We were waiting for it… For almost a year! And finally it is here….
The Calgary Bride Luxe magazine is now on shelfs in all major stores of Calgary. Needless to say that it is one of the most interesting magazines for local brides and their friends. But most importantly now you can see of our work on the pages of this magazine.
Back in April The Art of Beauty was invited to do makeup of four characters for “Makerland” editorial to be printed in Luxe magazine. The idea was so interesting and great so I was glad to join the team. And what a team it was!
Produced by: Luxe, by Calgary Bride
Photography: Edward Ross Photography, Photography Assistant: Leya Russell
Designer & Planner: Urban Vogue Weddings & Events
Creative Direction: Catherine Hazin
Set Up and Design Assistance: Lynn Fletcher Weddings
Bridal Fashion: Cameo and Cufflinks (Alice, Flower Girl & Queen of Hearts)
Wearable Technology: MakeFashion (Wedding Guests)
Men’s Fashion: Ed Williams Menswear (Mad Hatter)
Accessories: Chuckles Unlimited
Hair Pieces and Jewellery: Nan’Darach Designs – Cat Taeo
Venue: Fuller Edge Photography Studio
Decor & Furniture: Fusion Bollywood, Special Events Rentals,
Red Events Design & Decor, Uniquities Architectural Antiques
Floral Design: Flower Artistry
Stationery: The Social Page
French Pastries: Ooh La La Patisserie
Models: Ashley, Mattea, Brian (Bunny), Carolynne, Elaina, Elle, Eloise,
Kaitlyn, Millie, Mycah, Sonia, Maria, and Hippo (Canine)
All vendors were working really hard to bring this editorial to life.
At the following two “behind the scene” pictures you will find me, Lyana Gibert from The Art of Beauty, working hard to create some unique character’s makeup for this editorial:
- At first picture through the mirror of my makeup kit table.
- At the second I’m doing final lipstick touch up for one of models
The huge team was working really hard to setup gorgeous decorations. I was honestly speechless when I saw the decorated table for the photo shoot..
And here is what was printed as a result of hard work for more then 12 hours
(Above) Wearable Technology: MakeFashion (Wedding Guests)
Featuring: “Medusa Fabulosa”, “Biomimetic Bride”, “Chameleon Dress”, “Dragon Queen”, “Illuminated Vintage-Red, Gold, Green and Pink”.
Nicole is getting ready for her big day! Isn’t she perfect? Well.. Almost perfect, her hairstyle is not yet done.
And now Nicole and two of her bridesmaids are ready for the day!
She is dancing almost at night. Both her makeup and hairstyle are still perfect like just done!
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Photographer Jared Bautista shares a radiant session starring the very promising Connor Paterson at Specimen Models and Stuart MacLeod at I Model Management. The beautifully captured images feature styling from Ivan Jimenez, who used pieces from Topman and Topshop fall winter 2014 collections. Makeup by makeup artist Lyana Gibert.Grooming courtesy of Lyana Gibert using MAC Cosmetics. Retouching Nicole Jopek.
Happy to see my creative makeup design published in Elegant Magazine animal issue 2014.
This snake skin makeup of the beautiful face looks just amazing, doesn’t it.
They say that a girl starts planning her wedding around the time she is five years old. If that is true, then the average twenty five year old woman has probably had twenty odd years to dream about how she would like her wedding to be. And for the bride, one of the most important parts of the wedding day is how she looks.
These days, there are several ways to style a bride’s look. Some popular ones are the modern look, or the princess style look, or even the retro look. They are all quirky and fun, each in their own way. But there remains one style that has captured the hearts of brides in every part of this world. That is the vintage look. When done right, this famous style is elegant, classy, and breathtaking. Undoubtedly, this has to be achieved by an artist who is a master at the art.
Here is where Lyana Gibert, this talented and extremely creative Calgary makeup artist fits into the picture. Renowned for classy and breathtaking makeovers that can transform the most ordinary of faces into the extraordinary; this makeup artist has an impressive portfolio that can be accessed on the website.
Lyana Gibert is a professional freelance makeup artist and hairstylist. Her work is predominantly based in Calgary, Canada. However, she is a dream come true for brides who aren’t based in Calgary too, as she is open to extending her luxury service packages to clients on location.
Moving on to what she specializes in, this Calgary makeup artist is a magician when it comes to wielding the makeup brushes for a wedding. In particular, she works wonders with her vintage wedding style. So if you are a little girl who once dreamed of having a wedding that will take you back in time, to the places where life was slower and sweeter, and that dreams is still alive in your heart, you have got to try her vintage wedding makeup style. With elegance and simplicity, she manages to craft out the most beautiful techniques on the human skin. Her luxury makeup is truly a treat to the eyes. As for the vintage makeup that this Calgary artist concocts, you will have to see it to believe it. It is almost, as if the days gone by are recaptured on the face of the bride like a beautiful moment frozen in time.
She also specializes in hairstyles that go perfectly hand-in-hand with the vintage look she offers the face. So when you pick this Calgary makeup artist as the right person to handle your makeup, you will also be in for a surprise – she can work wonders with your hairstyle too. That’s two birds with stone. And oh! What a pretty stone it is. Well, so if you are a bride-to-be who yearns for the most stunning and perfect vintage look on the special day, this is where you belong.
You can access her impressive portfolio on her site, as mentioned. And also, it is necessary to give credit where due, for where would pretty photos be without the right accessories and the talented photographer?
Everyone is in love with the Sugar Skull makeup craze. But where did it all begin? What exactly is a Sugar Skull? And where can you go to get one done on your face PERFECTLY for Halloween here in Calgary?
Most of us know that Sugar Skulls are associated with the Mexican festival the Day of the Dead (Festival De Muertes) but few know what they represent or how they came to be in the new world.
Sugar art was brought to Mexico by Italian missionaries back in the 17th century. Sugar Skulls are actual sculptures of sugar in the shape of a skull. They come in different sizes, colours, and are adorned in glittered confectionery accoutrements. They are edible and sometimes are consumed, but that is not why they are in high demand the month of October, prior to the Festival of the Dead.
It is believed, that at midnight, October 31st, the gates to heaven and hell open and the souls of loved ones lost may reconcile with their families. More specifically, the first night (Nov 1st) the souls of children (Angelitas) are released, the second night ( Nov 2nd) adult souls are released. Small sugar skulls adorn the graves and ofrendas along with toys and candy, food and flowers for the young children spirits. For adults, larger sugar skulls, alcohol, food and flowers are placed on the graves and ofrendas (altars). The holiday is becoming rapidly adapted by North Americans, perhaps because we typically don’t have an occasion to honour the dead except for funerals.
The past couple years Sugar Skull makeup has become the most sought after design in the October months. If you’re anything like myself the chances you have to pull this look off alone are slim to none.
Where can you go to get an amazing Sugar Skull in time for your Halloween event here in the Calgary area? Local Calgary Makeup Artist Lyana Gibert will come to you. If you want to look picture perfect, a Sugar Skull is not something you want to attempt yourself. Please trust in the skilled hands of a professional and I assure you you’ll have photos and happy memories to last a lifetime.
Featured in the photos is the lovely Mycah who I have had the pleasure of walking several catwalks alongside. Here Lyana did a 3.5hr application of makeup, using a combination of airbrushing (to make the nice white base) and hand painted detail, and fixed 120 individual Swarovski crystals on Mycahs face. Anyone who has seen swarovski crystals knows they are so much more than just a stick on glitter. They are not plastic, they are actual gem stones. The face paint used is Kryolan(http://us.kryolan.com), for those of you who didnt know, it’s one of the top face paint products available.
By using the best, you can assure that you will look stunning on your big night out. Once everything is applied you have a beautiful glow, every photo taken will be perfect, and no matter how much you dance your face will stay in place. If you want to stand out from the crowd this Halloween, I suggest you schedule an appointment with Lyana.
For bookings for this Halloween Lyana is offering stunning makeup applications starting at only $200. You can have this exact look (Sugar Skull) for $350+ crystals. Keep in mind all the products used on you are top of the line, L’Occitane cream,(http://ca.loccitane.com), MAC (www.maccosmetics.ca), Makeup Forever (www.makeupforever.ca), etc. The crystals are from Swarovski (http://www.swarovski.com)
Whether you’re doing photos, an event, or both, this Haloween, I suggest you book with Lyana to ensure you look your very best.
Fish Creek Park Weddings. Thrilled with bride’s look from our last collaboration with Tara Whittaker Photography. Botanical wedding at Meadow Muse Pavilion captured by Calgary wedding photographer.
Venue: Meadow Muse Pavilion in Fish Creek Park
Rentals: Great Events Group
Wood details: Naturally Chic
Floral design: Sarah Mayerson Design
Wedding stationery: Ali Finch of Modern Pulp
Terrarium wedding favours: Plant in Inglewood
Wedding Cakes: Cakeworks
Bridal makeup and hairstyle: Lyana Gibert, The Art of Beauty
Groom’s attire: Ed Williams Menswear
Thanks to our gorgeous wedding couple, Sarah & Bryce
Images of Fish Creek Park weddings: Tara Whittaker Photography
As Calgary makeup artist specializing in beauty makeup I was happy to do bridal looks for Janie and makeup for Oscar at this very creative bridal photo shoot by Tara Whittaker. Here is a small sneak peek from the shoot filled with ideas for including yarn in your wedding.
Big thanks to all involved vendors:
Yarn products and bike: Stash in Inglewood
Florals: Flowers by Janie
Groom’s attire: Ed Williams Menswear
Stationery: Modern Pulp
Bride’s shoes: Nine West Canada
Calgary wedding photographer: Tara Whittaker Photography
This past Sunday, September 14, 2014, was the big Calgary Bridal Expo http://www.facebook.com/CalgaryBridalExpo at the BMO Centre. I was privileged enough to come along with Lyana Gibert, local Calgary Makeup Artist, and be her model for the show and represent THE ART OF BEAUTY Lyana and I got together at her place for hair and makeup before the show. We started bright and early at 7am. I had a lovely hairstyle, it was swept to the side and pinned in such a way that allowed my hair to cascade down my right side in long curls. My makeup was a gorgeous, bridal makeup. This style (romantic and warm, with pink champagne eyes and soft pink lips) is a common look for a lot of brides so that is what we showcased. Lyana did a more natural “day look” on herself, focusing on the eyes using wings, and swept her hair up. We all met up at the tradeshow and got to work for the day. I was the walking, talking model, telling everyone exactly why they need to invest in a proper makeup artist for their big day. And I’m going to tell you all exactly what I told them. ” Your wedding is the ONE day, everything is about you. The ONE day. Cameras follow you like paparazzi, you are certain someone will get a bad photo of you at some point… but… When your hair and makeup is done properly, and I mean PROPERLY (set, contoured, powdered ) your face should reflect the light in all the right areas to ensure you take a flawless picture every time. Do you want to be the “Bride on a dime,” or do you want to be the bride that has the wedding of a lifetime? You get what you pay for my darlings, so when it comes to your wedding, please spare no expense. Lyana specializes in luxury makeup, bridal makeup, by using her you are guaranteed to look your absolute best on your special day. We had two live demonstrations at the show. We pulled the name of an upcoming bride called CJ and did her makeup for her. And we had another model come to sit and have a demo of hair and makeup on her. Our other model was Olga Bronetskaya, who came straight from Russia to help us out today. Also, the dress I was provided to wear came from Russia as well. Check out her makeover below:
We were so honoured to be featured in the same show that boasts some of the most prestigious bridal supplies and service providers here in Calgary. The show had a great attendance, I don’t believe in the entire 7 hours we were there that we had a dull or spare moment. We also encouraged others to take note of two people/organizations that contribute on a regular basis to the stunning work Lyana does here at THE ART OF BEAUTY. The two we credited were CSABA DIGLICS PHOTOGRAPHY, http://www.facebook.com/csaba.diglics who does all the photos for Lyana. And A VINTAGE AFFAIR, http://www.facebook.com/AVintageAffairCalgary who provide her with gorgeous outfits and accessories to accent the photo shoots and make the perfect picture. (and that I get to model! woohoo!) (And am also modeling in the very top image) All in all the show was a great success. Stay tuned for our upcoming adventures! Here’s a pic of the whole team, Lyana, and the two models, myself and Olga. To check out more of my personal work (as a model and a writer) head to: www.carolynnescoffield.com or www.facebook.com/carolynnescoffieldmodel