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90’s Beauty Revival – the BH 90210 reboot

August 7, 2019

With the reboot of the hit 90’s teen drama Beverly Hills 90210 premiering tonight, we couldn’t help but also take notice of all the 90’s beauty trends that have also made a comeback. These looks are less middle school retro and more modern takes on the looks we loved. Here are a few of our favourite trends that are making a comeback:
90’s supermodel off-duty look (think Kate moss)
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Achieve this effortless and casual look with a tinted moisturizer, concealer (for any areas that require a bit more coverage), flushed cheeks and lips with a stain applied with your fingertips for a fresh minimalist face.
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• Lips in Nudes, Browns and Burgundy
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• And let’s not forget lined lips
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Modernize this 90’s trend by diffusing lip liner into your gloss. While the 90’s had harsher lines, 2019 makeup trends are all about seamless blending. We like to apply a bit of gloss first and then add lip liner (2 shades darker) for some dimension then re-apply the gloss to finish off the look.
Product Recommendation:
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• Kohl Liners
f2be9eff2fa47f203798c580ffa18abbLined all around the eye (and in the waterline) to give that look of the grunge era. Pair this with fresh and flawless skin and a neutral lip.
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• Blue, Frosted and Pastel eyeshadows (as seen in Ariana Grande’s new music video)
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Hair accessories: scrunchies, hair clips & butterfly clips
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Product Recommendation:

Amazon Snap Hair Clips 100pcs

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Amazon 100 Pack Assorted Butterfly Clips

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Amazon 40 Pcs Velvet Hair Scrunchies

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We’ve noticed over the past year many makeup requests for 90’s inspired looks and we love taking inspiration from past eras and making them work for current times! If you’re interested in trying out a new look or need to get glam for an event or photoshoot, The Beauty Team’s got you covered! Book your on-demand beauty services today.

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Makeup To Keep You Feeling Fresh In A Heatwave

July 22, 2019


With the scorching heat waves that have been hitting the GTA, the last thing we want to do is put on a heavy face of make-up and hair products. But with that being said, it’s always nice to look and feel put together. Here’s a few tips to help get you through the next heat wave looking as chic & fresh as possible!

Tinted Moisturizer:

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Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer – no one wants to feel like they’re wearing makeup in the heat (but some of us also don’t want to brave a completely bare face either) which is why we’ve fallen in love with Beautycounter’s Dew Skin. This super sheer coverage tinted moisturizer is packed with benefits including SPF 20, Vitamin C to enhance brightness and Sodium Hyaluronate to promote firmer, smoother looking skin. We like to apply this product with our fingertips (just as you would your normal moisturizer) and add concealer to any areas that require a little more coverage. The end result – luminous plumped skin!

Cream Blush:

S002070004.0_petunia • Stila Convertible Color – this two-in-one lipstick and blush combo is a convenient and quick product to apply in the heat. The creamy and translucent colour is easy to blend and keeps you looking fresh and radiant. Apply with a brush or fingertips for a monochromatic look.

Tube Mascara:

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Blinc Mascara – when applied, this innovative formula forms tiny water-resistant (aka sweat-proof) tubes around your lashes for maximum amplification and hold, rather than painting them like conventional mascaras. The tubes bind to your lashes and don’t run, smudge, clump, or flake, even if you cry or rub your eyes. Moral of the story – you can kiss those raccoon eyes goodbye!

Facial Mists:

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Mario Badescu Facial Spray with aloe, herbs and rosewater – the antioxidants filled formula is great for dry skin! This best-selling product helps to clarify with thyme extract, moisturize and rejuvenate skin with rosewater and is paraben-free. We cant stress more about how crucial a facial mist is! Facial mists keep you cool throughout the day, set and refresh your makeup, and keep your skin hydrated and balanced throughout the day. There’s one for every skin type out there!

Hair Wave Spray:

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Ouai Wave Spray – your hair is going to get frizzy in the heat so why not just embrace it! Ouai wave spray is a weightless texture hair mist formulated with rice protein (instead of sea salt – which can actually dry out and damage hair). Spritz this on wet or dry hair to add hold for effortlessly chic undone waves.

Those are just a few of our fave melt-proof beauty must haves, so let us know some of your faves so we can all thrive this summer! If you want to learn more about our techniques or get your hair or makeup “professionally heat-proofed” The Beauty Team’s got you covered! Book your on-demand beauty services today.

Celebrity Beauty On Set

On Set with Martin Short & Steve Martin

July 18, 2019


Jenna – Co-founder of The Beauty Team writes:

Myself and my team member Nicole had the pleasure of working with Martin Short and Steve Martin recently on two separate occasions.

This is the third time I personally have had the pleasure to work with Martin Short, and the first time with Steve Martin! These two comedy legends are an absolute pleasure to work with. They have been friends for 30 years, and their secret to a lasting friendship? Laughter!

So many people ask me how it is to work with Martin Short, and my response is always that he’s hilarious even when I’m doing his makeup! My mother actually grew up with him and my great grandmother babysat him, so my family has a long history with him. I’ll never forget the second time I did his makeup and I asked him to take a picture with me. I said to Marty: what should we do in the photo? He said “Well, you should do my makeup!” We laughed and laughed and this was the photo that was captured:

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Martin Short and Steve Martin were interviewed for a 60 Minutes Australia feature where I did their makeup on stage after their sound check. I had the pleasure to be able to sit in on for awhile, and prior to their stage show “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t” later that evening.

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It was a makeup application where I had to do everything on stage prior to their interview, so I spritzed their faces with Glo Skin Beauty hydration mist to quickly prep. I then held my Glo Skin Beauty therapeutic makeup palette and powder brush for a quick and easy application with enough coverage to make them look flawless. I followed this by a quick brow and concealer application and scurried off the stage. Nicole then did their makeup on location for the second day of interviews.

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Watch below for the YouTube 60 minutes Australia feature where our makeup work is in action! You can check out their special which is now streaming on Netflix here.

If you need help getting the actors of your next on screen project camera ready, The Beauty Team is up for the challenge! Learn more about our mobile hair and makeup services for TV and print.

Beauty Corporate Events

Looking for Ways to Appreciate Your Staff? Try a Little Glamour!

July 11, 2019


 

Employee appreciation is so hot right now… especially as companies try to attract and keep the best talent. There are many ways to do it, whether it’s keeping the lunchroom stocked with premium snacks (maybe a keg?) and installing a ping-pong table, or organizing awards ceremonies to let your team know that their hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed.9A61F9C7-1C83-41E3-A382-57C8A992D577If you’re looking for ways to appreciate your team, we’ve got an idea you may not have thought of before: treat them to some pampering! From first-hand experience we know that employees LOVE a good party, even more so if they can have a massage while they’re there, and maybe get their hair, makeup and nails did too.83D291FF-2709-4248-814A-C1A7840D34DD

The Beauty Team saw a recent example of this when we were hired to perk up an awards gala honouring employees from a pharmaceutical company. We were on-site at the gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto offering our mobile hair, makeup, manicure and massage services to help attendees not only feel pampered, but also relieved that they didn’t have to doll themselves up for the big night. We took care of everything!
E6542CA9-1CA1-4923-BEF2-1BA083BB4931Whenever we provide services like this, employees are sometimes hesitant at first, but then when they see the results on their colleagues they end up lining up all night to get pampered too. It’s always a huge hit!

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Coordinating a recognition event of this kind takes a lot of planning, and you should always look for opportunities to surprise and delight guests so they have a memorable experience. Providing on-site beauty services for guests is one way to do that, and hiring a professional team to take care of all the details helps things go smoothly, so the event planner can focus on what they do best.69584692-118D-4E39-A1EB-56BBFFE3DAF3

Knock your employee appreciation event out of the park! If you’re an event planner looking for ways to enhance your next event, providing beauty services on-site is a great option. You can impress event guests and your clients too, and we take care of everything from start to finish. To learn more about our customized beauty services for events, contact us at info@thebeautyteam.ca.

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Canadian Beauty & Wellness Brands to add to your routine

July 1, 2019


Canadian beauty brands that are killing it right now.

This Canada Day we want to spotlight some of the brands in beauty that were founded right here in our amazing country. If you’re looking to support Canadian companies and discover some homegrown products, check out our picks below!

Bite Beauty

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This Canadian lip product brand was founded in 2011 and exclusively sold through Sephora and their own online storefront. The shade range and texture of all Bite lipsticks are to die for, as they’re made with food-grade ingredients and are infused with resveratrol. Resveratol is an antioxidant that can be found in the skin of grapes and red wine, which helps with fine lines and anti-aging. So not only are you getting a gorgeous smooth and pigmented application, it’s also helping to keep your lips looking their best! Bite also operates brick and mortar stores called “Lop Lab by Bite”, with one located in Downtown Toronto, where you can work with their team of technicians to get your own custom lippie made right in front of you! This would be such a fun and unique thing to do for a girls day or pre-bachelorette festivities with your wedding party! Overall, Bite Beauty is such an amazing brand and we’re so proud to claim them as our own!

Saje

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Who isn’t into diffusing these days?! Saje was founded by a Canadian husband and wife team when the husband had suffered from a serious car accident. When he was originally trying to find a more natural and effective pain relief solution for his recovery, paired with his wife’s retail business background, they were able to create a natural wellness brand. We love Liquid Sunshine diffuser blend to get us moving in the morning and can always use a little Tranquility face and body mist to relax and ease our minds the night before a big event. With their commitment to 100% natural formulations, and the majority of our products are manufactured locally, Saje is a Canadian brand we can fully support!

Sappho New Paradigm

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A more recent addition to the Canadian beauty scene, Sappho New Paradigm was founded in November 2016 by Emmy nominated makeup artist JoAnn Fowler. Sappho New Paradigm is a natural and organic cosmetic brand, that focuses on developing a luxury products that are made from carcinogen-free ingredients. The brand was developed with experts in the field of green chemistry, and offers formulations created with the finest of certified organic ingredients and infused with phyto nutrients. This brand is great for those no-makeup makeup wearers that prefer a more natural look. Top products recommended by The Beauty Team:

  • Essential Foundation: This line is described as “Light to medium buildable coverage, this line is free of regular coconut oil, moisturizing and also a favourite for those with problematic breakouts. For those that like sheer coverage, it is easily thinned with moisturizer. The product smells amazing and feels feather light. With a base of certified organic aloe juice and certificated organic jojoba oil, we have added just a touch of shea for moisture and play… it’s lovely!”
  • Lip Glosses: Their line of organic lip glosses are sweetened with just a touch of stevia and a pinch of lemon grass and are described as “soft, silky, smooth, richly pigmented and yummy”. With just 4 shades offered in the range right now, we’re looking forward to more colour offerings to come!

Cardea AuSet

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A beautifully feminine beauty and wellness brand that creates products that are as natural as possible and that celebrate Canadian ingredients and suppliers. The brand was founded in the Southern Ontario Greenbelt, and use materials that are sourced from Canadian suppliers who are located close by and align with the company’s ethical considerations. Cardea AuSet uses pure essential oils, hydrosols, minerals, and plant-based ingredients that are GMO-free. We personally love theROSA Facial Mist, a hydrating rose water and aloe juice mist, and the SEA Mineral Soak, a detoxifying bath soak made from the salts from the Dead Sea and Himalayas plus dried rose petals. Fun fact: their Noire Charcoal Mask was recently featured in Kourtney Kardashian’s Poosh box to launch her new lifestyle website, along with a Saje diffuser and oils.

DECIEM: The Ordinary

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Last, but far from the least on our list, DECIEM: The Abnormal Beauty Company is an umbrella company of a few different beauty brands, including the super popular line The Ordinary. DECIEM was founded in Toronto in 2013 and has since expanded across the globe, with a growing portfolio of more than 50 products in more than 15 markets. All DECIEM products, across all brands including The Ordinary, are free of parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, animal oils, coal tar dyes, formaldehyde, mercury, oxybenzone. The Ordinary is a collection of products that focus on the core effective ingredients needed for skin concerns at reasonable price points that allow the brand to be more accessible by more consumers. We’ve had so many of our clients tell us about this brand and literally haven’t met one person who doesn’t rave about the entire line that doesn’t break the bank and is a game changer for your skin regime.

Those are just some of our favourite Canadian brands in the beauty industry, and we’d love to hear what other Canadian products or brands you’d recommend. Supporting local and homegrown brands is important to us and we’d love to learn about others. We hope you have a wonderful Canada Day long weekend!

Beauty Events Product Reviews

Ouai at Field Trip – How to Create Gorgeous Hairstyles for Music Festivals

June 21, 2019


Tips for creating festival-ready looks from The Beauty Team’s mobile makeup and hairstyling experts.

Everyone wants to look their best at a music festival, which is why a lot of people go all out when it comes to their festival hair, makeup and fashion. Who doesn’t want to have their photo taken for a fashion blog or recap of the best looks from the event?

That being said, not everyone arrives ready for the camera…

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The Beauty Team was recently enlisted to provide on-site hairstyling at Toronto’s Field Trip music festival. Sephora and Ouai Haircare asked us to join them for an on-site brand activation. We provided 12 hair stylists to demo several Ouai products at a hairstyling station on the festival grounds. We treated festival attendees to complimentary braids, sleek styles, ponytails and waves, showing them how to use the Ouai products to get the perfect festival look. We used Ouai’s dry shampoo, soft and medium hairsprays, texture spray and body oil.

Here are a few festival hairstyling tips we shared at Field Trip that you can use next time you’re enjoying some live music in the sun:

  • To create chic, just-back-from-the-beach waves, use a texturizing spray like Ouai Haircare’s Wave Spray. Spritz onto damp or dry hair, scrunch and go!
  • Keep braids looking sleek by taming fly-aways and baby hairs with a small amount of pomade like Ouai Haircare Matte Pomade. Use your fingers to apply pomade where it’s needed most and be sure not to overdo it—a little goes a long way!
  • Double-duty products are always a great idea especially when you have limited space in your bag at the festival. That’s why we love Ouai Haircare’s Rose Hair and Body Oil. You can use it to tame fly-aways and keep your skin glowing and smelling great too!

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Try these tips for your next festival look (or anytime look!).

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Need beauty brand ambassadors for your event?

With The Beauty Team on-site, your brand is well represented at marketing events, pop-ups and more. Our certified makeup artists and hair stylists are available as your beauty brand ambassadors, creating fun experiences your event attendees won’t forget. For rates and information, email info@thebeautyteam.ca.

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Sun Life Financial + Dunk for Diabetes Getting Kids Camera-Ready for a Great Cause

June 13, 2019


Forty kids on the basketball court + two Toronto Raptors = a fun TV commercial shoot for Dunk for Diabetes

Sun Life Financial, the Toronto Raptors, NBA Canada and Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada have teamed up for an awesome initiative called Dunk for Diabetes. Through this innovative program, they hope to encourage healthy habits in children and help prevent type 2 diabetes.

In order to raise awareness about this important cause, Phanta Media recently shot a commercial promoting Dunk for Diabetes, featuring 40 children and two Toronto Raptors—Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam (aka Spicy P!)—who surprised the kids with some fun on the basketball court.

The Beauty Team was honoured to be asked to provide grooming services to help ensure that the kids and the Raptors were shine-free, polished and ready for the camera on shoot day. The Beauty Team’s co-founding makeup artist Victoria Fedosoff took care of the grooming and Danielle took care of wardrobe styling. Both were tasked with the challenge of wrangling 40 kids in the green room and keeping up with them as they needed touch ups throughout the day.

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How do you ensure kids are ready for the camera?

Do they really need makeup? That’s a great question! For any commercial shoot, you want to control shine on the skin, which can be distracting under the bright TV lights. Victoria used concealer and powder sparingly to control shine and cover blemishes, plus a little bit of blush to bring out a healthy glow, and a finishing spray to keep everything in place. And when kids are running around excited about playing basketball with a couple of Toronto Raptors, you can see how their hair might get messy! It’s important to have someone nearby to keep those fly-aways in check.

As you can see from the commercial below, the results couldn’t have turned out better. Plus, it’s always a bonus to provide our services for a great cause!

Mobile hair and makeup for TV and print

If you need help getting the stars of your next commercial ready for the camera, The Beauty Team is up for the challenge. Learn more about our mobile hair and makeup services for TV and print.

Behind The Scenes

Behind The Scenes.

 

Makeup set up!

Makeup set up!

Beauty 101 Celebrity Beauty On Set Product Reviews The Beauty Notes

BACKYARD BUILDS: Hear from the Onset Makeup Artists!

April 5, 2017


Get insider info from our hair and makeup artists on the set of HGTV’s Backyard Builds and learn top tips for looking flawless on screen!

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We asked The Beauty Team artists, Justine and Natasha, a few questions about their experience working on the set of Backyard Builds:

  1. You used FACE Atelier products on Sarah and Brian. Which were your favourites?

J: My favourite FACE Atelier products had to be the FACE Atelier Ultra Pressed Powder for Brian and FACE Atelier Jolie Lipstick for Sarah—she loves a pop of colour!

N: Other than FACE Atelier, Pro Long Wear Concealer from MAC was great for under their eyes or on any problem spots.

  1. How did you control shine on long shoot days?

face_atelier_ultra_matteJ: The trick to controlling shine was to prime with FACE Atelier Ultra Matte, use the FACE Atelier Ultra Pressed Powder then follow with one more layer of FACE Atelier Ultra Matte.

N: Blotting papers by Elf and Make up Forever HD loose powder were key for controlling shine. On long days we would even clean the face and start fresh!

3. What were your set bag essentials?

J: My set bag essentials were the FACE Atelier Ultra pressed powder, FACE Atelier Jolie Lipstick, and two bottles of water with straws to keep the talent hydrated!

N: For me, Make up Forever HD translucent powder, lip balm, and make up setting spray!

  1. What was your favourite look on Sarah?

J: Sarah always looked her best with a bit of Colour Runway on the cheeks and FACE Atelier lipstick in Jolie on the lips!

N: For Sarah, less is more! Blush and a coral lip!

  1. What is a typical day as a makeup artist on set of Backyard Builds?

J: No two days were the same on Backyard Builds! I was always ready to climb a tree house ladder for touch ups.

N: A typical day on an outdoor set meant always being ready behind the scenes to fix flyaway hairs!

  1. What is your best tip for looking amazing on camera?

J: The best tip to looking good on camera is staying hydrated.

N: Blending your blush and contour is important but don’t be afraid to go a little heavier as the camera may not pick up the pigment!

Be sure to tune in for the premiere of Backyard Builds on April 6th at 10 p.m. and catch the work of The Beauty Team on the big screen!

xo The Beauty Team

 

Beauty 101 Celebrity Beauty Product Reviews The Beauty Notes

Conair Infiniti Pro Straightener – Pro or No?

March 6, 2017


image1Our hair expert and OUAI Canadian Educator, Alysse, tested out the Conair Infiniti Pro Straightener and we just had to ask her about it!

Here are her answers:

Q: What are your favourite features of this product?

A: The number one thing was that it heated up quickly and was simple to use! I personally loved how it left some movement in my hair as opposed to making it pin straight and lifeless. My models also loved how it didn’t pull and made their hair feel silky and shiny.

Q: Who would you recommend this product to?

A: I would recommend this product to a variety of hair types however, if you have very kinky roots this product is not for you. The straightener doesn’t get close enough to smooth them out. I would say the target market is the girl on-the-go. It heats up quickly and smooths out hair giving you a polished look in minutes.

Q: Would you use this on a daily basis?

A: I would definitely use this on a daily basis. It’s always good to have easy-to-use products on hand to make mornings less stressful! Not to mention, if it makes my models happy I really can’t complain!

Q: Overall, do you give this product your stamp of approval?

A: Yes! It surprised me. I didn’t think I would like it as much as I did! I would definitely recommend trying the Conair Infiniti Pro Straightener.

Thanks Alysse!

If you’re always on-the-go but don’t want to sacrifice your beauty routine, the Conair Pro Infiniti straightener may be the perfect tool to add to your belt.

Try it out and let us know what you think of the Conair Infiniti Pro Straightener!

xo The Beauty Team