This was a particularly special wedding because I have known the bride since she was wee little; She’s my bestie’s baby sister, so you can imagine how honoured (and nervous) I was when she asked me to be her makeup artist for her special day.

Her character is as sweet as pie, so of course we needed a makeup look that would match that. She chose to accentuate her lashes – just like a doll – and selected soft pink lips and cheeks to match her fair skin. She really did look like a porcelain doll!

Thank you for having me on your wedding day! You were truly stunning.

xoxo

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photos courtesy of Little Blue Lemon

This blushing bride truly has a cowgirl soul and her wedding, a serious farmhouse vibe. With her cowboy boots peeking under her lovely bridal gown and her most loved horse by her side along with her beau, her wedding was picture perfect.

With already stunning features, it was so easy to beautify this bride. Some contouring around the eyes paired with golden eyeshadow, individual lashes and layers of mascara was already enough to make her eyes pop. Her skin was kept warm with some contouring, subtle peach blush and gentle highlighting.

It was so lovely to work with such a warm and free-spirited person. Thank you for being so sweet and making my job so enjoyable!

xo

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photos courtesy of Julia Park Photography

Being a working mom of two has left me little time to blog these days! I’m finally taking some time on this sunny day to write a post about a lovely bride that I had the opportunity to work with last year.

I do not exaggerate when I say that somehow I have been lucky enough to have only the sweetest brides book with me :). We are still in touch and I have become true friends with several of them.

This bride is among these lovely ladies. She is a natural beauty so naturally, she wanted a makeup look that would not be too dramatic. Although seemingly simple, this makeup look took a lot of thought. We tested it out a couple of times before deciding on which made her feel the most naturally beautiful. The look: focus on brows and lashes, glowing skin – lots of glow! and nude lips – not your typical nude though, a pink-beige.

Thank you for having me as your makeup artist and most of all, thank you for taking the time to keep in touch!

xo

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photos courtesy of Fine Prints Photography

I’m always so happy when brides come to me for a trial and find that they’ve found the perfect fit. Like clothing, there is a certain style and taste to makeup.

This lovely bride wanted to still recognize herself in the mirror after the makeup. She didn’t want anything too bold: just a hint of colour and minimal contouring. We kept her natural eye shape and just dressed them up with some soft contouring and jet black falsies.

Happy bride = Happy MUA!

Congratulations!

xo

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I met this lovely bride last year for a trial and to discuss which makeup look she would like for her special day. It’s always difficult choosing a look when we browse online and see images of makeup looks on other women not knowing whether it would suit our features.

After trying out two different looks, we found the perfect one: a subtle cat eye created with eyeshadow. We did a sheer, cool metallic pink lid contoured by warm chocolate tones, topped off with natural yet long falsies with a generous coat of budge-proof mascara.

The result was simply beautiful on such a naturally gorgeous bride. She also has cute little freckles that she wanted concealed, so we used a high coverage yet velvety concealor to do the trick. To match her flowers, we chose an angelic matte velvet pink lipstick.

She looked stunning! Congratulations!

xo

 

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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

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