Starrly Gladue discovered her passion for makeup at a young age, playing with makeup as early as 9 years old. In 2009 her hard work and determination has taken her from the small northern community of Beaver First Nation, to Vancouver, BC to chase her dream of becoming a Makeup Artist. Starrly graduated from world renowned beauty school Blanche Macdonald Centre, and over the years she has gained experience doing makeup for bridal, photography, music videos and more. Working for leading makeup company MAC Cosmetics for serveral years has also helped Starrly to refine her skills. It was there where she gained extensive knowledge and experience working on all types of ethnicities and ages. In 2017 Starrly traveled to Toronto, Ontario to attend a masterclass with Celebrity Makeup Artist Mario Dedivanovic, who is best known for his work on Kim Kardashian. She believes you can never stop learning and it's important to stay up-to-date, and she continues to take pro courses to advance her techniques. With a flair for beauty and fashion, Starrly loves to experiment with bold colors and drama, and excels in beauty and glamour makeup.
In 2016 Starrly's passion for Makeup Artistry led her to a strong interest in Permanent Makeup. With several years of Makeup Artistry experience and a love of eyebrow shaping, it made sense for her to pursue a career in Cosmetic Tattooing. Starrly traveled to Vancouver, BC to complete a introductory Permanent Makeup course, and shortly after she apprenticed and joined the team at Brownude Permanent Cosmetics in Edmonton, Alberta. In 2017 Starrly expanded her training even more, and traveled overseas to Italy and The Netherlands for advanced European training. With several certificates under her belt and over 3000 procedures done to date, Starrly focuses on eyebrow tattooing - specifically the powdered ombre technique.
Now doing what she loves professionally, Starrly works as a Freelance Makeup Artist and Cosmetic Tattoo Artist in Edmonton, Alberta. Her social media following has reached into the tens of thousands, and continues to grow all thanks to her creative and detailed posts. Starrly has won first place makeup competitions in past years, and in 2016 she received an Aboriginal Youth Role Model Award. Starrly continues to strive to be a role model for First Nations youth and hopes to lead by example, to inspire youth to just go for it, and pursue their passion.