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Beauty Jobs – A Look Back at the Best Beauty of 2017

Monday, January 8th, 2018

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We may have already said goodbye to 2017, but we definitley haven’t taken the time to reflect on our beauty choices from the past year. Between new launches and partnerships, 2017 was an explosion of amazing products new and old. While we know how different everyone’s beauty tastes can be, the claims for the best of the year usually come as a common agreement. In honour of the year that’s past, we’ve narrowed down our list of the best of the best beauty finds of 2017. 

We went Canadian with the lips category and chose Toronto-based Bite Beauty. In 2017, Bite Beauty launched its first liquid lipstick formula that is nothing short of amazing. It’s highly pigmented, very nourishing, and comes in 20 unique shades – making it a must-have for all lipstick lovers.

When it comes to blush, we had to go with Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Blush Collection. This beautiful collection gives off a subtle highlight, giving the cheeks a beautiful glow without looking too heavy. It’s a buildable product, so it’s super easy to work with.

The perfect combination of colour and structure, Physicians Formula bronzers are long-lasting giving you a subtle tan all year around. Physicians Formula is known for its flattering shades that work with every skin tone.

Drugstore brands are upping their game when it comes to quality products, and we are happy to say that Milani stole our hearts with its Strobelight Glow Powders. This collection is not only $10, but it’s available in seven different shades that you can blend together to create the ultimate glow.

Regardless if it’s a single or palette format, Color Pop stole the show when it came to eyeshadows in 2017. Color Pop’s Super Shock Shadows feature a creamy, long-lasting formula giving you an amazing payoff that will turn any boring look into a glam look in an instant.

Liquid Eyeliner
For the perfect winged liner, you need a liner that’s rich in colour and smudge-proof. Stila not only makes one of the best liquid eyeliners with the finest tip for precision on the market but its liquid liners are 100%  cry proof. The Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner comes in a variety of colours from the traditional black to a cool white.

When it comes to head-turning lashes, we’ve only got eyes for L’Oreal’s Voluminous Lash Paradise. If the incredible price tag wasn’t enough to have us using it time and time again, the fact that one coat leaves us with ultra voluptuous volume and length certainly does. 

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Product Info:
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquefied Lipstick, $28, available at Sephora
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, $32, available at Sephora
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer, $14.95,  available at Physicians Formula
Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder, $10, available at Milani Cosmetics
Color Pop Super Shock Shadow, $7, available at Color Pop
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, $29, available at Sephora
L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise, $11, available at Walmart


By: Junia Goncalves, Toronto, @travelcultureblog

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!

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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

Beauty Jobs – Beauty Gift Sets for the Beauty Lover on Your List

Monday, December 7th, 2015


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Christmas is just around the corner and it is time for gift giving! For the beauty lover on your list, they are in luck this year. Many brands have come out with value sets and limited edition products that are extremely swoon-worthy! With such a large variety, there are bound to be sets that are suitable for every beauty lover. Not only are these sets more affordable, but they are nice gifts for those that wish to try out many products at once. Sets not only have more variety, but also quantity! The more products, the merrier

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Here are some excellent beauty gift sets!

1. Caudalie Caudalie Favorites Winter Set, $29, available at Sephora

2. Kat Von D Monarch Eye & Lip Set, $75, available at Sephora

3. Bite Beauty Discovery Set, $55, available at Sephora

4. GLAMGLOW GIFTSEXY Dazzling Hydration Set, $69, available at Sephora

5. Fresh Skincare Affair, $70, available at Sephora

6. SEPHORA COLLECTION Glitter Happy Brush Set, $85, available at Sephora

7. L’Occitane Best of Provence Set, $41, available at Sephora

8. SEPHORA COLLECTION Jem and The Holograms: Truly Outrageous Liquid Lip Set, $25, available at Sephora

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By Wendy So, Toronto

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Beauty Jobs – Winter Lip Rescue

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015


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Though the fact that chapped lips aren’t exactly pretty to look at is a given, for those who suffer from severely dry lips, they can also be quite uncomfortable, and sometimes even painful.


For that reason, it’s important to give your lips some extra TLC during the winter months, though you’d be surprised at how little people actually do. Lips, like any part of the face can benefit from the use of products that are formulated specifically for their skin texture.


The following tips and products will help keep your pout smooth and moisturized all winter long!


Lip Scrub

Exfoliating is a crucial part of any skincare regime, especially in the winter. But its importance multiplies in the winter, when chapped lips can lead to splitting, peeling and bleeding. A lip scrub is just one of the products which will help keep your lips healthy and smooth. If you’re not much of a DIY-er, you can opt for tasty options like Lush’s Bubble Gum Lip Scrub which couples raw sugar and essential oils to keep your lips looking good and feeling even better.



This is everyone’s favourite Winter skincare item, I’m willing to bet. From men, women, and children, practically no one leaves the house without chapstick during the winter—and for good reason. Its size makes it a handy way to keep your lips nourished throughout the day and helps to protect them from getting chapped. Products which contain products like but butters and oils such as Nivea’s Essential Lip Balm will go the extra mile on the moisture front.



Lip Treatment

If your lips are super dry, you’ll probably need something a little stronger than a chapstick. Not only does a lip treatment keep lips moisturized, it also nourishes the skin and protects it from chafing. There are a few great options on market that are on the pricier side like Amore Pacific’s Moisture Bound Lip Treatment, but success First Aid Beauty’s “Ultra Repair” line has had with people who have severely dry skin makes the Ultra Lip Therapy easy to recommend. For those who lick their lips or suffer from windburn, this product can also be applied outside the lip line to offer the skin some comfort and relief.



Lip Mask

For a bit of extra moisture and hydration, I like to use a lip treatment or mask at night. By applying these before bed I ensure that the product really penetrates deeply, providing added hydration and softening of the dead skin cells on the lips, which will make for easy-peasy exfoliation in the morning.


1. Lush Bubblegum Scrub, C$10 available at Lush

2. Nivea Essential Lip Balm, C$2 available at Wal-Mart

3. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy, C$15 available at Sephora

4. Bite Beauty Maple Agave Lip Mask, C$30 available at Sephora

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By Lwini Mata, Toronto

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Beauty Jobs – Food in Your Beauty Products

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

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If there’s one thing I enjoy more than makeup, it’s definitely food. For obvious reasons, that makes me super susceptible to wanting to try any beauty products with edible ingredients. There are a great deal of benefits to using products which contain food-grade ingredients in them, including that they are generally a more natural alternative and that those ingredients often replace harsher chemicals while producing similar results. They are an especially good option for people with sensitive skin or those searching for organic or vegan products.



Learn about some products with edible ingredients and what those ingredients do below!



1. Bite Beauty Whipped Cherry Lip Scrub, C$28

One of the best things about this sugary sweet lip scrub is definitely the taste. The exfoliating beads smooth away dry skin while the various oils and waxes keep the lips soft and moisturized. Like most other Bite Products, the Whipped Cherry scrub is also formulated with resveratrol, an antioxidant which has long-term antiaging benefits.



2. Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask, C$8

This yummy face mask is the Holy Grail for oily skin, and as mentioned in the product description on Lush’s website, that basically makes it every teenager’s dream. Cocoa powder is coupled with Rhassoul mud, and a slew of other edible ingredients such as vanilla absolute and spearmint oil to create a deep-cleaning and soothing concoction.



3. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Oatmeal Mask, C$28

While those with oily skin will definitely enjoy the aforementioned Cupcake mask, First Aid Beauty’s Oatmeal Mask is a godsend for anyone who suffers from dry skin. The oatmeal in this gentle mask manages to hydrate extremely dry skin all the while alleviating tightness making dry, rough skin supple and baby soft.


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4. Juara Invigorating Coffee Scrub, C$50

For all the coffee addicts out there, you may want to consider ditching your latte in favour of this invigorating body scrub. Juara’s mix of ground coffee beans, finely crushed walnut shells, moisturizing oil extracts will both exfoliate and brighten the skin as well as keep it hydrated and smooth to the touch.


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By Lwini Mata, Toronto


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Beauty Jobs – Mauve Into Fall with Neutral Kylie Jenner Inspired Lips!

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015


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Kylie Jenner has really come into her own this past year with her distinct style and signature glam makeup! Considering all the discussion about her trademark pout, she often opts to keep it simple when it comes to her lips, favouring earthy matte nudes which transition well from season to season. The mauve lippie should be a staple in everyone’s beauty closet, especially with the natural 70s style hues that are sure to be big for Fall.


To achieve Kylie’s perfect pout, a little bit of little prep goes a long way. Hydrated and exfoliated lips are a must when wearing matte lip colours. Matte lip products can be very unforgiving on dry lips, so using a moisturizing lip treatment like First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Lip Therapy will really help create a smooth surface and heal chapped or cracked lips. Using a lip treatment overnight will ensure that your lips are extra hydrated, and pairing it with an exfoliating scrub like the Fresh Sugar Lip Polish will rid your lips of any dry skin. Once your lips are hydrated and smooth, using a primer which will fill in and smooth over any fine lines and prevent puckering and feathering is a must. Guerlain’sKissKissLiplift does the job while also plumping the lips, making them their most kissable!



Using a lip liner that is, whether you refer to simple line the lips or fill them in all the way, this extra bit of pigmentation will make absolutely sure that your lip colour is not only bold, but has tremendous staying power. You can use a shade that is the same as the lip product you chose or slightly darker. Products with a formula similar to Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Lip Liner’s waterproof formula will also ensure that there is little to no product transfer, making re-applying throughout the day a complete afterthought.


When your lips are finally prepped, primed, and lined, you can go ahead with any of these universally flattered mauve lip colours!

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1. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy, C$15 available at Sephora

2. Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, C$29 available at Sephora

3. GuerlainKissKissLipLift, C$50 available at Nordstrom

4. Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil in 14C, C$23 available atSephora

5. Bite Beauty Matte Lip Crayon in Glacé, C$28 available at Sephora

6. Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge in 2(Rosewood), C$29 available at Sephora

7. Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Marvelous Mauve, C$16

8. RevlonColorburst Matte Balm, C$9 available at Wal-Mart

By Lwini Mata

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Cosmetician Jobs – Quick & Beautiful Getaway

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Every year, I face August with the startling knowledge that but a few weeks of summer remain. Translation? There are only a handful of opportunities to pack up and take off on a quick weekend getaway. Though I’d love to just grab my entire Sephora train case and hit the road, my travel companions would likely disapprove of me hogging all the trunk space. Instead, I’ve honed the perfect pared-down product list: with just six essentials and a basic brush set (plus a cute and functional carrying case), we can all travel light without sacrificing our good looks.

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1. CARGO SPF 20 Tinted Moisturizer, $37, available at Murale. Forget heavy foundation; a softly tinted moisturizer that offers coverage, sun protection, and hydration is the way to go when you want to keep things simple. Opt for a slightly more buildable formula like this one from CARGO.

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2. Lise Watier Portfolio Professional Correctors, $31. A fun pinwheel of multi-functional shades, this is Canada’s #1 concealer for a reason! It has segments for concealing, highlighting, and contouring, so you can leave many of your other products at home.

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3. Urban Decay Naked2 palette, $60, available at Sephora. I literally don’t leave home without this eye shadow palette. It has twelve highly pigmented shadows ranging from the most neutral creams and beiges to smoky blacks and bronzes and sparkly gunmetal to create an endless array of daytime or nighttime looks. The darker colours also double as great eyeliners, meaning I don’t need to pack any pencils!

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4. e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder, $3. Rather than packing up separate blush and bronzer, opt for a combination set when traveling. This drugstore option from e.l.f. comes in three cute colour combos to give you a healthy glow.

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5. Bite Beauty Lip Layers, $15, available at Sephora. When I travel, I ruthlessly limit my lipstick selections; otherwise, I’d probably pack at least 12. If you’re only going to bring one tube, why not go for a double-whammy? No need to decide between raspberry pink and cherry red – this double ended lipstick gives you both options, plus allows for genius colour mixing.

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6. Givenchy Noir Couture 4 in 1 Mascara Mini, $17, available at Sephora. Full sized mascara tubes can occupy valuable cosmetics bag real estate, so I always travel with a miniature. Givenchy had a stroke of genius when they started selling one of my favourite mascaras in a travel size.

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7. Sephora Collection Out of Pocket Beauty Brush Set, $22. I don’t want (or need) to pack the whole kit and caboodle when I road trip; instead, there are great pre-packaged sets available that are ideal for holiday makeup application. This set of mini brushes from Sephora has you covered for applying liner, shadow, lippies, and powders.

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8. apple & bee Carry All Traveller, $62.95.  The final piece of the puzzle is a convenient zip-up cosmetics case in a fun print. With its clear interior pockets and fold-out style, you can hang this bag when you reach your destination and have all your products in view.


By: Madison Blake, Vancouver

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Beauty Careers – Canadian Beauty Brands

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Just in time for Canada day, I wanted to share some of my favourite Canadian beauty brands. I love supporting home grown brands with innovative products that are beloved in my beauty kit and I think you’ll love what these companies have to offer too!

1. Bite Beauty
I’m all about natural ingredients, which is what Bite Beauty uses for their line of lip products. The line contains just about any lip colour you can imagine, from bold to neutral and I’m all about the anti aging antioxidant’s included in the formula!

2. Elizabeth Grant
Elizabeth Grant has a wide range of products from makeup, skincare and fragrance. It’s definitely not new to the market, the brand has been selling since 1958 and has a loyal fan base. My favourite is the dark circle treatment ($22), made with all natural ingredients and visible anti aging effects!

3. Cake Beauty
Natural ingredients never sounded more delicious! Cake Beauty started in the kitchen of founder Heather Reier, the bath and body collection is 100% paraben free. The confectionary scents and pretty pink packaging are enough to sell me but the Satin Sugar Dry Shampoo ($18) and Milk Made Velveteen Hand Cream ($18) work like a charm too!

By: Melanie Kerr, Managing Editor, Toronto

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