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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Toronto Fashion Week SS15 Day 4 & 5


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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