Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Brides for Breast Cancer Benefit, Hosted by Strutt Central

I had the privilege to take part in the second annual Brides for Breast Cancer fundraising benefit hosted by Strutt Central here in downtown Peterborough. The event took place Oct 22, 2011 and included a bevy of beautiful ladies and delicious treats. The gals were given the star treatment including having their hair and makeup done, followed by a photoshoot with Carl of Carl Hoskisson Photography.The Peterborough Examiner was also in attendance, making sure not to miss a second of the excitement. The lovely participants then frolicked off to the Saphire Room for a night full of merriment, even stopping traffic on the way! I had the honour of doing bridal inspired makeup for 2 lovely brides and a Mother-of-the-bride (pictured far left in group photo).

Coleen Eagle

Brides stopping traffic! 
Photo courtesy of © Clifford Skarstedt, Peterborough Examiner/QMI 

Participants gather for a formal photograph at Strutt Central during the Brides for Breast Cancer fundraising benefit on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 to show their support for breast cancer survivors and the battle against the disease during a special event held at the Sapphire Room on Hunter St. The event was sponsored by Mortgage Plus and in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society. CLIFFORD SKARSTEDT/PETERBOROUGH EXAMINER/QMI AGENCY © Clifford Skarstedt, Peterborough Examiner/QMI — with Cheryl Yates, Kerry Kelly, Christina Abbott, Niki Ertl, Jill Ashleigh Evans and Suzanne Chapman.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Down-to-Earth Beauty turned Sophisticated Bride: Liz

More often than not, you will find alot of brides-to-be aren't the type to wear alot of makeup, ever, really. So it can be challenging to create a look that isn't too over the top. Here is our subject, Liz. Liz is a dear friend of mine and has some striking features, she reminds of 1940s or 50s starlet with her dark hair and fair complexion. I wanted to channel some of that old hollywood glam but something told me that red lips and winged liner weren't going to be easily pulled off, so I opted for this simple look. The flower helped in conveying the classic look I was going for.

Our First Bride-To-Be, Kari

Kari is a dear friend of mine who allowed me to work on her beautiful face to create this romantic, feminine look. Kari has medium toned skin with neutral to warm  undertones and has normal to combination skin. To accentuate Kari's natural features, I chose a medium coverage foundation in a Beige/Sand Colour as a base. I will try not to giveaway too many tips but I stayed neutral with Kari's lid colour and rather made her lips the focus using a very popular pink colour from a very popular cosmetic line. Can you guess what it is?
Here are some before and afters.

Welcome to Toronto Bridal Beauty the Blog!

I am pleased to have started this blog. Blogging is an excellent and creative means of staying active in the bridal and makeup artistry community. I will be blogging about anything and everything related to bridal beauty including some tips, examples of my work, how a demonstration works etc. I am also here to assist you (the bride to be) in finding the perfect makeup artist for your big day. If you are interested in booking a consultation please email me at
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