I am a Toronto based makeup/hair artist creating content for other artists.
I wanted to provide some additional information on some of the products that I featured in my YouTube video where I demonstrated a romantic bridal look that is sweat and heat resistant.
Brushes are a huge expense when you are first building your kit. Currently the market is flooded with an unlimited number of inexpensive brush sets, and brands i've never heard of before that are being made popular by youtubers and influencers. This makes it hard to decide where to put your money when it seems like everything looks good 'online'.
In this video I answer questions about Cinema Secrets foundation and corrector palettes
This video is about 30 minutes long and answers questions about the RCMA products (mostly foundation) so you may want to pretend this is a podcast!
I purchased a bunch of new stuff from Anastasia and worked with it over two days (one day included a beauty shoot). This is how I feel about it.
Networking plays a HUGE part in making your career happen. If you are trying to network using the internet (email, social media messaging etc.) here are some things you might want to consider if you are attempting to contact MUAs , photographers or anyone really (and this definitely includes me).
I came across this quote online somewhere and the last part of it is something that i’ve said so often when discussing my own career, and it pretty much sums up how i’ve gotten this far (aside from hard work, hustle and a little bit of talent) - i’ve just figured it out.
It seems like this blog is sponsored by Vueset, but I promise you it's not and I have purchased every single palette I have written about!!! I've been focused this year on really trying to make my life easier by carrying less (I haven't quite gotten there yet) but these palettes have really been a dream.
The process of getting my kit downsized continues! This time I tackled my MAC Concealers. I use the Studio Finish Concealers (which are fantastic by the way) and smushed them all into a Vueset Tahiti Palette.
In one of my YouTube videos that I released a couple of weeks ago I mentioned that one of my favourite powder blush products to use is the Make Up For Ever Artist Face Colour. I was gifted an entire palette of them from one of my very good friends who received the whole line for free. I wanted to share some more information about this palette: what I love, what I will be removing and what I will be adding to the palette in 2018. This post may give you some insight if you are thinking of building your own palette, believe me it's not an easy thing to do because they have sooo many shades available.
It is definitely a christmas miracle. I got something for free and I can give it all away to you! My first giveaway - with hopefully many more to come for the new year. I'm even more excited because i'm giving away product I love - 8 pairs of Kiss Lash Couture Faux Mink Lashes and 4 packages of glue. This is the perfect giveaway for anyone building their kit, for established MUA's who want to step up their lash game, or for you to keep all for yourself (I'm not judging you).
In addition to my nude Vueset palette I also created ones for my favourite bold colours. Here is a list of all the shades in this palette.
I've been talking about downsizing my kit for the last 6 months and it's finally happening. To everyone that recommended the Vueset Tahiti palette THANK YOU! They are the perfect size and now I want to put everything I can into these little guys. As you already know I am obsessed with clean beauty looks, and as a result I have a huge number of nude lipsticks that I love working with. The palette I created has my favourite nudes from MAC, Maybelline and L'Oreal. It contains nudes for all skin tones, both sheer and matte nudes and nudes with a hint of colour.
I know there are a ton of MUA's that struggle with working with more mature clients, check out my collab with Fortology and watch me work my magic on three amazing women to get inspired! All three of these women had completely different ideas about how they wanted their makeup to look, from natural to more glam. We covered it all in this video!
This is one of my favourite makeup looks to do for bridal - the makeup is soft, romantic, it photographs well and can be adapted to different eye shapes and skin tones. If you are interested in pursuing work as a MUA in the bridal industry, this is definitely a look you want to master. The idea behind a look like this is that it softly emphasizes all the bride's features. The eyeshadow is actually a cut crease shadow application (just softened), the cheeks are slightly contoured and the lips are an enhanced version of the bride's natural lip colour.
I was lucky enough to shoot with this gorgeous model for a second time for the Velour Lashes Custom Lash Tool Campaign. If you don't know what i'm talking about - go check it out right now. You can basically design your own custom lash - it's AMAZING. The shoot called for a before lashes shot, an 'after' shot with lashes and a second look with a fuller pair of lashes and more intense makeup (if I recall we had about 3-4 hours to capture all of this, including hair). Let me walk you through how I created these looks and how I got all of this done in less than half a day.
Find out what my kit essentials are for foundation, powder and concealer. I run through some of my favourite brands, what types of jobs I use them for, and why I love them.