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“Frozen” Themed Wedding Featured in Elegant Wedding Magazine

A “Frozen” themed wedding may sound to you like a strange idea for your big day, but take a look at how the team at Destiny Weddings took a cartoon theme and turned it into a dream wedding with gorgeous flowers, decor and more!

You would not believe the time I had trying to find the right shade of eyeshadow for this theme.

I was in the market for a shade of blue/grey to use on her eyes and do you think I could find one? NOPE!

Therefore I had to take matters into my own hands and custom create exactly what I was looking for using my Make Up For Ever flash palette and neutral flash palette.

It seems no one likes blue toned shadows, but certainly, it can look great when done right!

Take a look at this video recap and then scroll down to see some of the final images of this “Frozen” Themed Wedding!

Hit me up on IG @modernmakeupcan and let me know what you think of the custom eyeshadow… Does it make you rethink swearing you would never wear blue eyeshadow?

Frozen-Inspired Styled Shoot (Toronto) www.norrisfilms.com from Norris Films on Vimeo.

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Luxurious Frozen Theme Wedding – Credits:

Photography: The Right Moments Photography | Planner & Creative Director: Destiny Weddings | Hair & Makeup: Modern Makeup

Dresses: Elisabeth & Beau |Floral: Plush Flowers | Stationery: The Polka Dot Paper Shop |  Venue: Harding Waterfront Estate |

Cake: Finespun Cakes | Furniture & Decor Rentals: Cre8ive Studios | Table Setting Decor: Sweet Bee Tea Party |

Jewellery: Kathryn Rebecca Jewellery |

Chair Rentals: Vibe Rentals | Crystal Flower Stands: The Ultimate Wedding Project | Linens: Susan Murray International |

Videography: Norris Films | Headpiece: Daughters of July | Model: Morgan Model Mgmt

 

Skincare Treats Your Body Deserves

Skincare Treats Your Body Deserves

We’ve all got our daily skincare routines. While investing in serums and face masks are all well and good, the effort shouldn’t stop at your chin. Unless you’re genetically blessed with flawless skin from head to toe, issues like cellulite, bacne, and stretch marks can happen to all of us. Fortunately, even the most pressing concerns can be addressed by a hardworking product, which is why it’s important to get in on that body care regimen, too.

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Treatment Body Wash

In the summer, sweat and oil production can go on overdrive and lead to clogged chest and back pores. There’s little you can do to stop your sweat glands, but your first line of defence can start in the shower. The entire Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit line is already a cult favourite for skin care, and its body wash is just as reliable. Despite containing 2% salicylic acid, it doesn’t smell medicinal and slathers on very nicely.

Shower Oil

No, body wash and shower oil aren’t the same things, with the main difference being texture. While body wash is comparable to that of liquid soap, shower oil is thicker and puts more emphasis on scent and luxurious experience. Niche perfume house Le Labo has since released a much-awaited line of body products that promise to make you look and feel good. Described by Elle editors as “Lush-meets-modern-day-apothecary-meets-utilitarian-chic vibes,” their shower oil offers the best of plant-based indulgence for your body.

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Foot Treatment

If you’re constantly on your feet, even the most comfortable pair of shoes can take a toll on your skin. But while it can be tempting to peel off the impending callouses with a tough scrub, Pretty Me advises against it. Your feet are more delicate than you think, so it’s no surprise that the Baby Foot craze has taken over Japan. This treatment is much gentler than a scrub and leaves your feet exactly how its name suggests — like a baby’s.

Exfoliator

Friction is smooth skin’s enemy, especially for drier areas like your elbows and knees. As such, it’s good to have an excellent scrub that strikes a good balance between having enough skin-sloughing properties, but is still moisturising and not harsh. Like we previously discussed on Modern Makeup, natural ingredients make for some amazing facial care, and the same goes for your body. The 100% Pure Body Scrub is a top contender for its all-organic and sugar-based scrub.

Skin Salve

As we age, our skin can get dry and brittle. To prevent any peeling and splitting, keep a salve with you at all times. Beauty writer Emily Belfiore suggests the Glossier Balm Dotcom, which is packed with antioxidants and natural emollients that work together to nourish and repair dry skin. Unlike your typical balm, it is touted more as an overall skin salve with a waxy texture, which is what allows it to lock in moisture all day.

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Neck Cream

Ever heard of the term “tech neck?” According to Dr. Dendy Engelman, it is defined as the early onset of persistent folding of the skin. If you’re one to look down at a phone or laptop all day, you might be a strong candidate for it. Few people know that the neck is actually more prone to ageing than any other part of the body. You can prevent this with products that help thicken skin, like the Elizabeth Arden Anti-Aging Neck and Décolleté Firm & Repair Cream, but a normal night cream like Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Night Firming Cream works just as fine.

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2019 Wedding Makeup Look Inspiration

It is time to talk about 2019 wedding makeup look inspiration! I wanted to share with you some inspirational makeup looks for your 2019 wedding makeup.

These are some of my favourite wedding makeup looks that I would look at replicating for your 2019 wedding makeup look.

Remember that hiring a professional makeup artist is an important part of your wedding budget to ensure you look perfect for all of your guests, and also perfect in your expensive photos!

For more great reasons to book your makeup with an experienced artist, read this article.

 

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Sometimes to get the look you want you need to go bold!

I love how these beauties went with very elegant but bold eye makeup choices. Making bold choices usually makes for better photos.

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Professional Makeup Artist Prices – 4 Reasons To Pay More

What affects professional makeup artist prices and what should you be paying for your makeup artist services?

Just like any profession there are talented makeup artists and there are not so talented makeup artists.

There are makeup artists who are really really great at producing one style of makeup, but not so great at doing anything else.

When you’re booking your wedding makeup artists, what is most important is to find someone who is going to be the right fit for you!

I want to talk to you for a moment about prices and what you should be considering before selecting your makeup artist for your big day. Keep reading to find out 4 reasons why makeup artist prices are what they are.

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Why Do Makeup Artists Charge So Much? What Affects Makeup Artist Prices?

In this section I will touch on several key factors to remember about your makeup artist prices and what you should remember affects the cost of doing business with a professional makeup artist.

#1 – We travel to you.

  • The cost of a vehicle or public transportation is something you need to remember
  • The cost of fuel
  • The cost of maintenance
  • The cost of car insurance

# 2 – Time is Money

  • You are not just paying for the time it takes to actually do your makeup
  • You’re paying for all the communication back and forth time it takes to book you and answer all of your questions
  • You’re paying for the time it takes for me to travel to you, and to travel back home after your appointment.
  • You’re paying for the time it takes to clean all of the tools used on you and your group
  • Our time is valuable just like yours and our work does not stop when your makeup application is done
  • The time it takes me to go shopping for new products
  • The time I spend and have spent educating myself and attending classes and workshops

# 3 – Supplies are Expensive

  • Have you ever purchased makeup? The answer is likely yes and if so you know that makeup is not cheap.
  • Makeup artists are expected and required to have top quality products available in every shade, texture and tone.
    • It costs a lot of money to properly stock a full makeup kit.
  • Makeup has a shelf life, it does expire. Professional makeup artists will always keep their kits fresh and doing so is very expensive

# 4 – Running a Business is Expensive

  • If you are reading this article (which you obviously are at this point) then you are on my website… which I pay money to host every year.
    • I also invest time into writing this material, updating my photo images, and keeping everything here up to date.
  • Business Insurance – That’s right, we pay that too.
  • HST – Legitimate businesses like Modern Makeup charge and pay HST to the government.
  • Advertising
  • Paying employees

Take a look at this super accurate video that is talking about the same thing, but with photographers:

Makeup artist prices can vary by huge amounts! In general, the more experienced the artist, the more they will be charging.

Makeup artists today are having trouble making an honest living because so many people do not fully understand what we do and all the factors that should be considered.

Makeup artistry is my career. I have to charge the rates I charge because if I did not I would never stop moving and everyone would be taking advantage of my talents. I would end up having to close my business because I could not sustain all the expenses that go along with being the best at what you do. Learn more about me here.

If you want the best makeup artists, they are worth paying double for. Like I always say to my brides…. How much money are you investing into your professional photography? Typically everyone has a high budget for photography, and practically no budget for the makeup which is the #1 thing that everyone is going to see in those expensive photos you’re paying for.

Tips on Creating Dramatic Eye Makeup Looks

Tips on Creating Dramatic Eye Makeup Looks

Out of all the types of makeup, most people find eyeshadow to be the most complicated to use. But with its endless possibilities, that’s exactly what makes it a strong component in your beauty kit. With daring eye makeup becoming this season’s hottest trend, now’s the perfect time to ditch your usual neutrals.

Take your cue from your favourite celebs like Lily Collins and Lupita Nyong’o, both of whom have been spotted rocking electric blue on their lids. Moreover, the likes of Bella Hadid and Rowan Blanchard have also been working their shocking ultraviolets.

Whether you want a youthful, popping look for a fun day with the gals or a striking, smokey gaze for a night out, let eye makeup up the ante. After all, they say the eyes are the windows to your soul — might as well make them worth the view, too! Here are some tricks to ensure your eye make-up stays on point.

Set the foundation

We don’t mean just the one on your face. Your lids deserve a little insurance too, and that’s exactly what an eyelid primer does. Spread it on as a first step to combat oiliness and creasing, as well as to increase longevity throughout the night.

Don’t shy away from colour

Colours are a no-fail way to turn heads. If you’re feeling iffy about bright colours, you don’t have go in with neons right away. Go with what you feel. Lottoland notes that a basic colour like red is often associated with passion and excitement, while blue decidedly exudes glamour. Orange, on the other hand, is more youthful and fun. See what colour your mood is gravitating towards and work from there.

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Contrast or complement

Some makeup looks better on certain eye colours. Makeup artist Justine Purdue suggests consulting the good old colour wheel. Check which colour accents you can pair with your iris’ hues. Blue eyes, for example, can use plum, burgundy, and brown for contrast, while blue and yellow hues can complement. On the other hand, hazel eyes can benefit from purples and blues to balance them out, while olive greens and gold can effectively complement the eyes.

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Line for emphasis

A single line can really make a huge difference to your look. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with a steady hand and the firm hold required to do an intricate, clean-cut flick. Previously here on the Modern Makeup blog, we revealed a few hacks to make lining a breeze — like using a spoon as your stencil and using a makeup corrector. But you don’t have to stop at the typical blacks. Coloured eyeliner is all the range on the runway for a reason. It’s a good way to give your bland look a much-needed re-up.

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Coordinate your outfit

Another chic trend that has been dominating the red carpet is matching clothes and make-up. It’s easy to try, but equally easy to over-do as well. To start, makeup artist Nina Park recommends choosing a shade that matches your outfit and plays well with your skin tone, especially on your lips. For your eyes, consider a brighter shade to add a pop of colour and make your peepers stand out.

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Don’t forget the mascara

As the last step of your eye make-up routine, mascara is the cherry on top to complete your look. There are many types to choose from depending on your needs. If you’re going for theatrical thickness, opt for a tubular wand that can coat every lash. Looking for volume? A curved wand can grab your lashes by the base and fan them from root to tip nicely. Of course, be very thorough in your sweep so as to avoid clumps.

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Miss World Canada 2018 Results

The results fro Miss World Canada 2018 are in!

Modern Makeup is the proud makeup supplier of the 2018 Miss World Canada pageant

The week long event took place in Toronto, ON from July 22nd to 28th.

Modern Makeup provided makeup services for all of their big events.

Take a look at the final moments here

Check out our youtube channel for more videos.

Modern Makeup also provides makeup for Miss Teenage Canada and Top Model Search Canada.

Miss World Canada 2018 Results

The second princess, or Miss Intercontinental Canada winner is Alice Li.

Miss World Canada Alice Li

The first princess, or Miss Supranatural Canada winner is Alyssa Boston.

Miss World Canada Alyssa Boston

Above all, the winner of Miss World Canada 2018 was Hanna Begovic.

Miss World Canada 2018 Winner Hanna Begovic

Still there are more notable wins from the night:

Kansas King won both Miss Congeniality as well as The People’s Choice.

Kansas King wins miss congeniality

Natasha won Miss Fitness

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Behind the Scenes with Provocateur Images

Take a behind the scenes look at what it is like to do a boudoir photography session with one of Toronto’s best boudoir photographers, Trevor from Provocateur Images.

For more information on booking a boudoir photography session with Provocateur Images visit their website at provocateurimages.ca

Miss World Canada 2017 Makeup Provided by Modern Makeup

Modern Makeup is the official makeup provider for Miss World Canada 2017

Modern Makeup is proud to announce that we are the official makeup provider of the 2017 Miss World Canada pageant.

Miss World® Canada is the official preliminary pageant to the international MISS WORLD® pageant.

The Miss World pageant is the oldest, largest and the most prestigious pageant in the world and is represented by 147 countries!

The Miss World pageant attracts over two billion viewers,  more than the Olympics!

This is the first year Modern Makeup has been the official makeup provider for Miss World Canada.

The Modern Makeup team will glam up the delegates before their photo shoot, preliminary pageant, fashion show and the final night!

The fashion show is something I am super excited to be a part of. This year it is going to be held at Cabana Pool Bar and overlooking the beautiful city of Toronto.

Modern Makeup still has room for just a couple more makeup artists to join the team roster!

Makeup artists wanted for Miss World Canada 2017

Miss World Canada will be taking place in the Toronto area and the makeup team will be needed on the following dates:

July 17th, 20th, 21st and 22nd.

This year the Miss World Canada fashion show will be taking place at Cabana Pool Bar on “Ditch Work Friday”. Be sure to pick-up your ticket in advance by visiting the Cabana website or getting on the guest list.

Please visit Cabana Pool Bar website for more information and to get on the guest list.

Artists interested in applying should email info@modernmakeup.ca and provide either a resume with photos of their work attached or a link to their online portfolio. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

If you are interested in being part of the modern makeup team of makeup artists all you need to do is apply!

Send images of your work to info@modernmakeup.ca and tell us why you want to be part of the team.

Artists must apply and be selected. All makeup artists will receive photo compensation for their participation. This is not a paid position.

Please note, we are also looking for artists and hairstylists for Top Model Search Canada and Miss Teenage Canada

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Top Model Search Canada Makeup Provided by Modern Makeup

Modern Makeup Does Makeup For Top Model Search Canada 2017!

Modern Makeup is proud to announce we are once again the official makeup provider for Top Model Search Canada!

Modern Makeup’s team of talented beauty professionals will be getting all of Canada’s Top Models looking their finest before their photo shoots, fashion show and final evening.

Top Model Search Canada allows models the opportunity to connect with some of the world’s top modelling agents! A once in a lifetime opportunity for aspiring models to impress, face-to-face with the right people.

The experience for models at Top Model Search Canada is none like any other. Models create friendships and bonds that last far beyond the competition.

Models work with industry leading professionals and learn from the best in the business skills and practices that will put them ahead of the game.

The models attend several seminars including runway training, posing, the business of modelling, what to expect in the modelling  industry,  makeup and much more!

Here are just some of the amazing shot’s from last years’ models:

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Top Model Search Canada 2017 will be held in the Toronto Area July 4th-9th.

Models will be coming in from all across the country in hopes of becoming one of Canada’s next top models.

Agents will be arriving from all over the world and in the past have included  agents from Paris, Tokyo, London, Italy, Milan, New York and China.

Toronto Makeup Artists Wanted

Team Modern Makeup only has room for a couple more artists to join the roster for this event. Are you interested in doing makeup for Top Model Search Canada? Please submit your resume to bookings@modernmakeup.ca

Artists are compensated with photos of their work and lunch provided.

We are looking for talented makeup artists with experience with makeup for photography purposes. Please send a minimum of 5 images of your work as well as any links to your work online.

These competitions will have specific looks for each day that you will be expected to follow.

Makeup artists are asked to bring their own makeup kit and brushes, all required sanitary items will be provided including cotton pads, cosmetic sponges, q-tips, disposable mascara wands, alcohol and more.

In addition to Top Model Search Canada 2017, Modern Makeup will also be providing makeup services for Miss Teenage Canada 2017(August 7-14th) and Miss World Canada 2017 (July 16-23).

Erin Estate Weddings – The Perfect Wedding Venue

Are you looking for the most perfect venue for your wedding day? Every bride and groom have a different definition of what “perfect” means to them, but this special gem deserves some attention! Make sure to take a look at everything that Erin Estate Weddings has to offer before making your choice.

I know a lot of my brides spend a ton of time searching for the perfect wedding venue. It has to be a place that speaks to both of them and suits the style of wedding they are striving to achieve.

Modern Makeup has recently teamed up with one of the most stunning and intimate wedding venues you have ever seen! Erin Estate Weddings is sure to impress. I am so honoured to be their in-house recommended makeup artist.

This picturesque wedding venue offers so many stunning locations for absolutely incredible memorable wedding photos.

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The entrance itself is the perfect place for the newlyweds to take a few snaps…

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The master suite is like something out of a magazine. I see an awful lot of brides get ready for their big day in hotel suites… I have to say that they do not compare to the beauty of Erin Estate Weddings master suite. Your getting ready photos will be captured in an intimate and classy setting.

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Even the guest room is exquisite! Take a look at bedroom # 2 below.

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Still not convinced? Here’s what we call the “west wing”…

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There are a variety of places for the perfect outdoor wedding. The ceremony spot by the riverbank. Complete with arbour and charming bridge across the river makes me melt when I see it!

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The back patio… A perfect setting for cocktail hour or another photo op. location!

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The beauty of the forrest will speak for itself.

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Erin Estate Weddings is every Pinterest Wedding planners dream!

If you are looking for a wedding venue guaranteed to give you the best wedding photos make sure to check out Erin Estate Weddings… it just might be your perfect wedding venue!