Makeup is one of the most creative forms of art out there. It's turning the human face into a canvas and creating a masterpiece. There are so many different styles that are possible, and so many different things that you can take inspiration from.
If you're anything like me, even though you're terrible at makeup you still love seeing makeup artists beautifying faces all over the Internet. Plus, it can be a great way to learn techniques and find inspiration for your own looks! Whether you're into the natural look or you're more of a bold person and like to experiment with colour, there are endless possibilities of makeup looks.
The makeup scene in Calgary is freaking POPPIN. Take a look at these 18 makeup artists that are absolutely slaying the game. Follow them ASAP if you want some serious makeup inspo, or hit them up if you have a special event coming up!
Monika Assef // @glam_and_beyond
Monika is a makeup and hair artist who is a boss at creating bold looks that are sure to shock those around you.
Aprille Lu // @makeupbymisslu
This "makeup ninja" is seriously good at what she does. Aprille knows how to make girls feel their best in their own skin!
Caycee Clark // @cayceeclarkhmua
Caycee is a hair and makeup artist who will give you a total #transformationtuesday. She's unreal at natural looks!
Karissa Gibson // @ka_rissma
This makeup artist - emphasis on the artist - turns the face into her canvas. Her attention to detail creates stunning looks that you'll never want to take off!
Miranda Michele // @mirandamichelemakeup
Miranda is a goddess at the natural, every day look. With tons of different and unique variations, she makes each look into something new!
Mai // @_maimakeup
This group of makeup and hair artists work together to create gorgeous looks for all of their clients. With similar styles, Mai Makeup Artists are the definition of a #dreamteam.
Kirstin Kot // @shesababe
Kirsten specializes in weddings, special events, and looks for commercial photography. Her looks are unobtrusive yet absolutely stunning.
Sooni // @makeupbysooni2
Pretty sure Sooni is an absolute goddess, and the looks she creates for her clients turn them into goddesses too.
Nwanneka // @thenkbeauty
This talented makeup artist seriously knows how to contour and highlight. Her eyeshadow looks are also so creative and beautiful!
Kylee Michelle // @kyleemichellemakeup
Not only does Kylee know how to glam you up, she's also an expert at special FX. Need a MUA for halloween? She's your gal.
Ghada Mahmoud // @glamorousglowbyg
Ghada's looks are the definition of slay. Her style of bold eyes and a poppin' highlight turn her clients into freaking models ready for the runway.
Sarah Francis // @sarahlarouge
Sarah's work is often featured in magazines (yes, she's that good). Her bold and experimental looks make her insta feed SO cool!
Nicole D // @nikoledmakeupartistry
This Calgary based freelance makeup artist is your gal to go to if you have a wedding coming up. Her work is angelic.
Mariela // @cosmic.artistry
Mariela is a hair and makeup artist based at Hedkandi Salon. She loves experimenting with colour and having fun with her looks!
Laura // @luminousartistrybylaura
Whether you want a subtle or bold look, Laura can do it all. She's been at it for 11 years, so you know she's freaking unreal.
Lamese Haymour // @fancyfacebylamese
Lamese is a YYC makeup artist and blogger. Her looks typically contain a bold eye that is sure to catch the attention of all your friends.
Sydney Janzen // @sydney.k.janzen
Sydney's work is absolutely flawless. She specializes in bridal and editorial makeup. Her looks enhance the natural beauty of her clients.
Sofia // @sofnotsoph
Sofia's makeup artistry is as stunning as it gets. She's incredibly talented, and is also a total goddess herself!