MAKEUP: ERIKA

Meet Erika. This is her natural hair!

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Whenever I'm doing makeup on clients with exceptionally fair features (even though her skin isn't that fair, her hair is), it's important to keep in mind colors pop! I typically gravitate towards a more neutral, brown palette with hints of gold. Black looks beautiful when used correctly! 

If you have colouring like Erika, check out Mac Harmony for the cheeks, or All That Glitters and Soft Brown eyeshadow. 

I dusted her under eye with YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector, which IS nothing short of magical! This powder really perfected her skin making it look smooth an luminous. If you like the Hourglass Ambient Light powder... you will love this. 

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Perfector

Have a beautiful day. 

Love, 

Meghan 

 

MAKEUP: AMBER

Amber does nails, and @permanentmakeupedmonton (on Instagram). I had the pleasure of doing her makeup recently. 

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Anddddd, we change the light! 

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How to recreate this look: 

Brows: I defined Amber's eyebrows using Geisha Ink, in Dark Hair. It's a liquid liner pen in brow hair color- MAGIC. Draw hair-like strokes in the direction of your hair growth. Always keep brows lighter at the front. If you made your brows too dark, simply comb the product out using a spoolie or clean mascara wand. 

Eyes: I lined Amber's eyes with a crap-load of black liner in her waterline- top and bottom. I used Anastasia Waterproof Creme Liner in Jet. Gel liner is easy to use because it has a 5-second set time, so you have time to move the products and fix your mistakes. This gel liner does not budge, even in your waterline. If you're still practicing liner, and haven't got your line perfect here's a trick: Powder any black line you've created with a black powder on a thin angle brush. Tracing over your line will create a slight smoked out effect, and make that liner PERFECT. 

Cheeks: I kept Amber's eyes and lips pretty neutral, so I decided to amp up her blush. I used Smashbox Blush Rush Flush (a light, shimmery pink ALL fair chicks love) all over the cheek, and popped Smashbox Radiance (fluorescent fuchsia) on the high points of her cheeks. 

Thanks for reading.

Have a beautiful day, 

Meghan 

MAKEUP: JULIE

Meet Julie. She's naturally stunning, so I felt she didn't need much makeup. 

Makeup Before and After: Julie
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Makeup Before and After

To create this look, I used: 

1) Smashbox Photofinish Primer

Primer helps makeup stay through out the day, and preps the skin for makeup- making it more smooth! I find most primers very similar- a drugstore primer will likely do just a well as a more expensive brand like Smashbox! 

2) Mac Paint Pot in Painterly all over the eyes, followed by Mac All That Glitters. 

Paint pots primer the eye so shadow colors really pop. Paint pots lock shadow on so they last SO LONG! I like Painterly and Soft Ochre. 

3) Ardelle Individual Lashes in Short Black

Individual lashes are so easy to apply yourself, and give a more natural, volumous look than strip lashes. You can buy these at Rexall and Wal-Mart (not Shopper's). 

5) Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC20

I use Mac Studio Fix Fluid on most of my clients because it's full coverage and looks great in photos. It's not moisturizing, or excessively long lasting (a more dry formula like Mac Pro Long Wear). If you buy this for yourself, remember you only need a tiny drop. Use a damp beauty blender for most natural results, like Julie's! 

6) Mac Faux on the lips, topped with Mac Ample Pink

Okay, Mac Faux... beautiful and easy to wear. A must. 

Your Edmonton Makeup Artist, 

Meghan 

 

Review: Powder Inc. Workshop

I attended Nicole Wagner, from Powder Inc.'s makeup class in Edmonton at the beginning of October. Here is my review: 

I have been to dozens of makeup classes and Nicole's is hands-down one of the best! Nicole is well known on Instagram (and her city Portland) for her flawless makeup style, and guess what...?! Her makeup was PERFECTION in real life! She kindly shared every product she used, answered our questions thoroughly, and explained in great detail how to create her signature style. She is an excellent teacher, and artist alike. I left feeling like I learned a lot, and inspired to create new makeup looks! 

Here are some photos from the class (some from Uryelle Dimailig Photography & Design): 

Here is the look I re-created using her product guide, and easy to follow instructions: 

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If Nicole is putting on a class in your city, you MUST NOT miss it!!! I promise you'll enjoy yourself and learn so much! 

Your Edmonton makeup artist, 

Meghan 

Be sure to check out @powderincmakeup on Instagram! 

 

MAKEUP WORKSHOP PREP!

Today is an exciting day! Nicole Wagner is here, from Powder Inc., to teach her 3 hour makeup workshop Flawless

I am helping Nicole organize the event, and received SO. MUCH. SWAG. in the mail for students tonight! 

Beauty Blenders:

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My Daughter Fragrences: 

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Uryelle Dimailig Photography & Design will be taking the photos for the event, and Svetlana Yanova in Calgary. Nicole will be bringing her Powder Inc. brush sets. YegWed will be donating free advertising to artists. Veil Beauty Co. and Backstage Cosmetics will also be sponsoring giveaway items! 

And me... I'm EXCITED (AND I've had 4 cups of coffee... AND I can't breath, lolololol. WOOT WOOT).

Big love, 

Meghan 

NAILS: 204 PARK

204 Park is an Edmonton blog I've had a crush on for along time. Diana's photos are often centred on decor, and lifestyle. She visited my studio last week to get a mauve and rose gold shellac manicure. 

204 Park Manicure

Why Shellac is THE. BEST. 

CND Shellac is a brand, and the product is stinkin' expensive. A lot of salons says they do shellac, but it's usually gel polish, not true CND Shellac. CND Shellac is amazing because you don't have to buff the nail bed with an electric file. Real shellac doesn't damage your nails, and lasts a long time! My clients are impressed as their nails get healthier and stronger over time. 

Insider information: Diana is offering a smoking deal over at her blog... 

XX Meg

MAKEUP CLASS: POWDER INC.

Makeup Artist:

Nicole Wagner, form Powder Inc.  @powderincmakeup on Instagram. 

Class Location:

Edmonton Oct 1st, 7-10pm. Tickets here. (Facebook event, here)

Calgary Oct 3 4-7pm. Tickets here. (Facebook event, here

Who is Nicole Wagner?

Nicole is a Portland makeup artist, trained at Blanche MacDonald, specializing in bridal makeup. She has won best makeup artist in Oregon Bride Magazine in 2011, and 2014. Her company Powder Inc. has a team of makeup artists, and travels throughout North America teaching classes, and doing makeup. 

Nicole's makeup is OFF. THE. CHAIN. PERFECTION.

How Do I Know Nicole?

Jump back half a year ago. I contracted myself to a big makeup company who gave me the go ahead to contact big bloggers and makeup artists I admired to send product and interview for their blog. I chose the boss behind a big makeup company in LA, a beauty columnist for Cosmo Magazine, and Nicole Wagner from Powder Inc. 

Whether you're an established makeup artist, or regular woman looking to learn more about makeup, join us! In addition to being an amazing artist, Nicole is charismatic, and her energy and creativity inspires me 10x over every time we chat. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Kindly, 

Meghan 

MAKEUP: TEAGHAN

Meet Teaghan.

I met her last year through a work thang, and I immediately thought, "80's super model." She has the beautiful full brow, perfect cheek bone, long hair Cindy Crawford thing going on. 

I kept her makeup light, as I felt her natural beauty speaks for itself, and her freckles are too cute to cover. 

More photos with my iPhone: 

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Teaghan is a stylist in Edmonton, Alberta

It was a pleasure doing your makeup! 

Meg

 

BRIDE: JENNY

Yes, Jenny is stunning... But she's so sweet, too. 

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To create Jenny's makeup, I used: 

Eyes: Mac Twins, and Mac All that Glitters (Bride's... This combo is for you!) and Evelyn Iona Natural and Organic Gel Liner

Cheeks: Benefit Hoola to contour, and Mac Blush Baby blush

Lips: NYX Creme Brule mixed with Mac Dervish lipliner

Thanks for having me on your special day, Jenny! 

Book you 2016 wedding now: Makeupandmeg@gmail.com 

Big love, 

Meghan 

MAKEUP WITH URYELLE

Uryelle is a GIRL. BOSS. 

I truly admire this woman. She is a professional photographer and graphic designer who specializes in fashion-inspired photography. She works extremely hard, and is immensely creative (view her portfolio here). 

I did her makeup a few weeks ago, and she looks totally Beyonce-esque: 

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Makeup used: 

Eyes: Mac Swiss Chocolate, and Mac Embark. Evelyn Iona Natural and Organic Gel Liner.

... Both beautiful deep reddish browns, that blend amazingly into medium skin tones. 

Brows: Geisha Ink, Dark Hair

Cheeks: Mac Warm Soul

Lips: Lime Crime Velvatine in Cashmere, with Mac Dervish lip liner. 

Big love and hugs, 

Meghan 

P.s. Her hair, too, though... <3 

MAKEUP WITH @MMEGANKATHLEEN

@MmeganKathleen and I connected in the most modern friend making way: Instagram. Megan is a social media strategist and self-described woo girl (I'm 28, and I am completely unfamiliar with this term, lol). 

I did Megan's makeup this week for Uniquely Me 2015, an event put on by Edmonton Down Syndrome Society

I created a #softandsmokey eye with Urban Decay Naked 2's Tease (ugh, I love this matte taupe shade)! 

I smoked out the upper lash line with Mac Smoulder. A smokey eye isn't a smokey eye with out this bad boy! 

And voila! 

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Megan has big eyes- beautiful! A good way to keep eyeshadow a bit more subtle, is to skip liner on the bottom lash line. I swept Tease on the lower lash line, and that's it to keep the look more clean. 

Be a sweetheart and follow me on Instagram at @MakeupandMeg! Let's be friends. 

Love, 

Meg

EYEBROW CLASSES

New service: I am teaching 35minute brow classes; $35. 

Brows highlight your eyes, and help define your look.

Here are a few photos from recent classes (brows on the left are unfinished, brows on the right are after): 

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In this class, I will teach you how to create the perfect brow for your unique face shape. We will trim, tweeze and fully groom the brows, followed by filling them in. I will show you the best, easy to use brow products. These products are water proof, and DO NOT budge.... 

Book now: makeupandmeg@gmail.com or text 780-868-7704

Super kindly, 

Megs

 

Bride: April

Meet my bride, April. She is cute, cute, cute! We did a trial a few months ago: 

Get the look: 

Cheeks: I used a favourite blush of mine, YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush in #2 on her cheeks. This blush is a creamy formula that has a stain-like effect. It gives a radiance that doesn't melt off despite oily skin, heat or sweat. 

Brows: She likes bold brows, too! Geisha Ink in Dark Hair. 

Here are photos from her wedding, with new, darker tresses. GASP! I know right, stunning! 

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Get the look: 

Brows: Geisha Ink in Dark Hair, topped with Mac Espresso eyeshadow on a Mac 266 angle brush. 

Skin: Mac Studio Fix in NC37, mixed with Jose Muran Liquid Gold Illuminator on a Mac 190

Cheeks: Mac Blushbaby

Eyes: Mac Twinks and Mac All that Glitter eyeshadows, with Mac Eyekohl in Teddy. 

Here are two sneak peaks from Retrospekt Designs and Photography

Don't forget about the bridal party!

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Thank you for having me do you makeup for your special day, Megan Fox! I mean, April ;) Elleen, it was a real pleasure working along side you! 

Your makeup artist, 

Meghan 

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