Sunday, March 31, 2013

Talking Nail Art With Essie's Rita Remark

Essie Canada's Lead Nail Artist, Rita Remark; Photo by Madelyn Chung

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Rita Remark certainly had her (perfectly manicured) hands full at World MasterCard Fashion Week. As the lead nail artist for Essie Canada, the Toronto native was responsible for creating nail looks for eight shows, including Chloe comme Parris, Pink Tartan and MIZ by Izzy Camilleri.

We caught up with Remark backstage at the tents to chat about her creative process and the nail trends we should expect for fall.

World MasterCard Fashion Week - Chloe comme Parris Fall 2013

Photo by George Pimentel

ChloĆ© comme Parris has become an It-label of sorts for girls in the know of the coolest brands. Their ‘90s grunge collection for fall 2013 did not disappoint, and was filled with effortlessly cool pieces, perfect for the girl who refuses to look flawlessly put-together. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Beauty Look We Love: Comrags Fall 2013

Beauty look at Comrags Fall 2013; Photo Courtesy of MSL Canada

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Last Thursday, we headed backstage at Andrew Richard Designs to check out Comrags' Fall 2013 collection at The shOws.

Though beauty on the runway can often be a little bit too crazy for everday, we were pleasantly surprised to see that the Comrags beauty look was something that could be worn in real-life and easily recreated at home.

"At a lot of shows, the makeup doesn't look too wearable," said Greg Wencel, celebrity makeup artist and CoverGirl makeup pro who created the look. "When we met with [Comrags designers] Judish Corish and Joyce Gunhouse, they wanted to make sure that it was something that made a statement, but something that someone wouldn't be afraid to actually try."

Wencel's inspiration? A youthful, look reminiscent of a Parisian girl or models backstage sipping wine.

"The Comrags girl has something healthy and organic about her. It's a polished look, that's super pretty and very wearable," he explained.

Wencel gave us a rundown on how to recreate the look at home, using CoverGirl cosmetics:

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sephora Launches BECCA Cosmetics Exclusively in Canada

BECCA Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector; Photo Courtesy of BECCA Cosmetics

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I love trying out new beauty products and brands, so when I heard that BECCA Cosmetics (a line loved by Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce and Kate Moss, to name a few) was launching in Canada exclusively at Sephora, I was super excited to check it out.