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makeup quickie: vivid violets

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FACE
Eva Garden Perfect Skin foundation in 126
Smashbox Contour Palette
MAC Pro Conceal & Correct Palette in Medium
Smashbox blush in Passion
Smashbox Soft Lights in Prism

EYES
Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
MAC eyeshadow in Fig 1 (lid & lower lash line)
MAC eyeshadow in Stars & Rockets (inner corner of lid & inner corner of lower lash line)
TIGI matte black eyeshadow (to darken crease)
TIGI matte white eyeshadow (tear duct & brow bone)
TIGI Dark Brown and Black eyeshadow (in brows)
Lancôme Star mascara in Noir Midnight

LIPS
Eva Garden lipgloss in Peach
EnvyDerm Lip Plumping gloss in Lola

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makeup quickie: dipped in gold

FACE

Eva Garden Perfect Skin Foundation #126

beautyADDICTS Double Deception Concealer in #02

Smashbox Warm Apricot Blush

Smashbox Lens Soft Lights

EYES

MAC Reflects Antiqued Gold Pigment (lid)

Annabelle iTRANSFORMER with pigment

Smashbox eyeshadow in Roast (lower lashline)

Smashbox eyeshadow in Oyster (tear duct)

Maybelline Volum’Express The Colossal Mascara in Glam Black

Smashbox Brow Tech To Go in Brunette

LIPS

Eva Garden Lip Lacquer

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makeup quickie: how urban decay gave me the blues

To some, this eye makeup look may seem like it’s hard to achieve but in actuality it took about five minutes to do. One primer, three eyeshadows and the power of blending is all you need. 

{THE BREAKDOWN}

Urban Decay Primer Potion (Original Formula)

Urban Decay e/s in Deep End (15th Anniversary Palette) – lid & lower lashline

Urban Decay e/s in Blackout (15th Anniversary Palette) – outer corner & lower lashline

MAC e/s in Blanc Type – inner corner & brow bone

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Blended using MAC #217 & #224 brushes

Curl lashes, add mascara & VOILA!

A good ‘go-to’ technique when I’ve decided to hit the snooze button one too many times on a work day, that can be used with any colour palette.  What are some of your favourite makeup quickies?

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behind the scenes: davines WSC pre-show

As you saw in my last blog post, there was a Davines Woman competition/photoshoot that some of my colleagues submitted to in June. Yesterday was the big show for the Canadian top ten finalists and I was hard at work backstage lending my makeup prowess for the pre-show extravaganza. Working with the creative genius’ Melanie Bourne and Paul Taylor, their vision was edgy, sexy and oozing glamour. Avant-garde hair mixed with an old Hollywood femininity synergized with Dior and McQueen style makeup and the AMAZING styling talents of Rebecca Mezger. The models were just stunning and the team pulled together a fantastic, high-energy show that was a definite crowd-pleaser.

Naturally I was snapping shots backstage in my usual paparazzi mode, so here are a few of my favourites.

Paul Taylor does his final touches on a models hair

Dior inspired makeup

The hair. The clothes. The makeup. *sigh*

Rebecca Mezger does some wardrobe adjustments backstage

Oh so couture…

A McQueen inspired makeup look

This cage skirt screamed Lady Gaga – love it!

Models in waiting

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behind the scenes: davines woman shoot 2011

Okay, I know it’s been what seems like an epic hiatus from blogging.  Many apologies for my absence. The summer has brought on many blog posting obstacles such as an overwhelming amount of bridal work, teaching, general summer shenanigans and a phenomenal photoshoot for the Davines Woman competition.

It’s no secret how much I love and respect all my colleagues and am always finding inspiration in their craft. It’s always a pleasure to have the opportunity to collaborate with them on a photoshoot and construct makeup looks that synergize with the beautiful hair they create. I wanted to share with you some of my favourite “behind the scenes” photos that I snapped in between contributing my makeup expertise on set.

Mark E. in perfection mode.

Santo doing final touch ups on the lovely Katie.

Katie looking like a glowy goddess thanks to MAC Strobe Lotion.

Working my makeup magic on Sam.

Photographer Giuseppe Fuda guides Sam on striking a killer pose.

Katie getting cheeky.

Sam looking like a retro beauty.

And now for the final shots. I am so proud of these photos. The shoot was awesome and the energy was beyond fun.

Photographer: Giuseppe Fuda
Hair: Mark Ellerbeck (Aquilibrium Salon & Spa)
Makeup: Patty Kamarinos
Model: Sam

Photographer: Giuseppe Fuda
Cut: Santo Gradanti (Aquilibrium Salon & Spa)
Colour: Melissa Flaro (Aquilibrium Salon & Spa)
Makeup: Patty Kamarinos
Model: Katie

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stay put! – makeup setting sprays

Summer’s almost here and with it comes a good dose of humidity. For us makeup lovers and wearers, this means the struggle for long lasting makeup that can withstand all the moisture in the air and sweating that tends to make everything melt away throughout the day.

There are a few products on the market at the moment that are the perfect solution. More specifically, the notorious setting spray. I know that these have been around for quite some time now for makeup artists to use professionally, but older formulas had the reputation of being heavy and sticky which certainly didn’t go over well with the everyday lady. New formulas are now abundant, and bring a refreshing re-vamp to how they feel and wear over our makeup.

Here is a small compilation of some makeup setting sprays that I think are worth a try.

[MAC FIX +]

This water based toning mist is infused with vitamins and botanicals to hydrate and calm the skin. It makes for a very lovely gentle setting spray as well as a great addition to your skincare regimen.

Skin Type: ALL

$22.50 CDN

[MAKEUP FOR EVER MIST & FIX]

This spray mists a weightless and invisible film on the skin that protects makeup from environmental elements. This works great for everyday as well as photoshoots, allowing makeup to stay in place and spares you from constantly powdering.

Skin Type: ALL

$27 USD

[URBAN DECAY SETTING SPRAYS]

DE SLICK

Skin Type: OILY

This weightless formula is great for oily skin because of its ability to absorb excess sebum and control shine on the skin. Urban Decay’s unique Temperature Control Technology actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to hold everything in place. A simple misting of this over your makeup and it won’t budge all day.

$29 USD

DEW ME

Skin Type: DRY/COMBINATION

For those on the drier end of the spectrum, this spray moisturizes while it keeps makeup in place. The lightweight formula feels amazing on the skin and helps prevent makeup from settling into fine lines and powder from feeling cakey. It leaves your skin looking radiant, glowing and hydrated. This spray also contains the Temperature Control Technology like the De Slick, which lowers the temperature of your makeup for longevity.

$29 USD

ALL NIGHTER

Skin Type: ALL

Urban Decay collaborated with SKINDINÄVIA to make this brilliant setting spray that keeps your makeup on for 16 hours. Makeup withstands humidity and doesn’t dry you out in the colder weather – a good all around product for any occasion and skin type. This also incorporates UD’s patented Temperature Control Technology found in its trilogy of setting sprays.

$29 USD

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fotd: acid brights

FACE
  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Santa Fe
  • Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Sand
  • MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
  • MAC Impeccable Brow Pencil in Taupe
  • Eva Garden Precious Minerals Bronzer
EYES
  • BeneFit Stay Don’t Stray Primer
  • Sleek Makeup Acid Palette
    • Magenta – lid
    • Neon Pink – inner corner
    • Purple – outer corner
    • Black – to deepen the purple
    • Kelly Green – outer lower lashline
    • Neon Green – center lower lashline
    • Neon Yellow – lower tear duct
  • Marcelle Power Volume Mascara in Black
LIPS
  • MAC lip pencil in Magenta
  • Eva Garden Brilliant lipgloss

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fotd: lazy + simple

A FOTD I photographed a few weeks ago. This is before my major haircut. I SO don’t miss my longer hair.

 

FACE
  • Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 125
  • MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer in NW20
  • MAC Prep+ Prime Transparent Finishing Powder (t-zone)
  • MAC e/s in Wedge & Brun (brows)
  • MAC e/s in Peaches (blush)

EYES

  • MAC Painterly Paint Pot
  • MAC e/s in Blanc Type (lid)
  • MAC e/s in Brun (outer corner + lower lashline)
  • Maybelline Volum’Express One By One Mascara in Blackest Black
LIPS
  • MAC lipstick in Cherish

 

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fotd: i love turquoise

Golly! It’s been way too long between blog posts. My deepest apologies to all my subscribers and readers. This month has been full of transition in my life. I’ve been working a lot and organizing/preparing my home for the arrival of a new roommate. I will definitely be back on track posting more frequently now.

Hope you enjoy this FOTD!

xo

 

 

FACE
  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Santa Fe
  • MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer in NW20
  • MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
  • MAC e/s in Brun + Wedge (mixed to fill in brows)
  • Eva Garden Precious Minerals Bronzer
  • Smashbox Soft Lights Powder

 

EYES
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero
  • MAC e/s in Aquadisiac (lid + lower lashline)
  • Urban Decay e/s in Zero (crease)
  • Urban Decay e/s in Virgin (inner corner)
  • Rimmel Lash Accelerator mascara in Black
LIPS
  • B&BW Liplicious Cupcake gloss in Red Velvet

 

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fotd: tattle teal

I had the supreme pleasure of getting some fabulous beauty goodies from Marcelle Cosmetics to try out. I am very excited to play with their new lipsticks and liquid eyeliner pens that are in hues so perfect for the upcoming spring season. As you may have noticed, I love me some bright colours (on the eyes AND on the lips) so I thought I’d give myself a little spring flavour to get me geared for the upcoming balmy weather.

 

 

 

FACE
  • Revlon Photo Ready Foundation in 04 Nude
  • MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer in NW20
  • Benefit Powderflage Powder Concealer
  • MAC e/s in Brun + Wedge (mixed to fill in brows)
  • Eva Garden Precious Minerals Bronzer

 

EYES
  • MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study
  • MAC e/s in Blanc Type (lid)
  • MAC e/s in Velour (crease)
  • Marcelle Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Teal
  • Marcelle Lux Diamond Liquid Liner in Silver
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Blackest Black
LIPS
  • Marcelle Rouge Xpression lipstick in Paris Rose

 

Be sure to stay tuned for some of my future FOTD posts where I will feature some more of the new makeup that Marcelle has to offer.

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