Charlotte Edwardes - Island Beauty

About Island Beauty

Charlotte Edwardes, owner operator of Island Beauty in Waiheke Island, has more than 15 years experience in New Zealand and overseas.

The down-to-earth, professional beauty therapist and makeup artist has lived on Waiheke Island for 7 years, after spending three years in Switzerland, where she was immersed in its world-leading European beauty secrets.

Charlotte runs her serene Beauty and Skin Clinic from her island paradise and is also available to come to her client's wedding venue and accommodation.

Charlotte is highly recommended by local beauty and wedding industry experts on Waiheke Island.

They describe the friendly professional as combining artist flair with attention to detail. Her gentle but confident touch and relaxed manner is every client's dream.


Thank you very much for your time, calm professional manner on the day and most importantly your expertise with the makeup. You’ve managed to make me look 20 years younger. Thanks again
— Karen Hughes, February 2011
I’m sure that I made a best decision to have you as my wedding hair & make-up artists!
I think you already know but I was very nervous at that day... because there were too many things to do and my English was not enough to communicate perfectly with the Lodge staff... BUT!! I could calm myself while I was talking with Julee and Charlotte.
I can not thank you two enough!
Of course hair & make-up were perfect! All guests and my friends who saw my wedding pics in Japan said “YUKIKO! You look so happy and beautiful!” It was because of your amazing job. Thank you again!!
— Yukiko
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the amazing make up on the day – I could not have asked for more! You were so chilled out and relaxed and the make up was absolutely perfect – really casual and classic! Thank you!
— Oksana, February 2013
Thank you again for the wonderful makeup you did for our wedding - it was excellent and looked perfect!
— Julika, February 2013
Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you for coming to do my make up & nails last week & it was lovely to meet you. Everyone commented on how lovely I looked & my husband especially loved it. I loved the false lashes too!
— Linda Sheaf, March 2013
What an amazing experience having my wedding make-up done by Charlotte! You were so great and you radiate such calm which is so appropriate in what can be such an intense and stressful time. The peace of you and Jules doing your thing was fantastic... Your work was incredible, for me and for my family and friends who you also worked on. “Thank you” isn’t enough, we were and still are so happy from this weekend and we can’t stop talking about it. With all my love, I hope we get to cross paths again with both you and Jules Arlove, and we will all be recommending you on for sure ♥
— Melissa Teh
Hi Charlotte,
I just wanted to send you a big THANK YOU!!! For being so great!! I loved my makeup and all the bridesmaids looked stunning!! Thanks again!
— Stacey
Hi Amanda and Charlotte, thank you both so much for your wonderful work on Saturday. Mum and I both felt great on the day and I have never received so many compliments! Make up and hair were amazing and you made things so very easy and peaceful.
— Waiora Maria, March 2013
Charlotte did the make-up for myself, my bridesmaids & mother of the bride. Not only was she calm, cool, collected but incredibly professional & efficient! Working to a time frame was an easy task for Charlotte. She made each of us feel special & she took time to listen to & engage with each girl to make sure we all got what we wanted. We enjoyed chatting to her as she worked & she made us all feel so beautiful - like we had morphed into the best possible versions of ourselves. Only a truly talented make-up artist can make six totally different females each feel beautiful on the inside & out! I cannot speak highly enough of Charlotte & her skills - thank-you so much Charlotte!!!!!!
— Brooke, April 2013