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Red Carpet Makeup trends from TIFF

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Well I can cross this goal off my list….last week I got to be a featured Makeup Expert on the popular talk show The Social! I talked about the hottest makeup trends seen on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was my first time ever having to speak and demo on live TV.  To say I was nervous would be an understatement.  I totally blacked out and barely remembered what I said, I went into total auto-pilot!  It was pretty exciting to sit down later that evening and watch the segment with my husband and kids….

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Toronto Makeup and Hair Artist Year End Review

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Happy New Year! What a year 2017 was! Lots and lots of highlights for me and I am beyond grateful for being able to do what I love. Lets go over some of my 2017 highlights: I started the year off right with travelling down South to Varadero Cuba for my first wedding of the year.  I knew the bride-Sherri from the fitness industry.  She was once a bikini competitor and I had done her hair and makeup for her fitness competitions in the past.  I was honored that she chose me to do her hair and makeup for her…

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Guyliner Quiz-take the test

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Buzzfeed always has fun finds to distract you from really anything, work, paying bills, doing homework etc .  I stumbled upon a fun quiz today where you need to identify which male celebrity the eyes belong to…and the key is they are all wearing GUYLINER! Now what exactly is guyliner???  Simply put, its guys who wear eyeliner!  This trend has really taken off in the last 5 years and its often seen on male musicians when they preform on stage or tv.   I have applied makeup to 2 of these rockers that are featured in the quiz. Here is Pete…

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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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‘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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#Umamakeupchallenge

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A couple of weeks ago there were reports blasting all over the news that actress Uma Thurman had “Renee Zellwegered” her face. Translation=everyone thought that she went out and had a boatload of plastic surgery done, and now she was barely recognizable.  When I saw this photo of Uma on the red carpet I immediately thought, ‘Its just her makeup!“  Its really sad that people feel a need to face-shame Hollywood actresses. My Facebook news feed was mixed, with half of my friends adamant she had gone under the knife and the other half chalking it up to a poor…

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‘THROWBACK THURSDAYS’ The 2013 Junos

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I travel to Saskatchewan regularly for both work and to visit my husband’s side of the family.  I was there last year for 3 weeks of photoshoots.  I found out that the Juno Awards were going to be in Regina while I was there and I knew I had to be part of it.  I ended up working with MAC Cosmetics backstage dolling up some big names in Canadian music.  For the gala dinner I did makeup for a young country star Kira Isabella. For the actual show I did makeup for rapper Madchild from Swollen Members, the members of Dragonette and Marianas…

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‘THROW BACK THURSDAYS’-Canada’s Best Beauty Talent

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Over two years ago there was a buzz in the Canadian hair and makeup industry. Canada’s Best Beauty Talent was a new online show that was looking for contestants to compete for the title of Canada’s top makeup artist and top hairstylist. There were tons of video applications being loaded to YouTube and Vimeo daily and I must admit I was a addicted to watching them. It was so great to see the creativity and effort that fellow hairstylists and makeup artists went through to get noticed. I knew I had to apply to be on the show and I…

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