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Perfect Pout

People always say the brows frame the face and make the look just that much better. Well in my opinion, its the lips that make the statement. The lips are equally important, if not the most, in every look whether day or night. Your lips could be the star of the show or create a soft background for your eyes. Bottom line, no matter what your lips are a big deal so I thought i’d share with you the way I achieve my perfect pout.
I start out with smooth lips. After I brush my teeth, while the brush is still moist, I brush my lips lightly so remove dead skin. Using a dry toothbrush can be too harsh for your lips. I also like the way the mintyness on my toothbrush makes my lips feel.
 After brushing off the dead skin, pat your lips dry with a soft towel and moisturize with a very thin layer of your favorite lip balm.
Then using a lip liner, line your lips. If you have smaller lips, line the very outside of your lip line for the illusion of fuller lips. Make sure you line them and shape them well because this is the foundation for your perfect pout. Fill in the rest of your lips to create a canvas for your lipstick.
Now apply your lipstick evenly. Be sure that this isn’t a super dry lipstick even if you’re going for a matte look. Dry lipstick may look good when you first apply it but after a while you’ll start seeing it  making your lips look cracked.
NARS Lipstick $24 (my favorite color is Honolulu Honey)
After you apply your lipstick, it’s time to really perfect your lips. A lot of people like to conceal their lips before they put on lip color to get the perfect lip line but I’ve found that as your lip color comes off, so does the concealer since it’s mainly on your lips as well. I like to apply my lipstick then go back and conceal around my lip line with a creamy concealer. Use a creamy concealer instead of a cakey one so you get a smooth, sheer wash. This will also help you erase any mistakes you made while lining your lips or putting on your lipstick.
Last but certainly not least, loose powder. Set the concealer around your lips with loose powder. Use a small concealer brush to dust the powder generously making sure the concealer won’t budge. This way when you’re eating or as your lipstick fades throughout the night, your lip line still looks perfect.
Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre $52 (my favorite loose powder EVER)
This quick trick has never failed me. Even as my lipstick starts to fade throughout the day or as the night goes on, my lips still look fab! No more worries about lip color smearing in the wrong places and feathering past your lip line. The concealer acts like a little barrier preventing color to travel. Now you can be free to eat and drink as you please worry-free (about your lips, that is).

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Make Up Show LA – Tomorrow!

2010 marks the 5-year anniversary for The Makeup Show and after a successful debut in Los Angeles in 2009, the artistic energy of meets again for its annual West Coast event.
Some exciting news for The Makeup Show LA 2010:

Award-winning Makeup Artists 
Eve Pearl and Joanna Schlip will be on hand for keynote presentations and hands-on workshops.

New Editorial Forum: From Concept to Cover Shot: Working in Editorial featuring LA, The Los Angeles Times Magazine with EditorNancie Clare and Creative Director Rip Georges for a unique panel presentation on the behind-the-cover creative process of working in print and multimedia.

And, for the first time at a stateside beauty event, famed international makeup line Inglot will be at The Makeup Show LA. 

Other exhibitors include 
Make Up For Ever, Stila Cosmetics, Smashbox, Temptu Pro, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Alcone, Becca Cosmetics, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Korres Natural Products, Embryolisse,  Face Atelier, Graftobian, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, Bellápierre Cosmetics, Longmi Lashes by Daniel and many more! 

For 2 days, The Makeup Show LA will bring together top industry exhibitors, speakers from all areas of the makeup artistry, new product introductions in an intimate setting where insider-only tips and techniques are traded between the best in the business.

A key networking opportunity for all levels of makeup professionals and a must-attend event for anyone involved in the beauty industry, a core foundation of The Makeup Show is its unique educational programs including keynote presentations, hands-on workshops, seminars and business forums that examine beauty techniques and applications, skin tone and health, makeup products, tools of the trade, and the business of the beauty industry.

Full list of exhibitors, artists and events at


FW 2010 Beauty Trends

Hey makeup junkies! Next time you go to Sephora, keep these trends in mind if you are wondering what to buy. Here are are just a few of the upcoming beauty trends for F/W 2010. 

vivid eye shadows in coppery shimmer

Beauty will shift from dramatic eyeliner to smoke ringed eyes…from matte to metallics and from conservative hues to off beat brights. It’s fun, funky and fresh!

Vivid blues and greens are hot hues for the upcoming seasons 

To get this look, use a cream eyeshadow like this one from Shu Uemura

richly stained pout 
Stila Pomegranate Crush will help you achieve this look!

Metallics for a frosty surface & glacial look

To get this look, use a Mica based powder eyeshadow and don’t forget the eyeshadow primer. The primer will help it stay on and not crease throughout the day. Since mineral eyeshadow is super blend-able and easy to use, make sure you use a variety of shades to create your ultimate ice queen look. You can always layer for a more dramatic effect. Tap off the brush before you apply it to your eyes, or it will end up all over your cheeks.

shadow to the brow, sparkles & multi-colored eyes 

It’s hard not to feel super special when you have amazing makeup like this on!  Perfect for a girls night out or to make rainy cold days a little bit more bearable.  

Use Make Up For Ever Glitters or Too Faced Starry Eye Liners and my personal fave Urban Decay.

Switch up your makeup routine and be the first to rock these trends! Which look is your favorite?

A stila ‘Factory Girl"

My girl Sona and I went down to West Hollywood to check out the much anticipated stila factory sale today and it was awesome!  There were so many amazing deals for beauty junkies and Christmas pressies!

how cute is Sona!

Barbie x stila make up!

everything you wanted… and then some!

YAY  – Everyone’s getting stila for Christmas!

If you want to pick up amazing deals, make sure you go check it out tomorrow and tell @stilacosmetics that we sent you! ^_^ 

2nd Quarter at FIDM Beauty Marketing

I started my Fall 2009 quarter at FiDM for Beauty Marketing and I love all my classes.  This is where my true passion and learning is kicking in and I’m so happy to let you all know about what I am doing this quarter! I am taking 4 classes and interning 2 days at theLookBook.

Sharlene Habermeyer is my teacher for this class and she is an exceptional women: funny, accomplished and inspirational. She is an author and a expert in wellness and has a MA in education and curriculum planning. In order words, she is amazing! I have 3 main projects for this class. One is about comparing organic, store brand, dollar store shampoos for 10 weeks, one is on homemade skin care and one is for product line analysis 🙂 I heart this class!

ingredients for making homemade skincare!

JULIANNE PFISTER is the Beauty Chair at FiDM and was the Director of International Sales at Stila! She is my instructor for this class. We are discussing customer service experience, financial statements and customer loyal, brand identity, value preposition!  This class is marketing focused and we are talking about the BUSINESS side of the beauty industry!

Darrell Baum was the marketing manager of Joico and is now teaching this fun class! We are talking a lot about social media and web 2.0… Right up my alley! We are doing a project of LVMH in this class. Brand image trap, brand position trap, external perspective trap and product attribute fixation! We have our first field trip on Friday to Long Beach for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists tradeshow! wooo!

Jeanne Tamayo is our wonderful teacher for this class! She really know what she is talking about and we are doing brand comparative projects between Stila and Smashbox, product development case studies and learning all sorts of what the beauty industry corporate structure is like and how much $$$ we can really make through our expertise and love for this industry. She is the director of broadcast production for Stila!  We had a brand pitch for our last class and Ffiona and I came up with a product for children that’s peelable nailpolish!  Our idea won us $200 worth of Stila makeup *big smile*. Thank you!  (I gave half of it away already lol)

this quarter ends on Dec 19th ^_^ so stay tuned!

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SHOW LOVE this Saturday March 21, at MUZIK NIGHTCLUB for the OFFICIAL LG FASHION WEEK Closing Party! What better venue to host Toronto’s most glamorous party, then at Toronto’s most luxurious nightclub!

Be prepared for one of the most upscale, fashion forward parties of the year! With out a doubt the STILA BEAUTY LOUNGE located within Muzik Nightclub will have something special planned, along with free swag for the ladies.

For this special event, Muzik Nightclub will have extended bar hours till 4 am! Ladies will be complimentary until 10:30 pm.

VIP Bottle Service is highly recommended for the LG Fashion Week Closing Party. Call 416.595.9998 for details.