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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

LISE WATIER Rouge Gourmand Guamauve *****

8 Mar

This lipstick is my new boyfriend – & it almost never made the first date!

Forced upon me by the brand, never have I appriciated a match up so much! Gaumauve is one of two beautiful shades found in the Spring Collection launched in February. A purple based mauve, it feels a little moody while still laying graciously feminine. As with all Rough Gourmand shades, this product moisturizes lips & lasts through out the night.

To be completely honest, I very rarely will wear lipstick off set – usually not being bother with fussing with it. This product changed that and I’ve lately become some what of an overenthusiast for great shades. Loving this Canadian brand more and more – I suggest you keep and eye out for what Lise Watier has coming!

* Felt great on sensitive skin. Did not dry out while wearing.
* Quick on, long lasting color
* Easy to use tube, great color for rushed application & blending time
* About $25 – I will be buying two more before they are all gone 😥
* Everything I want in a lipstick (coming from a non-lipstick girl!)

 

ziicka
GlassCity™ Visual Artist

Falling for Fall

30 Aug

Here in Vancouver we haven’t really had too much summer weather…so it’s hard not to think about fall, since, this summer has been a much cooler summer! PLUS, at work we’re into Back to School and doing fall outfitting. So how can my mind not wander to the colouring leaves, cooler temperatures, cozy sweaters and lovely scarves. One of my favourite things about fall is the footwear…

It’s hard not to fall in like with the many cute and fun styles that are entering into the store at work. Ankle, buckle details, zippers…here are just a few that I seem to pick up and stare at daily.

*Dolcetta by Dolce Vita harness heel boot*

*Deena and Ozzy treded wedge boot*

*Kimchi Blue woven heeled oxford*

*Cooperative peep toe woven wedge*

The thing I like best about all these is that you don’t have to wait for fall weather to start wearing them. They’d all be fantastic with shorts, dresses, and other summer garb. So go ahead, start looking for some new footwear to transfer you from summer to fall! All these treats can be found at http://www.urbanoutfitters.com OR you can probably find all, or at least a style or two and a few others you may like, at your local Urban Outfitters store. Enjoy!

Too young to model?

11 Aug

There has been a buzz in the fashion world the past week or so about a little girl named Thylane Blondeau. She’s 10 years old and absolutely stunning. Personally I don’t think that means that she should be thrust into the fashion and model world just yet. I think she should get to enjoy her childhood and explore her model beauty a few years down the road. Models seem to be getting younger and younger, and to me it seems a little weird when young models are wearing and advertising big couture names that really only the famous and older, well established people can afford, don’t you?

Anyways. If this lovely little girl is modeling, I think it should definitely ONLY be children’s wear that she is wearing and showing, not in seductive or alluring poses and giving pouty faces while putting on deep dark lipstick.

Here’s a video from ABC that I watched about it all.

The clip brings up something else in fashion that has been a controversy. Hailey Steinfeld 14, and Elle Fanning 13, have both been featured in high fashion ad campaigns this past year. Again, I personally think they’re too young to do be doing modeling for such high fashion brands in a more alluring and provocative manner. They’re so young, I get a weird feeling thinking about these ads. And what are they trying to portray? We all know that the media fully believes and endorses that “Sex sells” and they are putting these young girls in ads where they are advertising clothing, lifestyles and brands geared to an older generation, where sex sells. Are they crossing lines and making these girls grow up too early? Are they crossing the line and putting unneeded and controversial attention on them from older men and women? I think so, where is the line drawn?

What are your thoughts? Leave a comment here or tweet me at @kaitlin_michele or @kaitlinmstyle

I’ve also linked another blog post about Thylane that makes some good points and talks about more of her portfolio.

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