About Me

Who is Maike Make up Artist Wien?

My name is Maike Kolmer and I am a certified Makeup Artist in Vienna.

I first became interested in makeup out of necessity, not pleasure. For ten years I suffered from terrible cystic acne and using makeup was the only way for me to restore my self-confidence. I researched, experimented and perfected until I found an acceptable solution for myself. What started as means for the purpose was only the beginning of an excited and creative journey.

I decided that I wanted others to experience this feeling that makeup gave me. So I successfully completed a course at Austria’s Make Up School to become a Special Make up Artist.

I made this decision a little later in life. Before becoming a full time makeup artist, I worked as a Chef and studied Chemistry at the University of Vienna.

I grew up all over the world in English speaking schools, so I am fluent in both German and English (or one could argue I can speak neither very well).

10 Facts about me:

I’ve been living in Vienna for 10 years.

I live here with my fiancé and our two cats.

I have lived in 7 different countries.

I am extremely punctual.

People say that I have a calming charisma.

I am very tidy.

It is easy for me, to empathize with others.

I love nature, especially in winter.

Franz Kafka is my favorite author.

I still love cooking and eating. Maybe eating a little more than cooking.

Specializations

I have specialized in beauty makeup of all kinds. Weddings, events, portraits, commercials, business, editorial and fashion.

Further Education

It is very important to me, to be up to the latest standards as a makeup artist. That is why I continuously in training through workshops and research. You never stop learning!

Here are a few workshops I have taken

  • Danessa Myricks University: Skin Architect: Successful strategies for designing skin
  • Danessa Myricks University: Complexion Perfection
  • Lydia Gerzen: Brautfrisuren
  • Create Beautiful Hair: Blow Dry, Hair Up and Bridal Hair Training Cours
  • Ortal Elimeleh: Bridal Makeup
  • Yana Panfilovskaya: Red Carpet Makeup
  • Nerida Joy: Food Related Acne
  • Neirda Joy: Hormonal & Teenage Acne
  • Educate Your Skin: The Five Star Method
  • Angie Di Battista’s Makeup Artist Academy: Infection Prevention and Control for Makeup Artists

At the moment I am also taking a course at the Beauty Academie to become a certified aesthetician and podiatrist.