I was having lunch with some family and friends at a local restaurant here in Squamish, when I met her. She was our server at the Howe Sound Brew Pub. I knew right away, that I needed to use my makeup skills and do a photoshoot together.
She is 6’1″, and had an energy about her that could melt your heart.
I decided to not ask her, because I didn’t have any business cards and the creep factor was really high…”Hey, I think you’re pretty, can we do a photoshoot?”
Then my husband, (my biggest fan) jumped in and said “I have one of your business cards” What did I have to loose at that point? Not much.
So I waited until we got our bill, and asked her. Like I was asking her out on a date. Our table of 10 all watching, I was sure that she was going to say no to the idea. She seemed very receptive.
A few days past and she contacted me. We got together to discuss life, each other and a future photoshoot and became friends right away.
I contacted a photographer I work with here in Squamish, and David jumped on the idea as well.
When I finished hair and makeup, Kirstin said she felt “Sexy, confident and beautiful” then was ready to crush this shoot.
I loved her enthusiasm.
Here is the result of my photoshoot with my beautiful friend and shot by David Fournier.
Giving back is really important to me. I try to give away a makeup makeover at least 6 times a year.
By giving, I get so much more in return. I always leave these makeovers happy and fulfilled and the last one I did in 2015 was by far the best of the year.
When I announced that Siobhan won, she responded almost right away but she had a dilemma. She lives in Terrace, BC which is about 8 hours away from Squamish, and the greater Vancouver area.
I wasn’t sure how it was going to work, until she told me that she’d be coming into Vancouver over the next week or so. I instantly jumped at the idea and made the arrangements.
When I arrived and first met Siobhan, we connected right away. She was so excited to learn new tips and tricks and you could tell she was genuinely excited for a makeup makeover.
I set up my chair and she jumped right in and said “I feel like a movie star”.
Siobhan was the perfect reminder as to why I do these makeovers. It brings out a level of confidence and self love that just makes me feel great. Each and everyone of these women look at me with an appreciation for making them feel beautiful, confident and powerful and that alone is the main reason why I do this.
When I was done with my makeup makeover on Siobhan, I had a few minutes left so I asked if her daughter Aedin who is 14 and was eagerly watching me the whole time, if she wanted to sit in the chair and get a min makeover too. She was absolutely happy too.
That smile on their face that lasts, is priceless.
Check out Siobhan and her daughter Aedin’s beauty looks.
In Squamish, our summers are fairly hot. It’s a humid heat so the majority of the time, your makeup is melting off your face. So for this particular shoot, it was a bit of a challenge to say the least.
We went up to Anderson Beach in Squamish, BC. It just so happened to be one of the hottest days of the year and the last. It was a perfect day for this particular shoot.
Man, were we hot. Literally. I was a bit worried going into the day, but definitely pulled it off in the end.
With lot’s of blotting and a layering technique, I was able to keep the makeup where I wanted it to and keep the shiny sweat look at bay.
We rocked the day! Victoria rocked the looks and Allen killed it behind the lens.
Check it out!
If you want to do a shoot like this, contact me and let’s do it!
When you’ve purchased some natural mineral makeup and go to put it on and find yourself not happy with the results, certain techniques can help it last longer and look better.
Sometimes I get a request from a Squamish bride for mineral makeup. The worst would be for it to come off within a few short hours of application.
Rest assured that I have tried and tested a few brands, and I’ve boiled it down to technique and tools used.
So I will be doing a natural mineral makeup workshop coming up for all you lovely ladies. It will be hosted at Be Clean Naturally on January 26th, 2016 from 6-8pm. It will be an evening of tutorials, tips and tricks. Enjoy a glass of wine and cheese courtesy of Black Market Cheese.
The tickets are $15. If you purchase tickets beforehand, you will receive an additional 10% off all Earth Lab Cosmetics. Come early to save a good seat.
I look forward to seeing all your beautiful faces.