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

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

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.

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.

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.

XO Katie



  • 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)