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Nail and Makeup Inspiration from Toronto Fashion Week 2016 (Day 1)

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Rita Remark, Essie’s Lead Nail Artist

In yesterday’s post, I shared with you my Toronto Fashion Week 2016 (Day 1) experience and photos that I captured during the event.

Today, I’m sharing some Nail and Makeup Inspiration from Toronto Fashion Week 2016 (Day 1) from the Mikhael Kale show.

The models wore Essie After School Boy Blazer and Essie Stylenomics on their nails and Maybelline New York makeup.

You’ll find the details on how to recreate the looks, along with some model shots to give you a better idea overall.

Grace Lee Toronto Fashion Week 2016 Mikhael Kale

Grace Lee, Maybelline’s Lead Makeup Artist

All images in this post are courtesy of Essie and Maybelline.

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Loris Azzaro Couture Spring/Summer 2016 Collection & Maybelline New York in Paris

Azzaro Couture Spring Summer 2016 Fashion Show Maybelline New York

The Loris Azzaro Couture Spring/Summer 2016 Collection was unveiled at the Paris Couture Fashion Show a few days ago.

Bridging the sensitive with the strong, Loris Azzaro’s collection incorporated a flow of soft, deconstructed floral prints and bold geometric designs for a kaleidoscopic effect.

To complement the fashion-forward designs, Gato, Maybelline New York‘s makeup artist based in Spain created looks on the models that captured soft, feminine charm with a futuristic edge via silver eyeliner.

Loris Azzaro Couture SS16 Paris Couture Fashion Week Maybelline 4

Get the look with these Maybelline makeup products that Gato used on the models:

  • Dream Velvet Foundation – make the complexion look its best
  • Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer – brighten eyes, reduce shadows & conceal blemishes
  • Master Contour – sculpt the facial contours
  • Master Blush in Pink Amber (available in Europe only) – create a flush below the apples of the cheeks
  • The Blushed Nudes Palette – Pinkish-bronze shade (bottom left in the palette) on the eyes
  • Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24Hr Cream Gel Shadow in Silver Strike – thickly line eyes
  • Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara – two coats on lashes
  • Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer – polish brows lightly
  • Baby Lips in Quenched – prime lips
  • Color Sensational in Born With It – create soft flush on lips

Check out the rest of this post for photos of the inspirational Loris Azzaro designs on the runway, as well as some beauty shots to give you a taste of spring!

All images used in this blog post were provided to me by PR. Credit for images: Maybelline New York for all photos. (I put together the collage image at the top of the post.)

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Maybelline Master Precise Skinny Gel Liner Pencil (Defining Black) Review

Maybelline Master Precise Skinny Gel Liner Pencil Black

One of the newest gel liners to hit the drugstore is the Maybelline Master Precise Skinny Gel Liner Pencil, shown here in the Defining Black shade.

With its 1.8mm micro tip and automatic-pencil construction, it promises to be always sharp and to deliver a smooth gel intensity to help you define the windows to your soul.

I’ve been playing around with the Maybelline Master Precise Skinny eyeliner since late December (ahead of the January launch in Canada), thanks to PR. (I also have the other shades that it comes in: Sharp Brown and Defining Charcoal, but I decided to do the in-depth review on Defining Black, since black is what I wear most often.)

See the rest of this post for additional photos, as well as my detailed observations on this new drugstore eyeliner.

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Q & A with Cris Urena, the New Face of Maybelline New York

Cris Urena

This month, Dominican-American fashion model, Cris Urena was named the new face of Maybelline New York.

You probably recognize her, as she appeared in several publications including Elle, CR Fashion Book, Muse, W Magazine, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue (as one of their 2014 rookies). Additionally, she has appeared in advertising campaigns for Victoria’s Secret, Gap, Ralph Lauren, and Topshop, while walking the runways for DKNY, Phillip Lim, and Rag & Bone.

She grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts and moved to the United States when she was in elementary school.

As a teenager in high school, Cris Urena volunteered at local nursing homes and hospitals. This is where she developed her passion for nursing, and it’s what motivated her to study that in school.

Although she was enrolled in nursing school and aspired to become a nurse, her path was about to change.

One of her friends sent Cris’ pictures to a modelling agency. The New York City agency contacted her, and Cris decided to pursue a career in modelling and relocated to New York City in 2011.

See the rest of this post for an insightful Q & A with Cris Urena, which shows you her personality and her style!

My favourite response that she gave during the interview was when she described what makes a woman beautiful: “A woman is beautiful when she is confident with herself and shows her happiness from within.”

Also, I’ve included the official press release about her being the new face of Maybelline.

All the information and photos in this post were provided to me by Maybelline Canada‘s PR.

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Maybelline Baby Lips Winter Collection 2015

Maybelline Baby Lips Winter 2015 Collection

If you’re one of the many cult followers of Maybelline Baby Lips lip balms and collect the fun tints and scents, you’ll welcome this beauty news with open arms and a well-hydrated kisser!

Yesterday in Canada, the new and limited-edition Maybelline Baby Lips Winter Collection launched, and it includes the following fabulous four:

  • Mint Please
  • Sprinkled Pink
  • Cocoa Crush
  • Spice It Up

They’ll only be available while supplies last, at a suggested retail price of $4.99 CAD a piece. If there’s one you have your eye on, you should scoop it up before it’s too late.

Check out the rest of this post for the official Maybelline Baby Lips Winter Collection pictures and information sent to me by PR.

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Maybelline Creamy Mattes Lipstick Swatches, Quick Review & Press Release (NEW Limited Edition Shades for 2015)

Maybelline Creamy Mattes Lipsticks Review

Like nail polish, lipstick is a quick and easy way to change up your look, coordinate with an outfit, or make a statement that ends with more exclamation marks than a campy episode of Batman featuring Adam West punching villains in the nose. ZOWIE! BAM! ZAP!

I’m a fan of the Maybelline ColorSensational The Creamy Mattes that I’ve tried before (Touch of Spice is one of my favourites), so you can imagine how thrilled I was to try their 8 new limited-edition shades.

The United States already had them for a while, but they’re officially set to launch in Canada starting October 27, 2015. Circle your calendars, and get ready for the drugstore dash!

This post contains a quick look at the new Maybelline lipstick shades: Clay Crush, Nude Nuance, Blushing Pout, Rich Ruby, Electric Pink, Pink N Chic, Vibrant Violet, and Burgundy Blush.

I’ve swatched them on my arm and on my lips, so you can see the formula in action.

This is the first time that I’ve swatched 8 lipsticks in a single photo session. (I did it while listening to Justin Trudeau give his victory speech on Monday night on TV.) After applying and removing each lipstick, I was expecting my lips to feel raw by the end, but surprisingly, they didn’t! To me, that speaks volumes about its great formulation.

My bare lips were on the dry side to begin with, but I resisted the urge to reach for a lip balm because I wanted to show you what the formula looks like when you don’t exfoliate, prep your lips, and do a belly dance to appease the lip gods.

(Clearly, I’m not afraid of showing unedited, larger-than-life photos where you can see the natural lines. I’m not afraid of showing my true colours and stripes, so why hesitate with lip lines?)

I was so impressed with how creamy and lightweight they felt, and I will be wearing all of the colours again, except for the bright pinks. (There’s nothing wrong with those, but they don’t suit my personal taste nowadays.)

I may do a review on some shades on the blog or Instagram, so I can go into detail about the wear time after I’ve tested each out individually for longer.

Also, in case you were wondering, the lipsticks have the same frosted red-toned brown lid that the original Maybelline Creamy Mattes have. (The photos in this post are all of the lipsticks going topless. Oh, how scandalous!) 😉

Vibrant Violet, Rich Ruby, and Burgundy Blush are my favourite colours out of the bunch. (You have to carefully apply Vibrant Violet and Burgundy Blush to get an even application, but those shades are worth it.)

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Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil Lip Swatches & Review

Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil Swatches Review

In early June, I got to wear all 10 of the new Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencils that were released this August in Canada, thanks to PR sending me these and other Maybelline goodies!

In the above collage, I show 9 of them, but in this post, I’ll show you all 10 and let you know my thoughts on the general formula and packaging, as well as each shade.

If you follow me on social media, you already saw these lip swatches, but since I realize that not all my readers use social media, I decided to post them here. 🙂

Which one do you like the most? My favourite is funnily enough the first one I ever wore – Berry Misbehaved!

As you know, I don’t post too many photos of myself (excluding my nails, of course), so this was a lot of selfies that I snapped with my phone.

I wore one colour each day I went to work, so that’s why the lighting is different. Sometimes I faced the window, other times I relied on office lighting, and some days were really sunny or dim. I didn’t swatch them. Each of them I wore for the entire work day and into the night until I washed up and went to bed.

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