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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Q&A with OUAI’s Canadian Educator, Alysse Morrison

If you keep up with the Kardashians, you’ve probably seen some of the work of Jen Atkin, celeb hairstylist. She has worked with Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Emma Stone, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba, Cindy Crawford, Katy Perry, and Christina Hendricks, to name a few. However, we’re not here to discuss her relationship to the stars. We’re here to talk about her haircare line, OUAI. OUAI is “a line for real life, for real women”, as Atkin says herself. It is about making luxury accessible and easy in a world where life can be hard. While we support this mantra, we have a new reason to love OUAI.

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It is with great honour that we introduce Toronto hairstylist Alysse, member of The Beauty Team, and now, Canadian Educator for the OUAI line. We were eager to ask Alysse a few questions about her new position. Here’s what she said:

Q: What inspired you to pursue this position?

A: One of my biggest inspirations in my hairstyling career has always been women in the industry. I love Jen Atkin and her line. The idea of working for someone whom I idolize just seemed like a dream.

Q: What do you love about the job?

A: I love educating people about hair. Being able to do this with new people every day just seemed like something I’d be great at because I love it. I find Sephora’s staff education is lacking in the hair department so I thought this was an amazing idea!

Q: What is your favourite OUAI Product?

A: I can’t wait to try the dry shampoo foam! It seems amazing! Out of the products I have tried, I absolutely love the dry texture spray. You can use it like a dry shampoo, or through your ends to get a gorgeous beachy look.

Q: What is the best current hair trend, in your opinion?

A: I love very easy, undone hair which is trendy right now. The lived-in look—it’s effortless and looks cool.

Q: What are your favourite beauty/hair icons?

A: Well of course Jen Atkin! When I was in school we were asked to name well-known females in the industry and the only one we could name was Vivenne MacKinder. She’s known for her bridal looks. To have a new fashion forward woman to add to the list was vital for our industry. Jen has created a line that makes getting ready fast and easy. She knows what the consumer needs!

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!

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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The making of Spirit Animals at NightShift WR !

The Beauty Team started off November with the opportunity to be a part of Kitchener’s second Night Shift 2014 event! The event is a nuit blanche-style festival of art, culture and nocturnal adventure!

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We had a lot of fun executing creative makeup looks on the models from Gemini. Special thanks to JVT Photography for beautifully capturing these photos.

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This particular look was spirit animal inspired, and I just put my own spin on it! I used a TON of feathers and applied them with lash glue. The rest of the face I mainly used the MAKE UP FOR EVER Flash palette to create the fur like makeup.

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BeautyNote: 
Always set liquid or cream makeup with powder so you don’t get creasing or smudging!

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Makeup Artist, Krys (thebeautyteam.) also created some amazing spirit animal looks, with really defined contours and brows!

Night shift 2014 was such a fun evening bringing out our inner creativity with these Avant Guard looks! We hope to be a part of this fabulous annual event next year!

 

xo
Amanda
-Makeup Artist for The Beauty Team

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KISS Nails beauty blogger event

Last Monday’s KISS beauty blogger event, put together by ROI relations was a lot of fun! Our nail techs applied KISS and imPRESS nails and trendy nail art to beauty bloggers that attended the event.

New York based Celebrity/Editorial manicurist, Gina Edwards (@ginaedwards10), is the creative mind behind the products, She was there hosting the event, sharing a few pro nail tips and meeting with everyone. She is lovely and was so fun to work with. thebeautyteam_events.jpg
KISS just launched a gel based nail glue that is amazing for applying their nail art. No more slippery glue with your crystals sliding off your nail before they are set! Finally a product that brings ease to salon styles that can be applied in the comfort of your own home.

The most popular were the imPRESS self adhesive nails in turquoise . They are super shiny but no sparkle and the accent nails have a great black, red and white pattern on them.

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My favourite were the imPRESS self adhesive nails in Coral. They also come with sparkle and accent nails so you can use them in different combinations.

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#BeautyNote:

Always prep your nails correctly using the prep pad (included in kit) to clean the nail bed before applying the false nails.  This will ensure proper adhesion and prolong wear.

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The new KISS french manicure was also a popular choice.  The classic nail style requires glue to apply and like gels, they need to be soaked off for removal. All the nail sets come in different shapes and sizes so they fit any nail bed, plus they are a great base to add nail art!

KISS and imPRESS nail products are available at Walmart and Target stores.  If you’re a nail art fanatic, be sure to check out these new styles coming soon to a store near you!

 

xo

Kristen

Nail Tech * Hair * Makeup  for The Beauty Team

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#ScienceRocks – Beauty & Science all in one

Catch our pros Justine and Alysse live on CP24 Breakfast tomorrow for some pre-event rockstar makeovers as we get ready for #ScienceRocks on July 24th (ages 19+) at The Ontario Science Centre.

The Beauty Team will be providing Hair and Makeup stations with our pros to help channel your inner rockstar.

We are bringing Beauty to the Science Centre, and you can be a part of it!
ScienceROCKS!, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Events

 
This Thursday evening, The Ontario Science Centre will open up the doors to the ScienceROCKS exhibit as it transforms into a music playground accompanied by great food, cocktails and rock-it science!

Event Details:
Ages 19+ only.
Valid Photo ID required at the door.

TICKETS
$15 in advance
$18 at the door
$15 Members (anytime)

Refreshments available for purchase.

Please note: There is limited capacity for the ROLLING STONES AT THE MAX movie. The movie starts at 7:30 and entrance to ticket-holders is on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

We hope to see you rockstars there!

 

xo

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.

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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!

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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:

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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: http://www.youtube.com/gloprofessional

To purchase Glominerals online visit:

www.thebeautyteamboutique.ca

 Jenna & Victoria

Founders and Key Makeup Artists 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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Summer Beauty – Remark Magazine

The latest Beauty story published in the July / August issue of Remark Magazine

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Model: Clhoe (Plutino)

Photographer: Sam Assam

Makeup: Victoria Fedosoff

Victoria

Co-founder and Key Makeup Artist of The Beauty Team

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