About Roxanne

Roxanne deNobrega is recognized for her extremely unique and highly skilled makeup artistry in Film, TV and Fashion. With just about 15 years experience in Toronto, New York and the Caribbean, she has secured a strong reputation as one of Canada’s premiere makeup artists.


Celebrities trust deNobrega. Her long list of clients include Tatyana Ali, Trey Anthony, Jully Black, Jeanne Beker, Laura Calder, Arlene Dickinson, Fefe Dobson, Rosey Edeh, Cheryl Hickey, Spike Lee, Robert Redford and Denzel Washington, to name a few. She is also the go to make-up artist for top television shows, such as Cover Me Canada (CBC), Dragon’s Den (CBC), Keasha’s Perfect Dress (Slice) and Recipe to Riches (CBC, Food Network/Global) as well as feature films, Home Again and Nurse.Fighter.Boy.


“I strive not only to enhance one’s outward appearance, but to highlight the beauty already living within their soul. When we begin with all my clients, I do everything I can to relax them to allow them bring me their beauty.” says deNobrega.


Both peers and clients know deNobrega as one who is continually perfecting her skills in a variety of make-up approaches and mediums. Her expertise spans a wide range of techniques including airbrushing, special effects creation and hair styling. Her varied travel and work experience has afforded her the opportunity to widely test and perfect techniques in and on a variety of climates, skin tones and textures. These interests and specializations make deNobrega’s eye and talent truly unique.


deNobrega continues to expand her portfolio to also include fashion editorials, fashion shows and commercials. Recent print work includes features in magazines such as Eye Candy, Hello Canada and Zinc. deNobrega was a judge on the board of makeup artists for the 2013 Gemini Awards.