Mature makeup at its finest for a photoshoot. I filled in her eyebrows which made a huge difference in framing the face and eyes! Then I paired the brows with a smokey eye and tamed those eye bags and then kept everything else pretty neutral so her eyes would be the main focus. Who says older women can’t wear a smokey eye?!
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
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
Whoa I’m so behind in posting pictures of my work on here. Some of these photos go way back before the new year too. Oops~! Better late than never though right!? 🙂
This month has been quite busy with boudoir styling. I love love love doing boudoir makeup & hair. More so than anything else. (wedding makeup comes a close second.) With boudoir photo styling, I get to do my favorite smokey-eye all the time. LOL What can I say, I love my smokey eye + false lashes! Using makeup to make a woman look and feel sexy and sensual is what I’m here to do. And to have it all captured with photos is just an added bonus. Having boudoir photos done is an unforgettable experience, especially 25+ years from now they’ll be proof that ‘hey check out how HOT I was!!!’ 🙂
All makeup & hair by me.
Photos by: www.chrisbernardphotography.com
Another before & after of my beautiful client!
Hair & Makeup by me.
I filled in her brows just a bit to add shape and to frame her eyes better. She opted for no false lashes; I did a light smokey eye with lots of eyeliner to make her eyes pop. Minimal blush because her cheeks are already naturally rosey. Fresh faced and oh so pretty!
Chris sent me a before pic of Holly yay!
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
Of course I had to take some #selfies from my boudoir photo shoot! lol
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
Today I went to visit Chris & Kimber of http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com at the Bridal Fantasy Show here in Edmonton. Their set-up was absolutely gorgeous!!! It truly represented their clean and modern style and really showcased Chris’ awesome work. I also had tons of fun checking out all the different vendors and pretending to plan my imaginary wedding muahahaha
This was such a beautiful set-up. Very romantic, whimsical and garden-esque. Definately a nice change from the usual all white + purple lighting decor that most people have for weddings nowadays.
Trying to get a good picture with my 2yr old is hard nowadays but we did it! =)
Hair & Makeup by Me
Pretty and fresh makeup is what I usually like to do for my younger clients. (11-15 yrs old) A young lady’s skin is usually flawlessss so sometimes just concealer and powder will do wonders. Other times if I have to even out the skintone, I will use a light weight/ light coverage foundation to do that. A bright pink blush always brightens up a pretty face.
For eye makeup I like to go less heavy, less dramatic. Groomed eyebrows are really important to frame the eyes since I usually go light on the eyes. False eyelashes are rarely used. (depends) A wash of neutral eyeshadow on the lids and eyeliner only for the top, for the bottom liner I just smudge some eyeshadow there and then coat top and bottom lashes with 2 coats of mascara!
Then for the lips, Pink/coral lipstick with lots of lipgloss keeps the look young and fresh and pretty. What every young girl should be! Kinda like you’re wearing makeup but not you know?! 🙂
Photos by: http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com
One of my favorite sets by far this year!!! I am so in love with Myra and her photos. What a gem she is. Myra is going to go far, such a talented and beautiful young lady!
For the ballerina set, I put on false doll-like lashes for Myra and then put her longggg hair into a high bun. SO SO pretty!!!!
Then I quickly let her hair down and used a 1.5″ clipless curling rod to put loose waves into it for the next sets. Literally took minutes!
I did a romantic and soft makeup look using light smokey eyeshadow colors to enhance Myra’s eye color. Kept the blush to a minimal hint of pink and the perfect pink shade to go on her lips. She has the perfect face!
Myra’s website: http://deaadams.wix.com/myrarocksthestage
All photos by: http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com