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?! 

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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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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

 

Before & After – Edmonton Boudoir Makeup & Hair Styling

Another before & after of my beautiful client!

Hair & Makeup by me.

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!

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Holly – Edmonton Boudoir Styling/Makeup & Hair

*Update
Chris sent me a before pic of Holly yay!

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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!
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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!  🙂

Hair & Makeup by me.

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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

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Wearing Wet n Wild’s “Dollhouse Pink” lippie as per usual!  #loveit

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Makeup for Young Girls – Edmonton Makeup Artist

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Hair & Makeup by Me

Pretty and fresh makeup is what I usually like to do for my younger clients.  (11-15 yrs old)  A young lady’s skin is usually flawlessss so sometimes just concealer and powder will do wonders.  Other times if I have to even out the skintone, I will use a light weight/ light coverage foundation to do that.  A bright pink blush always brightens up a pretty face.

For eye makeup I like to go less heavy, less dramatic.  Groomed eyebrows are really important to frame the eyes since I usually go light on the eyes.  False eyelashes are rarely used.  (depends)  A wash of neutral eyeshadow on the lids and eyeliner only for the top, for the bottom liner I just smudge some eyeshadow there and then coat top and bottom lashes with 2 coats of mascara!

Then for the lips, Pink/coral lipstick with lots of lipgloss keeps the look young and fresh and pretty.  What every young girl should be!  Kinda like you’re wearing makeup but not you know?!  🙂

Photos by:  http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com

Myra – Edmonton Numa Model Makeup

One of my favorite sets by far this year!!!  I am so in love with Myra and her photos.  What a gem she is.  Myra is going to go far, such a talented and beautiful young lady!

For the ballerina set, I put on false doll-like lashes for Myra and then put her longggg hair into a high bun.  SO SO pretty!!!!

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Then I quickly let her hair down and used a 1.5″ clipless curling rod to put loose waves into it for the next sets.  Literally took minutes!

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I did a romantic and soft makeup look using light smokey eyeshadow colors to enhance Myra’s eye color.  Kept the blush to a minimal hint of pink and the perfect pink shade to go on her lips.  She has the perfect face!

Myra’s website:  http://deaadams.wix.com/myrarocksthestage

All photos by:  http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com

Sisters – Edmonton Model Makeup

Some photos from Laura & Victoria’s shoot.  Both Hair & Makeup by me.
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photos by:  http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com

Tracy – Edmonton Boudoir Makeup Artist

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“You did an amazing job! Thanks for making me feel beautiful. I usually don’t like my pics which I’m sure you hear all the time.but great makeup and the right lighting,……..WOW!
Thanks – Tracy”
http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com

I love what I do and I’m good at what I do but it’s always nice to hear from my clients that they love their makeup and that they felt beautiful! Thank you Tracy! Your pictures turned out soooo gorgeous!

Tracy brought in her clip-in extensions (which alot of clients do)  and I have no problem putting them on for my clients and workin’ it like their own hair!  Va-va-va-voom!  Instant sexy hair!  🙂

Aleesha – Edmonton Model Makeup

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Hair & Makeup by me.

Photo:  http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com