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

Interview with medleybeauty.com – Edmonton Makeup Artist

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! 🙂

Self Taught Makeup Artist Lily

 

Nicola – Edmonton Wedding Makeup Artist

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!

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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)

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Some behind the scene photos:

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All photos courtesy of Aeris Photography and theknot.com

Video shoot for Mamachic.com – Edmonton Makeup Artist

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Last month I had the pleasure of working on a video shoot with http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com for mamachic.com. It was a longgg day but so much fun!!! Will share the video once it’s completed!!

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The first look I did was casual daytime. Fresh and pretty was what we were going for. Also helped that the model was naturally gorgeous 😍

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Second look was a night on the town. Classic smokey eye and red lip always does the trick! 👍

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With the fabulous stylist and model. Always a fun time here!!! 👊😆😆😆

3 Weddings in 1 Day – Edmonton Wedding Makeup Artist

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:

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My day started with a 6am car #selfie of course!  😆

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#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.

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HAIR & MAKEUP BY ME. 
I don’t do updos but if you would like voluminous Victoria Secret model curls, I’m your girl! 😆😆;);)

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After a long day’s work nothing like taking my face off 😨😨 😨 and settling down with my #greensmoothie. 👍🌇🌒

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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Tiffany the Dancer & My OOTD – Edmonton Makeup Artist

16yr old dancer Tiffany came today to http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com to do some headshots and dance pictures for her portfolio.  She walked in all naturally pretty so it was easy for me to do her makeup. Something so graceful about a dancer; you can just tell she’s a dancer just by looking at her.  

Tiffany did her own hair (high bun) so I did my job with the makeup. We agreed on false lashes, lighter eyeshadow, no bottom eyeliner, contoured cheeks and a light pink lip color. My camera phone does not do her eyeshadow justice, so I’m hoping Chris’ professional photos captured it. She looked so so pretty and I seriously can’t wait to see her pictures!!! We’ve had a few dancers before and their pictures all turned out SO breath taking. So nice meeting you Tiffany and mommy Pamela!!!

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Tiffany and Pamela were stuck in traffic so this is what I do when my clients are running late. #selfie of course!!!

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A Day’s Work – Edmonton Boudoir Makeup Artist

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! =)

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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!!!

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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!

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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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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

Photo Dump! – Edmonton Boudoir Makeup Artist

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.

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Photos by:  www.chrisbernardphotography.com