About Me

Hello gorgeous! My name is Arianne and I am a freelance makeup artist and beauty blogger from Toronto, Canada. I’m available for weddings, special events, and photo shoots. I am the founder of Glitter Geek in 2007 (now offline), a beauty blog with product reviews and makeup looks. When I started my beauty blog several years ago, I was fortunate to meet so many passionate makeup artists and beauty junkies like me. So in 2011, I decided to get my feet wet in the world of makeup artistry. I love how my clients’ faces light up after the “big reveal” — they stand taller with their chin up and smile. A lot. 🙂 That’s what I love about doing makeup.

My makeup philosophy is to deliver a natural you but better. I listen to you and bring out the features that you love about yourself, and minimize the ones that you don’t. I want you to feel radiant and beautiful on your special day, and I strive to deliver the best and friendliest customer service.

What else? I love knitting, am a crazy cat lady, and am a frustrated plant mama trying to develop a green thumb. When I’m not doing makeup, I am usually hanging out with my husband, my daughter, and my cat, Scherbie.

I look forward to hearing from you, whether you are interested in getting dolled up, or even just to say hello!  Email me at: arianne [at] artistrybyarianne [dot] com.

In My Makeup Kit

As a long-time makeup junkie (I have a bursting vanity table to prove it!), I’ve tried many different products and only stock the best in my professional kit. I use a variety of makeup from brands such as MAC, MAKE UP FOR EVER, NARS, tarte, Benefit Cosmetics, Yaby, FACE atelier and Cover FX.


My work has been featured in the following publications:

  • ELLE Canada
  • Style Me Pretty
  • 100 Layer Cake
  • Fashion Weekly Toronto

Arianne Velasquez
Toronto, ON Makeup Artist

Interested in my makeup services? Check out reviews from real clients, and more of my work on WeddingWire.