ceo & founder

Professional Makeup Courses

A passion for helping women from all walks of life look and feel beautiful is what inspires Samala Robinson. It is a passion that led Samala to train as a professional makeup artist internationally from Sydney to New York.

Working with some of the world’s top makeup artists, Samala learned how to express her own creativity while making her clients feel fabulous and glamorous – ready for a fashion shoot or the red carpet.

Samala brought her expertise back to New Zealand where she became head of makeup and wardrobe at TV3 for 10 years. Here Samala discovered a new ambition – coaching talented young makeup artists and helping them develop their own skills and confidence. From this she established the Samala Robinson Academy of Fashion Makeup in 2000 as a school dedicated to the finest standards of professional makeup training, creativity and self-expression.

After two decades of working with models, actors and aspiring makeup artists, Samala decided to develop her own makeup range designed to let the everyday woman explore and create glamourous looks fit for any occasion. And so Samala Cosmetics was created.

As Managing Director of Samala Cosmetics, Samala looks after the overall direction of the brand and its products – and remains driven by a love for making women look and feel amazing.