Archive for March, 2010

Review on Vancouver Makeup Artists Beauty Lovers FIRST MEETUP



Review on the first meetup of Vancouver Makeup Artists Beauty Lovers

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Vancouver Makeup Artists and Beauty Lovers is a group that has recently been opened and organised using meetup.com. Myself and a wonderful and kind man named Constantin Rotariu organised the event in order to bring makeup artists in Vancouver together to exchange networking tips, advise and more. I would advise any student, post grad or experienced makeup artist to join the group and begin attending our meetings. Even if you havn’t gone into a makeup course yet but are perhaps thinking about it, this group will be amazingly useful and beneficial to you. Read More…


Featured in this Seasons Issue of Fashionberry Online Magazine!



Featured in this Seasons Issue of Fashionberry Online Magazine!

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Promotional Pictures for Costume Designer, NINA HINTON!

Promotional Pictures for Costume Designer, NINA HINTON!!!

With photographer, Nicole Brown and models, Ingrid, Sarah and Nina

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I met Nina Hinton by complete coincidence when I was researching one day, sending emails to people who may be able help me on my quest to make a success of my career as a makeup and hair artist. I was contacting Nina in relation to Theatre Teriffic and it just so happened that she was planning a photo shoot for her own costume/clothing line. I had sent her some shots of my work and she felt it were fait that I had contacted her and we were soon meeting for tea and a chat. In no time we had planned our day trip to Victoria Island and were ready to shoot all of her amazing costumes. Read More…


Painted Alley Photography and Actress, Gigi


Painted Alley Photography and Actress, Gigi

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I worked with Painted Alley in the summer of 2009 and what an experience it was. I love to be put in unusual or challenging situations and this shoot was certainly challenging. We were on location from start to finish on a baking hot summers day. The only area I could do hair and makeup was in the back of a car. It was cramped and there was nowhere to put my kit so I was pretty much working out of a box and in my lap. We had no air conditioning on so the heat in the car, even with the doors open, was intense. Both I and the model were working up some shine on our faces. It was certainly a situation I had not come across before but I managed to fight the shine and get the hair and makeup done successfully and beautifully. There were even people passing by whistling at my gorgeous models as they got the final touches done to their hair. Read More…


UNIQUE photo shoot with Meg Hawkins photography and models Misti and Helen


UNIQUE photo shoot with Meg Hawkins photography and models Misti and Helen


After having spent over a year in Vancouver, BC, Canada, it was finally time for me to return home in November 2009. I had been doing previous research and had been in touch with some photographers I could work with when I returned and I was exciting to go on my first UK photo shoot. The shoot was with photographer, Meg Hawkins and models Misti (seen to the right) and Helen (seen below). The concept was so unique and required a number of different hair and makeup looks. One of which was the “half and half”, representing a man torn between his male and female side. We were hoping that the uniqueness of the concept and talent involved would achieve a spread in my favourite magazine, NOI.SE Magazine. Sadly we did not achieve our goal but nevertheless, we achieved some very unique portfolio pictures that tell a story. Read More…


First training day at La Novia Bridal conducted by Jenine Lehfeld from Hellcat Beauty today!


First training day at La Novia Bridal conducted by Jenine Lehfeld from Hellcat Beauty today – added to my list of skills…FINGERWAVES!!!

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La Novia Bridal is a bridal company I have been a part of as a hair and makeup artist for over a month now and have already held two wedding consultations. One of which included airbrushed makeup. The company is growing fast and I am very proud to be a part of it. Lorilee Keller is the founder and owner and is doing a great job of revamping our salon and creating new and improved ideas for the business, it’s clients and it’s employees. Having a love for the old fashioned wet set hair styles, Lorilee came up with the idea to take the salon back to the 40′s offering a unique service where ladies can come in and have their hair set the old fashioned way. The salon is being decorated accordingly and the staff are being trained by Jenine Lehfeld from Hellcat Beauty. Read More…


Pin Up Style Shoot with Sugar Creative Photography


Pin Up Style Shoot with Sugar Creative Photography

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Shazmin is a model that I have always had my eye on right through school. Every final exam that would come along, she caught my eye as a potential model. However, we simply never got around to working together. When Melanie from Sugar Creative photography contacted me asking if I would like to join her on a collaborative, pin-up style shoot, I jumped at the opportunity as soon as I knew who the model was. She is so stunning without any makeup so the application was very easy. I simply enhanced her beautiful features and added a bright and powerful red lipstick to suit the style of the shoot. I then waved her hair, keeping all of the natural length and shape. So easy and such satisfying results in my opinion. We were lucky enough to have stylist, Jenn Chang, join us on this shoot. She was on hand wrapping Shazmin in ribbon as though she was a christmas present. Read More…


Anaisson Weddings Promotional Photo Shoot with Photographer, Aaron Chung


Anaisson Weddings Promotional Photo Shoot with Photographer, Aaron Chung

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After having worked with photographer, Aaron Chung, once before on our Gnome themed photo shoot, I was soon asked to join him on a shoot again. This time, it was for a promotional photoshoot for Anaisson Weddings. Read More…


Demonstrator for CHANEL at The Bay, Oakridge Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada – Feb/March 2010


Demonstrator for CHANEL at The Bay, Oakridge Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada – Feb/March 2010

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I was kindly asked by fellow makeup artist, Tina Wu, to join the CHANEL makeup team at The Bay, Oakridge Mall, in the the promotional demonstrations of our new lipstick line, Rouge Coco. I of course accepted the offer and was working within the CHANEL team for the first time on Friday26th February 2010. I began the day by doing a full makeover on a customer using all of CHANEL’s finest products. This was a great way for me to jump in and learn about our line quickly and effectively. The day was a success and I was asked to join the team for a second time the following Monday, being today. I look forward to joining the team again today and hope to work with them regularly.
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