Halloween 2017 – Edmonton Makeup Artist

When your mom is a makeup artist, you are ready for any occasion.  Especially Halloween!! Hehehe I absolutely love Halloween because I can go all out on the makeup part.  My 5yr old daughter is always down to get her makeup done, she really is her mother’s daughter. lol This year we decided we wanted to be zombies and that we were!!  Enjoy!! Lol

My niece wanted to be a reindeer for Halloween.  Aunty Lily delivered or what!? Bambi who?!! Lol

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Asian Eyes – Edmonton Asian Makeup Artist

Asian eyes can be quite challenging when it comes to makeup, especially when doing a smokey eye on mono lids.  

Most are afraid to use too much dark eyeshadow or too much eyeliner because it will make your eyes look even smaller.  

But if done right, a dark smokey eye can look super sexy & sultry and definitely enhance the shape of Asian eyes.👌 

Makeup & Hair by me

Vietnamese Concert – FOTD (Face of the Day) 

Last night’s makeup.  When I go out I like to stick to what I know looks best on me and that’s usually a medium smokey eye paired with pink lips.  The classic combo. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t look good with that.  I don’t experiment too much with crazy colours anymore like when I was younger.  If it ain’t broke don’t fix it right? 🙂

My nose contour is on point and my choker tho right? 👌

BTW my eyebrows are all microbladed by myself.  👊💁🏻 Will have to make a post about that soon. 

Kim’s Wedding – Edmonton Wedding Makeup Artist

Kim’s big day started bright and early.  I loathe waking up so early for weddings but I love what I do so it’s worth it!

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3 of the 6 ladies I worked on this past Saturday including the beautiful bride in her gorgeous traditional Vietnamese dress!  So so beautiful!

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Kim decided she wanted to go lighter on the eyes on her wedding day compared to what we did at the bridal trial.  So I did a light smokey eye on her with no eyeliner on the lower waterline, just shadow.

That’s why I can’t stress enough how bridal trials are so important.  It’s like buying a new car without test driving it first 😉  You might be so set on a certain ‘look’ for your special day that you don’t realize that it might not work with your skintone, eye shape, face shape, eye color, etc etc.

At Kim’s bridal trial 2 weeks ago, she wanted to try a medium-dark smokey eye with a neutral lip.  She looked smokin’ don’t get me wrong (check out her bridal trial pics in my previous post) but after wearing it the whole day and taking her engagement pictures with the makeup on, she decided that the eye makeup was a little too dark than what she was used to and she wanted to go lighter on the eyes for her wedding day.  And nothing wrong with that!  
Imagine if we didn’t do a bridal trial and I did the darker smokey eye on her actual wedding day.  She would have seen the pictures after the wedding was over and wished we went lighter on the eyes but guess what- too late!  That would suck right?!  If you’re not comfortable with how your makeup looks it’ll definately show and that’s no good!  So bride-to-be’s, definately book a bridal trial if you can!!

Kim’s wedding day makeup turned out so perfect, I wish we had better lighting to capture the makeup on my phone.  She looked SO SO pretty and I’m not just saying that cuz I did her makeup! lol  I’m hoping I can get some professional pictures from Kim when she gets them!

And of course, a #selfie with my gorgeous bride!  Thank you for letting me be part of your special day!  Even though I had to wake up at the crack of dawn and my eyes were all bloodshot and I was tired as hell and super cranky and took it out on my kids and slept the whole next day ❤

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Face of the Day (FOTD) – Edmonton Makeup Artist

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Today’s face of the day using Lorac Pro Palette1.  I used 2 colors on my eyes ‘Gold’ and ‘Garnet’.  My 2 almost everyday go to eyeshadow colors.  I really love this palette.  I also have the Lorac Pro Palette2 but I have to say I tend to use the first palette more.

On my lips is the usual Wet n Wild matte lipstick in ‘Dollhouse Pink’ with NYX lip liner in ‘Barbie Pink’.  Both names so suiting for each other!

Holly – Edmonton Boudoir Styling/Makeup & Hair

*Update
Chris sent me a before pic of Holly yay!

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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!
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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.

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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

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Wearing Wet n Wild’s “Dollhouse Pink” lippie as per usual!  #loveit

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My Boudoir Photo Shoot – Edmonton Boudoir Photo Shoot Makeup

Of course I had to take some #selfies from my boudoir photo shoot!  lol

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I cannot wait to see the pictures when they’re done!

I had soooo much fun doing this.  Seriously, EVERY WOMAN SHOULD DO A BOUDOIR SHOOT.  It felt so empowering for some reason.  I was a confident woman going into this but after the photo shoot I felt a whole new level of confidence and self love.  Us women are so harsh and overly critical of ourselves.  It’s a sad reality.  We all need to love ourselves just a little more and be comfortable and confident in our bodies.  We only have one life and one us, why not love who we are!   Life is too beautiful and too short to be spent feeling negative and hating ourselves.  No matter what shape or size, loving yourself and being confident and positive automatically exudes sexiness!!  #loveyourself

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Boudoir Styling – Edmonton Makeup Artist

A bunch of photos that I forgot to post!  All hair and makeup by me.

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All photos by:  http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com

FOTD – Halloween & Wet n Wild Red Velvet Lipstick Review

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On my lips is Wet n Wild’s Red Velvet lipstick.  I rarely ever wear red lipstick but when I do this is my go-to one.  It’s a matte finish so you have to make sure your lips are nicely moisturized and not chappy cuz matte lipstick + dry flaky lips are not cute. Because it’s a matte finish, the formula is quite drying so by the end of the day you will probably need to pull out the Vaseline.  Another thing I like is how this lipstick stains your lips so even if you wipe it off to eat or by the end of the day your lips are stained a nice berry color.  The best thing about this lipstick is it’s only $2.99 CAD!  I have every single color in this matte line and I LOVE them.  They are all so pigmented and opaque.  The only bad thing I have to say is this particular color bleeds around my lips a bit so I have to use a lipliner when I use this color.  The other colors I have no problem with.  Overall I give this 4.9/5.  LOVE!

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Hope everyone had a happy Halloween!!! 🙂

Asian Smokey Eye – Edmonton Wedding Makeup Artist

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I woke up before the crack of dawn for my bride today.  Let me tell you, it wasn’t easy.  My whole ‘put-on-makeup-look-my-best-at-all-times-cuz-I’m-only-young-once’ motto went out the door!  Hahaha. I stumbled out of bed, barely brushed my teeth, (sorry Adeline! muahah) slapped on some eye cream n moisturizer and out the door I went. 

Everytime I have to wake up early (before 10am) for work, I always ask myself ughhhh whyyyyyyy did I agree to this!??  But I love what I do and I wouldn’t wanna be doing anything else!  It’s kinda like going to the gym…you don’t really wanna wake up for it and you have to drag yourself there.  But once you’re there it’s all good and you’re glad you went and when you’re done its so rewarding and you love it!! Haha. That’s how I feel about waking up early for wedding gigs. 🙂

Adeline had a bridal trial with me a few weeks ago.  I have never met a bride who loves a good smokey eye more than myself!  Yay! My kinda girl!!  🙂  Don’t be afraid of a dramatic smokey eye for your wedding.  It’s super sexy and photographs awesome.

Here is the finished look for Adeline’s big day today:

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Face products:
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A primer, 2 eyeshadows and a highlight shadow were used for this smokey eye.
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I also had the pleasure of doing the mother of the bride’s makeup as well and she looked so so beautiful. But unfortunately I forgot to take a picture.
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It was so nice meeting you and your mom Adeline! Thank you for the yummy food and remember to send me pics!