Wow what a week! I just had 20 gigs in 1 week that included lots of makeup and hair for the Toronto Film Festival, a bridal editorial, glamming up a soap opera actress for various television appearances, a corporate video shoot for RBC, a wedding, an engagement shoot and a fitness photo session! INSANE but I survived and loved every minute of it 🙂
The icing on top of this super busy/exciting week-it was my first wedding anniversary! Yup on September 15th 2012 I married the love of my life.
I have done hair and makeup for so many weddings and finally last year I got to experience what it was like to be a bride. One question that Im asked the most is if I did my own makeup and hair . The answer is actually yes and no….I did my own makeup but I had a friend do my hair. I originally had full intentions of doing my own hair but about a year prior to my wedding I met Justin Rousseau. We both worked for Loreal for Toronto Fashion Week. I was on the makeup team and he was on the hair team. Justin’s hair station was right across from my makeup station and as the week went on I witnessed masterpiece after masterpiece of hairstyles being done by him. I cannot stress how much of a hair genius he is! I asked him if he could do my hair for my wedding and he said yes!!! I knew I wanted an updo that was more focused on my left side to balance the flourished one shoulder of my dress. When I look back at my wedding photos I can honestly say that my hair was one of my favorite things from that day. Here are some shoots of my wedding hair:
I knew 100% that I would do my own makeup. Firstly I like to do my makeup, I find it calming and its part of my everyday routine. Secondly I have never had anyone do my makeup better than what I can do on myself so there really was no other option. The look I was going after with my makeup was old Hollywood glamour that wasn’t too dramatic. Something that was classic and timeless.
Face Primer: Makeup Forever HD Primer
Foundation: Studio Fix Fluid MAC + Studio Fix Powder
Bronzer: Almay Smart Shade Bronzer
Highlighter: Soft & Gentle MAC Mineralize Skinfinish
Eye Primer: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion-Sin
Eye Shadow: Shroom Eyeshadow MAC Cosmetics
Eyeliner: Blacktrack Fluidline MAC Cosmetics
Setting Spray: Face Atelier MATTE setting spray
What a great way to end the week, I got to look over my wedding photos and reminisce about that perfect day! Special shout outs to my wonderful, patient and understanding husband who barely got to see his wife all week 😉 XOXO Love you Matthew aka Mano!!!