Questions for Scotia: What to do with Hooded Eyelids

Angie asks: “How to do smokey eye or cat eye make up on hooded eyes.”

I will teach you Angie is 6 easy steps to a perfect cat eye!hood-1

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Questions for Scotia: “Young Ladies Starting Makeup”

Questions For Scotia: this month’s question for me was from Nikki.
“how do you go about introducing makeup and skin care to a 13 year old?”

yGreat question because as we know from so many studies and documentaries like “Killing Us Softly”, that the media starts early and hits hard at our young women with the massive media presented image of “WHAT YOU NEED TO LOOK LIKE”. Which to all us grown ups shake our heads, and shed a tear for all the pain we know our young ones will go through and for some, may never get past.


I will give you my last answer first: the best is always take them to someone who is a professional: a makeup artist at a store or spa, an esthetician, or a hair stylist. They can point you in the right direction for answers.
But now I can in detail answer you.

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Product Review: Colour Changing Lipstick

The other night I finally got to try it: Frog Prince lipstick!

My bff has been talking about this lipstick for months and I wanted to try it so badly. It is a colour changing lipstick that is unique to your own skin.

It’s a neat idea that your lipstick could show the inner you for a unique colour but is it really ph and that unique or is it like mood rings that just change with heat?

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Trendy Microblading

If you know me or have been reading my blogs long enough you’ve herd my rants about permanent makeup tattooing and how I think its pretty stupid outside of fixing medical issues like scars, skin graphs and such things.

BUT I will say that the newest trend that falls into this grouping of tattoo makeup is microblading.

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Makeup Review: Maybelline Elixir

As a makeup artist I am always asked 100 questions a day about different brands, products that I like or don’t like. Sometimes friends get freebies and throw me a few samples from different places.

This sometime was the freebie of a  Maybelline “The elixir” lip gloss.

my quick review: Gross.

My long review: Gross… before I even put it on my lips I could smell the parfume that is in this product. The smell wafted from the lid akin to me being rushed through at least 100 nursing homes at the speed of light… or in this case scent.

like the smelloscope from Futurama

Now there are very few times that I think makeup smells gross. I usually like the smells or they are pretty-scentless.

The brush is on a angle that works well for bottom lips but pokes you in the top.

For the few moments that I could stand it being on my hand as a test: its staying power isn’t great.

I would say don’t waste your money on this product it’s a fail.

Makeup 101: Blush and Bronzer

Blush otherwise known as cheek colour(guess where it goes) can comes in creams, gel, liquids, and powders(loose and pressed).  Powder blush is the most common to find and is the easiest to use.


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On Set: “Breaking Free”

Curtis brings me on some very interesting and unique opportunities Working on this was personally hard..not makeup wise, but I’m happy how it turned out and hope it helps a lot of women.

If you remember on my instagram, this post:



This is a very important psa filmed by Apple Wagon Films. So many families try to stay for the kids not understanding the effect of what they hear and see and why you need to leave.

As a makeup artist I get to work on so many different types of jobs. That’s what is great when you get get to my level, I don’t pin myself down to just one style, or just only focus on weddings, high fashion, editorial or special effects. Living in a small city there is very limited opportunities, there are many but if you can’t know the difference between a wedding, makeup lessons or filming makeup you can’t bridge out.

As much as I love doing gross, gory makeup with Elegant Embodiments. This extremely what seems to be simple makeup but important makeup.  It’s not all just running mascara, but the cracked dry lips, the  broken capillaries on her nose, the slight cut on her lip, the aging lines and sullen skin: this gives the look that even though a great actress can make the look, the small additions creates a full picture.

This is part 1 of the videos we recently produced for ONWA, which was a bit of a passion project for both myself and the other talented artists I had the opportunity to collaborate with on it and I think it shows!

Please give it a watch and a share to help spread awareness of a very real issue affecting many individuals and families within Northwestern Ontario. Help them break through. Help them break free. -Curtis Jensen of Apple Wagon Films

Breaking Free, Breaking Through (Extended) from Apple Wagon Films on Vimeo.

Please watch and share, and if you want to share a story or need help please call a womens organization, if you need help or just someone to talk to you can email me too!

Makeup 101: Foundation

Walking into any cosmetic counter will always give you a good look at how different every skin tone can be just a little different. A nude rainbow of colour!

Foundation, also known as base makeup, is a tinted cosmetic used to:

Even out skin tone

Conceal imperfections

Protect the skin from the outside elements(dirt, pollution)

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Product Review: M.U.D Makeup

Many of you have come through and gotten some of my M.U.D makeup. Or if you remember my post a few months back about why I choose to work with pro-lines vs just store bought makeup.
mud-makeup-designory-77387791 good blackI have had some great reviews from the makeup:

“It feels so light, I keep forgetting I have foundation on”- Diane

“I love how bright this Ladybug red is, and my friend adores your Flirt bright pink!” –  Lucia 

Model – Miss Kelly MUA- me Photography – Scott Hobbs Photography

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Why are Wedding Trials Important?

So its a few months till your big day! And you have a entire pinterest wall full of makeup and hair and nail ideas but how do you even pick one?
I like the lips on this one… but the top part of this hair style… but these nails don’t match my dress but the style is super pretty!


Wanting to be the most beautiful bride is super stressful. But that is why there are professionals who can help!

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