Marie-Josée Leduc grew up in Montréal, Canada. From the early age of 10, Marie-Josée has been fascinated with makeup and by the use of her coloring crayons she began to add color to people’s photo, making it her very first makeup-artist job. She couldn’t wait for her father to finish reading the newspapers so that she could redesign all of those faces.
Influence very much by her mother’s artistic sensibilities ~a trained classical pianist~ who often would bring her along to see rehearsals of classical recitals. She was mesmerized by the colorful costumes and the wigs and makeup the cast wore.
Marie-Josée began working as a makeup artist while studying Fashion Design & Fashion Merchandising at College Lasalle in Montréal. By the early age of 16, people would already ask her to created a makeup look for their up-coming fashion shows.
Known for her flawless skin with an edge of color, Marie-Josée’s signature style has gained her considerable recognition in the industry. Marie-Josée understands the universal need to achieve perfect beauty, the need to be glamorous without looking made-up and the need by all women to have their beauty acknowledged, exalted and celebrated. Therefore, it is not surprising that she added her own skincare line to the mix. She believes that a healthy glowing skin is the first step toward achieving her signature look. Her line of Organic Skincare Odièle is 100% organic and in conjunction with her makeup, it creates a finished dewy look that last for hours without looking dull or dry.
Marie-Josée’s friendly personality and witty sense of humor along with her exceptional talent are the key-ingredients that will continue to bring her success in beauty and fashion.
Marie-Josée resides in New York.