local love: an afternoon of makeup with glam artistry

local love: an afternoon of makeup with glam artistry

this is the first of my series on local love. i hear so often from residents of edmonton that there is "nothing to do" and it truly blows my mind. if i had the time i know i could experience something new on the weekly in this city!

so my focus for this local love post is Gretzie Parth, the woman behind Gretzie Parth Makeup Artist. i luckily found this young lady through referral for my wedding day makeup. after getting a few trials done for my wedding, i was feeling really defeated with the process and sad that i may not feel my best on one of the most important days of my life, then came Gretzie. after my trial, only 5 weeks before my wedding, i shed tears of happiness; i finally felt beautiful with her makeup application. i knew she was the perfect person for my wedding day. gretzie and i became friendly and she told me about a joint partnership with aimee parker called Glam Artistry where two certified makeup artists teamed up to help their clients achieve a flawless makeup look at home, by themselves. i immediately was happy to say that i would attend and without question, was so happy that i did. here is a look into the three hour class that was held.

 left:  Gretzie Parth  right:  Aimee Parker  of  Glam Artistry    these two did over an hour demo with two models, showing their tips and tricks to achieve long lasting and a flawless makeup look. it's amazing that i've been wearing makeup for 15 years and truly did not know the purpose of a lot of it. there were actually a lot of things in my makeup bag that i spent enough money on and realized i did not need. 

left: Gretzie Parth right: Aimee Parker of Glam Artistry 

these two did over an hour demo with two models, showing their tips and tricks to achieve long lasting and a flawless makeup look. it's amazing that i've been wearing makeup for 15 years and truly did not know the purpose of a lot of it. there were actually a lot of things in my makeup bag that i spent enough money on and realized i did not need. 

 i can't give away all of their secrets, but one thing they shared that is the most important part of your makeup application what goes under your makeup. after all, it is our canvas. they started with the all natural  pura botanicals sweet face restorative daily moisturizer  then we spritzed our faces with the  pura botanicals botanical bloom essence toning and hydrating mist . the smells and refreshing feeling were enough to sell me with their product.  

i can't give away all of their secrets, but one thing they shared that is the most important part of your makeup application what goes under your makeup. after all, it is our canvas. they started with the all natural pura botanicals sweet face restorative daily moisturizer then we spritzed our faces with the pura botanicals botanical bloom essence toning and hydrating mist. the smells and refreshing feeling were enough to sell me with their product.  

 lucky for us, we received many products in our glam bag and this amazing  cargo palette  was one of them. all of the colours compliment every persons' skin tone and it came with a double ended application brush and black eyeliner. during the class we learned how to property apply and blend colours onto our lids. i have always struggled with my eye makeup application. i don't typically wear a lot on a the daily, but for those special events, knowing how to apply eyeshadow and liner in the correct way is a must.

lucky for us, we received many products in our glam bag and this amazing cargo palette was one of them. all of the colours compliment every persons' skin tone and it came with a double ended application brush and black eyeliner. during the class we learned how to property apply and blend colours onto our lids. i have always struggled with my eye makeup application. i don't typically wear a lot on a the daily, but for those special events, knowing how to apply eyeshadow and liner in the correct way is a must.

 another neat note: Gretzie has her own line of lashes;  G Class Lashes . there are different styles to achieve the look you desire. the amazing thing about these lashes is that they are made with mink hair and can be used up to 25 times. because they're made with mink hair, they are extremely full and do not require any mascara on them (which is why they last so long!) check them out at her online shop. 

another neat note: Gretzie has her own line of lashes; G Class Lashes. there are different styles to achieve the look you desire. the amazing thing about these lashes is that they are made with mink hair and can be used up to 25 times. because they're made with mink hair, they are extremely full and do not require any mascara on them (which is why they last so long!) check them out at her online shop. 

 my final look; what do you think?

my final look; what do you think?

my final review; if you are one, looking for something to do in the city, attend this class. even if you're not big into makeup, or do not think that you are, it's a fun way to experience something new with a friend on your weekend. two, the class was excellent and worth every penny. i took so much valuable information for my every day makeup. thanks so much to these ladies. 




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