Nail Art: Feature Artist – Ivy Lam  

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Lacquer Boudoir: Feature Artist - Ivy Lam

My little sister, Ivy Lam (www.ivylammakeup.com), is a professional make-up artist from Toronto, Canada. She has just send me a photo of a nail set she is working on for an upcoming fashion photoshoot, the nails are just too brilliant not to share! I thought of just posting her photo, but wait, she has done some amazing manicures so I've decided to dedicate this blog post to her amazing and inspiring work.

Ivy is amazing at what she does, I'm not just saying this because she's my sister. Her client list includes Valentino, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior, up and coming Canadian designer Lucian Matis, celebrities like Ellen Page, Steve Coogan, Leighton Meester and Canada's Next Top Model, just to name a few.

I remember there was one time when Ivy and I were getting mini-makeovers at Cargo Cosmetics by co-founder Barbara Alexander at Eaton Centre. Think it was around 1996,  I remember Ivy saying to Barbara, "I want to be a make-up artist." Years later, she went on to study Image Arts/New Media at Ryerson University but was not aspired to stay in the new media industry. She decided to follow her dream and became a make-up and hair artist.

This was the photo she sent to me. She didn't give me a list of varnish she has used. Black matte based with shiny French tips, embellished with silver metal studs and chains.

Lacquer Boudoir: Feature Artist - Ivy Lam

Below are some of her make-up and manicure work:

Lacquer Boudoir: Feature Artist - Ivy Lam

Lacquer Boudoir: Feature Artist - Ivy Lam

Lacquer Boudoir: Feature Artist - Ivy Lam

Lacquer Boudoir: Feature Artist - Ivy Lam

The below manicure was inspired by Christian Louboutin's signature shoe design with the red sole shoes. The back side of the nail is painted red, top with a shiny black. It's a shame that you can't see clearly from the magazine photo.

Lacquer Boudoir: Feature Artist - Ivy Lam

Yes, I'm a very proud sister. Ivy, you are amazing! x

What do you think of her work? What do you think of this new feature? Who would you like to see feature on here? What did you want to be when you grow up?


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Your sister is awesome! I'm also a makeup artist and will be going to Ryerson for my graduate studies. I got out of the business for a while, but while I'm doing my undergrad, I'm trying to get a portfolio back together so I can find work when I get to Toronto. It really seems like things are hoppin' in that city! I'll have to remember to look Ivy up when I get there!

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