Vicki and I decided to take some style shots in Canada Place while she was staying in downtown Vancouver for few days. She is a very talented Edmonton based photographer.
What I used for this flawless look? (If you click on the items it shows you where you can purchase them )
Foundation: MAC Moisture #NC30
Concealer: NYX #WC04
Contour & Highlight & Eyebrow: Anastasia Beverly Hills
Lashes: Lilly Lashes in Paris & Venice (double)
Hair Extensions: Bellami Hair in Bambina/160g- 20'' ( Apply Code NILOUMAKEUP for Some $$$ discount )
Outfit TOP & SKIRT: Queens Glam Shop
Photo Credit: Lumière Photography
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For the very first time I tried an Indian outfit and I am absolutely in love with this look.
Indian makeup is all about big hair & dramatic eyes. So I tried to do a modern Indian bridal makeup.
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Photographer : Edward Lai Photography
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If you are interested to know what cosmetics I used , here is the products break-down:
1. EXFOLIATE YOUR LIPS
Having a smooth lips help your lipstick stay longer and looks flawless in the pictures. You & your bridesmaids can do this process a night before your wedding day or even can make it as a routine for having a baby lips.
Here is some easy things you can do for exfoliating your lips:
* Use a tooth brush to peel off the dry skin :
* Fast & easy handmade lips Scrub (Mix Brown sugar + Honey + Olive oil)
* OR just buy a lip Exfoliator (in this case you DON'T need to do the last 2 steps )
2.WASH YOUR HAIR A DAY BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
Many of girls always think a clean & fresh washed hair is better for styling. But the truth is an OLDER hair keeps your curl last longer during your event.And hairstylists love to style an old/dirty hair.(sounds funny but its true). Bride & her bridesmaid should wash their hair one night before the event and just blow-dry it.
3.EARLY MORNING MAKEUP & PUFFY EYES??!!!!
You need 2 tea bags. Drink your choice of tea for your breakfast.But don't throw away the teabags. Let cool until the bags are comfortably warm to the touch. Lie down, close your eyes, and place a tea bag over each eye; then cover with a soft cloth for 10 minutes.
During hot months, put the cooked tea bags in the refrigerator and apply to eyes when needed for a refreshing, eye-opening experience.
*Why tea bag?!
Caffeinated teas help constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling, while herbal teas (especially chamomile) contain anti-irritants that soothe redness and inflammation.
*Black or Green tea?!Both work well to soothe puffy, irritated eyes.
4. ROUTINE CLEANING, TONING & MOISTURIZING
A night before your wedding do your routine moisturizing before you go to sleep. But do not forget you neck and under your eyes too. It helps to have a smooth and flawless look after applying several layers of foundations & concealer.
5.EQUIP WITH ESSENTIALS
Remember to equip yourself with some essentials you'll need during the course of the evening.
*Translucent powder >>>For minimizing shine
*Concealer >>> For after shedding all those happy tears.
*Your trusty lip gloss >>>For after eating, drinking and of course KISSING :)
Keep all of them in your small purse or your maid of honor's purse.
6. RELAX & ENJOY YOURSELF!
In the end, my last word of advice isn't about makeup,it's to relax and enjoy yourself! This is your big day and you are marrying to your soul-mate. Remember if something goes wrong it's all going to be OKAY! Try to have a sweet sleep, great breakfast and a big smile!
Many warm wishes on your wedding Xoxo
©Makeup By Nilou
Some tiny fresh flowers in your updo is perfect for the spring outdoor weddings.
Something pretty :
Add a pretty hair piece to your big curls and make it not just as a bridal hair but also as a high fashion look!
Flawless curl :
For a timeless bridal look you won't regret! We love curls for the brides ( Loose curls, tight curls, old Hollywood curls...).
I personally do not like a traditional hairstyles for the weddings. I think having a flawless and timeless style is the most important thing for the brides. And it also helps to show your makeup and dress as much as possible.
Stay Beautiful & Chic <3
For day-time makeup I usually like to have a matte finish look for myself or my beautiful clients. I know we all love glowing face too :) But in the day light (specially in sunny days) when you have shiny and glowy makeup it does look like you sweat or you got an oily skin :( Which is not what we want.
For having a matte finish look you do whatever your routine is for your daily makeup. The only part you need to change is using the matte finish spray or matte finish powder instead of your glowy highlighter :)
Here is my favorite MATT FINISH products:
For this look I used Ben Nye luxury powder (Banana color) on her T-zone area. And after that I sprayed the NYX (Matte Finish)for setting her makeup with the amazing Matte finish.
Photography by : Nilou Studio
Nude lipsticks have been around for quite sometime, even it was all over the fashion week runways for Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 and that is where we look forward to when forecasting trends.
A nude lip is a great contrast to a smoky eye, and it is a look that I will never get tired of. I have plenty of nude lipsticks in my makeup arsenal.
Here are my top ten favorite nude lipsticks:
1. MAC Cosmetics Lipstick - Myth
2. CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor - Creme
3. Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss - # 14
4. L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour - Tender Pink
5. Tom Ford Lip Color - Blush Nude
6. Milani Color Statement Lipstick - Nude Creme
7. YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lip Color - Blond Ingenu
8. CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine - Satisfaction
9. NARS Satin Lipstick - Honolulu Honey
10. Dior Nude Rouge Lipstick - Indiscrete
Please Ask your questions in the comments bellow.
Stay beautiful Xoxo
As a beauty advisor & a makeup artist who specializes in reviewing makeup, I think I have probably tested hundreds of foundations over my 7+ years of working in beauty industry. Not to mention all of the years of simply wearing makeup and trial and error of finding what foundation works and what doesn't. I am very particular when it comes to foundation.
A great foundation needs to offer fabulous coverage that works for everyone (not everyone needs full coverage and most foundations can be built up for full coverage), doesn't settle into pores or fine lines, wears well on a variety of skin types and lasts all day. A good foundation will also come in a nice selection of shades to match a large variety of skin tones.
In my years of testing.I have definitely come across my favorites and narrowing them down was actually pretty easy because there are very few great foundations that meet all of my high expectations; these do.
As I mentioned, all of these top 10 foundations are suitable for every skin type. While most of them are liquid foundations, I do have a few powder foundations that are really exceptional that made the top 10 foundations list. These foundations do range in price. One of the top foundations is a drugstore foundation, but the rest are department store foundations (Like Sephora , Hudson Bay & M.A.C )
Here are the Top 10 Foundations for every skin type:
1. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
2. MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation
3. NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation
4. COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation
5. Urban Decay NAKED Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup
6. bareMinerals READY Foundation
7. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation
8. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
9. MAC Pro Longwear Foundation
10. Dior Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup
(I will talk about my 10 top favorite Concealers on my next posts)
*If you any question about the foundations, skin tones, skin types , .... plesae leave a comment here.
Stay Beautiful Xoxo
Valentines Day Hair & Makeup inspiration.
Red lilps + Smokey eyes (Black, brown, bronze,...)
Dark lips + Lighter eyeshadow (pink, purple, gold, light bronze...)
Makeup By Nilou| 2015
I was so grateful to be able to doll up Marielle and her gorgeous bridesmaids on her wedding day. She is one of the sweetest girl that I've ever met.
I love her airbrush makeup and her flawless updo with that beautiful long veil. Also all of her bridesmaids makeup & hair was done by me and my hairstylist (my assistant) Peter. :) He's absolutely very talented.
Makeup & Hair by: Makeup By Nilou
Awesome Photography by: Simply Sweet Photography
As a beauty advisor & a makeup artist who specializes in reviewing makeup, I think I have probably tested hundreds of products over my 7+ years of working in beauty industry. Not to mention all of the years of simply wearing makeup and trial and error of finding what product works and what doesn't.