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.👌
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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!!!
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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!!!’ 🙂
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Photos by: www.chrisbernardphotography.com
Another before & after of my beautiful client!
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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! 🙂
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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
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
It’s midnight and I’m sitting here packing for tomorrow’s boudoir shoot…I’m so excited!! Colorful bras, a zillion panties, garter belts, thigh high stockings and a pair of sexy Louboutins. #allagirlneeds
This isn’t even half the stuff! I really don’t know what to bring so I’m gonna bring everything! lol I still have clothing items to pack, accessories, more shoes, jackets, etc. Yikes. hahah we’ll see tomorrow.
For the past 2 years I’ve done makeup and hair for so many clients for their boudoir/beauty shoots and now it’s finally my turn! As a makeup artist I’m there for the getting ready part, and I see all the ‘behind the scenes’ stuff going on and it always looks so fun and I’ve always always wanted to do a boudoir shoot myself. I also see most of the photos when they’re done and honestly each and every one of them are so beautiful, such a work of art. I knew one day I’d do this but I’ve always put it off for some reason and now it’s finally time!! I can’t wait!
I will update more next time with how I prepared for this shoot (makeup,etc) but now this girl needs all the beauty sleep she can get, good night!!
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! =)