Monthly Archives: August 2015

Coeur de Pirate-Toronto Interviews

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Last week I had the opportunity to work with Beatrice Martin of Coeur de Pirate.  She was doing multiple press interviews to promote her latest album Roses which is being released TODAY!!! For Beatrice’s hair she wanted simple soft curls and to wear it down.  For her makeup she loves a winded liner and she wanted a shimmery eyelid.  I used MAC‘s Retrospeck eyeshadow on her eyelids and Inglot gel liner in Black to shape her eyes.  For her lips she wanted a fun coral tone so I used Lustering lipstick from MAC Cosmetics. Here is her performance on CBC’s…

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Q & A with 3 Top Makeup Artists

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Ever wonder what its like to be a big time makeup artist?  Now you can get a little snapshot of their lives in this great Q & A by Wall Street Journal.  The interviews are with Sir John, Lisa Eldridge and Hannah Murray.  Now you might be asking yourself just who are these artists???   I’m pretty sure you have probably seen their work on red carpets or in one of the giant fashion magazines.  Here are some quick backgrounds on these PRO makeup artists: Sir John is best know as the master behind Beyoncé’s beautiful looks.  He was also named…

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May the Force of Makeup be with you!

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Back in 1977 when Star Wars hit theaters the concept of a large franchised movie pairing with a cosmetic company would have been crazy.  In the past decade it has become the norm for makeup companies to launch a line of limited edition colours and products that correlate with a blockbuster film. In tune with this new trend Cover Girl has just announced that they will launch a collection of makeup that is based on none other then Star Wars! A sneak peak of the collection was revealed and here are the first 2 images out of 6, one makeup…

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Makeup Tricks to save you $$$

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We all love getting the best bang for your buck, especially when it comes to makeup.  Over a lifetime the average woman spends $15,000 on makeup alone!  Makes sense considering the cosmetic industry brings in 15 BILLION +++ a year. Here is a great article from BuzzFeed that gives you 18 genius tricks to get your money’s worth on makeup: Makeup Tricks Enjoy and you’re welcome! XO J9

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Sephora-Lower Free Shipping!

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This one is going to be short and extra super sweet!  Beauty junkies right across Canada can now rejoice because Sephora has lowered their free shipping from a $75+ a purchase down to only $50+!!! That’s great news for any one who loves makeup and online shopping-ME ME ME! With the holidays right around the corner this could be very, VERY dangerous. Oh well that’s what credit cards are for 😉 Happy Shopping!!! XO J9

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‘PRODUCT REVIEW’ Sigma Blending Brush

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Whether I am doing multiple makeups for a large bridal party, dolling up several celebrities for TIFF or doing face after face for Toronto Fashion Week, I always make sure to have plenty of brushes to go around. As you can see I have a few 😉 I prefer to retire a brush once it’s been used for the day and I will wash/sanitize it thoroughly at night.  I find quick brush cleansing in between clients is not always feasible and I also find my brushes don’t perform the same when they have brush cleanser in them.  Most of my…

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