Clear, glowing skin

  I have written plenty of blogs about how to use makeup to create great looking skin but I think it’s really important for us to remember that great skin is the most important factor when wanting perfect makeup. Wouldn’t it be great to not have to wear makeup and still have great looking skin! That’s why I am sharing my tips to do a skin detox so you can improve your skin from the inside out because ultimately we are … Read more

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Due to popular request by time poor mums here is my simple and effective 5 minute makeup. It’s designed to be a quick and easy natural makeup for mums. You will be a yummy mummy in no time at all!     Don’t forget the skincare first, start the makeup after you have cleansed and moisturised. FOUNDATION – the base of every good makeup. Use your fingers to blend in a tinted moisturiser or BB cream. Choose a tone as … Read more

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Being a professional makeup artist in Sydney is one of the most varied, adventurous and crazy careers in the world. People are always asking me what my job is like. Is it glamorous? Do I meet amazing people? Or, is it hard? Is it stressful and draining? The answer … yes! Yes, to all of the above. Today, you get to enter the world of a makeup artist. Let me guide you through an average working week of mine. Monday … Read more


Timeless Wedding Hair and Makeup    Our beautiful artist Kim got married on May 13th and we were blessed to do her hair and makeup. The look we created was such a beautiful and classic bridal hair and makeup look that I wanted to share it with you.   Kim is wearing a custom made Steven Khalil Gown and her wedding was at the Four Seasons Ball Room. These photos were all taken on an Iphone so I can’t wait … Read more


Wedding Hair Trends for Spring 2017 – Summer 2018 Boho chic is the must have look for the next wedding season and you will be pleased to know it’s a style that we do well. Being specialists in Sydney wedding hair looks we understand that many of our clients have beach or garden weddings and want a relaxed yet beautiful and romantic hairstyle. Here are some of our favourite bohemian bridal hairstyles by Gemma Nichols Hair and Makeup Artistry to … Read more

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  So you’ve decided on the dress, the hair and the makeup and your look is nearly complete. But you just can’t find that perfect lipstick shade. It shouldn’t be too bold or to bland and there are so many to choose from so where do you start? Well do not fear, here at Gemma Nichols Hair and Makeup Artistry we do over 200 weddings per year so we know a thing or two about the perfect lip shade for … Read more


  Wow. It’s been a big year for us at Gemma Nichols Hair and Makeup Artistry. We have recently grown to a team of 10 wonderful artists which I am hoping to turn into 12 very soon and Caroline, my rock, also known as my PA came on board in August as I was busy spending my days working at the Channel 9 studio. We did countless hair and makeups for events all year which kept Susana busy during the … Read more


The questions I get asked the most has to be “what’s in your makeup kit” and “what are your favourite products?” So here is my makeup kit, ok not all of it, but all my favourites at least. Skincare – Bioderma, Embryollise Primers – Laura Mercier, Kiko, Mecca, Hourglass and Bobbi Brown, Foundations – Nars Sheer Glow, Armani Luminous Silk, MAc Face and Body, Bobbi Brown BBU palette, Veri Vera Perfecting Blushes, Highlights and Bronzers – Tom Ford, Charlotte Tilbury, … Read more

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So I know how you all love a before and after makeup photo so two of my beautiful clients took part in our latest shoot. As per usual we did not use any lighting tricks (just good old plain natural light) and no photoshop, not that either of our models need it! I don’t like to create dramatic makeup that completely changes someones appearance so my before and after photoshoots are not meant to be highly dramatic. Instead I use … Read more


There are so many different hairstyles to choose from when selecting the right style for you and your outfit. To help you choose a style that is trending but wont date here are our top 3 hairstyles with wow factor inspired by looks seen on the red carpet. The Textured Ponytail The ponytail has made a huge comeback. Last year it was slick and polished and now it’s the opposite, the more texture the better. It’s a simple style but … Read more


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