Ashley of HollywoodNoirMakeup

My name is Ashley and welcome to my creative domain Hollywood Noir Makeup! I am a self taught makeup artist and visual artist from Ontario, Canada. I’m always asked how I create my various makeup looks so I decided to launch my own YouTube channel and website back in 2009 that would not only serve as a creative outlet for myself but hopefully a platform to teach and inspire others.

I have always been a firm believer in being confident in who you are and not being afraid to express that, so I’m hopeful that my art will convey this sentiment. My greatest wish is that Hollywood Noir Makeup will create a diverse community that encourages others to be confident, creative and embrace their inner weird.

While working as a makeup artist for over a decade I’ve acquired an arsenal of diverse product knowledge. I pride myself on being thorough as well as honest with my reviews so I hope these posts prove helpful to you if you’re curious about investing in a particular product or brand.

Aside from my obvious love of makeup and beauty, I’ll also be showcasing some of my favourite independent artisans through interviews and company spotlights. I am a proud supporter of small businesses so I always like to share other artists work that I think my readers will also appreciate. These wonderfully talented artists have carved out a name for themselves through their hard work and dedication and act as a great source of motivation for me to always challenge myself to be a better artist. I hope they do the same for you.

Within the past few years, life has become overwhelmingly busy and my focus has shifted from uploading videos on Youtube to simply posting makeup photos on Instagram. I simply don’t have the time to publish the high quality video content that I would like, so this seems to be a more suitable and convenient medium for me at the moment.

In the process of this Youtube hiatus, I have also decided to resurrect this website to continue focusing  on writing articles on alternative fashion and makeup looks, reviewing my favourite cruelty-free beauty products, as well as anything else that piques my interest and is somewhat related to the makeup and fashion realm.

There is so much more to makeup than perfection and beauty. It is a form of art, a tool for transformation and devoid of any real rules. I hope you will follow me through this journey of experimentation and creation and find something useful to take with you along the way.