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There’s nothing like doing wedding makeup for family. It was honour to be a part of my sister in law’s sister’s magical wedding. The woodland magic truly came to life and translated so well in the photos.

To match the scenery, we chose champagne and chocolate brown tones for her makeup. We finished off the eyes with a more natural set of lashes and warmed up her cheeks with some coral tones blushes. She was absolutely glowing.

My assistant did an amazing job on all of the bridesmaids. The eyes really stood without looking overly dramatic.

It was such a pleasure to take part in your special day!

Xoxo

Photo credits: Lushana Bale Photography

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I’ve known this beautiful bride and her lovely little sister since their years in high school. It was so unreal getting them ready for the bride’s wedding.

Getting ready for the two-day celebration was nothing short of perfect; A serene start at the family house in a room filled with sunlight and music.

The bride was stunning for both her Hindu and her modern western wedding celebrations. Her makeup was dramatic but not overpowering. We focused on a soft winged contour for the eyeshadow and bronzing blush paired with coral tones for the face. She was just stunning.

I have such fond memories of this bride. Being a part of her big day simply topped them off. Thank you for having me as your makeup artist!

Xoxo

Photo credits: Focus Photography

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:

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