OWNER, MAKEUP & BROW ARTIST
Mary has established herself as one of Toronto’s premiere brow experts. As a freelance make-up artist for over 9 years, she quickly realized her passion and talent for brows and began to explore the niche further. She is a brow expert for Tweezerman, and has groomed the brows for some of Canadian's bold- names such as Milos Raonic, Gabrielle Miller, Tara Spencer Narin and Nazem Kadri, as well as the top fashion and beauty editors in Canada, she has also been the go-to expert for brow advise in most Canadian magazine editorials, Flare, Elle, Glow and Lou Lou. Through demonstrations at Hudson’s Bay, The Shopping Channel, H&M and Holt Renfrew Mary has shared her recommendations on the top beauty tools and tricks for the perfect brows.
With a dedicated following and reputation for her expert personal touch, Mary opened the doors of Eye Love Brow & Beauty Bar in 2011 and has been offering brow consultations, shaping and makeup lessons in her light-filled loft space ever since.
Mary and her team pride themselves on careful assessment of the brows and the face as a whole before getting to work with their Tweezerman slant tweezers. Her unique method allows for intricacy and detailed work for the ultimate eyebrow fix, and enhancement services such as lash perms, eyebrow and eyelash tint and make-up application and tutorials to add a beautiful subtly to your everyday look.
MAKEUP & BROW ARTIST
As a former competitive dancer and pageant title holder, I had a passion for makeup from a young age. While studying at Ryerson University, I had the pleasure of working for Mac Cosmetics, which inspired me to pursue a career in the beauty industry. After completing the Essential Makeup Artist program at Complections College of Makeup Art and Design, I worked as a freelance artist in Toronto and the GTA, with a number of notable projects with Ryerson school of Fashion, Ryerson Photography, and Miss Universe Canada to name a few. After gaining more experience as a freelance makeup artist and as a demonstrator and trainer with Too-Faced Cosmetics, I decided to expand my skills and study brow shaping and tinting with Glow Academy in Toronto. Studying brow shaping was important to me as I felt having a properly shaped brow complimented a makeup application, but it was also a service clients could continue to appreciate weeks later. Being a part of Eye Love Beauty Bar since September 2015 has been an incredibly rewarding experience, because I love helping men and woman look and feel their best.
Natural beauty is:
... having a minimalistic approach, specifically with makeup. Believing less is more, and letting some imperfections show through rather than masking them. It's about having confidence and letting how you feel on the inside show on the outside.
... having a positive mind-set, loving yourself no matter what, and embracing what makes you unique.
One product you can't live without:
Urban decay all-nighter setting spray
Cheapest product in your makeup bag:
Ardell Demi wispies lashes. They have a thin, flexible band, look natural, and can be reused if taken care of.
Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation. Used for special occasions only, this foundation is long wearing, with a glowing, flawless finish.
Ultimate beauty tip:
When applying shimmery or dark colours on the eyes, do your eyes first, then skin makeup. That way you can wipe away any shadow fallout under your eyes and have a clean slate to apply foundation and concealer.
MANAGER & BROW ARTIST
I was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie and at age 19, set out west for the breathtaking Canadian Rocky Mountains. I spent three years working at the Banff Springs hotel, with a brief pause to check out life in Montreal. In 2008, I decided it was time to go back to school and enrolled in the esthetics program at St Lawrence College in Kingston. Upon graduation, I moved to Toronto and began working with Benefit Cosmetics where my love for sculpting the perfect eyebrow blossomed. Now, seven years later, I'm fully immersed in my craft and love every second I get to spend beautifying the brows of Toronto. When I'm not with my clients, I can be found chasing sunsets on Toronto Island, or exploring the city with a coffee in hand.
Natural beauty is:
.... a candid smile
... embracing your individuality
One product you can't live without?
What's the cheapest product in your makeup bag? Essence liquid eyeliner
What's most expensive thing in your makeup bag?
Becca x Jaclyn Hill champagne collection face palette
If you can give someone one ultimate beauty tip what would you tell them?
You are what you eat- your skin will reflect what's happening inside you. Stay hydrated and eat fresh, whole foods and you will shine.