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Final Touch Makeup Artistry

Professionally qualified freelance makeup artist, Joanna Johnson has brought her international experience back to New Zealand, where she now resides in her home town, Rotorua, with her husband and young daughter. 

Joanna’s passion lies within the wedding industry, helping brides look the best version of themselves.  Joanna offers exclusive bridal previews and advice on skin preparation to help brides achieve their ultimate beauty on their wedding day.  


With 14 years industry experience under her belt, Joanna is well versed in corrective makeup techniques which enables her to disguise even the trickiest beauty challenges, present the ever-desired facial symmetry, and enhance her client’s best features.

In addition to bridal makeup, since completing her make-up artistry training in Auckland in 2006, Joanna has gained notable industry experience in the areas of print media, television and stage.  Joanna worked throughout Victoria and Western Australia training dermal and beauty therapists in over 150 day spas and beauty salons in makeup application techniques.  She has also provided makeup application for a number of professional services including portrait photography, modeling agencies, beauty contests and dance studios.  

With such an extensive repertoire there is no job out of scope for Rotorua makeup artist, Joanna Johnson.  Be it local events, private functions, school balls, advertising, corporate or weddings, get in touch with Joanna to secure your booking today.


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After years of working side by side with dermal therapists, Joanna has put together an exclusive resource which will help you get your skin makeup-ready.

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Tel: 022-309-5800

Email: joannajohnsonmakeup@gmail.com

Social Media: @joannajohnsonmakeup


"Thank you so much again for the fantastic work! We all loved everything! You are so amazing and very talented - I hope to use your talents again soon!!"

Mrs S.S. - Rotorua

"Joanna was so great doing my make up on my wedding day.
She came in and calmly did her job, even with all the chaos of people coming and going around her. Thank you so much for doing such an amazing job. I didn't worry about what my make up looked like all day. I had complete faith that my make up would look great from start to finish."

Mrs J. Z. - United Kingdom

..."I have to say, there is a magic that happens in your chair!"

Mrs K.Q - Whakatane

"Joanna takes the time to listen to your preferences before starting, does an absolutely amazing job, and ensures you are 100% happy with the result before leaving.

I had my makeup done by Joanna for a special event, and I loved the result. I felt beautiful, and confident, and it lasted the whole evening.

One thing I particularly appreciated was that she wasn’t afraid to change a colour or aspect of the makeup if she didn’t think it was 100% right, which showed me that she takes as pride in
her work.

Wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Joanna to anyone looking for wedding or special occasion makeup."

Mrs E. H. - Rotorua

"You did a fantastic job! Her makeup stayed put all day! (Believe me I’ve seen some shocking applications!)"

Wedding photographer - Hamilton

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