About the Makeup Artist

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Hello there! I am Connie Quiza, an Edmonton freelance hair and makeup artist. My first makeup encounter began when I was in high school. I was a teenager with glasses and horrible acne. In my desperate quest to  hide my skin imperfections, I came upon my mother’s makeup arsenal. In it, was her foundation! Yay! Unfortunately, the foundation was too cool against my yellow skin (there wasn’t a whole lot of shade ranges for asian skin tones). But it didn’t matter because I needed coverage! My very first makeup purchase with my own money, earned working part time, was Mac lipglass in Prrr. Needless to say, I was hooked! Years later my passion for makeup grew, when YouTube exploded in 2009, I began developing my makeup skills by watching countless hours of tutorials. In 2014, I solidified my passion to become a makeup artist by taking a 40 hour hair and makeup basics course taught by Sunita Sumaru of Sen Studios Edmonton.