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The Ellie May Experience

Elena Pullen - Professional Make Up / Airbrush Artist

Born Elena May (Ellie May) in Australia, I moved to Nelson in February 2007 from Melbourne. I live with my Kiwi husband and our 2 girls in the Tahunanui Hills.

Makeup Artistry is my passion and I am so lucky that I get to have a business that I truely love and enjoy.

I began my career in Makeup when I managed a theatre restaurant in Melbourne in the late 90's / early 2000s. Doing makeup for stage and performance was a great introduction to the principles of makeup and its endless possibilities.

My career in Nelson started as the counter manager for Christian Dior. During my time at Christian Dior I was awarded the Beauty consultant of the year in 2008. I have subsequently achieved my Advanced Makeup Qualification at Melbourne's Elite Make Up Academy in 2012. I also travelled to Los Angeles in 2015 to study further techniques in Airbrush makeup application with Temptu USA at their then LA Headquarters.

I have worked as a makeup artist in local and international fashion shows and in magazine and TV commercial shoots, but my main interest is in you – helping New Zealand women look and feel their best on their special day.

My approach to makeup is the culmination of many years of research and practical experience. I adapt my passion and flair for makeup for each individual face, resulting in the perfect look for each and every customer.

I am fully training and qualified in airbrush make up application. This is a fantastic technique for problem skin and for tattoo coverage.

I strive to communicate with each client, ensuring that your expectations and the results are in perfect sync. I am approachable and real, I offer a judgment free environment where you can discuss your makeup vision and together we can make it a reality. I strive to provide you and your wedding party with a relaxed and carefree service and I fit in with your timeline and wedding day activities as best I can.

I stay up to date with all of the latest makeup products and I'm sure to have the latest looks and techniques at my fingertips.I am a qualified air brush make up artist having been trained at the Elite Make Up academy in Melbourne, and Temptu in Los Angeles.

Whether you want a fashionable dramatic look, or a soft, clean radiant finish, I will ensure that you are relaxed and confident on your special day, ensuring that you look and feel the best version of yourself.

I am happy to travel to your special event, getting many bookings in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, Kaiteriteri, The Moutere, Mt Arthur, St Arnaud and beyond.

I look forward to hearing from you to discuss your special day.

Elena Pullen

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