Marlinette is a Free-lance MAKEUP ARTIST and HAIRSTYLIST based in Cape Town, working across the Western Cape.
Having a wide range of experience – from Television, Fashion & Beauty through to Weddings – she has a diverse skill set.
Whether using AIRBRUSH or Traditional makeup, her focus is always on creating a look that is specifically tailored to the bride’s features and taste. She only uses the highest quality makeup brands.
Despite being driven and professional, she is friendly and down-to-earth. Her easy going manner makes her a pleasure to work with.
“I cannot say enough good things about Marli and her expertise. From trying out various hair and makeup styles at the trial where she was totally open to any ideas and honest about what would work for me – to the wedding day where she was cheerful and fun and calm – all while making myself and my 6 bridesmaids look absolutely stunning with perfect makeup and gorgeous hairstyles. I have never felt so beautiful, but natural and I credit it all to Marli’s genius touch with hair and make-up. The best decision I made was choosing Marli to do hair and makeup at my wedding.” – Bride-Taryn McKenna
An artist at heart, Marlinette loves that she can combine Art and a Passion for Beauty to make a bride feel beyond special and look naturally beautiful on her big day.
Marlinette came highly recommended to me via a friend that worked in the styling industry for years and I can honestly say she was even better than promised. My girls and I looked and felt absolutely stunning on my wedding day. What stood out for me was what a special person Marlinette is. Seeing as you spend a lot of time with your make-up artist and hair stylist on your wedding day it is super important to have someone with you that you trust and that will add to your overall experience. Marlinette did this in such an effortless way. She truly has a gift and I would highly recommend her to anyone with no reservations.
Maria Magdalena Campbell
The stars aligned in my favour when I was introduced to Marli and I feel so lucky to have had her as the HAMU artist on my wedding day. From the moment we started chatting, she was so genuinely warm, kind and invested while effortlessly interpreting what I wanted and what would complement me best in terms of makeup and hair – and I just loved the end result! My makeup felt fresh, glowey and flawless right until the very end of the day (as did my bridesmaids’ and mom’s). Added to that, it was such a joy having her share the morning with us while getting ready – she was so calm, collected and really felt like a friend. Thank you so much, Marli, for everything.
Marli was the perfect choice for my wedding make-up. After working with her for years in the fashion industry, I knew her to be one of the very best and most versatile make-up artists out there. More importantly she just has the most incredible gentle and calming presence. What a pleasure it is to be around her. Thank you Marli.
I’m so grateful to have had Marli as my H&MU artist on my wedding day. When we met for my trial she was warm and friendly, and I immediately trusted her for my big day and felt confident she would deliver brilliantly for both hair and makeup. When overwhelmed with Pinterest reference photos, Marli guided me as to what would suit me best and also ensured that we’d still achieve the look I was going for. Marli was also super prepared and flexible. Early on the day she notified me of load-shedding in the area (which I had not prepared for), and made a plan to arrive early (for a destination out of town), switched up the schedule to ensure everything held up all day and night, and even came prepared with battery-operated styling tools. Her incredibly cool, calm and collected demeanor really set the tone to make me feel relaxed and confident, so important for an anxious bride like me. My skin looked flawless and glowing (loved her use of airbrushing!), and my brown eyes, which I’m often self-conscious of, she managed to make them pop. While I felt beautiful and glamorous, it was not over-the-top and drastic, I looked like an elevated version of me. I really couldn’t recommend Marli more. xxx