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The top 10 places to get your makeup done in Toronto

Posted by Staff / July 8, 2014

makeup torontoThe top places to get your makeup done in Toronto don't simply do special-occasion cosmetics. They offer a roster of services for anyone looking to learn some new tricks, hone their application skills, or want someone else to help them look sun-kissed, famous, or just plain good-looking.

Here are my picks for the top places to get your makeup done in Toronto.

Eye Love Beauty Bar
Best known for her brow consultation and shaping, owner Mary Dang also invites clients to attend personal makeup tutorials ($40 for eyes, $90 for full-face, and $65 for special event wear). The makeup brands Dang uses from her personal collection include M.A.C., Stila, and Nars, though customers are encouraged to bring their own supplies for lessons so as to best suit their needs.

Blush Pretty
Blush Pretty's location at Richmond and Niagara has no single specialty, instead equipped with the professionals and resources to qualify them as skillful in all tricks of the trade. The salon's services include everything from makeup application workshops to an 8-session brow "arch support" class (to help you achieve beautiful eyebrows), consultations, and aesthetic pampering for both brides and grooms.

MYNC Beauty
MYNC Beauty's three locations (found in Queen West, Yorkville, and Yonge and Eg) offer anything from lash tints, lash perms (yes, that's a thing), to full makeup application in a variety of styles. Their menu of looks includes the sassy post-vacation facade "Sex on the Beach" - or try "The Manhattan," a glamorous look for evenings out spent sipping cocktails. The menu also hosts a la carte items like lash application, eye makeup, and glitter for the kids.

Shelly's Beauty Studio
The only studio on the list to offer drag makeup services, Shelly's Beauty Studio in Willowdale caters to more than just men or women on their wedding day. Besides the expected daytime, evening, and bridal cosmetic services, this quaint boutique offers appointment bookings for film and television appearances with nearly a dozen different professional makeup artists, along with the option of a private portrait photography session for $225. Prices start at $70 for full-face makeup application and cap at $135 in-house for special occasion services.

Civello's Rosedale location boasts a grandiose, castle-like entrance. While most clientele know them for their famed hair stylists - whom (bonus points!) have been featured on the Marilyn Denis Show and did the 'dos of several stars on the MMVAs' red carpet--their aesthetic talents also branch out into beauty. The brand's four locations (others run out of Queen West, uptown, and Oakville) offer personalized makeup lessons ($80+), eyelash extensions ($100-$240), eyelash and brow tinting ($20-$65), and full makeup application ($55+).

ORYA Beauty Boutique
ORYA's small boutique sits just south of Dupont St. on Avenue road. Its tiny exterior houses a clean, white-walled studio that offers a wide range of services, including makeup. A basic makeup application charge is $75, or you can enlist the services of their famed "eyebrow guru," Christina Gitzias (a definite perk to the experience).

Madison Beauty Studio
Tucked in between antique shops and women's clothing stores is Mount Pleasant's Madison Beauty studio. The modern storefront houses a sleek but homey interior where clients can enjoy a growing number of niche beauty brands and services ranging from daily makeup application to evening cosmetics. Their staff brings with them over 25 years of experience beautifying locals and international talents alike.

If you're not too sure about what makeup suits you, check out Privilash. The Midtown studio books free 30-minute personal consultations to help you learn which features you'd like to play up (and likely those you'd like to conceal, too). Makeup lessons with a professional artist are also available in prices ranging from $90-$250, along with à la carte services and specialty evening looks.

Allan Parss
Allan Parss' posh St. Lawrence salon, suited with massage chairs and personal TVs for customers getting their hair done, also offers full makeup application for $55 a pop. The salon's small staff come prepared to give customers complete makeovers (if that's what you're looking for) and most importantly, their utmost attention.

Kirsch Cosmetic Studio
Kirsch Cosmetic Studio's diverse set of services include $45 first-time makeup lessons for teen girls (aged 13 to 18), group makeup lessons as a fun outing for friends (starting at $100), and long-wearing, camouflage products that are
colour matched to skin conditions like vitiligo, hyper pigmentation, and rosacea. The studio's trusty staff custom mixes foundation for each client and offers one-on-one private sessions for those interested in learning personalized makeup application.

Did I miss your favourite? Leave your favourite places to get makeup done in the comments.

Writing by Alex Brown. Photo by Civello on Facebook.



Marie / July 8, 2014 at 08:10 am
Check out Good Gosh Beauty on College Street @
Great Hall / July 8, 2014 at 10:14 am
All seem way to over-priced.
Daniela / July 8, 2014 at 05:03 pm
Check out independent makeup artists as well!
Chris / July 8, 2014 at 06:53 pm
I agree re Good Gosh Beauty. Love that place!
ashley / July 9, 2014 at 10:14 am
check out orly kahn makeup artist
she did my wedding and all of my friends weddings...the best by far.
lori / July 9, 2014 at 10:36 am
check out
the best!
Brittany / July 9, 2014 at 10:20 pm
Luxury On-Site Hair & Makeup in Toronto!!
Brittany / July 9, 2014 at 10:20 pm
Luxury On-Site Hair & Makeup in Toronto!
Tiffany / July 12, 2014 at 09:37 pm
Hello Everyone,

I am an aspiring Makeup Artist in Toronto, Canada and I recently started a YouTube Channel for Makeup Tutorials.

I want to utilize my channel to reach women of all ages, and I strive to bring out the inner beauty in everyone while using makeup to enhance your outer beauty. Primarily, I focus on Natural, Everyday Looks as well as Quick & Easy Hair Tutorials that you can do yourself, with minimal professional products (for the budget conscious).

If you are into Makeup & Hair, I would appreciate you stopping by and supporting my channel.

Thank you
Rajesh / July 24, 2014 at 04:29 am
Hmm, your list is really good.
Citrine Jenifer / July 24, 2014 at 04:39 am
I loved the way you have mentioned about the best places to have make-up for the wedding in Toronto. Most of the times we witness that the brides-to-be are confused about which place to visit for best make-up. This information is surely important and useful.
Sarah / September 17, 2014 at 05:39 pm
I suggest Mobile Makeovers! I was extremely happy with my makeup as were my bridal party.
Amanda / September 24, 2014 at 05:05 pm
This talented young lady did my headshots recently and I could not be happier.
Daniela / January 13, 2015 at 03:16 pm
Check out Face Time with Daniela!
David Kantrovitz / January 18, 2015 at 02:27 am
I think that Kat Rapoport is the best in GTA. Check her out at and thank me later
Colette / February 12, 2015 at 03:41 pm
It's important for people to also know that celebs aren't the only ones who can have people come right to their homes to get them all made up...many of the most well trained artists who've worked in the fashion industry, in TV, commercials and with celebs take this service one step further and come to you. See
Monika / February 13, 2015 at 01:10 am
Check out Blushing Beauty Inc. - Mobile Makeup and Hair Services in GTA.
Evangeline Seminkina / March 23, 2015 at 08:08 pm
I had my bridal makeup trial with someone you mentioned here and I didn't feel like myself. I saw there was a bit of color here and there that I could of done myself. A friend doing my hair at a beauty salon in Donato's referred me to Olivia Ha and she was amazing. More of an investment but I truly felt like I had a makeover. I think she is well worth it! Try it you will be pleased :)
Vicki / March 28, 2015 at 02:27 pm
It's important to note that several bridal makeup artists will provide both bridal makeup and hair styling meaning you need to only hire 1 vendor rather than 2 with many of them providing a mobile service as well.
Allana / March 31, 2015 at 02:48 am
Luxury On-Site Hair, Makeup & Eyelash Extensions in Toronto!!
Erin / April 16, 2015 at 05:32 pm
I would not recommend Civello, I have had several bad experiences with the them.
Anne / May 4, 2015 at 05:45 pm
I was very pleased with Queen's Quay Hair Design & Esthetic on a recent visit to Toronto. Sam was very pleasant, gentle and skilled in applying the makeup. I was very pleased.
Mira / July 10, 2015 at 01:07 pm
I wouldn't recommend Civello either. Had very bad experience and paid high for very bad service for my photoshoot.

but, I had my Bridal makeover with Dreamystyles. I'm very pleased with her service. She came over to my place and did my makeup, hairstyle and dress up. Also, she did my bridesmaid to get ready as well. I'm very very happy with her work. She came early to my place and very quick. I really recommend her.

If you want to try it, I don't have her website. I only know her facebook and phone number.
Phone number: 647 542 8534.
Gia / July 12, 2015 at 03:50 pm
None of these are mobile though.
Jill / August 24, 2015 at 02:12 am
@Gia Try I think they are mobile in the Greater Toronto Area. I know for sure that some of my friends have been very pleased with their services.
Leanne / September 18, 2015 at 04:04 pm
Try Jennifer Schulz -

Had her for my wedding and she was amazing!
Anita replying to a comment from Marie / September 28, 2015 at 02:37 pm
Check out the makeup bar! :)
Anita replying to a comment from Marie / September 28, 2015 at 02:49 pm
Masuda / October 6, 2015 at 06:35 pm
Visit for bridal hair/makeup tips and for rates, portfolio and contact info :)
Jessica replying to a comment from Gia / October 9, 2015 at 02:57 pm
Yes! We offer Mobile services in the comfort of your location for our Makeup Services. We always work on-location =)
Jessica / October 9, 2015 at 03:01 pm
Check out our Youtube Beauty Tutorials Series too! Lots of Great info/tips and tricks of the trade there! =)
Lots of videos and new releases every week.

Search: Shelly's Beauty Studio on Youtube or click below link to get directed there:
Colette Cormier / November 5, 2015 at 10:43 pm
Before you hire ANY artist. you should read the free ebooks on this site with top price questions to ask and artist experience questions..saves so many brides a lot of heartache. Many get fooled by contracts that hide some small details.
Colette Cormier / November 5, 2015 at 10:44 pm
Sorry forget to add link.
Jenna / December 2, 2015 at 11:47 am
Check out Naari Studio!
Melanie / January 27, 2016 at 12:51 pm
If you want to look really GORGEOUS on your wedding day then check out
Irene is one of the best in Toronto and she travels to you and internationally! She is amazing!!!! Highly recommended!!
essra / February 2, 2016 at 05:56 pm
Hi, I am a makeup artist located in the west end. I can travel too. You can check out my work at
Ben Noir Makeup Artistry / March 21, 2016 at 06:12 pm
Great work on all skin tones - black, mixed, indian, european, asian. Find us and other Toronto artists on facebook in the group called Toronto Makeup Artists.
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