About Me

Ceitha Elmsly

Ceitha Andrews is a professional freelance Makeup Artist and the owner of Final Touch Makeup Artistry .

With over twenty years of experience in the beauty industry, Ceitha now specialises in bridal make up and is so highly sought after she is booked well in advance with brides from all over the world.

Ceitha is so well regarded within New Zealand’s wedding industry for her professionalism and dedication to her clients, her business has just won the highly prestigious New Zealand Wedding Wise, Editors Choice Top Vendor Award, the only Make up Artist in this category to do so .

Ceitha also holds an international certificate in skin and body therapies, which she incorporates in her bridal work to the benefit of her clients, this sets her apart from the rest and is the point of difference when her clients are seeking a make up artist, as you will see in the amazing testimonials below.

In addition to traditional beauty therapies, Ceitha has pursued training with some of New Zealand’s top educators such as Wendy Hill and Yolanda Bartram from Body FX. She has also travelled to the United States to advance her education with the Parisian professional cosmetic brand, Make Up For Ever in Las Vegas, Nevada, and endeavours to up skill every year to stay current with new products and make up trends.

Most recently, Ceitha completed an intensive five-week master class with American Makeup Artist and Educator, Donna Mee who is known as the worlds #1 corrective beauty artist and makeup educator. Utilizing the advanced techniques of “The Donna Mee Makeup Methods” allows Ceitha to offer her clients an unsurpassed experience not available elsewhere in New Zealand, she is also currently undertaking a four month mentorship programme with Donna, which will propel her forward with her business goals.

Ceitha is your Rotorua makeup artist but offers a full mobile makeup service covering the wider Bay Of Plenty, Waikato and Central Plateau regions as well as national and international destination weddings.

Listen to a radio interview about my journey into makeup on standoutwomen.me

Our Services

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Bridal

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A fully mobile makeup service provided by Ceitha, your professional bridal specialist for you – the bride and your attendees

Lessons

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Private one on one or group makeup lessons.
Tailored to suit the needs of the individual using both your products and mine so you can feel more confident in self application.
For more details or to book your lesson today, please contact me via the contact form below.

Trash the Dress

Trash the Dress

Specialist waterproof makeup applied specifically for underwater shoots and trash the dress photo sessions.

Our Testimonials



“Ceitha did our make up and nails (for my sisters wedding 1st March ’14) What a fabulous experience!!!!
We all felt absolutely beautiful afterward, so much so that my sister (the bride) cried when she saw herself all made up. Ceitha was the absolute professional, yet was ready for a laugh at the same time. Thanks so much Ceitha, the day was amazing, made all the better with your amazing make up skills.
If there’s a star rating I would give you 10/10+++, highly recommended.”

Annette

“Thank you so much for your patience and good humour on our wedding day, the girls were really happy with their make up, no-one recognised my mother, you we’re absolutely amazing, and the we photographed well in the photos, i will be recommending you thats for sure !”

Alice



I was lucky enough to have my Bridal Makeup done by Ceitha recently. I cannot say enough about her professionalism and attention to detail, doing more than one trial to make sure it was perfect!! I absolutely LOOOOVED the result. The entire Bridal Party looked amazing and we felt fantastic, almost unrecognisable in a good way. Thanks so much Ceitha for being part of our Special Day…. You are so talented and the photos show the proof in your artistry:-). A true natural in your field and a passion to match!!!

Teresa

Ceitha is truly talented. She did wedding makeup for myself, my three bridesmaids and my mother. Not only were we sooo happy with the makeup, she has a lovely way about her and made us all feel so relaxed. I can’t write in words how happy I am to have had Ceitha as part of my wedding. Not only the makeup but she offered to help when we got stressed. Thank you so so much Ceitha 🙂

Keryn



Ceitha – thank you so so much for being such an amazing part of our wedding day. It was such an incredible day, and made so much nicer meeting you beforehand, getting to know you and then enjoying the morning of prep with you. 🙂 I was SO happy with all of our make-up, you listened to our requests and magically made it all happen exactly as we were after (even though we didn’t provide you with a…ny photos of what we wanted!) – thank you so much. 🙂 I was particularly delighted with my make-up – I don’t wear make-up on a daily basis, but you applied the perfect amount to make me feel like a princess but not so much that it didn’t feel like me underneath it all. I had lots of lovely comments, and you really added to what was such a magical day, I am just so grateful to you. 🙂
I will definitely recommend you to any friends or family getting married in Rotorua or around that area. 🙂

Susie

What can I say??
Well for start I contacted Ceitha from Brisbane two weeks before my wedding as I had no idea about how wedding planning works and I am not much of a girly make up girl at the best of times! So pretty short notice!!
But with all the professionalism of what you would expect from a much bigger enterprise, she took me on as her client and gave me the 5 star treatment a bride needs before the big event. I was impressed by her beautiful little clinic and her attention to detail.
She really cares about what you want and goes above and beyond to ensure you feel comfortable and looking your absolute best on the day.
Thanks so much Ceitha and keep up the beautiful work!!

Nicole



Ceitha is one AMAZING lady and make up artist! We all got on like a house on fire and had the best morning getting ready for our big day! All of my bridesmaids & mum looked so beautiful and my make up also looked flawless. I would happily recommend Ceitha to anybody who asked. Thanks a million!

Erika

Ceitha what an amazing talented lady you are, we were very lucky to have you. You made us all look and feel beautiful. Extremely happy with your work and the fact our make up lasted all day/night, Thank you so much 🙂

Alley



I found Ceitha when searching for a makeup artist online – my husband and I are from Auckland so didn’t know any of the suppliers/providers in Rotorua. I went to a trial with Ceitha to suss things out, and she was wonderful – an incredibly warm and bubbly person, her enthusiasm for our big day was brilliant. The trial was really good, and what I really enjoyed about working with Ceitha is that she would give me advice on guidance about the makeup, and would make small adjustments and listen to my thoughts. The makeup looked absolutely incredible on the big day, and lasted until the very end of the night – including the eyelashes!!

I am so pleased Ceitha was my makeup artist – she did my makeup flawlessly, as well as my bridesmaids, mum and mother-in-law, and did it all with a smile and laugh 🙂 I highly recommend Ceitha for anyone else looking for a wonderful makeup artist. Also, for the detail-focussed Brides out there – another good thing about Ceitha, is that she is happy to explain everything in detail, and touches base in the lead up to the day – absolute star!

Helen

What can I say …There is no bigger critic than myself, I’m not a fan of makeup and I try to avoid it as much as possible.
Ceitha your an amazingly talented Lady, now I don’t know you from a bar of soap, but the work you did on not just myself but my whole bridal party was flawless. I asked you for the Greek Goddess look for my matron, maids and flower girls and wow you blew me away.
When It came to my turn I was thinking omg I don’t want to be bridezilla!! I’m 49 years of age so I said to you “Good luck in making me over” lol. I asked for the natural as possible look… I was speechless I wanted to cry lol! 
 
I never had to touch up other than apply the beautiful customised lippy you mixed up personally for me. Did I think I was beautiful! Absolutely…that was the best day of my life!  You made me look and feel like a Queen. Thank you so much for making me feel special.
 
Tania



Ceitha is the ultimate in professionalism and attention to detail. Her enthusiasm and passion for creating the perfect look is outstanding. Ceitha’s excellent communication skills mean everything is explained in a friendly and informative manner. She listens attentively to your needs (and makeup fears) and is then able to produce a masterpiece.

I was worried that ‘wedding makeup’ would look ‘caked on’ and feel uncomfortable as I have ridiculously sensitive skin. However friends commented on how fresh and natural I looked and I did not react in any way to the products used (miraculous). My favourite thing was being given a little bright pink bag with my custom mixed lipstick and powder to apply during the day if needed.

Ceitha’s knowledge of skincare and her impeccable makeup skills are invaluable-you will look and feel amazing!!!!!!             

Stef

I cannot thank Ceitha enough for everything she has done! When I booked with her I did not expect the level of support I would get. From start to finish she was always checking in, offering help and suggesting quality suppliers. She is so much more than a make up artist!

The job she did on the wedding day was amazing. She got through Myself, 3 bridesmaids, Mum and a flower girl in the course of the morning in a stress free and fun manner which is exactly what you need on the wedding morning. My flowergirl was just getting over chickenpox and Ceitha did an amazing job of covering the spots on her face without caking her in make up. My make up was perfect and continued to look perfect for the rest of the day and even the next morning!
Thanks so much for all your help Ceitha!

Kellie



Ceitha was AWESOME!  She is friendly, professional and she worked in amazingly with our schedule and hairdresser.

Her time management was spot on! I felt so comfortable with her, and being able to just text or email her about the morning. My make-up was EXACTLY what i have envisioned it to be! It was soft, romantic, yet natural. It looked great all night!

Nearly every guest at our wedding commented on how beautifully natural my make-up was. Since i dont wear a lot of make up, I felt like Ceitha highlighted my best features, without overpowering me with something i wasnt use too! I was stoked and the pictures are to die for!! Thank you so much!!! Highly recommended!!!! xxxxxxx

April

100% would recommend ceitha as a makeup artist.

 Not only did she do a fantastic job at the makeup for my wedding day but she also made the morning stress free and fun. Very talented and a very lovely lady. I really enjoyed getting ready this Saturday and I’ll be telling all my future bride friends about her. Thanks so much for making my day that much better!

Jessica

Absolutely amazing! Three bridesmaids and a bride looked stunning! Little gift bags to touch up our lippy through the night was so lovely and despite all the dancing our make up was still flawless at the end of night. Highly recommended!

Kristy



Absolutely amazing make up artist! So professional with great advice.

 I loved how Ceitha made great suggestions for colours to match flowers and dresses, even making her own colors to match perfectly and we got to pick and choose from these.She pulled it all together to make us absolute glam beauty’s on the day. We felt like princesses and that is how u should feel on your wedding day. THANKS so much Ceitha! !!

Deanna

Ceitha is beyond amazing at what she does and she is also such a lovely person! She made our morning so relaxing and fun while making us all look incredibly beautiful.

 The trial was fantastic, Ceitha talked me through the process of what she was doing at each step and kept checking in to make sure I was happy. I would not hesitate to recommend Ceitha to anyone who is wanting their wedding make up done, or make up for their bridal party.

 I also can recommend the skin care products that Ceitha suggests. Basically Ceitha knows what she’s doing and knows what she’s talking about – you have nothing to worry about with her.

Sandra

I went to Ceitha knowing nothing about make up and having no idea how I wanted to look on my wedding and despite probably being the worst client in the world, she made me feel like a million dollars.

I can’t thank you enough Ceitha, I was so worried that I’d see my face all made up and hate it since I never wear make up, but you did everything perfectly. I felt beautiful and still like me (shocking haha), AND I wasn’t the little bit stressed or worried on the day, you made me feel so at ease.

Kelly

I arranged Ceitha to do my wedding makeup after she was recommended from a friend. From the moment I arrived at my trial I knew it was a great decision!

The care she took to get it perfect, all the questions she asked, the changes she made based on my feedback. She was so accommodating, and it looked amazing!

On the day she was a pleasure to have around, calm and happy she got through my 3 bridesmaids,1 groomsgirl, me and my good friend whos daughter was our flowergirl. And such an excellent price for the quality and time we received. Thanks again I love looking back at our pics we all looked fab.

Kelly

Contact Me

Ceitha Elmsly

Phone 027 544 6111

Email finaltouchmakeupartistry@gmail.com

Rotorua, New Zealand

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Awards/Publications

  • 2015 NZ Wedding Industry Award Finalist – Most Outstanding MakeUp Artist
  • 2016 NZ Top Wedding Vendor Award – Editors Choice, Wedding Wise
  • 2015 Editorial publication on Paper and Lace – March
  • 2015 Editorial publication on Truly and Madly – August
  • 2015 Editorial publication on Truly and Madly – October
  • 2016 Editorial publication in NZ Bride and Groom magazine – December

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