My Interview With Styled In Lace


Today we’re chatting with Selena Marchand Makeup Artistry who is based out of Halifax, NS! We love that Selena makes it a priority to help her brides feel beautiful and give them confidence on their wedding day!

Styled in Lace: Tell me a little bit about yourself.

I am a beauty makeup artist from Halifax who studied at Blanche MacDonald Centre in Vancouver, BC. I have been a makeup artist for 7 years. I am married to an amazing man and a mother to a 6 month old named Penelope Rose. I am also a Dental Hygienist which I do full time. I have always had a passion for makeup artistry. There is something very special about giving a women a little extra confidence and making them feel beautiful, especially on their wedding day.

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Styled in Lace: Tell me about Selena Marchand Makeup Artistry.

I have dedicated most of my makeup artistry business to weddings. I think it is a very special thing to be invited into such a personal and important day in someones life. I love making women feel glamorous and elegant! I always try and take the time to cater to each brides needs, becuase each bride will have a different expectation and need for their wedding day. It is exciting to be in an industry that is constantly changing and getting more and more extravagant. Trends are constantly changing, so it is a very exciting industry to be a part of.

Styled in Lace: How long have you been in business?

I have been in business for 7 years.

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Styled in Lace: How did you get involved in the wedding industry?

While in school I was very drawn to the beauty aspect of the makeup industry and I thought the wedding world was the perfect fit. It is always such a happy and fun day in someones life. Constant smiles and laughter while I work, what could be better than that?

Styled in Lace: What do you love most about your job?

The first time when my client looks in the mirror, initial confidence and satisfaction. Making women feel beautiful is such a wonderful thing.

Styled in Lace: What makes your service unique?

My service is unique in that I am a mobile makeup artist, so I travel to wherever the bride will be getting ready. It is nice for my clients to not have to leave their location. This makes their day much easier! I consider that each client is an individual, and make sure their makeup is what fills their particular need. Some want a more dramatic look while others want a very natural look. You have to be open and listen to what they want, and help them along the way with some guidance.

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Styled in Lace: What’s your best memory from your job so far? 

It is hard to chose just one good memory, but I did have one client who had very low confidence, when she looked in the mirror after we were finished, she started to cry, it is an emotional day!! Thankfully makeup is waterproof! It was such a magical moment to see her be transformed, her beauty was there all along, I just helped her along the way. 

Styled in Lace: What is the best piece of advice you could give to couples planning their wedding?

Try to remember it is your day, make it work for you. Live in the moment and try and take it all in. 

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Styled in Lace: Where can we find you? 

Instagram: selenamacleod