What kind of makeup do i do?

I often get inquiries starting with “this might sound weird ….but…” and to be honest, I love those inquiries! It usually means I get to be creative and think outside the square. I love to do makeups that enhance my clients’ best features but also LOVE getting creative. This could include, but not limited to, theater and stage makeup, photographic work, dress up parties, Halloween and special effects (SPFX, SFX, special FX) makeup and character makeup. If you’re ever unsure, you can only ask me. Chances are, I’ll be so excited to be your makeup artist!

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Cert III Makeup

I’m so excited to be teaching a Certificate III in Makeup!

This will start Tuesday 13th August. It is face to face course that will run Tuesdays and Wednesdays for 6 months from 9am-2:30pm each day.

Lovedale Long Lunch makeup

I received a lovely email form my client in regard to er makeup application for Lovedale Long Lunch:

Hi Emma, I just wanted to let you know that my friend was amazed with my eyes and couldn't get over how you knew the eye shadow colour would make my eyes "pop" so much! Haha. She asked for your details so hopefully she will come your way when in need! Mel


newcastlemakeup.com.au has had an overhaul!


Welcome to my new site! There’s new information, pics, new branding and a heap more. Thank you to everyone who helped me update my brand and website. I am so proud of the final result and hope you enjoy it too! Have a snoop around…! :)

A natural bridal makeup

Alex was after a natural finish for her wedding day. This was the final look. Such a pleasure to be a part of her day and in such a beautiful location!


The natural look

A very natural makeup using all my tips and tricks to make the skin look like skin and enhance my client’s best features without looking over done. I love this makeup!


New 1 hour lesson

I am excited to announce that i now offer a 1 hour private makeup lesson for only $99! This is great gift idea for teenagers or those who want a quick refresh of their usual makeup routine. Go to my contact page to talk to me to find out more


The Queen of Hearts

I designed this 'queen of hearts' look for a client on Halloween . I had so much fun. Her chest had a special effects hearts that was dripping blood and the center looked like the striations of muscle......

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The Lord Mayor of Newcastle sits in my makeup chair

I had the privilege of making Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Nuatali Nelmes, in to a zombie! I had 20 minutes to do hair and makeup. It was for the radio station hit 106.9 who were making the world's first instagram movie. Nuatali was to be half way through eating her assistant, hence the half face. She is such a lovely lady and a real trooper who took it all in her stride.


WEA Hunter group lessons

I am excited to announce that i will be teaching makeup and braiding classes at WEA Hunter from October! I designed these classes for the everyday person to learn how to apply makeup on themselves including day wear, evening wear and Halloween fun special effects. Head over to my instagram or facebook page for more updates. Or you can head to this link : https://www.weahunter.edu.au/courses?s=emma%20woods to have a look at the WEA website. So exciting! I can't wait to share my knowledge with you :)

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Funny bride

Meg was such a stunning bride. I actually had a whisper with her photographer and asked if she wouldn't mind taking some headshots for me! It was such a fun day doing their makeup...although i did take a bit longer as we got carried away chatting and having a good laugh!


A boho wedding

A beautiful wedding with a rustic/boho vibe. The bride asked for nothing more than a natural look and still wanted to look like herself. I did textbook concealing (with the colour wheel in mind) to ensure her skin looked flawless without being overdone. It was a real honour to be a part of your day Aimz, thank you! "thank you so much Emma for doing such a wonderful job of my wedding makeup. You listened to my needs and interpreted exactly what i wanted and your relaxed and professional attitude was just what i needed on the day!! I would love to work with you again in the future"


lesson feedback

I have been super busy of late running private makeup lessons and recently had some lovely feedback from Penelope who received a voucher from her partner for Christmas: "it was really wonderful and helpful. I learnt heaps and have already annoyed my partner rambling about my discoveries while he is at work. I would definitely do it again when i’m ready to learn more or as a refresher. Hopefully practising will help me remember but that sheet and your notes definitely help my recollection of the helpful hints and rationale behind what was recommended. Super excited, happy and thankful 😁"


Voldemort SPFX

When your client rings and says he's off to a Harry Potter party....as Voldemort! This was a lot of fun! I used a bald cap and made latex prosthetic pieces to cover the brows. Plenty of undertones and shadow to create a gaunt look. In the movie they used CGI for Voldemort's nose and i wanted Malcolm to be able and eat and drink comfortably so went with colour effects only on the nose to create the illusion of width along the bridge. A bit of tooth painting really finished the look off well. I got the giggles when we were chatting and Malcolm was smiling normally for the photos. I'm always up for getting creative!


A tribal wedding

These guys were an absolute blast! I was quite surprised when i asked the bridesmaids what kind of makeup they were after and they told me 'tribal'. We had smokey gold/brown eyes, high contour, white dots and stripes in varying places and a deep berry lip with a glitter gold accent! So much fun. When the bride sent the photos through, i was so glad to see their originality and fun nature shine through. Congratulations again Mel !


Dual private lesson feedback

A lovely email from my clients Debra and Karen in regards to a recent double personal makeup lesson: "we thoroughly enjoyed the lesson yesterday, so much so, we were out until late last night showing off our new faces 😃 we weren't overwhelmed as you put us at ease. Given our age, we were concerned we would be asking silly questions and embarrassed about our ignorance. We were so keen afterwards that we headed to the square and bought the lip liner and eyebrow mascara. Thank you, it was lovely meeting and hopefully we'll meet up again 😊 enjoy your weekend Debra and Karen "

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A Monday wedding

I have put a few pictures up of a recent wedding i did on a Monday. Lucy has been a long standing client of mine and usually likes to have a minimal look. For her wedding, she still wanted to look natural but opted for false lashes and just picked up the rest up the makeup to suit her wedding theme and give her a glow. The photos are absolutely beautiful !!