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

Vietnamese Concert – FOTD (Face of the Day) 

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. 

Fall Bride – Edmonton Wedding Makeup Artist 

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.👌


I also had the pleasure of doing the bride’s friends’ makeup as well and here I did my classic smokey eye to compliment dark brown eyes and a pink blush & lip combo to top it off.  Sexy sexy!! 

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) 

Before & Afters – Edmonton Makeup Artist

Sometimes photos speak more than words.  Especially in this case because it’s 3:09am and I am lazy and sleepy. 😝 

All makeup & hair by me.


Lotssssss more to come!💋

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Mother Daughter Duo – Edmonton Wedding Makeup Artist 

I had the pleasure of doing bridal/bridesmaid makeup for this beautiful mother daughter duo last month.  Mother and daughter?!! More like sisters to me!  Bombshells! 😍😍



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

 

Bridal Trial – Edmonton Wedding Makeup Artist

  
My beautiful soon to be Bollywood bride!! Indian weddings are so elaborate and full of beautiful colours and details…I absolutely love it!  My bride-to-be wanted dramatic eyes and a red lip, my kind of girl!!  We did not do any false lashes here at the trial (because she had errands to run right after) BUT we will be adding dramatic false lashes on the day of the wedding which will complete the whole look that much more.  I can’t wait!!!  See you soon gorgeous!!

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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Kristen’s Bridal Trial – Edmonton Wedding Makeup Artist

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‘Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life’  #amen!! 🙌
Bridal Trials are one of my favs to do because I get to meet and get to know my bride before the big day.  It’s like having a gf over for a makeover; always a good time and great conversation!!  Not to mention it also helps make the day of wedding go smoothly and faster and not rushed since I know exactly what my bride wants for makeup 👍

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Kristen wanted a ‘natural but not’ look for her wedding day and this is what we came up with.  Super soft and super pretty!  See you in September babe!! 💖

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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