Hi, I am Katie Saarikko! (Saa-rik-koh)

I’m a Canberra makeup artist and beauty photographer. I completed a Diploma of Specialised Makeup Services in 2014 and have since established myself as a creative artist working in commercial, beauty, fashion and event makeup.

I was the runner up in the 2019, Makeup Weapons - Weapons of Mass Creation competition in the PRO Artist category.

My passion lies in beauty editorial makeup and photography. To get the types of images I was after, I completed further education in:

My makeup and photography work has appeared in publications such as Laud, Gilded, Promo, Venevo, Pump, Ascension, Scorpio Jin, Dark Beauty, Leiden, Lost Four Words, HerCanberra and Coco.

In 2019 I directed the makeup team for the Meraki fashion show. From 2015 – 2018 I was the Creative Director of Makeup for Fashfest, Canberra’s biggest fashion show. I’ve worked with many production companies on corporate films, music videos and creative shorts.

As a LBGTQI* ally, I have worked with the gender diverse and queer community on several projects including the 2019 Gender Diversity project posters, launching the TranzAustralia Makeovers program and the TranzAustralia poster campaign in 2015.

I am a firm believer in body positivity and inclusivity. For the purposes of search engine optimisation “women” has been used on this website.

That's enough from me, get in touch and find out how I can help you.

XO Katie

My style is natural, radiant and glowy with a touch of glamour. I don’t like to use heavy coverage products and prefer being able to see the skin. I love being able to create a look to suit my client rather than copying an image from the internet.



  • Danessa Myricks - Look and Learn (2019)

  • Apply Gel Nail Enhancements - Statement of Attainment (2018)

  • Isabelle de Vries - Editorial Makeup Masterclass (2018)

  • Studio Beauty - Retouching Academy (2018)

  • Master Dodge and Burn - Retouching Academy (2016)

  • Martha Mok - Asian Bridal Makeup updated (2018)

  • Martha Mok - Master Hair Styling, Advanced Hair Styling and Asian Bridal Makeup (2017)

  • Rae Morris Masterclass (2015)

  • Ali Price Eyes Workshop (2015)

  • Danielle Murrihy Hairstyling (2015)