About Me

Dawn Marie Gosney

Certificate in Professional Makeup Design, Gina’s College of Advanced Aesthetics, 2016


Thanks so much for stopping by my website!

I have been a make-up enthusiast for years through my involvement with dance and theatre. As I moved into adulthood, I became an amateur makeup artist for local theatre and for special events for friends and family. In 2015 I was involved in  weddings and many other special events as an amateur makeup artist. This prompted me to acquire certification as a makeup professional, and I completed a Certificate in Professional Makeup Design from Gina’s College of Advanced Aesthetics in Waterloo, ON. I’ve had three full, very successful wedding seasons under my belt now and I’m looking so forward to the 2018 wedding season!

My application skills include bridal, fashion/editorial shoots, headshot/portrait shoots, and theatrical stage makeup. I understand and am experienced with makeup applications for natural lighting and for studio lighting.

I love to be a part of clients’ major life events and to help my clients feel like their absolute best and most beautiful self. I always strive to give clients a look that lets them feel like them, while providing a more glamorous and exciting look than they would normally have. I love to help others feel beautiful and see the confidence that comes with that feeling. You’ll see that I don’t do before-and-after shots. I don’t believe that anyone should feel like their natural face is a “before shot”.

For studio photography, I enjoy working with a creative team to bring a vision to life through photography. I’m looking forward to adding more avant garde, fashion, and editorial work to my arsenal.

Makeup is an incredible creative outlet that is separate from my day job, and feeds the creative part of my soul.

Please get in contact with me to talk about your makeup needs!

Certification: Gina’s School of Advanced Aesthetics – Professional Makeup Design 2016

Published Applications: Femme Rebel Magazine April 2017, Femme Modern Magazine May 2017, The Inspired Bride July 2017

Makeup Kit Brands: the brands in my kit include MAC Pro products, Too Faced, Kat Von D, RVB Lab, Sephora Brand; Urban Decay –> I use high-end products that have been tried and true!