She then opted to travel abroad in search of international make-up experience.
She was spotted by a well known Australian make-up company called Mecca Cosmetics and worked extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand, gaining a wealth of experience and learning new techniques and styles from international celebrity artists from Japan to New York and from LA to Germany and the UK. She worked for top brands such as Nars, Stila, Duwop, Kevin Aucoin, Shuerma, and By Terry.
She worked on many major photo shoots, films and magazines, but the highlight was working back stage on Gucci 2008 fashion show in Sydney. Her wealth of international experience now sets her apart from any other make-up artist. On returning home she became a tutor teaching eager make-up artist students Fashion and Photographic Make-up. In this setting, her enthusiasm and passion for make-up comes across while she teaches. She gains self achievement in helping to develop the talents of new students in the world of make-up.
“I always loved applying make-up but teaching is a whole new level of passion for me,” she says.
Azelia’s career has taken her to the top and her work has graced the covers of Marie Claire, Glamour, Northern Women, Ulster Bride, In Magazine and Fate to name but a few. Her expert advice on beauty and the latest make-up trends has been in beauty columns in many newspapers such as News Letter, Belfast Telegraph, Irish News and the Daily Mirror.
She has built a strong rapport with top fashion photographers such as Jim Crone, Gavin Millar and Jessica Bill among many others.
Her special talents have also been sought by major advertising agencies such as Walkers Communications and Ardmore and she has worked on major projects such “Smoke Kills” for Northern Ireland Fire Safety (NIFS), and the Norfolkline campaign. She has also worked in television and on a host of TV commercials. Of recent she has been doing music videos and short film productions, expanding her talent further.
She is a highly sought after make-up artist by the major International fashion shows such as Gucci as well as many Northern Ireland fashions shows.
She has had the honour of gracing the faces of celebrities such as Trinny and Suzanna, Nicole Kidman and Alex Best to name but a few and she was recently labelled by Alex Best, as her favourite make-up artist of all time.
Her approach to bridal make-up has established her as a top artist in the bridal industry. Her professionalism and immaculate work, her signature looks for each bride and her genuine care and listening skills have stunned hundreds of brides nationally and internationally. She has an extensive catalogue of positive feedback which underpins her deserved reputation as Ireland’s most sought after wedding make-up artist by far.
Over the last eight years Azelia has mastered the skills that place her at the top of her field. Her clean, consistently excellent work is highly credited and recognised within the fashion, bridal industry and has placed her as one of the top make-up artists not only in Ireland but also abroad.