What You Didn’t Know About Airbrush Makeup Vs Traditional Makeup

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1. Airbrush makeup applied properly is ‘invisible’ through a camera and on digital/print view. Reason being that airbrush makeup is sprayed in hundreds of ‘dots’. Similarly, a camera picks up light and displays it in pixels on your computer screen or the LCD screen. Pixels are tiny, tiny dots as well. Airbrush makeup is applied the same way a camera reads what is infront of it, which is tiny dots of color, which is why it is extremely easy to … Read More

How to get Makeup and Hair of Beauty Queen Jodi Jahnke!

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On May 27, 2012, Beauties of Asia Pageant was on for 2012! I had the pleasure of being requested to do the makeup and hair for Jodi Jahnke, who turned out to be the winner of this year’s pageant!

Dior Asian Makeup w/ Andre Hebert @The Bay

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On Wednesday I went over to The Bay for their special event with Canada”s National Makeup artist Andre Hebert. It just so happened he was available the time I went in so I was lucky enough to get my makeup done by him. For a full makeover you have to purchase 2 products but hey I`ve never done a Dior review before so I figured I”d splurge by purchasing some products for my clients this summer to enjoy! Here”s me … Read More

Tips When Finding The Right Foundation!

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Did you know 8 out of 10 women have the wrong foundation shade and color? I’m writing this article here to help you keep in mind key things in finding the right foundation, straight from a professional! You should consider first your: 1) Skintype Being the most important thing because it is your base and what keeps hold of your makeup. Is your skin more on the: i) Dry side – tight feeling skin – burning sensation – usually tingles … Read More

Nurturing Force Blot Out Offensive HD Primer

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Nurturing Force® Blot Out Offensive™ VERSATILITY AND EASE OF USE – 4.7/5 Scoop out with a spatula onto a palette and with a damp sponge, apply to area. Too bad it’s not in a pump so you require a spatula if you want to keep it sanitary. Spreads very nicely and not messy. Men can use this to avoid having shiny t-zones and it will look completely natural. You can use it underneath makeup or alone! Great for makeup artists … Read More

How to do Black / Dark Skin Makeup without it turning ashy!

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For Jimay’s skin, I used: – Primarily Face Atelier’s HEAT & 0++ mixed together, more of HEAT color – I put a bit of Keromask’s YELLOW shade into the mix, just a dab. – Graftobian’s HD powder in Hidden Magic The reason being, if you don’t use yellow-red = orange based products, you will get an ash layer or a dry looking shade. Darker skintones have a yellow-red underbase and unless you use products with that underbase, you’re going to … Read More

IMATS Toronto 2010 Haul list + Events

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Day 1 (saturday) 1. First booth at 8:30am in the morning, bought a lot of graftobian stuff: – oxyderm moisturizer x 4 – 5 neutralizing color concealer wheel – dermaceal balm – light neutral sample a/b set + palette 2. Makeup Forever (Oh i should of went to this booth first) at 9:15am some colors were already sold out – an additional 4 HD Foundations (120, 127, 173, 178) – 5 HD concealer set promo – empty flash case palette … Read More

Alessandro Nail Calcium Strengthener Review

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This is my secret when it comes to having strong, thicker and beautiful nails! I buy it at Donato’s for $25.50 and this little green nail polish jar pretty much sums up the Holy grail of nail strengtheners. I’ve tried organic lines, OPI, and pretty much a lot of nail salon brands and it just doesn’t sum up for how awesome this is. Plain and simple, it just works! I apply it to a clean, dry nail bed and just … Read More

MUFE Aqua Creams

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So I went to the pro store of Makeup Forever in Montreal this weekend and I tried out their Aqua creams. I figured I wouldn”t get it since I can mix “eye seal” with any eyeshadow to turn it to waterproof…. I swatched it at 1pm today and it”s almost 1am and I washed and scrubbed my hands at least 4 times now and a faded stain that could be as dark as a bruise is still there! I”m talking … Read More

Looking Fresh in Sweaty, Hot Weather

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I’ve been getting a lot of questions from clients on how to keep their skin looking fresh with the hot humid weather so here is your cheat sheet! 1. Cleanse. Normal/Combination skin – Use a good cleanser, preferably a deep cleansing formula in the morning where you will remove any buildup of oil/sweat accumulated Dry skin – stick to cream/oil cleansers that still deep cleans the face Oily skin – gel/foaming cleansers 2. Tone. Normal/Combination witch hazel is good for … Read More

Kose Softymo Makeup Remover Review

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I recently ordered this from bobodave.com and I really really love this makeup remover! It has successfully removed even the toughest waterproof mascara I have ever come across (those crazy waterproof Japanese ones)! – Comes in a squeeze bottle, perfect as you control how much you want to avoid wasting product – It removes without a residue – Comes in a gel-like substance – Comes in a huge bottle that will last a long, long time! – Does not irritate … Read More

OCC Lip Tars Review (Hush, Grandma, Demure, Anime, Pageant)

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Pictures courtesy of OCCmakeup.com (Hush, Grandma, Demure, Anime, Pageant) PIGMENT – 5/5 Wow! It’s SO pigmented, to the point where you do a tiny tiny drop and it spreads sooo much! (see pictures below) FINISH – 5/5 It’s semi matte, it’s not too dry looking and it’s not super glossy. Better than any lipstick, seriously now I can see why everyone crazes over it. It dries to be the same sheen as your skin, it’s so beautiful. You can layer … Read More

Eyeliner Q&A

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I often get asked about eyeliner so I decided to write some quick tips for you all 🙂 1. “Eyeliner!! It”s so hard! How do you draw eyeliner?” Depending on your shape of the eye, it completely varies. Some eyes don”t even need eyeliner like “protruding eyes”. I could give you a few suggestions however: – if you have bad dark circles, keep your eyeliner attention on the top lid rather than the bottom to keep the focus away – … Read More

Cinema Secrets Review & Swatch

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I purchased Kit #1, 6, 10, 11 Pros – Amazing texture, blends right into the skin, looks exactly like skin. – Not oily looking on camera, just the right amount of sheen. – Reflects in natural light like skin does – Very light feeling, doesn’t feel like much at all. – Contains Kaolin which helps control shine – Contains Silicone which helps smooth away fine lines – Feels like a mix between buttery creme and a light feel of smooth … Read More

ELF HD Powder Vs Make Up For Ever HD Powder

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Universal Comparisons Pros for any Silica Powder: – Makes the skin super silky and smooth and evenly textured – Can be used in all skintones – Doesn’t dry out the skin – Has no smell/fragrance – Good for sensitive skin, other than those allergic to silica – Oil absorbing – Silky feeling – Pore minimizing – Gives it an “HD” look and finish Cons for any Silica Powder: – Can be inhaled as it can be extremely fine ____ Individual … Read More

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