My name is Alina and I am a certified makeup artist based in Okotoks and serving Calgary and area. I used to work as a teacher for a long time but makeup artistry has always been my passion.
After having a second baby I decided to make a change in my life and finally to pursue the career I have always dreamed of! I got my certification by successfully completing the course at Lia Reese Academy and started working freelance right away. My career in the makeup artistry field quickly took off and soon I found myself working with experienced photographers, doing makeup on set of music videos and commercials and being published in various magazines like intELEGANCE, OBSCURAE magazine, ELEGANT magazine, PROMO magazine, IMIRAGE magazine.
My transition from one career to another was smooth as it is always easy to do what you love doing the most and what you have a talent for! As they say find a job that you love and you won’t have to work a day in your life.
Having a degree in education and a working background in the field has helped me tremendously in the new sphere as I teach my clients while applying their makeup and also offer one on one and group tutorials and classes.
I am a strong believer that one can never stop learning and developing so I make sure I constantly keep working on my skills and invest money and time into professional education in makeup artistry to stay up to date on current trends!
At the moment I specialize in bridal makeup, special occasion makeup and makeup for photoshoots. I work closely with my clients to make them feel absolutely fabulous in their own skin by enhancing their natural beauty! We will do you whatever your style may be - soft glam, dramatic, natural or anything that makes you feel confident and stunning in your own way!