beauty expert.
makeup Artist.

I'm

melody iafelice

(pronounced Ya-feh-LEE-chay)

An Ottawa, Ontario based professional makeup artist and beauty expert. I am a master at coaxing the confidence out of women, a nerd when it comes to age-defying skincare, and have a passion for teaching women how to feel their best without buying into the latest beauty craze.

After 25+ years in the makeup and beauty business where I worked on national campaigns with the government of Canada, represented brands like Viviscal on the Shopping Channel, and appeared as a beauty expert on TV across the country, I want to share my expertise with you, personally.

Since I was a little girl, I have been fascinated with makeup – the transformation and the artistry of it were inspiring, and I soon found myself enthralled with beauty commercials. By 12, I started experimenting with my mom’s makeup and began to understand the difference between self-confidence and self-esteem. Using makeup was a tool to either hide or propel myself out into the world.

It’s this transformation that I’m passionate about. I believe that self-care is not selfish. I also think makeup is meant to enhance your natural beauty and confidence, and this is how I use it to empower my clients. I’m not going to pitch you anything or make you buy products you don’t need. All I will sell to you is the idea that you already have what you need to feel beautiful – I’m just here to help you fill in the gaps and guide you through whatever beauty ride you’re on right now.

I believe you’re here for a reason. So if you like what you see, settle in with your tea, or maybe it’s vodka (whatever floats your boat!) and stay awhile.

My Services

Makeup Application

Makeup applications for professional headshots, commercial shoots or special occasions. Feel confident in a look that reflects your true self, and rest assured that I’ve got your project vision in mind. Hair touch-ups are part of the process because I’m always paying attention to detail before getting you in front of the camera.

Beauty Coaching

A tailored beauty session to help you refresh your look and have you feeling fantastic at work or in your everyday routine. I’m like your big sister coaching you and keeping it real while suggesting products that best suit you. Ask about upgrading this session to include a personal shopping experience.

The GOLD Standard

Experience it all with a makeup application, coaching session and personal shopping trip. I’m focused on making sure you walk away from this experience feeling confident using the products you’ve selected, keeping you within your budget and making you feel like your best self.

Talks & television

I love hosting a special event or being included on set to talk anything and everything beauty. Confidently guiding discussions to represent my favourite brands or discussing trending beauty topics comes with ease. Hire me to keep it real and engage your audience.

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Testimonials

Lina Balice
I just wanted to share a quick note, and say how much I look forward to Melody’s posts. She makes everything look so easy, by explaining it step by step! You inspire me to look my best each and every day! Keep up the great work my dear friend!
Kassondra Walters
Working with Melody was an incredible experience; she made me look and feel like a million dollars! Melody, made me feel at ease and chose perfect shades and accents for my best look. She also taught me a few pro tips that I now use every day! I would highly recommend Melody, for her professionalism, enthusiasm, and talent and I look forward to the opportunity to work with her again.
Paula Khoury
I always look forward to sitting in Melody's makeup chair. She's extremely helpful with colour matching me with quality products and helps me understand how she applies my makeup. She takes into consideration any concerns you address about your skin, such as large pores, wrinkles, blemishes or dry skin. She's very knowledgeable, using and choosing the right products for you so that these areas of concern are less noticeable. I love stepping out of her chair because I feel amazing afterwards!
J. Angus
I have had the pleasure of not only working alongside and learning from Melody but also as being a client of hers for my own wedding. There is no one I trust more in this industry. She is a consummate professional in everything that she sets her mind to and everything that she is involved in. She is fun, funny and a beautiful soul inside and out. If ever you get the opportunity to work with Melody or if you are searching for an amazing and inspirational makeup artist, Melody needs to be your first choice.

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