How to get Makeup and Hair of Beauty Queen Jodi Jahnke!

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On May 27, 2012, Beauties of Asia Pageant was on for 2012! I had the pleasure of being requested to do the makeup and hair for Jodi Jahnke, who turned out to be the winner of this year’s pageant!

Dior Asian Makeup w/ Andre Hebert @The Bay

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On Wednesday I went over to The Bay for their special event with Canada”s National Makeup artist Andre Hebert. It just so happened he was available the time I went in so I was lucky enough to get my makeup done by him. For a full makeover you have to purchase 2 products but hey I`ve never done a Dior review before so I figured I”d splurge by purchasing some products for my clients this summer to enjoy! Here”s me … Read More

How to do Black / Dark Skin Makeup without it turning ashy!

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For Jimay’s skin, I used: – Primarily Face Atelier’s HEAT & 0++ mixed together, more of HEAT color – I put a bit of Keromask’s YELLOW shade into the mix, just a dab. – Graftobian’s HD powder in Hidden Magic The reason being, if you don’t use yellow-red = orange based products, you will get an ash layer or a dry looking shade. Darker skintones have a yellow-red underbase and unless you use products with that underbase, you’re going to … Read More

Looking Fresh in Sweaty, Hot Weather

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I’ve been getting a lot of questions from clients on how to keep their skin looking fresh with the hot humid weather so here is your cheat sheet! 1. Cleanse. Normal/Combination skin – Use a good cleanser, preferably a deep cleansing formula in the morning where you will remove any buildup of oil/sweat accumulated Dry skin – stick to cream/oil cleansers that still deep cleans the face Oily skin – gel/foaming cleansers 2. Tone. Normal/Combination witch hazel is good for … Read More

Eyeliner Q&A

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I often get asked about eyeliner so I decided to write some quick tips for you all 🙂 1. “Eyeliner!! It”s so hard! How do you draw eyeliner?” Depending on your shape of the eye, it completely varies. Some eyes don”t even need eyeliner like “protruding eyes”. I could give you a few suggestions however: – if you have bad dark circles, keep your eyeliner attention on the top lid rather than the bottom to keep the focus away – … Read More

Creating Smudge-Proof Eyes!

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I get a lot of people asking me about eye primer: question is, is it necessary for smudge-proof eyes? From my professional experience I can tell you No. Instead I’ll fill this guide up with important prepping steps: Eyelid Prep Steps: 1. Cleanse the area 2. Wipe it dry 3. Apply prep product 4. Apply your emollient eye makeup products 5. Dust powder over eyelid 6 Apply your eyeshadow 1. Cleanse the area This is a crucial step to prepping … Read More