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
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.
My last wedding of the year 😕. That means winter is slowly creeping up on us. Nooooo!!! Although it’s hibernation mode very soon here for us Albertans, I highly suggest any 2017 brides to book me, your wedding makeup artist ASAP because time and space is limited because remember, there are only 4 weekends in a month!! 🤔😉😀
This weekend’s bride was one of my favs. She is already so naturally beautiful that all we had to do was go for a soft, glowy, romantic look. The end result was so pretty!! Perfect bridal look for someone who doesn’t want to look too done up but just enough to look good in photos.👌
For Lisa we went for a brown smokey eye and red lip combo. Smoke show mamma!!! This is always a good look for blondes. 👍🏼 (this was before hair was done)
Here’s my sit down chat with the ladies of medleybeauty.com!!! I had so much fun chit chatting about everything! Get to know me a little bit more! 🙂
One of my brides was featured on the knot.com! Nicola envisioned a classic yet romantic makeup look. She wanted a slightly bolder lip to go with a medium brown smokey eye. Everything turned out perfect!
I also had the pleasure of doing the mother of the bride’s makeup and also, the maid of honor’s makeup too. (Nicola’s sister)
Some behind the scene photos:
All photos courtesy of Aeris Photography and theknot.com
Last weekend was a crazy one… Look how long it took me to do a blog post about it! I’m still recovering! #canthang #gettingold 😂😂
I had 3 weddings to do back to back to back. 10 clients and 10 hours later I made it out alive! Yay! 🙌 #hallejulah
Some pics from my crazy day:
My day started with a 6am car #selfie of course! 😆
#selfie with the beautiful bride #1! 👌😍 We were so rushed that I didn’t take any other pics of anyone else. 😦
Unfortunately I didn’t take any pics of the 2nd wedding party as well because we were so short on time. Again. #weddingproblems
#girlproblems actually lol
3rd wedding was the beautiful Jessica’s! I wish the sun wasn’t glaring though ugh.
HAIR & MAKEUP BY ME.
I don’t do updos but if you would like voluminous Victoria Secret model curls, I’m your girl! 😆😆;);)
After a long day’s work nothing like taking my face off 😨😨 😨 and settling down with my #greensmoothie. 👍🌇🌒
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!
3 of the 6 ladies I worked on this past Saturday including the beautiful bride in her gorgeous traditional Vietnamese dress! So so beautiful!
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 ❤