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Western Canada Fashion Week - Global Collections

Image: Kelly Rosborough; Designer: Aman Couture
Western Canada Fashion Week
Global Collections

March 25, 2016
Edmonton, AB

Friday Night's Line Up

Zapato Sanchez – Men’s shoes [Clothing by Derks Menswear]
Designer's Den by Esha – Calgary / India
Aman Couture – Edmonton / India
Nazila Couture – Edmonton/Phoenix/ India
Hulos by The Huy Hai Long – Vietnam

Here we are again ready to tell you about the local and international fashion that has come back to Edmonton in season 23 for Western Canada Fashion Week (WCFW).             

Product of the Month - Tarte Cosmtics

Product Showcase
Tarte Cosmetics

Rainforest of the Sea™ Wipeout Colour
Correcting Palette -$54.00

This product showcase comes direct from the Sephora website.  It and others can be found

What it is:
"An all-in-one palette to correct discolorations, contour, and brighten up skin."

What it does:
"Balance, correct, and perfect your complexion as you wipe out skin discolorations with these powerful cream complexion correctors.

RMEA: Underwater Workshop with Jenna Martin

IMAGE: Jenna Martin; MUA: Olivia Marie; Model: --
RMEA: Underwater Modelling Workshop with Jenna Martin

Bozeman, MT
February 20 and 21, 2016

The girls of OMD4 Makeup & FX were back in Montana working with some familiar faces for Rocky Mountain Entertainment Agency's (RMEA) Underwater Modelling Workshop with Jenna Martin.

Winter weather wasn't about to stop these girls from hopping into the water for the weekend-long workshop.  The solution: a private indoor pool with a view of the mountains.

How to: The Perfect Lips


The Perfect Pout

We all want those awesome kissable lips, but there's a little bit more to it then simply smearing on some lipstick.

  TIP: Always hydrate or use a lip scrub to keep your lips soft and crack-free.  Try Fresh Lip Scrub or Glamglow.

Follow these steps to get that Perfect Pout:

1) Pat your foundation over your lips

2) Lightly powder lips

3) Line lips with sharpened pencil, start with the peaks and the middle of your bottom lip then connect the line

Top Posts of 2015

Time for your close up Katelyn Malayko; Western Canada Fashion Week; Royals Management; Underwater shoot with Jenna Martin; Debra Kelly's paper dresses

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2015

2015 was an amazing year for us at OMD4 Makeup & FX.  From feature films to underwater photoshoots to meeting our RMEA family, it was a steady year of awesomeness.  Here we are taking a moment to look back at the five most visited blog posts of 2015.

#1 - Time for Your Close Up - High Definition Makeup

         Originally posted in April 2014 (and reposted Jan 2016), this post discusses the benefits of using high definition makeup to achieve a cleaner more finished look that stands up even under the closest of close ups.

Time For Your Close-Up - High-def Makeup

Image: Danica Stonehouse, MUA: Olivia Morley, Model: Katelyn MalaykoTime for Your Close Up -
High-def Makeup

High definition or not high definition?  Some say there is no such thing as high-def makeup, while others say it's the best makeup out there.  I wanted to find out who carried HD Makeup and what is was all about.

What is HD makeup?

High-def cameras expose any crease, wrinkle or blemish; however, thick, unnatural pancake makeup is also obvious through an HD lens.

"To avoid the cakey texture of standard TV makeup, high-definition brands are more sheer, while still hiding uneven skin texture and other un-telegenic flaws", said makeup artist Joanna Schlipp.

How To - Copper Goddess for New Year's 2015

Image Courtesy of Pinstrest User Emily Lerner
Copper Goddess
New Year's Makeup Look

**Check out contest details following the steps

This makeup is sure to turn heads when you walk into the room this New Year's Eve with classic glamour lips and a modern-coloured bold eye.
Here is a step-by-step on how to create this smoking hot look.

The skin is a much easier canvas to work on when it's clean and hydrated.

Use a primer all over the face and eyelids.

Last-Minute Gift Ideas - Holiday Season 2015

Overload Their Desire for Makeup this Christmas 
Christmas 2015

Christmas morning is only four sleeps away.  Are you still looking for that little something extra to put under the tree or bring to the dreaded work party?  I am here to help and to celebrate a new job at Sephora, everything on my list can found at your local store or online at

I'm super excited about this one so here are a few of my favorite things (or so the song goes).

OMD4 Meet-N-Pose Edmonton 2015

Image: Angela Funk, Model: Emily Fowler, MUA: Daniella Rose
OMD4 Meet-N-Pose -
Day of the Dead
Edmonton 2015

Old Londonderry Cinema
November 1, 2015

OMD4 Meet-n-Pose (MNP) was back in action Sunday, November 1in Edmonton, AB. A late location change saw us back at the oldLondonderrymovie theatre (thank-you to Darin Wayne for the last-minute save). 

Meet-n-Pose is an event organized by OMD4 Makeup & FX and is an opportunity for photographers, models, makeup artists, hairstylists and designers to get together to build their portfolios and network  with others in the industry.

Taking a Creative Break: Makeup for Fun

Model: Dominique Huyghe; MUA: Olivia Marie
Photo: Renee Robyn Photography; Model: Dominique Huyghe; MUA: Olivia Marie

Taking a Creative Break: Makeup for Fun
September 2015

Sometimes I forget to do makeups for myself ... and I don't mean on myself.  I mean doing shoots and makeup concepts that truly let my creative juices flow.  I got the chance to do a few last month and they made me remember I need to do more shoots like these to keep my passion alive.

The first creative I worked on last month was with the beautifulDominique Huygheand the extremely talented