October 29, 2009
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Joe Fresh Spring 2010-backstage (pic by Jennifer Campbell via fashionmagazine.com) Jessica Biffi Spring 2010-backstage (pic by Angela Y. Martin via fashionmagazine.com)
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Look-out for my backstage beauty faves tonight when I get to finishing my posts. Note to self!bring a mouse trap next time:)
October 26, 2009
October 23, 2009
(2) Let me know if you've tried Dermaglow products before
(3) Name a favourite scrub and/or glycolic product
october beauty faves by beautyparler on Polyvore.com
Ahava - Mineral Hand Cream
M·A·C Cosmetics Eye Brow Pencil in Lingering
Maybelline Superstay 24Hr Makeup in Sand Beige
freshMinerals Automatic Waterproof Liner, this is a smooth, soft pencil so for that reason prefer using it on my waterline. Colour used, Black. Retail price $4.00
Overall, my favourite product of all three was the mascara. But if you can find the kit I highly recommend it as it is a great price and the liners performed what they're suppose to do. I would like to check out their foundations & concealers next time I'm at Lawtons.
For more information on freshMinerals check out their site!
(images & products courtesy of fresminerals)
Overall, I'm really pleased with Lise Watier's Vibrations Collection. Nice colour pay-off, easy to work with shades, blends nicely, and most products paraben-free!
Ga Ga Gorgeous is my favorite this year…because I was able to execute it on the video (www.youtube.com/maccosmetics). It’s a bit too soon to tell which will be the most popular this year…but I know it will be hard to choose from all the great ideas our artists submitted!
Ga Ga Gorgeous
(2) Aside from MAC's Halloween face charts what Halloween look do clients continuously request (if any)?
Many clients often want to be a version of their favorite rock/pop star or Reality TV star. Last year we saw a lot of Amy Winehouse and the Joker from the Dark Knight movie.
(3) How long (on average) can it take to create a Halloween look on a client?
Depending on the intensity and detailing of the look, the timing can range from 1-4 hours.
(4) For someone who doesn't have a chance to go into MAC & get their Halloween look done which Halloween look do you think that a person with no formal makeup artist training can create at home?
I would say either the SPOOK ME OUT (featured on the MAC Halloween Video) look which is really focused on following the natural bone structure of the face but really intensely using black as a contour on a paled out skin. Or the DEADLY DAME look which takes a more beauty style make up to the next level by using a lot of black around the eye and down onto the cheek!
Spook Me Out
Deadly Dame (one of my favourite's & click title for breakdown)
(5) For those Halloween recessionistas which MAC products do you recommend?
You can never go wrong with MAC Smolder Pencil or MAC Blacktrack Fluidline…they are so easy to use and black is always great for creating lines and depth in your make up, plus they are great to have on hand for doing a smoky eye or eyeliner for your everyday look.
(6) Lastly, at the end of the night which products do you recommend to take off all the makeup?
I love and swear by MAC Wipes for removing all kinds of make up especially at Halloween, then follow up with a great moisturizer like MAC Studio Moisture Fix.
M·A·C also offers appointments for Halloween makeup application. They range in price depending on what is being done, contact your local M·A·C location to inquire about details.
Lastly, what is your Halloween look this year? Are any of you thinking of using the M·A·C Halloween looks as your inspiration?
(images courtesy: maccosmetics.com)
Price $6.96 CDN Cynthia Sylvia Stout Shampoo is for frizzy, fluffy hair. This has a very natural smell, lemon and beer. Yes, beer! I have very dry hair and although I liked this shampoo after a few washes I found that this shampoo would be better suited for oily hair. Why? This shampoo definitely gets your hair squeaky clean and removes build-up. However, because of the nature of my hair I need something with just a bit more moisture. On that note, my boyfriend loves it! He has oily hair so this worked great on him. He also doesn't use conditioner so this was exactly what he needed; a shampoo to thoroughly cleanse his hair that doesn't leave residue and contribute to his oilies. Oh and he liked the fact that it has beer! But no drinking in the bath...
Price $8.95 CDN for 100mlNone of Your Beeswax Lip Balm is my latest addition to my lip balm addiction. I purchased this at the airport when I realized I had no lip balm in my pockets or purse. This is LUSH's newest addition to their lip balms. This lip balm delivers, moisturized lips without coating the lips. No shine here though and that's exactly what I wanted. Just a simple lip balm that on would look like natural hydrated lips. A light scent of lemon and vanilla, yummy!
Price $6.96 CDN
Next on my list of LUSH must-try's before they run out; Pumpkin Soap, Charity Pot Hand & Body Lotion, and Ghost Shower Gel.
Any LUSH fans? List your favourites in the comment section.
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October 04, 2009
Brazil's oldest apothecary Granado