Thursday, March 27, 2014

COVERGIRL looks at VFW

Just as inspiring as the hair styles were the makeup looks created with COVERGIRL this season at Vancouver Fashion Week. I was lucky to be backstage all week to witness the beautiful transformations as fresh-faced models turn runway ready. Led by makeup director Yasmin Morshedian, a team of artists worked nonstop and created dozens of unique looks. Here are some of my picks:

Beauty Look #1
To create this glam look, the artists first used Olay lotion to prep the skin before applying truBlend liquid foundation and FIXSTICK concealer for a natural and even skin tone. The brows were lightly defined using the brow and eyemakers pencil. Cinnamon toast (156) cheekers was the perfect blush to add warmth while Goldmine (272) eye shadow palette's dark brown was used on the eyelids. The look was completed with dramatic lashes created by the bombshell volume by LashBlast mascara and rich colored lips created by the LipPerfection lipstick.


Beauty Look #2
I love the look of smokey eyes with violet shadow and this one created for Evan Clayton's show was completely on point. The face was first prepped using Olay lotion, truBlend liquid foundation and FIXSTICK concealer. Using the stunning purple shade from the eyeshadow set Fairytale (274), the colors were layered and blended to perfection. To make the eyes pop, artists used the Bombshell intensity liquid liner with precision felt tip applicator and added generous coats of bombshell volume by LashBlast mascara.



My first makeup purchase at age 13 was a blue COVERGIRL eyeshadow and I love that after all these years, there's a familiarity to the packaging and the products continue to impress me in their quality and price. As a Beauty Correspondent for VFW, I had the fun opportunity to try out a ton of COVERGIRL products and my favourites so far are: LipPerfection lipstick in Bombshell (327), Flamed Out Shadow Pencils (305 and 350 are amazing), Bombshell volume by LashBlast mascara, and the Outlast Stay Brilliant nail gloss in all of the colours, of course!

I hope you'll get a chance to try some runway-inspired looks with COVERGIRL!