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Victoria, BC, Canada
I believe that makeup changes like our moods and how we feel is how we choose to express ourselves. The best part about my job is helping a client feel beautiful and confidant. My style is Fresh, Flawless and Naturally You. I am a Victoria based Makeup Artist specializing in the fields of Bridal, Boudoir and Editorial.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Vintage Wedding Shoot with Ophelia Photography

On January 21,2010 I did a calibration with Vancouver Wedding Photographer Lisa Gratton.  Lisa bought a vintage wedding gown months before from GT Antiques and Collectables (formally know as Gramma’s Trunk in Port Alberni,BC) and had a vision of recreating the perfect bridal editorial shoot.  For more information about Lisa Gratton, check out her site at Ophelia Photography.

It was an amazing January day, the perfect weather, lighting and locations (Moss Bay Cemetery and Dallas Road, Victoria, BC). Corrie our exquisite model/muse captivated the shoot with her natural beauty. As Lisa quoted "She is pure magic"

Recreating Corrie's look using MAC makeup.
Skin: Face and Body, Mineralized Skinfinish Powder and select cover-up
Brows: Spiked Brow Pencil and Clear Brow Set
Eyes: Bare Study Paint Pot, Pincurled (highlight), Satellite Dreams & Beautiful Iris (lid) and Print (lightly in crease) and touch of Vanilla Pigment in the inner corners.
Blacktrack Fluidliner to give extra shape along the lash line and New Studio Fix Mascara. Fascinating Eye Kohl was used in the water line and  #44 Lashes were used for the extra flare and drama.
Cheeks: Blushbaby
Lips: Beet lip liner (smudged out) and Viva Glam I

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Little Right Now...

As of January 1,2010 I have been on maternity leave from MAC and I must say I'm loving it. I love my job and what I do so much but it has been really nice to be at home and nesting. In about 2 minus weeks (hopefully)  I will be a new mom to a baby girl and I know my life as I know it will change. To have this little extra down time has been a blessing...I was going to try to work until the end of January..so happy I changed my mind. 

With work and makeup on hold for the moment I have enjoyed trying some of the things I have wanted to do for ever but never had the time. Cooking, reading, relaxing and cleaning!! 
I had the baby room pretty much done within the first three days off work and have had the last two weeks to spend a lot of time making a home and cooking.

On Sunday I did a small photo shoot with my sisters Amy and Corrie, my beautiful niece Harlow and friends Anna and Diane. I was trying to get that perfect belly shot and profile picture at 9 months pregnant. We had a very interesting afternoon trying to figure out the perfect light, placement, location and trying to get the camera to work. This is my favorite photo out of the bunch... a moment caught with my boyfriend Russell.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Welcome to my New Blog!!!

I am so excited for my new blog.   As a MAC certified professional make up artist, I have done editorial and bridal make up for the last 2 years.   I use techniques and understand the importance of highlighting each client’s individuality and personality.  Whether that is through color selection or the way I enhance your eyes, you will love the way you look!
 Here are a few photographs from my last few photo shoots and weddings with photographer Lisa Gratton of Ophelia Photography