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It’s always around wedding season that I remember and start getting around to updating my blog. Lucky for me, I have amazingly sweet brides who are willing to search through their wedding photos to send me some beautiful shots from their wedding day.

This beauty had the perfect face to wear these lashes that went on for miles! She opted for a lush red lips for her evening reception.

It was an absolute pleasure doing makeup for this super sweet and considerate bride.

Thank you for having me as your makeup artist!

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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

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

this sweet bride requested natural and soft makeup for her wedding at berkeley field house in toronto. rounded eyes and rosy cheeks suited perfectly this bubbly and cute lady! she doesn’t normally wear a lot of makeup, so keeping it natural for the daytime close up beauty shots worked best.

in the evening, just before the ceremony, we doubled up the lashes, deepened the contours and lined the waterline of her eyes to enhance the look for photography that would now be taken from more of a distance.

it was such a pleasure doing makeup for this sweet bride! Congrats!

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 photography by Johnny Lam Photography

i had the pleasure of being the makeup artist for linda and her lovely bridesmaids in november of 2011. when i met linda and her sister for the first time for her makeup and hair trial, she wanted very natural makeup since she normally doesn’t wear any at all. later on, her sister convinced her to go for something more dramatic and i’m so glad she was open to the idea.

natural makeup is always so lovely for brides, but that doesn’t mean that smoky eyes shouldn’t be worn on the wedding day. with the right makeup products, you won’t need to worry about smudging if you happen to turn on the waterworks! i used shu uemura black painting liner which is waterproof once dry.

for linda’s makeup, i used a mix of black, grey and silver makeup. and of course, i used my go-to eyeshadow m dark brown 895 to warm it all up. i use this shade with almost all makeup looks that i create.

linda has very fine and thin hair and she wanted some serious volume for her wedding day. so for her hair, i curled it with a straightening iron to ensure the curls stayed all day long, i backcombed her entire head to add volume then brushed and pinned it all to the side.

for the bridesmaids, to go with their pewter dresses, i chose champagne eyeshadows.

here’s a video done by talented cinematographer vladimir druts. check out some of his work; he does a wide range of work: from weddings, to documentaries to fashion cinematography.

see below for a list of shu uemura eyeshadows used to create the bride and the bridesmaids’ looks.

linda’s smoky eyes:

bridesmaids’ champagne eyes:

studio910.ca did such an amazing job in creating this cute video for bride lili and groom dave. i had such a great time doing lili’s makeup using the shu uemura sunset gold palette and shu pink lipsticks. the bridesmaids were in royal blue, so using the colour atelier eyeshadows in blue hues, i created soft, smokey blue eyes for them. it was a fun morning!

 

Lili + Dave from Studio 910 on Vimeo.

i met azadeh this summer; she was referred to me by a mutual friend. when i met azy, she came prepared showing me websites with inspiration photos. she knew exactly which hairstyle she would have her hairstylist do and wanted a makeup look that would match the hairdo, as well as her lovely gown. we tried out a smokey eye, but in the end we went for beautiful glowing skin and soft brown eyes with individual lashes rather than a full strip. her sister, on the other hand, wanted slightly smokier eyes, while mom chose very natural makeup.

here are some stunning photos courtesy of the bride; she was photographed by lifeimages.

azy was also featured in wedluxe. from choice of wedding gown, to hair, to makeup, to venue, azy really has impeccable taste!

congratulations to lovely lady both inside and out!

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