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This article was published 10/1/2015 (1737 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Happy New Year, here's to a fabulously fashionable 2015.
As I look forward into 2015, I just know it's going to be a great year of sharing the latest trends, the hottest events in the Winnipeg fashion scene and new techniques and tips from the beauty pros with you.
I thought it would also be a wonderful idea to celebrate Winnipeg's many industry success stories.
That's how I want to start the new year, with a shout out for makeup maven and 2 Chicks and a Bag of Makeup owner Sarah Brooker.
Brooker's work has been featured in numerous magazines and blogs including It's Love, Weddingbells and Flare, and her brushes have graced the faces of Olympic gold medal-winning curler Jennifer Jones, singer Sierra Noble, fashion TV host Jeanne Beker and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
A well-known entity in the beauty industry for over 13 years, Brooker recently swept up the Manitoba/Saskatchewan regional awards for Best Bridal Makeup by an Artist and Business and Best Overall Makeup by an Artist and Business at the 2014 Canadian Bridal Industry Awards last month, ranking her fifth in the country.
"Winning the awards was an honour and I feel lucky to be a success in the wedding industry," said Brooker. "I love to do what I do and to make brides feel beautiful on their special day."
Over the years, Brooker has artfully worked her makeup magic on brides and bridesmaids at over 1,500 weddings — her unique service, bringing her mobile makeup business right to the bride's door rather than making the bride come to her.
To many that may seem like a lot of makeups, but add to that her work on local music videos, commercials and the Manitoba Amateur Body Building Association, to name a few, and you have one lady who defines what it is to be busy.
"You sacrifice a lot of weekends, long weekends and holiday time. My friends joke that my tombstone will read 'I can't, I have makeups in the morning," Brooker says with a laugh. "But when you love what you do, it doesn't feel like you are giving up anything, especially when you see the look on a bride's face when she looks in the mirror."
So what's her biggest trade secret for the bride-to-be to keep that freshly dolled-up face looking fabulous from that first glance in the mirror to the 'I Do' moment, to the reception?
"Always make sure you have blotting papers, lipstick to touch up and a Kleenex discreetly held with your bouquet, and remember — dab, dab, dab, don't wipe," advises Brooker.
For more information on the services 2 Chicks and a Bag of Makeup offers or for a booking visit www. 2chicksandabagofmakeup.com.
Got a suggestion for a future column or trend worth following? Email Connie Tamoto at connietamotofashion.com.