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4 Must-Have Lip Colours For Spring

Update your lipsticks for spring with these 4 vibrant shades. YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks have the best texture. The rich creamy feel combined with intense colour makes this one of my all time favourite products. Every makeup bag needs an orange lip colour, and Electric Orange by Maybelline is the perfect shade. I was just at Illamasqua yesterday and their new summer collection includes 3 pop coloured lipsticks. Luster is my fave for a candy pink pout. If you’re looking for full on colour then look no further than MAC Lipmix. Designed for pro’s these saturated colours can be worn alone or custom mixed.

 1. YSL Rouge Voulpte in Caress Pink 2. Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Lipstick in Electric Orange 3. Illamasqua Glamoure Lipstick in Luster 4. MAC Lip Mix in Red 

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Spring Metallics

Not just for fall winter the metallic trend is a must-have for spring. While your outfit might be a shimmering success, make sure to contrast some matte features into your make up look. A matte primer under foundation ensures you only glow in specific areas and not all over.

1. Givenchy Le Prisme Yeux – Acoustic Quatuor Colour & Shine Metallic Eyes 2. Dolce & Gabbana Monica Voluptuous Lipstick in Nude Monica  3. Rococo Nail Polish in Bad Robot 4. YSL Matte Touch Primer  5. Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Metal Steel 6. Trish McEvoy Illuminating Cream Palette 7. Tom Ford Traceless Foundation 

Topshop Rose Gold Tee/Alexander Wang Marti Bag in Rhodium /Gucci Lame Trousers/ J Crew Lanie Crackled Metallic Sandal

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Spring Hair: Centre Parts

For this spring the centre part was a very popular on the runway. If the side part is your go-to look, try wearing the centre part with tousled or sleek hair for an instant update.

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Best of Toronto Fashion Week AW14

The Maybelline team lead by Grace Lee, completed over 35 shows last week at World Mastercard Fashion Week. The looks varied from designer to designer from nude lips to deep aubergine, dewy skin to natural matte, dark eyes to neutral eyes. The common thread was full brushed up brows that framed the eyes. Some of my must-have products throughout the week were: Face Studio Master Glaze  for creating the wind blown cheek look at Joe Fresh. It’s the perfect cheek product for colour and glow. For all the full groomed eyebrows I used Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil. For perfecting skin there was nothing better than Instant Age Rewind I used it as a concealer and sometimes as a foundation.

Images by The Coveteur

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Day One Toronto Fashion Week AW14

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World Master Card Fashion Week started yesterday in Toronto, and things got off to a very busy start at the tents in David Pecaut Square. Grace Lee created 5 beautiful looks that the team and I executed. My two faves were Mikhael Kale and Line Knitwear. For Mikhael Kale super dewy skin was created using a combo of BB Cream and Baby Lips on the top of the cheekbones. We cut up false lashes and placed them along the upper and lower lash line for a doe eyed yet edgy look. My fave nude lip colour in 915 muted out the lips.

At Line Knitwear the look featured structured eyes and bright pink lips. I just discovered how much I like the Master Precise Eyeliner while working on this show. The upper lash line had a strong cat eye in black and Silver Strike Color Tattoo followed just above the black liner, and wrapped around. A dramatic line of Silver Tatoo also went through the crease and tapered straight out. The gorgeous punchy lip colour was achieved with Sensational Vivids LipColor in Vivid Rose in the centre and Color Whisper in Faint for Fuchsia. 

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4 Spring 2014 Makeup Trends

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Now that the fall collections have come to an end it’s time to refocus on the season at hand–spring. These 4 trends were all over the runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris. The Artsy look was all about colour, texture and placement. For this trend your face is literally a canvas. The fresh faced look this season means creating a flawless complexion. Skincare is the key to creating this look, especially since this winter was particularly harsh. I love the statement lip look because it makes a big impact, and is easy to execute when you’re short on time. Opaque matte pastels as seen at Prabal Gurung or brighter versions like at Rag & Bone give you a variety of options. Versace, Topshop Unique, Rodarte, and Saint Laurent all showed strong eyeliner looks proving that liquid eyeliner is always a good idea.

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Best of Paris Fashion Week AW14

Paris never fails to impress, and this season was no exception. Pat McGrath served up incredible beauty looks at McQueen, Givenchy, Lanvin, Christian Dior, and Stella McCartney. The Balmain girl doesn’t change much from season to season. Tom Pecheux keeps the girls looking fresh faced and cool. The Dries Van Noten look was designed by Peter Philips. Strong black liquid liner created a geometric shape across the eyelids and the rest of the face was neutral. Louis Vuitton was highly anticipated as Nicolas Ghesquiere debuted his inaugural collection for the brand. Chocolate smoky eyes, subtly contoured cheeks, and natural lips were in line with the collection. The most talked about show of the week was of course Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld’s grocery shopping experience was fabulous. The sensorial show was bright and fun. Models decked out in all kinds of looks from pastel sweats to multicoloured tweeds, to metallic jumpsuits. Pops of colour on their eyes and pastel dreadlocks in their hair–by far the coolest grocery shoppers you will ever see.

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Best of Milan Fashion Week AW14

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The Milan collections were all about beautiful looking women. Skin of course was flawless with some shading. Full groomed eyebrows, and barely there lip colour. The look at Roberto Cavalli though predictable was still one of my favourites of the week.

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Best of London Fashion Week AW14

Last week in London I worked on some fabulous shows keyed by top industry pros. Up and coming designers like Lucas Nascimento and well established design houses like Burberry, make for a mix of avant garde and easy to wear makeup looks. The gold leaf look at Simone Rocha keyed by Sam Bryant was everything. For Florie White’s pastel Meadham Kirchhoff look we skipped the brushes and used our fingers–so fun!

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Best of New York Fashion Week AW14

I’m a little behind with my fall collections due to my trip to London last week. That being said this week I will be rewinding to the beginning of fashion month, and starting with my favourite make up looks from New York. The  eyeliner at Rag & Bone seemed to float off the ends of the eye which created an interesting shape. The sepia colours at Michael Kors and Prabal Gurung were gorgeous. Rodarte’s maroon tones on eyes and lips made for lots of drama. The skin at Alexander Wang and Diane Von Furstenberg was flawless. Donna Karan’s metallics and Marc Jacobs cut crease showed that it was all about the eyes. Skipping mascara and lips the lower eyeliner at Thakoon was the focus.

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