From TV/Film, Catwalk, Photographic and Editorial shoots through to Wedding and special occasion makeup. We know, understand and are trained in the correct makeup techniques required for the specific Central Otago lighting and colours found here during all seasons. From cool winter hues to brighter sun in summer, we adapt our makeup techniques and application methods to suit the season and you. 

Have a look below to see the vast range of makeup elements we cater for.

At the end of the gallery is a whole bunch of information about the brands I use, my training and qualifications etc.

When you book with us, you will receive an exclusive service. If at the time of booking, Deirdre (Owner) has been booked already, she will inform you of this and offer you a fully qualified and experienced member of her team to attend.  We organise all aspects, including the trial and overseeing preparations. All members of the Road To Beauty Team are experts in their field and fully trained, so you can have every confidence in the service they provide.


Feedback I receive from Clients is that it ‘sits nicely and doesn’t feel caked on’ working extremely well for those who may have sensitivities, reactions or don’t like the feel of a lot of makeup.  I also use high-end brushes that blend correctly giving a flawless appearance.


I am professionally trained and qualified.  I continue  Professional Development by attending courses in the latest techniques and on-trend makeup & hair looks.   I are not brand exclusive, meaning I have a multitude of each brands strongest and most successful products in my kit, all from major cosmetic brands who have their strengths in their individual areas. IE M.A.C lip and eye colours, as they are highly pigmented, last well & look amazing.  Primers and Foundations by Smashbox as they look the BEST under camera lights and the bright lights we can get here in the South Island, they also last the day and don't run in the heat.   I can create flawless looks; using brands such as Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, Napoleon Perdis, MAC, Urban Decay, Benefit and NARS, getting the correct look for you.   Fashionable currently is the natural/dewy and illuminating look and I have the most amazing primers which help execute this look 100%. I can also offer a natural mineral brand that caters for sensitive skin types.  It is a range that is organic, paraben free and hypoallergenic. A highly respected photographer commented the other day - he never has to re-touch images of my work in the editing phase as it is always flawless.  A great compliment!.