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Effortless Bronzed makeup look for a casual weekend brunch with girlfriends created by Klava Z Ottawa makeup artist focused on bronzed glow, soft pink eyeshadows and nude lips.

Brunching – Effortless Bronzed Makeup Look

Hello beautiful!

Welcome to Everyday Effortless by Klava Z, which is a bi-weekly beauty series showing you how to do flawless, fresh, fun and natural makeup looks for everyday life.

This week I will show you how I created an effortless bronzed makeup look that is perfect for casual get together with friends or family, like brunch.

I love going out for brunch! Nothings says better that the weekend is here then leisurely stretching out your meal and socializing with friends or family from breakfast to lunch. I religiously set aside time for brunches and am always in search of the next best place for it! I don’t mind even cheating on my usually clean diet with delicious brunch classics like pancakes or eggs benny – I consider it a treat.


Effortless Bronzed makeup look for a casual weekend brunch with girlfriends created by Klava Z Ottawa makeup artist focused on bronzed glow, soft pink eyeshadows and nude lips.


When I get ready for a brunch with my girlfriends, I want to look fresh, stylishly casual and not too done up. To achieve the happy glow (which doesn’t alway come naturally at the end of the work week) I really focused on the skin to make it look extra radiant and bronzed. Skin is your canvas, so think about it as a foundation of your look. Not only in a way that it should look flawless, but that it can reflect the feel of the makeup you are going for. For example, I wouldn’t think to do a matte finish on the skin for this casual look, but might consider it for a night time going out look.

I used pink tones on the eyes as those colours complement bronzed skin beautifully. I saw lots of pink and other sunset eyeshadow colours on the Spring/Summer 2016 runway shows and it’s promising to be another big trend along with a pop of blue on the eyes. Such a pretty trend and easy to wear! Keep reading on how to create this look and how to nail the perfect glowy bronzer application. If you would like to learn more techniques and become a pro at your own makeup then see me for a makeup lesson.


Effortless Bronzed makeup look for a casual weekend brunch with girlfriends created by Klava Z Ottawa makeup artist focused on bronzed glow, soft pink eyeshadows and nude lips.


As I mentioned above, skin for this effortless bronzed makeup look is supposed to emanate healthy radiance and that’s why I only used a light application of a creamy and hydrating BB cream that has a dewy finish. No setting with powder required unless you have oily skin because it will take away that glowy finish that we are after. Oilier skin types use the powder mostly in the T-zone and definitely skip the cheekbones. Usually the glow will come through the powder in an hour or so and will look just right.

The next step will give you a three in one effect so that you can spend less time on makeup and more time enjoying your eggs benny. 😉 I’m all about finding ways to speed up and simplify my makeup routine.


How to apply bronzer for the Effortless Bronzed makeup look for a casual weekend brunch with girlfriends created by Klava Z Ottawa makeup artist focused on bronzed glow, soft pink eyeshadows and nude lips.


It is important to choose the right product for this because if it’s right then instead of applying blush, then your bronzer and then a highlighter you can do it all at once. I used a Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc that has four sections of different colours in shimmery (as the name would suggest 🙂 ) peach bronze colours. With a big buffing brush I swirled over all four colours a few times to have a bit of every colour on the brush evenly. In circular buffing motions I applied this blush/bronzer combination along the cheekbones and on the apples of the cheeks, starting with the edges of the face and bringing colour to the middle and blending really well. Remember to always start with a place where you want the darkest colour because the brush will have the most amount of product on it at first. Then I kept going along the forehead hairline and touched the chin lightly with what was left on the brush. The main colour concentration should be on the cheeks. Voila, the face has a gorgeous peachy sun kissed dewy look to it.

I find that it’s always helpful to get a visual to makeup instructions, so a short video will be coming up on my Instagram showing this technique.


I applied a light eyeshadow as a base all over the lids to brighten the eyes and then blended a soft warm pink eyeshadow along and slightly on top of the eye crease. Women often stay away from pink eyeshadows thinking it might make eyes look tired, but it all depends on the application. In this effortless bronzed makeup look the pink is what makes this look so perfect for spring! Eyes were finished with a generous application of mascara.


A swipe of a glossy nude sheer lipstick was all that’s needed. It will come off when you will be devouring your delicious brunch food, so might as well use a colour that won’t change the look much once it’s gone. 😉


Here are the key products to achieving this look.

Products used by Klava Z Ottawa makeup artist to create Effortless Bronzed makeup look for a casual weekend brunch with girlfriends that is focused on bronzed glow, soft pink eyeshadows and nude lips.

Burberry Fresh Glow BB Cream SPF 20. It’s a make-up and skincare hybrid that moisturizes, protects, perfects and enhances the skin to create the signature Burberry healthy-looking, even toned, dewy glow. It has sheer but buildable coverage and feels very creamy going on and then settles into a more lightweight texture on the skin. It’s pigmented enough to even out redness on the skin which not many BB creams can do due to being too sheer.

Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Peach Mosaic. I love multi-use products like this! It has 4 different colours ranging from light peach to bronze and you can use it on the eyes, cheeks or body. This is a baked formula that glides easily upon application and has a strong pearly finish to it that might be too shimmery for some occasions but perfect for others. I can see it being a staple for me in the summer.

Estee Lauder Foundation Brush #3. This one is a large full powder foundation brush with a rounded top edge. It is quite dense which means it will provide fuller coverage and apply the product more intense. Can be used for powder and liquid. I also like to use it if I need to apply bronzer or foundation to décolletage area since it’s such a big brush.

Burberry Eye Colour Silk in Rose Pink #201. An ultra-blendable, silky smooth powder eye shadow that offers high colour intensity. The super-soft, weightless formula gives strong colour pay-off and a smooth finish. The colour is a very warm toned matte pink that looks beautiful on those with warm skin undertones.

Burberry Eye Colour Silk in Porcelain #100. Same as above in terms of texture and feel. This one is a pale shimmering ivory champagne, which is a great base colour to use for many looks and also work really well as an under-brow highlighter because the amount of shimmer in it is just right.

Burberry Kisses Sheer Nude Beige #201. This is a new formula of lipstick that Burberry launched just over a month ago and I love how it feels on the lips! The lightweight gel texture melts onto the lips, delivering a shiny tint in just one swipe. It locks in moisture and conditions lips with a signature blend of rosehip, tea and lavender. The sheer shine finish packs a lot of pigment which has a translucent quality to it. So even they are sheer in texture, the colour pay off is actually stronger then you would expect. Once the glossy finish wears of, the colour stays on almost like a stain, so it has great longevity to it which is hard to find in moisturizing lipsticks. This colour is a true beige that is not too brown or peach.




Effortless Bronzed makeup look for a casual weekend brunch with girlfriends created by Klava Z Ottawa makeup artist focused on bronzed glow, soft pink and brown eyeshadows and nude lips.

To give this casual look a bit more drama I added warm brown eyeshadow in the outer corner and the middle of the crease and also used it to lightly define the bottom lash line. I also packed on a pretty pink glitter on the eyelids, but unfortunately, it’s hard to capture glitter on camera in natural light, so you can’t really see it in photos. 🙁 I kept the lips nude but layered the lipstick a few times for the colour to come through a bit more.

Here it is, my Brunching – Effortless Bronzed Makeup Look that you can see me wearing often, even when I’m not out for brunch. If I don’t have time to put together a properly finished look, just applying mascara, concealer and this type of glowy peachy bronzer is all I need to look my best natural polished self. 😉


Collage Effortless Bronzed makeup look for a casual weekend brunch with girlfriends created by Klava Z Ottawa makeup artist focused on bronzed glow, soft pink eyeshadows and nude lips.


I hope you will give this look a try and if you do, I would love to see it! Don’t be shy, post your interpretation of this look on Instagram with a tag #EffortlessbyKlavaZ.

Come back soon to check out the next new look and tips on how to achieve it! And in the meantime, follow me on Instagram and Facebook Klava Zykova Makeup Artist and Educator for everyday makeup inspiration and to see what I’m up to.

Have an effortless beauty day!

Let’s play!

Klava Z

Photos Throne Photography
Model Ashley Models International Management
Hair TopKnot Hairstyling by Kirsty MacDonald
Styling Toast Special Events
Clothing Vincent






Natural Beauty Makeup Look created by Klava Z Ottawa makeup artist with lavender pink lips and shimmery neutral eyes and glowy skin using only natural cosmetics.

Natural Beauty Makeup Look – Eco February

Hello beautiful!

Welcome to Everyday Effortless Beauty Series by Klava Z, which is a weekly beauty series showing you how to do flawless, fresh, fun and natural makeup looks for everyday life.

It’s time for a Eco Natural Beauty Makeup Look of the month when I use only natural and/or organic products for creating it!

I love doing this as it gives me an excuse to play and explore more non-toxic beauty products and expand my eco makeup kit, which is a big goal for me this year. My everyday personal makeup bag is pretty much mostly green cosmetics, especially my complexion products, like powder and foundation. I figured since everything from our skin gets absorbed in our body, it’s important to have these products toxin-free. Plus it agrees better with my sensitive skin and it doesn’t make me break out.

I wrote all about how I became interested in natural cosmetics in my first Eco Look post.

For Eco February Makeup Look I partnered up with Louche Lily – a lovely online eco boutique carrying eco awesome products, specializing in skincare, body/care, makeup and accessories. The brands in her store are sourced from all around the world, with strong focus on Canada and the US, with utmost thought and care. The founder, Lyz Plant, is a talented makeup artist (and just the coolest girl that I can chat with endlessly) carefully selects all the products to make sure that they offer the highest quality ingredients for skin. This girl knows what she is talking about! The amount of research and personally trying out all the cosmetics before offering them in her store is astounding! She is a walking encyclopedia on all things toxic that shouldn’t be in our makeup products. I was super excited about her generous offer to play with her pro eco makeup kit!!! Needless to say, it was a kid in a candy store moment. 🙂


Eco February Makeup Look THE LOOK

Eco February Look was inspired by the cold frosted outside, of course! Cool tones are what I reach for during the winter the most, so that’s what I focused on creating this makeup as well. The soft sparkle of snow inspired the shimmery eye shadows all around the eyes. I wanted to create a look that has a hint of glam to it, to show that eco doesn’t have to mean very natural looking. That’s why I chose a brighter colour lip in a beautiful lavender pink for a fun pop of colour.


Klava Z, Ottawa makeup artist created natural beauty makeup with a shimmery brown eyes and pink lavender lips using only natural cosmetics. A fun collage of behind the scenes images from the photoshoot, styled outfit shots and model with beautiful makeup.


Since in the winter we do need a bit more coverage because the cool light outside is less forgiving I applied a creamy foundation all over and made sure that the skin is looking even-toned. I infused a soft pink flush on the cheeks with a creamy blush by applying it with my fingers and added a radiant glow to the cheekbones with a creamy highlighter, making sure that the blush and highlighter blend into each other.


I started by creating a pretty base of shimmery light ivory colour all over the lids using this very handy duo eye pencil that has light colour on one side and dark on the other. Then I turned around the eye pencil and applied the midtone brown shade in the outer corner going up towards the crease and slightly past it, so that when the models eyes are open you can see a bit of colour extending from her crease towards the brow. I also used this side of the eye pencil under the eye for a hint of pretty shine.

A brown eyeliner was used to create a very thin definition on the top and also in the bottom waterline.


Klava Z, makeup artist in Ottawa is showing how to do eye makeup and brighten the eyes on a model for her Natural Beauty Look Eco February


To bring more light to the eye and open it up a bit more in the middle, I applied a light shimmery colour eyeshadow right in the middle of the eyelid tapping it on with a flat brush for more intensity (as opposed to blending it in). Of course, I finished with a generous application of mascara (is there other way with mascara, really?).

This technique is such an easy and fast step that will help your eyes to catch extra light and bring a flattering sparkle to the eye. It’s all about small details in makeup, right? You can do this with any of your eye makeup and if you are in rush just use your finger to tap the eye shadow on the eyelid. If you would like to learn more techniques and become a pro at your own makeup then see me for a makeup lesson.


Gorgeous shade of bright lavender-pink was swiped on the lips to give the whole look a brightening lift with a lovely pop of colour and take the makeup from the routine natural to a fresh pretty look.


The key products to achieving this look are the eye-shadows, cheek products and the lipstick, which I will provide my short reviews on as usual. However since I’m really focusing on introducing natural makeup products, I will list all the products I used.

Natural Makeup Products by Ilia, Vapour, Dalish and 100% Pure cosmetics used by Klava Z, Ottawa makeup artist, to create a Natural Beauty Makeup Look Eco February

100% Pure Dual-Ended Creamstick Eyeliner in Cotton & Silk. I always look for ways to simplify my makeup application and this eye pencil allows me to do just this! Double bonus for two gorgeous colours with pearly finish in one pencil! It’s so easy to use that you don’t need a brush and there is no mess from powder eyeshadows. Just apply this pencil where you want it, whether as an eye-liner or a shadow; and then blend the edges by patting them with your finger. It glides on creamy and smooth. If your skin is on the oily side I would recommend either wearing a primer or set with powder eyeshadow on top for more long wearing power.

100% Pure Eye Shadow Vanilla Sugar. A beautiful neutral eye shadow colour with sparkle, that is pigmented with fruit cosmetics.

ILIA Lipstick in Around The World. ILIA Lipstick combines organic ingredients with contemporary colors blended into a creamy and long lasting semi-matte finish. I love the selection of lipstick colours ILIA offers! This rose hue lipstick with a strong lavender undertone is one of those rare purple shade which can be worn by nearly everyone.

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Lovely. Lovely is a beautiful pink tone. Its rich color pigment has a long-lasting effect that gives a pretty flushed-cheek look. This shade is incredible for all skin tones as well. The creamy consistency of this cream blush blends beautifully and smoothly with the warmth of the fingers or a brush.

ILIA Cosmic Dancer Highlight. I’m all about highlighters, especially so natural looking as this one! It’s very discreet, giving the skin true glow without the shimmer. This subtle golden hued highlighter is great at adding dimension and vitality to the skin. The texture is a bit thick but easy to bend still.

100% Pure Eyebrow in Brunette

100% Pure Maracuja Oil Mascara Length & Separating in Black Tea

100% Pure Long Last Liner in Dark Cacao

Dalish Concealer C02. I have raved about this concealer here already.

Vapor Organic Beauty Atmosphere Luminous Foundation

Vapor Organic Beauty Stratus Instant Skin Perfector.

You can find all these natural beauties at Louche Lily Eco Beauty Boutique.


Natural Beauty Eco Makeup Look created by Klava Z Ottawa makeup artist with shimmery brown and vanilla shades on the eyes, glowy skin and mulberry colour lipstick .

It’s so easy to amp up the glam of this look just by adding a deeper lipstick colour. I applied a mulberry colour lipstick right on top of the pink one that was already there. What a gorgeous and effortless look! It looks so great that I am going to have to do some more research on natural beauty products and look at websites like Waterlilies And Company!


Klava Z, Ottawa makeup artist created natural beauty makeup with a shimmery brown eyes and pink lavender lips using only natural cosmetics. A fun collage of behind the scenes images from the photoshoot, styled outfit shots and model with beautiful makeup.


I hope this Natural Beauty Makeup Look – Eco February gives you a preview of how beautifully the natural products can perform and inspire you to try them out!

And if you do, I would love to see it! Don’t be shy, post your interpretation of this look here or on Instagram with a tag #EffortlessbyKlavaZ.

Next week in my Beauty Series I will be showing you how to create a makeup look for your vacation in the warmer climates when you are escaping our cold winter. And in the meantime, follow me on Instagram and Facebook Klava Zykova Makeup Artist and Educator for everyday makeup inspiration.

Have an effortless beauty day!

Let’s play!

Klava Z

Photos Throne Photography
Model Jenny D Models International Management
Hair TopKnot Hairstyling by Kirsty MacDonald
Styling Toast Special Events
Clothing Vincent
Makeup Products Louche Lily


Fresh dewy makeup

Yoga Glow Makeup Look

Hello beautiful!

Welcome to Everyday Effortless Beauty Series by Klava Z, which is a weekly makeup series showing you how to do flawless, fresh, fun and natural looks for everyday life.  I love teaching women about makeup, so if you are in Ottawa and would like to become a pro at your own makeup, check out my Educating page.

Natural glowy yoga makeup look

I love, crave, need yoga in my life.  I truly believe everyone should find a yoga practice that suits their personality and do it!  There are so many benefits to yoga, books have been written about it, so I won’t even attempt to list them all or pretend to know them all.  I just know that for me, it’s what grounds me, what gives me mental balance, what stops my mind from running overtime when I need to sleep, what keeps me sane in the busy hustle of the day, what gives me confidence in my body and lets me enjoy my body.  Yoga inspires so much in my life that it’s no wonder it was an inspiration for a makeup look as well. 🙂



Now I’m not suggesting to wear makeup to a yoga class – that’s not what this look is about.  You can if you want to, it depends on your comfort level of having “naked” face in public.  This look is about using and enhancing that glow you get post yoga (or any good workout really) or about faking that glow in case you didn’t have time to do your yoga but would like to look like you did.  The focus of this look is beautiful healthy fresh looking skin that is radiant and glowy.  It’s the kind of skin that I personally would love to have all the time!  I’m putting glow everywhere – the eyes, the skin, the lips.  I’m using the strobing technique, but a bit toned down, so it looks like it’s your skin that’s naturally glowy, not that you packed on a few layers of shimmery highlighter on your face.  In case you don’t know what strobing is – it’s basically intense highlighting of certain parts of the face.


This is probably going to be the most natural look of my Beauty Series, but also one that is a go-to for so many women: mascara, liner, lipgloss done.  Here I offer a version of a classic very natural makeup look with a slight enhancement of strobing.

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You start preparing for this makeup look by eating healthy, drinking lots of water and freshly pressed juices, not smoking, working out, going to bed early and getting your 8 hour beauty sleep; and taking care of your skin everyday with a skincare regime that’s appropriate to your skin type and age… you know where I’m going with this.  Because no matter how good your foundation is you can’t fake healthy looking skin.  You can fake the glow and I will share a few tricks with you here, BUT if you want truly flawless, you gotta work for it girl.  Yes, there are foundations with great coverage and wonderful ingredients that can give you all kinds of effects and cover up all kinds of complexion problems, but it will never look as good as naturally healthy skin.

There are some lucky people though that have flawless skin without putting any effort into taking care of it.  I don’t even want to talk about them!  They don’t know how good they have it.  Only people like myself, who have battled with problematic skin, can appreciate healthy, smooth and blemish-free skin.  Moving on…

After letting the moisturizer absorb I applied an illuminating primer that makes the skin look very hydrated and glowy, but not shiny.  After it set for about a minute I applied this new generation foundation that has extremely thin texture and again, a radiant finish.  Both products feel like you are not wearing anything on the skin and evens out the tone of the skin slightly.  This combination doesn’t provide much coverage, its main purpose is to impart a beautiful glow on the skin.  The kind that would make Jlo envious. 😉

A cream blush in neutral peach was blended very softly on the apples of the cheeks.

Fresh natural makeup with glowy radiant skin


As I have mentioned above, I did a subtle version of strobing in order to really intensify the radiant look of the skin.  Another effect of strobing is such that the parts of the face where you put highlighter will come visually forward.  It’s all about using reflection on high planes and points of the face that catch the light to create spotlit areas and bring focus and shape to the face.  Places that are good to highlight are: your brow bone, inner corners of the eyes, bridge of your nose, top of your cheekbones and along your Cupid’s bow.

Since I wanted to achieve a Yoga Glow, not the Night Out Glow, I used a cream product that is very light in colour with a pearly finish so that once its settled into the skin it looked like the model’s skin is naturally this radiant.  I picked it up with a small size dual flat topped fiber brush because I wanted to apply the product on the smaller area and have a good control over where I’m applying this highlighter.  Then I buffed the cream in circular motion along the cheek bones, under the brows and on the bridge of the nose.  Once most of the product was on the skin I went over the edges of the cream with buffing motion for a seamless transition of the product.

Check my Instagram @KlavaZ.Makeup for a video of this technique tip.


Natural eye makeup

The eyes got a dusting of an ivory eyeshadow with a shiny finish and a very light-handed application of a slate grey eyeshadow as an eyeliner with an angle brush flesh against the lash line.


I finished the look with an application of a neutral beige lipgloss.

As I promised, glow everywhere – skin, eyes and lips!


Since the focus of the look is creating a beautiful glow on the skin, I will share some of my favourite products to achieve that.

Burberry, MAC and Pur Minerals Makeup products for Yoga Glow

Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base – Nude Radiance #01.  This is the main ingredient of the Yoga Glow!  I have been using this product for almost a year now and I reach for it all the time whether on my photoshoots or everyday clients.  This is a brightening primer with reflection pearls in it that gives a shimmer-free luminosity to the skin with a perfect amount of glow that is not oily or wet looking.  It feels incredibly light and hydrating on the skin since it’s 55% water infused.  There are many uses of this beautiful luminizer.  You can use it as is on nude skin to liven it up a bit, or as a base for your foundation.  I like to mix it with foundation to thin it out and add radiance to it or to pat it on its own on top of the foundation as a highlighter on cheekbones.

Burberry Eye Colour Glow in Gold Pearl 001.  I love this range of eyeshadows from Burberry because it creates a wash of luminous highlighting colour.  It has light-refelcting particles that gives this glistening rather then shimmery effect when applied dry.  You can apply it wet and the shine becomes almost metallic high shimmer.  Blends on the skin smooth and easy, like every Burberry product.  Sometimes when I want a more high-impact highlight I use it as my strobing product all over the face, not just on the eyes.

Pur Minerals Air CC Cushion Foundation.  The cushion design of foundation is becoming very popular and many makeup brands are jumping on this trend that originated in Korea.  The liquid foundation is suspended inside a sponge and to get the product you press lightly on the sponge either with the provided applicator, a brush or your fingers.  I like the fact that you will never pick up too much foundation with this design.  I haven’t had a chance to play with it a lot, but I already love the truly weightless feel of this mousse-like product.  There is a reason it’s called “Air”! It’s very sheer and slightly build-able, but not much.  The end result is like a thin perfecting slightly dewy veil.  Perfect day time foundation.

MAC Luna Cream Colour Base.  I have featured this product in a different colour already in the post on Wakeup Makeup.  This shows how much I love this versatile cream!  I have it in a few colours and use it to create beautiful highlights anywhere on the skin.  This one is an icy white colour with soft shimmer that looks like pearly moonlight reflecting of your skin when buffed in well.

MAC 188 Small Duo Fiber Face Brush.  What I love about duo face brushes is that you can use them with any formulas – liquid, cream, powder.  I find it works best when used in buffing motion (wax on, wax off 🙂  I wrote a bit more about the benefits of dual fiber brush in my first post of the Everyday Effortless by Klava Z Beauty Series here.


Fresh glowy makeup with bright magenta lips


This is a perfect look to transition into wearing a bright lip and the easiest way to amp up the makeup.  Just paint your lips with a bright colour lipstick with a glossy finish.  Remember – we are sticking with glow everywhere.  🙂 I chose a cool tone dark magenta that pairs so beautifully with the model’s green eyes and makes them pop.  The deeper and more matte versions of this colour have been super trendy this winter.  This colour surprisingly works on many skin tones and makes teeth look whiter (bonus!).

I love this effortless look of fresh face with minimal makeup and a pop of colour on the lips and resort to it very often when I don’t feel like putting a lot of time into my makeup and want an instant impact.


I would love to see you try out this look!  Don’t be shy, post your interpretation of the Yoga Glow look here or on Instagram with a tag #EffortlessbyKlavaZ.

Come back next week to check out the next look in my Beauty Series!  And in the meantime, follow me on Instagram and Facebook Klava Zykova Makeup Artist and Educator for everyday makeup inspiration.

Have an effortless beauty day!

Let’s play!

Klava Z

Photos Throne Photography
Model Anastasia C Models International Management
Styling Toast Special Events


#Iwokeuplikethis makeup workshop information

#Iwokeuplikethis Natural Makeup Workshop June 17

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Sometimes my favourite makeup looks are the ones that don’t even look like makeup was a big part of the morning routine, but there she is: with luminous fresh skin, glowing in all the right places (because when it glows in wrong places we call it greasy), eyes are defined and stand out, brows are polished, there is a flush of youthful colour to the cheeks and lips are smooth with the perfect pink hue to them.  It’s not just about what you do with makeup, but how you apply it and what products you are using that makes a big difference.  And I will be talking about it, sharing the secrets and showing it all step by step at my makeup workshop #Iwokeuplikethis on June 17th at the Handmade Bride.

Natural makeup seminar workshop in Ottawa

What you will learn at my workshop:

Makeup that complements your features, while still being effortless.  How to do makeup that looks like it’s barely there but at the same time transforms you into your better version.  The version that looks like you get 10 hour beauty sleep every day, drink your green smoothie everyday, do yoga twice a day, don’t have any worries or concerns and have all the time in the world to laugh with your friends.   I will show you the best products to achieve this, how to apply them, the techniques, in what order, what tools to use for best results.

I’m very much into makeup that doesn’t take time.  My time in the morning is usually taken up by running after my 16 month-old adorable daughter, so “efficient” is the key word in my routine.  You will learn the tricks and shortcuts to achieving desirable effects.

It took me years at a beauty counter helping hundreds of women to find and perfect makeup techniques that work and I can’t wait to share them!  I will demystify highlighting, contouring and bronzing and show you the easy daytime appropriate way to do it (forget that 30 minute Youtube tutorial involving 3 different shades of concealer).

over exaggerated contouring and highlighting

How NOT to contour


You will also learn the latest summer beauty trends and how to easily incorporate them into your daily routine.   I will show you how you can add just one thing to your look to make it more fresh and current.

What to expect from my workshop:

It will be a fun summer beauty event with delicious catering by Gourmet, cocktails made for sharing with friends and a pop-up shop by Louche Lily.  It’s a trendy online Eco beauty boutique that carries the best natural and organic beauty products on the market.  Beauty without Sacrifice is their motto and I’m such a believer in it (as you will find out if you don’t know me already)!  Their products are carefully selected, maintaining the highest quality ingredients for your skin.  Simply put, the products must produce RESULTS, contain healthy ingredients and be luxurious to look at, to feel and ultimately to bring home for your vanity table.

Trust Fund Beauty nail polishes

Extra bonus will be having Lyz Plant – a world renowned makeup artist who has been practicing make up artistry for 15 years and a founder and CEO of Louche Lily at the event.  When not found behind a computer screen keeping up on the most savvy beauty trends for Louche Lily, you can most likely find Lyz Plant at any given Fashion Week, or in front of a possible celebrity or bride.  I have to admit, I have a bit (big!) of a crush on Lyz, her talent and her mastermind. 🙂  How amazing it will be to have her there to tell us about her favourite products that she tested out herself on numerous high-mantainance clients and to recommend makeup and skincare to my guests one-on-one!  I’m always searching for natural products that deliver, so I’m really looking forward to picking her brain.

The workshop will be held at The Handmade Bride boutique, which I like to visit once in awhile simply for inspiration, that’s how beautiful the space and dresses are.  Meaghan, the genius behind it, hand picks independent Canadian designers with Indie spirit for boutique’s dresses and accessories (fun bow-ties and lovely floral crowns among many others).   I love that they offer dress alterations not just on their own, but customers’ dresses bought elsewhere as well!

I know that by now the only thing you would like to know is where to buy the tickets to this fabulous event!  Follow this LINK at to register for the workshop and buy your tickets.

At the last makeup workshop I did women were telling me that if they knew it would be this much fun they would have brought friends.  Hint, hint.

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Holiday Look Makeup Seminar

Can’t wait to see you at my summer beauty workshop!  I promise you will have an amazing time!  And maybe will get to be my model for one of the looks! 😉