Professional Bio

Hello! I am Masayo Laing and I am a certified, professional makeup artist and the principal of Beauty by Masayo.   My base is the Greater Toronto Area though am available to travel to project locations.

I am certified, with a diploma in Creative & Corrective Makeup Design from the School of Professional Makeup in Toronto, Canada. I also pursue ongoing training in traditional Japanese makeup techniques in Tokyo, Japan.

As an artistic coordinator, my success depends heavily upon solving problems for clients and utilizing strong organization, communication and ‘soft’ people skills.

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MATSURI Rocks Dundas Square

Japanese Style Festival MATSURI Rocks Dundas Square

Corporate and cultural events


Uniquely skilled in authentic traditional Japanese makeup and styling. Specifically – maiko, geisha and kabuki.

My team includes a professional kimono dresser, trained in Japan in authentic kimono application.

Together, we bring unique and authentic cultural experience to your organization’s cultural events.

Music videos | Independent film | Theatre

On location means pressures of deadlines can extend over days of shooting. Teamwork and just-in-time problem-solving are as important as ever.

However, it can also be fun! And seeing it all come together can bring a special satisfaction.

Shut the World Out

Shut the World Out music video, by Zameer


Masayo painting a theme

Photography workshops


Artistic coordinator and lead makeup artist in Toronto’s most successful photography workshop meetups.


Working closely with professional photographers and models, I have lead my team to consistently providing professional, reliable and creative makeup and styling solutions for a wide variety of themes.


Models, Makeup & Skincare

M odels want to look compelling while mitigating the cost to their skin. Providing models with the best skin care is as important to me as the finished product.

Every project is different. Variables include temperature and humidity, skin type, facial structure and so on.

In my experience, the label alone does not ensure a dependable, quality result. The brands and products I use are chosen for their ability to perform under specific conditions. I import all my Japanese makeup products from Japan. These quality brands are highly specialized and are the same ones used by professionals in the theatrical, television and movie industries in Japan.



Commitment  |  Responsibility  |  Flexibility

  • Masayo Laing

  • Professional Makeup Artist & Artistic Coordinator

I am really excited and pleased to announce I have a new site on the way. is in the midst of a redesign! This is a project I have been wanting to do for a long time but have been just too busy. Finally, it comes down to you just have to make it happen. Though the current site has served me well, I expect the new design will reflect more closely Beauty by Masayo.

  • Stephen James

Stephen Hutchinson Photography specializes in actor headshots, corporate portraits, beauty, glamour, and portrait photography. This small cozy, fully-equipped studio is located at Yonge & Bloor in the heart of downtown Toronto and is just steps from the Bloor subway station.