Anti gravity is a perfect lotion to blow dry into your hair the night before your wedding or a special event! This is an oil free volumizer that will help your curls stay longer, increases body, adds shine, is long lasting, and gives a weightless hold. It is rich in antioxidants and controls fly-aways. You get so much out of this product! Apply to your hair when it's damp, starting from the ends to roots. Don't worry if you use too much because this product will never leave your hair feeling waxy or oily. If you want to learn more about this product check out http://kevinmurphy.com.au/product/anti-gravity/. They also have great videos on how to style your hair!
Chelsea joins us as a certified makeup artist with a wide background in makeup experience. She has a vast amount of knowledge about professional products. She has worked for Mac, Yves St. Laurent, Shu Uemara and NARS! Chelsea has been freelancing for over 3 years. Her portfolio shows experience with bridal, grads, and stage makeup. In her free time, Chelsea sings in a local band called, Constant Promise!
Read more about her in the About Us section
Did you know that Edmonton Makeup Artists now offers hair services? The demand has been overwhelming this year to add hair to our arsenal, so we did just that! We currently have 10 people on our team, 6 of which do hair! Whether you need your hair done for a wedding, or for a night out, we have a stylist for you! Let our fantastic hair stylists create a stunning look for your special day.
Lisa is back with Edmonton Makeup Artists for her second season! She is expecting her first baby in July!
Lisa has done many makeovers on all different skin types, but specializes in Asian and bridal makeup. She has taken her training through Evelyn Charles and has also attended many workshops and classes focusing on different makeup techniques. Lisa also has experience with hair styling. She will be available for bookings starting mid September!
Welcome back, LIsa!!
Tatjana comes to us with over six years of makeup artistry experience! She has trained through and worked at both Clinique and Sephora. She has done makeovers on so many different face and skin types!
Her obsession with makeup has grown over the years, along with her talent and skill of creating a perfect look for each face. Tatjana also has experience with hair styling.
Book her today for your beauty makeover needs!
In addition to adding hair styling to our menu of services, we are now offering children's Face Painting for Birthday Parties and other Events (community parties, BBQ's, etc.)
*depending on difficulty/detail
Services to Edmonton and Surrounding Areas.
A $40 deposit it required to confirm your booking.
Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wedding season is here! So I thought I would post up some emergency kit essentials and tips for brides on the wedding day!
Emergency Kit essentials (makeup-oriented):
- Blotting sheets! A definite must since you want to stay shine free for the photographers all day. Try and find some that do not have any powder on them. Sometimes the powder will ruin your makeup by not distributing evenly and it might look like you were just doing a little something something if you blot too much around your nose area. Haha. You can try flicking some powder off if you accidentally bought powdered blotting papers. I would recomend Clean and Clear but it's kind of pricey at about $8 for a pack of 50. I found some E.L.F. ones in San Francisco that worked AWESOME for only $1 for a pack of 50 and it had tree tea oils in it (helps reduce inflamation). However, if you're in a bind, you can run to the little ladies bathroom and blot with a thin layer of toilet paper. If they have those fancy toilet seat covers in the stall, tear a piece off and use that to blot. It has the same consistency as blotting sheets and you can tear off extras to store in your purse while running around for the rest of the day. Desperate times call for desperate measures!
- Lipstick/Lipgloss! Did you know that it's near impossible for photographers to photoshop shiny lips in pictures? They'll spend 3-4 hours (while pulling out their hair) just trying to photoshop out a tiny flake of skin off your lips! A lipstick or a pigmented lipgloss is essential to carry around. The lipstick will fade away from eating, drinking, lip biting, kissing...etc. so carry one around with you. I always tell my brides to BRING STRAWS to sip their drinks to maintain the longevity of their lip color. Try and avoid greasy food because the oil will just destroy anything on your lips. Apply before pictures!
- Tissues and Q-tips! CRYING. Ugh. Before those little dew drops fall from your eyes, and you feel a little teary - try putting the cotton swab part of the Q-tip near the tear duct of your eye (place near the inner corner, just not into your eyeball please) and let the swab soak up any liquids. Useful for eye-poo too (the white stuff in the inner corner of the eye) so you're not using your potentailly dirty hands to touch your eye area. I prefer absorbing tears with Q-tips instead of tissues because it doesn't really disturb the under eye concealer makeup. Tissues should be carried in case you need to blow your nose...you can seperate the tissue too to blot oils from the face like discussed above...just don't blot your face with the same tissue you used to blow your nose. Ew.
Other stuff you can carry is extra eyelash glue if you're wearing fake lashes. Break off the swab part of a Q-tip and apply the glue one side of the stick. You can apply that one side of the stick onto any part of the fake lashes that came off (so your dry part of the stick is facing your eyelid and the glue part is gluing the fake lash band). Should I post pictures?
You can also carry face powders - just don't forget your face powder brush or puff. If you have dry or normal skin, just a compact powder should do but I would recommend loose powders for oily skin...although a bit messier, the loose powder absorbs more oil. Just make sure the loose powder is not mineral makeup...mineral makeup tends to make oily skin even more oilier (e.g. MAC Mineral Skinfinish is no good for oily skin!).
A black eyeliner (or what ever color you used for your waterline) is also pretty good to carry if you like to rim your waterline (the bottom part of the eye where the eyelashes meet the eyeball...that tiny strip of meat there). Sometimes that extra intensity for pictures is just fabulous since the waterline eyeliner tends to fade off with time! I would recommend getting a non-waterproof one (because the waterproof liners don't like to stick to the waterline) and one that you can mechanically twist up. I prefer the mechanically twist up ones over regular pencils because I wouldn't want the risk of the pencil tip breaking off and having no sharpener around.
Bring a compact mirror if your face powder compact doesn't have one. You'll also have your bridesmaids around to tell you what's off. Running to a car and using their sunflap mirror or side mirror or rearview mirror is a good alternative if there are not washrooms around.
Throw all that in your makeup kit or a big clear Ziplock bag and you're good to go! I hope this helps! Feel free to comment!
We are so excited to have a new makeup artist join our team! Madison is a certified makeup artist, trained in many areas. She attended school at Blanche Macdonald Center in Vancouver. She has a broad portfolio showcasing her work with brides, fashion shows, beauty shoots and stage makeup. Her area of expertise is special fx and prosthetics! This super talented lady has some amazing portfolio work that you need to check out! Whether you want to look like a zombie or a bird, or a beautiful bride, make sure to book with Madison! Oh and did I mention she does hair as well?!
Lauren is a licensed hair stylist with over 3 years of experience. She completed her education at Marvel Hair College and has had the opportunity to take some hair styling classes with Guylaine Martel and Michael Corby who are amazing celebrity hairstylists! Lauren is very talented and can create the perfect combination of boho and romantic. She has incredible skills at creating a beautiful wedding updo, while adding twists and braids. Lauren specializes in natural sun-kissed color, balayage, and in-trend haircuts. Her friendly, relaxed and genuine spirit will make you comfortable and confident as she creates a style to make you look and feel your best!
Check out some of her work below!
I have recently become very conscious of the wrinkles under my eyes, and have noticed that some days after I apply my makeup that I have concealer sitting in those lines. It looks cakey and terrible, which has got me thinking...surely there must be a reason that some days wrinkles are more visible than others!
I have spent hundreds of dollars on eye creams and have not noticed a difference.
I was recently buying more makeup and yet another eye cream, when the cashier said something to me:
THE REASON YOUR WRINKLES ARE MORE VISIBLE SOME DAYS IS BECAUSE OF DEHYDRATION! Try drinking more water every day and see what happens.
Yesterday was day 1 of this test. I drank 3 glasses more of water than normal, and this morning my under eye wrinkles were hardly noticeable!
They recommend drinking half your body weight in ounces (ex. 150lb person, 75 oz of water).
Try it out today and see what a difference it can make for your skin!
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