I'm Nicolette. I'm very lucky to be able draw and paint professionally everyday! I'm fascinated by the transformative powers of makeup, and specialize in collaborating with clients to create timeless, classic looks that enhance an individual's unique beauty.
I developed my command of light, shadow and colour during my 15+ years working in architecture and design. However, I didn't begin thinking about applying the principals of design to the human face until age 30, when I experienced the sudden onset of Rosacea, a skin condition that covers the face in redness and bumps. Prior to this, I wore no makeup. When Rosacea was new to me, I would look in the mirror and not even recognize myself.
As a creative person, I sought and found the solution: makeup artfully applied made me feel like my old self and helped me regain my confidence. Makeup made me feel refreshed and excited to face the world, and I was inspired to share it's powers with others! To become a makeup artist, I studied and practiced rigorously, apprenticed with some immensely talented professionals and developed my technical skills as an makeup artist for Sappho Organics and Elate Cosmetics.
As a freelance makeup artist with 5+ experience, I provide on-location services throughout Southern Vancouver Island and beyond. I love to create a relaxing, luxurious environment for my clients, to help them look and feel fabulous for all of life's amazing moments!
© Nicolette Cowan 2018