About Lubu

Karen McIntosh is a certified makeup artist, aesthetician, skin care therapist and an award winning multi-passionate entrepreneur.  She’s been a leader in the beauty industry for over 20 years, specializing in makeup, hair, esthetics and reiki energy healing.  With her passion for a holistic approach to beauty.

Karen and her work have been featured on Rogers TV, Slice, Hitched wedding magazine, The Wedding Ring magazine, and various online wedding publications.  She’s proud to have worked on the Miss Teenage and Miss World Pageants and countless fashion and wedding shows.  Karen has recently won first for Makeup Artist/Esthetician for Ajax and Clarington for The Readers Choice Awards.

Her unique gift of incorporating intuitive energy healing with spa treatments, and helping women go beyond the traditional definition of beauty, empowers them to love who they are both inside and out.  Her commitment to using the best products lead her to create and launch LUBU (Love You Be You) Cosmetics; a premium brand make-up line that’s gluten, paraben, lead and cruelty free with high quality ingredients.

Karen’s love and passion for hair and makeup came at a young age of 3 playing with her barbies doing their hair and makeup.  Her love of weddings started when she was a teed watching bridal movies.  She loved how the brides day was so beautiful and magical.  She wanted to make sure her brides felt that way on their big day.

Driven by compassion, kindness, and service to others, Karen has built these core principals into her business.  Having gone through being the primary caregiver to her late mom with dementia, she’s committed and dedicated to supporting families affected by dementia/alzheimer.

As a single mother to her beautiful daughter, caregiver and entrepreneur, Karen has seen first-hand the challenges women can face and is committed to helping them increase their level of self-love, happiness and wellbeing.

Serving Toronto, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Clarington, and the Kawartha Lakes.

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