Wedding Wednesday – Makeup do’s and don’ts!

We all want to look our very best on our wedding day! Here are some tips on what we should do and avoid doing!

Delphine Manivet

Delphine Manivet

Delphine Manivet

  • Do drink plenty of water so your skin is well hydrated.
  • Don’t start excessive exercise the week of your weeding, you don’t want to have muscle pain or any injuries.
  • Don’t pick on your pimple(s) or blackheads, you don’t want to have any scars or scabs on the day of your wedding.
  • Do get a facial a week before the big day. Facials are amazing! Not only does it relax you, it eliminates dead skin cells and give you that glow you want.
  • Do use a good face cream and serum before putting on any makeup.
  • Don’t use harsh exfoliants in the morning of your wedding day, you don’t want to irritate your skin.
  • Do tweez or wax at least 2 to 3 days prior to the wedding. This will decrease your chances of having red, irritated and dry skin. This is also very important if you are removing any facial hair (brows, upper lip) because it will allow makeup to sit smoothly on your skin.

Elie Saab

Elie Saab

Elie Saab

  • Don’t go to the tanning salon the day before and risk yourself of a burn or better yet don’t start tanning and get too dark… you don’t want to lose your NATURAL beauty!
  • Do use a self tanners two days prior of the event! But make sure that you have exfoliated and hydrated your skin before and that you’ve at least tried it a few times so you know what the outcome is.
  • Do hydrate your skin by moisturizer it one hour prior to putting on your gown. This will allow time for the cream to sink in! Best result is to apply it right after a hot shower.
  • Do avoid dramatic changes to your hair color, cut and style. You want to look like yourself in your pictures and video. It is always best to do a bridal hair trial a few weeks before your big day.
  • Do avoid red wine, tea or caffeinated drinks a few days before the event so your teeth don’t get stained.
  • Do schedule a cleaning and/or bleaching of your teeth a few days before your wedding.
  • Do apply your fragrance before getting dress so you don’t risk staining your dress.




  • Do ask your makeup artist to give you a scraping of the lip stick color she is using for you; you can scrape it on the mirror of your powder compact.
  • Do use a waterproof mascara
  • Do exfoliate and moisturize your lips before putting on your lipstick
  • Do prepare a small makeup case; lip liner, lip stick, concealer, blush, powder, and bronzer for touch ups
  • Don’t try to use false lashes if you haven’t used it before! Try a few times before to see if you are comfortable having them on. A bridal makeup trial is best to try a few weeks before the big day.
  • Do consult your hair stylist on what you should do for your hair the night before; wash, blow dry, leave mousse or gel in…
  • Do get a good night sleep, you want to look well rested.


Christian Dior


Georges Chakra



Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Sylva K


They lived happily ever after… Diana & Ore’s Wedding!

Here’s a love story of one of my dearest bride’s Diana Perri on how she met her prince charming.

Diana and Ore met through a common friend. Ore always knew that beautiful Diana existed but never had the chance to meet her. Until January 2004, where they met at a friend’s small party. Sparks were flying right away and soon enough Diana and Ore  started dating.

On June 4, 2009, Ore proposed to Diana at the top of St-Josephs Oratory in front of montreal’s beautiful sunset.

“We would go there often in the summer just to chill and watch the sunset” – Diana told us 

Almost 7 years together, their love still continues to grow strong and on September 25 ,2010 Diana and Ore tied the knot.

Hair and Makeup by Sylva K & Team

Thank you Diana for making us a part of your beautiful day,

Sylva K


Eyeliner Elegance For The Bride On Her Wedding Day

Doing your own makeup on your wedding day? Here is a tip you should know before applying your eyeliner.

Liquid liner can look very harsh and pencil liner tend to smudge, I’m sure you’ve experienced it! In order to have that soft natural look try using a long lasting gel liner.

Again black may look to harsh against a white gown, so try a dark brown, charcoal or even purple for a soft look.

To use, dip a small angled brush into the pot, wipe against the side of the pot to remove excess. Hold the outer corner of your eye with one hand and apply in small motions, working outward as close to the lash line as possible.

I suggest not to start your line from the inner corner, it will make your eyes look smaller! Start half way, say from your iris! Unless, you have big round eyes, then I would say start from the inner corner.

Till next time,  

Sylva K

Wedding wednesday’s – Myth of the pearl

A white, beautiful and iridescent pearl at the neck can be a simple and lovely finishing touch. A gem once thought so precious that only members of the English Royal family could wear it.

There is a long tradition of fathers giving pearls to their daughter for her wedding gift. This tradition has been so long that it is recorded in the ancient sacred Hindu text, The Rig Veda.

According to this legend, there was a god called Krishna that jumped into the bottom of the sea and brought up the very first pearl to land and offered it to his daughter on her wedding day.

The Greeks called the pearl the “wedding gem” and believed that pearls would prevent for the newlywed bride from crying.

Other cultures think of the pearl representing innocence and purity.

All superstitions aside, today’s bride opt for the classic look and elegant shimmer of a pearl necklace, pearl earrings or beautiful head pieces simply because it’s beautiful!!

Till next time,

Sylva K

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Wedding Wednesday’s – Why The Fourth Finger?

Ever wonder why the fourth finger?

With the exception of a few cultures, the engagement and wedding ring are mostly universally placed on the fourth finger of your left hand.

There are a lot of explanantion on how this tradition started but most historians trace it back to the ancient Egyptians. The Egyptians beleived in “Vena Amoris”  (veine of love)  ran directly from the fourth finger to the heart.

Till next time,

Sylva K

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It’s A Tea Party At Sylva K Studio

For all the brides out there who don’t know what gift to get their Maid Of Honour and/or Brides Maids! Listen up!!! Here is an idea you CAN NOT pass on!!!

A couple of weeks ago, one of my brides came to me asking “What would be a great gift  idea to give her bridal party?” As I am brain storming she asks me if she can bring her girls to have their makeup done! Then it hit me!

A Surprise Bridal Beauty Tea Party . The brial party will have absolutely no idea about any of this, all they will receive is an invitation stating the date, time and place.

All this will come together with the help of  two amazing people;  Maddy from Maddy K weddings and Christina from Chrisitina Esteban photography

The invitations will be custom made by Maddy K Stationery & Favor Atelier

The girls will have a whole beauty day at Sylva K Studio. First, they will get their hair style by our talented hair stylist and then have their makeup done by yours truly :) 

Later on the girls will get a photo shoot session with Christina Esteban’s “Photo booth 

A very original concept of taking pictures, this is becoming so popular that Virgin Radio is using it for the Premier of “Sex And the City” here in Montreal!

The picture will print automatically- which is perfect!!! beacause beautiful photo albums will be given to the girls as gifts.

All this while enjoying Maddy K Food by Nicolina Servello  Beautiful desert table with delicious cupcakes, colourful  macaroons, cookies, candies, marshmallows as well as different flavours, colors and aroma of tea.

This is a great gift and an amazing experience to give your bridal party. Memories and pictures last forever!!!

Contact Sylva K for more information or to book an appointment.

Till next time,

Sylva K