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Giambattista Valli & Chanel Spring Couture

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Two absolutely gorgeous couture collections from Giambattista Valli and Karl Lagerfeld this week in Paris. Nothing could take away from the tulle sensations that floated down the catwalk at Giambattista. The makeup look was kept simple with perfected skin and not much else! Tom Pecheux’s liquid liner was on point at Chanel,

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The Best of New York Fashion Week SS16

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The New York shows kicked off spring fashion month with some spectacular collections. Riccardo Tisci brought Givenchy state side for what was probably one of the most anticipated shows of the week. Pat McGrath created two stunning beauty looks for the event. An elaborate jewel and lace face for the couture retrospective and then a dewy skin and brow-less look for the spring looks.

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Makeup Artist: Pep Gay

Super talented makeup artist Pep Gay‘s work in this editorial for Sunday Times Style mag is fabulous. The choice of colour and texture, huge attention to detail and, phenomenal blending is thoroughly inspiring.

Images from models.com

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Tip of the Day: Sponge Tip Applicator

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As the old saying goes: there is a time and a place for everything, and so it seems this would apply even to the sponge tip applicator. For high intensity shadow the sponge tip will deliver a strong opaque finish that rivals even the best flat stiff brush.

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Tip of the Day: Large Angle Brush for Brows

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Use a large size angle brush rather than a small one, to define full brows and achieve a soft natural look.

 

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Makeup Artist: Sir John

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New York based makeup artist Sir John works with many famous faces including the fabulous Beyonce, who as we know always looks flawless. Following in the footsteps of other celeb artists Sir John will be holding his first makeup seminar in New York on May 2.

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Suva Beauty Eyeshadow Palette

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My latest obsession is the Suva Beauty eyeshadow palette by Vancouver makeup artist and friend Shaina Azad. There’s a lot to like about this super-sized, 30 shade eye shadow paint box. 15 mattes and 15 shimmers which are in two separate removable palettes, of highly pigmented colour (including Shaina’s Pantone 2015 colour prediction Marsala) give you endless options for creating looks that go way beyond eye makeup.

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Toronto Fashion Week AW15 Day 1

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Day 1 was a very short day with only three designers showing.  It’s still a busy day for the makeup team. Our call time is always earlier on day 1 so we can unpack our carry on size suitcase which is full of brand new Maybelline product to use for the week!

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Ultra Thin Cotton Swabs

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The best thing for a quick clean up on a precision makeup is an ultra thin cotton bud. These are a main stay in my makeup kit, I just stocked up on the Muji ones when I was in London last month. You can find something similar online at Alcone Company. 

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Makeup Artist: Ninni Nummela

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Makeup Artist Ninni Nummela knows how to create incredible skin. The last image of Nadja Auermann is from Ninni’s latest work in the February 2015 edition of Vogue Ukraine. The entire editorial is quite striking, click here to view.

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