Makeup Mondays Vol. 13 – De-Stress your face

Stress, not only is it bad for your health but it also creates visible tension lines.

Follow these four masages to De-Stress your face.

1) Put your parlms on your temples and your fingers in your hair. Move your palm in curcular motion while letting your fingers massage your scalp

2) With your index and your thumb, pinch your eyebrows starting from the inner corner of your eye out towards your temples

3) Using your thumb and index fingers again, pinch your earlobes

4) Run your fingers through your hair and gently massage your scalp

Till next time,

Sylva K

Picture from: http://www.massagewilliamsburg.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Images/migraine-headache.jpg

Makeup Mondays Vol. 11 Healthy Hands and Fingers

They say the best way to guess someone’s age is to look at their hands. Most people don’t think of this but your hands and fingers are very important and should be maintained very well.

Keep your hand beautiful with gentle exfoliation and daily massages using special hydrating creams that nourishes and helps prevent wrinkles. The sun is your worst enemy, so don’t forget to apply protection on your hands as well as your fingernails.

Go for frequent manicures or just do it yourself at home.

If your hands are super dry, use a gentle hand mask, apply a thick layer on the skin and them put on a pair of cotton gloves.

If your nails are very week, use a straightening base coat and protective polish

If your nails are seriously damaged and  is peeling, try placing your hand in a bowl of warm almond oil for about 15 minutes.

If your hands are always cold, this means that your circulation is poor, raise your hands in the air and massage from the tips of your fingers down to your wrists.

Till next time,

Sylva K

Makeup Monday Vol. 10 – Skin Care Products

Hi Everybody,

Here is a quick guide to the TEXTURES of skin care products.

Serums

Serums are highly concentrated in active ingredients and quickly absorbed by your skin. For best results apply it before your mask. You can use serums all year round, they are the best cure fore fatigue skin.

Masks

Usually used at home,  it gives you a nice long relaxing break. Masks have powerful active ingredients.

Oils

Oils are best for making your skin look glossy and satiny.

Creams

Crams come in different textures and ingredients. It is most popular for hydration and anti aging treatments. Normally creams are very thick and rich in texture. Best used for the winter

Lotions

Lotions are more liquid than creams, best used for the summer. Lotions penetrate quickly into the skin. Ideally used for the body.

Gels

Gels are usually transparent and provide a cool sensation

Sprays

Always light and fresh and easy to use. Can reach difficult areas, such as your back.

Till next time,

Sylva K

Image from: http://www.skinenergizer.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/regeneval%20skin%20pic.jpgg

The Lunch Box- Photo Shoot with the lovely Christina Esteban

A couple of weeks a go I got a call from the beautiful and talented Christina Esteban regarding a photo shoot for the “Lunch Box ” Restaurant that soon will be opening in Concordia University. Not only was I scheduled to do makeup for the boys and girls but I was also asked if  I wanted to be one of the models. “Hhhhhmmmm!!!! Think! Think! This could be fun!?” so I excepted the challenge.

I always love working with Christina! She’s a breath of fresh air! Check out her site: http://www.christinaestebanphotography.com/

Till next time,

Sylva K

Makeup Monday’s Vol 9- Make Your Makeup Last

It’s your wedding day, the most important, exciting and memorable event of your life and of course! You want to look gorgeous all day long.

Here are 6 easy steps to keep your look fresh until the last guest has left the reception.

1)  Prep your face with primer

2) Follow with foundation

3) Top it off with an oil free powder

4) Swipe on blush/bronzer

5) Long wearing lipstick

6) and waterproof eye makeup (mascara and liner)

Till next time,

Sylva K


Makeup done by yours truly and photography by Christina Esteban http://www.christinaestebanphotography.com/

Beautiful Bridal Photo Shoot with Sylva K & Team

A lot was happening at Sylva K Studio on Monday March 22nd! We started bright and early at the studio, prepping for our exciting Bridal Photo Shoot. Here is some behind the scene pictures of our exciting day!!

We can’t wait to share the final pictures  with you, but first let us introduce you to the talented photographer who is behind all these beautiful pictures, Brian Huynh.

Brian Huynh is a up and coming photographer currently based in Montreal, Canada. He currently shoots fashion, glamour, people, fine art, events and things that make others happy.

Visit Brian’s Website at http://brianhuynh.art-majors.comback

Due to the beautiful wedding season being so close, we got inspired to do a bridal photo shoot. Our canvases were two beautiful models; Barbara and Laurence. Thank you girls,  you were amazing!!

For the girl’s looks, we gave Barbara, a sophisticated and classic bridal look, using neutral hues and bright red lip stick. Her hair was curled and waved, bobby pinned up with beautiful flowers underneath her up do.  Gorgeous!

For Laurence, we gave her a fun, fairy tale, almost “Alice in wonderland” bridal look! For makeup, I used a lot of bright colors, soft pink cheeks and bright pink for her lips. Her hair was waved and braided. Our gifted Hair Stylist made her a crown using Laurence’s hair. Yes!! She braided her hair into a crown!!! How original!

Enjoy the pictures! Let us know what you think?

I love what I do!!

Barbara, me and Laurence

Barbara (left) me & Laurence (right)

The Team :)

Brian & I

More pictures are posted on http://www.facebook.com/album.php?profile=1&id=1650540039#!/SylvaKMakeup?ref=ts

Stay tuned for our spring photo shoot!!! Pictures coming soon

Till next time,

Sylva K

Easter makeup


When I think of Easter/spring it makes me think of fresh pastel colors. Pinks, greens, blues, yellows and purples! Just like those little mini egg chocolates! YUM!!

You don’t have to go dramatic on your makeup; just apply the hue of your choice add a dark blue or dark purple liner. Curl your lashes and coat them with black mascara. Add a soft pink or coral blush and a nice soft lipstick and Voila!!!