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Winterizing Your Foundation

January 27, 2020


‘Winterizing’ your foundation for the colder months is a thing! When doing our client’s makeup during these winter months, we always keep in mind that with their skin being more susceptible to dehydration & dryness throughout the day, it’s always good to take preventative measures to make it look more luminous. That can include changing your foundation in the winter months versus sticking to your same foundation all-year round!

For someone who typically has oily skin in the summer, it’s not out of the ordinary to have really dry skin in the winter depending on your environment (due to heaters, lifestyle, location & environment). A foundation that will make your skin glow will usually have light-refracting technology that makes it appear extra radiant, but will also have added hydration to go hand-in-hand with your winter moisturizer. Here are some of our favourite foundations that you can use in winter (that you might not use in the summer depending on your skin-type!) to help your skin look amazing.

Light coverage:

For a no-makeup-makeup dewy finish, the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector is a great option. It’s border-line skincare with spf 30 that’s needed in the winter months as well! It is described as a ‘Hydrating Complex made up of Macadamia and Kukui Seed Oils that helps increase the skin’s moisture levels long-term for 24 hours of hydration, while reducing the signs of visibly dry skin’.

Medium coverage:

Tarte’s ‘Shape-Tape’ Hydrating Gel foundation is very luminous, buildable & oil free (yes you can get hydration from an oil free foundation too), with hyaluronic acid and collagen that work to plump and smooth the skin!

Full coverage:

Lastly, for a more full coverage hydrating foundation I love the Nars Natural Radiant Long-wear Foundation. The name says it all! Nars claims that 91% of women agree that their skin appears smoother while wearing the foundation.Enjoy extra-hydrated skin for these last few winter months and you’ll see the difference. To book a private lesson or a makeup appointment with The Beauty Team, email us at: info@thebeautyteam.ca or click here and we will treat your skin to the best foundation for your skin type and give you more tips for ‘winterizing’ your very own foundation.

(Client makeup in photo by co-founder Jenna Sardo)

~The Beauty Team

Beauty Product Reviews

The New Glo Skin Beauty Holiday 2019 Set

October 3, 2019


Hi there! I’m Jenna and the co-founder of thebeautyteam.ca and regional trainer for gloskinbeauty.com. I have some exciting new makeup news to share with you below! The holiday collections from Glo Skin Beauty have just released  and they are stunning and super easy to use. Just to keep in mind, myself and my team provide at home makeup lessons and can show you some quick holiday makeup looks that suit your skin tone and lifestyle. Feel free to email us for more information and to book your holiday glam session at info@thebeautyteam.ca.

As for the makeup news, the new Muse Collections for the Glo Skin Beauty holiday 2019 have just arrived! These consist of: The Georgia shadow set, the Frida shadow set, the Ella lip duet , The Billie lip duet, and the Encore gloss trio!

First of all, the cream stay shadow sticks in the shadow sets are hands-down the best shadows around! They are very easy to apply (and I’m not just saying that because I’m a makeup artist and I can make it look easy! Promise!). The colour pay-off is intense, the shades are rich & each set comes together for a cohesive look to wear alone or for a single colour statement. The cream stay shadow sticks stay put for 12 hours and multi-task as a base, shadow and liner in one! Not to mention, these shadows are way too easy to apply: just blend with your fingers or with a base, then smudge or use a blender brush. The special edition splatter clutch, which is included in the set, is absolutely charming and a sophisticated way to carry around your shadow essentials for the holiday season!

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Colours in The Georgia set include: Beam (champagne shimmer), Orbit (matte charcoal), Shell (blush pearl) and Echo (metallic brown)

Colours in The Frida set include: Bonbon (deep matte reddish/brown), Latte (matte tan), Solstice (shimmer copper/gold) and Canyon (matte clay)

If you’re going to a holiday party the Billie lip duet is your answer for the hottest lip colour. It consists of a mid-toned raisin suede matte lipstick that stays on all day with intense colour pay off! The set includes a conditioning lip balm in a tube and a crayon sharpener as well which makes this an essential lip set! The Ella Lip Duet set is also so beautiful for a fresh neutral pink lipstick look.

Lastly you can’t forget to ‘gloss it up’ with the Encore gloss trio! These coordinated gloss shades include: desert bloom, naked and brown sugar. The super smooth feel and the high shine will have you quickly converted to Glo Skin Beauty glosses!

We highly recommend Glo Skin Beauty holiday 2019 collection available at medi spas and online at gloskinbeauty.com. Feel free to email us for custom orders as well at info@thebeautyteam.ca. You will not be disappointed and we apologize when you get addicted to this makeup line! 💄 Hehe!

Enjoy! ❤️

Beauty

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
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Product Recommendation:
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• Blue, Frosted and Pastel eyeshadows (as seen in Ariana Grande’s new music video)
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Product Recommendation:
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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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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

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Our favourite Valentine’s Day Beauty Products

February 10, 2017


Whether it’s Valentine’s or “Galentine’s”, our top products for the infamous holiday will make you fall in love!

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These lip crayons are a Valentine’s Day essential for many reasons. Coming in a range of romantic hues, there is no question why we would want to smack this on our lips for the big day. They are also peppermint scented, allowing you to embrace those up-close moments. With an extreme long-wear formula, you won’t have to worry whether they are kiss-proof. Feel free to test that out for us!

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer

v day 2Wearing your heart on your sleeve doesn’t mean you can’t hide spots and dark circles. That’s why we recommend NARS Soft Matte Concealer for a flawless complexion on your night out.

 

Unwind before or after a romantic night out with LUSH’s Valentine’s Bath Bombs.

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The Cupid Bath Bomb is sure to give your bath the holiday themed colour you are looking for. Calm pre-date jitters with bergamot oil and fresh raspberry juice.

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We also love LUSH’s Lover Lamp. Pamper your skin with this aphrodisiac-inspired cocoa butter and Brazilian orange oil bath bomb.

Makeup Forever’s Uplight Face Luminizer Gel

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We think Valentine’s Day is a day to shine. Illuminate with Makeup forever’s uplift. Apply it to cheekbones, collarbones, or anywhere you want a subtle shimmer. The gel formula ensures an irresistible glow that will last all night.

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Finish off your V-Day look with Dior’s Iconic Mascara. This wand is nothing less than magic as it gives limp lashes the volume they deserve. Swipe this on and they won’t forget that “your eyes are up here”.

 

Find love this year by treating yourself to these fabulous products!

xo The Beauty Team