Hi, My name is Cindy (Louise) Leyland. I am an accomplished freelance makeup artist and tanning specialist, currently based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I love my job! I also love: My husband and graphic designer, O'Neil, 80's music, my cat Miss Abigail Meowsworth, 1950's Porsches and a solid session of karaoke, every once in awhile..
I've been obsessed with makeup artistry and the beauty & fashion industry since a very young age. Once out of high school, I enrolled at Blanche MacDonald Institute to learn every aspect of make up artistry from glamour to gory special effects. Immediately after, I was hired up by Make Up Forever and worked my way up from part time artist to manager of the store.
A few years later, I joined forces with a local entrepreneur and helped to create the famous Vancouver beauty store, BeautyMark. In addition to managing the store and employees, I also maintained the large amount of inventory and directed the buying for the store, always finding those new and original beauty products. In 2011, After 10 years of success, I decided to add tanning to my list of services and break out on my own to really build my freelance career.
Now, as an entrepreneur and strong solo business person, I have established myself as a creative professional with a unique blend of beauty knowledge. Spray tan, makeup or vip service, I'm proud to be described by my clients as having an ability to pull their unique spirit to the surface, regardless of gender, ethnicity or style. There's no greater pleasure for me than a client who trusts my knowledge and my skill to enhance their natural features and re-enforce their true beauty. I embrace every job with fresh eyes and full heart. I am an artist in every way and take pride in everything I do.