Happy New Year from Michelle and mG Artistry



mG-Artistry-Michelle-Grad-makeup-artist I can’t express the gratitude to all of you that would display the joy that that I experienced in 2017.  Thanks to all of my clients, associates, family and friends for a fantastic year of success and growth.  
  Once again my career has taken me places that I couldn’t imagine.  At the start of 2017 I began a position with a cosmetic line that I’ve admired for years.  As a selling specialist for Make Up For Ever I was able to train with some of the best makeup artists in the country and I continuted to meet more amazing artists, business leaders and clients in the Sephora world.   As well as a selling specialist for MUFE I continued my work with Cover FX.  Again, making friends and meeting new clients while working with a brand that I love.
  As summer started I embraced the idea to just ask and see what would happen.  Well I asked, and what happened was more new friendships and creative collaborations with super talented models, photographers, stylists, hair dressers, actors and film people.  I rounded out the year on the annual Acts of Beauty Photography Fearless Women’s Retreat in Bali, Indonesia.  This trip blind sided me.  Although South East Asia was never a destination in my radar, it turned out to be the most life altering trip so far ( stay tuned for highlights in future blogs).  The two week retreat was full of reconnecting and forging new friendships, exciting adventures, exploring culture and beauty.  Not to mention meeting some makeup challenges that I’ve never experienced.  If necessity is the mother of invention then I became the godmother of humidity proof makeup. 

 Prelude to the amazing

   Once again,  thank you.  Thank you for the support, the faith, the willingness, the patronage, the creativity, the love and the patience.  I feel that the tail spin of 2017 is only going to accelerate me into more great projects and relationships in the new year.

With love & gratitude,


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Beauty Boot Camp Haute Fan Contest


It’s simple!  Just click HERE then like & share the pinned Facebook post to help young divas find out about the fun that is Beauty Boot Camp for Teens.  It could be the most rewarding minute of your day.    You could win the Haute Fan contest prize:  a wardrobe restyle package with fashion consultant, Jessica Gurney of Walking my Runway.  

Your time with Jessica will help you to establish your unique style and purge your closet.  Then you’ll be offered her personal shopping service and a one on one styling session.  Finally, you will have her assistance in organizing your new wardrobe and creating a custom look book for future reference.  

Seriously!  Who can’t use that kind of help in their busy life?  


To Enter:
Like and share the following link on Facebook:  It’s back!!  Beauty boot Camp for Teens.

Rules and conditions

  • This contest is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Facebook, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Facebook of responsibility, and agree to Facebook’s term of use.
  • Wardrobe restyle package is sponsored by Walking my Runway.  Value of prize does not include new clothing.  Winner must be prepared to purchase suggested items separately if desired.
    The Haute Fan contest will close at 11:59pm on August 30th, 2017.  The winner will be chosen by draw from all eligible entrants and announced on September 1, 2017.
  • Contest is open to all residents of Edmonton, AB metropolitan area 18 years and older.
  • Winner must be willing to have name and photo posted on social media.


Not 18 years old....

..and still want to win?

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Beauty Boot Camp for Teens VIP Grand Prize Contest


  Registering and attending one of the four makeup lesson sessions in July or August will automatically enter you in the grand prize draw contest that could send you on a VIP fashion adventure.  
  First, your journey will begin with hair and makeup styling.  Next you will try on your custom wardrobe chosen by the stylish fashion blogger,  Jessica Gurney of  Walking My Runway .  Finally you will model in a fashion inspired photo shoot by Sara Jewell Photography.


Hair| Lisa Lowe, Photo | Photography by Sandi


You could be a celebrity for a day!

  So if being pampered and the center of attention sounds like the perfect day check out Beauty Boot Camp for Teens.  It’s two days of learning about skin care, makeup application, discovering your personal style and a chance to win an incredible grand prize.


Register soon!

Beauty boot Camp for Teens has limited spaces so you have great chances of winning.

Call or email to SIGN UP NOW!

The Style Team


Jessica Gurney, Fashion Stylist



Sara, Sara Jewell Photography


  Jessica is an energetic and dynamic fashion consultant, personal shopper, and lifestyle blogger.  She styles and dresses clients across the country for every type of occasion.  Jessica is on top of all the latest trends as well as tried and true classic looks.  She can get you on your way  looking your very best at any budget.
  Sara is a lifestyle photographer who is all about helping her clients celebrate their true selves and their beauty.  Her free spirit is reflected in her work and in the way she captures her subject’s essence and personality.

**Prize valued at $1200.00. 
**Prize will be drawn on September 1st, 2017 from all Beauty Boot Camp attendees.  Winner will be announced on social media and contacted by email.
**Photo shoot will take place on a mutually agreed date before September 30th, 2017. 
**Winner must agree to sign a model release.
**Clothes for the fashion shoot will be on loan and for use the day of the shoot only.

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It’s Back!! Beauty Boot Camp for Teens

Still trying to figure out which makeup look is right for you?  Have you tried the makeup techniques from Instagram and Youtube but it just doesn’t seem right?  I can help you learn how to achieve those styles and get your makeup on point.

mG Artistry Beauty Boot Camp

 will be a great way for teens to spend time with friends over the summer as well as learn valuable information about skincare, cosmetics and makeup application.

My daughter just completed a beauty boot camp and had so much fun. Michelle is so knowledgeable and fun which made it the best week of the summer. The photos on the last day was the perfect way to end the camp.Cass W, 2016

Beauty Boot Camp will teach realistic makeup application techniques and help in discovering personal style.  The two day camp will include:

  • hygiene & best practices
  • skin care
  • beauty tools
  • application demos
  • hands on instruction
  • breaking down trends
  • a healthy snack
  • photo shoot

This Beauty Boot Camp will help young diva’s feel confident with how to prioritize and budget for cosmetic needs, personal style and using makeup.

I’ve been a professional makeup artist for over 25 years.  In that time I’ve taught numerous classes as well as hundreds of one on one consultations.  I love passing on information to people of all ages to help them feel great about their appearance and empower them with self positivity. 


mG Artistry Beauty Boot Camp

In Leduc, Ab
Open to teens 13-17 years old
Only $120 *Price includes: use of makeup/brushes, photo shoot (+3 edited photos) and snack

  • Session 1 – July 4 & 5, 2017
  • Session 2 – July 25 & 26, 2017
  • Session 3 – August 17 & 18, 2017
  • Session 4 – August 28 & 29, 2017
    Day 1, noon – 4pm | Day 2, noon – 5pm


Makayla had a wonderful time at your camp, she was so excited to share what she learned this weekend! Thank you.Cheryl P, 2016

Call or email today for more details or to reserve your spot at mG Artistry Beauty Boot Camp.

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Real Life Beauty Makeup vs. Instagram Makeup

 Makeup trends of the digital age vs. classic beauty makeup

   Anybody that knows me professionally is well aware that I will deliver what ever a client wants for a makeup style. With that said, I will offer my opinion when I think that in the long run (looking at your wedding photos in 20 years or standing face to face with your grad date) someone may be happier with a less is more approach to their makeup application.

   I understand the theatrical appeal of Instagram makeup and I realize that every generation in history has tried to re-invent the wheel in order to not be associated with the generation before it. That in mind with how impressionable we are when it comes to our aesthetic makes it very easy for us to fall victim to trends that may not flatter us.

Makeup trends – 70’s, 80’s, 90,’s, 2000 Google images & ABH photos

   What I don’t understand is that millennials are the first generation to be born into a fully digital age.  From very early on most young people (under 18 years old) have a full understanding of digital imagery and post editing (filters & Photoshop).  They should know that what we do to alter images may not be achievable with manual techniques, yet they’re still convinced that their everyday makeup should look like the after effects of using photo editing apps and filters.  I guess that thought leads into a discussion about the media and it’s influence on our perception of beauty but I’ll put a pin in that for now.  Instead,  I’ll just say that many makeup artists, myself included would encourage you to break down the makeup trends of late (contouring, baking, false lashes, ect) and really decide if that’s what you want in real life when you’re attending a special occasion or on a day to day basis and in close proximity to others.  Many techniques that you see on social media are intended for film/video, photography, or stage and don’t translate well into the real world.  Not too mention that some of these trends are time consuming and costly. 
  Here are a couple of my favorite videos from experienced working makeup artists ( Pixiwoo and Jordan Liberty) on the trend of Instagram makeup.  Enjoy and remember that I’m just a click away if you ever want to discuss these or any other makeup techniques.
   **Watch Jordan Liberty to the end for the model’s reaction to her Instagram look.  Giggles.**

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