From a young age, Julia’s passion was always about making things beautiful—whether it be through art, hair, or makeup. At 21 years old, living in an old farmhouse in a hamlet in Southern Ontario, Canada, it hasn’t stopped her from chasing her big dreams.
Julia graduated at the top of her class from the award winning College of Makeup, Art & Design. Having done so, she is a certified makeup artist skilled in all areas; fashion, theatre, SFX, prosthetics and creature design. Since graduating Julia has progressively challenged herself every day. Starting out at the bottom, and slowly working her way up. She volunteered for different films, where she would sometimes commute four hours per day, for little to no money. Nonetheless, Julia’s passion for the craft never stopped her from chasing her dreams.
Shortly after graduating, Julia began to set up ‘creative editorial shoots’, where the photographer, model and makeup artist collaborate. Julia did these weekly to build up her portfolio and master different makeup looks. She decided to start her own YouTube channel and Instagram page @juliadantasbeauty to show off all of the mad skills she’d spent hours perfecting.
Julia has always wanted to help people look and feel amazing. Knowing that with a few little tricks, makeup can transform your entire look, and in truth, the way you feel. As people started to recognize her work, she started getting busier and busier.Her latest project was being a contestant on Kim Kardashian West’s TV show Glam Masters, where she went on to the final episode. She created wicked looks in under an hour, all while being filmed by a major Los Angeles film crew and having her work put under a magnifying glass by some of the biggest names in the makeup world.She has been posted on Kim Kardashian’s Instagram, as well as KKW Beauty, Pure Cosmetics, Tarte Cosmetics, Smashbox, Glamglow, MDNA SKIN (Madonna’s skin care line) and dozens more. Julia was recently featured in the July edition of Marie Claire, becoming the youngest makeup artist to ever be featured in the magazine.
Apart from her social media presence, Julia creates content for various companies. Her ongoing partnership with CBC Life, consists of creating YouTube videos for their social media accounts. These videos reach thousands, sometimes even hundreds of thousands of views. Recently, she was a model herself for Glam Masters judge, A-list celebrity makeup artist (to Kim Kardashian West among others) and king of makeup, Mario Dedivanovic @makeupbymario.
Julia strongly believes that if you work hard and believe in yourself, anything is possible. Never give up on what you believe. The power of the mind is a fantastic thing!
Read on for some holiday gift inspiration for that special someone who loves makeup!
Sephora Favourites “Glow For It” $28 (value $55)
This is the perfect holiday set for the girl or guy that needs to be glowing, all-day, everyday! This set features some of Sephora’s most popular products that will leave you dripping in highlight. Try out a liquid glow one day and a cream stick the next. You can even layer the products for a blinding effect! This set includes: Artist Couture – Diamond glow powder in Illuminati Benefit Cosmetics – High Beam liquid face highlighter Cover FX – Custom enhancer drops in Moonlight Fenty Beauty by Rihanna – Mini match stix shimmer skinstick in Starstruck Milk Makeup – Luminous blur stick
Stila 3D Dazzle mini glitter & glow liquid shadow set $25 (value $35)
Glitter is trending and I am living for this trend! However, finding glitter eyeshadows that stay in place is hard to come by. Stila glitter eyeshadows are one of the only glitter shadow products that I swear by. Grab this set of three for anyone that is looking for some bold spunk and likes to be bold and expressive. This set includes: Glitter & Glow liquid shadow in three shades; Golden Girl, Perlina, Kitten Karma
Urban Decay Born to Run vault: $28 (value $55)
This is the perfect holiday set for the girl or guy that needs to be glowing, all-day, everyday! This set features some of Sephora’s most popular products that will leave you dripping in highlight. Try out a liquid glow one day and a cream stick the next. You can even layer the products for a blinding effect! This set includes: Born to Run eyeshadow palette Vice lipstick in 66 Eyeshadow primer potion Perversion mascara Born to Run–All nighter setting spray Glide-on eye pencil in Perversion Cross-body bag
ColourPop Complexion perfection $20 (value $9)
Prime, set, and last. This kit includes the essentials to any makeup application—you truly cannot go wrong with this set. Anyone that wants to lock their makeup in place wants this. Priming your face is almost as important as setting your face—with this kit you’ll never forget the three most important products. This set includes: All Star primer All Star setting spray No Filter translucent powder
ColourPop Brush bundle $28 (value $55)
Flawless makeup starts with the correct brushes. Receiving good quality brushes such as this set of twelve is any makeup lovers dream gift. Now that makeup lover in your life can do their makeup—start to finish—with every brush they could possibly need. This set includes: Large powder brush Blush brush Angled eye/face brushes Stippling brush Fan brush Small fluff brush Small/Medium eye shader brushes Blending brush Tapered blending brush Pencil brush
ColourPop Brow Kit $20
Brows are a crucial part of everyone’s makeup routine because of their ability to completely transform one’s look. Making sure you find affordable brow products is equally as crucial because if your makeup lover is anything like myself, they go through brow products like crazy. ColourPop has amazing, affordable products, which is why I continuously order brow products from them. This particular set comes with the essentials so that whether the look is tame and natural or bold, this set has them covered. Finally, using ColourPop’s brow gel they can hold their brows in place and rule the day. This kit includes: Precision brow colour Brow pencil Brow boss pencil Brow boss gel