My love of makeup started from a very young age. From as far back as I can remember, I was always into my mother's makeup bag, jewellery box, perfume, creams and lotions, and let us not forget the high heels! I guess I was born with the "makeup gene"! I grew up reading fashion magazines. It was from those articles and photos that I started experimenting with makeup. In the early 80's, I attended a fashion school in Vancouver and took makeup lessons and modelling. These were all important elements to educate and instill self- confidence in myself. That confidence is now a gift that I am driven to share with my clients.
The makeup and skincare line that I use is Beautycounter, a personal care brand that uses cleaner and safer ingredients. When formulating their products, they prohibit the use of over 1,500 harmful or questionable ingredients. They believe cleaner, better beauty begins with telling you what's in their products, and educating the consumer about the harmful chemicals found in personal care products.
What sets me apart is my unique ability to see the beauty in each woman and highlight it. I am not judgemental, so my clients feel comfortable and at home in my chair. Though I do offer my services to all ages, I am unique in that I focus on mature skin because I am of that age, so I can relate to that demographic and help women feel confident when applying their makeup.
I am not an aesthetician, however, I am passionate when it comes to the importance of skin care as part of our daily routine, and often offer advice to my clients based on my knowledge and personal experience. Healthy skin equals a beautiful canvas resulting in easy makeup application and a natural look. If you have a have medical skin condition, I recommend you seek professional help. I know many people in the industry and can refer you to them.
There are many women who lack experience with makeup and proper application. I am here to do my best to help you understand the misconceptions that some women fear i.e., "I'm not attractive enough to wear makeup" or "I have horrible skin, so I just don't use it" or "make up is for young people." With only a few lessons, I can address any concerns my clients have and guide you to discover the beauty you've always had in you. I want you to leave my studio feeling empowered, confident and beautiful! It brings me much joy and gratitude knowing that what I have taught you, and could change the way you feel about yourself. Always know that I am here for you if you have questions. All of my clients are very important to me.