We are so happy to announce…. Montréal celebrity makeup artist, Mindy Shear, will be joining our team at Shopgirlmtl.com as our new beauty and makeup consultant. Exciting!!
A homegrown Montréal talent, Mindy graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Since then, she has pursued many artistic avenues, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, fashion, design and extensive travel. At a young age she started out in a small hair salon but always wanted her own space. Today, she has created a world of beauty, in her studio where she can create and play.
Having studied art history she believes in seeing and expressing the inner beauty in everyone, as do I. It comes as no surprise that Mindy approaches every client as one would a blank canvas. Each requires a different palette with so many beautiful possibilities. Her passion for makeup as an art form has propelled her to cultivate not only a collection, but an entire domain of sensory experiences.
Mindy is a pioneer in her field and was the first person to introduce airbrush makeup and semi-permanent eyelashes into Montréal. Always busy, she caters to an elite clientele and has worked at Toronto, Montréal and New York Fashion Weeks. She recently collaborated with Montréal designer Ralph Leroy on his skin care line and now, she is working on the upcoming TV show More Than a Model. Bridal makeup, birthdays or any special occasions can be arranged by appointment.
I recently visited Mindy in her cozy, upscale Montréal studio and I was like a kid in a candy store! We chatted about our shared interest in art while I perused her plethora of products.
Not only did I discover this incredible artist, but I immediately fell in love with her amazing makeup line Mindy Shear Mineral Make Up. Needless to say, as a confirmed cosmetics junkie (read more…), I was in Heaven! Everything from the packaging, materials and user-friendly design, to the high-quality ingredients and extraordinarily rich shades has Mindy’s personal touch.
As a leading Canadian mineral makeup brand, Mindy Shear Mineral Make Up showcases a vast array of colors, textures, and finishes. They include natural ingredients that make the skin feel nurtured and alive such as: aloe vera, dimethicone, crushed mica, lecithin, silica and titanium oxide. Some of the benefits of minerals are that they are long-lasting, water-resistant, mix well with natural oils and are good for problematic skin. All products are hypoallergenic.
Having tried mineral powder foundations in the past, I was hesitant, but as Mindy applied her product on me, I could feel the difference. It was so light that my skin could breathe and the light-reflecting effect was very pretty. When she informed me that it contained SPF, I was even more impressed.
Her matte lipstick in a fuchsia pink, aptly called “Shopaholic”, did not dry out my lips like others, but felt creamy and the pigment was so rich that it was still on my mouth hours later.
Let’s not forget the lip gloss! After years of buying and trying almost every high-end brand available, I had yet to find one that actually felt good. Now – I finally have. You have to try Lip Toxyl® Sheer, a volumizing gloss, which contains peptides and is a pleasure to apply. It feels like I am actually nourishing my lips, while plumping them. I tried “Starlet”and Mindy told me it also contains diamond dust – no wonder I’m addicted!
A couple of must-have regenerative products from Mindy’s skin care line include: the Retexturizing Face Primer and the Pep Toxyl® Eye Treatment.
Her products are manufactured in North America so that Mindy can personally ensure the highest quality of her brand at competitive prices.
ATTENTION: Future Makeup Artists in Montréal!!!
Mindy Shear School of Make Up is a government accredited makeup course. They offer full courses designed for students to learn the artistry of makeup and the makeup business in only 30 hours. Students who complete the requirements of the course will receive certification.
They also offer personalized makeup courses to teach the client self-application methods until they are confident doing it themselves.
The goal is to educate women about makeup and what suits their personal lifestyle, while making each one feel special.
Mindy showed me some trends for Spring/ Summer 2013:
- Bold eye colors like electric blue and turquoise
- Bright red lips
From the time she was a little girl, volunteering to sell Avon products, to the makeup mogul she is now, Mindy is truly inspiring. She is living proof that you can realize your dreams – on your own terms.
I can’t wait for the launch of Mindy Shear’s new website – COMING SOON!
Coming up… Spring Contest for Mindy Shear Mineral Make Up (details to follow…)
Keep you posted!
Thanks Mindy! Thanks Samara!