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Romantic Ballerina Wedding Editorial

Corporate headshots

This was one of my favourite editorial shoots to date.  When I got asked by Daniel Ha of D’Soleil Photography to do the makeup on a Ballerina Bridal Inspired Editorial I was very excited and of course honoured.  Daniel and I have worked together before with CC Roa of Roa Luxury Floral Event Design before on a Tuscany Wedding Theme Shoot so I knew we would have  a great time. We shot this at the Vancouver Club in downtown Vancouver and collaborated with other amazing vendors such as Benefit Cosmetics,  Flip Vision,  Love by Phoebe , Hair by Micah Gibert plus a few more which can be seen in our publication in Praise Wedding.  The models were amazing and they really looked like real life ballerinas!  Here are a few shots from the shoot. Enjoy <3

 

Headshots by d'Soleil Photography Vancouver

Corporate headshots

 

Corporate headshots

Corporate headshots

3 Must Have Summer Essentials

Summer is here (well almost) and you know what that means, hot days,drinks on the patio, runny mascara, and shiny faces =P.  As we leave Winter we should change up our makeup bag with more  Spring and Summer beauty products.  That means we can put away the vampy lipstick and the powder compacts. Here are my top 3 Must Have products for Summer

1) Evian Water- I love this as its feels so refreshing on your face ( definitely cools you off a bit) and revives any dull makeup on your face =).  What I also love about this is that it comes in a travel size as well. ( Perfect for beach days).  Spritz on your face and watch the magic (TA DA!!) happen. From Boring/Dull to Natural Luminous Skin

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2)Blotting Papers- If you are like me, I “glow” like crazy during these months. Sometimes I glow too much and I swear people could see their reflection on my forehead.  Blotting papers are a great alternative to powders as they remove exess oil without adding on any sort of makeup on your face ( more makeup= more chance of it looking cakey).  Blotting papers can be found just about anywhere

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3)Lipstains- These are a must! The give your lip a “just bitten” look without looking too done up.  Apply it in the morning and you will barely have to touch up through out the day.  It gives you lips a fresh, natural look that is perfect for those summer nights.  TIP:Some stains can be used on your lips and your cheeks, Great way to keep your makeup bag compact!

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Favourite Brow Products <3

One of the biggest trends right now are full, bold brows. There are many kind of brow products out there which include pencils, pomades, powders and even cosmetic tattooing. Depending on your preference you may use one or many products to perfect your brows to your desired ” look”. I personally have used shadows and pomades but recently have switched to Benefit Gimme Brow ( listed below). I used to spend 20 mins on them but after finding this product, its 3 mins and ta-da done!. How long do you spend on your brows?

1)Benefit Gimme Brow – As someone who over plucked their eyebrows in high school my brows are not as full as I want. I use Gimme Brow to create brows and an arch where there is none. Gimme Brow is a “brush on fiber gel” which adheres to your skin and brows giving the illusion of “hairs” where needed. I love that is it waterproof and comes in 2 shades
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2)Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Po has been trending all through Youtube and Instagram. The pomade comes in many different kind of shades ranging from the lightest blond to the darkest ebony. A little goes along way, apply it with a angled brush and watch the magic happen. PS:its also waterproof and a little pot will last you months. Make sure you close the lid tight as it may dry out. Below is a sample of their shades, she has released more ( yippy)

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3) Senna Cosmetics Brow Book- As a professional makeup artist I carry this palette which covers all shades for different skin tones, hair colours etc. A little palette which is travel friendly and no need for extra products. The brow palette is super pigmented not does cause “fall out”. These colours are made perfect for perfecting the brow. Bonus: Comes with a brow wax and a brow highlighter 😉

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