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Beauty Jobs – 6 Ways to add Orange to your Beauty Routine

Monday, April 17th, 2017

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Backstage beauty shots from the runway predicted this trend months ago: orange is the new black. Shades of orange, peach and mandarin are taking over department store counters, social media feeds and our favourite beauty gurus’ videos. This spring, we’re giving you six ways to add this vibrant, juicy colour to your everyday look.

1. Lipgloss

For the Lips

Just like red lipstick, the perfect orange shade depends on getting the right undertone for your complexion. Skip the guesswork and go for a universally flattering gloss. Makeup Forever’s Extreme Shine Lip Gloss gives a bold veil of colour that is perfect on its own or on top of a nude, long-wearing matte lipstick.

2. Eyeshadow

For the Eyes

Nothing looks better than a sunny pop of colour on the lid. The newly released Bronze Palette from Kylie Cosmetics does just that while providing an impressive range of crease, outer V and highlight shades. FYI: there are thousands (literally!) of tutorials on YouTube featuring this palette in case you need inspiration.

3. Blush

For the Cheeks

We’re not letting you get away with a coral blush this time — go full orange for maximum impact. Make orange cheeks wearable by dusting a sheer tone over apples of the face with a huge powder brush. Pro tip: lightly dust blush over the tip of nose to pull the look together with the rest of the face.

4. Hair

For the Hair

Sorry brunettes, this hair trend only really works on blondies. A quick way to change your hair colour for the weekend, without any major commitment, is by applying semi-permanent hair dye. Manic Panic’s Psychedelic Sunset will bring your tresses to neon, highlighter orange heights you never knew were possible!

5. Nails

For the Nails

Bright nails typically make their way around the beauty cycle by this time of year. Steer away from the typical high gloss finish by applying OPI’s matte topcoat over a deep orange nail lacquer. The matte topcoat gives the nails a unique effect and warms up a complexion that hasn’t seen enough sun yet.

6. Tools

The Tools

This beauty blender contender was designed by YouTube royalty Pixiwoo and is loved by so many of us! The Miracle Complexion sponge gives flawless results at a fraction of the price of similar luxury tools. It made our list due to its large size, availability and most importantly, fun orange colour.

What are you favourite orange beauty products this spring? Let us know in the comments below!

Inspiration image courtesy of Allure

Product Info:

1. Makeup Forever Glossy Full Couleur Extreme Shine Lip Gloss in Vibrant Orange, $23

2. Kylie Cosmetics The Bronze Palette, $42

3. Inspiration hair image courtesy of Lydia Kirwood

4. Manic Panic Semi-Permanent Cream Hair Color in Psychedelic Sunset, $10.49, available at Sally Beauty

5. Inspiration nail image courtesy of Jewell Code

6. OPI Matte Top Coat, $10, available at Ulta

7. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, $32.95 for pack of four, available at Walmart

Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

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Beauty Jobs – Q&A with Denise Elliott, CEO of Denise Elliott Beauty Co.

Friday, April 14th, 2017

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Balancing what you love with the demands of owning a successful business takes hustle, motivation and most importantly, talent. Meet Denise Elliott, CEO of Denise Elliott Beauty and Co., who runs a full service beauty salon based in Vancouver.   

Following the salon’s recent grand opening, Beauty Nine to Five caught up with Denise to discuss the biggest challenges of working in the beauty industry, the importance of social media in running a business and, of course, top beauty tips!    

The Studio (credit Ema Peter Photography)

BNTF: Your growth in the beauty industry is inspirational — from working with major brands to starting your own mobile beauty company to now opening Denise Elliott Beauty Co! What are some challenges you’ve had to face to get where you are today?

DE: Thank you – it’s been a long road and it’s taken a lot of dedication to get here! There have been many challenges with running my own business. The main one that sticks out the most is turning off “work mode”. I seem to work all the time and sometimes at all hours. It’s been difficult finding the balance with work, personal and social life.  The consistent emails, team scheduling, and just day-to-day appointments – you can never get caught up! That said it’s all worth it in the end.

BNTF: What can new clients look forward to when they walk through the doors of the brand new Denise Elliott Beauty Co. makeup and hair salon?

DE: We’re a full service beauty salon. Services vary from makeup, hair styling, including colours and cuts, to hosting lessons and parties. Our team loves hosting any type of groups from weddings, grads, bachelorette makeup parties, teen lessons, birthdays and all sorts of other beauty events.

We totally understand that a beauty studio can be a little intimidating for some people and I wanted to make a super welcoming space where our clients can come in and feel comfortable asking questions and learning all about feeling and looking their best!

We also retail a full range of our favourite makeup, skincare and hair products, so we make recommendations and help to educate out clients what works best for them.

BNTF: Do you have any tips for young talent wanting to work in the industry? How can an aspiring MUA or hairstylist land a gig with you?

DE: For new aspiring talent, it’s really important to be professional and eager to learn certain techniques that are in line with the brand. We focus on enhancing our client’s natural beauty and it’s really important to have new talent be able to create the similar style.

BNTF: Your social media platform @deniseelliottbeautyco is super aesthetic. Does social media play a role for your business in the real world?

DE: Yes, social media is a major role in our business. We have clients email or message us through social media wanting to book our services whether it’s for a wedding, makeup or hair service for a special event or photoshoot. It’s nice to have other vendors always tag us because that creates awareness and builds community. Cross promotion is super helpful to anyone involved!Denise Elliott Beauty Co. 6

BNTF: What’s the signature Denise Elliott look and how does one achieve it?

DE: My philosophy is all about bringing out a woman’s natural beauty by enhancing their best features to complement their skin, style and personality. That means we want our customers to leave feeling confident, beautiful and knowledgeable about how to bring out their best features.

BNTF: Name a makeup “rule” you would never break. Name one you break all the time.

DE: The one makeup rule I can never break is putting an eye primer on! I can’t stress enough about having the eyeshadow last all day especially with having oily lids. I love doing eyes and for me using an eye primer is key!

One rule that I break is applying lip liner. If you want a red lip I do think it’s crucial to apply a lip liner, however with a soft lip colour I will sometimes just skip that step… oops!

BNTF: Finally, share a makeup trick more ladies and gents need to know about.

DE: After teaching numerous makeup lessons over the years to my clients I would definitely say my top tip is “less is more”. I can’t stress enough about starting with a light application and then adding more after if needed.

Images courtesy of Denise Elliott, @DeniseElliottBeauty

Image #2 by Ema Peters.

Other images by Christine Pienaar Photography

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Esthetician Jobs – The Minis: The Best Travel-Sized Products of 2017

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

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Beauty Nine to Five has thought up a few reasons why travel-sized beauty products are so irresistible: 1) they fit into any pocket, purse or carry-on  2) they are less expensive than their full-sized counterparts 3) they usually come in value sets 4) mini things are always cute, like puppies for example!

As you reach for the mini-sized version of this season’s best beauty products, always remember that good things come in small packages! Read on for a full list of the best travel-sized spring makeup, skincare and hair products of spring 2017.


Vibes Vibes Vibes

Vibes Vibes Vibes is the name of MILK MAKEUP’s brand new limited edition travel set. Containing mini editions of their infamous Blur Stick, it also packs soon to be favourites like a lip + cheek duo, matte bronzer and a face stick that promises to soothe and refresh the skin.


Sunday Morning Saviour

Aside from Advil and large black sunnies, this kit may be the ultimate hangover solution — especially if you’re planning on attending Coachella this year! Throw Clinique’s classic makeup remover, vitamin-C infused under-eye cream and eye brightening mascara in your overnight bag to revitalize your complexion after a night on the town.

3. Tangle Teezer

Hello Kitty x Tangle Teezer

The new Tangle Teezer collab features Hello Kitty (iconic childhood fave) on a pink Compact Styler. The compact styler has a built-in protective cover and multi-tier bristles that make maintaining your ‘do absolutely effortless, plus it’s super cute!

4. Cover FX

Foundation + Concealer in a Click

This foundation and concealer duo is the size of a standard lipstick but brings much more to the table. With 24 shades of flawless full coverage giving off a natural finish, this may be the only skin base you need all spring long.

5. eyelash curler

Ultimate Bambi Eyes

The dramatic curl your mascara wand gives doesn’t always last all day, especially when the humidity and weather heat up. Pro Tip: use a curler to refresh lashes and avoid any possibility of clumping. Try Japonesque’s Pocket Curler, available in Black and Pink.


Face Masks for a Steal

If mini-sized items are cute than the Multiberry Yogurt Repairing Mask and Water Sleeping Mask must be adorable. At a teeny-tiny 0.5oz each, both masks offer intense overnight hydration that are easy to rinse off in the morning.  P.S. This kit is only $8, we suggest you click “Add to cart” ASAP.


Protect Your Crown

Sunscreen isn’t only for your face and body – your hair also needs protection from the sun’s powerful rays to protect against things like dryness and colour fade. Spray on a protective hair veil with SPF 30 before going out in the sun. The small size makes it easy to slip in your bag and reapply throughout the day.

8.Kat Von D lipstick

Trend Alert: Lip Contouring on the Go

So you’ve been thinking of hopping on the trendy lip contour train that’s been taking over spring 2017? The fact that Kat Von D’s mini Everlasting Liquid Lip Duo in Melancholia/Susperia pair perfectly together will make your life that much easier. If the trend isn’t for you, both colours look great on their own, it’s a win-win.


Smell Delicious 24/7

Rollerballs have been around forever but how many of us actually use them on a day-to-day basis? Portable fragrance makes it super easy to spritz on your fave scents without lugging around an expensive and elaborate glass bottle. A floral yet seductive scent for spring is Gucci’s Flora.

10. Sephora Brushes

Tiny Tools

All the travel-sized makeup and skincare goodies in the world are useless if you don’t have the right tools on hand. Sephora has released a mini set of six charcoal-infused face and eye brushes that come in a compact travel pouch. Whether you need a full-face application in a hurry or a mid-day touch up, this antibacterial brush set is definitely one to watch.

11. BITE Beauty

Lush Lip Wipes

Whether they are “in” or “out” this season, most of us won’t be letting go of our mattes anytime soon. In case you need to remove your long-wearing lip colour in a pinch, grab the individually packaged Lush Lip Wipes and swipe away any trace of product without drying out your pout.

Phew — those are our top travel-friendly beauty pics of the season. Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments in below!

Inspiration image courtesy of Notorious Mag

Product info:

MILK MAKEUP Vibes Vibes Vibes, $59, available at Sephora

Clinique Go-Go Eyes Set, $23, available at Sephora

Tangle Teezer Compact Styler, $13.50

Cover FX Cover Click Foundation + Concealer, $24, available at Sephora

Japonesque Go Curl Pocket Curler, $12.99, available at ULTA

Laneige Goodnight Kit, $8, available at Sephora

AVEDA Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, $38

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lip Duo: Lip Contour Edition, $25, available at Sephora

Gucci Flora by Gucci Portable Fragrance, $34, available at The Bay

Sephora Mini Deluxe Charcoal Antibacterial Brush Set, $53

Bite Beauty Lush Lip Wipes, $25 for 30 wipes, available at Sephora

By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

Makeup Artist Jobs – What’s in My Makeup Bag With Beauty PR Guru Victoria Malloy

Thursday, April 13th, 2017


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I am passionate about healthy living and that extends to my beauty regimen. In my line of work (I run a boutique PR firm working exclusively with natural beauty and grooming brands) I have had the great pleasure of working with some amazing natural beauty brands from across the globe. I have acquired a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the chemicals lurking in our beauty products and how our day-to-day beauty products can be easily replaced with clean alternatives. Just like we eat well – feeding our bodies nutrient-dense foods – the same care should be taken when it comes to our skin. There are amazing plant-based products out there to help you “green-ify” your make-up bag.

Here are some of my go-tos…

1. Vita Active Foundation

Fitglow Beauty Vita-Active Foundation

This has become a staple in my makeup arsenal. This is so much more than a foundation. It is skin nutrition that feeds the skin super foods and essential vitamins! This 98% organic foundation combines Vitamin C, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Seaweed Brighteners and Beta-Carotene to improve skin clarity, fight free radical damage and improve skin tone and smoothness. I love how well this foundation holds up throughout the day.

I have oily skin that tends to slowly break down my makeup throughout the day, but this one really holds up! Fitglow has designed this foundation to work with the skin’s changing pH so it stays put and looks great all day. I love how this feels on my skin. It doesn’t feel like I have a face full of makeup, nor does it look like I do. It gives me great coverage but feels nice and light. I like to apply it with my fingers with nice clean hands or with a beauty blender. Also works great applied with a foundation brush.

2. Pure Powder Foundation

Hynt Beauty Velluto Pure Powder Foundation

I have used different loose powders over the years, but as of late I’ve been really loving this one from Hynt Beauty.  Sometimes I use this on its own as a foundation or dust a light layer on top of my Fitglow foundation. Either way, this ultra-fine milled loose powder blended with organic extracts and oils creates a velvety smooth finish that I love. I like to tap a small amount of powder into the lid and swirl my brush around to load the brush evenly before applying.

3. Un-Coverup

RMS Beauty “Un” CoverUp Concealer

This is one of the best natural concealers I’ve used. The formulation is beautifully creamy and blends flawlessly.  It warms up with the skin and melts into the skin for a beautiful finish with great coverage. I like to gently pat a little bit under my eyes with my ring finger to brighten up the eyes as well as other areas that need a little bit of extra coverage. A little goes a long way!

4. Good lash

Fitglow Beauty Good Lash Mascara

I have tested out a lot of natural mascaras over the years and it took some time to find one that agreed with my eyes. Not only do I have sensitive eyes that have been known to get easily irritated by certain mascaras, but I also have long lashes that tend to transfer product to my lids and under-eye area. I needed to find one that was gentle but also formulated to stay put. My eyes found their match in Fitglow’s Good Lash Mascara. This is now a staple in my makeup bag.

5. Eyelash Curler

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

The Shu Uemura eyelash curler is an absolute essential in my makeup routine. It’s amazing what a difference a curl of lashes makes to complete your makeup look. I have used different brands over the years and they all generally achieve the same result for me, but this is the one you’ll find in my makeup bag right now. Again, because of my eye sensitivity, I like to keep it nice and clean by spraying it with a little alcohol and giving it a good wipe.

6. Lip stick

Suntegrity Lip C.P.R Sunscreen Lipstick

I’m a huge fan of products that do double-duty, in particular, lip products. These beautiful lipsticks from Suntegrity not only nourish your lips in rich, creamy colour but they keep the lips protected with broad spectrum SPF 30 without chemicals. I love how this lipstick glides on and keeps my lips feeling hydrated with organic jojoba oil, shea butter and cocoa butter. I have been wearing Solar Rose but I also love Sunburst Pink.

7. Too Faced Kabuki Brush

Too Faced Kabuki Brush

Brushes are another important part of my makeup routine, but I’m mindful of keeping brushes made with animal hair (and any product not committed to being cruelty-free for that matter) out of my makeup bag. This “Teddy Bear Hair” brush from Too Faced is great because it’s a) cruelty-free and b) it’s retractable, so it’s easy to keep it clean especially when on-the-go or traveling. I have also been enjoying the sculpting foundation brush from Juice Beauty, made with 100% taklon non-animal fibre.

To stay up to date with the rest of Victoria’s beauty favourites, make sure to follow her on Instagram.

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Images courtesy of Victoria Mallory

Product Info:

  1. Vita-Active Foundation, $59, available at Fitglow Beauty
  2. Velluto Pure Power Foundation, $69, available at Hynt Beauty
  3. RMS Beauty “UN”Coverup, $45, available at Health Hut Boutique
  4. Good Lash, $28, available at Fitglow Beauty
  5. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, $28, available at Sephora
  6. Suntegrity – Lip C.P.R. – Sunscreen Lipstick, $39, available at Clementine Fields
  7. Too Faced Kabuki Brush, $40, available at Sephora

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Beauty Jobs – Six Canadian Beauty Instagram Accounts to Follow

Monday, April 10th, 2017

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If you’ve scrolled through your Insta feed lately, you may have noticed it’s filled with more than just selfies, travel pics and artsy bowls of ramen. The truth is, there are tons of creative Canadians sharing eye-catching, inspiring and insightful content every single day — you just need to know how to find them! From makeup artists and hair stylists to beauty gurus and editors, these beauty experts will add a refreshing change to your repetitive feed.

We’ve compiled a list of home-grown accounts that stand out as beauty leaders in one way or another. Check them out and show them some love (once you’ve given us a follow @BeautyNine2Five, of course)!

1. Leigh Dickson

Colour Chameleon

If you don’t check up on Leigh Dickson’s IG page often enough, you might not recognize her. This beauty chameleon plays with colour so often it’s hard to keep up! Every shade of the rainbow in eyeshadows, hair dyes and lipsticks can be found here. Colour enthusiasts, you’re welcome.

2. Matthew Collins

Homegrown Hair Expert

You’ve probably seen him on The Social, in your fave magazine or jet setting to and from backstage sets. Hair expert Matthew Collins’ IG page is the perfect mix of his work, his process, and life’s outtakes. Follow for a serious dose of luxury hairstyling — we could all use a few tips!

3. Nails

Nails To Die For

Need inspo for your next mani appointment? You’ve definitely come to the right place. Toronto-based nail artist Kristin has accumulated a huge following based off of her incredible attention to itty bitty details, mastering metallics and the most insanely gradual ombre we’ve ever seen.

4. Marisa Roy

Guru with a Capital G

There’s no question about it, glam guru Marisa Roy loves all things beauty. Her page is a blend of edgy cityscapes, the latest launches (face masks anyone?!) and complete makeup looks that she does herself. If you’ve ever needed a reason to recreate a look you’ve seen on the gram, she’s your girl.

5.Cake Beauty

Delicious Beauty Brand

On top of their coveted skincare, hair and body products, Cake Beauty is killing the ‘Gram. Their posts not only showcase their beauty line in amazingly creative ways but features editorial-quality flatlays and sometimes sweet, always sassy text posts. Not to mention, there products are cruelty free! Definitely worth a peek!

6. Rani Sheen

Dream Job #Goals

Ever wondered what working at a magazine in the beauty department would be like? Rani Sheen’s page gives followers a BTS look at beauty photoshoots, world travels and the “regular” day-to-day as the Beauty Director of The Kit. If you need a mix of the familiar vs. the aspirational on your feed, step into her world.

Let us know which Canadian beauty accounts you can’t get enough of in the comments below!

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By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

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Beauty Jobs – Top 10 Spring Beauty Items You Need

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017


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It might not feel like it just yet, but spring has officially arrived. This means your makeup routine and skincare regimen most likely need an update to keep up with the unpredictable weather, heightened humidity and more time spent out in the sun. To be set for spring, keep your eyes peeled for products that have higher SPF, skin-friendly ingredients and sweet scents. Shop our list of the top spring beauty items you need to get your hands on ASAP.

1. eos Shimmer Lip Balm

1. Double Duty Beauty

Touch up your highlight and moisturize your lips with this all-in-one beauty lifesaver. Eos has launched a line of double duty Shimmer Lip Balms that can also be used as a highlighter in Pearl and Sheer Pink. Their size and shape make them easy to toss in your purse or pocket and go!

2. Instant Seductive Palette

2. Colour By Number

Getting the perfect smokey eye, bronzed face and flushed cheeks can be quite the undertaking for some. If you have a fair to medium skin complexion, the Instant Seductive Beauty Palette by Charlotte Tilbury may be the answer to your beauty prayers. Just follow along from steps 1 through 7 for a complete makeup look.

3. Tame Frizz Oil

3. Anti-Humidity Hair Oil

A hair oil that can tame frizz for up to three days? Sign us up! The creators behind the salon haircare brand KMS definitely heard our cry for a heat-resistant, anti-humidity product when they created the De-Frizz Oil. For best results, apply to towel-dried hair and use with other products in the TameFrizz line.

4. Belif Aqua Bomb Sheet Mask

4. Beauty 150 Years in the Making

Belif (pronounced Believe) believes in the power of herbs in their beauty products. Based off a 150-year-old philosophy, this brand has a full range of skincare for face, body, sun — even men and babies! The new Aqua Bomb Sheet Mask was designed after their cult favourite moisturizer of the same name.

5. Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair

5. Overnight Retinol Repair

Dermalogica means business when it comes to anti-aging. Superstar ingredient retinol is at a 1% (pretty high) concentration in their Overnight Retinol Repair cream. With the added bonus of Brazilian sugar cane, peptides and Vitamin C you can kiss your uneven skin tone goodbye.

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6. Protect Your Pout

P.Y.T. = Protect Your Pout. Eos is well known for their lip balms in eye-catching round shapes, but they pack a punch with sun protection too! The Active Protection Lip Balm in Lemon Twist SPF 15 and Fresh Grapefruit SPF 30 will be on drugstore shelves this May.

7. Scent of a Dream7. The Power of Scent

Charlotte Tilbury’s first ever fragrance is definitely worth a spritz. “Scent of a Dream” is designed to literally attract others to you by working on a psychoactive level. The perfume includes fruity and floral tones such as peach and jasmine, while the pheromone-like notes (fire tree and amber) last up to nine hours.

8. Liquid Dust

8. Spray-On Major Volume

Get the same results of a volumizing root powder without the dusty mess. KMS’ Liquid Dust promises to deliver massive results with minimal effort. Just blow dry hair and apply the product to roots — the workable formula even allows you to reshape your strands throughout the day.

9. Belif Cleansing Water

9. Cleansing Herb Water

A refreshing and natural take on the facial cleansing water trend; Belif uses a non-oily, fragrance-free, Tri-Herb blend to easily wipe away makeup and impurities. Use as often as you like — just be sure to rinse your face afterwards!

10. eos Dry Shave Cream10. Dry Shave Cream

Let’s be honest ladies, most of us skip shaving our legs every single day. For those of us who miss a day (or two or three) eos has a new dry shave cream that has all the right ingredients for a silky smooth shave. The latest release is named Tropical Fruit and smells like a yummy, fruity drink.

Did we miss anything that you’re obsessed with? Let us know in the comments below!

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Product Info:

1. Eos Shimmer Lip Balm in Pearl and Sheer Pink, $7.34, available at Evolution Of Smooth

2. Look In A Palette Seductive Beauty, $85, available at Charlotte Tilbury

3. KMS TameFrizz De-Frizz Oil, available at Trade Secrets, $23.70

4. Belif product line, available at THE FACE SHOP, Fruits and Passion and NATURE COLLECTION stores, $11

5. Dermalogica AGE Smart Overnight Retinol Repair, $119

6. Eos Active Protection Lip Balm, $3.99, available at Shoppers Drug Mart

7. Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream, available at Nordstrom, $75 – $130

8. KMS AddVolume Liquid Dust, available at Trade Secrets

9. Belif Cleansing Herb Water, available at THE FACE SHOP, Fruits and Passion and NATURE COLLECTION stores, $29

10. Eos Shave Cream in Tropical Fruit, $3.99, available at select drugstores

By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

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Beauty Jobs – Q&A with Victoria DiPlacido, ELLE Canada

Monday, March 20th, 2017

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If you’re anything like us, working as a Beauty Editor at an iconic publication is what career dreams are made out of. Victoria DiPlacido, associate beauty editor at ELLE Canada, gets to do just that out of the Toronto-based head office.

Beauty Nine to Five got the chance to chat with Victoria about her most memorable celebrity encounters, lessons learned on the job and even shares a few tips on landing an internship at the magazine. Read on for the interview below.

2. VD - Cara Develigne

BNTF: Your IG gives us a peek backstage at fashion shows, celebrity selfies, and exclusive media events. We know it’s not glam all the time but what are some other perks of being Elle Canada’s Associate Beauty Editor?

VD: It’s true we get to meet celebrities and models and model/celebrities, but I’m also a huge product innovation nerd and meeting with scientists and visionary hair and makeup artists are probably my favourite part of my job. I interviewed Cara Delevingne recently for a story about Rimmel’s Scandaleyes mascara (she was their spokesperson). She was cool and that experience was amazing, but I also got to grill their VP of Product Innovation on exactly what makes one mascara different from the next—it’s all about how the brush and the formula work together, you can read about it here—and I could have talked to him for hours.

3. VD - Charlotte TIllbury

BNTF: What has been your biggest lesson learned in your third year in this position?

VD: Well, work/life balance is always impressed upon me as being important. I still haven’t mastered it, and I don’t think keeping them entirely distinct is feasible when my work and life are so intertwined, but I’m trying to do better about disconnecting when I can.

BNTF: This industry can be competitive, what are your top five tips for hopefuls wanting to land an internship?

VD: Hmmm I think you really need to take the time to know the magazine or website you are applying for. How handles a story about, say, Urban Decay partnering with Basquiat’s estate for a new collection, is different than how another outlet would — and it’s also different from how we would handle it in print. You need to really think about what the title would look like, what references you would bring in, the types of images you would use and how it would be promoted on social media. That is to say, you have to be a strong writer and editor, first and foremost.

But don’t worry too much if you aren’t 100% there yet. Just showing you are willing to work hard and learn means a lot. I think back about what I did and didn’t know when I was an intern and laugh/cringe. Also, know that the job is a significant time commitment. If I’m sitting with Guido Palau in the lobby of Georges V talking about why so many women are afraid to take major hair risks or out at any daytime event (and especially in beauty, there are a lot of them), then I need to make up that time working later in the day. You really always need to be on.

BNTF: In terms of beauty, who is the “ELLE Girl”. If she was a celebrity or fictional character, who would she be and why?

VD: All our cover stars and women we feature in the magazine are ELLE women in one way or another. For beauty, that means so many things: someone with an interest in skincare and makeup beyond basic tutorials, a playful approach to their look, strength, smarts, and good humour. It could be so many people, but for this exercise, I’ll just say, Rihanna.

BNTF: Lastly, we need to know: what are the 2017 beauty trends you’ll actually be trying this year?

VD: Colour! Everyone needs to fill the contour palette-sized holes in their lives with blush. I’ve been doing a day-to-day appropriate version of draping, which is this crazy ‘80s trend that was all over the spring/summer 2017 runways where you aggressively sweep blush up over your cheekbones and temples. I’ll just put a little bit high up on my cheek (stay away from the center of your face, no one needs any more redness there) or wear it as an eyeshadow, which is a trick I stole from one of M.A.C’s senior makeup artists at their trend presentation last year.

Images courtesy of Victoria DiPlacido, @victoriadiplacido

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Beauty Jobs – How to Land an Internship in the Beauty Industry

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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There’s no avoiding it. Internships are a mandatory part of most beauty careers, especially for PR, Social Media or Marketing positions. Brands want to know you can handle the demands of working in a fast-paced and highly-creative environment – it’s the best way to prove you’re a good fit that can deliver.

Erase thoughts of Starbucks runs, walking the boss’s dog and trips to Paris from your mind. A great internship is a mix of hard work, hands on experience and personal growth. Read on to learn how to land an internship in the beauty industry.

Perfect Your Resume

It’s the 21st century; the days of basic black and white, Times New Roman, 12pt font resumes are over. A quick Google search of “creative beauty resumes” will point you in the right direction and provide tons of makeover inspiration. Give your resume the makeover it needs so you can stand out from the crowd.

Search Wisely

Beauty companies, big and small, are constantly on the lookout for a helping hand. Scan job boards, the ‘Careers’ page on brand websites and social media platforms for any openings. Be prepared to send out a tailored resume dozens of times, eventually you’ll land that coveted interview!

Do Your Research

The key to standing out during your interview is knowing absolutely everything there is to know about the brand. This will help you decide what to wear, answer questions appropriately and which strengths and weaknesses to highlight. An intern is invaluable, know your worth and you’ll be starting on your first day in no time.

The Follow Up

You felt as if the interview went amazing, but almost a week has gone by and you still haven’t heard back from the company. You’re stressed because you don’t know what to do. Can you follow up without reeking of desperation or looking like a pest? Send a quick thank you note to the decision-maker. This way you can affirm to the hiring manager that you’re really interested in the opportunity and that you would bring a ton of value into the position. The bottom line is: Stay top of mind. This will help with the process.

Good luck! Are there any tips we missed in the internship process? Let us know in the comments below.

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Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

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Makeup Artist Jobs – Milk Makeup is Coming to Canada

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

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The beauty gods over at Milk Makeup heard your prayers and it’s finally possible to buy their highly covetable products at Sephora Canada online and in stores starting March 15th.

From a primer that minimizes pores by 68% to a felt tip lip marker, the super popular brand makes products that are cruelty-free and easy to use. Not to mention, their cool minimalistic packaging, multi-use portability, and innovative formulations make them hard to pass up. The brand — which sprung out of fashion hub Milk Studios in NYC and LA — is all about embracing diversity, inclusivity, and uniqueness; very fitting for 2017 and beyond.

Below you’ll find some of the products that we can’t wait to get our hands on north of the border.

1.Holographic Stick

Holographic Stick

One of the newer products for the line, this futuristic lavender-hued highlighter will take your glow to another level. Formulated with mango butter and avocado oil, the multi-use stick can be applied to cheekbones, eyes or lips and is suitable for every skin tone. It’s hydrating, prismatic, and melts into your skin for a flawless finish — everything you’ve ever wanted in a highlighter and more.  

2. Blush Oil

Blush Oil

A cheek colour that easily rolls on and plumps the skin? Sign us up! This innovative rollerball blush pen is infused with four different types of oil and gives a sheer watercolour effect, which is perfect for those who tend to unintentionally overdo it with powder blush.

3. Shadow Quad

Shadow Quad

When the texture of an eyeshadow is referred to as “marshmallow cream”, you know you’re in for a treat. Another new product, the eye palette quads offer both buildable natural and smoky colours so you can create a look for day or night (the quads are aptly named Day Goals and Night Goals).

4.Cooling Water

Cooling Water

What do you call a gel stick that simultaneously soothes and tightens skin with seawater and caffeine, depuffs the under eye area, and also primes the skin? Bliss in a stick, that’s what. But in all seriousness, Milk’s unique Cooling Water does all of that and more. It boosts moisture, restores glow, and energizes the skin.

5. Ubame Mascara

Ubame Mascara

Milk has made use of the trendy ingredient charcoal in their formulation for mascara, and for good reason. The ubame oak charcoal gives dense colour and a creamy texture to the mascara, making it easy on the eyes (pun intended). The cherry on top of the triple ball brush? Sapphire dust, which adds dimension and depth of colour.  

6. Natural Dry Shampoo

Natural Dry Shampoo

There are many dry shampoos on the beauty market these days, but few are made with natural rice starch and scented with white tea. This aerosol version absorbs excess oil and adds texture — because sometimes washing your hair the traditional way just isn’t in the cards.

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Product Info

  1. Milk Makeup Holographic Stick, $34, available at Sephora
  2. Milk Makeup Blush Oil, $31, available at Sephora
  3. Milk Makeup Shadow Quad, $43, available at Sephora
  4. Milk Makeup Cooling Water, $29, available at Sephora
  5. Milk Makeup Ubame Mascara, $29, available at Sephora
  6. Milk Makeup Natural Dry Shampoo, $17, available at Sephora

By: Kelly McLeod, Toronto, @KellyMcleod7

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Beauty Jobs – How to Network in the Beauty Industry

Monday, March 6th, 2017

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Much like its fashion counterpart, breaking into the beauty industry is no walk in the park. To be successful in this field you need passion, drive and most importantly, a strong work ethic.

Aspiring beauty gurus can get their foot in the door and a head start on the competition by building lasting relationships with industry professionals — so start networking ASAP! If you want to be a MUA or hairstylist on the retail level, work as a beauty editor at a leading magazine, or work at the head office in PR, social media or marketing, you need to start meeting people and immersing yourself in the industry however you can. So for those looking to break into the beauty game, we’ve got your back! Here are a few proven tips that will help you stand out.

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Show Serious Interest

Peers in your field (especially employers) can sniff out authentic passion versus someone who has a mild, passing interest in a heartbeat. Show your genuine interest in the beauty world by engaging with the industry as much as you can. Blog about product launches, retweet your fave beauty influencers, stay savvy on all the latest industry happenings and immerse yourself in the beauty industry by staying up-to-date with events, beauty breakthroughs, and corporate announcements.

Put Yourself Out There

There are tons of industry events that open the door for great networking opportunities. Maximize your time by looking for those special instances when different brands are under the same roof — think Fashion Week or Generation Beauty. Meetups in your area are also a great way to connect with like-minded people. Get your name out there!

Be Yourself Online

Present yourself just as beautifully online as you do in person. Social media platforms are a great way to connect with specific people who may be able to help get you to where you need to go. Make it easy to network over social media by keeping all your profiles public. Believe it or not, but LinkedIn is a huge asset for those looking to break into the industry and can make a huge impact on your job search and overall industry networking potential. Here you can follow the companies you’d like to work with and connect with their employees, network in groups, and job hunt. Facebook, on the other hand, can be used to join beauty-networking groups, while Instagram can be used to follow and engage with your favourite brands, MUA, beauty bloggers, and influencers.

Major Key: The Follow-up

When networking, there are so many names and faces you come across that it gets hard to remember everyone. The follow up is without a doubt the #1 most important step of this process. Make sure your hard work doesn’t go to waste by sending a friendly but brief email after every new encounter. Nurture your professional relationships and watch them grow!

Are there any beauty industry networking tips we missed that have worked for you in the past? Tell us in the comments below!

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By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

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