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Ottawa Wedding Awards

  • February 13, 2017

I am so excited to share that I've been nominated in the Makeup Artist Category (#9. Stylist / Makeup) for the 2017 Ottawa Wedding Awards! If you like my work and think I deserve to win, then please vote here When you click the link and start to vote - you can "skip" a category. By skipping the category and clicking "next", that page has now become registered which means you cannot go back. When you click all the way through the system those votes are now registered and the system prevents your computer from being used again. Only vote once per day! Thank you so much! XO Taryn.    

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Makeup Tips For The Working Woman

  • July 6, 2016

We all know that we need to be presentable at work. But beyond the obvious, what does presentable actually mean? A woman’s professional appearance needs to support her professional accomplishments, which is why looking competent and confident is incredibly important. You are not only enhancing your personality, but also leaving a strong impression about your position and brand on clients. It is also one of the tried and tested marketing strategies. One challenge many women face nowadays is choosing a professional casual makeup that doesn’t overpower ones look and will allow skills...

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Foundation: Finding Your Match

  • May 25, 2016

Face it: A great foundation is a must for flawless-looking skin, but it's tricky to get it right. And colour is just one piece of the puzzle. From tinted moisturizers to loose powders, there are countless formulas, finishes and different techniques for applying them.   Try Before You Buy Not all makeup should be tried before you buy, but foundation is definitely one that should always be taken for a 'test drive.' We’ve all been there: You go to your local shop and buy a new foundation, only to get it home and find out it’s so not your shade. Choosing a foundation at the drugstore...

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Fave Liquid Liner

  • March 1, 2016

NYC Liquid Eyeliner 887 Black Noir This is hands down one of the best liquid eyeliner I've ever used! Price aside, this eyeliner is among the few darkest black eyeliners I have used in my life. The colour is really pigmented and intense, it also dries to a matte finish which I like in a liquid liner. It has a high precision fiber brush applicator so fine it makes applying detailed eyeliner fun! The classic 'paintbrush' style eyeliner tip with actual movable hairs is really great for detailed work. The brush is very slim, which might take some getting used to, but it lets you apply a very...

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Featured Makeup Artist in Ottawa Citizen’s Style Magazine.

  • December 13, 2015

I was completely honored to have been chosen to be featured as Makeup Artist in the December 2015 issue of Ottawa Citizen's Style Magazine. I was asked to create a Holiday Inspired Makeup look on my model Daria, so I chose to go with a simple but classic look. The inspiration behind 'Holiday Chic:' I wanted to incorporate the rich crimson hues of the Holiday season by including a deep red lip in the makeup look. With the lip as the focal point, I kept the rest of the makeup quite soft and clean. I balanced out Daria's makeup by adding a touch of a bronze color to the eyelid which complemented her beautiful...

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