BACKYARD BUILDS: Hear from the Onset Makeup Artists!

Get insider info from our hair and makeup artists on the set of HGTV’s Backyard Builds and learn top tips for looking flawless on screen!

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We asked The Beauty Team artists, Justine and Natasha, a few questions about their experience working on the set of Backyard Builds:

  1. You used FACE Atelier products on Sarah and Brian. Which were your favourites?

J: My favourite FACE Atelier products had to be the FACE Atelier Ultra Pressed Powder for Brian and FACE Atelier Jolie Lipstick for Sarah—she loves a pop of colour!

N: Other than FACE Atelier, Pro Long Wear Concealer from MAC was great for under their eyes or on any problem spots.

  1. How did you control shine on long shoot days?

face_atelier_ultra_matteJ: The trick to controlling shine was to prime with FACE Atelier Ultra Matte, use the FACE Atelier Ultra Pressed Powder then follow with one more layer of FACE Atelier Ultra Matte.

N: Blotting papers by Elf and Make up Forever HD loose powder were key for controlling shine. On long days we would even clean the face and start fresh!

3. What were your set bag essentials?

J: My set bag essentials were the FACE Atelier Ultra pressed powder, FACE Atelier Jolie Lipstick, and two bottles of water with straws to keep the talent hydrated!

N: For me, Make up Forever HD translucent powder, lip balm, and make up setting spray!

  1. What was your favourite look on Sarah?

J: Sarah always looked her best with a bit of Colour Runway on the cheeks and FACE Atelier lipstick in Jolie on the lips!

N: For Sarah, less is more! Blush and a coral lip!

  1. What is a typical day as a makeup artist on set of Backyard Builds?

J: No two days were the same on Backyard Builds! I was always ready to climb a tree house ladder for touch ups.

N: A typical day on an outdoor set meant always being ready behind the scenes to fix flyaway hairs!

  1. What is your best tip for looking amazing on camera?

J: The best tip to looking good on camera is staying hydrated.

N: Blending your blush and contour is important but don’t be afraid to go a little heavier as the camera may not pick up the pigment!

Be sure to tune in for the premiere of Backyard Builds on April 6th at 10 p.m. and catch the work of The Beauty Team on the big screen!

xo The Beauty Team

 

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The making of Spirit Animals at NightShift WR !

The Beauty Team started off November with the opportunity to be a part of Kitchener’s second Night Shift 2014 event! The event is a nuit blanche-style festival of art, culture and nocturnal adventure!

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We had a lot of fun executing creative makeup looks on the models from Gemini. Special thanks to JVT Photography for beautifully capturing these photos.

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This particular look was spirit animal inspired, and I just put my own spin on it! I used a TON of feathers and applied them with lash glue. The rest of the face I mainly used the MAKE UP FOR EVER Flash palette to create the fur like makeup.

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Always set liquid or cream makeup with powder so you don’t get creasing or smudging!

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Makeup Artist, Krys (thebeautyteam.) also created some amazing spirit animal looks, with really defined contours and brows!

Night shift 2014 was such a fun evening bringing out our inner creativity with these Avant Guard looks! We hope to be a part of this fabulous annual event next year!

 

xo
Amanda
-Makeup Artist for The Beauty Team

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Sante Natural Cosmetics

The Beauty Team is excited to send some of our talented Makeup Artists out to work in pharmacies, natural/organic stores and events with a unique cosmetic brand such as Sante Naturkosmetik.

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The entire facial make-up line is developed and manufactured in Germany and meets the strict criteria for Certified Natural Cosmetics (according BDIH) with the exception of the Nail Polish. These purely plant sourced products offer palettes of pure colours derived from nature and are infused with Organic Jojoba and Chamomile.  They not only glide on like butter but they smell sweet and fresh. To tell you the truth the products smell better than some of our most favourite body butters or fragrances!

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Sante is geared towards (but not limited to) a young, fresh and trendy clientele and is great for sensitive skin.  The products are innovative and offered at an affordable price point (all priced under $30.00).

 Cosmetic companies are definitely recognizing that customer’s read ingredients and are very educated about what they put on their skin. We’re loving that this line offers some gluten-free and vegan options and that all of their products are not tested on animals. We will definitely be recommending this line to clients with sensitivities and specific ingredient requirements.

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We were lucky enough to sample a few products from this Natural Makeup line and look forward to sharing our reviews with our readers in the next few weeks.

So far our favourite products from the line are the Pressed Powder because of its ability to melt into the skin, even out skintone and add a healthy glow. Truthfully, what got us was the fresh scent. Who knew a natural product could smell so good!? We are also loving Sante Lipsticks  which have great opacity, moisturize, protect and are available in a wide array of 24 shades.

 Over all these made in Germany products are good quality and high in pigment. We do believe their range of colour is good, but would like to see a few more brighter shades as they attract the eye and always look great on the skin.

This line already has a big following especially by customers that are aware of healthy cosmetic ingredients and we applaud and appreciate them for that!

You can view and read more about Sante’s products at http://www.sante-usa.com

 Products can be purchased online or at most local natural and organic stores and pharmacies.

Keep an eye our for The Beauty Team demoing these natural products at select locations in the GTA this September!

Thanks for having us onboard Sante!

♥ Victoria & Jenna

Co-founders and Key Makeup Artists of 

The Beauty Team

 

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On Set with Rent Frock Repeat

A few months ago The Beauty Team  teamed up with Rent Frock Repeat to work on their Summer look book. We instantly fell in love with this Canadian business. What a brilliant idea, giving ladies access to designer gowns that they can rent at a fraction of the price. I mean, how many times have you purchased a new dress for an event and then left it to sit in your closet and never be worn again!?

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Lisa Delorme and Kristy Wieber, the ladies behind RfR believe “style is more then just investing. It’s about experimenting, trying new looks and having fun. It’s time to say goodbye to having lots of clothes but nothing to wear, and hello to always having the perfect frock for all of life’s special occasions”

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If you’re indecisive, not to worry RfR offers over the phone and in studio consultations to ensure you end up with the perfect frock.

The process is quite simple. Register online at: www.rentfrockrepeat.com, fill out your profile (including sizes, favourite designers and colours). Then browse your favourite frocks, pick your size (and backup size) and select the date you would like your dress to arrive. Lastly,  simply click rent to complete your transaction.

Upon your return date simply put both dresses back (no need to dry clean, they even take care of this!) in the prepaid envelope and drop it off at your nearest post office.

From now until late August, RfR has partnered with The Beauty Team for our seasonal Beauty Bonus. Get $25 off your first rental. Also, if you mention RfR when inquiring for any Beauty Service (excluding retail) through The Beauty Team we are offering 20% off bookings from now until August 23rd.

Enjoy!

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Photo by: Magdalena M 

Makeup: Victoria Fedosoff (Key Makeup Artist, The Beauty Team)

Hair: Beni (for The Beauty Team)

Dress: Retail: $600 Rent for $130 ERIN by Erin Fetherston

Here are a few behind the scenes shots of The Beauty Team. A Special Thanks to our artists; Maggie, Jainna, Beni, Marijke and Justine for helping to make this shoot such a success!

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Victoria

Co-Founder and Key Makeup Artist of 

The Beauty Team

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Redness Relief Alert!

So it’s summer and we all are guilty of some slight sun burn, I’m sure. I have a solution that will soothe the skin, take down your redness and actually hydrate. Who knew a powder would actually work as an after-sun aid? I first used this magic powder on set for Deck Wars for HGTV Canada. I always tell people the funny story about how the host of the show didn’t understand why his makeup wasn’t coming off his nose at the end of the night after a long season of filming. I remember Paul saying to me “Jenna, I wash my face and my nose doesn’t have it’s usual redness, why is this?” I laughed because it wasn’t that his makeup wasn’t coming off with his regular cleanser, it was because the product was actually helping to heal his rosacea . He wanted the name of it and needed to know where he could get it. I love when even the most masculine men get hooked on what’s in my beauty kit!

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This powder acts as a therapeutic anti-inflammatory to take down redness and/or puffiness caused by acne, rosacea or sunburn for example. This unique formulation neutralizes surface redness and soothes skin with ingredients including honeysuckle, zinc oxide, licorice and caffeine. Ideal for even the most sensitive skin, and after advanced chemical and microderm treatments.

Benefits

Surface redness is visibly reduced on the spot, while ingredients like lonicera japoninca extract (honey suckle), zinc oxide and caffeine help soothe Rosacea skin conditions or redness from overexposure to sun and wind. Formulated with glominerals’ exclusive blend of antioxidants, including vitamins A, C, E and green tea, it provides nutrients that are vital to maintaining skin’s healthy radiance.

Directions

  • Wear alone, under or over foundation and re-apply throughout the day as needed.
  • Beneficial for patients after chemical and microderm treatments or to aid sun or wind burn.

You can gain access to Redness Relief Powder retailing for $38 at The Beauty Team Boutique

Jenna

Co-Founder and Key Makeup Artist of

The Beauty Team

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Bridal style notes w/ Smartbride – Creating the perfect Black and White outfit for your reception.

A few months ago I worked on a photo shoot with Smartbride and Dave Cox Pictures inspiring 4 chic Wedding Reception styles using rented dresses from Rent frock Repeat .

Switching up the look for the evening is a growing trend amongst many Brides to be. Opting to rent your second dress is a perfect way to achieve your desired look while staying on budget!

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Visit Smartbride Boutique’s Blog and get inspired to create the perfect Black and White Look for your Wedding Reception.

Love this Jay Godfrey dress?  It can be yours for a night for only $85.00 by visiting Rent Frock Repeat.

Stay Tuned for more Bridal style (and beauty) tips coming soon.

 ♥ Victoria

Key Artist of The Beauty Team

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Summer Beauty – Remark Magazine

The latest Beauty story published in the July / August issue of Remark Magazine

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Model: Clhoe (Plutino)

Photographer: Sam Assam

Makeup: Victoria Fedosoff

Victoria

Co-founder and Key Makeup Artist of The Beauty Team

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Before and After: Joanne

Joanne:

Age: 32

Occupation:  Television host

Working in the media as a Television Host, Joanne is constantly on the go. She needed a look that is classic, on trend and easy to achieve on her own.

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Makeup:

Joanne has great blue eyes, loves to play them up and isn’t scared of a little makeup.  First things first, to ensure her look would last from day to night, I primed her eyes with Urban Decay’s primer potion followed by cool tones of eyeshadow from Stila’s “In the Know” palette which coordinated perfectly with her outfits. I wanted  to draw extra attention to the eyes and  did so by lining them (inside and out) with a black waterproof liner by Dior.

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I evened out her skin using FACE ateliers ultra foundation in Ivory and highlighted key area’s including under eyes, bridge of nose, centre of her chin using  Dior’s skin flash radiance booster pen in Roseglow

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To tie the look together I applied  Nars multiple in Riviera, a true pink cream blush to her cheeks which gave her a youthful and luminous glow.

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Lastly, to pair with her outgoing personality and girly style I applied a custom blend of a pink Revlon shade (color unknown as it came in a palette) followed by a Raspberry gloss, Penny Arcade by NARS.

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Hair:

With her gorgeous long hair and it only felt right to give Joanne some big loose waves. To achieve this look Evita sectioned the hair into four parts and wrapped it around a 2 inch curling iron. She sprayed the hair with a bit of Icon – DONE finishing spray and let it sit for about 10 minutes.  After everything was set  she ran a Large Paddle brush over the curls to make it loose and wavy. She then applied a dime size of styling paste to give the curls a bit of definition and added shine.

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 The Beauty Team

Makeup: Victoria Fedosoff

Hair: Evita

Styling: Styled Silhouettes

Photos: Julia Park

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Before and After : Featuring Tia

Tia

Age:  44

Occupation: Regional Sales Manager

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Makeup:

I had done Tia’s makeup years ago when I was working for Dior as a freelance artist so I was delighted to get the oportunity to work on her pretty face once again. As I became reacquainted with Tia’s gorgeous features I realized how outstanding her cheekbones were and  couldn’t wait to get the perfect blush and bronzer on them to sculpt and define them further. I used a Glominerals blush in ‘Rosebud’ on Tia’s cheeks and it worked so well with the  spring jacket she sported for one of the takes. The bronzer I used was The Balm’s ‘Bahama Mama’ which creates the most matte and natural looking contoured cheekbone affect.

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The Balm - Bahama Mama

For her base I used the ever-trusted Dior ‘Forever’ foundation – I love it for the way it glides on the skin and looks flawless and matte for photos.

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I was sure to use Dior’s eyeshadow palette in ‘Sunset Cafe’ that really worked with Tia’s eyes and was also a colour that translated easily for an every day look while on the go (with it’s 5 colours and amazing warm tones) .

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While Tia’s eyes have green in them, it only seemed right to use a lip colour like Nars ‘Niagara’ because it not only complimented her eyes but it was a colour she could wear to brighten her entire look if nothing else.

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Hair:

Tia’s hair was a little frizzy and unruly.  Rebecca used a smoothing agent and a large round brush to smooth the hair from root to end. To amplify her existing body, she rolled and set the hair using duck bill clips and let it sit while she had her makeup applied (20mins). She then misted it with a medium hold hair spray, let that dry and took it down.

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For a more natural everyday finish she took a wide tooth comb and gently separated the curls. To add a bit of shine and finish off the look Rebecca used a bit of Moroccan oil on the ends to add a bit of shine.

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The Beauty Team

Makeup: Jenna Sardo

Hair: Rebecca

Styling: Styled Silhouettes

Photography by: Julia Park 

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Behind the scenes of our first Before and After shoot

Back in April, The Beauty Team paired up with Styled Sihouettes  and Julia Park Photography to shoot our first ever Before and After’s  before our official site launch.

A lot of our private clients are busy working women so we thought this would be a great way to showcase our team’s talents in a photo shoot situation (as oppose to getting them ready for an event and then ‘off they go’).  This also gives people an idea of what a little hair, makeup and a professional image consultant can do! Using our pro techniques and go-to products we helped to accentuate our model’s best features making them look polished and professional for the workplace and everyday life.

The latest addition to The Beauty Notes is our Before and After section. We will keep our readers up-to-date with our latest makeovers.

The Beauty Team working their magic behind the scenes.
The Beauty Team working their magic behind the scenes.
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Jenna & Shannon
Victoria perfecting Joanne's look
Victoria perfecting Joanne’s look
Jenna and Tia after the shoot
Jenna and Tia after the shoot
We had great feedback and so much fun on this shoot we are planning to make this a seasonal thing . Keep an eye out for details on how you can win a full Beauty Team makeover and be featured in our next shoot!

A huge thank you to our lovely models, Julia Park Photography, Amanda from Styled Silhouettes and of course our amazingly talented Beauty Team Hairstylists, Evita and Rebecca.

♥ Victoria 

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