Rooftop Wedding in Vancouver

It’s that time of the week again, Wedding Wednesday! This week features M&S’s big day at the iconic rooftop above Chambar Restaurant in Vancouver.

With this beautiful city as the backdrop these two tied the knot in front of there closest family and friends! With Margot from Petite Pearl Events on their side, M&S’s vision of a classic yet fun filled wedding came to life.

My senior artist Emily had the pleasure of beautifying Meghan and her ladies. The Bridal look Emily chose had Meghan’s style written all over it. She is definitely not afraid of a bold lip and loves a smokey black liner!

Meghan’s stunning and contagious smile shines through every photo captured by Nomad Photography.

 This overflowing bouquet by Celsia filled with plum and burgundy florals compliments both Meghan’s dress and makeup look perfectly!


Denise Elliott

A Pacific West Coast Wedding

As we slowly wind down from a very busy season we are excited to share A&E’s Pacific West Coast Wedding! It felt like this Summer just flew by so it’s nice to take a minute now to look back on some of the special weddings we were lucky enough to be a part of.

A&E’s big day couldn’t have come to life without the hard work and planning of Sandy Pandher. We are absolutely in love with the romantic yet rustic vibe A&E’s vendor team executed here at Brockhouse.

Bespoke Decor and Our Little Flower Co worked tirelessly to create the most timeless setting.

The bridal look I created for Alyx was glamorous yet tasteful. With a soft smokey eye, warm cheeks and a tea rose lip, Alyx’s best features shined through! The camera will always take down the makeup so its crucial to make sure you look your best both in person and on camera!

I just love the heartfelt emotion these candid shots by Shari & Mike portray. The love and beauty involved in this day are captured perfectly!


Denise Elliott

Paul and Joe Beauty in Vancouver

Paul and Joe Beauty is a gorgeously feminine and fun line for a makeup look that is beautifully natural and yet impactful. The retro inspired packaging with a modern twist is simply irresistible, and would look oh-so pretty on your dresser or bathroom counter! We are honoured to be the only place to get Paul and Joe Beauty on the North Shore.

This line is a pleasure to use, with a focus on all day hydration and bringing out ones “inner glow.”

Some of the products we carry in store include the eye makeup remover, moisturizing foundation primer, concealers and illuminating pens, foundation and pressed powders, blushes, lipsticks, lip liner duo pencils, lip gloss, eye colour primer, eyebrow powder duos, and mascaras. Stop in, and try out a new fave!

One of our favourite products in the Paul and Joe line is the moisturizing foundation primer, which Denise calls her “magic product”. Offering all day hydration, this primer gives the skin a beautiful glow, evening out the complexion and creating the perfect base for foundation. Your skin will look and feel great all day!

This line has some seriously high-performing primers; their eye colour primer is equally amazing.

Denise’s PRO TIP: Use a thin layer all over the lids – the hydrating formula brightens the eye area by covering any darkness or discoloration. Used under eyeshadow, it will enhance and deepen the pigment and longevity for all day perfection!

Another favourite has to be the lipsticks! With a wide array of pretty shades to choose from, these lipsticks range from very sheer to fully opaque, all offering a moisturizing and comfortable feel on the lips. One of the best parts for those of you who are a sucker for packaging (hands up!)… you can choose the case to suit your personal style, and your lipstick goes in that. It’s like candy for your purse!

Love, Denise Elliott

A Classic Vancouver Yaletown Wedding

Happy Wedding Wednesday! We are so pleased to share Emily & Sean’s big day with you all. A Classic Vancouver Yaletown wedding, it was a clear and sunny day this past June for their I do’s, and definitely one to remember.

We were very pleased to have Emily & her ladies get wedding ready at our beauty studio. With Lesley Lane, photographing you can feel every bit of heartfelt emotion.

The Bridal Look:

Denise and her team members (Charlene, Christina and Sam) had the pleasure of beautifying Emily her bridal party in the morning. What a fun group of ladies, and having them in our beauty studio made for the perfect fun filled girls morning!

Smitten Events did an amazing job (of course!) keeping the style clean and classy for the reception at The Loft Earls.


Denise Elliott

Welcome to the Denise Elliott Beauty Co. Studio + Shop

 It has been 9 months since we opened the doors to our first beauty store and we are so excited to share it with you all! The talented Gillian Segal Design team worked tirelessly to ensure all of our dreams came to life.

 Located in the new buzzing area of Lower Lonsdale, it was so important to us that the store be modern, bright and inviting. With a black, white, gold & blush colour palette, it’s the perfect spot to be beautified! Ema Peter Photography definitely knows how to capture the aesthetic here at Denise Elliott Beauty Co.

Our adorable shop dog, Stella even made an appearance here! She fits in perfectly and compliments the decor.


In case you haven’t been in yet we carry a variety of product lines in our retail area. Stila, Raccine, Glo Minerals, Paul and Joe, Evo , St. Tropez, and Milkshake are just a few.

The STudio 

The studio includes 6 makeup stations, 4 hair stations and a hair washing sink for all our regular blow out clients. Along with hair styling for any occasion, we offer cut and colour. We cater to groups large and small, and of course, to wedding parties!

Tired of doing the same makeup look everyday? Our one on one makeup lessons are a fun and interactive way for our clients to brush up on their skills with step by step coaching from our professionally trained artists. You could also bring along a friend and make it a group lesson! Learn how to use products you already have or change up your everyday routine to something new and fresh. You will leave with confidence to create this new look at home with your personalized face chart!

Planning a birthday party or a ladies night out? We have you covered! Bring along your favourite bottle of wine and sip and chat while learning tips and tricks of the trade.


Hope to see you soon!


Denise Elliott


Spring Wedding Inspiration – Wedding Makeup in Vancouver

We are thrilled to be featuring Vanessa & Paul’s Spring Wedding at Heritage Hall! One of Vancouver’s most historic buildings!

It’s always so exciting when we get to see the bride and grooms love for bright colours. Especially in the beautiful floral arrangements by Nicola Adam Floral and decor by Cahoots Creative.

Every personal detail of this amazing day came to life for V&P through the hard work and planning of Smitten Events.

The Bridal Look:

Our senior artist Emily had the pleasure of beautifying Vanessa for her big day. We love seeing a big smile on our brides face when they look in the mirror!

Complexion: For an even complexion, Emily started with the one step correct primer from Stila and buffed on the Armani luminous foundation. For a long wear, she swept a light application of the Laura Mercier setting powder all over.

Cheek & Lip: With a soft contour using the Stila Bronzer, then applied the Glo minerals blush in shade “sweet”. Since this look was all about classic bold beauty, Emily used the Stila stay all day liquid lipstick in Beso (a deep rich red).

Eyes: Emily applied the Paul & Joe eye primer from lash line to brow bone to ensure no creasing throughout the day. Next, we swept a light taupe from Bobbi Brown in the crease and outer corner. To make the eyes pop, she glided on the black gel liner from Bobbi Brown with a soft wing, and finished with a set of bold lashes.

If you’re looking for wedding makeup in Vancouver, we would love to help!

With Danaea Li behind the lens, these two were captured in the most authentic way. Being placed in front of this geometric rainbow wall couldn’t have been more perfect!


Denise Elliott

Capilano Golf Club Wedding

We’ve been a bit silent over the last few weeks as we are right in the middle of our busiest season. We are very excited about this post featuring R & S’s big day for Wedding Wednesday! These two had the weather on their side for their outdoor ceremony and reception this past July at Capilano Golf and Country Club.

With the amazing  from Filosophi events, Renee & Stu’s vision for the perfect day came to life. We love the simplicity of crisp white florals and lush greenery arranged by Celsia Florist. Photos captured by the talented Samba Joy!

The Bridal Look:

We were lucky enough to beautify Renee and her ladies in our beauty studio! Renee’s bridal look was all about classic elegance, Old Hollywood curls and a polished, neutral makeup. My senior team members Emily (makeup artist) & Alicia (hair stylist) had the pleasure of getting these ladies wedding ready!

Complexion: We started with a hydrating primer from Paul & Joe and the Stila stay all day foundation for a flawless complexion. Next we lightly pressed the Glo Minerals powder to ensure a longwear coverage.

Cheek & Lip: After applying the Stila matte bronzer, we blended the Paul & Joe blush in shade 02 for a pop of colour. For a neutral, yet polished lip colour Renee’s personal favourite from Mac was applied. This was perfect for her touch ups through out the evening!

Eyes: To create a lash line focus, we used the nude eye colour primer from Paul & Joe in shade 02. Next, swept a light taupe shade from the Stila Soul palette through the outer corners and crease. To finish the look we used a bold black gel liner from Bobbi Brown with a soft wing and a full set of our Lash Lab Mink lashes.

The grounds at Capilano Golf and Country Club hold so much historic beauty in BC. The abundance of greenery within the mountains and stunning views of Downtown Vancouver make for the perfect backdrop!

Can we talk about this dress!? This form fitted satin gown Renee picked from Bisou Bridal is everything!


Denise Elliott


Brockhouse Wedding

This week for Wedding Wednesday we are featuring M&S’s big day at Brockhouse! With the weather on their side, these two said there I do’s in a garden setting amongst family and friends.

Everything about this day planned by Filosophi portrayed the most authentic vibe to what the west coast really has to offer. Pacific ocean views, an abundance of greenery, and a historic venue!

Thanks to the amazing Christie Graham for capturing Maddie’s flower girl getting a touch of gloss for the big day!

The Bridal Look:

I have had the pleasure of beautifying Maddie for numerous occasions, by the time her big day rolled around we had solidified the perfect bridal look.

Complexion: For a light and even complexion, I blended Stila one step correct primer with Armani luminous foundation. I then used the glo minerals perfecting powder to set and ensure a longwear.

Cheeks & Lips: I blended Stila bronzer over the cheek bones, forehead and jaw line. I applied a soft pink Paul & Joe blush to the apples of the cheeks and finished with the glo minerals lip crayon in Chiffon.

Eyes: I first applied the Paul & Joe primer from lash line to brow bone. Then using a blending shadow brush i used a soft grey tone from the Stila Soul palette over the lower lid and into the outer corners. We finished with the Bobbi Brown black gel liner and set of natural lashes.

These crisp white bouquets by Flower Factory filled with peonies and greens compliment the cool grey bridesmaid gowns perfectly!


Denise Elliott

UBC Botanical Gardens

This week for Wedding Wednesday we are featuring A&S’s big day at the UBC Botanical Gardens! It has been just over a year since these two tied the knot surrounded by family and friends.

This classic Persian style wedding was pulled off effortlessly by the planning of Kiri from Dreamgroup productions. The dreamy vintage and rustic decor by Bespoke still has us swooning to this day!

The Bridal Look:

My team members Emily & Christina had the pleasure of beautifying Arezou and her ladies. For Arezou’s hair, she chose a soft curl swept to the side for a classic bridal look.

Complexion: Emily began evening out Arezou’s skin with the Stila one step correct primer, and the always flawless Armani Foundation buffed into the skin. To ensure a long wear finish she used the Laura Mercier invisible setting powder.

Cheeks & Lips: With Stila bronzer in shade “light” as a soft contour, Emily swept the Paul & Joe blush in shade “02” from the apples of the cheeks back to the hair line. To compliment the cheeks she chose the glo minerals lip crayon in shade “chiffon”.

Eyes: Arezou requested a lash line focus with a bright lid. Emily used Paul and Joe eye primer to brighten and create shadow from creasing on the eyelid. Next, she applied a taupe shade from the Stila “soul” palette to create depth on the lid. For a bold lash line Emily finished with the Bobbi Brown black gel liner and a full set of lashes!

Arezou chose a classic all white bridal bouquet. These crisp white roses arranged by Vancouver Florist complimented her look perfectly!

Can we talk about this Reception set up? Melissa from Bake Photography really captured the romantic vibe with this lush garden dinner setting!



Denise Elliott



Fall Orthodox Wedding

It’s Wedding Wednesday! This week we are featuring our very own senior artist & studio manager, Emily’s wedding last fall.

Emily & I have been working together for 8 years now and it was nothing short of a dream to be apart of her big day! The team Emily and Zarko hired for their wedding day were some of the best in the biz. With planning by Filosophi, photography captured by Shari & Mike and decor by Melissa at Cahoots it was pure magic!

The Bridal Look:

With both myself and my team members beautifying the bridal party, Emily took her bridal look into her own hands. It gave her a bit of alone time to take in all the excitement! Her inspiration for the look was a bold smokey eye with a soft peachy pink cheek and lip.

Complexion: Emily started with an illuminating primer and her fav Armani foundation for even luminous coverage. She then set the foundation with a Bobbi Brown oil free setting powder for long wear.

Cheeks & Lips: For a bronzed complexion, Emily used the Stila bronzer and sweet shimmer blush from Glo MineralsShe finished with a dusting of bronze shimmer brick.

Eyes: With the Paul & Joe eye primer as her base, Emily blended taupe shadow on her lower lid and into the crease. Next, she added a beige/champange shadow at the inner corner of the eye. Emily has always loved a bold liner, she created a soft wing using the black gel liner. Then, softly smudged the liner in the outer corner using a dark brown shadow. For the final touch she added a set of luxe mink lashes!

After numerous weddings of all different cultures it was very unique and special to witness a traditional Serbian Orthodox ceremony. Can we talk about these crowns?

With a neutral colour palette and a pop of Burgundy in the bouquets by the Flower Collective, this added a fall vibe to the decor!


Denise Elliott