Glam Makeup For Birthday Event

3 years ago when I get to work on gorgeous @emilieeeee_ for her birthday ?

Some drama on the eyes but keeping everything else light ??

She’s a beautiful girl with or without makeup ?

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Smooth Low Updo + Natural Pearly Makeup


Super smooth low updo + natural pearly makeup for our Vietnamese Chinese Bride from last weekend! Congratulations Julie!
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Shimmery copper tone eyeshadow

Who loves a shimmery copper tone eyeshadow for the wedding day makeup with some full lashes?

I love this look on brides as well! It’s not overly dramatic but still accentuates the eyes and bring out some drama. Perfect for a soft smoky look with a twist 🙂

How do you like it?


Event Makeup – the 1st Black & Sexy award

What did I learn from this Event Makeup:

Had my opportunity to work on the 1st Black & Sexy Award last Friday! While working with these three beautiful caramel to dark skin toned ladies, we had great conversations not only about makeup, but also about what they do, what they like. Within minutes, they trusted themselves in my hands without even looking at the mirror.  We were totally connected and it felt incredible!

Often times, I hear makeup artists complaining about their clients.. I’ve been there and I understand it. But what I want to ask is: do you care about them and do you listen to them? The dynamic changes dramatically when I put myself second and my service first. I want all and any of my client to have a GREAT experience when they are sitting on my chair. I want them to know that I care about them and I want to know their story. I want them to feel that they can trust me! I constantly tell them how beautiful they are, not because I’m been fake, but because I see the beauty within them, and I want them to see that too! This really made a huge difference not only on how they feel, but also on how much more I enjoy what I do.

Now I wake up in the morning receiving emails from referrals of my past clients and they rave about me. Even wedding coordinator that I have never met speak highly about me. Can you imagine how amazing that feels?

Enjoy the makeup images! Hop to ‘before and after page’ to see the transformation!

I can put makeup on people but I can’t fake this genuine and bright smile on her face. This is what she sees and how she feels. Incredible! It’s a quick 20 minutes transformation!

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Black & Sexy Award Host. Glam makeup by me

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Black & Sexy Award Red Carpet Host. Makeup by me

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Portrait Deals

Good news! We’re currently doing portfolio building portrait sessions! Our Portrait Deals are:

  1. Professional Makeup and Hair included,
  2. Up to 3 outfit changing during portrait session with wardrobe instructions,
  3. 5 retouched full size images in up to 2 weeks time. (Other images will be available for purchase once uploaded for view)
  4. Boudoir welcome!

All the above for $ 125 ( Much cheaper than any portrait photography’s session fee in town! Plus 5 free images and professional Makeup and Hair!!) Deals apply to the first 20 people only!!

Pair up with your best friend, sisters or your significant other! It will be a lot of fun!!!

Email us at: or to book yours! More Portraits can be seen here!

Here’re some portraits we’ve done in the past few weeks!

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Prom Makeup

It’s amazing how fast kids grows! Last Saturday, I got to do one of my good friend’s step daughter’s Prom Makeup. She still looked like a little teenager when I last saw her two years ago. Yet today, she’s grown into a beautiful young woman, going to prom with her boyfriend. How time flies..

During our makeup session, she showed me what she liked and didn’t like from last year’s event makeup done by another professional makeup artist. We quickly grasped the look for her that suits her prom theme – Hollywood Glam!

She was super happy with the result! How stunning does she look?!

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It’s still prom season. If you or someone you know are looking for to get their makeup and hair done professionally, give us a call at 818 259 3087 or email us at!

How to reduce dark circles

How to reduce dark circles? What is it caused by?

Dark circles are caused by stress, poor blood circulation, irregular sleeping/life habit and genetics. It shows more as we get older. There’re many ways to help reduce it. For example: leaving refrigerated cold green tea bags under the eye area for a few minutes, getting more sleep and applying a good eye cream/serum that contains vitamin C daily (vitamin C has brightening effect, if use in the morning, remember to use sunscreen after that before going out).

Here’s a good link for home remedies if you’re interested: (I’m all about nature products when it comes to skin care)


In the makeup world, a good concealer can help reduce the dark circle appearance drastically. Make sure to apply a good layer to moisturizer or eye cream before applying the concealer so the concealer can go on smoothly. Look for something that’s a tone or two lighter than your skin and also dries fast and creases less (MAC Cosmetics has a good one, another brand I really like is LA Girls Cosmetics). If you have olive or darker skin tone, go for the concealer that has orange color in it, then lightly cover it with a medium to full coverage foundation that matches your skin tone. Then, set it with a translucent powder. Remember, less is more.

Stay Healthy and Beautiful 🙂

Used LA Girls Cosmetics Concealer here
Used LA Girls Cosmetics Concealer here
Engagement Party. Natural glam makeup and hair
Engagement Party. Natural glam makeup and hair