How to be a successful bridal makeup artist – A conversation with Joanne Dromgold

In this episode of Makeup Artist Chats, we meet Joanne Dromgold, a super successful freelance makeup artist from Airlie Beach Australia.

Joanne shares with us her background in retail, and how working on cosmetic counters led to her freelancing, doing wedding makeup, event makeup and more. Initially Joanne built her business exhibiting at wedding expos, and more recently she has made great use of social media, particularly Instagram, for building her business. She shares some of her Instagram tips with us too.

Living in one of the most spectacular regions in Australia, the stunning Whitsundays, most of Joanne’s clients are destination brides, and she is also in-demand with the local girls for balls and other special events.

Jo’s advice to aspiring makeup artists? Doing makeup is just a small part of what we do. Study business, hygiene and all about skin – these things are important too.

Go check out Joanne’s work at

Big thanks to Joanne for sharing her knowledge with us. If you have any questions, please drop them in the comments below.

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