I was born to be an artist. It all began when I drew a picture of my dog and entered in a contest for the City of Missisauga at the age of 5 years old. Mayor Hazel McCallion gave me my first award for my art piece. I loved art so much my parents enrolled me with Mississauga Arts and Oakville Gariloch Galleries. This is where my love for colour and mediums expanded.
My first part time job was at Eaton`s working in the cosmetic section with lines such as Lancome, Estee Lauder, Clarins and Elizabeth Arden. I was invited for a training at The Sunnybrook Estates and felt like a Princess for a day. Lunch was served at large white linen tables and serving staff in full attire. It was as if I was immersed in my favourite Titanic movie. The estate was breathtaking. Are these the perks you get when working in cosmetics? Well sign me up! this was the point I knew beauty would be forever. I attended Humber College for a short time training under Genya Hulak, but the summer of 1997 played a huge role for me. I attended Complextions International which is now (CMU) for Fashion Photographic Makeup Diploma Program. Training under Dino Dilio from CityLine. I started my Full time Career downtown at the Toronto Eaton Centre as a Makeup Artist for Lancome Colour Bar and trained under Derek Selby a Cityline regular.
I landed a Freelance Makeup Artist position with a NY based company called Borghese. The company was sold and I then found a freelance position with a French company called Poudre T.LeClerc and became their Makeup Artist and Trainer for Canada. I worked for Eaton`s part time with brands such as Makeup Forever, Guerlain and Erno Lazlo. After the decline of Eaton`s I started my career at Shoppers Drug Mart for 10 years training on lines such as Smashbox, Benefit, Lancome, Cover FX and Derm skincare.
I continued my training and received my Aromatherapy and Bach treatment Certificates. In 2018 I trained at Lash Forever Canada for Classic Lash extensions and completed my Volume Lash Certificate with Tammy Albanesi at Beauty by Tammy. I also graduated at the Academy of Makeup Artistry CAMMUA in L.A. with Gia Deo for Airbrush Makeup Artistry and recently returned from New York City training under Sylvia Pichler at Temptu receiving my intro and advanced workshops for Airbrush Makeup Artistry.
Within my Career I have given back my gift for many charities such as The look good feel better program at Princess Margaret Hospital, Fringe festivals and Community Theatre. I also hold a special place in my heart for the Halton Down Syndrome Association as my one son Liam was born with Down Syndrome.
My mission as an Artist and Mom is to offer my clients everything they need to feel and look their best. I use only the best equipment, techniques, and training to ensure that everything I do for clients is administered with the utmost care. Contact me for any questions about TellenBeauty.
Certifications & Experience
Studied at Humber College for Fashion and Makeup. Makeup training under Genya Hulak.
College of Makeup Art (CMU)
Attended College of Makeup Art (CMU) formerly Complexions International in Toronto for the Fashion and Photographic Makeup Diploma. Training under Dino Dillio and graduated with Honors.
Attended Balnea Institute in Burlington for levels 1 and 2 in Bach treatment receiving my Bach remedies certificate.
Graduated from Sheridan College with my Aromatherapy Certificate.
Academy of Makeup Artistry-CAMMUA
Attended the Academy of Makeup Artistry-CAMMUA in California. Training under Gia Deo and receiving my Airbrush Makeup Artist Certificate.
Lash Forever Canada
Attended Lash extension training at Lash Forever Canada and received my Certification.
Beauty by Tammy
Studied at Beauty by Tammy under Tammy Albanesi receiving my Volume Eyelash Extensions Certificate
Temptu New York City
Attended Intro, Advanced and Bridal Airbrush Certifications in NYC with Sylvia Pichler
Lancôme Colour Bar Makeup Artist
Provided onsite Makeup consultations at the Lancome Colour bar. I had an opportunity to speak to large audiences about Lancome products and specials.
Borghese Regional Freelance Makeup Artist
Freelance Makup Artist for this elite Italian cosmetic brand. Travelling from London to Oshawa and throughout the GTA for various events.
Poudre T.LeClerc Regional Makeup Artist/Trainer
Regional Makeup Artist/Trainer throughout the GTA including retail department stores, independant locations and salons. Organized the training seminars for The Bay and Eaton`s beauty advisors.
Shoppers Drug Mart
Managing a 1.3 million dollar cosmetic department within a team environment. Specialty Makeup and skincare training with brands such as Lancome, Clarins, Smashbox,