Current Specials & Promotions!

bday-promoTreat yourself! Save $10 on a makeup application during your birthday month! In-studio & mobile services. ID will be required at appointment to obtain discount.

goldie-luxBridal beauty professionals Makeup by Melissa Lux and Stay Gold Studio Salon have teamed up to bring brides the Goldie-Lux special! Book us as your bridal beauty team and receive a $25 gift certificate from each of us to use on future services! Book your wedding date today, limited appointments available! *gift certificates cannot be used towards bridal services. 

winter-bride-promoAre you or someone you know getting married during the winter months November through April? Save 15% on your entire bridal parties makeup services when you book with Makeup by Melissa Lux! Signed contract and 50% deposit required to book. Limited dates available.

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Now Booking: Valentines Day Weekend

 
Valentines Day is only a month away! Whether you’re going out for date night or getting together for wine & Netflix with the girls, look your best with a flawless face by Melissa Lux. Now booking for Friday the 12th, Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th. Limited appointments are available for all dates so secure your spot soon! In addition to the airbrush formula, traditional and vegan options are also available along with a variety of lash styles. Prices will be rising as of February 1, 2016 so this is your last chance to lock in the current rate! A 50% deposit is required to book your appointment. 

January-April 2016 Bridal Promotion 

 
Congratulations on your up-coming wedding! Are you getting married in Windsor/Essex County during the months of January through April 2016? Save 10% on your bridal makeup package when you book with Lux Makeup Artistry.

All bridal makeup packages include:

-an in-studio trial appointment prior to the wedding date 

-your flawless, camera-ready application on the wedding date

-on-site services on the day-of within Windsor/Essex County

-a touch up kit containing Q-tips, blotting paper, a small jar of powder, a double-mirrored compact and your lip colour & wand applicator 

-your choice of airbrush or natural/vegan makeup formulas and choice of lashes for both applications

The Fine Print
Bridesmaids and Moms are also qualified for the 10% discount. To book a signed contract and 50% deposit of the total bill is required. Only weddings taking place within the months of January through April 2016 in Windsor/EC are eligible to save. Please contact me via the FAQ page for availability and booking. 

2015 Holiday Specials

Lux Makeup Artistry’s Holiday Specials valid November 25th, 2015 thru December 31, 2015.

·Save $5 on all Airbrush Makeup Applications from November 25th to December 31, 2015

·Buy a $50 Gift Certificate and receive $65 of services (GC valid until December 31, 2016)

·Book your 2016 Wedding Date before December 31, 2015 and receive your Engagement Photoshoot makeup application 50% off!

·Want to add some sparkle to your Holiday look? Request Eye Kandy cosmetic glitter and dazzle all night. Safe for use around the eyes and lips and available in 6 festive shades including silver, gold, and bronze.

As always, multiple styles of fake lashes are available at no extra charge as well as professional-quality vegan, natural and cruelty-free product alternatives for eco-friendly beauty. Book your appointment today, limited space is available!

Bride-to-be Melissa’s Engagement Session

As one of our Bride-to-be’s, I’ve gotten to know Melissa quite well while working with her over the past few months, and she’s turned out to be an amazing client. When she booked me for her engagement photoshoot back in May and mentioned that her photographer is Vicki Bartel Photography I instantly knew that this was going to be one of my favorite collaborations. Vicki’s photography style is light, airy, romantic, and oh-so-dreamy. Check out the entire engagement session on her blog here.

Makeup: Melissa Lux of Lux Makeup Artistry
Hair: Melanie B.
Flower Crown: The Flower Shop at Thiessen’s

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MelGmelissagengagementMakeup Products Used
Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector in T-zone, Temptu S/B Primer on the rest of the face
Temptu S/B colour correction & concealer under eyes
RCMA S-5 to contour, YH-1 to highlight
Graftobian HD Creme Blush in Vienna Rose
Temptu S/B Airbrush makeup in #6
RCMA No Colour Powder
Urban Decay Cosmetics Eye Primer Potion
Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked 1 palette: Half-Baked Eye Shadow on lid
Viseart Neutral Matte palette for brows & eye shadow
Makeup Forever Professional Aqua Eyes Gel Eyeliner
Urban Decay Cosmetics 24/7 Glide Waterproof Eyeliner in Perversion
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Waterproof Mascara
NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Paulo
Urban Decay Cosmetics All-Nighter setting spray

Vegan, Cruelty-Free and Toxin-Free Beauty at Lux Makeup Artistry

At Lux Makeup Artistry we care about our animal friends and the long-term health effects of chemicals in beauty products, which is why we carry a wide variety of professional-quality Vegan, Cruelty-Free and Toxin-Free products and tools. Whether you have sensitive skin or a love for furry friends, take comfort in knowing you can achieve the look you desire without damaging your moral compass…or health! 

Organic/Vegan/Cruelty-Free/Toxin-Free brands we carry:

  • RCMA Makeup
  • Inglot Cosmetics
  • Ardell
  • Urban Decay
  • NYX Cosmetics 
  • Anastasia of Beverly Hills
  • Ben Nye
  • Charlotte Tilbury 
  • Kett Cosmetics
  • Cover FX
  • Kryolan Professional Makeup
  • Milani Cosmetics
  • LUSH
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics 
  • Too Faced Cosmetics
  • Burt’s Bees
  • Tarte 

With our vast selection of “clean” beauty products, a full face of flawless makeup using only completely friendly products and tools is easily achievable! 

Why is Toxin-Free beauty important?

Even the most minimalist of women slather themselves in hundreds–if not thousands–of chemicals daily. Beauty products, from your bathing toiletries to your face wash, deodorant, lotions and makeup, all contain various amounts of both active and filler chemicals that cause real health hazards such as hormone imbalance, premature peuberty and menopause, fertility issues and even various forms of cancer. 

If you’d like to learn more about “clean beauty” and how you can make the conversion, feel free to contact me or leave a comment below! Similarly, if you know of any great natural/cruelty free brands you think I should about please feel free to let me know in the comments! 

xx Peace Love and Lipgloss. 

Important Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Makeup Artist for Your Wedding

 

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Ahh, weddings. As girls we dream about our special day for years…the dress, the man. But when wedding planning becomes a reality, so to does the ever-tightening Wedding Budget. As your bank account drains and the DIY list becomes larger, cutting corners seems like an obvious way to save some cash here and there, but there are some things you just can’t go without, or cheap-out on. Hiring a Professional Makeup Artist may not be something everyone thinks of when searching for wedding vendors, but below I’ve listed some important reasons why a good Makeup Artist is just as important as a good photographer for your wedding.

Glowing, Beautiful Skin

A Professional Makeup Artist will be able to analyze the current condition of your skin, and if needed, make suggestions to improve your skin so your makeup applies (and stays!) flawless for the special day. This is done during a preview or trial session which is usually held 4-8weeks prior to your wedding date, and allows you to meet your artist, discuss the details of your wedding, design a skin care regimen and of course, try out your custom bridal look! Most Bridal Makeup Artists offer preview sessions, as this not only gives you peace of mind knowing you’ll love your makeup, but it helps us prepare and flow smoothly on the day-of.

Knowledge is Power

Sure, most of us do a decent job on our everyday makeup, but makeup for photography is SO different, and only a Professional Makeup Artist knows exactly what will work, and what just won’t cut it. A Pro Makeup Artist will know how to enhance your best features–while down-playing the others, has studied colour-theory and techniques to ensure you look fantastic, and is equipped with the right products and tools to guarantee it stays in place all day long. Bridal makeup has to stay perfect for 12+ hours, do you really want to put that in the hands (and makeup bag) of the girl down-the-road?

Camera-Ready

Did you know that SPF causes a white flashback in photography? A Professional Makeup Artist has extensive knowledge of products, their ingredients and how they interact with each other, the elements and the medias. A Professional Makeup Artist has a kit stocked full of professional, camera-friendly products that look beautiful in person as well as HD photos. You will be properly colour matched and blended so that your entire body is the same shade in photos. Not only does this make you look perfectly polished, the photographer’s life will be much easier not having to match your face and neck in editing!

You’re the Bride!

Now that we’ve covered the technical stuff, let’s not forget one major fact….YOU’RE THE BRIDE! All eyes are going to be on you, whether your wedding is intimate or an extravaganza. Thousands of photos will be taken of you that day, and you want to look flawless from “I do” to last call. You’ve spent a pretty penny on your dress, photographer, venue…why skimp on your face? In this industry like many others you get what you pay for, I can’t stress this enough. If you’re comfortable letting a cosmetology student without much experience or a kit do your makeup, then please be comfortable looking like a cosmetology student did your makeup. Experience, knowledge and the performance of high-quality products cannot be faked, and in the end, the extra bit of cash you saved on your MUA aren’t worth the smudged mascara and sub-par wedding photos.

Perfect Party

While of course all of the attention will be on you, the blushing bride, you still want your bridesmaids to look polished for pictures. During your Bridal Preview session, you and your Makeup Artist will also discuss details regarding your bridal party and design a look that will cater to each girl’s unique style, yet create a complimentary overall look for the entire party. The women you ask to stand beside you on your special day are a reflection of yourself, so you want them to look great too, right?!

Peace of Mind

Probably the biggest luxury and benefit from hiring a professional makeup artist is the peace of mind they give you! This is your special day, so sit back and let the professionals pamper you while the MOH takes care of the flowers! If you hire a mobile makeup artist like myself, you get to enjoy the convenience of the artist coming to you–no travel time and shuffling around to worry about. A Professional Makeup Artist will work with you to create a timeline that fits your day, create a fun and relaxing environment, and leave you glammed up and feeling great! With all of the emotions you’re going to be feeling that day, why worry about whether or not your eyeliner is too thick on one side? Leave it to a pro!

IMG_4872Book a preview to design and try out your Bridal Hair and Makeup today!