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Seven Flawless Days of Spring: Rianne

24 Mar

Products:

  • Cover FX Radiant FX: Platnum
  • Lise Watier Eye Shine: Marine 70667
  • Lise Watier Eye Shadow Quartet: Les Bleus
  • Lise Watier Rouge Gourmand: Champagne

Tools:

  • Cover FX Eye Prep
  • Cover FX 140 Brush
  • Lise Watier Eye Shadow Brush
  • Lise Watier Double Applicator Eye Shadow Brush

Tips:

  • using an eye primer will amp up pigments and hold blending all day
  • skip cleaning your brush between highlight and blending smokey eye for a soft color change

Step by Step:

Nail Lust!

essie Sure Shot

Salley Hansen Gem Crush Razzle Dazzle

Nicole by OPI Look at Me Look at Me!

Lise Watier Backstage

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Seven Flawless Days of Spring: Tracy

23 Mar

Glitter is your night reflectors. Shine like the stars and bounce down the street!

Products:

  • Cover FX Eye Prep
  • Cover FX Cream Foundation
  • Cover FX Radiance FX: Platinum
  • Lise Watier Crayon Gloss: Passion Fuchsia

Tools:

  • Cover FX 160 Brush
  • Cover FX 140 Brush
  • Lise Watier Definition Brush

Tips:

  • illuminate bare lids with Cover FX Eye Prep and highlighter
  • Keep mascara minmal, applying one clean sweep of a lengthening formula

Step by Step:

  1. Prep with Cover FX Primer and Eye Prep
  2. Highlight features with Cover FX Radiant FX using the 140 Brush for cheekbones and Definition Brush for nose and brow bones
  3. Apply one clean  coat of lengthening mascara, such as Lise Watier Feline HD
  4. Top lips with Lise Watier Crayon Gloss in Passion Fuchsia

Nail Lust!

GOSH Blue Balloon

Lise Watier Collection

Sally Hansen Gem Crush Lady Luck

essie Pink-a-Boo

Seven Flawless Days of Spring: Lizbit

22 Mar

Always a focus in the room, metallics shine like your personality.

Products:

  • Anna Sui Glittering Eye Color: 001
  • Lise Watier Eye Shadow Quartet: Les Charbons
  • Cover FX Bronze FX: Golden Peach
  • Lise Watier Duo Glam Rouge Infiniti: Corail Pop

Tools:

  • Cover FX 120 brush
  • Lise Watier Eye Shadow Brush
  • Cover FX 140 brush

Tips:

  • apply a stain to lips before lipstick for an all day pop of color
  • choose a lengthening mascara to accentuate dainty lashes

Step by Step:

  1. Prep with Cover FX Primer and Eye Prep
  2. Create a flawless base with Cover FX foundation
  3. Use Cover FX 120 brush to apply Anna Sui eye color from last to crease
  4. Use Lise Watier eye shadow brush to apply Les Charbons #3. Press over lid, lash to crease
  5. Lightly apply Cover FX Golden Peach to cheek bones. Blend well
  6. Apply Lise Watier Duo Rouge stain to lips. Let set
  7. Apply lengthening mascara, such as Lise Watier Feline Mascara HD
  8. Apply Lise Watier Duo Rouge lipstick in Corail Pop

Nail Lust!

GOSH Metallic Purple

Quo by ORLY The Blue Box

Nicole by OPI Great Minds Pink Alike

Sally Hansen Smooth & Perfect Sorbet

Seven Flawless Days of Spring: Leanne

21 Mar

Play up ocean inspiration while you count down the days to spring beaches. Blues and corals add soft pops of color.

Products:

  • Lise Watier Waterproof Eyeliner: Blanc 667
  • Lise Watier Duo Mineral Shadow: Bleu Ocean
  • Cover FX Radiant FX: Platinum
  • Lise Watier Crayon Gloss: Bronze Romance

Tools:

  • Lise Watier Eye Shadow Brush
  • Lise Watier Definition Brush
  • Cover FX 140 Brush
  • Lise Watier Lip Brush

Tips:

  • sheer out natural gloss or balm for soft dewy lips
  • allow a couple minutes drying time between mascara coast for maximum volume

Step by Step

  1. Prep with Cover FX Brite Prep and Eye Prep for a radiant base
  2. Create flawless coverage using Cover FX liquid, cream, or loose mineral foundation
  3. Liner inner eyes with Lise Watier Eyeliner Blanc
  4. Press the lighter shade from Lise Watier Duo Mineral Shadow Bleu Ocean from last to crease, covering entire lid
  5. Dust Cover FX Radiant FX over cheekbones
  6. Apply volumizing mascara, try Benefit Bad Gal Lash
  7. Apply Lise Watier Crayon Gloss in Bronze Romance to center and lower lip. Blend out with finger or lip brush

Nail Lust!

Quo by ORLY Tease

Gosh Rose

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Haute Chocolate

Lise Watier Silhouette

Seven Flawless Days of Spring: Lucy

20 Mar

Lucy is a lovely little sass pot – she cracks me up.

Products:

  • Cover FX Eye Prep
  • Cover FX Bronzing FX: Golden Peach
  • Cover FX Radian FX: Platinum
  • Lise Watier Rouge Gourmand: Champagne

Tools:

  • Cover FX 140 Brush
  • Lise Watier Definition Brush

Tips:

  • use Cover FX Eye Prep to illuminate nude eyes
  • contour and highlight with a barely there powder for subtle glow

Step by Step:

  1. Prime with Cover FX Eye Prep and Brite Prep
  2. Apply a flawless base with Cover FX Cream or Loose Mineral Foundation
  3. Apply blush boldy along cheek bones. Blend edges
  4. Highlight contours with Cover FX Radian FX, dusting over cheek bones, brow bones, nose, and chin
  5. Apply Lise Watier Rouge Gourmand in Champagne. Pat lips to matte (Dust Cover FX Matte FX over creams for a long lasting matte look)
  6. Apply lengthening mascara

Nail Lust!

Quo by ORLY Lilac Lust

Quo by ORLY Orange Pop

essie No More Film

Nicole by OPI Purple Yourself Together

Seven Flawless Days of Spring: Carly

19 Mar

Red lipstick and morning coffee will take a punch out of Monday. Sit back at your desk and know you’re the prettiest face in the office.

Seven Flawless Days of Spring is in partnership with Shoppers Drug Mart Kingsgate Mall, Broadway at Kingsway (by Main), Vancouver, BC. Take advantage of the open guest invite to Spring’s Beauty Bloom March 31st from 12 – 6pm where make up artists will be on site to help you pick out each product and pick up tricks for applying.

Products:

  • Cover FX Cream Foundation and Setting FX
  • Cover FX Radiant FX: Platnum
  • Lise Watier Waterproof Lip Crayon: Rouge 70479
  • Cover FX Mint Tint: Cabernet Red

Tools:

  • Cover FX 160 Brush
  • Cover FX 140 Brush
  • Lise Watier Eyeshadow Brush
  • Lise Watier Lip Brush

Tips:

  • Prep for a glowing base with Cover FX Brite Prep – luminosity plus SPF 50!
  • highlight brows and inner corner of eyes by using the same color as cheeks

Step by Step:

  1. Prime with Cover FX Brite Prep
  2. Create a flawless base with Cover FX Cream Foundation and Setting  FX
  3. Highlight cheeks, brow bones, and inner eye with Cover FX Radiant FX
  4. Line and fill lips with Lise Watier Waterproof Lip Crayon in Rouge 70479
  5. Top lips with Cover FX Mint Tint in Cabernet Red
  6. Apply a light coat of black mascara (I’m currently using Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Mascara)

Nail Lust!

Lise Watier - Chiffon

essie - Fishnet Stockings

Nicole by OPI - Kardashian Collection, Follow Me On Glitter

Sally Hansen - Smooth & Perfect, Fog

Beauty Trends and Skincare Event This Month with Spring’s Beauty Bloom!

16 Mar

Spring is just around the corner, although Mother Nature is shy to show it. Coax her out this season with radiant jewel tones, soft pearly pastels, and BOLD contrasting patterns!

Trending can be tough to pull off properly, but this season we are making it fool proof! In combination with Shoppers Drug Mart in Kingsgate Mall, we will be showing you how to take Spring 2012’s trends off the runway and out your doorway. Why – it’s Spring’s Beauty Bloom!

Stay tuned next week when we will be posting one street ready spring make up with needed products, tools, and how to. Then, on March 31st, take advantage of all the perks corresponding to the exact products used in each design!

What kind of perks you say? Gift with purchase, draw basket, and free services!

From 12 noon to 6 PM on March 31st, skincare specialists and make up artists will be at Shoppers Drug Mart in Kingsgate Mall. Book a FREE appointment with any specialist and receive a complimentary service of hair styling, mini manicure, chair massage, or take some time and enjoy them all!

This month we are proud to present experts with three CANADIAN brands!

Starting with the repair of the largest organ in your body, Reversa will be on sight to educate guests in anti-aging, healing sun damage, and the use of glycolics. Wondering just how much damage your skin has had from the sun in past years? Step into their light machine and see how it has effected you and how to protect your skin in the seasons coming.

Maintain your skins healthy while moving into your beauty regime with Cover FX Skincare Canada. The Foundation Authority, Cover FX specializes in creating a flawless face. Find out the secrets to perfect completions in works such as Harry Potter and True Blood, or how Angelina Jolie covers her tattoos for film. Cover FX uses innovative products to train and heal your skin while applying the perfect base. Never caking, never clogging pores – this oil free, fragrance free, paraben free line has amazing triple action primers, tinted moisturizers, and the largest shade range in foundation to match your perfect shade ever time!
Pick up on the line most recommended by dermatologists for your spring feature products – enhance your flawless face with rich tones from their highlighting powders, bronzers, blush, and moisturizing lip tints. Cover FX is the number one brand recommended for those affected by sensitivity, Rosacea, acne, or pigmentation.

To amp up any look, a make up artist from Lise Watier will be showing guests how to apply looks from this season, or any that you would like to try. A gorgeous range of color in eye shadows, liners, lipsticks, stains and gloss – pull off any look, or any event, any time with these high quality creaming products.

While walk-ins are more than welcome, priority seating will be given to those with appointments. To book your appointment or have any questions answered contact the beauty department at 604-873-3558 ext 42 between 8:30 am and 11:30 pm.

Pamper yourself Saturday March 31st, and stay tuned next week when we post one street ready look for each day of the week! Get ready – spring is just around the corner and trends are blooming everywhere.

  • matte flawless skin
  • highlighted features
  • popsicle inspired lips
  • creamy pastels
  • striking jewel tones
  • color blocking
  • contrasting patterns
  • sea inspired patterned
  • ’90s rules the world
  • blue is the new black

LOTUS Cream to Power Blush, Rose ****1/2

30 Jan

I’ve got a cooler toned complexion, so anything rosy and pink suits me best. It helps me look more awake and lively, and brings out my eyes a little more. So when I was asked to try this blush I jumped at it. It’s a pretty pink and perfect for a winter complexion…no matter what the season! But even more perfect since these chilly and rainy temperatures are preventing any sunlight from hitting this skin of mine.

Usually cream to powder blushes I’m pretty skeptical of, I’m not a fan most times. I usually feel like there is a greasy film of some sort still left on my cheeks and face. So I usually use them once and end up throwing it out and hunting for something new. THIS is NOT the case with this blush! After I applied it I never would have thought that it was originally a cream.

My only hesitation was that, well, I didn’t really know how to apply it properly…so I used my finger to dab it on and blend it in the end. I’m sure all you makeup artists are cringing right now…but, regardless it still worked well and went on just fine. So that’s a plus for all us amateurs out there!!

Here’s what the website says about the blush!

Cream To Powder Blush is made with all natural ingredients, applies like a soft cream but finishes like a silky powder. Antioxidant-rich botanicals help moisturize the skin, while natural pigments provide long-lasting color for a healthy, radiant glow. Cream to powder blush offers a sheer finish.

Creme to Powder Blush Ingredients: (I won’t lie, I don’t know what most of these things are)

  •     · Mica (CI 77019),
  •     · Silica (Amorphous),
  •     · Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract,
  •     · Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract,
  •     · Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract,
  •     · Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract,
  •     · Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Root Extract.
  •     · May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007)].

$20 for all four and a lovely compact!

Rating Breakdown:

Sensitivity – full star, no sensitivity
Efectiveness – full star, great colour application
Procedure – 1/2 star, I wasn’t sure how to apply it, so I used my finger….
Bang for your Buck – full star, I found it on the lotus website for $20
Prestige factor – full star, works nicely and doesn’t feel caked on and goes from cream to powder.

Recommended Use:
Whenever you want a rosy glow.

LOTUS Pressed Shadow ****1/2

10 Jan

I tried out the Lotus Pressed shadows for an easy daily set of eye shadows. There are four in the palette. My colours are Grey, White, Pink and Brown. These are some of my favs because the colours are so basic and easy to play with and mix with other colours in your makeup bag. I took some photos of just a basic application. My one and only complaint about the shadow is that I felt like I had to add a lot to get and find colour on my eyes. Now, this could also be because most of the colours in my palette are lighter. (below is the colour palette that I have)

The eyeshadow goes on smooth and stays put, it has no scent and feels great on! Sometimes eye shadows can crease into your eyelids and this is something that doesn’t have with this shadow. No need to put a primer of any sort onto your eyes before to make sure it stays all day. These colours are nice because they’re basic and simple and don’t look like you’re wearing a ton of makeup, just something nice and natural. It’s also cool because the shadows are natural and organic, so you’re not putting chemicals near your eyes.

For a regular daytime look on your eye, like I did above on this paper…brush the pink lightly over your whole lid and then put the grey along your lash line, but don’t make it too heavy or you’ll make yourself look tired. Then I blended the brown and white in the crease of the eye to make sure everything works well together. Add some mascara and you’re good to go!

Here’s what the website says about the shadows! (I agree!)

“All natural eye makeup made with pure minerals, infused with extracts. Our natural eye cosmetics provide stunning, long-lasting eye color.”

“4 Pressed Mineral Eye Shadows Our pressed mineral eye shadow is soft, creamy formulation of pure pigments with photonic technology makes it easy to go from subtle to dramatic shades that last all day. Or use as eyeliner, depending on the application technique. Natural minerals combined with antioxidant-rich, moisturizing extracts also help prevent fine lines and wrinkles”

$20 for all four and a lovely compact!

Rating Breakdown:

Sensitivity – full star, no sensitivity
Efectiveness – 1/2 star, I REALLY have to layer it to notice colour differences.
Procedure – easy to apply, full star!
Bang for your Buck – full star, I found it on the lotus website for $20 – not bad for FOUR shadows!
Prestige factor – full star, works nicely and doesn’t feel caked on.

Recommended Use:
Whenever you want to enhance your lovely eyes and add some colour to your day.

’50s Retro Make Up Tutorial with Lotus Pure Organics

7 Aug

Perhaps you saw my dedicated post to the 1950s – perhaps not. Either way, if you’re looking for some tips on how to create a great ’50s retro look you’ve come to the right place!

Below is a video from one of my employers. Make up artist, Mae Calinisan, shows tips and tricks on model Carly Winch; next month catch my shining face on screen. Enjoy 🙂

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