Our favourite Valentine’s Day Beauty Products

Whether it’s Valentine’s or “Galentine’s”, our top products for the infamous holiday will make you fall in love!

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These lip crayons are a Valentine’s Day essential for many reasons. Coming in a range of romantic hues, there is no question why we would want to smack this on our lips for the big day. They are also peppermint scented, allowing you to embrace those up-close moments. With an extreme long-wear formula, you won’t have to worry whether they are kiss-proof. Feel free to test that out for us!

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer

v day 2Wearing your heart on your sleeve doesn’t mean you can’t hide spots and dark circles. That’s why we recommend NARS Soft Matte Concealer for a flawless complexion on your night out.

 

Unwind before or after a romantic night out with LUSH’s Valentine’s Bath Bombs.

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The Cupid Bath Bomb is sure to give your bath the holiday themed colour you are looking for. Calm pre-date jitters with bergamot oil and fresh raspberry juice.

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We also love LUSH’s Lover Lamp. Pamper your skin with this aphrodisiac-inspired cocoa butter and Brazilian orange oil bath bomb.

Makeup Forever’s Uplight Face Luminizer Gel

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We think Valentine’s Day is a day to shine. Illuminate with Makeup forever’s uplift. Apply it to cheekbones, collarbones, or anywhere you want a subtle shimmer. The gel formula ensures an irresistible glow that will last all night.

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Finish off your V-Day look with Dior’s Iconic Mascara. This wand is nothing less than magic as it gives limp lashes the volume they deserve. Swipe this on and they won’t forget that “your eyes are up here”.

 

Find love this year by treating yourself to these fabulous products!

xo The Beauty Team

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glo minerals Smoothing Salt Scrub

salt-scrub_largeWhat better way to relax this holiday season then bringing the spa to your home with one of our favourite products (and secrets to super soft skin), glo minerals smoothing salt scrub.

Made with dead sea salts and essential oils, this smoothing salt scrub can be used as a full body exfoliant as well as in the bath for ultimate relaxation.

The light (and not overpowering) aroma of lavender mint soothes skin while relaxing muscles and calming the mind. The essential oils nourish your skin and the best part… you don’t even have to moisturize afterwards. Just scrub, shower, pat dry and you’re ready to go!

So, if you’re looking for a new scrub this season be sure to try this. We promise, you will have never felt so smooth!

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Exfoliant twice a week, using circular motions to rid off dead skin cells and keep skin smooth all winter long.

 

glo minerals Smoothing Salt Scrub in lavender mint retails for CA$42 and is available at select spas and online.

 

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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.

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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.

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 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!

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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.

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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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Donuts and Makeup!

Donuts and Makeup!

The mouth watering and highly entertaining Donut Showdown on The Food Network Canada began on April 2nd 2013!

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It’s 7am and Victoria Fedosoff,  Maggie Ng and I (Jenna Sardo) set up our makeup stations to get the 4 fantastic talent ready for a wild day of donut judging!

First things first: we never forgot to matify the talent’s faces with both Pur Minerals oil control gel and Lise Watier or Urban Decay eye primer! The hot lights and detailed HD world will not be forgiving for us makeup wizards. We never went a day without these products because we knew we would be squirming with frustration behind the camera if we ever saw shine on our talent’s faces!

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Our second ‘must-have’ item was blotting powders! In the 30 seconds we had (not even) to run in and blot the judges faces to make sure they looked spectacular we didn’t have the time or the patience for a blotting powder that we couldn’t rely on 100 percent! This led Victoria and I to make sure we used one of 3 of these high performance blotting powders:

Pur Minerals ‘Balancing Act Oil Control Powder’

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Glo Minerals rice starch oil absorbing powder in ‘matte’ and ‘perfecting powder’

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Cover FX blot powders in light and medium.

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We definitely loved to bronze our talent! We only used Hula bronzer by Benefit for the men and Glo minerals bronzers in Sunkiss and Sunlight! These bronzers do not turn orange with the temperature and acidity of the skin and looked thin and flawless all day long.

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My go-to lipstick for Judge Maggie McKewon (Recipe to Riches and….) was Dior’s Rouge Dior #555 Dolce Vita Pink or Nars’ ‘Niagara’.

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The stay-in-place and trustworthy eyeliner I would rely on was either Dior’s ‘black waterproof’ or Mac’s ‘Engraved’. I always set this eyeliner with Makeup Forever’s dark brown eyeshadown in matte espresso #166.

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The Set was so fun on Donut Showdown. Donuts, Makeup, lots of laughs, good company and cafe mochas! Who could ask for more?!

This season of Donut Showdown has wrapped but stay tuned for rerun’s Tuesday’s at 11pm on The Food Network Canada!

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♥ Jenna

Co-founder of The Beauty Team.

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