Hi there! I’m Neelam, your Bridal Beauty Bestie.

As an Ottawa makeup artist and multi-passionate entrepreneur, I believe in throwing kindness around like confetti while living life on my own terms. 

ottawa makeup artist

15+ years as a makeup artist, training with celebrity teams and now sprinkling bits of glam across the Ottawa area

My passion lies in making women look and feel more beautiful than they ever thought possible and my goal as your makeup artist is to add the final touches to your look and bring out that last little bit of confidence whether it’s for your walk down the aisle or another milestone.

If you love watching makeup videos on YouTube, and the transformations - Girl, we're about to become besties💕

I’d love to get to know you better: What's your go-to vibe or your signature style?

Have a Pinterest board bursting with inspo? Tell me all about your outfit, what you’re hoping for and shoot me over your inspo pics. Creating looks that make you feel like the main character is what I live for.

Red Carpet Glamour isn't just a studio; it's a bridal beauty haven we've been nurturing since moving from Toronto in 2016, right here in Ottawa. From glossy magazine spreads to jet-setting across continents for destination weddings and celebrity makeup artist trainings, I've got stories for days.

I love crafting looks that not only photograph like a dream but also feel like you – only amped up. Skin tones, natural features, artful shading – consider them all dialed up to radiant and beautiful, tailored just for you.

Hopeless romantic with a dash of ADHD, I live for lazy yin yoga, movie theater popcorn and if you cant find me, I’m probably in the water with a sparkly floatie.

Top: Training with my idol, Celebrity Makeup Artist Scott Barnes in LA. Left, DressYourFace Masterclass, Toronto. Right: Lilit Caradanian, Lilit Makeup Studio, LA.


Neelam is the founder of Ottawa’s Red Carpet Glamour: The Bridal Beauty Studio. She’s a passionate advocate for health, wellness, and self-love. Embracing her own journey of growth, she finds balance and joy through practices like Pilates, yoga, and sensual dance. She hopes to be known for empowering women to feel confident, beautiful and utterly themselves.




Blazers and full suits? Nope, not for me. After my corporate life, I've developed some serious PTSD😅 


Obsessed with bling, especially Bollywood jewelry. I have two IKEA 9 drawers full ✨💎


Dropped out of business college due to boredom, social anxiety and lack of self-confidence


Completed 17 beauty certifications, 23 online marketing courses and now have co-founded 2 beauty apps and 2 beauty business podcasts

Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.


Favorite indulgence

Movie theater popcorn - layered in butter!

celeb i'd love to meet

Do Gary Vee + Donald Miller count?

Guilty pleasure

Selling Sunset

alternate universe job:

Performer! I love dressing up + getting glammed.

favorite place i've been:

Crystal Beach. The best memories growing up.

drink of choice

An Espresso Martini

can't live without

My Calendar!

usually craving

My bed, a fluffy blankie and some nachos. 

beach vs mountains

Beach - I must have been a mermaid in a past life

favorite show to binge

Manifest. It's all connected.

Red Carpet Glamour is the best! Neelam has been doing makeup for my family's special occasions for years now. Neelam and her team did the bridal make up for my sisters wedding a few years back, and did my bridal makeup including bridesmaids and my mom for my wedding this year. She's an absolute gem to work with, makes sure you get exactly what you want and more! Thanks again Neelam for making me feel extra special on my wedding day 😊

- Sabrina & Ryan

"She's an absolute gem to work with, makes sure you get exactly what you want and more!"



Neelam and her team were amazing! Myself and my ladies were stunning for my wedding. Neelam's attention to detail (and killer talents) made me feel the most beautiful I have ever felt on the most important day of my life. Thank you so much!!

- Alyssa & Scott

“The most beautiful I have ever felt on the most important day of my life.”



I needed my make up done for a branding shoot at work and my day was going … not so great… until I walked into Neelam’s studio. Her make-up skills are on point and the banter turned my day completely around. I will definitely book her again for my next event - not only because of her amazing skills but also for the environment she creates with her clients to feel comfortable and confident moving forward with the day. Thanks Neelam!

- Cassandra

“My day was going … not so great… until I walked into Neelam’s studio”



I finally got a second to breath and wanted to take a second to thank you for everything!!! You killed both of my looks & I got beyond what I had imagined. I am so happy I went with you as my makeup artist. I wouldnt change a thing. Even without a trial you killed my looks! Thank you so much for everything Even after all the rain, tears, sweat and hours my makeup still looked fresh!

- Harleen

" I am so happy I went with you as my makeup artist. I wouldn't change a thing."



Working with Neelam has been nothing short of exceptional. She is so fast to reply, is always easy to work with and her makeup is BEYOND beautiful. I am so glad I will have her by my side for my wedding!

- Anita

" I am so glad I will have her by my side for my wedding!"



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This is your personal invitation to a makeup experience where you're not just seen but celebrated. Whether you're dreaming of a soft, romantic glow or a bold, statement look, let's create a masterpiece that's uniquely yours.

So, gorgeous – here's to you, to the start of a journey filled with laughter, love, and a transformation that leaves you saying, "Wow, that's me?!"

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