Meryll Faulkner is a professional makeup artist and principal of Making Faces Makeup Studio.
Throughout her 20-plus years as a professional makeup artist, her work has been featured on television, film and music videos, ads and magazine editorials.
Meryll is four times winner of the Australian Bridal Awards for excellence in makeup and Nominee for the prestigious Australian Makeup Artist Award for fashion makeup.
Meryll has a diploma in Makeup for film and fashion has also studied in Hollywood with Oscar Nominee Makeup artist Tina Earnshaw. More recently Meryll attended advanced classes in Paris with Atelier Maquillage and travelled to New York and studied with the runway fashion Makeup Artist Victor Noble.
Meryll established her professional school in 1998 has taught and mentored some of the industry’s leading makeup artists, now relocating her studio from Sydney to Kiama.
In her opinion one of Meryll’s greatest achievements was her development and creation of the “Art of Makeup Awards” a makeup competition not seen before for main stream makeup artist, running under her direction for over 13 years held at the Sydney Beauty Expo. The “Face to Face Makeup Awards” as they are now known is a prestigious event / competition for all makeup artists to enter. Taking a back seat as a Celebrity judge is one of Meryll’s joys every year.
In 2004 Meryll became the NSW & ACT distributor of Atelier Maquillage makeup range. Meryll’s company MFS Makeup Pty Ltd supplies professional makeup artist, makeup departments in television, theatre, film and many Beauty salons.
She has also had the opportunity to work with actors, musicians and artists including:
Keith Urban, Sonia Kruger, Vanessa Amorosi, Kylie Minogue, Tina Arena, Sally Fitzgibbons, Jonesy and Amanda, Jimmy Barnes, Mahalia Barnes, The Whitlam’s, Circus Oz, Deborah Cheetham, Julie Anthony, Human Nature, Dawn Fraser, Ayden and Jess (The Block).