Canada Cosmetics

How To Get A Completely Fresh Look This Fall

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

There is nothing I love more than a complete makeover. It is wonderful when a person can venture out of their comfort zone and try something new. Recently, I was fortunate enough to be a part of a fall makeover for a busy, hard-working mom. I also spoke with several style experts on makeup, haircuts, hair colour and the hottest fashion looks for fall.

What To Do With All The Makeup You Never Wear

Scarlett Ballantyne | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Style
Scarlett Ballantyne

Are you a makeup hoarder? If you like makeup and have even done a little bit of experimenting, then you probably are! The thing about makeup is that often we buy things at the suggestion of others, from the sales person at a local beauty counter, or even on a whim online. Then we get it home and don't know what to do with it, or it looks different when we apply it ourselves.

Is This Eyeshadow Packaging Sexist?

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Style

TheBalm Cosmetics is under fire for their popular "Nude 'tude" eyeshadow palette, with some calling the product's packaging sexist.

Banning Cosmetic Animal Testing Will Bring Us Closer to a Truly Humane Society

Rebecca Aldworth | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Rebecca Aldworth

This week, we saw massive public support translate into real change when New Brunswick Senator Stewart Olsen launched a federal bill to ban cosmetics animal testing and trade in Canada. It is a huge victory for #BeCrueltyFree Canada, and vindication for all the rabbits, mice and other animals who have been blinded, poisoned and killed in the name of beauty.

How to Create Flawless Skin for a Better Look

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

The best start to any outfit is having flawless skin, but how to achieve it? Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with Lori Taylor Davis, Global Pro Lead Artist at Smashbox. Lori shared with me the top tips that everyone can use to create flawless skin.

This Model's Skin Condition Will Make You Re-Think Beauty Standards

Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi

Chantelle Brown-Young success as a model may come as a surprise since she is afflicted with vitiligo, an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own pigment-producing cells. Yet her mass appeal invites reflection upon the concepts of health, impairment and disability vis-à-vis perceptions of beauty. Her international success notwithstanding, Brown-Young finds it imperative to help others appreciate beauty in its various forms. During her first appearance on America's Next Top Model, she imploringly asks "How can I show you the beauty in differences?"

A Girlfriend's Guide to Starting a Business

Debbie Bondar | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Business
Debbie Bondar

Today women are starting businesses at a blistering pace with survival rates higher than men. When compared to their male counterparts, women are routinely lauded for having better team-building skills, being more intuitive and for being smarter money managers than their male counterparts. But none of this matters when you become an entrepreneur. So what does matter?

Top Tips for Using BB and CC Creams

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I like my makeup routine to be easy and fast. With of course amazing results (who doesn't?). Recently I spoke with Denee Noel Makeup Artist and Cosmetics Sales Manager at Holt Renfrew. Denee shared with me her top tips on how to use BB and CC creams for easy quick coverage for women on the go.

Top Tips For Perfect Foundation Application

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

It is easier to add than it is to take away. Start with small amounts and gently blend until even along your jaw line, face and neck. A great trick if you have your blouse or top on is to drape a towel around your neck, so the foundation doesn't flake on to your top or blouse during the application process.

Hot Tips For Long Luscious Lashes

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I spoke with Kimberly Soane, Director of Artistry at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Kim was one of the Bobbi Brown PRO artists who worked backstage at several New York Fashion Week shows. She has done it for several years and has worked with all kinds of lashes. Kim shared with me her hot tips on how you can get the most from your lashes.

How To Get The Most From Your Makeup Brushes

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.21.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

A few years ago, I purchased an eyeshadow brush from a cosmetics counter. Initially, I walked away after my purchase thinking, "I can't believe I just spent that much money on an eyeshadow brush." But then I brought it home and found that it does a much better job and made my life a lot easier than those little applicators that come with the eyeshadow set.

Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2015 Is Gorgeous

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Pantone introduced the 2015 Colour of the Year, Marsala, and it is gorgeous! What I love about it is that it is neutral and will suit every skin tone. There are now cosmetics available for eyes, lips, and cheeks in celebration of Pantone's complex and robust nude shade.

How to Have Fabulous Eyelashes for New Year's Eve

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I spoke with Joyce Poon, President & Founder, Noir Lash Lounge. Joyce shared her top trends for gorgeous eyelashes for New Year's Eve and the holidays. False lashes are seeing a HUGE comeback and are actually the fastest growing sector in the beauty industry.

How to Have Fabulous Eyelashes for an Evening Out

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Keep them intact by removing the glue (washing with lukewarm water) from the band after each use and keep their shape by storing them safely. It is recommended to use a ribbon case which will protect the lashes from being crushed. The case has a hard top and will allow the lashes to keep their shape.

Top Tips For Gorgeous Eyelashes

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.18.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

It seems everywhere you look these days, there are more types of mascaras and shapes of wands than ever before. I recently spoke with Denee Noel, Cosmetics Sales Manager at Holt Renfrew Vancouver to find out the best mascara wands for different lashes.

Actress Tricia Helfer Urges Canada to End Cosmetics Testing on Animals

Monica Engebretson | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada Living
Monica Engebretson

The 2004 television series Battlestar Galactica (2004 -2009) was without a doubt one of the best ever sci-fi shows. You don't even have to be a fan of...

How To Get Super Sexy Eyelashes

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Before you go out and get the extensions you should be aware of the maintenance involved. You need to be more careful washing your face. After you get eyelash extensions done for the first 24 hours you cannot get your eyelashes wet, but after that, they can get wet and are great for beach vacations.

Help the #BeCrueltyFree Campaign End Cosmetics Animal Testing

Rebecca Aldworth | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Impact
Rebecca Aldworth

Humane Society International's #BeCrueltyFree campaign is giving the beauty industry a makeover worldwide, leading negotiations with governments and companies to put an end to cosmetics animal testing -- forever.

Top Tips for Gorgeous Summer Skin

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

In my 20s (usually after a night of partying) I would occasionally fall asleep with a full face of makeup. However, as the years have progressed, my need for a squeaky clean face has become important to me. Between the sweat, sun and activities of the hot summer months, I feel even more compelled to take care of my mature skin.

Our Policy On Animal Testing is Distinctly Un-Canadian

Rebecca Aldworth | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada
Rebecca Aldworth

By this time next year, with the support of compassionate Canadians, the Government of Canada will introduce an amendment to the Food and Drugs Act that bans both the testing of cosmetic products and ingredients on animals, as well as the sale of cosmetic products or ingredients subject to new animal tests after a fixed cut-off date.

10 Beauty Breakthroughs of 2013

Helen Vong | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada Style
Helen Vong

Here are 10 of the most notable scientific findings in the world of skincare, cosmetic dermatology, and anti-aging that you can use now to look and feel better in the New Year -- and beyond!

Cosmetic Companies Ranked According To Harm

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Style

OTTAWA - An environmental group has ranked Canada's five largest cosmetics companies based on potentially harmful ingredients in their products.The re...

Five Breakthroughs That Will Change Your Beauty Routine

Kendra Hagerman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Style
Kendra Hagerman

The beauty industry may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to technology and innovation, but like most industries, innovation plays a major role in its advancement. The next time you reach into your beauty bag for the product you've been using for years, consider these unique tools of the trade to help you complete common beauty tasks in a new and improved way.

Makeup Tips for the Over-40s

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

I am always on the lookout for great tips on how I can feel pretty and live a healthy lifestyle after 40. As far as beauty goes I need all the help I can get. I am most comfortable in my pj's and with a headband in my hair. Which, let's face it, is not the most professional or sexy look. I spoke with one of the top makeup artists Ruben Potrebenko, National Brand Educator for Canada Jane Iredale Cosmetics and he shared some of his top tips for women over 40 to look their best this fall.

How to Care for Your Skin After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

Changes in temperature, humidity and how you spend your days will all contribute to a change in how your skin acts. Each individual's skin will need different products at different times of the year (or the week for that matter!), and so you should seek products based on the desired effects rather than general skincare ranges based on your skin type.