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Beauty And Fashion Reviews From HuffPost Canada's Style Contributors

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We trust the HuffPost Canada Style Contributors — beauty and fashion gurus from coast to coast, to translate Canadian and international trends. That hot new beauty collection? They tested and reviewed it before it hit shelves. The latest "it" item was hanging in their closets long before the buzz.

"The Weekly Review" is a roundup of the latest looks, trends and products they're loving. This week, they share how to make a hoodie from scratch, tips for waking up looking refreshed, the must-have fall fragrances for men and women, and more! Check back each week for more reviews from the HuffPost Canada Style Contributors.

  • DIY: How to make a hoodie
    There's nothing quite like a cozy hoodie on a cool fall day. In the video above, DIY fashion guru, With Wendy teaches how to make our very own hoodie from scatch.
  • OOTD: Cozy sweaters and sequin pants
    Instagram | @amandamonty
    Amanda, Latest Wrinkle: "'Tis the season for cozy sweaters and sequin pants! Whole look from Society+." Follow Amanda for more fashion inspiration at @amandamonty.
  • REVIEW: Quo Cushion Concealer
    Kaitlyn Elisabeth Beauty
    Kaitlyn, Kaitlyn Elisabeth Beauty: "Knowing the goal of this concealer, I have to say Quo did a bang on job with the formulation. Very thin and almost gel-like. Despite being so thin, there is still a decent amount of pigmentation to this concealer." Read Kaitlyn's full review, here.
  • LOOK: Viktor & Rolf F/W 2016 Haute Couture illustration by Mahyar Kalantari
    Draw A Dot.
    Marcus, Draw A Dot.: "I have seen a lot of Viktor & Rolf illustrations created by Mahyar Kalantari, and they are always so whimsical with a dark twist. This latest one is no exception!" Check out more fashion illustrations on Draw A Dot.
  • SKINCARE: Graydon Skincare Face Foam
    Instagram | @stephenthomasm
    Stephen-Thomas, STM: "One of the ingredients in FACE FOAM from Graydon Skincare is apple cider vinegar. It brightens your skin and evens out its texture. WHO KNEW THIS? I did not. Guess I am not that bright… but I will be brighter, now ;)" Follow Stephen-Thomas on Instagram at @stephenthomasm for more men's fashion and grooming advice and reviews.
  • FRAGRANCES: Must-have fall scents for men and women
    Vulkan Magazine
    Jaimee Jakobczak, Vulkan Magazine: "The scents of fall always bring us to our knees; the soft pine, the crisp fresh air, the distinct earthy decay of old leaves... Mother Nature sure has mastered her fall fragrance, but what about you? We have you covered! Here are our must-have fall fragrances for men and women."
  • OOTD: Blushed culottes
    Allure Of Simplicity
    Aney, Allure Of Simplicity: "This wide-leg trend has been growing on me and it was something that I never saw myself wearing until this year — when I tried on my very first pair. Now that we're headed into cooler temperatures, this pair is perfect because of the heavier fabric, and pairs nicely with thicker knit sweaters and turtlenecks." Follow Aney at Allure Of Simplicity for more style inspiration.
  • REVIEW: Kat Von D Lock It Powder Foundation
    Beauty YouTuber, Samantha Jane is back with another "Oily Skin Diaries" review. In the video above, she tries out the Kat Von D Lock It Powder Foundation. Watch to find out if it lives up to her expectations.
  • OOTD: Over-the-knee boots
    The Grey Canvas
    Safinaaz, The Grey Canvas: "OTK boots — the solution to wearing a dress in the fall." Follow Safinaaz on Instagram for more style inspiration at @thegreycanvas.
  • BEAUTY: How to wake up looking refreshed
    Jose Luis Pelaez Inc via Getty Images
    Caroline, Style On The Side: "Lately I've noticed that I don't necessarily look so awesome when I wake up in the morning. I look a little tired, my skin could be better and my hair is less than stellar. This always seems to happen in transition season." Caroline shares her tips for looking more refreshed when you wake up, here.
  • REVIEW: Bite Beauty's Multistick
    Bite Beauty
    Henna, Canadian Beauty: I love the idea of multi-tasking products, in theory, because I'd love to be able to use the same cheek and lip colour, but the problem is that my lips are very pigmented, so rarely does a lip colour look appropriate on my cheeks (it’s just too dark), and a cheek colour is usually too light for my lips. Luckily, I can try Bite Beauty’s new Multistick which comes in 18(!!!) colours.' Read Henna's full review, here.


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