About Violet Vella

Violet Vella

Violet Vella IHBC, VTCT

Violet is an internationally qualified Beauty Specialist and Make Up Artist, specializing in all types of make up: bridal, photographic, women with glasses, mature women makeup, photoshoots, creative, fashion, catwalk, media, theatre and airbrush makeup with over 25 years of experience in make up application. She is also internationally qualified in health, safety & hygiene on the workplace.

Violet attended all 3 modules of makeup course by Paris educator Michel Limongi, covering colour harmonies, face shape, skin tone and different types of makeup. Violet also attended 2 courses in London U.K., one at Beauty Base covering bridal makeup and one at Kryolan International covering airbrush makeup. Every year, Violet attends the IMATS make up show where she attends workshops and demonstrations by internationally acclaimed and Oscar winning makeup artists to keep abreast with the lastest trends in makeup applications.

For the past thirteen years, Violet has been teaching 4 courses namely Introduction to Beauty Therapy, Make Up Techniques, Advanced Make Up Techniques and Theatre & Special Effects Makeup Course at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, running twice in the scholastic year having 4 classes each term. Violet also teaches the Makeup Unit in the Day course Diploma of Beauty Specialist.

Violet is also an approved ITEC lecturer in Make Up Artistry.

Violet worked on several creative theme shoots with several photographers, the photos with Icam Photography won silver and gold awards in photographic competitions. She won Best Make Up Artist, in a shoot of a calendar production of Gaffiero Productions(2011). She has experience applying makeup at the Malta Song for Europe(2001), theatre production like Michael Jackson Forever by the Yada dancers(2011), Christmas pantomimes, music video for Jennifer's Dead by Steve Hili(2012), television makeup for TV series Vitalita(Super One TV) and Perspettiva (Education Channel TV), did live TV makeovers on TV programs 'Sellili (TVM- 1996/7), 'Inservik'(TVM- 1998), 'Hi' (Net TV -1999), 'Vitalita'(Super One TV- 2000 -2005) and did makeup for TV presenter Mr. Tano Vella on program 'Erba b'Wiehed (Net TV 2012), creative theme shoots for Fotogenici competitions (2009-2010) and did makeup for 3 fashion shows by Gaffiero Productions(2012). Violet was a Team Leader Makeup Artist in the CHOGM opening ceremony in 2015, and part of the team of makeup artists for Valletta 2018 "Bandli" show. Violet was also a Key Makeup Artist in the Malta Fashion week in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019 with a team of 8 assistant makeup artists.

In January 2013, Violet was one of the finalists in the world-wide International Makeup Artist Magazine Coverlook competition in collaboration with Kryolan.

In February 2014, Violet went to Cosenza, Italy, with a group of Maltese models and a Maltese photographer, as part of the European Top Model Agency in Malta, where she applied makeup on the Maltese, Dutch, and Italian models as part of a photography/model sharing workshop. In 2014 and 2015, Violet collaborated with New York designer Matthew Ambrosio and her makeup was featured in a photoshoot with his designer swimwear, in a magazine in New York – Hampton Daze and a Chicago based magazine USTYLEU. In 2015, one of the makeup looks in fashion photography, submitted in the Malta Fashion Week exhibition was chosen to participate and in 2016, two of her makeup looks of fashion photography were chosen for the Malta Fashion Week Exhibition. In 2017, Violet made another collaboration with Matthew Ambrosio and "Life on Mars" New York makeup line, promoting Ambro Style designer leggings, T-Shirts, shoes and sneakers and toxic-free makeup.

Mission Statement

All types of make-up application in the comfort of your home or on site, using professional make up products, adhering to international health and hygiene standards, aspiring to bring out the best of your features to make you feel like a star on that special occasion!