makeup + hair artist
Calgary, Alberta based makeup artist Caitlyn Dixon has always been fascinated
by the transformative power of makeup. From red carpet to runway looks, her
passion lies in designing and uncovering detail with makeup—a medium often
associated with merely covering up.
Training at Blanche MacDonald Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Caitlyn
studied all areas of makeup artistry. She found inspiration in successful makeup
artists and developed her own artistic voice. After completing her formal education,
Caitlyn set out to learn from experience, first training under an established mentor
and then working with companies like MAC, Too Faced and Make Up For Ever. In 2013 and
2014, she earned a coveted role of Key Makeup Artist at Saskatchewan Fashion
Week and in 2015, she entered a contest that would offer her the most rewarding
challenges yet. L’Oreal Paris’ ‘The Brush Contest’, the first-ever online international
makeup artist competition, attracted hopefuls from all over Canada and saw Caitlyn
rise to the top, winning the national title and then going on to compete internationally
against ten other countries at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Caitlyn showcased
her final look on international supermodel Soo Joo Park and placed in the top three.
After the whirlwind of ‘The Brush’, Caitlyn continued to work with L’Oreal, including a position with the company as lead makeup artist for the Whistler Film Festival and a member of the Official Beauty Team at Toronto International Film Festival. Caitlyn has also had the pleasure of speaking to 2000 beauticians at the Shopper's Drug Mart Convention in Toronto in the fall of 2016. Caitlyn trained and learned from some of the best in the industry including Alex Box, Pati Dubroff, Sandy Linter, Beau Nelson, Gregory Arlt, Reggie Wells, Lora Arellano, Julianne Kaye and more in Portland, Oregon in the fall of 2016. In the spring of 2017, Caitlyn headed to New York City to attend Sam Fine's Hands-on Masterclass, where she was the only student chosen out of 25 to assist Sam Fine on a commercial beauty shoot with Vanessa Williams. Caitlyn's artistry is known for its subtleness and strength, bringing out the natural features in every person and combining flawless glowing skin with a high-fashion flare. For Caitlyn, inspiration is everywhere from nature and textiles to artists that push the boundaries of beauty, and she constantly strives to create at the highest level. It is that drive, along with her sincere interest in the high-paced world of fashion, bridal and beauty and the like-minded people within that will see Caitlyn’s career continue to grow.
In 2018 Caitlyn Dixon Makeup Academy was born. It is an online makeup course for everyday women who would like to learn how to achieve a quick, simple and fresh makeup routine. She specializes in clean, natural looking application that highlights her client's best features and she shares all of her knowledge in a series of 10 - 4k quality instructional videos. She features different looks on herself, a model and a mature model. Caitlyn will take you up close and personal to properly demonstrate how to find the proper placement for products like eyeshadow, blush, eyeliner and more.
Caitlyn is available for commercial, film, corporate, weddings, maternity, engagement, fashion photoshoots, events, makeup lessons and more. For inquiries on availability and pricing please visit the contact page. Thank you so much for stopping by!
"Caitlyn is one of my favourite makeup artists. Not only is she extremely talented and creative, she also listens to what I want. She is attentive and caring. I love to take good care of my skin and that is also one of her priorities. This made such a difference because she was able to create outstanding, dynamic looks without piling on a ton of makeup. She is one of the best at her craft and a beautiful person to be spending days with on set."
Actor, Below Her Mouth
(makeup photographed, not by Caitlyn)
"Caitlyn is one of the most intuitive makeup artists I’ve ever worked with. From the first time she did my makeup and hair, she made me look like myself (but so much better!), and I knew I’d always be in good hands. Her touch is light and perfect, and she is an absolute joy to be around!"
Vocalist and Television Personality, Sportsnet Hometown Hockey
(makeup photographed, not by Caitlyn)
Speaker for L'Oreal Paris
Caitlyn spoke at the Shopper's Drug Mart Convention in Toronto, Ontario in 2015.
She educated over 1500 Beauty Consultants on the products launching that year. She demonstrated the looks on a model.
Caitlyn had the pleasure of assisting celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine in Jersey City, New Jersey on a Clear Eyes eyedrop commercial featuring Vanessa Williams.