I can only enhance physical beauty and what makes a woman truly beautiful, is her soul. My mom always told me growing up, 'Beauty is only skin deep'. As I get older, I am humbled by the inevitable physical changes that my decades here on this planet have awarded me. The real challenge lies in our ability to release our attachments to vanity and polish the pearl of our life spirit-no matter our age. Feeling gratitude for this day, all of its potential and the opportunity to help women feel good, inside and out. #catherineleakan ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~#inspiration#beauty#vanity#makeup#makeupartist#foodforthought#whidbeyislandmakeupartist#seattlebride#women#absolutebeauty
So here is an example of how makeup can evolve from preview/trial run to the big day. Cori doesn't wear a lot of makeup as both her career as a music teacher and her lifestyle just doesn't call for being more than her natural darling self. But for her wedding day, she wanted to have that beautiful finish to go with the formality and beauty of her big day. So I took everything into consideration; her personal style, her comfort zone and the color theme of her wedding and for her Preview, designed a look that was very natural and in alignment with the tones of her hair, skin and eyes. It was subtle and didn't scare the B'Jesus out of her, remember, she's a minimalist when it comes to makeup. She left happy and we were content to stick with that look. As it so often happens, the wedding day comes, the decor is set, the florals arrive, the dresses come out...I am looking at all this and I am thinking 💭 - she needs more color!!! I didn't even even need to convince her, she trusted my eye and Voila! Here comes the bride! A bolder berry lip, a deeper, medium smokey eye contour with a touch of burgundy satin and bamboo. I love when my clients trust me to flow with my art to create the very best look for the occasion. Congratulations Cori!!! #bride#wedding#weddingvenue @fireseed.catering #seattlebride#weddingwire#makeuptrial#makeupartist#bridalmakeup#absolutebeauty#whidbeyislandmakeupartist#whidbeyislandwedding#bouquet#whidbeymakeupartist#whidbeyislandweddings
For me, makeup artistry is an art form that is all about communication & understanding the unique personal style of each & every client. It is therefore my intention to channel myself and tune in, allowing the magical process by which my inner artist concludes the design. I've learned to trust my process. 'The Artist' just knows what to do and my hands and eyes become her scribes and it works like a charm every time 💫😉💫. Feeling gratitude and giving respect to the generations of Artist blood that runs so alive in me! Location: @stoneloungebellevue Event Coordinator @lcmweddings Photographer @francesgaulphoto Hair: @alishamarie_hair Venue- Stone Lounge
Planning- LCM Weddings and Events
Cake- Blue Box Bakery
Cookies- Flour Dusted Countertops
Flowers- Bond in Bloom
Dresses- Rent the Runway
Bride Model- Tauna Shoemaker
Bridesmaid Model- Alexandra
Decor- Snohomish Rental Co
Makeup- Marqui Artistry
Painting- Colee Art
Ring and Jewelry- Sholdt Jewelers
Invites and paper goods- Little Birdie Print Co
Plates- Smarty had a party
Candle Holders- Glassybaby
Linens- Cort Party Rental
Brides Shoes- Christian Louboutin#sandiegomakeupartist#whidbeyislandweddings#seattlebride#photoshoot#makeupartist#whidbeyislandmakeupartist
Makeup previews can be so much more than simply designing a look for someone and applying the makeup. When I do previews with my clients, I include a mini photo session. This is an excellent opportunity for brides-to-be to explore their camera presence.
What is camera presence, you ask? Basically, it's about how you present yourself in front of the camera, being natural, charismatic and having a sense of your best expressions and knowing your flattering angles.
As a makeup artist, working behind the scenes with models, I have learned a lot about camera presence and in turn, in these sessions, I use that experience to help women become more comfortable in front of the camera. My clients come away with more confidence, gaining a few more tips on how to be their best, everyday.
Be polished by a True Beauty Artist. *****************************************
It was an absolute pleasure to work with this August bride (and her mom). She rarely wears ANY makeup but I designed just the right look for her. We had a fun little shoot and got some great images to commemorate this little step of her life's beautiful journey.#bridetobe#wedding#whidbeyislandweddings#whidbeyislandmakeupartist#portraitpreview#whidbeyvendor#local#whidbeywedding