MELANIE GABRIELE

MAKEUP ARTISTRY

INTERNATIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST

now in Toronto full-time

melanie
makeup
mom life

my story.

Born in Toronto, with a Portuguese background, as a child I was already no stranger to the Downtown Toronto wedding scene! In fact, I have pictures of me at 5 years rocking it at Portuguese weddings with my hubby. Yes, I've known my husband since then! He's been at my side every step of the way since. Although each of our families have have known each other since we were kids, and although always around throughout my childhood, it was high school when our relationship really started developing. It wasn't until college when he proposed while I was studying to become a professional makeup artist in Toronto that I realized how much I love... makeup!!! (like obsessed!) But him too lol.  So as soon as I graduated as a certified Professional Makeup Artist, we got married and started our life together, starting with travels to the Dominican Republic, where I later became one of the most sought after destination wedding makeup artists on the island. More of that later.

 

Allow me to take this moment to interrupt everything with mom life because it's very fitting! Somewhere along the way, we had kids! 2 of them!! 2 beautiful young ladies! (future makeup assistants). It's been chaotic ever since and I have loved every minute of it. Actually, being a mother, especially to girls, awakened so much in me. Love, joy, strength, beauty, power and appreciation for the divine feminine. It wasn't until motherhood that I tapped in and connected to my own true self, confidence and beauty, allowing me to be more connected to you and your needs to help naturally awaken your femininity, making you feel beautiful, desired and at your most confident on your special day!

 

Ok so back to makeup! Because we were enjoying being around our kids and raising our family, we decided to homeschool and with that came the opportunity and flexibility to travel. Since winters aren't our favourite family season, 5 years ago we decided we would spend them in the Caribbean where I teamed up with the very best in Destination Weddings scene. 9 months out of the year I would spend my time working as a makeup artist in Toronto and then the other 3 months as one of the most sought after International Makeup Artists.

 

Fast forward to today! During these uncertain times, we have recently decided we won't be travelling any time soon. Instead, I have decided to entirely focus on my Professional Makeup Artist services in Toronto offered in the comfort of your own home, recommended studio or desired location.

Using the best products from the world’s top brands, along with cutting edge techniques, I always delivers a flawless, long lasting and stunning makeup for any event. I create a stress free and enjoyable environment leaving you feeling your most beautiful and confident on your special day.

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