Ethical Makeup Artist

Location: Kelowna, BC
Wage: $15 - $19 depending on experience 

Are you an artist? Passionate about your medium and the personal canvases of those who come to you for makeup advice, makeovers and looks?

portia-ella is looking for career driven Ethical Makeup Artists (EMUA) that loves the art of makeup and knows the nuances of skin-tone, colour matching, styles, events and more. 

You are a talented artist that has the passion to learn quickly, wants to create a positive impact, and become leader the indie Canadian beauty scene.

Your knowledge and skills create a client experience and CONNECTION

You are a driving force of knowledge and information about clean and ethical beauty. You have a passion for beauty and sustainability. 

Your creativity and individuality leads to deep connections with clients that will leave them feeling and looking like their best selves! You are versatile in your skills and can work with all of our brands and any look, new routine, update or question that clients have. 

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portia-ella is a team that supports collaboration and learning

You are educated on all things portia-ella; products and services, the ethical beauty industry, and have health and wellness knowledge.  

Recognize that you are part of the team in everyway. From makeovers to sales to cleaning you can bring creativity to the studio in many ways. 

Use your passion for beauty to take advantage of custom training from founders and leaders in the industry! Learn and grow with portia-ella by implementing new ideas and supporting your team with sales and knowledge! (you can never know too much!)


Understanding the fundamentals of the skin, share your knowledge and are always learning

Creating remarkable client experiences that will build lifelong relationships

Contributing positively to team goals and efforts through the art of sales and community building

Ensuring all store operations are completed effectively and timely

Maintain a visually beautiful, clean and well-stocked studio

Represent portia-ella and yourself with gratitude and pride

Develop a wide range of skin knowledge (rosacea, acne, age spots, sensitivities, redness, etc.)

Know how to professionally (and playfully) apply makeup to your clients specifications


You make it easy for clients to find what they need, when they need it. To do this efficiently:

Arrange and organize your schedule and appointments

Inspiring clients to upgrade their skincare and makeup routine to ethical brands at portia-ell

You keep a productive store and maximize your client experience

Actively participate in all merchandising activities including, but not limited to: stock counts, visual merchandising, organization and more.

Organize and keep the studio clean, take care of the plants (they need love too)

Clean and sanitize to the highest standard

Manage cash and card payments accurately

What We Can Offer

A supportive and Collaborative work environment

Personalized growth opportunities for your career goals and individualized skillset

Information and training from industry leaders, founders and experts

Discounts, product perks, sales incentives, and workshops

Competitive benefits package including eyecare and mental health support

A tangible effect on the Canadian economy and consumers by encouraging sustainable choices

A kick-A$# brand to be a part of

We cultivate beauty, and this involves hearing from our EMUA's about what clients are asking for and need from us. We’re a young growing brand! In other words, we’re a small team and we work collaboratively, giving you the opportunity to make a bigger impact on the business and find your fit within the portia-ella group of companies.

Apply via email please indicate the position and city you are applying for in your email subject with a cover letter and resume to career@portia-ella.ca

Portia-ella is an equal opportunity employer and values inclusivity. We hire based on personality, ability, and desire