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I’m a professional mobile makeup artist based out of Fenelon Falls in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario and owner/editor of I service the City of Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough and surrounding areas. I am passionate about helping real women embrace, and enhance, their natural beauty. I believe makeup should not be a mask we hide behind. It's a fun and empowering tool to accentuate our true beauty. It's time to start having an awareness for the beauty in ourselves, others, and the world around us.

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I'm christa.



See some examples of my professional makeup artistry work. Here you'll find a sampling of the hundreds of makeup applications I've done over the past 8 years so you can get a taste for my style and expertise.

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Looking for professional makeup services in the City of Kawartha Lakes and surrounding areas?
Check out the services I offer. My specialty is natural and flattering makeup for weddings and boudoir photo shoots.

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Realizing Beauty, the beauty blog, was launched as Perilously Pale back in 2011 and has evolved into Realizing Beauty. Realizing Beauty was named Best Beauty Site at the 2017 P&G Beauty Awards. It's your online destination for the latest in beauty news and reviews.

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— Sarah C.

Our make-up was perfect, so natural and exactly what we were looking for.Not only was the make-up stunning, it stayed in place all day and all night, which was no easy task as it was such a hot and humid day.

Christa did an absolutely amazing job for my wedding! she is my artist of choice. I could not have asked for more beautiful wedding makeup. She's not just a great makeup artist, but a great person, and really makes the process enjoyable.

— Hailey J.

I was so lucky to have Christa do my makeup not once, but three times! She did an absolute amazing job each time. She had no problem completing makeup for 10 girls on my wedding day - I was blown away! I would highly recommend her for any occasion. 


Looking for a makeup artist for your wedding, special event, boudoir or other photo shoot? Take a look at my work.

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