SANTE Cosmetics Eyeshadow Trios

SANTE eyeshadow trio No. 1

The Beauty Team has been sending our Makeup Artist’s out for product demo’s with SANTE Cosmetics . I was told by one of our Artist’s that SANTE eyeshadows are pretty amazing, so of course I had to try them out myself. For this review I received the Rose eyeshadow trio No. 01 which I thought would be a great palette for bridal makeup; tis’ the season of course 😉

SANTE rose eyeshadow trio No. 1
In the past I have found many Natural makeup lines eyeshadows to be quite chalky.  In comparison, I was very impressed with the texture, blending ability and pigment of these shadows. Without even using a primer, the product stayed put for hours. I would however recommend a primer if you’re going for a bolder smokey look and want the pigments emphasized.
Victoria Fedosoff wearing SANTE rose trio no.1
Wearing SANTE rose trio No. 01 without primer.

All in all these shadows are great for those that prefer a natural approach to their products. They’re great for everyday use and would be a perfect starter kit for young teens starting to experiment with makeup.

100% natural and infused with organic jojoba and chamomile,  these trios are available in 6 complementary color palettes inspired by nature in shades that range from nude to glam.  They are Gluten-free and like all other SANTE products, not tested on animals.

SANTE eyeshadow trios retail for $20 (US) and are available online or at select natural health stores and pharmacies.


Co-founder and Key Makeup artist of

The Beauty Team

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Best Beauty from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards took place in Brooklyn, New York last night. I am sure we all observed a few extraordinary celebrity occurances at the awards.  From Gaga’s opener, to Miley’s raunchy (and inappropriate) performance, to JT stealing the show with his 20 minute medley – we were definitely left entertained to say the least. Also including the rumoured and highly anticipated *NSYNC reunion followed by Katy Perry closing the show under the Brooklyn Bridge with her new single “Roar”. Lastly, Taylor Swift was seemingly caught telling ex-boyfriend Harry Styles to “shut the f**k up” at the Awards.  Indeed, this year’s VMA’s was definitely one to make headlines. But, of course, despite all the uproar, we did see some beauty trends that were definitely noteworthy!

Here are our favourite Beauty looks from the red carpet.


Katy Perry let her natural beauty shine through with a sleek high pony, dewy skin. We are obsessed with her perfectly groomed brows that tie this look together.


Taylor played up on an old Hollywood glam look with a cherry lip and pinned up curls. We love how she portrays a sexy look and still keeps it classy.


Selena shows us a perfect example of how you can play up both eyes and lips without being over the top. She is right on trend with her cat eye and berry lip.  Also, her poise and confidence is definitely very admirable.


Lady Gaga actually had normal, voluminous hair for a few minutes last night! I don’t think she has ever rocked quite a normal hairdo! We loved her bouncy curls and perfectly contoured cheekbone when she was photographed after congratulating One Direction.


Talk about the most gorgeous bronze skin tone! Ciara’s skin glowed as she posed for the camera on the red carpet.  And it wasn’t just her face – the dress she wore gave us a good clue that her sunkiss glow naturally encompasses her entire body!

Want to know how to create these looks?

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Victoria & Jenna

Co-founders and Key Makeup Artists of 

The Beauty Team

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Sign up for Dior’s Backstage Makeover event: Sept 4-8

Have you ever wondered what its like to be a model back stage at a fashion show? Come out to Dior’s Backstage pro workshop and get the full (Dior) experience. Indulge in getting your nails, hair and makeup done by the professional Dior team!  This exclusive backstage event features Dior’s star products and provides every customer with backstage tips and tricks from top Dior Beauty Experts.


The event is 25 dollars, but don’t worry, it will be redeemable in Dior product. In pre-booking you will receive a special gift package.  You will also receive a beautiful engraved Dior bookmark as a token of appreciation for attending the workshop.  With a 3 product purchase at the workshop you will also be given a beautiful Dior makeup bag which includes a mirror and a one year subscription to Fashion Magazine as well as few other surprises!

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The sign up is easy. Simply email us at or tweet us at @_thebeautyteam to say you would like to sign up for Dior’s backstage pro event.  

1. Tell us the date and time you would like to attend (Sept4th-8th inclusive)

2. Tell us what store you would like to attend:

The Bay Queen Street – Toronto

The Bay Yorkdale

The Bay Scarborough Town Centre

The Bay Mississauga

The Bay Fairview

The Bay Limeridge

The Bay Ottawa – Rideau counter (10am-2pm Sept 7th only for this location)

3. We will send your request in to Dior and you are booked for a makeover session! 

Don’t miss out! We look forward to your email or tweet!


♥ Victoria & Jenna

Co-founders and Key Makeup Artists of 

The Beauty Team


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Dior’s blogger event

On August 19th we were invited to Dior’s blogger event in Toronto. Beauty Team Makeup Artist,  Justine Sly joined us and shares her experience and product reviews below. Enjoy!

I had the opportunity to attended Dior’s blogger event in Toronto and couldn’t have had a better time – not only did I get to learn some great tips from Anne Marie Van Meer, the education manager and Makeup Artist for Dior , I even got to have a little pampering myself with a Dior manicure!

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While receiving my Manicure, I learned about one of Dior’s best selling products and my new favourite nail polish: Nail Glow. This product strengthens and smooths the nail and makes the pink of your nail pinker and the white tip whiter giving you the most perfect and fresh French tip.


What I can not live without is Dior’s rosy glow blush. Rosy glow has fresh colour reveal: a technology that is intended to adjust to your colouring to develop a rosy radiance to match your skin tone. I love it because it works on every one! A staple to have in any Makeup Artist’s kit.

Blush tip : Add a little bit of your Dior rosy glow blush into the crease of your eye for that extra lift and pop of colour.

lip glow

Lip glow has the same effect by enhancing your natural lip colour. It is also extremely hydrating – it’s great for the gym or even a day at the office. For a more glammed up look try lip glow with the lip maximize which has collagen to make the lips plump and fuller.

These are just some of the many amazing products that Dior has to offer.

Stay tuned for more information on how you can sign up for Dior’s exclusive Backstage Pro Workshop’s happening at The Bay Sept 4th-8th, 2013. Customers will get to try Dior’s star products and learn some backstage tips and tricks from top Dior Beauty Experts.

We hope you can make it to one of the workshops and fall in love with these products as much as The Beauty Team has!

Christian Dior always said “Fashion’s finishing touch is fragrance”… What’s your favorite Dior  fragrance?

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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.


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!


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.


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

 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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2013 Teen Choice Awards – Best Beauty looks.

We loved seeing the Young Hollywood starlets emphasizing their best feature’s with such fresh-faced looks at this year’s Teen Choice Awards. Here are a few of our favourite Beauty looks from the Blue Carpet.


Teen Choice Awards host, Lucy Hale  definitely plays up on the “less is more” phrase.  We both agree that it’s what’s under her makeup that’s making this look really pop.

Get the look:

Skin: Preparation is everything. Get in the routine of proper cleansing and moisturizing. Also, don’t forget to exfoliate at least twice a week to slough off any dead skin cells and let your skin reveal it’s healthy glow.

To smooth the skin start by applying a primer (we like Laura Mercier). Apply a  tinted moisturizer for light and sheer coverage followed by a light dusting of loose powder. Finish the look with a spritz of  hydration mist. This will keep skin healthy and flawless all day/night long.

Hair: Start by parting hair with a tail comb (follow the arch point of your brow), take one inch sections of hair and wrap around a curling rod directing pieces away from your face. After curling set with a touchable spray such as Healthy Sexy hair spray – soy touchable.


 We’re loving Crystal Reed’s  voluminous blow out, bare face with a bolder brow and pop of color on the lips. A perfect pairing with this black and white patterned CH Carolina Herrera pant suit.

Get the look:

Brows: Try Dior’s Brow Styler in Universal Brown. Apply in light strokes and comb through to intensity.

Lips: Try NARS semi matte  in Jungle Red

Hair: For voluminous locks like Crystal’s, wash hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner, followed by a few drops of hair oil to protect, soften and boost shine.  Blow dry tresses and finish off by sprinkling Kevin Murphy Powder Puff Volumizing Powder  at the roots to create volume and texture. Remember less is more!


This girl can rock any look but we particularly loved Miley’s gorgeous contoured cheeks, bold eyes and soft peachy lip. As for her hair — it’s growing on us … we think 😉

Get the look:

Cheeks: For Miley’s matte contoured bronzer try Tarte’s Amazonian clay matte mineral bronzer with Glo Minerals angled blush brush. This dense angled brush will give you that sharp chiseled cheekbone look.

Eyeliner: Miley loves “tight lining” (a technique used under the lash line for a natural but defined look). This is best achieved with a soft pencil liner such as,  Mac’s ‘Engraved’ black eyeliner on the top and bottom lash line and slightly smoke it out with a smudge brush.

Lips: We suggest Mac’s ‘Naked’ lipliner with Chanel’s 114 PRÉCIEUSE lipstick for a soft finish.


Straight hair is making a comeback! Selena’s sleek hair was paired with a subtle cat eye and light pink lip which complimented her turquoise Neil Lane earrings and sexy green dress perfectly.

Get the look:

Eyes: For Selena’s dramatic eyes line the entire upper lash-line with a black creme liner such as Tarte’s Amazonian clay Waterproof liner in black

Skin: Warm up your face with a bronzer. Contouring your cheeks and temples for a little added definition. Try NARS bronzer in Laguna.

Lastly, we just had to add a link to Ashton Kutcher’s acceptance speech. If you haven’t seen it, click the link and take a few minutes to watch it. Very inspiring and not one to miss.

The Beauty Team loves analyzing these Starlit’s Beauty looks.

Tweet us at: @_thebeautyteam and tell us who had your favourite look!

We’re excited to see what next year’s Teen Choice Award’s has in store (beauty-wise that is).

 Victoria & Jenna

Co-founders and Key Makeup Artists of 

The Beauty Team

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Oily Skin Saviour – FACE Atelier’s Ultra Matte

After overhearing a few great reviews about FACE Atelier’s Ultra Matte I decided to try out what was (soon to be) a new staple in my Makeup Kit.

Ultra Matte is perfect for oily skinned clientele as it not only reduces shine but also preserves makeup for long lasting flawless results.  I love this product for HD television and commercial work because unlike powder, Ultra Matte won’t build-up and is undetecable by the most sophisticated HD technology.

This Matte mist is celeb approved. Kelly Clarkson was first introduced to FACE Atelier’s Ultra Matte while on tour and quoted ” it’s the first tour I’ve done without sweating my makeup off! “


Ultra Matte is the first ever silicone-based spray mattifier that allows you to banish shine before, during and after makeup application without dulling the skin. The revolutionary formula contains optical blurring ingredients that minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Sensitive clients can rest assured that Ultra Matte is Fragrance free – non comedogenic and 100% vegan.  Please be sure to ask if your client is allergic to silicone as this is the base ingredient in this product.

 To use: 

* Apply before makeup to a freshly face (after cleansing and moisturizing).

* Hold the bottle about 12 inches away from the face when spraying.

* Allow about 8-10 minutes to really see the full effect.

* For extremely oily skin (or areas) reapply once makeup is applied to set the look.

Ultra Matte retails for $40 (ca).

Available at select retail locations as well as online at FACE Atelier (if you’re a Makeup Artist don’t forget to sign up for The Preferred Pro Program ).


Key Makeup Artist and Co-Founder of

The Beauty Team

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Getting our glo on with Kate McCarthy

On July 30th we were honoured to meet such an inspirational Makeup Artist as Kate McCarthy  International Makeup Artist for Glominerals.

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We were grateful to get some time to talk with such a charismatic and multi-faceted artist with the same passion for the industry as Victoria and I have. Having done some work in LA and working with celebrities Kate discussed the ups and downs she faced when working in such a challenging environment. To hear how she got to where she is now is truly an inspiration.

We at The Beauty Team share the same excitement about glominerals as Kate having used the makeup at photoshoots, television gigs and even on bridal and corporate clients across SouthWestern Ontario.


Jenna being a Glo educator and Makeup Artist for Glominerals, the both of us owning a Beauty Team (where we preach about the brand to our team and to all of our clients), along with working in television and print, we were most excited to hear how Kate grew to love this prestige brand.  She began the workshop by telling the story of how she once visited a dermatologist who told her she needed to change her skin care routine due to some acne issues and was introduced to Glominerals. She was so obsessed with how amazing the product made her skin look that she wanted to figure out how to work for the company. She called the company multiple times and in her cute and quirky way said she actually slightly ‘bugged’ them until she got a job. She now trains women around the world on the benefits of glomineral makeup. Talk about an inspiration,  Kate is also the product developer for the brand!


We admire the way Kate presents herself and the product. With pride, flare and humour. She made the event fun and all the attendees who were staff at medical spas had nothing but amazing feedback about the training session.

Here is Kate doing a demo: half cat eye, half smokey eye:


Here is Kate’s demo of the ‘natural/no makeup look’

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Fun Facts:

A self proclaimed Cat lover,  Kate named one of Glominerals lip liners after her cat Delilah. 

One of her all time favourite brushes is the eye texture brush.

As fellow Makeup Artist’s we cannot stress how important it is to blend, blend blend! Kate agrees admitting to having over 8 eye blender brushes in her brush roll.

A great new tip; To keep eyeliner fully waterproof, set with Glo’s clear lip filler.

See more of Kate’s videos at:

To purchase Glominerals online visit:

 Jenna & Victoria

Founders and Key Makeup Artists of 

The Beauty Team

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