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Spring Must Haves

 

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Its that time of Year again, Out with the Old and in with the New AKA Almost and I say Almost time for Spring!!.  My makeup currently has alot of vampy colours from the Winter, matte liquid lipsticks and hand cream to get rid of the Winter dryness.  Spring is  my favourite time of year flowers start to bloom, we change our wardrobe and of course we change up our makeup bags. This year my goal is to also be more compact aka having multi purpose products so my purse isn’t soo heavy.

 

Here are my Top 3 Items for Spring that I will be definitely bringing into my bag!

 

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YSL Babydoll Kiss and Blush- This is my favourite item as its very versatile and a little bit goes along way.  YSL is known for their luxury products with amazing smells and gorgeous packaging.  Although on the pricier side, the Baby doll Kiss and Blush is a must have.   Use it on your cheeks and your lips for that airbrushed light weight feel with a pop of colour!

 

 

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Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow- Okay so I have actually had this for a while but I always go to it.  No matter if I need more colour to my face and a bit of bronzer in the Winter ( We have not had sun for soo long)  or if I need a more highlight, the Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow is a Staple in my bag.  You can also use the bronze and the highlight colours as eye shadows as well to give you  a very natural looking eye for the Spring/Summer months.   This also comes in a deeper palette

 

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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer- Comes in a few formulas like Oil Free, Regular with SPF20  and Illuminating.  Laura Mercier is a brand that focuses on amazing, flawless skin.  Her products are all great and delivery on their claims.  The tinted moisturizer is one of the best on the market being very light weight, having enough coverage and not clogging your pores.  I love how she has a few formulations so you have variety to choose from.  Availabe at Sephora

 

 

 

Nicole and Ians April Wedding

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A few months ago we have the pleasure of glamming up Nicole on her Wedding Date. We had been referred to us by our friend and Wedding Collegue Amanda Coldicutt Photography. When we met Nicole we instantly clicked as we had a mutual love of working out, dogs and sharing our stories. On her Wedding date the team of Carmen, Cathy, Tara and Tia went out to Langley to glam everyone up. Stefanie Fournier Photography was Nicoles photographer for the day and she took so many amazing photos! Here are a few photos from Nicole and Ians Love Wedding =)

 

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Perfect Pout

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We all want that Perfect Pout, where our lips are perfect and it doesn’t like like we smudged all of our lipstick in our food.  In order to create that perfect ” lip” a lip liner is a MUST.  Lip liners create a base in which the lip stick can sit on, it also defines the lips making them look more even and fuller.  Another great trick is that if your lipstick ” comes off” your lip liner should still be there = ).  I recommend a lipliner in every occasion as it really ” completes” your look espcially for a Bridal occasion ( Pictures are taken without you even  knowing it and you have to be “on point” all the time )   Here are my top brands for favourite liners, don’t forget to ” exfoliate” before hand.! 😉

 

MAC SOAR

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Meagan and Justins Summer 2015 Wedding

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I had the pleasure of meeting Meagan a few years ago for her sister Krystals wedding in Abbotsford.  Meagan had remembered me and booked me for her Summer 2015 Wedding. Meagan is your fun, bubbly, funny and very professional business owner.  Did I mentioned she is the Principle Owner of Sea to Sky Weddings and Events ? We love connecting with other wedding vendors in the City so this was perfect for everyone.  Meagan had chosen to do her makeup trial on the same day as her engagement shoot with Fortune Hill Photography and we couldn’t be more happier with the pictures.  Vanessa captured Meagan and Justin in Stanley Park and the pictures looked amazing.  On the morning of the wedding we got Meagan and her Bridal party makeup ready at the Riverrock while her ceremony and reception ended up being at the Hycroft Mansion ( Gorgeous Venue ).  Here are a few sneak peeks of their wedding and we look forward to working with Sea to Sky Weddings and Events in the next Wedding Season!

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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We want to wish each and everyone one of our clients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  We have had the pleasure of meeting so many of you in 2015 and had such a great time planning and coming up with your “Glam Sessions” as we like to call it.  You all were such an inspiration to us and we cannot wait to see what 2016 has in store for us.  To those who we have no met,  We look forward to having you in the makeup/ hair chair for your Special Date.  We have alot of plans for 2016 and hope you can help us reach our goals and dreams!;)

Just a reminder we will be out of the office till January 4th and all emails will be answered January 5th 2016.  Thank you for your Patience

 

Carmen Tse-Master Stylist

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contact@carmentsemakeup.com

Alex and Brians Fall Wedding

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Today marks the first day of Winter and  3 more days before Christmas.  We wanted to wrap up our year with one of our favourite Weddings.  Alex and Brians Fall/Halloween Wedding a few months back.  We had the pleasure of traveling to Fraser River Lodge in Agassiz on October 31st to doll up Alex and her Bridal Party.  They were all so fantastic and we are so excited  to see Alex and Brians photos from Hayley Rae Photography =).  Everyone was so beautiful and they all looked amazing in their Royal Blue Dresses.  It was definately a Halloween to remember.   We  want to wish Alex and Brian a life time full of happiness and can’t wait to see them again in New Year!

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Holiday Give Back <3

 

givebackWe actually got this idea from our friends Sea to Sky Weddings & Events ! December is a wonderful month and we love to give back. Book any wedding in the month of December and receive a Complimentary Hair and Makeup Service ( $150 Value) on us!

**Valid for 2016 Weddings
***Must Book Bridal Hair and Makeup and 2 additional hair and makeup services

 

If you are NOT getting married, not to worry. Book any makeup and hair appointment with us and you will receive a 50$ Gift Card towards a future Glam Session with us! <3 Now doesn’t that sound like a deal?

My Top 5 Beauty Products of 2015

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Its that time of Year again for those yearly Beauty Reviews, I gotta admit I tried so many products this year that my place is a hoarders dream! haha.  If anyone is looking for some beauty products  let me know and I’ll be happy to let you browse and of course take some home! =) My house literally has stuff in every room that Ive been keeping around.

 

  1. First lets start with Skin Care!,  As you might of read in my previous post a few months ago, I had stopped by Avante Laser in Burnaby in the Summer for a Hydrafacial.  These are like the ” carpet cleaning” for the skin as Sandi says.  I loved it when she did mine and now speaking of which I am overdue for one soon.  If you have a special event wether it be your wedding or a Holiday Party I strongly suggest getting a Hydrafacial done a week before to make sure you are looking on point!

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2. My 2nd favourite product of 2015 has to be Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks.  Yes there are so many brands that have “long lasting” lip sticks but Kat Von Ds in my opinion is one of the best.  They are drying, non sticking and lasts all day.  I love my long wearing lipsticks as they are usually very pigmented, lasts all day and require mininum touch ups.  Kat Von D long wear lipsticks also come in many different colours from nude to extremely bold =).  For they price they are a must for all Season Wear

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3) Oribe ( Or-Bay, O-Ree-Bay, Orb) Whatever you call it this is the Lexus of the Hair World. A Luxury brand ( hefty price tag but worth it) that delivers amazing results with their products.  I am one of the biggest fans of the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, it gives my hair the Ooomph in a can. Spray at the roots and it gives you the volume and texture you are looking for. There are a few ” volume root” sprays in the market but this one knocks it out of the park by far. A little bit goes a long way too!  I’m addicted to this stuff and this is a must for Boudoir/ Messy Bedroom hair as well;)

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4) This year was the Year of Mink Lashes for me, I have always been a false lashes kind of gal but never tried Mink Lashes. There are so many different brand of Mink Lashes however the one I started using on Brides and for personal use  was Merlot Lash Bar.  They are ultra light, super fluffy and so easy to apply.  I love how they have 3 Collections ( just like wine), White, Reds and the Bubbly Collection.  My all time favourite pair has got to be Sweet Red and Pinot Noir although I would love to try the Rose from the Bubbly Collection next time!

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5) Lastly my favourite product of 2015 has got to be Deodorant Cream from Living Simple.  At first when I got this I knew it was going to be something I had to get used to. It  is a cream that you  rub under your arms instead of a anti persperiant/ deodorant stick.  A little bit goes along way and it smells oh so  good!.  Forget about the artificial ” Artic Air ” or “Rose Blossom” scents you regular deodorant has, Living Simple has Natural Scents from Essential Oils that make it smell wonderful. I have been a fan of the ” Peppermint Tea Tree Oil” which is one of their best sellers.

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Hope that you enjoyed this! Which products were you top 5 this year? did they make this list as well?

Tested and Reviewed Tarte Liquid Black Eye Liner

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There are so many different types of ” black eye liners” from pencil, to kohl, gel pot, liquid, felt   and even shadow.  I recently went into Sephora and tried a felt black eye liner and absolutely fell in love with it.  I used to use the Stila All Day Water Proof Liner however it was not water proof at all.  Within about 4 hours I looked like a I had a bad smokey eye :(.  I also had tried the Kat Von D felt liner in ” trooper” however I felt that it too “wet” for me and did not try fast enough.  Lone and behold last week I picked up the ” Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Precision long wear liquid eye liner” (thumbs up for being Cruelty Free and paraben free too).  It claims it is long wearing and you can achieve a crisp line with the tip.  I absolutely love this product, it drys super fast, the felt is at a point and not at a angle and definitely is long wearing.  It lasted me all evening and this will be my go to for a while.  A little  Pro tip for you; Apply a primer as a base to increase the longevity of it =) Hope you enjoy! I have also provide a few  step by step tutorial I found online that you can use the liner for ~

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Jen and Ians Sea to Sky Wedding

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Weddings come in all different themes and styles, some like it low key, some like it traditional with a classic setting. Some like it outdoors with the beautiful scenery of British Columbia.  We (Myself, Cathy and Serina) had the pleasure of traveling along the Sea to Sky highway to style Jen and her Bridesmaids for their outdoor Wedding  a few months ago.  The drive was early but boy was it beautiful.  Jen and Ian had their ceremony on top the Sea to Sky Gondola Look out.  Their guests rode the Gondola up and enjoyed the spectacular view.  Jen and Ian hired Michael Stanton of Stantons Photography to takes these breath taking pictures of the wedding day.  It was definitely a day to remember!.  We wish them both all the happiness in the world =)JenBride2

 

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