I met Lydia last year when she came to me for bridal makeup for her first wedding celebration at City Hall. She has an adorable nephew and wanted to make sure that he would still recognize his auntie after her makeup was done; After the trial, her nephew saw her and approved!

We had a nice peaceful morning getting ready at the Westin Prince hotel. Lydia looked stunning in her beautiful red gown that she had made back home in Indonesia. Lydia and I had a special connection and I definitely wanted to be able to do her makeup again for her second wedding celebration later that year, but with my baby #2 on the way I had to miss out on that opportunity!

Lydia, I wish you all the best! I’m thankful to have met you!

xoxo

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Thank you to my hairstylist Mary! Always fantastic work!

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I’d been proudly doing makeup for Nobis for a few years when the creative director referred Joanne, his cousin, to me for bridal makeup. Of course I was equally as proud to be able to beautify yet another lovely and sweet bride. Joanne was so fun to work with; Such a bright and upbeat spirit!

We kept her daytime makeup natural. For the evening reception at Chateau le Jardin, we deepened it and added another half set of falsies to add volume and fluff to the lashes.

Another shout out to my team for doing amazing work as usual with hair and makeup! Thanks Mary, Josephine, Eliza and Shaelyn!

Photo credits: Christine Reid Photography – Thank you!

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Congratulations Joanne and Shaun! Thank you for having me be a part of your magical day!

xoxo

Once my sassy colleague Shannon got engaged, she immediately came to me to book me as her makeup artist! I was so flattered needless to say since she is a woman who knows exactly what she wants. Over the years, she has referred three of of her goods friends to me  (see Azadeh’s wedding, as well as Agatha’s wedding) and was honoured when she asked me to do her makeup as well.

Some brides come to me knowing very little about makeup and not knowing what type of makeup look they would like, but not my Shannon! This lady knows her face well and knew right away that she wanted dramatic makeup on the upper lids and minimal on the lower. We focused on brightening her skin and on bringing her eyes forward.

This bridal party so much fun to work with and Shannon was a stunning bride to say the least; She looked like an absolute doll with her golden locks framing her face.

I’d also like to mention my fantastic makeup assistant, Eliza Tam. Like myself, she’s a perfectionist. She is always professional and takes her time to make sure that everyone feels beautiful. She did an awesome job on members of the bridal party!

A warm thank you also to Cliq Creative for providing the photos.

Thank you Shannon for having me as your makeup artist! It was an absolute pleasure! xoxo

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Wedding-436Congratulations beautiful bride!

When my brother-in-law announced his engagement to my now sister-in-law, I was ecstatic! Not only is she beautiful, she is such a loving and thoughtful person. She always wears a huge smile on her sweet face and is so genuinely kind. I was honoured when she asked me to be her makeup artist for their special day.

After trying out a few makeup looks, we finally decided on the perfectly soft coral makeup with baby nude pink lips that would accentuate her eyes and match their coral winery wedding at Willow Springs Winery.

Thanks Amanda for having me beautify your already beautiful face on your marriage to Fred! xoxo

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I had the pleasure of working with Wales Wong, photographer and editor of Veux magazine, for the second time. We had so much fun planning this colourful candy-themed photoshoot with hairstylist Carlos Pang and model Alayna Kellett. We couldn’t help but munch on our candy props while working! 

Here are some behind the scene shots:

  
  
  
  
  
  

Although timing for the shoot was really tight, we managed to squeeze in 4 fun, bright looks for a feature in Veux mag’s 4th anniversary issue:

  
  
  
I also had the chance to share some tips on summer makeup at the new “strobing” trend which has taken over traditional contouring this season: 

  

I look forward to doing another collaboration with Veux mag! 

i’ve been so lucky to have had the opportunity to do makeup for so many kind and lovely brides. i want to thank all my friends and my previous brides for all of their referrals. every bride i’ve worked with has been so sweet including this beautiful bride. she was so trusting in my work and honestly so appreciative – such a pleasure and honour to work with!

for her wedding day, she wanted emphasis on her eyes and some nice and natural contouring. for her evening look, we just enhanced her daytime look by adding another half set of lashes to create more volume in her lashes and deepened the colours and contours.

congratulations my dear!

Photography by Studio ROK

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