about me

My name is Alexa Wilson and I am a professional make-up artist and sometimes stylist  based in Johannesburg, South Africa. I am inspired by travel and different cultures and have been lucky enough to travel extensively as well as live in Barcelona, Spain and in Himachal Pradesh, India.

This blog forum for me to express my inspirations, joys, tribulations and muses and most of all my love for all things beautiful. My philosophy on makeup is that it is fun and the best part about it is that you can never make a mistake too permanent that it won’t wash off. The greatest canvas is the human face and it’s manipulation is one of my greatest passions. The best tools are the fingers, they’re agile, easy to work with and precise. I love blocks of colour; egg shell blues, pastels, deep oranges, fire engine red and rich metallics.

I have experience in film and commercials as well as TV, and have completed qualifications in professional make-up artistry and prosthetics as well as completing a degree in film. I have qualifications in and own my own professional airbrush.

I have been makeup artist on a number of local music videos and productions ranging from photo shoots to commercials.

Worked as makeup artist on commercials for:

Jet Clothing
Protex Soap with rugby star Bryan Habana
Nandos with comedian Chris Forrest and presenter / actress Lalla Hirayama
Debonairs Pizza
Woolworth’s Search for Good Food with international celebrity chefs Justino Bonello from BBC Food’s “Cooked” and Bill Granger from BBC Food’s “Bill’s Food”

Standard Bank
L’Oreal Paris with Terry Pheto. Assistant to Sylvie Hursford
Cell C with comedian Trevor Noah

Worked as makeup artist on tv sets for:

Class Act SABC 1

Makeup for:
Kepi; South African designer’s look book
Mc Donald’s Partnership with FIFA. Makeup done on international football star Patrick Vieira.

Various TFCD shoots and fashion shows

If you are interested in my work, please visit the ‘contact’ page for my details.


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