Freelance Makeup Artist & Model
Rachel McKay is a professional Makeup/ SFX Artist based in the Toronto, GTA. Rachel also works as a freelance model on the side. McKay, studied fashion at Humber College and then later decided to graduate Gina's College of Advanced Aesthetics in the Medical Aesthetics program. Her passions include the arts, fitness and mental health. Growing up she was a competitive athlete playing; hockey, baseball, cross country running and cheerleading. Along Rachel's journey she crossed paths with Fitness Star; a modelling agency that has an annual competition. After stepping on their podium for the first time in 2016, Rachel was invited to hit the road with the company and share my "Story" through "My Best Self". It was a turning point in her life.
"I finally recognized the importance of self-empowerment and did what I could to raise awareness to the mental health community."
Now, Rachel works for MAC Cosmetics and freelances in the TV/ Editorial industry doing makeup for various clients across the GTA, many of which are Special Effect projects. Rachel taught herself to use many prestige SFX products watching Youtube tutorials, Instagram influencers and reading material to advance her skills. In the salon industry, she practices safe and trustworthy esthetics including but not limited to Eyelash Extensions, Waxing, Body Contouring, Laser, Wellness, Lifestyle tips, and most importantly advocating Mental Health. When not on camera, Rachel asked herself;
"What is it you can see yourself doing for the rest of your life?"
Instantly thought of makeup and aesthetics because the love empowering women to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin. She feels in today's society, men and women are easily persuaded by social media which has been distorting our idea of what "beauty" is...Inner beauty is much more powerful and sentimental. We need to embrace your flaws, and accept what is. Rachel's ultimate goal is to make you feel empowered and bring out your natural beauty by enhancing your unique features in a glamorous way. Happiness is found from within.
- Medical Aesthetics (Gina's College of Advanced Aesthetics)
- Former 3 year contract with MVP Model and Talent Management
- FOX Producer Seth Yanklewitz's Advanced Acting Classes; + Voice Theory
- 5 Years Musical Theatre
- Promotional Modelling
- On-Call Makeup Artist for MAC Cosmetics
- Makeup Master Class by Two Chicks & Some Lipstick
- Makeup Master Class by Absolute Touch
- Velour Beauty Partnership
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