Friday, October 12, 2012


Hey Guys!!! Just wanted to share with you a beauty story I did with the talented Toronto Photographer Yao Kouadio...let me know what you guys think by leaving your comments below! Cheers! ;)

Photography: Yao Kouadio -
Makeup & Hair: Irene Sy -
Jewelry Styling: Paris Anne -
Model: Roxanna Dunlop (Sutherland/Chantale Nadeau)
Photo Assist: Christine Yu

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Behind the scenes beauty shoot w/ Toronto photographer Yao Kouadio!

Here are some behind the scenes pics from the beauty shoot I did with photographer Yao Kouadio. The concept/theme that we did was a "Fall" story. I did 3 makeup looks altogether which reflected the 3 periods of the day....morning, noon, and night but using fall inspired colours such as bronze, rust, and deep plums. Irina the hairstylist, coordinated the hair with sculptural textures with lots of movements and beautiful big braids. Final story will be posted soon! :)

 Beautiful models Nadine and Meghan!

The Team:
Photographer: Yao Kouadio -
Makeup Artist: Irene Sy -
Hairstylist: Irina Lavrega -
Models: Meghan Chaka & Nadine McAdams (Sutherland/Chantale Nadeau)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Published work w/ ACF!

Shoot I did at Ballroom Bowl for Canadian magazine ACF (Amazing Canadian Fashion) vol.# 9! Did 10 editorials for this vol....available at Chapters, Indigo, Whole Foods and Great Canadian Newsstands. Get your copy now! :)


Photography by: Arash Moellemi -
Styled by: Jesse Gu
Makeup by: Irene Sy -
Hair by: Sai Perez
Models from Chantale Nadeau: Tea Moir, Juliana Beattie, Nadine McAdam
Location: Ballroom Bowl (Toronto, ON)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Summer Beauty Shoot

Hey Everyone!
Here is a beauty shoot I did with Toronto Photographer Sam Assam :)
Feel free to post any feedbacks or comments....cheers!

Photographer: Sam Assam -
Makeup/Hair: Irene Sy -
Hair Assistant: Sylvana Jaja
Model: Samantha

Friday, August 31, 2012

An editorial shoot I did in July...

Photographer: Patrick Lacsina -
Makeup/Hair: Irene Sy -
Wardrobe: Kenisha Paranso -
Model: Elizabeth Harris (Sutherland models)

Toronto Make-up Artist for Weddings, Events, TV and Film, Advertising, Celebrity

Hi Everyone,

This is my first time ever finally starting a blog after so many people asking me to get one! Lol :P
I will be posting a lot of different types of my work on my blog...weddings, shoots, tv/film, gigs, behind the scenes, sales, events, beauty tips, faves etc.

I thought I would share with you a little bio about myself as my intro....

"Make-up is my lifetime passion..."

Passion, talent and dedication are 3 of the many words that best describes Toronto-based make-up artist Irene Sy. Irene started out as an aspiring self-taught make-up artist, initially practicing on her family and friends, imputing many hours into her diverse clientele. After sharing her work online, Irene began collaborating with talented photographers, models and other creative individuals on photo shoots where she began to see her work come to life. Irene's great passion for make-up art excels all aspects of her work from beautifying brides on their special day, to creating the latest looks on models in fashion shows, magazines and shoots with her intricate make-up application skills. Irene looks forward to opening her own make-up studio and her own cosmetic line in the near future. Irene offers airbrush and traditional make-up applications.

To view Irene's official website, please visit: and 


ACF (Amazing Canadian Fashion Magazine), The Shopping Channel, BTV+ (Business TV), Lise Watier/Elle Canada, Metroverse Studios, Creative Image Studios, Burman Books Entertainment, Camboso Urban Music Productions, Digicast, Desjardins, Hart Agency, Chartwell Seniors Housing Reit, Grand Palace Condos, Mount Sinai, Reitmans Canada, Carla Wax Jewelry, Trang Star Collection, Jayne Simpson Collection, Blackline Studios, L'Amour Couture, Eek Designs, Merle Norman Cosmetics

ACF (Amazing Canadian Fashion), W25, UMM (Urban Male Magazine), Haute, Femme Noir, 12 Magazine, Fantastics Magazine (online), Benjamin Kanarek (online blog)

John McDermott (musician), Jason Fowler (musician), Brian MacMillan (musician), Ariana Massri (model/actress/singer), Mariana Valente (Miss Universe Canada 2009), Nicole Parsons (actress), Krista Murray (actress), Isaac Visaretis (actor), Brent Binions (Chartwell CEO), Sara Balint (model)

Arash Moallemi, Chris Thompson, Don Gauthier, Dave Wise, Joao Carlos, Alejandro Castillo, Regen Chen, Lora Vertue, Canan Hosseyni, Matt Baxter, Angela Martin, Kat Torgashev, Stephen Loban, Naman Gupta, Helen Tran, Patrick Lacsina, Alexa Fantham, Stephanie Bell, Dwayne Evans

Torricelumn Girl - Featured Make-up Artist online interview for Fall 2012
Rogers Daytime TV - Demonstrating the makeup trends for 2012

WINNER - 2011 1st place for best makeup application "Red carpet glam" and "Fantasy", Contest held by Modern Basics cosmetics at the Toronto ABA show

Updo & Hair Ext. Certificate, Creatively Beautiful, Norval, ON
Hair Design for MUA, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON
Lash IT/Lash Curl Cert., National Beauty Supplies, Mississauga, ON
Beauty Boot Camp Course, Metro Beauty Academy, Toronto, ON
Make-up Artist Certificate, Gina's College of Advanced Aesthetics, Mississauga, ON