Red Lips

My good friend Karen let me do her makeup and allowed me to put a bold lip on her. Red may not be bold to some but to her it was definitely something out of her comfort zone. I think Karen has beautiful lips and I just knew the deeper red would look stunning on her. She ended up pleasantly surprised and loved it. @Malen Chea Photography managed to get some cool action shots and pretty cute picture with my niece at the end.

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Products Used:
Base:
 Artists Within Foundation, Mac Pro Long Wear Concealer in NC30
Eyes: Morphe 35N Color Matte pallet, Stila In The Light pallete, Maybelline Gel liner in Blackest Black
Cheeks: Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette, Artist Within Blush Pallette
Lips: Mac Pro Long Wear Lip liner in Ms. Diva, Mac Matte Lipstick in Studded Kiss

Pop of Color

It’s finally starting to get a little warm in Calgary so I thought I would do a fun makeup look as a tribute to Spring. Coincidentally, my boyfriend also planned a date night that evening. We went to watch an anime film called ‘Howl’s Moving Castle by Hayao Miyazaki’ down at the Globe Cinema, Calgary’s independent movie theatre. You may know other  popular Hayao Miyazaki movies such as Princess Mononoke or Spirited Away. It was a great movie!

Here are some pictures from the look and I’ll leave a list of products used at the end. Shots were taken by my sister, Malen. FYI, She will probably always be my photographer so check her out on Instagram! @malenc.photography

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You may have noticed some scarring and discoloration on my face, that is due to my hormonal imbalance and acne as a teen. I’ll do a post a little later about my experience dealing with hormonal acne from my teen years to now and things I’ve learned along the way.

Products Used:
Base:
L’Oréal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation in Natural Beige, Dermablend Concealer, Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Eyes: Makeup Geek-Peach Smoothie & Cupcake, Morphe 35N Color Matte pallet, Mac Pigment (Don’t remember the color but I will update it when I do) on the lid, Maybelline Gel liner in Blackest Black
Cheeks: Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette, Tarte Blush in Paaarty
Lips: Nyx Suede Lip Liner in Soft Spoken, Tarte Lip Paint in Birthday Suit

Street Style

Last weekend I had a fun afternoon being a practice model for my sister. We were walking around and shooting in the Kensington & Memorial area of Calgary, starting at the container park.
Here are some of my favourite shots.

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The makeup look I wore was a neutral smokey eye and nude lips.

Products Used:
Base:
L’Oréal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation in Natural Beige, Dermablend Setting Powder
Eyes: (I used a few colours from different pallets): Stila-In the Light pallet, Morphe 35N Color Matte pallet, Maybelline Gel liner in Blackest Black, Quo lashes in Natural
Cheeks: Too Faced bronzer in Chocolate, Morphe 9B blush pallet
Lips: Mac Cosmetics-Subculture Lip Liner, Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy

Check out my Sister’s instagram: @malenc.photography