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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Conair Infiniti Pro Straightener – Pro or No?

image1Our hair expert and OUAI Canadian Educator, Alysse, tested out the Conair Infiniti Pro Straightener and we just had to ask her about it!

Here are her answers:

Q: What are your favourite features of this product?

A: The number one thing was that it heated up quickly and was simple to use! I personally loved how it left some movement in my hair as opposed to making it pin straight and lifeless. My models also loved how it didn’t pull and made their hair feel silky and shiny.

Q: Who would you recommend this product to?

A: I would recommend this product to a variety of hair types however, if you have very kinky roots this product is not for you. The straightener doesn’t get close enough to smooth them out. I would say the target market is the girl on-the-go. It heats up quickly and smooths out hair giving you a polished look in minutes.

Q: Would you use this on a daily basis?

A: I would definitely use this on a daily basis. It’s always good to have easy-to-use products on hand to make mornings less stressful! Not to mention, if it makes my models happy I really can’t complain!

Q: Overall, do you give this product your stamp of approval?

A: Yes! It surprised me. I didn’t think I would like it as much as I did! I would definitely recommend trying the Conair Infiniti Pro Straightener.

Thanks Alysse!

If you’re always on-the-go but don’t want to sacrifice your beauty routine, the Conair Pro Infiniti straightener may be the perfect tool to add to your belt.

Try it out and let us know what you think of the Conair Infiniti Pro Straightener!

xo The Beauty Team

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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!

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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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Annual Swish For The Cure 2017

On February 4th, we had the pleasure of being a part of the annual Swish for the Cure event, a charity dedicated to children affected by childhood cancer. Let us begin by acknowledging how fortunate we are to have been able to work with such amazing children.

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This was our third year and, being situated next to the cotton candy, needless to say our stand was quite popular.

Take a look at how the day went:

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The kids were excited to get glam on this special day. Lipstick was definitely a popular feature.

DSC_0275We took advantage of recent trends including glitter roots. This may have been our favourite beauty feature of the day. The glitter part had the domino effect: you see someone with it and, suddenly, it’s the one thing you’re missing. The kids were pumped to indulge in some sparkle and we love how it turned out.

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A huge thank you to Elite Camps and the Swish for the Cure Charity for having us this year!

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xo The Beauty Team

 

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Carrie Underwood CMA awards makeup

The 2014 CMA Awards happened not too long ago and we couldn’t help but fall for host Carrie Underwood’s Red Carpet Makeup.

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Lucky for us we got the scoop from our friends at Almay. Makeup Artist Melissa Schieicher kept Carrie’s makeup Timeless and Classic applying only subtle tweaks to her makeup through the night.

 
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Step One: Face

♥ Apply one pea size pump of the Almay smart shade cc luminous primer to your T-zone. Using your fingers, blend out the remaining product going outwards towards your hairlines.

♥ Apply the Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup all over your face to get a flawless base using your fingers or a brush.

♥ Using a powder Puff or a brush, buff the Almay Smart Shade Skin Balancing Powder all over the face to set the foundation and remove oils from the t-zone.

♥ Applying the Almay Smart Shade Blush in Pink and Nude, on the apples of the check and up the check bones will give you the perfect flush of color.

Step Two: Eyes

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Makeup Artist Melissa Schieicher added more definition to Carrie’s eyes by wetting shimmery eyeshadow to intensify the pigment and give off long lasting dewy shine.

♥ Use the Almay Intense I-color Smoky-I Kit in Blue and Hazel in the crease along with the Almay Shadow Softie by Intense i-color in Hot Fudge.

♥ Applying Almay Intense I-color Eyeliner in Brown to the water line will open up your eye and make them look bigger.

♥ Then using the Almay Intense I-color Liquid Eyeliner in Black and applying it to the top lash line.

♥ And Finally taking Almay Intense i-color volumizing Mascara in Midnight for Hazel Eyes on the top and bottom lashes.

Step Three: Lips

♥ In order to finish this look, go ahead and apply the NEW! Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick in Pink-Light (available in December)

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What did you think of mom-to-be Carrie Underwood’s makeup?

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DIOR Mystic Metallics – sneak peek at fall 2013

 The Beauty Team  is grateful to be able to try out new Dior cosmetics ‘hot off the press’ for fall 2013!

On the counter in August!

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The new collection is breathtaking! The 5 colour palette of shadows is shimmery and mythical. The colour harmonies exist in shades blue-green and browns (384 Bonne Etoile) and are hot tones for runway fall 2013.

What we love is the way the new line of eyeshadows compliment the new lip shades.  The deep plum hue of  Dior’s Bonne Aventure paired with Ensorcelante gloss will create a dramatic and classy look that the Beauty Team is  more than excited to use especially for print and bridal clients.

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Tyen states: “The colour harmonies that I have created for this look reflect the mysterious colours of the galaxy. Like a journey from the earth to the moon.”

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The Diorshow Fusion Mono creates the depth and contrast of a catwalk look. Its unprecedented, rounded, gel-mousse texture weightlessly illuminates the eye with multi-faceted, long lasting colour! With Diorshow Fushion Mono, Dior has created the first multi dimensional light and shadow eye look.

Eyes ‘dress up in the dazzle of black diamonds, of amber…’ Eight shades with intense shimmer and a powerful emotional charge!

Application: Soft or Bold.

Soft: applied with fingertips, the eye shadow melts into the skin to create a light veil of colour and a subtly shimmering result.

Bold: applied using the smudging applicator, the finish is intensified to reveal pure and extreme colour.

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Last, the new Dior manicure makes your look stand out with a shadowy blue lacquer which, owing to its integrated magnet, reveals an enigmatic motif.  Shimmering lights of silvery pink (382 Destin) and brocade prune (992 Galaxie) propel nail lacquer into a new dimension, for a half-shadow, half-light aesthetic that is always stylish!

The Beauty Team has been blown away by the buttery-smooth texture of Dior nail polish.  What makes it unique is the luxurious applicator that gives a just-out-of the-spa look that we all love!

Thanks Dior.  Fall has never looked so good!

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 Jenna

Co-Founder and Key Makeup Artist 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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