Royston Stoffels
- Brandon Aurette
- Stephanie Beran (international actress)
- Christia Visser
- Lindsay Sullivan (international actress)
- Neels van Jaarsveld
- Deon Coetzee
- Boikie Pholo
- Jana Strydom
- Graemre Kriege
To name but a few… She is a SETA accredited assessor and facilitator, which gives her the opportunity to train very high-quality makeup artists. She also lectures and assesses students at some of SA’s top training institutes. They say that a picture speaks a thousand words … They hope that you enjoy the images on her site.