Creative Artistry with Ashley Vieira

Ashley Vieira is a professionally trained makeup artist in Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from the Complete Makeup Artist Program at Complections College of Makeup Art & Design (CMU). Ashley has been fortunate to work in a variety of different areas within the beauty industry - film/tv, commercial, corporate, brand campaigns, headshots, and bridal, among many others. Ashley's passion, though, is bodypainting and using vivid colours, so whenever an opportunity to showcase her skills is presented, she loves to take it!


What do you love about the Omnia Professional brushes?
“First, I love just how soft they are! I get compliments all the time from people sitting in my chair. I also love how affordable they are. I don't like spending a lot of money on brushes - from my experience, expensive doesn't always mean better. It's great to be able to recommend affordable brushes, especially to those who don't spend a lot of money on their personal makeup products. I've had many people tell me they buy the cheapest brushes at the drug store because they can't justify spending a lot of money, so it's nice to suggest a quality brand for the same amount or only a few dollars more. Finally, the black, Silk-Touch™ handles are both professional and comfortable, suited for any job.”
What are your favorite brushes and why?


OMNIA® Professional - BOM-185

“When I first picked up this brush, I automatically started using it for touch-ups on set, specifically for under the eyes. For me, it's the perfect size and not too flexible like some powder brushes. I find powder brushes can sometimes be a bit overwhelming for touch-ups, so this brush tends to be my go-to.”


OMNIA® Professional - BOM-430

“I love using this brush for applying eyeshadows. It's a great size because I don't have to use a lot of product to achieve the look. I really enjoy using this to blend into the crease as well. This is also my go-to brush for applying a soft glow on the face (ex: lower eyebrow area, cheeks, or, if I'm feeling adventurous, above the upper lip to help pop the lips a bit more).”


OMNIA® Professional - BOM-402

“Very rarely do I use a crease brush but when I do, I use the BOM-402. I like that this brush is able to help me achieve a subtle, yet sexy smokey eye. Nothing too dramatic or overwhelming! I like to team this one up with BOM-430 to get an evened-out look.”


OMNIA® Professional - BOM-265

“This brush is my favourite for highlighting cheeks. I also like using this for subtle contouring. It picks up the right amount of product and blends easily, which makes my natural makeup looks that much easier to achieve.”


OMNIA® Professional - BOM-490

“I love this one for a tight eyeliner, enhancing a liner, or even filling in thinner areas in brows. I find a lot of brushes are a bit wider and sometimes not the best fit for all eyebrows. This one is a fantastic alternative if you have someone with thinner brows that don't require a lot of product.”


OMNIA® Professional - BOM-230

“Very rarely do I like to use beauty brushes for body painting because I like to keep them separate. However, I do like having this one in my kit as an emergency "paint" brush if a surprise request comes in and I don't have my body painting kit with me. It has saved me in a few situations!”

Learn more about Ashley Vieira at her website, or follow her on Instagram.