What Products Do I Use in My Kit?

 

One of the questions I get asked the most is, what products I use in my makeup kit.

I have never been a person who is all about the hype in pretty much anything I do or buy. What matters to me the most is knowing that the products I am using actually works. In saying that, here are some makeup staples in my kit which I am going to repurchase until I find something else I enjoy:

Makeup Forever HD Foundation

Makeup Forever Ultra HD Concealer

Face Atelier Ultra Foundation

Tarte Marcuja Oil (Which is like the best face oil EVER!!!!)

Tarte Marcuja C-brightener eye cream

Tarteist clay paint eyeliner

Tarte Rainforest in the Sea Water Foundation (LOVE!!!)

Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer

Motives Setting Spray

MAC Lip Scrub

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For eye shadows, I have been loving the Violet Voss Pro Holy Grail Palette! It has been my go to for most of my clients especially my bridal clients. 

For matte colors, the Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette has been my go to for both subtle and more dramatic looks so I love the diversity the palette gives.

This isn't a list of all the items in my kit however this are my go-to's on pretty much any booking. 

Although I do have some MAC products in my kit (which is the number one question I get asked, ALL THE TIME), I prefer to be diverse in the products that I choose and offer higher end products which clients would not typically buy on their own.

I am interested in trying some out some more luxury makeup products in 2018 and upgrading my kit. I’d love to know what some of your must-have’s are. Leave a comment below and let me know!

Another thing that is truly important to me in making booking flow easily is how I pack my makeup kit. I consider myself to be a very organized person so functionality is a must for me. It didn't take me overnight to get to this kit (which I am super proud of!). This has taken much trial and error.

Another thing that is truly important to me in making booking flow easily is how I pack my makeup kit. I consider myself to be a very organized person so functionality is a must for me. It didn't take me overnight to get to this kit (which I am super proud of!). This has taken much trial and error.

Until next time my beauties.

Xoxo

Beauty by Sacha

The Girl Behind the Brush

Who am I can be such a difficult question to answer… Today, I find myself being many things from a wife, mom, business owner, daughter, and mommy-to-be (again). Life is very busy for me but most days I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way.

I get asked all the time how did I get into freelancing as a makeup artist and hair stylist. The truth is that I sort of stumbled upon this. I am a Human Resources professional with a business background so naturally I have the business sense. I’ve always considered myself to be a creative person and back in 2013 when I found myself extremely bored at work, I started to look into other avenues to feed my soul.

That’s when I came across Makeup Artistry. I decided to take on a few courses and I instantly loved it. I found myself being challenged in a different way and found that I was constantly learning.

Today, in 2017, I truly feel that I have found my passion. It’s not hard to get up at 3 or 4am to get dressed for my early morning bride. What makes me so happy in my role as an MUAH is I am making YOU happy. Whether you are a bride or attending an event, it’s always exciting to see my clients excited about their day. I consider myself to be very lucky in meeting women of various ethnicities and cultures. When I speak with my clients I really do get to know them in the short time frame that we get with each other but it’s always amazing to hear about world travelers, long loves, how you’ve met your significant other… I pride myself in providing the best customer service I could possibly offer for any of my clients and I’d like to hope that they also feel the same.

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On a personal note, I’ve been with my SO for 12 years now (yes, I know!) and we have been married for now for 6 years! We have a happy and handsome baby boy (not to mention he’s a little smarty pants!) and another baby boy on the way. All these boys in my life sure do keep me busy. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family. Life is moving by so fast and my son will be two before you know… pretty soon I’ll also be a mom of two and to be honest, it’s a little bit scary the second time around!

Photography by Roxana Silva Photography 

Photography by Roxana Silva Photography 

Even with my busy lifestyle, I am determined to be a successful freelancer. I am constantly doing online courses, networking, updating my website… the list is forever long!

Hope that this blog post has given you some insight into my life! Until next time my Beauties!

XOXO

Beauty by Sacha

 

My Thoughts on Pregnancy

I've received a lot of questions lately on my pregnancy. The truth is every pregnancy is different. What one woman might experience another may not. I've heard some women who have had great pregnancies... and some not so much. Some have had severe morning sickness and some are so lucky they don't feel anything at all. I wouldn't judge any one pregnancy if you are trying to conceive - don't let anyone's stories scare you as yours will be completely different.

For those who know me, this is my first pregnancy and I've been pretty fortunate to have a pretty good one. I had the typical morning sickness and nausea during the first three months. I couldn't even head out the house without wanting to throw up. Oh the joys. I couldn't even enjoy the food my hubby cooked for my birthday this year. I was lucky enough to get lots of rest and sleep in all day. Thankfully that part is over!

I guess its true what they say.... the second trimester is the best. I had my energy back and I was able to finally eat again (yay!). I got up early everyday with no issues, I slept pretty decently, and I was able to do almost anything. I felt pretty good during this time.

I was finally able to eat anything I wanted to without feeling horrible after. I wish I had cravings like what you see on TV... I guess the best cravings I have are anything sweet or salty (and I am so not a salty person). Even though I'd indulge in lots of deserts, I still ate healthy. So... I had a good balanced diet :)

Now I'm into my third trimester and I have to say I am thankfully still full of energy - most days anyways. Notas much as I'd like these days but I'll take what I can get for now. During this time I am trying to rest as much as possible and stay stress free. Believe me when I say I rest whenever I can. The resting part is a bit hard to do since its getting harder to sleep. No matter what position I get into I just can't get comfy! Sadly the lack of sleep is hard to avoid but I'm hopeful I will get some rest soon! We won't even get to the amount of times I go to the restroom - day and night. I'll leave it at that!

I won't lie... I have been pretty tiny most of my life. Now at this stage it is hard to see myself gain almost 30 pounds and I still have two months left. But I have to remind myself that it's all good and it's all for my baby growing inside me. The hardest part so far was getting dressed for my friends wedding just a week ago. I tried on so many dresses and nothing fit. I am the type of person who never tries anything on. The process was frustrating I almost cried. But I didn't. I found something decent enough and being visibly pregnant, I think it didn't matter as long as I looked "ok". Thankfully, I don't have any other functions to go to for the rest of this year!

This experience has brought me complete happiness. To see my husband look at me and look at his growing baby brings me so much joy that I can't even express. I get bigger on a daily basis and this baby boy is moving like crazy! We cannot wait for our little guy to come into this world!

The benefit of hiring a professional Makeup Artist

  The benefit of hiring a professional Makeup Artist

Getting your makeup done on your wedding day - is more than "just getting your makeup done".

Many women know how to do their makeup on a regular day-to-day basis. Ask yourself... after spending so much time and effort into planning your perfect day... when you look back on your professional photography pictures, do you want to look like your everyday or would you prefer to look like the bride you always dreamt of being?  You have already invested so much in your décor, venue... your dress - not to mention your photography. Don't skimp out on having the added luxury of being pampered and having your look last all day and a lifetime in your pictures. Remember, you are worth it.

There are so many reasons to hire makeup artist for your wedding day. Not only will you receive professional advice on how to stand out during your wedding day - you'll receive a flawless complexion which lasts all day and photographs beautifully throughout your busy - and memorable day.

Here are my reasons why you should hire a makeup artist and hair stylist for your big day:

Did someone say stress free? When you hire a professional - you can rest assured that you will be stress free on your wedding day. Be sure to hire someone with a written contract. This ensures the terms are clearly laid out and everyone is in agreement for what needs to happen for your wedding.  You have already worked so hard to make your wedding dreams come true - allow someone else to pamper you before you walk down the aisle. Be sure to book your #makeuptrial before your wedding day to ensure you get the look you want and your #makeupartist can make adjustments where needed. Enjoy the relaxing feeling of having someone come to you on your wedding day without having the hassle of rushing on the most important day of your life.

 

High end QUALITY makeup: A professional makeupartist carries quality makeup which is designed to last all day long. I have had many brides who don't even wear foundation and many don't want to invest in that $50 foundation which helps to give you that flawless look in your #professionalpictures. Hiring a makeup artist will allow you to have full access to #qualitymakeup and achieve that #flawless application without you breaking your budget for something you may vey well never use again on your own.

Remember, every artist has a different style. Be sure to look around and find someone who closely matches your own style. I don't believe makeup should ever change a person where you don't recognize yourself. Every woman is beautiful and makeup should simply enhance your natural beauty.

When you hire Beauty by Sacha for your weddingday - you will receive friendly customer service, someone who is fun loving and easy to get along with. I take the time to create a full schedule for my brides so that this way you don't need to worry about doing this on your own or worry about what time you need to start or if you and your wedding party will be ready on time. Rest assured for large parties #glambeautybysacha will have a team of #professionalmakeupartists and #professionalhairstylists to help you get #glammed for your wedding day on time.

Be sure to check out what my Bridal Beauties had to say about their #bridalexperience on their wedding day!

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