Melissa is a freelance makeup artist with over 18 years of experience in the industry.
She trained at Complexions International school of Makeup Art, and attended training at Xtreme Lashes to become a certified Lash stylist in individual lash extensions. Melissa worked at MAC Cosmetics downtown Toronto for 8 years then opened her own business as a freelance Makeup Artist at Make Me Beautiful. Melissa is also a freelance artist For PIE
Melissa is a full-time freelance makeup artist that works year round creating countless bridal looks for wedding parties all over the GTA, Simcoe and Muskoka areas. Melissa enjoys the opportunity to work on Corporate Headshots/Rebranding, Commercials, Editorials and special events. She continues to furthering her learning every year by updating her product knowledge, and perfecting her craft with the latest makeup and airbrush tends.
Melissa recently had the pleasure of doing Hair/Makeup on MasterChef U.S.A Christine Ha, and host for her cooking show"Four Senses" season 4. She has worked on editorials with "Poppy and Peonies" for their new summer handbag line, and has been the on set hair and makeup artist for commercials with ADS Media as well as Pop Film Inc. Melissa was recently featured in "The People of Barrie"
and was the key artistic director for several fashion shows produced by PIE Media. She worked her magic backstage creating dramatic theatrical looks as well as directing a team of talented makeup artists at a variety of high fashion runway shows. She has worked on numerous creative editorial photo shoots that have been published in "PIE Magazine". Melissa has been a guest speaker on Roger's Daytime T.V twice for a live makeover segment discussing bridal makeup and hair trends. Some of her work can also be seen in "TODAY'S BRIDE" Toronto's fashion and wedding magazine, "Hitched" Ontario's Bridal Magazine, "Wedding Dreams" Simcoe's Wedding magazine as well as"Life and Styles Magazine Canada". Melissa has donated her time and passion to create makeup looks for several charity events with Sick Kids Hospital, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, The M.A.C AIDS Foundation and the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation. She was also the assistant makeup artist on a makeover show for OMNI 2 Television, was chosen as the assistant makeup artist on a short film called "Nigel's Fingerprints" for the Toronto Film Festival, and worked on corporate advertising photo shoots with Trillium Hospital.
Melissa loves the opportunity to learn and be creative in a team environment on editorial and commercial work. She also enjoys glamming up wedding parties on their special day, and teaching makeup lessons to clients of all ages.