amfAR Inspiration Gala

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The amfAR gala in LA had a very good looking turn out for the event honouring Tom Ford. Rihanna was 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 wore her centre parted style with a smoky eye. Kat Dennings take on classic Hollywood glamour with 40’s waves looked stunning with 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.

Images from dailymail.com 

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Toronto Fashion Week SS15 Day 4 & 5

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The makeup looks for day 4 were all about dewy, highlighted skin as seen at Caitlin Power and Rudsak.  Our go to products to create these looks were Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded and Too Cool, mixed with Baby Lips. The first show on Friday was a very strong look for Huntress. Exaggerated smoky eyes and elongated brows. My favourite show of the day was Mikhael Kale, who also happens to be my favourite Canadian designer.  Grace Lee designed the cool black and white eyeliner look, full brows, nude lips and natural skin.

Images from top left to right: Mikael D models, Huntress, Mikhael Kale, Caitlin Power, Rudsak makeup, Rudsak models, Mikhael Kale models

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Toronto Fashion Week SS15 Day 2 & 3

I don’t even know where the past four days went to. Toronto fashion week is zipping by so quickly this season. Day one was amazing but extremly hectic, and I had no time to take any pictures.  A few of my favourite looks from Tuesday were the natural skin, full eyebrow and nude lip from Melissa Nepton, and the beautiful scarlet matte lips at Target. Wednesday started off with smoky eyes at Rudy Bois and ended with neon two-tone lips at Hayley Elsaesser.

Images from left to right: Melissa Nepton makeup design by Grace Lee executed by me, Target Canada makeup design by Grace Lee executed by me, hair at Mackage, Rudy Bois makeup by Grace Lee, Hayley Elsaesser with models from her show, glitter hair by Redken at Hayley Elsaesser, nails by Essie for Hayley Elsaesser, makeup design by Grace Lee executed by me for Hayley Elsaesser

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Alexander Wang for H&M

One of my favourite designers debuted their much anticipated collab with H&M last night in New York. The Alexander Wang collection is sports/street wear inspired in a tonal palette of black, white, and grey–which I love. Interesting shapes, and textures are in full effect for the pieces, which are very much inspired by his mainline (the boots in the centre image are similar to ones I own from a season ago). I foresee the real issue for myself on November 6 will be what to put back. I kind of want it all.

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Suki Waterhouse Burberry Beauty

Suki Waterhouse features in the new Burberry beauty campaign for their latest eye products. The black and white images are beautifully shot by photographer Cuneyt Akeroglu with makeup by Wendy Rowe.

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Gucci Beauty

I have a penchant for luxury cosmetics, so of course I’m very excited for the new Gucci line. The rich black, monogramed and gold accented packaging looks very decadent. I’m also very optimistic that the actual product will be up to makeup artist standard, as Pat McGrath was the pro behind the line.

Available at saks.com and gucci.com

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Peach Cheeks

Take a break from overly sculpted cheeks and opt for a peachy glow. Warm peach cheeks look beautiful on all skin tones.

1. NARS Multiple Maui 2. Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric #305 3. Shu Uemura Glow On Blush in Tangerine Pearl 

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Nicki Minaj for L’uomo Vogue Italia

Nicki Minaj in this menswear inspired editorial is simply perfect.

Images from L’uomo Vogue Italia

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Get the Look Chloe FW14

The makeup look from the Chloe show is both simple and pretty. The eyes are the main focus; I love the cool and warm combo of the colours. To recreate the look use lavender on the eyelids and a warm brown through the crease. Make sure to blend the brown shadow out towards the temple, and wrap it underneath the eyes. To achieve the diffused look use a cream shadow like MAC Mid-Tone Sepia. The skin should be perfected where needed with concealer, and a tiny amount should be applied to the lips to take down the natural lip colour.

1. Hakuhodo S142Bk Eye Shadow Brush  2. MAC Mid-Tone Sepia Cream Colour Base 3. Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Asphyxia 4. MAC Master Match Concealer 

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Best of Paris Fashion Week SS15

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Paris was like a creative overload. Incredible collections, spectacular shows, and brilliant makeup looks it was hard to pick only 9 looks. Clearly I need a bigger grid! The high gloss black masks, blocked out eyebrows and, impeccably blended bronze shadow at Alexander McQueen was my absolute favourite look of the week. Of course this strikingly beautiful look was the work of Pat McGrath.

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