May 13, 2013
May 12, 2013
Testing Drugstore BB Creams
When the warmer months come around, the last thing you want is to wear a face full of heavy foundation. BB creams are a great alternative as they offer lighter wear, but buildable coverage. But with so many on the market right now, it can be a bit daunting to find the best products out there.
So, a few of the editors at MSN.ca decided to test drive some drugstore BB creams.
Here are our findings:
May 05, 2013
Get The Look: Jennifer Lawrence's Minimal Makeup
Last week, Jennifer Lawrence made a bold move and showed that less is really more by going bare-faced to the premiere of The Great Gatsby in New York.
The minimal to no-makeup look is a change for Lawrence, who usually opts for smokey eyes and pink lips when hitting the red carpet. But at only 22 years old, why shouldn't Lawrence show off her youthful and flawless complexion?
I spoke to makeup artist Allana Mizra on how to get the look and let your natural beauty shine:
March 19, 2013
Expert Tips For Fuller Natural Looking Brows
I recently started filling in my brows for special occasions, which then translated into evenings, which then turned into a daily must. Why? Because once I saw the benefit of shaping my brows into bolder, more intentional lines, I started to see the dramatic lift to my face overall. Furthermore, strong brows are one of the biggest beauty trends for spring.
March 16, 2013
Beauty Look We Love: Comrags Fall 2013
Though beauty on the runway can often be a little bit too crazy for everday, we were pleasantly surprised to see that the Comrags beauty look was something that could be worn in real-life and easily recreated at home.
"At a lot of shows, the makeup doesn't look too wearable," said Greg Wencel, celebrity makeup artist and CoverGirl makeup pro who created the look. "When we met with [Comrags designers] Judish Corish and Joyce Gunhouse, they wanted to make sure that it was something that made a statement, but something that someone wouldn't be afraid to actually try."
Wencel's inspiration? A youthful, look reminiscent of a Parisian girl or models backstage sipping wine.
"The Comrags girl has something healthy and organic about her. It's a polished look, that's super pretty and very wearable," he explained.
Wencel gave us a rundown on how to recreate the look at home, using CoverGirl cosmetics:
March 09, 2013
Sephora Launches BECCA Cosmetics Exclusively in Canada
February 21, 2013
Rihanna Inks Beauty Deal With MAC
It's been a big week for Rihanna: the Barbadian beauty showed her first fashion collection, Rihanna for River Island, at London Fashion Week, and she struck a beauty deal with MAC Cosmetics. Oh right, and it was her 25th birthday, but let's focus on that MAC deal for a sec...
The beauty giant is no stranger to celebrity endorsements and collections, but the deals are often limited edition runs. Rihanna, however, scored big with an unprecedented multi-collection collaboration.
February 12, 2013
Pucker Up For Valentine's Day!
Let Cupid's arrow smack you in the lips this Valentine's Day with an irresistible red hot pout. Here are the top picks we can't wait to pucker up to:
Just in time for V-day, M.A.C is launching a line to honour one of the greatest love triangles of all time. The Archie's Girls collection pits Betty against Veronica with sugary sweet shades of coral and pink versus fiery shades of red and plum. We found our new favourite glossy red under the brunette line-up with M.A.C Lipglass in Strawberry Malt, but with scattered hearts all over glossy white packaging, it's easy to fall in love with the whole collection.
February 03, 2013
Weekend beauty tip: Luminous skin in under five minutes!
We're amidst awards season right now, and though I'm having a ton of fun checking out what the celebrities are wearing on the red carpet, I'm mostly obsessed with their dewy, glowing skin.
In the summer, achieving that "healthy glow" comes easily, but in the middle winter? Not so much.
But, there is one trick you can use to instantly brighten up your dull winter skin - highlighting! Not only will this technique make your skin look more luminous, it will also add dimension to your face.
January 25, 2013
The Top 3 Makeup Looks From Couture Week
Opulence took centre stage in Paris this week. Gorgeous snowflakes fluttered to the ground outdoors, while indoors the fashion who's who fell into their cushy assigned seats to take in the latest Haute Couture.
In addition to over-the-top designs, beauty also gets a big boost during couture week. After all, you can't very well send a model down the runway in a bejewelled feather gown with a ready-to-wear-ready ponytail, now can you?
Here are our favourite extreme makeup moments from the last week:
BEDAZZLED LIPS @ CHRISTIAN DIOR
Who could resist puckering up in these mega watt lips? Makeup artist Pat McGrath bedazzled model's lips with ruby-hued Swarovski crystals. Paired with a deep layer of rouge underneath, the results are as rich as Dorothy's slippers.
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