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Island Girl Beauty

It’s Black History Month. Really, we shouldn’t need a month to appreciate African-American culture and beauty. The long Canadian winter has me fantasizing about Tahitian colour palettes, Island vibes. They were all materialized courtesy of the cool vibes of my model, Avril. Continue reading

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Bright & Light 80s

Bright colour-pop lips and black liner eyes, I’m jammin’ the 80’s. I’ve asked Malika for a repeat performance. I really like her vibe, with her short hair and boyish airs, she brings a new perspective to makeup looks. Now let’s have some fun! Continue reading

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Holidaze – Part 2 – The Glamour

 When my glitter/glamour filter is activated, why stop? When will my rapturous use of the Pat McGrath palette stop? At this price point:  I’ve got to use it, or lose it, as the saying goes. Remix of the jewel-tones and classic Glamourrrrrr. Continue reading

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Holidaze – Part 1 – The Glitz

I sometimes get crazy ideas. This look was created by layering the colours next to each other. I was inspired by all the jewel tones from the two palettes I bought. I wanted to keep the colours “pure”, and see how bright I could get them for the camera.

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Miss Mexico

Miss pageants are sort of a mixed bag for me. On the one hand, I love the idea of celebrating beauty of different countries. On the other hand, they celebrate a certain standard of beauty, which is evolving, but it’s still not as inclusive as it should be. I wanted to share the creative process of working with Miss World Mexico when she came to Canada!

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Subtle Sensuality

 Summer had some last rays to share, and now we’re back to our regular programming. Fall. I wanted something a bit more intimate and warm, and revisiting a softer version of a smoky, while keeping it smoldering for cooler nights. And some pause for Instagram vs Studio photography.

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Afro Power

Beauty is power. And when that beauty is exotic to us, it can be unsettling, or captivating. I’m still obsessing over liner and bold colour, to my defense; it’s a great pairing with the Afro. Continue reading