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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!

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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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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 – 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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Makeup Artist Jobs – NYFW Beauty Looks You Need To Try

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Backstage at Creatures of the Wind RTW 2017

It’s a fact, runway beauty trends typically become mainstream in the months following fashion week. Although looks straight off the runway aren’t necessarily the most wearable, they can be modified (aka toned down) to work for anyone and everyone. Stay ahead of the beauty game by keeping an eye on backstage runway looks during New York Fashion Week. We’ve compiled the top beauty trends from the Fall 2017 Ready to Wear season that you need to try ASAP.

1. Michael Costello

70s Power Woman

“Disco divas” strutted down Michael Costello’s and Brandon Maxwell’s Fall Ready to Wear 2017 this season. Fierce was the most commonly used term used backstage as models sported ultra glam makeup ranging from angular contoured cheekbones to strong brows and prominent lips. Combined with a full ‘fro, this look just says, “I’m a powerful business woman from the ‘70s, nice to meet ya”.2. Jeremy Scott

Bold Bottom Lashes

Jeremy Scott went big (per usual) with the use of false lashes in his Fall 2017 RTW look. To achieve a similar feel without going overboard, apply coats of lash-defining mascara to your bottom lashes without any other eye makeup. Rosy cheeks and a lip-plumping gloss complete this animated look.3. Oscar de la Renta

Bright Monochromatic Eyes

Graphic eyeshadow looks came down the runway multiple times this season, but no one mastered it quite like Oscar de la Renta. The smoldering red eyeshadow manages to make the face pop without being “unwearable”. Although more appropriate for a night out, anyone can pull off this look with the right shade of red and a ton of practice!

Beaufille RTW Fall 2017

Mara Hoffman RTW Fall 2017

Skin Is In

Understated makeup that lets the model’s skin poke through was another trend we spotted this week. Whether paired with a with a deep lip as seen in Mara Hoffman’s presentation or something a little more neutral (à la Beaufille) this effortless look is set to take over for the rest of the year.

5. The Blonds

Modern 1920s Beauty

Whether it was the sleek hair or the bronze smokey eye, the models of Badgley Mischka (top) and The Blonds (bottom) were giving us major 1920s vixen feels. The updated pin-up is a glamorous take on classic beauty and would be perfect to replicate for a date night, drinks with the girls or intense IG selfie sessions.

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Oversized Hair Accessories

We loved the oversized hair accessories we saw strut down Marchesa’s runway this season. The larger-than-life details of the satin bows and stunning floral hair arrangements added a touch of whimsical romance to the collection. Here’s how to tone it down for work: tie a satin ribbon around your ponytail or pin bangs to the side with a floral-print hair clip

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Natural Hair Magic

Have you noticed a change in hair trends? Natural hair is being embraced more and more by the high fashion world! This is proven by how many models rocked their natural kinks and curls throughout NYFW. Images from the runways of Cushnie et Ochs and Chromat add diversity and beauty to the looks of this season.

Micro Nail Details

You’ll have to take a close look to appreciate the mini details making their way down runways this season. Alice+Olivia went matchy-matchy with their accessories and nails. This is one of the easier trends to replicate if you already have an outfit in mind. Use your creativity to ensure small details transcend into aspects of your makeup, hair or nails.

Are there any other beauty trends from NYFW 2017 that you’re dying to try? Let us know in the comments below.

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1. Michael Costello inspiration image courtesy of NY Mag

2. Brandon Maxwell inspiration image courtesy of WWD

3. Jeremy Scott inspiration image courtesy of Vogue

4. Oscar de la Renta inspiration image courtesy of Elle

5. Mara Hoffman inspiration image courtesy of WWD

6. Beaufille inspiration image courtesy of WWD

7. Badgley Mischka inspiration image courtesy of WWD

8. The Blonds inspiration image courtesy of NY Mag

9. Marchesa 1 inspiration image courtesy of The Fashion Spot

10. Marchesa 2 inspiration image courtesy of The Fashion Spot

11. Cushnie et Ochs inspiration image courtesy of Vogue

12. Chromat inspiration image courtesy of NY Mag

13. Alice+Olivia inspiration image courtesy of WWD


By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

Beauty Jobs – Splurge vs. Steal: The 9 Items You Need In Your Makeup Arsenal

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

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Just as you need a staple wardrobe filled with tried and true clothing pieces, you also need a makeup bag stocked with beauty staples. To ensure you’re always selfie-ready, keep a trusty set of top-rated and essential makeup products for everyday use on hand or in your purse.

Not sure where to begin? No problem! We’ve put together a list of all the items you need in your makeup bag so you can get glammed’ in a minutes notice. Don’t worry — there are no gimmicks here — each of these products have a serious cult following and are guaranteed to deliver on their beauty promises!

And don’t worry, we’ve made sure to include products that are not only makeup artist approved, but also easy on your wallet. From high-end splurges to drugstore favourites, we’ve rounded up the nine items you need in your makeup arsenal.

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1. Pore-Smoothing Primer

The majority of us have visible pores somewhere on our faces. Luckily, large pores are a minor beauty problem that can be easily fixed with a smoothing primer. We suggest trying Benefit’s The POREfessional, as it will give your skin a blurred, filtered effect. Not to mention it’s constantly being raved about my makeup gurus. For the savvier shoppers, NYX’s Pore Filler offers a lighter, whipped consistency and can be applied under or over makeup to erase large pores.

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2. Versatile Medium Coverage Foundation

Guys and gals of the world listen up: Regardless of your skin, you need to have a medium coverage foundation at the ready. A good quality medium base is versatile by allowing you to sheer it out or build it up for full-coverage glam. Makeup Forever’s Ultra HD foundation gained an even bigger following when they expanded their colour selection to include an impressive 40 shades. Drugstore equivalent L’Oréal Paris True Match offers 23 shades and has been a favourite of MUAs and beauty bloggers since the early days of YouTube.

thumbnail_3. Tatcha papersthumbnail_3. Clean and Clear papers 3. T-Zone Saving Blotting Sheets

Throughout your workday your T-Zone may need a pat here and a dab there to keep excessive shine under wraps. The luxurious Japanese-inspired brand Tatcha offers blotting papers made of leaves that have garnered rave reviews based on their ability to leave makeup undisturbed. An equally impressive dupe is Clean and Clear’s Oil Absorbing Sheets, which are available practically everywhere for a fraction of the price.

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4. On-the-go highlighter

Beauty lovers worldwide have dubbed Becca Cosmetics the reigning Queen of glow. Their long-lasting liquid highlighter comes in a plethora of shades to brighten every skin tone and is sleek enough to fit in any makeup bag — including yours! For equally stunning and beaming results you can find Maybelline’s Strobing Stick down the aisles of your local drugstore. Coming in at less than $11 a pop, be sure to stock up on these — we definitely did!

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5. Neutral Eye shadow Palette

Lugging single eyeshadows around is not only inconvenient but can also be unreasonably pricey. Major brands have picked up on this fact and now eyeshadow palettes are being released on what feels like a monthly basis. Opt for a neutral eyeshadow palette that can be used to create multiple looks from a shimmery everyday glam to a bold smokey eye like the Tartelette in Bloom or the Nature Glow palette. The only major difference between the two is the price tag.

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6. Universally Flattering Blush

Coral is without a doubt the most universally flattering blush shade. Depending on whether you use a light or heavy hand it adds a pop of colour to any complexion. Perhaps one of the most iconic blush shades is Nars’ Orgasm — once upon a time Drake even name-dropped it in a song! To achieve similar peachy results while saving a few bucks, MAC’s Springsheen blush is a well-loved and well-known dupe.


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7. Super Precise Eyebrow Pencil

Face-framing eyebrows should be a staple in every guy or gal’s makeup routine. Leave achieving the perfect brows to the experts at Anastasia Beverly Hills; their Brow Wiz is a micro-thin pencil that replicates hairs with a waxy yet firm stay-all-day formula. For those of us not willing to shell out $27, NYX Cosmetics has come out with a product so uncannily similar it will leave you wondering if it’s the same brow pencil in different packaging.thumbnail_8. Anna Sui Lipstickthumbnail_8. Christian Louboutin Lipstick

8. Bold Statement Lipstick

We’re all guilty at one point or another of buying a product solely for its beautiful packaging. Don’t feel too bad — the Christian Louboutin lipsticks are actual works of art packed with conditioning ingredients that make the price feel completely worth it! Equally beautiful is the packaging from Anna Sui’s lipstick collection that you can grab at a fraction of the price. Pulling either of these lipsticks out of your purse will definitely have heads turning.

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9. Lash Defining Mascara

Every makeup arsenal needs a mascara to define and thicken lashes in just a few non-clumpy swipes. The Eyes To Kill Mascara takes it a step further with a formula that dries down to a shiny, reflective finish and is used by MUAs around the world. With just as much jet-black pigment minus the shiny bling, L’Oreal Paris’ Voluminous mascara in Carbon black also delivers.

How many of the following beauty products do you already own and love? Share your thoughts and comments down below!

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Product Info:

  1. Benefit The Porefessional Face Primer, $39, available at Sephora
  2. NYX Cosmetics Pore Filler, $16, available at Shoppers Drug Mart
  3. Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover foundation, $52, available at Sephora
  4. L’Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup, $9.99, available at Ulta
  5. Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers, $15, available at Sephora
  6. Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $6.97, available at Walmart
  7. Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter, $50, available at Sephora
  8. Maybelline New York Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter, $10.97, available at Walmart
  9. Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette, $60, available at Sephora
  10. Morphe Brushes 35O – Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette, $39.99
  11. NARS Blush in Orgasm, $38, available at Sephora
  12. MAC Powder Blush in Springsheen, $27
  13. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, $27, available at Sephora
  14. NYX Cosmetics Micro Brow Pencil, $12, available at Shoppers Drug Mart
  15. YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick in 44 Nude Lavalliere, $42
  16. Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Color in Rouge, $120, available at Holt Renfrew
  17. Anna Sui Lipstick in M770, $29, available at
  18. Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill – Excess Mascara, $43.73, available at Nordstrom
  19. L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black, $6.97, available at Walmart

By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

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Beauty Jobs – Five Cold Weather Hacks

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

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Is the cold weather getting the best of your skin? Good news! Although everyone’s skin is different, there are hacks to add to your makeup and beauty routine which help fight dry, winter skin. You can instantly improve issues like flakiness, chapped lips and limp lashes with these tips and tricks to and you’ll be able to keep your skin healthy and radiant all winter long.


1. Exfoliate Instead of Clarify

Dry, cold air can lead to breakouts and redness. And while your natural instinct may be to clarify your skin, this can actually only dry skin out more. Instead, choose an exfoliating cleanser with added moisture to heal, protect and sustain your skin, leaving a glowy, moisturized and healthy look.


2. Use Tinted Moisturizer Instead of Foundation

A tinted moisturizer will not only hydrate but add light coverage to uneven skin tones and hide blemishes. There are a variety of brands with varying coverage, but the trick is to find one with SPF – many forget to use SPF in the winter! Apply with a foundation brush so the formula goes on evenly.


3. Use Brown or Blue Mascara

Brown or blue mascara (instead of black) is less heavy on pale, untanned winter skin, which gives off a brighter-eyed look. If it’s an especially wet, winter day, opt for a waterproof version of your favourite mascara to fight smudges and streaks. Pro tip: Only apply eyeliner on your top lid! Bottom liner may run in wet weather.4-tinted-lip-balm

4. Add Moisture with Tinted Lip Balm

No one wants flaky, chapped lips. They are uncomfortable and lipstick is a nightmare to apply. Fear not – tinted lip balm will quickly become your new best friend. Try the Clinique chubby stick moisturizing lip colour and balm, which was also an Allure best of beauty award winner in 2016 for both hydration and long-lasting colour.


5. Boost Limp Eyelashes with Powder

Cold air can make your eyelashes frail and limp. After applying mascara, use a Q-tip to apply a thin layer of setting powder, which thickens and plumps lashes. After, apply a second coat of mascara for much more noticeable volume.

By Julia Ranney, Toronto, @ranneyjulia


1. GLAMGLOW Thirstycleanse daily hydrating cleanser, $43, available at Sephora

2. CLINIQUE Moisture surge tinted CC cream with SPF 30, $49, available at Sephora

3. Diorshow Waterproof Mascara in Catwalk Brown, $36, available at Sephora

4. Clinique chubby stick moisturizing lip colour and balm, $21, available at Sephora

5. Laura Mercier translucent loose powder, $47, available at Sephora

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Beauty Jobs – Six Ways to Revive Your Skin After the Holidays

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

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It’s no secret that the month of December can take a serious toll on not only you, but also your complexion. From the late nights, holiday sweets, alcohol, and dry, freezing temps, it’s hardly a relaxing time for your skin.

Now that the New Year is in full swing, your work/life balance might be back on track, but has your skin caught up yet? If you don’t have enough hours in the day for some serious R&R, you’re in luck because we’ve rounded up six beauty products and procedures that are packed with just the right ingredients to do the trick.

These products and procedures will not only leave your skin glowing, but you’ll feel like you’ve just spent some time at a celebrity-approved spa.


Overnight Detox Moisturizer

Not everyone has 15-20 minutes to stand around waiting for a drippy sheet mask to absorb into their skin. Luckily, Murad’s City Skin Overnight Detox is loaded with Vitamin C and skin-plumping antioxidants that promise to neutralize the effects of pollution and other damaging environmental factors overnight. Simply massage into face, neck and chest and wake up to revitalized, even skin.


Oxygen Facials

Celebrities such as Naomi Campbell and Kate Middleton swear by Intraseuticals’ oxygen facials before any red carpet event. These facials are proven to boost the radiance and quality of your complexion by infusing a combination of oxygen and peptides directly into your skin’s surface. Bonus: you only need a single 20-40-minute treatment to see instant, lasting results.


Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches

You may have already seen these luxurious gold patches under the eyes of your favourite beauty gurus on Snapchat and Instagram. But if you have yet to see these beauties in action, these mini masks contain caffeine, humectants, and flecks of actual gold. Together these powerful ingredients will de-puff and firm the delicate skin underneath your eyes making you look like you’ve had a full week of sleep in only 10 minutes.


Energizing Facial Mists

A dull complexion may need constant pick-me-ups throughout the work day. The solution is simple: keep a travel sized facial mist on your desk or in your purse that contains skin-boosting ingredients like Vitamin C and moisturizing Aloe Vera. Facial mists instantly awaken and refresh the skin with just a few quick spritzes.


Mild Facial Peel

Nothing can boost skin’s radiance in a short amount of time the way exfoliation can. Gently penetrate layers of dull skin to reveal a brighter appearance by using a mild AHA exfoliant every night. Follow up with SPF30 or higher throughout the day and you’ll have your coworkers wondering if you somehow managed to sneak in a clinical grade facial after work.


Lip Polish

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the lips! The matte liquid lipstick trend of 2016 left many mouths dry and with lines we didn’t even know we had. Counteract these effects with a lip scrub that uses shea butter and oils to plump and moisturize your pout while removing pesky dry patches.

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Product Info:

  1. Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer, $84, available at Sephora
  2. Oxygen Face Rituals, $100-$175, salon treatment available at Ritual Toronto
  3. Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches, $92, available at Sephora
  4. The Body Shop Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz, $20, available at The Body Shop
  5. Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant, $29, available at Paula’s Choice
  6. Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, $29, available at Sephora

By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

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Makeup Artist Jobs – 7 Must-Have Products to Create an Effortless Holiday Glow

Saturday, December 24th, 2016


This time of year is a real tug-of-war between our excitement for Christmas, and our desire to escape the cold and fly to an island where we can be the true definition of a beach bum. Even with the extremely low temperatures, no one wants to look like Rudolph the red nose reindeer or Frosty the snowman. Luckily, I am here to let you know that you don’t have to! Forget daydreaming about the sun beaming down on your skin on a beach somewhere, here are 7 products you can use to achieve that sun-kissed glow throughout the holidays right at home. 


Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Bronzed Amber

Escape the winter blues with this custom shade bronzer that also acts as a highlighter and blush. This versatile hybrid highlighter enhances your skin’s natural undertone to provide an illuminating glow to any skin completion. Becca’s revolutionary bronzer doesn’t leave your skin looking glittery but instead leaves a shine finish that curves your facial features. 


Cover Shot: Eye Palettes

Wear the metallic shimmery eye shadow palette to help you imagine waves crashing against rocks as you sip your eggnog this season. As you already know, the metallic trend is on the rage, so why not incorporate it through your make-up? Use these metal shades of rose gold, pewter, and bronze to make a statement everywhere you go.


Rose Golden Blush Palette

This palette set includes a contouring powder, shiny highlighter, and rose toned blush. Use the matte finish Heavy Crown shade to create a tanned look, the cream iridescent highlighter to outline your natural facial structure, and the glimmering blush to add a touch of colour to your cheeks. For highlighting addicts, blend these soft shades together to create a warm afterglow that will last all night long.


Custom Enhancer Drops

CoverFx’s liquid highlighter bronzing drops have changed the make-up game this past year. The popular product can be used in combination with primers, moisturizers, sunscreens, and more to create a golden glow and all over sun-kissed skin. The oil-free drops are available in 6 shades including Celestial, Moonlight, Sunlight and Candlelight which are all illuminators, plus the Sunset and Sunkissed bronzers.


Honey Bronze Shimmer Lip Balm

To complete the perfect holiday glow, layer this lip balm over your lipstick for succulent lips that offers an elegant shimmer finish. The Body Shop’s specialized line helps you achieve a lustrous look from head-to-toe, and is infused with their signature Honey Bronze fragrance for sweet-smelling moisturizing products. 


Ultimate Glow Kit

You’re bound to find your perfect shade using this limited edition highlighter palette. Each shade has it own enhancement from platinum effect, gold reflection, and peach lustre. The 6 shades available include Snow, White Sand, Golden Dawn, Sunray, Amber Gold, and Hot Sand. This highlighter kit is great for every skin tone and will inspire the perfect holiday glow.


Glow + Firming Moisturizer

Pale skin is that of the past with this self-tanner that progressively colours your skin in just one week! Not only does this product give your skin a natural looking tan, it also works to make your skin look firmer while acting as a moisturizer and keeping you looking and feeling soft. Jergens Natural Glow + Firming Moisturizer can be found at most drug stores and mass retailers. Use this daily moisturizer to give your skin a long-lasting shimmer this season.

Product Info:

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1. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Bronzed Amber, $38

2. Smashbox Cover Shot: Eye Palettes, $35, available at Sephora

3. Zoeva Rose Golden Blush Palette, $21

4. CoverFx Customer Enhancer Drops, $52

5. The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmer Lip Balm, $10

6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit- Ultimate Glow, $45, available at Ulta

7. Jergens® Natural Glow + Firming Moisturizer, $10, available at Ulta


By: Dia McLaughlin, Mississauga, @diamari3