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!
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!
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!
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!
Thank you to my hairstylist Mary! Always fantastic work!
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!
Congratulations Joanne and Shaun! Thank you for having me be a part of your magical day!
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
Congratulations 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