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Sonia Allen Make Up


From Nuclear Medicine Technologist to Makeup Artist… From Paris to Adelaide to London to Sydney… All in the name of embracing life and pursuing a passion for creativity and makeup.

I am an international make-up artist who, after studying and working as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist, left the medical life to pursue my passion for make-up. This passion has been long lived for me. Born in Paris, I grew up admiring contemporary and effortless Parisian style. My official journey in the make-up industry started in London where I trained and lived for five years.

My versatility characterises my art. A regular on the London and Australian Fashion Week circuits, I have also worked on award-winning Cannes film projects, made up musicians for the Aria Awards and frequently have my fashion editorial work published internationally.

Friendly, relaxed and professional, my knowledge of the latest seasonal trends paired with my innate understanding of timeless beauty is delivered to you in a bespoke service. My bridal consultations are personalised and the make-up is always custom designed exactly for you.

What motivates me is making sure that my bridal clients feel happy, relaxed, and beautiful on their wedding day. And I know that for most, that means no surprises! I have been told that my ability to listen and understand clients’ needs is what sets me apart.

Where I also differ is that I work from that standpoint of becoming your beauty partner, not just a make-up artist. I won’t just turn up with a kit on your wedding, you will hear from me and see me in in the lead-up to your wedding to make sure the look we build is exactly what you’ve been hoping for. I can help you with tailoring a skincare regime that addresses your needs and teach you a few new make-up tricks along the way too.

“Feel beautiful, be happy. It’s as simple (and as fun) as that.” – Sonia Allen

  • What do you love most about what you do? Nurture your friendship everyday. Never stop doing the "small things" and embrace change together. And laugh together! A lot! Love is being with someone you can be truly silly with.
  • What do you love most about what you do? Making people look and feel beautiful... Meeting people from such different walks of life... Travel... Working in phenomenal places... The fact that make up shopping is part of my job... When I know my client feels beautiful... I could go on all day.
  • What gets you out of bed in the morning? The feeling that anything is possible. People always tell me I'm a morning person and I couldn't agree more.
  • Where did your passion for what you do start? My passion has been long lived. I was born in Paris and grew up admiring my mother and other women for their ability to be both accomplished and effortlessly stylish.