Wedding Day – Edmonton Wedding Makeup Artist

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!! 👍👌 😆

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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!

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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!! 🔥🔥😍

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#selfie with the maid of honor!  💕

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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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Brianne’s Boudoir Shoot – Edmonton Makeup Artist

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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

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Still keeping it vampy and not spring-ish yet because the weather here is crappy n cold still! #sooverwinter #albertan

Before & After – Edmonton Boudoir Makeup & Hair Styling

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!

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Edmonton Bridal Fantasy Show 2014

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

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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.

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Trying to get a good picture with my 2yr old is hard nowadays but we did it!  =)

Myra – Edmonton Numa Model Makeup

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!!!!

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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!

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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

Aleesha – Edmonton Model Makeup

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Hair & Makeup by me.

Photo:  http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com

 

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!

It’s Wedding/Grad Season!

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I didn’t have a fancy grad or anything.  I didn’t get to dress up or get my hair/makeup done.  Heck I went to grad dinner with my sister in law!  She was my date heheh  I don’t regret not going to grad or anything.  I just regret not being able to pick out a fancy grad dress, going to the leg (as in legislature- not leg/arm lol) and not getting my hair & makeup done all fancy for all the photo ops.  Cuz you know everyone and their mommas r busy snapping away from every direction possible!  The last thing you need is your worst enemy/rival at school having pictures of you looking not so cute.  hahaha

Ahhh wedding season.  The day most girls dream about since they can remember.  I’m not married yet but I know for sure I’ll look super gorgeous for when that happens lol.  I’m thinking super sexy super smokey eyes with bronzed skin, (since mine will be a beach wedding lol) contoured cheekbones, and a light shimmery pale pink almost nude lip.  Yes.  I’ve already planned my wedding makeup to go with my imaginary Cuba wedding.  🙂  I don’t know when it’s happening but it’s happening.  In the meantime, let me help you with yours! 😀

Now booking for every and any occasion.

Heck, for a girls night out or stagette, wow all your friends with a super sexy you!  But um make sure you don’t outshine the bride-to-be too much. (unless her makeup is done by me too of course)  muahahaha lol  JK!

Some bridal work:

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