Concealing a Dark Chin

At some point, your skin may go a little dark or grey around the chin area. Usually this happens due to hormonal changes in the 20s and 30s.  I too have  been plagued by the grey chin syndrome (sigh.) There are a few ways to minimize the grey without caking on the makeup. As you may know by now, I’m not about the cake. I love eating cake, not applying it to my face. Required Products/Tools - full coverage concealer with a yellow/orange undertone (this is key-I … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Being Matched to a Darker Foundation

Our skin is made up of multiple tones. My face is a different colour from neck, which is different from my arms, which is different from legs etc. Zeroing in on my face- my chin, jaw line, forehead and under eyes are darker than my t-zone. Oh yeah, that's what I deal with daily! For some of us these tones ares not as visible, while for others, such as myself, they are seriously visible effecting the way foundation looks. This is a common issue amongst South Asian … [Read more...]

Find Your Perfect Red With Celebrity Artist, Lisa Eldbridge

Red lips have become my new everyday lip color. Red looks terrific on EVERYONE! It breathes in life, brightens up the face. It's just about finding the right red and having the confidence to rock it. I loved watching, celebrity artist, Lisa Eldbridge's Ultimate Guide to Red Lips for her guidelines and faves! The rule is that orange/warm toned reds compliment those with yellow skin tones, and cherry/cool toned reds compliment those with pink undertones. But rules are … [Read more...]

3 Things That May Save Your Wedding Photos

Planning a wedding is a huge, gigantic, enormous under taking. I know, I've seen many a bride go through it. And because it's one of those things that you hope to do once, you can't always count on learning from experience. So there may be some details over looked or just not considered. So from my experience, here are 3  things that can help optimize your pics: 1. Panty Liner or Dress Shields: You may get all hot and bothered in the heavy outfits and shining … [Read more...]

The Best Primer for Oily Skin

There are tons of primers on the market. Like any kind of product, it has a purpose and finding the right primer will help create your flawless look and unique makeup portfolio. The general purpose of a primer is to optimize the application and increase the longevity of the products you apply to your face  - much like a paint primer. There are primers for different skin types so choose wisely. The Becca Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector ($44 CND)  is superb for … [Read more...]

Setting Up for the Big Day: Clean and Clutter Free

With little sleep and possibly feeling a little anxious (it is the day you've been waiting for after all), scrambling to get your beautification team what they require as the door bell rings  will only add stress to the onset of your day. To date, this is one of the most ideal setups I have seen. Upon our arrival, this is what our sweet bride Sarah provided us with to create a truly awesome space to get herself and her bridal party beautified: An empty room … [Read more...]