OUR BEAUTY EDITOR GUIDES YOU THROUGH FINDING THE RIGHT LOOK FOR YOU
Photographed By Nadia Cheema
Makeup: Robert Weir (Ford Artists)
Hair: Kelly Armstrong
Photographer’s 1st Assistant: Shane O’neill
Photographer’s 2nd Assistant: Zsuzsi Pal
Makeup Assistant: Brittany Sinclair
Story by Robert Weir
I believe that all women are beautiful, and I can’t think of a place where beauty is more evident than Toronto. We have a variety of ethnicities living together peacefully in this city. We also have amazing subcultures coming together, influencing each other and creating something new.
I think makeup can be the ultimate accessory because people are naturally drawn to faces from birth. Each face is unique, special and should be celebrated in its own way. Beauty Editors usually work within the guidelines of what you should and shouldn’t do with your makeup. Today, I’m not going to give you a list of Do’s and Don’ts that contradict each other. I would rather guide you with helpful hints toward finding the classic look that is your “personal best”.
For fair pink (pink-based) skin: Avoid makeup with too much pink in it – it will only bring out more pink in your skin. Try a sheer and very pale yellow-based foundation. For blush, opt more for a peach or mauve colour instead of pink.
For women who have fair skin but dark, red or very blonde hair, you can have the most fun with colour. The dramatic frame that you hair colour makes around your face is perfect for a dark, smokey eye or a red lip.
Most women have a yellow/golden base to their skin tone. To achieve a natural daytime look, your best option is to go monochromatic with your makeup. By that, I mean choosing colours that also have a yellow or golden base to them to create a natural look.
For women who have a yellow or golden base to their skin and would like to make a splash for evening, do the opposite of what you do for day. Choose a cool jewel tone that stands out against your skin instead of blending in. Try a turquoise or plum eyeshadow; a berry shade for your lip will create night time glamour.
A Hint for Hair
We always want what we don’t have. If you want beautiful healthy hair for life, learn to love what nature gave you. Most of us have a hair colour and texture that was designed to compliment us by nature, so invest in products that will work with – not against – your hair’s natural inclinations.