Katie Saarikko is a freelance makeup artist that specialises in fashion, film and television and special event makeup.

Katie provides special event makeup services from her studio in Belconnen. She provides mobile services for photography, film and television, luxury in room service or group bookings.

Katie was appointed the Creative Director of Makeup for Fashfest in April 2015 and has worked on many local fashion events. Her work has been published in several international magazines and she has worked with Canberra’s top photographers and models.

Katie is a firm believer in body positivity and inclusivity. Teaming up with TranzAustralia to start the TranzAustralia Makeovers program which launched in June 2015. She volunteers her time to charity events and helping those in need.

As a student, Katie won the Canberra Makeup Academy, Student of the Year award for 2014 for her outstanding work.

When asked as a child what Katie wanted to be when she grew up and she always said “an artist”. Starting out designing album covers and selling sculptures and paintings in local shops, Katie graduated towards makeup as an artform when performing in her own band then went on to study makeup and pursue work in the fashion industry.

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