Desiree Wise
Hair + Makeup Artist

Desiree Wise’s interest in makeup artistry began when she was given a book by the late great hair & makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin as a birthday gift when she was just 12 years old.  However, growing up as part of a very large working-class family in Perth, Desiree never imagined it was a viable career option, so instead went to university and used her marketing degree to work for various international hair and skincare brands in sales and training roles. This line of work only expanded Desiree’s knowledge on skincare and haircare, and in her spare time she was constantly booking in hair and makeup requests from friends. It was here that Desiree realised her passion and skill lay in make-up artistry, and propelling her to move to Sydney and complete formal training in makeup design. Twelve years later, and Desiree is at the top of her game. Creating make-up looks that are flawless and radiant are hallmarks of her approach to her craft. “I prefer hair & make-up that looks polished yet light and natural. Even if the look requires more creativity or is a stronger design, it should appear effortlessly beautiful, not overworked”, Desiree believes. 

Known for this signature light-handed approach and her calm demeanor, she has worked for numerous local and international fashion + lifestyle magazines and on advertising campaigns for iconic brands. “I love that every day is a new challenge and I feel very privileged to work with so many incredible creatives. I feel that I never stop learning and strive every day to do an even better job than the last.”

Editorial clients include:

Australian Financial Review Magazine, Luxury Life & Leisure Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, GQ Australia, L'Officiel Magazine, Instyle, Marie Claire, Rolling Stone Australia, Grazia, Sunday Magazine, Yen Magazine, Oyster, Koncierge Magazine, Frankie, Sneaky Magazine, 1AM, Pages Digital, Shop Til You Drop, Fashion Trend, Box Magazine, Women's Health, Factice, Fashion Trend, Catalogue Magazine.

Advertising clients include:

Chanel, Christian Dior, Revlon, Olay, Qantas, Commonwealth Bank, St George Bank, Bank West, Ralph Lauren Pink Pony, Arnott's, Harvey Norman, Myer, Nike, Bonds, Woolworths, Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, Bonds, Toshiba, Virgin, Ikea, Panadol, Target, Aldi, Berlei, Foxtel, Tresemme, Domayne, Puma, Target, Sydney University, The University fo Technology Sydney, Oakley, Uncle Toby's, Ezibuy, Cotton On, Manning Cartel, Mink Pink, The Brandenberg Orchestra, Merivale, Morrissey, Mambo, UBank, The Iconic, Roger David, Elliatt, Evil Twin, Staple the Label.

Celebrity clients include:

Daniel Johns, Jamie Oliver, Curtis Stone, Angus & Julia Stone, Jonathan LaPaglia, Joel Edgerton, Nigella Lawson, Rick Stein, Kris Smith, Jonsey & Amanda, Matt Moran, Maggie Beer, Andrew Upton, Tony Abbott, The Preatures, Powderfinger, Reg Mombassa, Deborah Mailman, Michael Dorman, Wayne Blair, Conrad Sewell, Nina Las Vegas, Brendan Cowell, Katie Noonan, Kimbra, Ladyhawke, Clara Bowditch, The Grates, Gracie Otto, Rachael Finch, The Grates, Yael Stone, Alison Wonderland.

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