Merin Williams MUA

Qualified award winning Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist. Experienced in film, TV, commercial and theatre. Published editorial works. Formal occasion and Weddings.

Currently available in Southland, Otago and Central Otago.

Operating as usual

Photos from Merin Williams MUA's post 21/05/2021

The beautiful @hollyexcell for the verdon ball. Can’t go wrong with dewy skin and golden eyes ✨

Photos from Merin Williams MUA's post 14/04/2021

Beautiful bride and bridesmaids from a Watangi weekend wedding. Im seriously crushing on the colour of those dresses 💫


How classic is this shot from the beautiful @alisonwiseman95 big day! This groomsman had a funny encounter with a high heel a few days before the wedding and needed a few bit of a concealer to help hide a black eye 😂✨

How classic is this shot from the beautiful @alisonwiseman95 big day! This groomsman had a funny encounter with a high heel a few days before the wedding and needed a few bit of a concealer to help hide a black eye 😂✨

Photos from Merin Williams MUA's post 29/03/2021

How STUNNING are these two sisters? Alison and Claire both looked amazing celebrating Alisons big day. The professional photos from this wedding are to die for, and I can’t wait to share them with you all! 🌸

Makeup by me.
Hair by @venomhair


Back into the swing of things last weekend, kicking of wedding seasons with an absolute stunner of day for beautiful Kady ✨ Makeup: Myself Hair: @rachellecummings_hair Photography: @heidihortonphotography


Throwing it back to beautiful sunny central Otago weddings 🌞💫


Two things I am bloody terrible at but am always getting compliments on are my own eye brows and hair. I often pluck off the ends by accident 🤦🏽‍♀️😂 and I can not for the life of me figure out how to curl my hair without it looking straight within an hour! I absolutely swear by the team @headhunters247. My beautiful friend @hairbykarlabraun has been in charge of my locks for over 4 years now, and I put the fact that it always seems to look pretty good down to her amazing skills and the fact that I basically treat myself to a blow wave most weeks and that’s about the only time it gets washed (I beastly even brush my own hair). Annnnnd my brows only ever look this good after my gorgeous mate @skinandbeauty_by_cass has got her hands on them, I get a shape and tint and they always look perfect 💫 if you’re in the market for hair care or beauty treatments pop on in and see the team at headhunters, they are an absolute dream.


If you know me, you know that for about a year I struggled to gain control of my skin. I was covered in adult acne and eczema. I tried SO many things, but nothing worked and even natural products would irritate my skin (rosehip oil literally burnt my face). I eventually settled on two products that cleared it all up. Now that my skins been clear and healthier for a couple of years I thought it was time to implement a bit more of a proper skin care regimen that would target the issues I have now! My sister recommended @theordinary as it worked for her, and seeing as so many people rave about it; I did some research and got myself some goodies that I’m hoping will work for me! Stay tuned for more skin chat and my thoughts and results!! I would love to hear other people’s results abd recommendations are other these products; so if you’ve given them a go, let me know!


Hello lovelies! Im back (again) after a wee break to have my little girl and I am feeling ready for a quickly booking up wedding and ball season! I recently had the absolute pleasure of shooting my gorgeous friends floristry business @forrestandwood with the super talented and it reminded me just how much I love makeup for print. Get in touch if you have a photo shoot coming up or just want an excuse to have your face painted xx

Ps, swipe right for a pic of the cheeky monkey that’s be occupying my time recently.


Photos from Merin Williams MUA's post


Started the day with a wee before and after for an everyday look; not that I have any intention of getting out my pjs or leaving the house ✨
Skin prep:
@mariobadescu Facial spray
@clarinsofficial Double serum
@revolutionmakeupnz Hydrate and prime primer

@narsissist Sheer glow in light 5 Fiji
@revolutionmakeupnz Conceal and correct longer wear concealer in medium beige
@maccosmetics Mineralize skin finish powder in medium

Bronzer, contour and cheeks:
@maccosmetics Give me sun mineralize skin finish (as bronzer) @benefitnz Hoola and Dallas bronzers as contour
@milanicosmetics_nz 01 luminoso glow shimmering face palette (highlighter)
@revolutionmakeupnz Hot spice blush pallet

Eyes and brows:
@chichicosmeticsofficial Nudes eyeshadow pallet
@benefitnz Brow zings pro palette light-medium
@essence_cosmetics Clear lash and brown gel
@essence_cosmetics You better work mascara

@wetnwildnewzealand Gel lip liner in shade bare to comment

Setting spray:
@meccacosmetica Life proof setting spray


How beautiful was my girl @mrstamakistone on her big day! The last bride I got to makeup for a wee while and what an absolute stunner!


Over the weekend I was lucky enough too escape too Mt Maunganui and not only enjoy the beautiful weather but my cousins stunning wedding! Of course I was first too raise my hand when they were looking for a makeup artist for the bridal party, and how bloody gorgeous do these girls look ✨


I absolutely love following other MUA’s and learning from them! There is so much knowledge and creativity within the industry and I love getting inspiration from others. Last year @abbyplested posted her version of this pink toned look and I thought it was so pretty and fun that I decided too do my own take on it 🌸


My absolutely divine childhood friend @jordanberkley_ let me glam her for our friend Emma’s stunning wedding this time last year ✨ how dreamy are those real freckles and flawless skin


Throw back Tuesday and anther fun fact; @tombatchelornz and I have been good mates since we were in our late teens and when we did the initial makeovers before we started filming live shows the hair and makeup team bleached Tom’s locks and they went VERY yellow, I probably purple shampooed his hair about 7 times in a sky city hotel room and he still didn’t resemble rod stewart 😂😂💫


I am obsessed with these images from the beautiful @trex164 wedding. Not only was this bridal party stunning, but we had such a great morning getting ready 🥰


@kayla_macfadgen and her beautiful wedding party made this morning so much fun! Kayla and had a couple of trials and we disgusted at length what she wanted from her makeup on her big day. Often brides who are confident with and wear a lot of makeup are always a bit more apprehensive about what they want. We worked together too come up with something that was super complimentary too her eyes and skin tone but a wee bit different from her normal makeup look 💫 @ Te Anau, New Zealand


How bloody stunning are the Frampton women?! Was so great going too Queenstown too make up Charlotte and her family and friends for her 21st birthday last year 🌸


Fun fact: when I did this shoot about 7 years ago with @cleomagazine we actually shot the dog on his own before the model, which meant someone had too then hold the lead and pretend too be the dog while the model was being photographed. That person was me 😂😂 it’s a glamorous time being a makeup artist on set I tell ya!


How gorgeous are these two bridesmaids Emma and Alice! @trex164 wanted something simple for her bridesmaids so we went with dewy skin, soft lips and a matte brown Smokey eye! This look is so timeless and suits everyone 🌸


Been a hot minute since I posted my own mug on here! Bronzed glowey skin and a Smokey eye has always been a favourite of mine! Lately I’ve been trialling some of the @revolutionmakeupnz products and am IMPRESSED! The primers, brow defining pencils, blushes, setting spray and high lighters are soooo good and at such a great price point I can see their products are going too fast become a staple in my kit!


Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️ I was lucky enough too spend the morning making my beautiful gal pal Karla Braun look even more stunning for a wedding she was off too. How gorgeous are these peachy tones on her tho?!

Rumour also has it hay Karla is a bit of a wiz wiz when it comes too hair so go and check out her page Hair by Karla if you’re in the market for a new do or new hairdresser 🌼🌼


A few years back I did the beautiful Daisy Daggs makeup for a wedding, fast forward and I was lucky enough too make her and gorgeous friends up for anther beautiful wanaka wedding ✨


When @trex164 asked me too do her makeup for her big day, and then showed me the beautiful coppery orange Smokey eye she had in mind for herself, there was no way I could say no! How bloody stunning is she, this bridal party and these photos ✨✨


For the past two years I have been teaming up with the talented @rachellecummings_hair and her team [email protected]&Co too to put together beautiful makeup looks for the girls attending the Central Southland College ball! This is year is no expectation! And even better my gorgeous and talented bestie @ashleew_mua will be joining us!


These fashion quarterly shoots and covers were some of my favourite campaigns that I have worked on. High fashion always has such beautiful briefs, models, clothes and amazing catering haha ⚡️


Just a couple more because how stunning is this entire bridal party?! If you’re thinking the setting looks familiar it’s because @emma_louise_hawke got married at the gorgeous Te HiHi Estate where the current season of the NZ bachelorette is filmed 💥 @ Te Hihi Estate


Over the past year or so most of my wedding work has been for some of my very special friends; I love being able too play a part in pals big day and watch them transform into stunning brides! @emma_louise_hawke has been a friend of mine since childhood and it was so much fun flying home and making up her and her gorgeous family and bridesmaids 💫 @ Te Hihi Estate


Guess what? I’m back!

After a year or so off social media and a step back a wee bit from the industry I feel as though my time has come too put myself and my makeup adventures back out there! I was never fully out of the game, have been doing the same weddings, formals, charity events ect but just kind of on the side of my teaching and not really making my makeup a focus!

If you have followed me since forever, you’ll know that I am SLACK, when it comes too social media, so I have a fair few images coming your way with over a years worth of work too share with you all!

Look out for a sweet give away coming at cha and more personal and client looks. Am open and taking bookings as of now, with this year’s third wedding coming in hot Saturday AM 💫💫


I LOVED this wedding party so much! Not only did I get to work along side the beautiful @shanellenz, but @creepysteph was such a cool rock'n'roll bride. Her brief was Bridgett Bardot and I think we nailed it 💞💞

Makeup: Me
Hair: @smithhairdressing



💥Want to win this pile of goodies?! Well you can, tag two friends, make sure they like my page, and follow my Instagram and you are in the draw!💥

This prize will be drawn once I've got to 500 followers! And it's not to far away. Get to liking and following (these brushes are amazing, if you've come to see me lately for a face you'll know how soft they are)!

-One comment on either Facebook or Instagram, equals one entry.
- Enter as many times as you like
- competition will be drawn once my Instagram reaches 500 followers. 💞💞


Couple of action shots from Britney and Hamish's wedding.

Makeup: Me
Hair: Rochelle from R&CO
Photography: @heidihortonphotography


I love doing wedding makeup, there is something so special about being part of someone's big day! Britney was one of the most relaxed brides and I had the best morning helping her and her beautiful bridesmaids get ready for her big day!

Makeup: Me
Hair: Rochelle at R&CO
Photography: @heidihortonphotography


Tools of the trade! I swear I try to keep things tidy when I am on the job but it always ends up looking like this 😂❤️

Videos (show all)

Loves a bit of a sparkle ✨✨
Wee stop motion from the other day 💞💞
Plum toned look I created on myself a while back! Let me know if there are any looks you'd like to see me do X
A wee look from a while ago! Pretty much my go too; brown tones on my eyes, n**e lips, defined brows and heaps of bronze...
Loved this glowy pink look today! 💞💞
Peachy vibes 😍
Thursday makeup! Natural lids, smoked out under eye, bronzed glowey cheeks, defended brows and a n**e lip ❤️




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