Luisa Pollio is a professional hair and makeup artist specializing in bridal, editorial and special occasions. Of Italian origins, she is now based in the beautiful Matakana area. She is completely mobile and can set up a mini studio wherever you desire. Luisa’s passion and dedication is to create flawless makeup that will look great both in real life and in photos.

With well over a decade in the beauty industry, Luisa has worked with many cosmetics brands both in Italy and in New Zealand. Over the years, she has seen significant changes in the product’s technology: new brands and improved ingredients are developed every day, as well as new makeup styles and trends, therefore to keep her knowledge and skills current, Luisa seeks out the top educators. She has recently trained with International Beauty Educator, Donna Mee on Advanced Color Theory and Advanced bridal Makeup Theory. Luisa has also trained with Robyn Munro from Inpired Hair to master Bridal updos.

Luisa is dedicated to deliver a friendly and welcoming experience, she will listen to what your makeup preference are and she will do her best to achieve the look you love.

Luisa’s work has recently been published and can now be seen on Gather Magazine.

“I remember the first time I saw my mother wearing makeup. I was 10. She booked an appointment in a Beauty Store; it was an early afternoon of a warm  sunny day in Italy when she left. When she returned home a few hours later, I could not believe what was in front of me: a butterfly. It looked to me as two beautiful butterfly wings just landed on my mum’s eyes. I could tell that something in her was different. Thanks to the makeup artist, she felt beautiful and confident.  In that very moment, for once, she wasn’t a busy mother of two, she was a beautiful and confident woman”        -Luisa-



I want to tank you from the bottom of my heart.

The makeup and hair was so great, and you really made me feel less nervous.


Luisa! Just wanted to say thank you again for doing our make up and making us all look amazing! You are gem – all the best for the future, if I’m ever back in NZ and need my make up done i will be in touch! Thanks for helping me out with the hair!

Wedding guest

“Thank you so much for helping us making the day extra special; we wouldn’t have been able to do it without you!”


I must say I am not a make up kind of girl but I noticed how beautiful and natural all Luisa’s clients look so I decided to hire her to teach me how to apply make up and look natural. She shared so many things I had no idea of.I can now do my own make up and look and feel great.Thank you Luisa!!

Makeup Lesson

Hi Luisa, thank you for the whole experience yesterday from first stepping into your studio. Your welcome and Olive’s was very warm. The stovetop espresso we shared was just like Muma use to make. You listened to what my makeup preferences were for the special occasion I was attending. My makeup was beautiful and natural as agreed and certainly still looked and stayed perfect after 12 hours plus, requiring very little touching up. I won’t hesitate to return to you or recommend you. Thank you again you certainly know how to make someone feel more beautiful at any age!!

Wedding guest

“Hi Luisa, thank you so much for making me feel so gorgeous on Saturday, I had a blast! Thanks so much again :-)”

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