Jessica has been in the beauty industry for 6 years. Previously to studying makeup artistry, she worked at the Glenrose Hospital as an Administrator and still feels passionate about the healthcare industry. In 2014, Jessica studied Makeup Artistry Level 1 & Level 2 Advanced, as well as Airbrushing Level 1 & 2 at Eveline Charles Academy while still working full time. Shortly after graduating was when she launched True Beauty and had to resign from her day time career as she received overwhelming community support. Since graduating, she has also received lash technician training and continues to compete in makeup and airbrush competitions throughout Western Canada. When Jessica isn’t doing makeup, she spends most of her free time with her husband either going for walks, supporting other local arts, eating at unique restaurants, volunteering, or taking in festivals throughout the city.
Darlena is a self taught Makeup artist and entrepreneur with over 15 years of make up and skincare experience. A graduate from the Art Institute in Houston, Texas she has always been known as a talented artist from a young age. Darlena has always had a passion for makeup and has decided to fulfil her dream as a Makeup Artist. She also works for Canadian Western Bank as an Assistant to the VP of Finance.
As a former Sephora Color Consultant, she has participated in several brand trainings and educated herself with youtube and other makeup artist mentors. Darlena has always had a natural talent in Art and has used her skills and talent in the Beauty Industry. Darlena hopes to one day expand her freelance business and develop her brand in the future.
Darlena studies makeup carefully and is always up do date with all the beauty trends. Her strive for perfection and detail in her work is a plus. She has won many awards in the Art Industry as a child, teen and young adult and is inspired to learn and create everyday.
Darlena's skills are impeccable and strives for perfecting her clients needs, so that they look perfect and flawless on thier special day.
"I am an artist, I take a blank canvas and I make it beautiful. It is ok to embrace your natural beauty, but it also ok to accentuate your natural beauty with the power of makeup. Makeup is fun and its my passion. "
Fun Facts: Darlena was born and raised in Houston, Texas her family is from Colombia. Darlena was a promotional model for 7 years. She is also married and has three beautiful children. She loves fitness, shopping and enjoys traveling.