Summer is a great time to get creative with nail designs. Adding a bit of glitter of different colours will add a whole new dimension to your outfit. That’s why Dior has created a translucent grenadine-coloured topcoat that adds sheens of tie-dye colouring to your nails.
You can apply the topcoat to your bare nails or on top of a nail polish. We recommend pairing it with the Dior Vernisit-shades in ‘ sunwashed’ or ‘sunkissed’ both creating the perfect pair. We also love applying it to bare nails because it enhances the natural pink of the nail plus adding a wave of ultra-shiny, translucent colours.
Summer is just around the corner so get your bright colours out and have fun painting!
Dry shampoo is a must have when it comes to 2nd day hair or when you want to add more volume to the roots for styling and updos. One of our favourite’s is Batiste – the #1 selling dry shampoo in Canada- has quickly become a staple in our kits for clients or in our personal collection for us wherever we go.
Batiste recently partnered up with celebrity Hair and Makeup artist Paul Venoit (you may remember him from the Canadian shows such as Look–A–Like and Canada’s Next Top Model). Paul’s vibrant personality and years of experience, make him the perfect fit to act as a brand ambassador for Batiste—the fun and playful dry shampoo brand, hailing from the UK.
Batiste is a fun and playful dry shampoo brand, hailing from the UK. We love it because it gives you a break from washing and blow-drying your hair, which can cause breakage and fade professional colouring. The starch-based product with a no water-needed formula is suitable for every hair type and now has colored tones to match your hair. The dry shampoos come in normal (white), light, medium and dark shades. Just a quick spray on each side of your hair towards to roots will remove oils, leaving the hair clean and fresh.
Shake your can of Batiste vigorously, separate hair into sections and spray into roots in quick short sprays holding can 10-12 inches away from hair. Leave for a few moments and massage through. Brush out any excess. For extra texture and body don’t brush out!
The range of Batiste dry shampoos are endless and you really can’t go wrong with any. If you haven’t tried them yet, we really encourage that you do.
Batiste dry shampoo is available at drug stores like Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall and Walmart.
Essiehas just come out with a new Bridal collection that yes would be the perfect colours for your wedding but in our eyes, you cannot go wrong with any of these on a beautiful spring or summer day.
The Bridal collection offers bright and bold colours for a summer day, but also cool toned purples and citrus colours that can’t go wrong on a spring day like today! Our favorite colour for summer in this new collection would be Brides no Grooms, a bright pink and Hubby for Dessert, a sheer lilac perfect for any spring day.
Whether you are getting married or hitting the town for some floral little dresses for the upcoming season, you simply can’t go wrong with these nail colours – We promise!
Last week YouTube sensation Bethany Mota was in Toronto doing press for the YouTube fan fest. The Beauty Team’sHair and Makeup Artist Kristen provided personal beauty services to her during her stay so that she was camera ready at all times.
Over the past week, we’ve received many tweets from her fans asking us what was used to achieve Beth’s natural look. So we got the insider scoop from Kristen herself. Enjoy!
Dermalogica Multi Active Toner followed by Dermalogica Sheer Tint Moisturizer in Medium.
To add a natural glow and help make-up stay put she used Laura MercierRadiance primer.
Kristen applied MAKE UP FOR EVER HD in N125 and concealed under the eyes and spot coverage with Ben Nye Concealer – SK 100 Total cover wheel followed bySante Compact Powder #02.
On her cheeks a combination of Dior Blush in Rosy Glow and Benefit bronzing and highlighting duo was used.
Dior’s Eye Reviver palette was her choice for eye shadow and liner. Followed by the Dior Show Iconic Over curl Mascara and a few Individual lashes from Nigels (short black). Beth’s brows were slightly defined with Dior’sBrow Styler.
Beth’s lips were lined with MAC Spice liner and her own MAC Lipstick followed by Dior addict lip glow in coral for easy touchups throughout the day.
To finalize the look she set it all withMAKE UP FOR EVER Mist and Fix spray.
This year at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, we saw some beautiful looking people! From their dresses to makeup/hair, everyone looked incredible. Some of our beauty icons that night were JLo, Cara Delavigne, Shailene Woodley, Bella Thorne and many more!
The ladies made it apparent that Spring has sprung with subtle makeup looks. Showing off their luminous skin, soft eyes and hints of coral in their cheeks and lips.
Shailene Woodley vamped up her look with a rockin’ red lip and trendy side braid. The main focus of everyone’s definitely seemed to be long lashes! All four girls defined the lengths by adding false eye lashes with singles or full strips Get The Look:
– Bella Thornewas wearing a Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Colour Stick on her lips which was applied by Makeup artist Amy Oresman
–Shailene Woodley was wearing all Burt’s Bees skin care and makeup.
We loved seeing all of these fresh looks that inspire us for the warm weather ahead. Who was your favourite beauty look of the night?
By now you’ve probably heard someone talking about Micellar Water . The convenient cleansing water has quickly become the latest skincare trend in Canada.
First originating in Paris, France to help Parisians deal with the harsh water supply Micellar Water is a product suited for each and every skin type. The simple ingredients and hypoallergenic formulas make it a great option for hyper sensitive and acne prone skin.
The alcohol-free formula can be used to remove all traces makeup (even mascara) with a cotton pad…and it really does quite the job! Micelle molecules purify your skin by removing makeup, drawing out dirt and oil while gently cleansing the skin without stripping it of it’s natural oils. Although, if you’re quite oily your face might not feel thoroughly cleansed, if this is the case we recommend a quick wash with a gentle cleanser after removing makeup.
Lazy girls are in luck! These products are rinse-free making it a perfect for those late nights when you don’t have enough energy to go through your entire skin care regime but at least want to remove your makeup.
There are many options when it comes to purchasing Micellar Water. Bioderma has been an industry staple for years; showing up in Makeup Artist’s kits worldwide. We are also loving versions by Marcelle, Garnier and Simple skincare which are all available at your local drug store.
Will you be trading in your extensive skincare regime for this new trend?
Say goodbye to the days of worrying which primers suit your skin type and find exactly what you need with MAKE UP FOR EVERStep1 Skin Equalizers. Containing 10 primers for each and every skin type, texture and tone; this pro artistry product is the next generation of primers that will help to create a perfect canvas for your foundation.
“Like painters, who need a perfectly smooth, even-colored, and flawless canvas, makeup artists require even-toned and smooth skin for an optimal and professional makeup result.” – Dany Sanz, MAKE UP FOR EVER Founder and Creative Director.
The Perfecting Primers are divided into two skin-equalizing categories: texture and tone. Five of the primers are designed to help with texture-related issues like oil/shine, large pores and fine lines, dryness and redness while the other five are targeted to tone-related issues by giving a boost of radiance to specific skin tones. See our guideline below to help decide which Radiant Primer suits you best.
Radiant Primer Blue adds radiance to light skin.
Radiant Primer Pink adds radiance to light to medium skin.
Radiant Primer Yellow adds radiance to light to medium skin.
Radiant Primer Peach adds radiance to medium to tan skin.
Radiant Primer Caramel adds radiance to dark skin.
All of these lightweight primers are formulated with Hyaluronic Acid – to firm and hydrate, Vederine – to help skin look even and Actic Tensor 3D – to help smooth skin for longer lasting coverage.
Customize your primer to work with what you need for your skin type. If you need to even out redness and smooth skin, you would apply the texture redness corrector before applying the smoothing primer, for example.
MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Skin Equalizers are available at Sephora, Sephora.com and Make Up For Ever boutiques for CA$42.00 for (30ml)
Adored by celebrities like Jenny McCarthy and Paris Hilton, EYES by ToGoSpa aretherapeutic moisture packed collagen gel pads with Hylauronic Acid (to plump the skin), Vitamins C & E, and nutrients to nourish the delicate skin of the eye zone.
In just 15 minutes you can say goodbye to dry, tired and aging eyes and welcome a youthful revitalized appearance. EYESbring a spa like experience where ever you may be and as professional makeup artists, we love using these on our clients before applying makeup for a big event, photoshoot or appearance as a pre-photo pick me up.
EYES by ToGoSpa treatments contain No Parabens, NoDyes and are sold in 3 different packages:
Green tea rejuvenates, lifting and revitalizing you eyes for a youthful appearance.
Coconut replenishes, restoring and nourishing under eye skin.
Ice water refreshes, smoothing and brightening, de-puffing and hydrating in one 15-minute treatment.
For a little extra rejuvenation, chill EYES in the refrigerator before applying. The cooling is effective in combating puffy eyes, dark circles, bags, and general fatigue.
HOW TO USE:
Apply pads below eyes.
Leave on and relax for 15 – 20 minutes.
Remove & discard.
Feel great. Look great.
So party all night, stay out late and still look good and feel great! These under eye gels act as the perfect “Morning after mask” and will have your EYES looking refreshed after just one use!
While we’re all hard at work getting our beach bodies ready for summer it’s important to give our skin a little TLC too. The Dry Brushingtechnique is a quick, easy and effective way to smooth and renew your skin with many added health benefits – why wouldn’t you take 5 minutes out of your morning routine to do this?
Dry brushing is exactly how it sounds; Brushing your skin with a dry brush in a specific pattern. By doing this your skin instantly becomes a lot smoother and softer. Dry brushing also helps reduce cellulite, unclog pores are re-congests skin while also stimulating your lymphatic system which removes unwanted toxins from the body.
While working out is great for the body and mind unfortunately it can also lead to clogged pores on our body. Dry brushing also assists in clearing out dirt and oil caused by sweat. The technique helps to remove dead skin cells leaving room for new cells to form for a brighter and renewed appearance.
Dry brushing can be done at any time of day but we suggest doing it first thing in the morning to awaken your skin before you shower. Our current favourite is The Body Shop’s cactus brush which retails for CA$15.00.
How to use:
Start by brushing your feet and move in long circular motions towards your heart. Be sure to always brush inwards because lymphatic fluid flows through the body towards the heart.
Repeat this same process with your arms and then abdomen brushing each section in the circular motion about 10 times. Your back is an exception to the rules: start at the neck and brush down.
For first time “Dry brushers”, start lightly and build resistance to the brush. You want to awaken skin, not harm it! If it still feels a bit too rough, apply a bit of coconut oil to your skin to ease up the pressure.
Have you ever tried Dry brushing? We’d love to hear about your experience!
As Makeup Artist’s we know how important it is for an application to last all day long. Lucky for us MAKE UP FOR EVER re-launched one of their cult favourites, Mist & Fix. A universal setting spray that locks in makeup for 12+ hours.
If you’re on set for a long day of filming or working with an actress or bridal client it’s up to the professional to make sure the products will stay put throughout the day. This is why a great setting spray, like Mist & Fix is a must-have in professional Makeup kits.
As most of us know, Makeup sits best on a well hydrated canvas. Which is why we are loving Mist & Fix’s new formulation. The product contains an O2 skin complex which boosts oxygenation to the skin delivering a healthy and radiant glow which keeping it hydrated all day long which equals even longer lasting results. A quick spritz will also take away the look of any excess powder and leave a natural looking finish.
HOW TO USE:
After makeup application, spritz MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix within an arms length from your face (2-3 sprays usually covers the face). This universal setting spray will provide a sweat-proof, rub-resistant barrier that lasts all day long.
Spritz MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix on your eyeshadow or liner brush to intensify the colour and lock it in place.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix is dermatologist-tested, alcohol free and suited for every skin type. Available in a travel and full size at sephora retailing for: