Tom Ford Lips & Boys

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The Tom Ford limited edition clutch size lipstick collection called Lips and Boys, has 5o different shades named after male characters Ford admires. Since the Lipsticks are mini versions of the standard size sold they have a smaller price point of $32. The collection is available now on Tom Ford Beauty until December 1st, so hurry up if you want to catch them before it’s too late!

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Winter Brights


Pops of colour and bright attire gives life to an otherwise wet and grey fall season. Opt for neutral makeup like chocolate brown eye liners, peach lip colours, and light enhancing cheeks to effortlessly pull this look together.

1. Shiseido Face Colour Enhancer 2. Obsessive Compulsive Nail Polish in Covet 3. Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Coral Bite 4. YSL Lumieres Majorelle Colour Palette 5. Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Exotique  6. Laura Mercier Creme Liner in Espresso 7. Shu Uemura Warm Eye Shadow Palette 8. Jouer Illuminating Eye Definer Pencil

Kenzo Bi-Colour Jaquard Dress/ Teal Spade Felt Fedora /Nike Air Max 90 GS Hyper Pink/ Kate Spade Small Square Stud Earrings /Joe Fresh Red Stripe Shaker Knit Sweater/ Alexander Wang Runway Survival Kit in Citrine/Blue Unreal Fur Jacket /Maiyet Pleated Wide Leg Trousers


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2014 American Music Awards


The red carpet at the American Music Awards on Sunday followed standard celebrity makeup procedure: glowy skin; tons of lashes; nude lips, with the exception of Selena Gomez; and carefully groomed eye brows. The best beauty look was Gigi Hadid who looked neutral and radiant. I’m quite obsessed with her look in general, so even though her trouser suit was not all to my liking she still wins based on that stunning face.

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Prabal Gurung x MAC


Another day and another designer collab. This time it’s MAC and New York ready-to-wear designer Prabal Gurung. When MAC teams up with someone, you can count on unique package design that’s a departure from their usual makeup artist friendly cases. The exclusive collection with Prabal Gurung is no exception to that rule. The designer himself was creatively involved in the architectural inspired gold cases as well as with the actual colour collection. The result is lipsticks, lip gloss, kohl pencils, eyeshadow duos, cream colour base, bronzing powder, and a kabuki style brush. The entire collection is available online today, and in store November 26.

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Solange Knowles’ New Orleans Wedding


Solange Knowles wed on Sunday in fabulous style. What is not to love about her utterly chic Kenzo dress with cape, gold cuffs, big hair and red lips. The official images released are beautiful, unique, and everything we have come to expect from Beyonce’s younger sibling.

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Mascara Layering


Use more than you type of mascara to achieve thicker, longer, curlier lashes. Apply a lengthening one first, starting at the root of the lashes and pull the brush to the very tip of the lashes. Then build on top of that with a volumizing mascara for extra thickness and drama.

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Model of the Moment: Riley Montana


Relatively new face Riley Montana has gorgeous skin, intense eyes, and a regal neck. It’s no wonder that Riley walked in some major shows this past fashion month including opening the Balmain show; and already has a Givenchy campaign on her resume. This girl is one to watch.

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Maybelline Brow Drama

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This was a go-to product for me backstage recently at Toronto fashion week. The tinted gel comes in 3 shades, and is just enough to create a fuller looking eyebrow. The uniquely shaped brush delivers enough gel to keep the brow hair in place without looking heavy or too stiff. You can’t beat budget friendly beauty!

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Dramatic Eyeliner Fall 2014


This seasons eyeliner looks bring major drama, here are a few tips to take these runway trends from the catwalk to the street.

Lanvin’s undone, smudgy lids can be replicated by using a small flat brush and a black cream shadow. The round edges on the inner and outer corners give the liner at Dries Van Noten a very cool feel. Shrink the size of the liner and avoid extending too far out towards the temple to capture the essence of the look in a more wearable way. Opaque black lids combined with massive amounts of lower mascara, as seen at Saint Laurent can be toned down by simply taking the liner only half way up the eyelid.

1. Urban Decay Good Karma Multi-Task Brush 2. Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow  3. Giorgio Armani Black Ecstasy Mascara 4. Shu Uemura Calligraphy Ink Eyeliner Pen  5. Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes

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amfAR Inspiration Gala


The amfAR gala in LA had a very good looking turn out for the event honouring Tom Ford. Rihanna  wore Tom Ford Spring 2015, along with a sleek side part and matte orange lips. Also wearing a sleek do was Gwyneth Paltrow with ruby lips, and Alessandra who wore her sleek locks with a centre part and smoky eyes. Kat Dennings take on classic Hollywood glamour with 40’s waves, looked stunning in her strapless metallic dress. Lea Michele’s chocolate smoky eye and neutral lip was the perfect pairing for her nude tone sequin gown. Cara Santana’s matte cherry lips were the show stopper of the evening. The contrast with her blush dress was absolutely stunning.

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