Sunday, May 26, 2013

Dreamy Peach and Gold

Peach and gold are made for each other.  I just love this colour combination.  If you follow my other blog about my recent house reno, you know I'm not a huge fan of the colour peach.  But peach can be beautiful if it's the right shade, and with the right colour pairing.  

We created this dreamy styled shoot this past winter, and we have been anxiously awaiting its publication.  Check out the entire collection of photos on the Wedding Chicks blog

Our lovely bride for this shoot is Johanna.  Her peaches and cream complexion could not have been more perfect for this shoot.

I wanted her makeup to not only be soft and dreamy but also elegant and sophisticated.  The colours that I selected all had a warm undertone, like the golden peach eyeshadow, which compliment her skin tone.

Johanna is wearing a Christina Wu dress provided by The Perfect Pear.

I really wanted her lashes to look full and lush, so I used a beautiful pair of Velour Lashes on her.  They really make her eyes stand out.

And how handsome is the groom!?  Josh is wearing a tux provided by Dow's Menswear.

OK, how adorable are these two?!

 This is one of my absolute favourite shots from the day.  It's so soft and dreamy!

...and I love this one too!

The feathers almost look like snow!

We also had our shoot video tapped by Lowell Productions, so you get to see the behind the scenes of our dreamy styled wedding shoot!  Click here to see the video

This shoot could not have happened without the talent of these amazing ladies:
Photographer - Rachel Peters Photography
Design Concept - Modern Jane Design
Design Concept & Paper Products - Kim Roach Design
Coordinator - Kiss The Bride
Cake & Dessert - City View Bakehouse
Makeup - Michelle Cudmore Makeup Artist
Hair - Cheryl Weeks Hairstylist

Special Thanks To: 
Lowell Productions, The Perfect Pear Bridal, Nortons Jewellers Ltd, 
Dow's Fashions, Fiveelevenwest, Prestige Floral Studio, Caseley's Tent Rentals and our amazing models, Johanna and Josh!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wake Me Up Foundation

I can't believe that I've found a drugstore foundation that I really, REALLY like!

I found a sample pack of the Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation in a fashion magazine a few weeks ago and I finally just got around to trying it out.  Admittedly I had very low expectations, but I'm excited to say I really love it.

I would say it's a medium to full coverage and it feels nice on the skin.  I can't say that it "reawakened and illuminated" my skin, but I like it all the same.  It claims to have peptides and aVitamin Moisturizing Complex with visible anti-fatigue effect.

The only thing of caution that I would say about it, is that it is scented, and I'm not sure how my skin will react to that after daily use.  But I'm willing to try it out, I'm actually going to purchase this drug store foundation, and that hasn't happened since my university days!

Monday, January 14, 2013

My Golden Globe Favourite Looks

Oh the Golden Globes, how I love checking out all of the rich and famous strutting their stuff on the red carpet.  It's a guilty pleasure for sure. 

Here are some of my favourite looks from the night.

Nicole Richie looks so glam, she's come such a long way since that trashy reality show she did with Paris way back when.  I love the colour of her dress, the glam retro curls, and the icy blue eyeshadow was well done without being over the top.

OMG Kate Hudson looked so beautiful!  Love the black and gold dress, love the golden bronze cheekbones.  A classic and timeless look.

 Jennifer Lawrence makeup was beautiful, a soft smokey eye and I loved how her skin looked radiant, fresh and natural.

 Katherine MacPhee looked gorgeous with her dark sultry eyes.  Reminded me a lot of Mila Kunis.  But regardless I still love this look.

And my favourite look of the night goes to Jodi Foster.  Man she makes 50 look amazing!  Her makeup was perfect!  Loved her eyes, loved her soft subtle lips, her skin looked dewy and radiant.  Just beautiful!

What was your favourite Golden Globe look?

Friday, January 11, 2013

It's Just Makeup

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope your new year is off to a good start and that everyone is achieving their goals and resolutions that were set on January 1st.  I don't usually make a resolutions.  But about 10 years ago my husband and I decided every January we would sit down, review how the past year went, and write down the goals that we have for the upcoming year.  It's amazing what you can accomplish when you write down your goals.

This year one of my personal goals coincides with my career goal.  And that is to not take makeup so seriously.  Even though it's my profession, which I do take seriously, you can't be creative when you have strict rules or also being too scared of making mistakes.  That kind of thing pretty much squashes out all creativity.

When I scroll through Pinterest or check out Youtube makeup tutorials and I see posts that state "the right way" to apply foundation, or whatever the case may be, it drives me bonkers!  Are you kidding me?!?!  Are you telling me there is only one right way to apply makeup?!  That's so ridiculous!

I have to admit when I started out in my career as a makeup artist I was a wee bit obsessed about doing things "the right way".  But after being in the business for a few years now, I know there is never just one right way.  It's just makeup!  It's supposed to be fun, creative, and an expression of yourself.  So my advice to you ladies, who have shun wearing makeup because you fear that you aren't doing it the right way, just do it .  Enjoy yourself.  If you like to use your fingers to apply foundation, but some sales person told you never to do that, well do it the way you like to do it if it is working for you!  Bring fun back into your makeup routine, and worry less about being right.  Take chances, be creative.  Yes, there maybe some, "I'll never do that one agains", but that's how you learn.

Good luck this year, and cheers to creativity!