Freelance Makeup Artist since 2006

Abbie has racked up a wealth of commercial experience in the makeup artist industry since launching Abbie Gardiner Makeup Artist in 2006, as well as work in awards, shows, for private clients and bridal makeup for weddings.

A personal highlight for Abbie was meeting Oprah while working on ‘An Evening with Oprah’ applying makeup for Oprah’s DJ, DJ Fuzzy for their live performance.

Winner - Industry Makeup Artist of the Year 2016

New Zealand Fashion Week from 2010 - 2018

  • Key Makeup Artist designing looks for Fashion Designers

  • Currently part of the L’Oreal Events Team

  • Coordinating teams of Makeup Artists for fashion shows

Wella Trend Vision World Competition Representing New Zealand - 2014,2016,2017

  • London 2017, Overall Winners, Platinum Award. Hairdresser Mana Dave for Blaze Salon. Makeup by Abbie Gardiner.

  • Barcelona 2016, Silver Award. Hairdresser Mana Dave for Blaze Salon. Makeup by Abbie Gardiner.

  • Monaco 2014, Bronze Award. Hairdresser Chinney Yeap for Dharma Salon. Makeup by Abbie Gardiner.

MAC / Estee Lauder from 2008 - 2015

As a Makeup Artist for the Auckland freelance team, Abbie was involved in numerous NZ Fashion Weeks, made up Lorde for her groundbreaking ‘Royals’ Music Video, and was the Key Makeup Artist at numerous Body Painting events.

The Makeup School Ponsonby from 2013

Abbie tutors an eight week Fashion and Beauty Makeup Course, as well as providing one on one lessons.

Aitu Exhibition, Samoa 2012

Key Makeup Artist at the exhibition in Savaii, Samoa.

London Pacific Fashion Show, 2012

Key Makeup Artist for pacific designer’s showcase on Oxford Street, London.

Samala Robinson Academy Senior makeup Tutor Aug 07 – Feb  2012

Fashion Makeup, Hair styling, SPFX