Meet your Artist!! Aprille Lu: Calgary makeup artist: specializing in asian bridal, indian bridal, prom, special occasions, grad, photoshoot, editorial hair and makeup. mobile makeup artist in calgary

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Were you ever caught playing with your mama’s lipstick when you were a kid…… and having your mom give you the stink eye while scolding you for ruining her fave lipstick?  Yep, I’m guilty of it. I also remember wanting to grow up real fast so I could wear makeup like grown-ups. The desire to be a makeup artist started for me at a very young age.  I’ve always been a girlie girl.  I spent my childhood playing with my mom’s make up, and my teens giving friends makeovers.  As well I was getting in trouble from my dad for having tweezed my eyebrows too thin and for wearing makeup at 16! Most would vouch how I LOVE anything makeup. Fast forward into my early 20’s; I dabbled in business, went to college choosing the Nursing Health Care Field, while I secretly do mini makeovers to my 80-something retired senior residents at work.  They’d know I was working that shift when they see that all of my senior’s had their makeup on were sporting  hot red lipstick at breakfast!  I’ve always been passionate about all things “beauty”.  So, while working in health care has its moments, both rewarding and bad, I realized I needed to do more and to pursue my passion. So finally I  decided to go into beauty school, not just 1 beauty school but 2 beauty schools.  while gaining contact in the industry,  I also managed to freelance as a makeup artist after I was done school. I was able to really delve into some creative opportunities by doing test shoots with photographers, which in turn helped build my portfolio, eventually allowing me to practice my creative side. Doing freelance hair and makeup part time, I realized that bringing out the best in people by emphasizing their natural beauty was not only rewarding for me, but has a powerful effect on how people feel about themselves. I would like to eventually turn my childhood passion into a full time career. My goal is to bring you the latest in fashion, make up and all things that make us feel beautiful. I have the ability to bring out the best features in a person with a light touch of makeup and attention to detail. I love what I do more than anything and spend every day perfecting it.  In all honesty, it doesn’t always have to be pretty and, at times, it can be weird and wild looking – but it always has to translate into your canvas what you really want to achieve. Although YES my job is to make you look your best on the outside, its really what’s inside that counts and I believe that if we put an effort into good skin care, (hello SPF lotion)  and we smile a lot, we wont really need a lot of makeup.

 

           MY TRAINING TO DATE:

2014: JB Lash eyelash extension certificate
The Esthetic Institute Training Center: Calgary Alberta
http://www.estheticinstitute.ca/

2014: Modern Beauty SENSCIENCE UP-DO Class: Calgary Alberta
www.modernbeauty.ca

2014: CLOSE-UP: The Ultimate Beauty Workshop; Mac Cosmetics: Calgary Alberta
https://www.maccosmetics.com

2013: Advance Makeup Artistry Diploma Program: Calgary Alberta
NUMA International Institute of Makeup and Design
www.niimd.com

2013: Hair Design: Calgary, Alberta
NUMA International Institute of Makeup and Design
www.niimd.com

2011: Makeup Artistry Diploma Marvel college: Calgary Alberta
www.mccollege.ca

 

I continue to further my education on a constant basis & am ALWAYS taking courses that is offered within Calgary and Vancouver that will help me grow as an artist. I strive to be the best makeup artist in Calgary, and one of the top makeup artist. I am  based in Calgary and I’m mobile and currently service Calgary Alberta and area as well as willing to travel out of town to Bragg Creek, Cochrane, Priddis, Banff, Kananaskis, Canmore, Lake Louise, Waterton