Servicing San Francisco & The Bay Area
San Francisco, CA
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Professional freelance wedding makeup artist in San Francisco and the bay area, Lou Swinden-Payne, offers the highest quality bridal and special occasion makeup.

Lou specializes in a range of mobile services all at the convenience of your home or event. Her elegant and trend setting applications extend to engagement parties, diverse photo shoot looks, group and individual makeup lessons.

{ About } Lou Swinden-Payne is a San Francisco and Bay Area based freelance makeup artist. A native Australian, Lou has traveled, trained, worked and taught around the globe as an artist for the past 13 years. Lou is a formally trained makeup artist, specializing in European, Australian and North America's fashion, editorial, bridal and commercial industry. Lou is one of the most highly regarded and sought after artists in the beauty industry. Her attention to detail and exceptional professionalism has led her to the great pleasure of working on many prestigious events with a plethora of talented artists and celebrities alike. Her resume consists of many celebrity including faces from the Black Eyed Peas "Fergie", singer Jade MacRae, designer shows: Tsubi, Collette Dinnigan, Charlie Brown, Alex Perry and many more Fashion Week's designers and models globally.

Lou has also been a personal makeup artist for Collette Dinnigan, one of Australia's premier designers. Lou has had many publications in magazines such as "OK!" Australia, Rush, People, and many more.

Lou also, spent 10 years as a MAC artist in London, Sydney and North America as a teacher, ambassador and face of the art of makeup, beauty and fashion. She is well versed in her skills and uses the most modern products and knowledge.

Working with Lou is not simply about makeup application but instead an experience in beauty. Lou makes it a priority to get to know each and every client in order to best meet his or her individual needs. From complex body art and makeup design to simple lash applications, Lou works diligently in ensuring that every wish becomes a reality.


You are so sweet and amazing! Thank you for all that you do!

May 22, 2012