Makeup also makes me nostalgic. My late grandmother always wore "rouge", lipstick and always had her compact. Every time I open my Lancome Dual Powder, it takes me back to her fragrance. I love those memories.
I have been lucky to be working in the makeup industry part-time, on and off, for over 12 years, which started at The Body Shop whilst in uni. After I earned my degree, I moved to Asia and well, I am a tall girl with landing strips for feet. Needless to say, my money was spent on traveling, cosmetics and skin care. From there, I had an impressive collection and started to free-lance mainly doing weddings and some art installations. Currently, I reside in Toronto and as a makeup artist there is so much access to companies and opportunities that I never had back East. I use products from M.A.C., Smashbox, Nars, Make Up For Ever, Illamasqua, OCC and many others.
Believing makeup can be trans-formative, both inside and out, I also decided to start my online diary The Painted Lip to connect with others who feel the same. Plus, not going to lie, I was a little bored and I was in dire need of a creative outlet. I am truly passionate and love talking about the world of beauty and all it encompasses.