Halloween 2017 – Edmonton Makeup Artist

When your mom is a makeup artist, you are ready for any occasion.  Especially Halloween!! Hehehe I absolutely love Halloween because I can go all out on the makeup part.  My 5yr old daughter is always down to get her makeup done, she really is her mother’s daughter. lol This year we decided we wanted to be zombies and that we were!!  Enjoy!! Lol

My niece wanted to be a reindeer for Halloween.  Aunty Lily delivered or what!? Bambi who?!! Lol

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Mature Makeup – Edmonton Makeup Artist 

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 – 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.👌 

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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) 

A Whole New Shape – Edmonton 3D Eyebrow Microblading


She wanted to add shape and an arch to her shapeless brows and that we did!  Thicker, fuller, shapelier brows were achieved with 3D Microblading.  Results last up to 2 years.  No more penciling or filling them in! 🙌🏼🙌🏼  (will heal and fade 40-60% to a more natural and blended look) 

My new eyebrow website launching soon!!!  

Promo price of $350 ending soon!!

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

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