Tamara S

Tamara Sztainbok

What a great experience. I’m lucky enough to have attended one of Maria’s workshops where she taught me to use green beauty skincare and makeup products effectively and in an age appropriate way. I was so pleased that I had my daughter book a consult for her high school prom, where she learned to about taking good care of her young skin and how to use minimal makeup for maximum effect. I couldn’t recommend Maria more. Thank you,… “Tamara S”

Anne M

Anne Miller

Maria Velve is amazing to work with! Not only is she an extremely talented makeup artist with vast knowledge of green beauty, she is also extremely warm, kind, and funny! She brings a calming energy to what can often be a stressful situation. Whether it’s your wedding day, or a photo shoot for your business, Maria is the one you want by your side to help you look and feel your… “Anne M”

Afsaneh B

Afsaneh Borzooei

The day of my photo-shoot , I was extremely nervous and Maria helped me to calm down. She and her hair stylist took charge of the day and I felt I was in good hands. I usually do not wear make up and if I do, occasionally, I like it to be natural and very subtle, and that was exactly what she did. Maria is very concerned about the quality of the make up she uses on her clients and she chooses only the ones made of natural minerals and are safe. Maria, did not stop at putting makeup on… “Afsaneh B”

Marnie C

Marnie Consky

Maria is super knowledgeable about all of the products she recommends and caters her advice to your specific skin type and… “Marnie C”

Nathalie A

Nathalie Amlani

Maria is amazing to work with, she’s super knowledgeable on green beauty make-up and skincare. After attending Maria’s skincare workshop, I have made positive changes to my skincare regime and updated some make-up products – I get compliments from people on how radiant and good my skin looks! Maria also does professional make-up application for many of my clients (I am a commercial photographer), and the images look stunning. The clients’ true essence shines through and the make-up is natural looking while highlighting their features. Clients are always so happy with their experience. Thank you Maria for being… “Nathalie A”

Leena M

woman business photo

Maria helped me by doing my makeup for a photo shoot. She knew exactly how to apply the make-up to ensure I would look natural on camera. She worked quickly and easily, asking me about any of my preferences along the way. She was also conversational and professional throughout, while ensuring everything applied to my face was sanitized/clean. Plus she helped arrange the perfect hair stylist such that they both worked on me interactively together. The photos turned out amazing with one of my friends on Facebook asking me if I was on the cover of Vogue. I am so… “Leena M”

Leena M.

Emma R

Emma R - Green Beauty Expert

I had Maria do my makeup for a holiday party and she was amazing. I am very reluctant to have anyone do my makeup but Maria came highly recommended so I decided to give it a try. She listened carefully to what I wanted, walked me through what she was doing, and was very friendly. I was thrilled with the end result – the best makeup application I’ve ever had! I highly recommend working with… “Emma R”

Sabrina S

Sabrina S - Green Beauty Expert

I booked Maria for my headshot. I know very little about makeup and wanted to look natural but still polished in the picture. Maria not only achieved the exact look I wanted but also educated me during the process. She is a pleasure to work with and very knowledgeable. I love how she uses and supports Canadian companies that sell natural makeup and skin care products. I look forward to working with her again and would highly recommend… “Sabrina S”

Cindy P

bride with curls - Green Beauty Expert

I have known Maria for about 8 years now, and she’s not only a good friend of mine, she is and will always be my go to person for beauty and make-up advice. Maria is committed, not only as a friend, but to anything she does in life. She is energetic, talented and driven. Maria was kind and generous enough to do my make-up for my wedding 6 years ago. The entire process was amazing! I am not one to wear any make-up but she made me feel so comfortable. She put my wants first, offered her opinion, and explained… “Cindy P”

Amanda J

Amanda Jewson - Green Beauty Expert

After getting a sweet new phone with an amazing camera I realized…shoot…I’m aging. And I don’t know what to do about it. I put out the feelers for some makeup help and it was Maria Velve and Marvelous You that came up again and again. Maria was AMAZING. I booked my appointment not realizing I’d look and feel like a million dollars when I left for my trip to Costco right after—so note for others, book before something special. I wish I took a selfie of my amazing glowing, dewy skin but alas. I’m a mom and it’s Christmas holidays.… “Amanda J”

Tania A

lady leaning against wall - Green Beauty Expert

Maria, it was a delight to have you do my makeup for my professional and family photoshoot. You are an educator, in that I learned about what works on me and what products there are out there that align with my priorities. You are an artist, in that you did beautiful makeup which was still me but more polished. And you are an amazing person, full of joy and energy and a love of people. Thank… “Tania A”

Zeynep U

Amanda J - Green Beauty Expert

Maria is so passionate about her work! She lives and breathes this stuff! It is also evident that she is a professional teacher, as she is so patient, and dedicated to teaching the skills required to do your own makeup later on. Maria was able to give me suggestions on how to do a good “light” job for the office, and how to do a bit more if I am going out in the evening. Her lessons will stick with me forever. She was also able to recommend products that work for my skin tone which was invaluable for me!… “Zeynep U”

Andi C

lady with white shirt - Green Beauty Expert

My job changed recently from being a personal training, to running the business. As a result I needed to learn a more professional look. Maria’s passion for teaching and knowledge on all products and their ingredients was so helpful. She taught me how to create the look I needed to do on my own every morning. I would highly recommend Maria to anyone who is in need of a make-up… “Andi C”

Vicky S

bride - Green Beauty Expert

I had the pleasure of working with Maria prior to and on my wedding day for my bridal make-up. She spent time listening to what it was I was looking for in my make-up and she followed my wishes. She also had many suggestions of her own which helped me decide on the color scheme I wanted. We had a couple of trial runs to ensure everything looked great. On the day of the wedding, Maria arrived fully equipped with her supplies and colors we had agreed on. She was happy and chatty the entire time and she made me… “Vicky S”

Shireen C

topless girl - Green Beauty Expert

Maria has been my Consultant for several years. She has introduced me to some fabulous face products and the best mascara for my lashes. She taught me how to apply the mascara to enhance my fine but very long lashes. Now I am frequently asked if my lashes are real. I wanted to celebrate turning 40 this year with a boudoir photo shoot and naturally I asked Maria to do my makeup. She made me feel sexy yet natural. She enhanced my natural features and the photos turned out beautiful. While doing this she taught me how to get the… “Shireen C”

Krissi N

Amanda - Green Beauty Expert

Maria is amazing! I was so impressed with her knowledge and expertise, and couldn’t thank her enough for making me feel so glamorous for a special girl’s night out. She took the time to consult with me prior to our appointment to get input on what look I was aiming for, and what products were important to me. Not only did I love Maria’s superstar make up artistry, but also her passion for non-toxic, Canadian products that are excellent quality. She knows her stuff! Thank you Maria for making this mama feel so pretty! I would recommend her to anyone-… “Krissi N”