Testimonials

Emma R

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 Maria.

Sabrina S

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 her.

Cindy P

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

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

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 you!

Zeynep U

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

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 artist.

Vicky S

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

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

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”