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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 :)

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