Testimonials

Whether prepping for a TV appearance, photoshoot, stage production, or special event, Tracey is dedicated to giving her clients the best experience. Here are some testimonials from her most recent clients.

Tracey, Thank you so much for doing such an incredible job on the makeup for my wedding day! My sister, mom & I looked flawless & the pictures turned out amazing! Kate & Chris
Kate Verheyen
I booked Tracey very last minute for my small ceremony at home and she was so sweet and accommodating! I was one of these brides that didn’t know what they wanted and Tracey was very patient and didn’t hesitate to try once and twice and even three times to walk me through the steps to figure out what i wanted exactly, until i was happy with the final product. Makeup was flawless till late hours of the night. Thanks Tracey !
Dina Al Ansari
I would like to recommend Tracey Gifford-Lahey for airbrush make-up. She also came to the house where we were getting ready and quickly set up her whole magical airbrush makeup station! She did each girls makeup in around 30-40 minutes and they all looked stunning. Each of us had a different shade of lipstick and different style of eyes, she did a great job making each of us look like ourselves but all fancied up! I have some acne scarring on my cheeks and jaw and she was able to cover it all up with the makeup and it stayed on through sweat, tears, etc! Tracey was very professional, kind and worked quickly and efficiently.
Tracey is amazing and I loved having her with us on the morning of my wedding day!
Emily Frances
Tracey, Thank you for doing our makeup on my wedding day. We all felt beautiful and the makeup lasted through all the tears, laughter and dancing. You are amazing at what you do and I have recommended you to everyone I know! Emily & Phil
Emily Voss Graham
Dear Tracey,
Thank you so much for doing such a beautiful & flawless job on my wedding day makeup & the girls makeup too 🙂 It lasted throughout the entire day & night which was wonderful – no real touchups needed. I will definately recommend your services to everyone I know. Thanks as well for all the beauty services you provided in the months leading up to the wedding.
Thanks for making me look beautiful.
Lisa Biringer
Lisa Biringer
Tracey,
“Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, Love gives us a Fairy Tale.”
We would like to thank you for all your help in making our special day so amazing.
Your are so talented, I got so many compliments on my makeup, you wouldn’t believe. Thanks for making this part of the planning process such a breeze for me! You will always be a part of our fairly tale. Dreams do come true!
Kayla & Jim
Having worked with Tracey with a number of clients now I can certainly attest to her talent. She truly enhances my clients features without overdoing or overpowering natural features. As a photographer, make-up is a huge component to delivering outstanding images and Tracey is able to respond to the tastes of many clients with ease. If you truly want to look your best for an editorial shoot, headshot, portrait session or on your wedding Day, you will be able to be confident that Tracey will make you look your very best.
Melanie Rebane, M Photography
Hi Tracey,
I would like to thank you for doing makeup & spray tanning for myself and my wedding party for my wedding. We all looked absolutely stunning. The makeup stayed flawless all night, and looked absolutely beautiful in the pictures. You are definitely a talented makeup artist. I have attached a few pictures for you! Thanks, Amanda Daluz

Amanda Daluz
“Fantastic, professional work. I had so many compliments. Tracey is really easy to work with and really listens to what you want.”
Fiona & Kurt
Hi Tracey,
Just wanted to say thanks again for doing all of our makeup! Everyone looked amazing! We all got many compliments!! The day was perfect!! Mandy Kendall
Mandy Kendall
Tracey was awesome. I went for a trial run, before my hubby’s Christmas party, and it looked stunning. She uses airbrush makeup, and I found it flawless, and natural looking. I also got the false lashes, which were brilliant, and made me feel glamorous. She did an amazing job. The makeup stayed all day and ALL night right through the dancing and partying.
Beauty by Tracey. 10/10
Allison Helmer
Tracey, Thank you so much for doing such a great job on all of our wedding make-up. You made everyone look gorgeous & we all truly got compliments on our make-up the entire day. We all gladly spread your name your talent is truly amazing and I am so glad I picked you to do my make-up for the most important day of my life. Thanks again!
Love Jenny & Chris Laperle
Dear Tracey,
Thank you so much for your help. The makeup was fabulous!
Eri Gotch

Dear Tracey,
I have never seen Eri so radiant as on that day in August. Of course it was the emotion of the moment, but it was also thanks to you!
Julien

Eri & Julien
Dear Tracy,
Just a little note to say thank you for making my wedding day a huge success!
My makeup was flawless and the photos turned out absolutely wonderful. Your easse of personality and professionalism made the preparation for my big moment truly seamless.
I will recommend you to everyone I know!
Thank you again,
Elizabeth Bettles
Hey Tracey, How are you doing? It was a pleasure having you do our make-up on Sunday, you were great and we looked awesome, I just wanted to say thank you so much. Everyone was commenting on how great An and I looked and it was all thanks to you. Now we have found someone great to do our make-up in Ottawa, don’t worry you’ll get a lot of business from us and my husband has lots of family in Ottawa and I will be recommending you to everyone. Hope to keep in touch. Thank you so much once again
take care

Rani Garg
Thank you so much for the Spray Tan Tracey, I love it! no orange and just off the beach look, like you said. So happy!
Stephanie
I would like to thank you for doing Linda and my makeup. It turned out better than I could have hoped for! We had a really great time and it made my life so much easier that you were able to come to my house. I will certainly be recommending you to any of my friends that are looking to have makeup done.
Jennifer Manwell
Thank you for all the work you did for me & my wedding party. I absolutely loved my makeup. I had so many compliments. If I hear of anyone that needs makeup services I would definitely recommend you! Excellent, excellent job!
Allison DeToni
The services that Tracey provided for me when I was a bridesmaid for my friend’s wedding were impeccable. Not only did Tracey make me look beautiful but more importantly, she made me feel beautiful which is exactly what I needed. Tracey listened to my requests and then applied my makeup exactly how I wanted it. The services that she provided for the whole wedding party helped make that special day the wonderful success that it was.
Caroline Danis
Caroline Danis
Tracey was very quick and gentle. Personally, I hate wearing makeup and furthermore can’t stand having someone else touch my face. However, Tracey was great! It was over before I knew it and she did an excellent job. She did exactly what I asked her to and I still looked and felt myself…au natural. She made both myself (a bridesmaid) and the bride happy.
Laura Shaw
Laura Shaw
Tracey’s wide range of services made getting ready for my wedding easy and very enjoyable. She provides the convenience and comfort anyone would love, just for fun, or for an event, she “raises the bar” in service quality. She’s an absolute joy!
Jessica Skinner
Jessica Skinner
Tracey is organized, professional and easy to get along with.
Bilal HM Photography
Thank you for your creativity, research and organizational skills in keeping two departments on track. Everyone’s hair and makeup is appropriate and stylish. Your quiet, positive and professional approach is appreciated by all!

Marlene Hudson, President of Orpheus Musical Theatre

I have known Ms. Lahey for nearly 7 years, when she worked as a makeup artist for CTV on Parliament Hill. We worked closely together in a high stress live television news environment. During those broadcasts, Tracey never lost her cool. Throughout she always maintained the highest standard of professionalism. She is helpful, courteous, discreet and charming.

I have no hesitation recommending her for any position which calls for energy and enthusiasm in dealing with members of the public.

Mike Duffy, editor for CTV NewsNet, host of Mike Duffy Live , CTV Television
The Opera was very successful and assistance from Tracey with the specialized stage makeup for the female chorus was invaluable. Not only did she handle it with a professional attitude but did a terrific job. I was personally impressed with her ability to be flexible, take directions and do an amazing clean, lovely look for a large stage.
Liz Ciesluk, Make-up Co-ordinator , Opera Lyra & National Art Centre
Hi Tracey,
Many thanks for the great makeup lesson! At the age of 58, I had low expectations that make up would really make a difference, but you proved me wrong. I love my new look, and have had several people compliment me on the way I look. Mostly, they just notice that something is different, but they don’t know why – that’s great because it means I don’t appear overly made up, just naturally enhanced.
Your teaching style was very helpful, I found I was able to re-create the look (more or less) on my own, so thanks for giving such detailed, specific instruction on how to apply each step. The guide you gave me helps a lot too. Overall, this was really a fun and rewarding experience
Thanks again
Jo-Anne B, Business Development Manager Promaxis Systems Inc.
I went to see Tracey at her in-home studio for a spray tan when I was called for a modeling job. I needed to look fresh off the beach overnight!
Tracey has a beautiful, comfortable, private set up for the spray tan, and it was so quick and easy. Tracey made me feel completely at home and comfortable.
Within minutes I had a beautiful sun kissed tan that was perfect for my coloring, and it deepened just beautifully overnight. It was even, seemless and looked totally natural from head to toe! The tan didn’t come off on my clothes or bed clothes, as I followed her instructions to a tee for the best possible results, and thea is what I got!
I would highly recommend her services. The photograpers were also so pleased with the tan they didn’t hesitate to think it wasnt natural. I modeled white bridal lingerie of all things and the tan looked gorgeous and didnt come off on any of the lingerie at all. I stayed looking beach sun kissed for about a week, which was nice in the middle of winter.
I wouldn’t hesitate to go for another (and I plan to) spray tan by Tracey for a pick me up, before vacation, special event or modeling assignment!
Thank you Tracey!
Amy Moser