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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Bethany Mota in Toronto – Press day Beauty Breakdown

Last week YouTube sensation Bethany Mota was in Toronto doing press for the YouTube fan fest.  The Beauty Team’s Hair 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!

 

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Skin prep:

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Dermalogica Multi Active Toner followed by Dermalogica Sheer Tint Moisturizer in Medium.

Face:

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To add a natural glow and help make-up stay put she used Laura Mercier Radiance 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 by Sante Compact Powder #02.

On her cheeks a combination of Dior Blush in Rosy Glow and Benefit bronzing and highlighting duo was used.

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Eyes:

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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’s Brow Styler.

Lips:

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 with MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist and Fix spray.

Hair and Makeup artist Kristen of The Beauty Team and Bethany Mota press ready!
Hair and Makeup artist Kristen of The Beauty Team and Bethany Mota press ready!

 

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MAC Cinderella Limited-Edition Collection

MAC has done it again sweeping us off our feet with their whimsical collaboration for Disney’s latest film Cinderella. 

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The limited edition Cinderella collection arrived just in time for spring featuring 12 new items that will genuinely make you feel like a princess. Packaged in lavender blue and gold, the limited edition collection includes wearable shades that suit a wide range of skin tones. Here are a few of our must haves.

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The Stroke of midnight eyeshadow palette is  sure to be flying off the shelves but not to worry, the colours actually feature some classics from MAC which can be bought individually outside of the collection.

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Royal Ball lipstick is creamy textured light pink nude lipstick  with a hint of shimmer fit for any princess.

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Cinderella needs her glass slipper and in the world of Makeup lovers world a lip glass will do just fine. Glass Slipper Lip Glass is a sparkly champagne-pink gloss is gorgeous on its own or paired with either lip colour in the collection.

 

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Fairy godmother approved, Cinderella Beauty Powder in Mystery Princess will make your skin appear like it glows within. Apply this pearlized powder to your cheeks and collarbone for a touch of radiance.

MAC Limited-edition Cinderella collection has made all our makeup dreams come true. The collection is available while supplies last from March 5th to April 16th. Hurry and get yours now before the clock strikes midnight!

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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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