DATE: Friday October 21st and Saturday 22nd
TIME: 11am to 7pm
LOCATION: 368 Queen st West Toronto (north corner of Queen St W with Spadina rd near the iconic Horseshoe Tavern)
Everyone is welcome!
It's Fall and the weather is getting colder, the leafs are changing colours and our makeup colours become darker, warmer and bolder.
My go to makeup fall look has been all about the rich warm browns, oranges and maroon eye shadows paired up with either a nude lip or bold deep dark rich lip.
FALL MAKEUP BREAKDOWN
Avon Extra Lasting Eyeshadow Inks in always Merlot as a cream base
MUFE (Makeup Forever) shadows M846, M733, M636
Kat Von D Tattoo liner in Trooper
Dior Diorshow mascara in black with Lancome Grandiose Extreme in black
Benefit Goof Proof brow pencil #4
Stila perfect me. perfect hue medium/tan palette in Inspiring and Mysterious
Last Wednesday, I attended the media launch of Dermablend Professional Canada. The event was held in the very posh Distillery district in Toronto.
We were welcomed with cocktails, finger foods and of course Dermablend Makeup. Makeup stations with makeup artist on hand to colour match you with your perfect Dermablend shade.
We were treated to a very informative presentation of how this amazing camouflage brand works accompanied with a live demonstration.
I was truly amazed with the amount of coverage Dermablend products deliver. The most impressive part of Dermablend Professional is that even the most sensitive skin and skin with special concerns like rosacea, spider veins, acne and more can wear this with confidence without reactions or having that cake face. It delivers the most natural looking, natural feeling light weight coverage.
Choose your coverage and formulation according to your needs:
We were gifted with a smooth liquid camo foundation, a loose setting powder and a long wear makeup remover.
I have been wearing the smooth liquid camo foundation with the loose setting powder for 4 days now and I must say that this foundation delivers! I am amazed how long the foundation last on my face. It lasted for over 24 hours...yes..yes I know what you are thinking and yes I did wear it over night. Testing sometimes will make me do this..in my defence my weekend included Imats, NYX Afterdark Imats party and Nuit Blanche. The weekend was a soggy weekend as well and foundtion held!
The dermablend smooth liquid camo foundation is listed as a medium coverage foundation but on my skin its Full coverage. I mean it covers even my little purple veins on my cheeks.
The loose setting powder is key for longevity for this foundation, a generous amount of this silky finely mild powder all over with at least a 2 minute "baking" time is all that's needed to have this foundation set for your day.
Dermablend Proffesional Products will sold at selected Shoppers Drug Mart starting October 8th, 2016.
It's that time of year in Toronto where Makeup Artist, makeup junkies, makeup hoarders, bloggers, and makeup lovers come together and spend an CRAZY amount of money on cosmetics.
The International Makeup Artist Trade Show (IMATS) or (The Show) will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, downtown Toronto, minutes from Union station on Saturday Oct 1 and Sunday Oct 2, 2016.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Exhibit hall A &B
255 Front St W Toronto
DATE & TIMES:
Saturday October 1, 2016 9AM to 5PM
Sunday October 2, 2016 10AM to 5PM
One-day ticket$45* weekend bundle $85*At the door:
One-day ticket $50*weekend bundle $88*
*Pro-Card Members receive discounted tickets
**Tickets may sell out prior to the show, and may not be available at the door.
Saturday General Admission tickets are Sold Out and will not be sold at the door.
This will be my 9th time attending IMATS and these are my tips for you to enjoy the show:
- get there early, shop early. Best selection of everything is Saturday morning. Most vendors bring a limited supply of products, so if you are looking for something specific make sure once you see it, buy it!
2016 UPDATE: this is still true, especially if you want MUFE products, lashes and highly popular items that are on trend like Morphe, the lineup was at least 2-3 hours long last year.
Sunday seems to be less hectic and most of the industry professionals tend to attend Sunday..its become our own Toronto industry pro day.
- do make a list of what you want to buy because you might become overwhelmed and buy everything and overspend
2016 UPDATE: do still look around and check out new products, many hidden gems can be found at those both that don't seem busy.
- do bring cash! debit machines are limited. Also, try not to use your credit card. ALL for the exception of a few vendors, if you use your credit card its charged in US $, yup so ask 1st!
2016 UPDATE: vendors are being more Canadian friendly and are charging in Cdn dollars now BUT sales tax is now added! Some don't add the tax so heads up!
2016 UPDATE: This is still 150% true and it gets worse every year.
- wear comfortable clothes and shoes! You WILL be walking and standing around for most of the day
2016 UPDATE: It gets super hot in there, so yeah, wear light clothing. no coat check
- If you can, bring some snacks or pack a lunch. Nothing worse than spending major $ on overprice food
- bring a large water bottle! Makeup shopping can be very dehydrating!
- Do introduce yourself to vendors, tell them you are a makeup artist and/or beauty blogger and see what deals they might have for you and even freebies you can get, you will be surprised.
- Bring business cards, hand them out to everyone..the industry is very small and you never know who or what opportunities can happen.
2016 UPDATE: looks like self promotion at IMATS has taken it to another level, last few years I've seen full on promo teams with logos on t shirts promoting their blogs, makeup services etc.
- attend the lectures, listen to the guest speakers and don't miss out on the battle of the brushes, you will always learn something. ALWAYS
2016 UPDATE: THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT REASON WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND IMATS. PERIOD.
- smile! please for the love of makeup don't be one of those "I'm a Makeup Artist or I'm a Beauty Blogger" snotty attitude! my pet peeve!
2016 UPDATE: Vloggers and Youtubers are the worst for this, and sadly to say some Bloggers are walking around with "I'm better than you attitude"
- introduce yourself to everyone, even if you have met them before, you will be meeting so many people and it can get confusing to keep track of names.
Lastly, if you see me please say HI! and please forgive me if I don't remember your name, I'm so bad at names! SEE, this is why you need to introduce yourself.
see you at IMATS!
The Woodbine Mall Latin Fest 2016 is happening next weekend Saturday October 1st and Sunday October 2nd, it will feature two days of fun, food and live international music AND thanks to Enterprise Canada PR, I have 4 tickets to GIVEAWAY!
(2) two-day passes for 2
that's 2 winners!
(two-day passes are valued at $50 each)
GIVEAWAY ends Thursday September 29, 2016 8pm
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THE LINE UP includes:
El Rey Tullie
Fito Blanco, Bachata Swing
Sunday OCTOBER 2nd
DE LA GHETTO DESDE PUERTO RICO
LA FIRMA SANTANA
Hosted by AJ KAllegero from New York City
Hosted by AJ KAllegero from New York City
To purchase tickets go here
Essence cosmetics always creating affordable, unique and effective mascaras. The new FORBIDDEN VOLUME mascaras are probably my favourite from an already truly outstanding mascara range.
They all perform and do create extreme volume to your lashes. The top coat is such a great way to create maximum volume when used on top of your existing mascara. Forbidden Volume REBEL mascara
intense volume, Unique fiber brush , short and longer fibers plus No clumping
Forbidden volume mascara
dramatic volume with just one coat without clumping clumping.
Forbidden volume FALSE LASH mascara TOPCOAT
A topcoat enriched with black fibers that can be applied on top of any mascara. Create a false lash affect.
Another TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) season has come to a close and Toronto is still buzzing about Thursday nights gold gala thrown by the official TIFF sponsor L'Oréal Paris Canada.
The lavish invite only party was held at the rooftop of the TIFF building at King and John Sts.
The party consisted of local celebrities, TV personalities, YouTube gurus, makeup artists, hair stylists, socialites, models, vloggers, bloggers and of course actors.
The night consisted of dancing under the stars, champagne topped with cotton candy, amazing hors d'oeuvres, makeup touch ups, selfie stations and unlimited cocktails.
The night was truly unforgettable and probably the party of TIFF 2016.
WHAT I WORE:
H&M divided lace black dress
Le Chateau black strappy sandals
Gold hoops Forever21
Gold shadow on the lid with a wing liquid black liner and classic red lips.
GET THE LOOK WITH THESE LOREAL PRODUCTS
Voluminuos le noir liquid liner
Voluminuos Felibe mascara
Colour riche luminous ombres -infinite bronze
True match Lumi cushion foundation
True match Lumi liquid glow illuminator
Infallible pro-matte gloss 308 shanghai scarlet
Elnett satin hairspray
A huge thank you to Margaret, Cowan and Company PR and L'Oréal Paris Canada for the invitation!
"The vivacity of Mexican American singer, Selena Quintanilla, lives on through the passion of her fans and her impact on Latin culture and beauty.
Inspired by the devotion of all those still touched by the iconic latin legend. M·A·C Selena is a makeup collaboration tenderly curated with Selena's sister.
Selena not only taught us to move, she moved us-Let's keep that rhythm alive!"
THE MAC COSMETICS SELENA COLLECTION
SELENA EYE SHADOW
Selena: intense pearly violet (veluxe pearl)
Fotos Y Recuerdos: bright warm pink (satin)
Missing My Baby: light pinky nude beige (matte)
Is It The Beat: deep black (matte)
No Me Queda Mas: warm dusty brown (matte)
SRP $17.00 US/$20.50 CAD
Dreaming of You: deep wine (matte)
Como La Flor: muted cherry red (amplified)
Amor Prohibido: pinky mid-tone brown (glaze)
SRP $18.00 US/$22.20 CAD EYE
LIQUID EYE LINER Boot Black: intense black SRP $21.00 US/$24.00 CAD
BRUSH 129SH Powder/Blush SRP $35.00 US/$42.00 CAD
OPULASH MASCARA Optimum Black: intense black SRP $18.00 US/$21.00 CAD
Ven Conmigo: beige pink (matte)
Blunt: muted golden brown (matte)
SRP $29.00 US/$34.00 CAD
(Online Exclusive) Bidi Bidi Bom Bom: bubblegum pink with silver pearl
SRP $17.00 US/$20.50 CAD
The M·A·C SELENA Collection will be available:
Sept 28th for #MACselect obsesssed and devoted members exclusive to pre-shop online
October 1 online at www.maccosmetics.ca
October 6 to November 17 in stores
I can't wait for this collection! I want it all!
**press images provided by M·A·C cosmetics
|LANCOME EXTREME GRANDIOSE $36|
Do you want extreme volume? Defined and transformed lashes? Full and long lashes?
Lancome's newest addition to their already amazing selection of mascara will give you just that and so much more.
Lancome's Grandiose Extreme mascara is very unique and has taken over my lashes. The intense black pigment "Noir Extreme" gives you the blackest of black lashes. The smooth formula gives me the most amplified lashes with so much volume, length and definition.
With one coat my lashes are transformed from root to tip, corner to corner, plus the longevity of the wear can take me from morning to night. It claims to have a 24hr wear but I've only worn it for about 15 hours and my lashes looked fabulous!
The high precision “Swan-Neck”wand brush grabs lashes from the roots to tip creating beautiful flared out defined and separated lashes.
This unique brush is so comfortable to use and the affect of the brush can be easy applied to both eyes, usually "unique" brushes work well on one eye but them you have to maneuver or twist the mascara wand with your hand in some weird position that you cant ever get the same result on both eyes. NOT with the Grandiose Extreme swan neck brush, both eyes will get the same amazing results of long, defined, extreme beautiful full lifted lashes.
Tried and tested!
It's the middle of Summer 2016 and we are again under a heat wave...Heat equals humidity, humidity equals bugs! Mosquito heaven...
Last week, I escaped the city and headed out to be with nature. I went camping. Well...Glamping. Found myself shopping for the essential, unscented everything...scent attracts bugs and flies so when it came to bug spray I packed my skin so soft iconic original bath oil spray, as it has been a tried and tested bug spray repellent. Then, I remeneber that Avon Canada had sent me a pack of Skin-so-Soft Bug Guard plus Icaridin wipes to review!
I totally recommend these wipes! They are so effective, so easy to apply, so convenient and most importantly they work! Not one bite the first night camping. One wipe was enough for my legs, arms, neck and ears. The great part of this wipes was that they also applied awesome Skin-so-soft lotion on the skin and I did not have to apply cream...always a good thing to keep it minimal when camping...gives you more time to make S'mores.
Ok, what is Icaridin?
Icaridin repels insects and makes them less likely to bite. It seems to block mosquitoes from sensing their prey and doesn't kill insects. Icaridin is a new topical insect repellent that entered the U.S. market in 2005 and was approved by Health Canada in 2012. Icaridin is considered to be as effective as DEET for offering protection against mosquito and tick bites.
Skin-So-Soft Bug Guard plus Icaridin Wipes
- Repels mosquitoes for 5 hours
- Repels deer ticks for 7 hours
- Contains Vitamin E and Aloe
- Non-Greasy and quick drying
- Pleasent mild scent
- Deet free
- Individually wrapped
- Pocket size
- 10% Icaridin
- 8 pack
- $16 (but currently on sale for $9.99)