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Wedding Feature in Elegant Wedding Magazine Spring 2020

March 11, 2020


Last summer in late July, we had the pleasure to work with Samantha who definitely tops our list as one of the sweetest clients we’ve worked with! Our hair and makeup team travelled to Oakville to get Sam and her bridal party ready for her big day. The ceremony was taking place at St. Andrew Church, where Sam would arrive in her grandfather’s ‘61 Thunderbird. The reception would then take place in downtown Toronto, at the gorgeous boutique hotel venue, One King West. Samantha is also a talented jewelry designer, and designed her wedding bands, and bridal party’s jewelry as well! You can check out her work here.

Bride’s Makeup by Chantal and Hair by Cayley from The Beauty Team

We were so excited to hear that the wedding was finally featured in last month’s issue of Elegant Wedding magazine and wanted to share it with everyone! Weddings truly take a village to plan and execute, and we absolutely love seeing everything come together so beautifully. Congratulations again Samantha and Brad! We can’t wait to glam you up again soon!

Photographer:
Christine Lim

Planning by:
Tori Holmes-Lane, from THL Events
Day-Of Planner-Anastasia Fragoulis

Wedding dress:
Anais Annette, from The Modern Bride

Bridesmaid’s dresses:
Dessy, from Balletts Bridal

Flowers:
Tessa Meisner and the team at Blush & Bloom
Invitations & paper decor:
Amber at All Thats Lovely

Wedding Cake:
Dani Ellis Cakes

Bridal nails:
Sara from PointPointe Beauty

Alterations:
Meagan from Shoppe and Tailor

Lighting and music:
Epiq

Rentals:
Detailz

Wedding Bands, Bridesmaids & Flower girls jewellery:
Samantha McAdams Jewellery

Are you a bride looking to have mobile beauty services on your wedding day? We are currently booking our 2020 brides, to avoid disappointment contact us to book your on demand services with The Beauty Team by emailing us at: info@thebeautyteam.ca or click here.

Beauty Beauty 101 Product Reviews The Beauty Notes

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 Events

Vintage Looks for Ricarda’s Toronto Launch

November 1, 2019

Back in the Summer of 2016, we were hired by a marketing agency to help piece together vintage looks for the restaurant launch of Ricarda’s in Toronto. The agency was using a street team of promotional models to boost the restaurant launch for a two day event where the street teams rode bikes through the city. Two hair and two makeup artists were needed for the styling for the street team activation which was a 50’s and 60’s vintage Mediterranean inspired look.

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Here are some of the beauty tips we used to keep the street team looks sweat-proof and last through the summer heat all day long:

  • Hair was set in pins to cool while makeup was completed to really hold the vintage wave

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  • We used Urban Decay All Nighter setting sprat before, during and after application to be sure the makeup wouldn’t nudge

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  • Quick Lip Tip – hydrate lips with a rich balm prior to any makeup application. Let the balm sit and once the lips are ready, apply a primer first then line the lips with a red liner for definition and proceed with lipstick, blot and repeat

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  • Flash lashes were used for a doe eyed look

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We had so much fun using our creativity putting together these looks for the street team activation! The restaurant has been a huge success since the launch with another location opened in Oakville. If you’re a marketing agency or promotional model company, we help create the looks to make your event and models stand out! We provide makeup, hair and wardrobe support for any of your events or activations. To learn more about our on demand beauty services, contact us at info@thebeautyteam.ca.

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All event photos are by Brian at www.tarsipixstudios.com

Beauty Corporate Events

How to Spice Up Your Staff Appreciation Night

October 19, 2019


The Beauty Team transformed Imperial Tobacco employees into the Spice Girls and other celebs for a super fun lip sync battle!

We’ve already touched on how you can make your employee appreciation night extra special by providing pampering services like hairstyling, makeup, manicures and massages… but what if you want to take it to the next level and REALLY delight your team? How about an EPIC LIP SYNC BATTLE?! Honestly, this was one of the most fun events we’ve ever been a part of so we thought we’d share it with you in case you’re inspired to do something similar for your team.

Imperial Tobacco recently hosted a staff appreciation event at Toronto’s Hotel X. Over 400 of their staff members were invited for an evening of appreciation and pampering, and the event planners at Zeste Incentive hired The Beauty Team to help make the event one to remember. But we didn’t stop there! The Beauty Team was also enlisted for the after party at Rebel Nightclub, where we provided hair, makeup and wardrobe styling for a super fun lip sync battle. We created celebrity looks inspired by Grease, 50 Cent, the Spice Girls, Beyonce and more, with customized props, wigs and costumes that blew everyone away! How fun is that?!

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We know the question on everyone’s minds… how the heck to you transform a group of regular folks into the Spice Girls? Here are some pro tips from one of our talented makeup artists to get you started (thanks Nicole!):

  • Pop stars are known for wearing bold makeup colours, which look great on stage. Liquid lipstick (we like MAC) is a great base for eyeshadow if you really want it to stand out. Plus, they’re creamy and easy to blend.
  • You also want to use an eye colour base so the bold colours don’t transfer onto the skin (try Mac’s 24-hour Eye Base).
  • Layering is key. After applying your eye colour base, then your creamy eye colour, set it all with a powder so it stands the test of sweaty dancing and hot stage lights.
  • If you don’t use a setting powder, try a good sealer like Green Marble, which is popular among theatre performers.
  • Exaggerating features helps you take on a celebrity’s look as well, so use lots of highlighting and contouring to mimic the celeb’s facial features. This also works very well for the stage because it’s easier to see from afar.
  • Glitter can be fun! It catches the light nicely and won’t look too dramatic on stage.
  • When it comes to lashes… GO BIG or GO HOME! They open up the eyes and make them stand out for the crowd.

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Try something similar at your next event

Whether you want to try something tame or really ‘out there’ for your next special event, The Beauty Team has the products and skills to make it happen. Plus, we always select the appropriate artists depending on your needs. We can do anything from sleek corporate looks to costume party fun! To learn more about custom hair and makeup services tailored for your next event, contact us at info@thebeautyteam.ca.

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.
Product Recommendation:
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• Lips in Nudes, Browns and Burgundy
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Product Recommendation:
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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.
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.

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.

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