Simply Divine Make-Up Design's owner, Anna Ritson, is a professional makeup artist with over 15 years of experience in the makeup and fashion industries. She started the business in 2003 as she wanted to show people just how simply divine they can be through the art of makeup, and that's how the name was born. "I wanted women to see how powerful makeup can be – what just a bare minimum of makeup can do when applied by a professional".
Anna's experience came from a fashion and retail background - she either owned or managed stores early in her career. Through her involvement in fashion shows, she was led into the makeup side of things, discovering her natural talent for makeup artistry.
Anna studied at Sydney's leading makeup school, "The Make-Up Technicians" and then became one of the most sought-after makeup artists on the Northern Beaches.
Over the past 15 years, Anna has been awarded the International Makeup Artist Professional card for her work in the beauty and makeup industries. That's along with her work on TV, shopping channel TVSN, photography shoots, video productions, weddings, school formals and all the respectable women that she dedicates herself to. That's another reason she loves teaching women how to apply makeup in her "Makeup Workshops" when she can fit them in to her busy schedule.
Simply Divine Make-Up Design is the sole distributor for the internationally renowned professional makeup range MTI (Make-Up Technique International) and has been for over 12 years now. This cosmetic label has been shown by Anna at Sydney's International Beauty Expo twice and the International Makeup Artists Trade Show (IMATS) where it's distributed all over Australia. "I wanted to have high quality makeup for my customers that's not full of chemicals or is harmful to their skin. There's already too much of that out there. And MTI is affordable to everyone".
Spray tanning is an integral part of Simply Divine Make-Up Design and has been since 2004. Many women, including celebrities like to visit weekly, as the products used are always tested for the best results.
It's important to Anna to be a part of charity events - with make-up demonstrations and makeovers for women and girls to help raise money for foundations, businesses and schools.
Simply Divine Make-Up Design has also been awarded "Finalist" in the Local Business Awards for Beauty Services on the Northern Beaches, Sydney for 2012 and 2013, and will certainly be a formidable competitor for 2014.