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Makeups Latest Trend…Strobing

 

Forget about all your hundreds of $$$s you spend on contouring products the past year.  This years trend is…the opposite of contouring, its called “strobing” aka ” Highlighting” to the MAX!. Highlighting/Strobing goes on “high points” of your face such as on top of your cheek bones, brow bones, cupids bow and on the center of the forehead.  Applying highlight on these parts of the faces will give you the illusion of a “iridescent glow” and also bring forward the high points of your face.  This is a very good tutorial on where to “strobe” by Nikki.

 

 

 

 

I have yet to try “strobing” yet  but when I do I will post my Top3 products that I use =). Have you tried the latest trend?

An East meets West Summer Wedding =)


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A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of getting Mayura ready for her wedding.  It was a East meets West kind of wedding.  Mayura had the traditional East Indian Sari, glamourous traditional East Indian Makeup with lashes and a red lip.  She  looked absolutely glowing from head to toe.  Her wedding was at Hart House in Burnaby ( very intimate and I will say from past experience the food at Hart House is incredible).  The wedding itself was not “big” according to East Indian Weddings, Mayura and her husband wanted to share their special moment with family and close friends.  We had the honour of doing Mayura, her mom and her aunts makeup on the day and they were all so wonderful.  We wish Mayura and her husband Tim a lifetime full of happiness!

These pictures were taken by the talented Katryna Kwok from ” Sweet Inspirations Photography“.  We look forward to working with Katryna again soon!

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Leo Awards 2015

Its that time again for the Leo Awards =). This year the Leo Awards were held during a 3 day event span.   I had the honour of doing Sabrinas makeup for the Leo Awards for 2 dates.  We have worked together before for the past few years and its always a blast catching up.  Sabrina is the  writer for Westender Vancouvers column Reel People.  She quite possibly has one of the coolest jobs, interviewing actors, actress, crew that work on local productions =).  I love how she has such a passion for the Arts.

For her makeup we did a feline flick with a pair of lashes and she rocked her signature “red lip”.  She definitely rocked it at the Leos this year!.  Thank you so much for having us doll you up Sabrina and we look forward to seeing you again.  Lastly Congratulations to all the Winners and Nominees!

 

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10 Min Smokey Eyes =)

As a makeup artist I always get asked by clients and friends  “How do I do a smokey eye without looking like a panda?”.  The key to a smokey eye is blending and also have the ” darkest” colour near your lash line and blending upwards creating the ” smoke effect”. One of the fastest ways of creative a “smokey eye” is only using 3 products!.  Black eyeliner, a shadows of your choosing ( this will determine your smoke) and mascara.

1) Line your eyes with the black eye liner ( top and bottom), I like to use a waterproof one like Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes to really have it stay there all day

2)Using your brush or your fingers “smudge it” upwards ( this does NOT have to be perfect), just make sure you see no harsh lines and the darkest part is still at the lash line.

3)Apply your smoke colour with a ” blending ” brush, be sure have the gradient from lash line to crease. – Don’t forget about the bottom ( focusing more on inner 2/3 of eye)

4) Apply Mascara and ta da! You are done.

 

 

Here are a few other ways of applying a smokey eye.~ Which one is your fave?

 

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Black Eye Liner. Love it or Hate it?

We have all had that one time when we applied “black eye liner” and within 2 hours it was all under neath our eyes, we look in the mirror and we looked like a mixture between a racoon and someone who hadn’t slept for days or both haha.  I have tried many eye liners on the market and some of them have claimes they are are ” water proof, non smudging, non moving etc”. Some of them lived up to their claim, some unfortunately are in the bottom of my makeup drawers collecting dust.  Here are my top 3 liners in all formulas

 

1) Eye Pencil-There are the pencil formulas and there are the ” kohl” formulas.  I personally think the kohl formulas are better for ” smudging” as they are softer so they are perfect for creating that based for a smokey eye. I love Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes Black Eye liner as its not too soft and not too stick, you can apply this on top, bottom or even in the waterline. Make sure you sharpen it to get a more crisp line

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2)Gel Pot- Gel Pot liners can be applied with a angled brush for that “cat eyed” look, dip your brush into the pot, take off the excess and apply it close to your lash line and flick outwards.  With the angles of your brush you can manipulate the product to get the liner as thin or as thick as you want.  Black track has a quick drying time so you may have to move fast, remember practise makes perfect 😉

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3)Liquid Eye Liners- I used to hate them as the liner would end up all over my lids and when I would open my eyes it was a HUGE mess, it used to take me 15 mins to just to apply one eye.  I used learnt to love liquid as you dont need a brush or a sharpener. Tip: Just remember to tilt your head  all the way up and look down. This eye liner drys fast so it shouldn’t smudge all over your eye lids =)

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Hope this all helped everyones Eye Liner Woes!

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