Hi, I am Katie Saarikko! (Saa-rik-koh)
I’m a makeup artist and beauty photographer based in Australia's capital, Canberra. I completed my Diploma of Specialised Makeup Services in 2014 and have established myself as a creative artist working in beauty, fashion and event makeup.
My passion lies in beauty editorial makeup and photography. To get the types of images I was after, I completed courses in hair styling, nail art, beauty photography, lighting and retouching.
My makeup and photography work has been published internationally working with some of Australia's top photographers. My goal in 2019 is to travel and plan some international shoots.
From 2015 – 2018 I was the Creative Director of Makeup for Fashfest. I’ve worked with many production companies on corporate films, music videos and creative shorts. =
As a LBGTQI* ally, I teamed up with TranzAustralia for their poster campaign and to start the TranzAustralia Makeovers program which launched in June 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 tell me how I can help you.
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)
Lead Makeup Artist - Meraki Canberra 2019
Creative Director of Makeup for Fashfest 2015 – 2018
Lead Makeup Artist – Chachino Bridal Expo (2016)
Assistant Makeup Artist – Chachino La Realisation for Jacqui Scott (2015)
Diploma of Specialist Makeup (2014) – Canberra Makeup Academy
Student of the Year Award (2014) – Canberra Makeup Academy