Yesterday I celebrated my 34th birthday here in the beautiful Mayan Riviera. Any day, let alone a birthday, celebrated with my family and loved ones is a blessing.
I spent the day relaxing by the pool (drinking my face off of course) while the kids were off at the kids club (yaaaasss 🙌🏼) and finished off with an amazing steak and lobster dinner with my family.
It’s funny how I always have a full face of makeup on (all day everyday) back home but on vacation I keep it to a minimal. Even on my birthday. I did a simple eye look- a wash of eyeshadow and a little winged liner with a contoured face and my usual go to bright pink lipstick.
Another bright and early wedding day! 5am wakeup call! 😨😨 I was running on 2 hours of sleep; I couldn’t sleep the night before for some reason and it wasn’t even MY wedding!!! Lol 😂😂
As much as I would love to show up straight out of bed in my pjs without brushing my teeth or putting on makeup, I can’t do that to my brides! Or to the public!! 😮 So I still try to look as cute as my 5am self will let me. Gotta look presentable for my girls!! 👍👌 😆
Today’s bride does not wear makeup at all so she wanted very natural looking makeup for her wedding. We came up with a romantic and soft, super pretty bridal look!
For the maid of honor, I did a soft medium smokey eye using MAC’s ‘mythology’ eyeshadow with a light handed black eyeshadow to smoke out the outer corners. How smokin’ is she!! 🔥🔥😍
What a difference a filled in eyebrow + a flattering eyebrow shape makes right! Just frames and opens up the eyes so beautifully!
Deena doesn’t usually wear too much makeup so we went for a more ‘natural but not’ look. A lot of my clients prefer this look which makes sense, especially when you’re not used to wearing or seeing yourself with makeup on. BUT remember that makeup for photography is different; it has to be a little more intense so that it’ll show up on camera. Lighting washes out a lot of things. I know that seeing yourself with more-than-usual makeup on is sometimes shocking or uncomfortable, but just put your trust in me. As long as you look hot it’s all good right!!! 👍 Don’t worry, I got chu!!! 👊 😆
Today’s client Melanie came concerned that her rosaeca would show in her boudoir photos. I used my trusted MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation and it sure did it’s job! Melanie looked fantastic! And this is before lighting and photoshop; I can’t wait to see your photos pretty mama! ❤
#selfie #ootd before I leave of course! I just got over the flu and a week of torture and not eating well so I was feeling skinny mini today hence the crop top muahahha 🙌👍
16yr old dancer Tiffany came today to http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com to do some headshots and dance pictures for her portfolio. She walked in all naturally pretty so it was easy for me to do her makeup. Something so graceful about a dancer; you can just tell she’s a dancer just by looking at her.
Tiffany did her own hair (high bun) so I did my job with the makeup. We agreed on false lashes, lighter eyeshadow, no bottom eyeliner, contoured cheeks and a light pink lip color. My camera phone does not do her eyeshadow justice, so I’m hoping Chris’ professional photos captured it. She looked so so pretty and I seriously can’t wait to see her pictures!!! We’ve had a few dancers before and their pictures all turned out SO breath taking. So nice meeting you Tiffany and mommy Pamela!!!
Tiffany and Pamela were stuck in traffic so this is what I do when my clients are running late. #selfie of course!!!
Love it Love it when my clients take selfies and sends them to me!! And I wasn’t even done her hair yet~ hehehe Cassie looked so HOT and she knew it! =)
For most clients, I normally do a medium smokey eye using neutral bronzey colors with a lighter lip. Unless they specifically ask for a certain look/colors. Cassie asked for a ‘dark but not too dark silvery-gray smokey eye with a porn star bright pink lip color’ LOVE IT. It was fun to do something a little different today and it turned out fabulous! Cassie loved it. Her friend, Lisa, who was also there loved it. I loved it. We all loved it! hahaha
This one is from my camera. Work it babe!! It was so much fun chatting and laughing with you!!!
My 2nd client today asked for the total opposite look. She wanted very natural, no false lashes, no black eyeliner on the bottom waterline with a very light, neutral lip. She also showed me a picture of Scarlett Johansson’s hair that she loved so I replicated by curling her hair with a smaller clipless rod. It turned out so beautiful! Such a natural beauty!
And of course, I had to selfie my outfit of the day!! My day is not complete without a #selfie!! Yes!~ sunglasses and shoes inside! #sofierce lol 😀 Happy weekend everyone!!! It’s finally spring here!!!
Hair & Makeup by me.
This was from last week but better late than never right! Brianne looked so so pretty, just like a Victoria’s Secret Angel. 🙂 If I don’t update right away or write down what I used, I always forget. This is the case right now. LOL. Sorry! But she looks gorg doesn’t she?! And that’s all that really matters ok! 😀
And of course, my must take selfie at work! Things I do when I’m bored or waiting for clients/in between clients! haha
Still keeping it vampy and not spring-ish yet because the weather here is crappy n cold still! #sooverwinter #albertan
I always have good conversations with my clients. I love getting to know them and hearing about their lives, experiences, travels, etc. Even if it’s only within that hour to hour and a half that we have together. Most of the time we get along so well that I take longer than usual to do my job. Oops! We can’t help it! Lots of laughter to go around. I love positive, open people who have that happy aura around them. Good people with good vibes =) When my personality and theirs just mesh so well that our conversations about anything n everything is so always too much fun!
Holly today was one of them. I had a blast doing her hair and makeup. We totally forgot to take a ‘before’ pic but that’s ok, she’s a stunner this Holly girl! 🙂
Hair & Makeup by me.
And of course, some #selfies while I was waiting for Holly to arrive! lol It was a snowy snowy day today, gotta keep warm! #canadianeh
Wearing Wet n Wild’s “Dollhouse Pink” lippie as per usual! #loveit