I’m Elka, the make-up artist behind Belle Blue.
I have built a career in make-up artistry that spans over twenty years and encompasses many types of media including film, television, theatre and events. You may have already seen some of my work in films like The Matrix, Moulin Rouge, The Narnia Chronicles, Star Wars, The Hobbit and The Great Gatsby.
In 2012 I spent 8 months working in the deserts of Namibia helping to create the looks for Mad Max - Fury Road. All that hard work keeping make-up on in a 40 degree sand blaster was kindly rewarded when in 2016 my colleagues and I were recognised with the Academy Award for Best Makeup!
My work has taken me around the globe and I often spend many months at a time away from my husband, family and friends. Belle Blue provides me with the opportunity to spend more time in my favourite place, my home here amongst the stunning landscape that is the Blue Mountains.
I am inspired by natural beauty which carries through in my approach to wedding make-up. This does not necessarily mean you will get a ‘no make-up’ look. What I do believe, is that people should see you first, not your make-up. Let’s call it natural glamour. Think radiant skin, harmonious perfectly blended colours, stained lips and a great set of lashes. Of course if you want something a bit more stylised I can do that too.
It is a privilege for me to play a small role in such a special day. I want to use my skills to help women feel beautiful, confident and most importantly, like themselves. I will work with you to create a look that is authentic, elegant and refined.
If I sound like the type of make-up artist you are searching for, please use the contact page to get in touch.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Margot Robbie, Damian Martin, Elka Wardega, Lesley Vanderwalt and Jared Leto at the 88th Academy Awards.
* Fun fact - the dress I wore to the awards was my wedding dress!