Makeup artist and creative director Rosanna Villani, represented by P1M, just recently came back home to Toronto after spending the last year working in Milan. After prepping international models for Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014, most people would find it hard to appreciate the abundance of Tim Hortons that Toronto has to offer, but Villani has managed just fine. Hot of the heels of her return from Milan, she was one of an elite group of makeup artists who helped stars get red carpet ready at The Stylist Suite, an exclusive celebrity styling lounge specifically for the film festival. We caught up with Villani to find out more about her life, career, and return to Toronto…
Tell us a bit about yourself. What should people know?
My name is Rosanna Villani, I’m a Toronto based makeup artist with nearly a decade in the business. I have recently returned to Toronto after a year away working in Milan. The highlight of my trip was getting the chance to work at Milan Fashion Week F/W 14.
You recently prepped stars’ makeup for red carpets during TIFF at the celebrity styling lounge by The Stylist Box. Not a bad gig to come back from Milan for!
I was excited to be a part of TIFF this year. There is an undeniable energy to the city unlike any other time of the year. It is a chance to celebrate Canadian and international talents in our beautiful city… not to mention all the fun parties, events, and celeb sightings all over Toronto. It is one of the most exciting times of the year.
What products are always in your beauty bag?
My MAC Fix+ Moisture Spray. It makes my skin instantly hydrated and refreshed and leaves me with an all-day glow. My go-to lipstick is Honeylove from MAC Cosmetics. It is the perfect matte nude colour for an everyday lip. My L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara is still one of my favourite products! I can’t leave the house without a good coat of this stuff. It leaves my lashes long and full.
Who’s your celebrity crush?
I’m a big fan of James Franco. He is an amazingly talented and interesting actor and he happens to be super cute.