My name is Gabrielle Vann and I am a Canberra makeup artist. I previously operated under the business name Belle Artistry, offering both makeup and spray tanning services for over 5 years. However, in 2017, I decided to take the business in a new direction and focus purely on what I was truly passionate about, and that is bridal and beauty makeup and developing my signature style of beautiful, natural, soft makeup.
My love for all things makeup and beauty started when I was 13 and purchased my first makeup book, Marie Claire – Hair & Makeup. From then on I was hooked, I went on to obtain my certification and never stopped seeking out more and more education and inspiration. Withing my career I have had extensive experience with all types of clients with varying, cultures, genders and skin types and have worked in all areas of the makeup industry, including fashion, television, media and print, but my real passion is beauty and bridal work.
I have seen the enormous impact makeup can have on someone’s self-esteem and confidence. It can be the difference between feeling good and feeling incredible. My work is very personalised, and it’s not just about painting a face, but ensuring the client feels beautiful and most importantly like ‘themselves’. To me, the ‘canvas’ is the most important part of makeup. Before I start painting, I like to look at each individual’s skin type, colouring and natural beauty and develop a look around enhancing what is naturally already there.