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  • Aglow by Joan, MUA

    Joan is one of Toronto’s most sought after makeup artists with over 10 years of industry experience. Joan has a special talent. She is able to accentuate the beauty found in the personality and appearance of her clients through makeup, which is a unique skill that not many make-up artists have. She seeks to understand the needs of those she works with (sometimes things that clients don’t even realize about themselves) to achieve a beautiful and natural look. Serving as a skincare specialist for four years, Joan will not only make you look dazzling on the day of your event, she will help define the full potential of your skin.

    The wordmark that we created for Joan Huang is something that truly reflects her style as a make up artist — beautiful, flexible, naturally-flowing, and stylish. She is easy to work with and listens intently to her clients as she works. Her artistry flows like water and her products gentle on the skin’s surface. She cares deeply about both the health and aesthetic of her client’s faces and skin, and her passion is evident across all the incredible looks she has created for her discerning clientele. For her business cards, we wanted to portray her practice as organic as the art of watercolour, in a natural palette and a touch of glamour. To achieve this, we chose a nude blush pearlized stock as the case, and printed a lovely hand-painted watercolour floral and leaf print in the background. We then pressed the wordmark in a matte gold foil which adds a luxurious sparkle to the page, like the charming twinkle in all of Joan’s work. Her clients always go to their events feeling beautiful.

    In addition to her experience as the Beauty Blogger for Lise Watier, Joan also teaches classes for artists in Canada with her extensive knowledge of products, eyelash technology, and advanced airbrushing. She has worked for renowned brands such as Dior, NARS, Anna Sui, Lancome, Clarins, Biotherm, and Armani. Joan is constantly keeping up-to-date with education and trends in luxurious makeup and skincare. Offering one-on-one application and skincare tutorials, Joan is avid about sharing her tips for flawless makeup and naturally glowing, flawless skin.

    Joan is now accepting consultations for bridal, special event, celebrity, and editorial make-up. On a case-by-case basis, she accepts interested students for personal makeup and skincare education. She is a pleasure to work with, and is the talent behind the make-up of the PALETTERA Team Portrait, and many of our Art Director Deborah’s red carpet looks.