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Toronto Fashion Week Essentials

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Today is day 1 of Toronto fashion week! Here’s a quick look at some of my must-have items that get me through a very jam packed schedule.

Of course my kit and brushes are the most important thing. I only need a basic kit as the key colours for each show will be provided.

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Fall 2013 Beauty Campaigns

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Although I am not ready to  give up the summer weather I am ready for autumn makeup. The latest beauty collections are as enticing as ever for the new season. Lots of deep jewel tones in metallic textures for the eyes.

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Matte Lips for Spring

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Bright matte lips are a must have trend for the season. Ruby reds to fuchsia pinks were all runway staples. At the Giles show in London we used a fuchsia lip pencil all over the lips to get a highly pigmented matte lip, with no lipstick.

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MAC Grey Friday

Black Friday will be grey at MAC as they launch an exclusive lipstick and nail polish available at the Times Square location, and online. The steel colour nail polish has a matte texture when dry, and the silver lipstick when applied over a darker shade will add a cool shimmery effect.  

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Show of the Week: Giles

This was my second time working on the Giles show, once again his designs were exquisite. The dramatic head pieces were courtesy of milliner Stephen Jones. The makeup look was all about this strong hot pink mouth. This was achieved with massive amounts of a bright pink lip pencil on top of lightly concealed lips,

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February iD Magazine Covers

iD has 12 different Chinese themed covers this month. These 4 are my favourite. The fabulous Terry Barber is the makeup artist behind the looks that commemorate the year of the dragon.

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Daphne Guinness for MAC

 

Every Boxing Day MAC brings out a new colour collection. The idea is to give their customers something new while most other lines are selling marked down gift sets. Not a bad idea really. The collaboration with artist and couture collector Guinness, is comprised of cool mauves,

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Gareth Pugh for MAC

Theatrical Brit designer Gareth Pugh, has collaborated with MAC Cosmetics on a limited edition collection. One of the best things about special edition collections is the packaging, and this one is particularly good! The shiny black cases with X’s, especially on the pigment pots looks very strong and dramatic.

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Spider Lashes

As an advocate of major mascara, the spider lash makeup trend is one of my runway faves this season. The look is all about loading on mascara for extreme thickness, the clumpier the better.

For best results you obviously need a volumizing mascara preferably in jet black.

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MAC Skinsheen Bronzer Stick

The new bronzing sticks at MAC are this seasons solution to a fabulous sunless tan. There are 3 shades to choose from, one with shimmer called gilty bronze, and 2 without–tan-tint, and billionaire bronze. In typical MAC style the pigment content is very high. If you have fair skin I would avoid swiping the product across your cheeks,

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