Toronto was a-buzz this week with the World MasterCard Toronto Fashion Week – Canadian Made. A five-day show featuring top talent from the True North Strong and Free.
Incredible designers from Rudsak to Mackage to Pink Tartan commanded the runway with their Spring/Summer 2016 collections.
Maybelline New York was the headline beauty sponsor this year and I was invited to go backstage to watch the masters at work – glamming up models from head-to-toe.
A huge fan of Maybelline lipstick, I was blown away by the depth of their collection – from novice to expert, they have you covered.
Grace Lee, Maybelline New York Canada’s lead make-up artist, showed us two looks from Friday’s show for 3.Paradis and Stephan Caras.
First was the androgynous look for 3.Paradis.
A velvet matte finish foundation, a touch of mascara and freckles!
Created using a mix of their brow pencil and eyeliner – each model was covered and looked fantastic.
Next up was the look created for Stephan Caras.
A dewy foundation, strong brow and glow-from-within sheen created using their soon-to-be-released master contour palette’s ‘shimmer’.
The pop of colour on the model’s lips was created using two products – the Vivid Matte Liquid lip (launching in January) overtop their ColorBlur pencil.
While backstage I got a glimpse at the new essie ‘luxeffects’ nail collection and they are a shimmery delight. Great on their own, or overtop a solid base colour – they are what the holidays need!
Finally I got to meet one of my favourite hair talents – the incredibly gorgeous Cindy Duplantis, working as creative consultant to lead hair stylist Jorge Joao representing Redken.
They were creating looks all week – but each loved the long, dramatic white looks for the Mikael D show.
So many amazing products to see in action, but, as a lipstick loving girl, I want to highlight the new Colorsensational ‘The Creamy Mattes’ 8-colour collection from Maybelline.
A colour for everyone, they are released tomorrow across Canada. Go snap them up! At $10, both your lips and wallet will thank me:)
M Fab CreamyMatteLipstickLover