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I love Natalie Dormer’s style – she’s got this perfect bit of edge that she brings to every look, which is something I can so appreciate. Her most recent appearance at the Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 2 premiere last night was no different. Wearing a gorgeous, embroidered Vivienne Westwood gown, Dormer still brought a hint of sophisticated edginess with what International Creative Director for Macadamia Professional Diannandrea called her “Rock & Roll Princess Back Bun.” It’s  slightly messy while still being structured, featuring a pompadour-ish front and a gorgeous bun in the back.

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Get the Look:

  1. Apply Macadamia Professional Foaming Volumizer ($25) from roots to ends of wet hair.
  2. Blow dry large sections with a large round brush to create ample volume all over.
  3. Rub a quarter sized amount of Macadamia Professional Whipped Detailing Cream ($26) in palms and apply throughout hair to create texture and separation.
  4. Tease the roots at the crown to build volume.
  5. Twist the hair back in small to medium sections and secure with straight pins, leaving wispy pieces loose.
  6. Emulsify more Macadamia Professional Whipped Detailing Cream ($26) in palms and use fingers to gently scrunch the hair for piecy texture.
  7. Twist remaining hair into a back bun in the center of the head and secure with pins for an effortless finish. Leave small pieces out on the side for a windswept look.
  8. Spray Macadamia Professional Flex Hold Shaping Spray ($25) to secure the hair.

Will you give this a try?

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It’s that time of year again – as much as I love fall fashion, I hate the dryness that comes along with it. My hands are dry, my skin is dry, my nose is dry… And most annoying of all, my lips are dry. This past week, specifically, I really noticed the dryness. My lips were chapped and the opposite of smooth, which does not bode well for girl’s nights where a bold lipstick is my accessory of choice and date nights with my guy.

Luckily for me, the new Softlips LUXE balms showed up in my mailbox on Friday, and the timing seriously could not have been better. I’m a complete lip balm addict & have a gigantic roster that I’m constantly cycling through depending on my mood, so having a new addition to add to my collection was definitely a little exciting.

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The new Softlips LUXE, available in Creamy Coconut & Silky Shea, definitely give off a bit of a more luxe look than other Softlips products, with sleek, shiny packaging and a lipstick-type applicator, which make application so easy – I really like this balm for applying over lip colour to add a bit of moisture! They pack a 5-in-1 punch, combining hydration (thanks to Shea Butter), replenishing properties (antioxidant Vitamins A, C & E), smoothing, protection (SPF 15!) & shine. They feel great on, light but full of moisture, and by the end of the weekend my lips are in great shape once again! The balms feel really smooth to the touch and have a really light, sweet scent, for a great all-around product.

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Since I’ve been enjoying them, I thought it would only be fair to let one of your give them a try as well! My friends at Softlips have put together a prize pack for you that includes a Softlips LUXE Lip Moisturizer in Creamy Coconut, a Softlips LUXE Lip Moisturizer in  Silky Shea, a Softlips CUBE Lip Moisturizer in Fresh Mint, a Softlips CUBE Lip Moisturizer in Peach Mango, a purse mirror and a cosmetics bag (value $50). Enter to win via the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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After Hayley Elsaesser’s showing last season at World Mastercard Fashion Week, I couldn’t wait to see what’s in store for spring. Hayley’s esthetic is loud & colourful, and needs a beauty look that mimics this bold style. In saying that, essie & Maybelline absolutely did not disappoint!

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Taking inspiration directly from the pattern on one of Elsaesser’s pieces, Rita Remark (Lead Nail Artist for essie Canada & Global Lead Educator) created a shimmering raibow ombré look that perfectly reflected this look.

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Starting with a base of jiggle hi, jiggle lo, the new silk watercolours (available Spring 2016) in art new beau, muse myself, love sheen, pen & inky, highest bidder and no shrinking violet across the nails to create a gorgeous gradient from thumb to pinky.

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Fab, right? Of course, you can easily play around with colours to get a look that’s more your style. I’ll be sharing details on the makeup soon!

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Hello gorgeous! I’ve got a couple of life updates recently to explain my absence the past few weeks. Work has been crazy busy, the family home that I grew up in went up for sale (which meant a ton of work to get it all ready for sale) and I moved into my own place (which means I’ve been living out of boxes for the past couple of weeks while I wait for the rest of my furniture). I’ve now got my own office/beauty room in my new pad, which is so fantastic, and I can’t wait to get it all set up and ready to go – pics to follow! As part of my move, I’ve got a ton of posts coming to help those of you are going to be moving soon out… Stay tuned for those!

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Anyways, what better time to dive headfirst back into the blog than with the start of Fashion Week in Toronto? As always, WMCFW is a great source of beauty inspiration with Maybelline, Redken & Essie backstage prepping the models for the shows. I’m always so excited to see the new looks & trends that are going to be rolling out over the course of the week, and with talent like Grace Lee (Lead Makeup Artist for Maybelline Canada), Rita Remark (Global Lead Educator for Essie) and Jorge Joao (Lead Stylist for Redken) on hand you know all of the looks are going to be top notch. This week I’ll be sharing some of my favourite looks from the shows + tips on how to get them from the respective brands. I’ll also be hanging out at the tents tomorrow to check out the Star Wars presentation and backstage beauty for Pink Tartan (hands down one of my faves every season), so be sure to follow me on Instagram so you catch all of the action!

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First up, I had to share the Maybelline look for Matthew Gallagher’s SS16 show. The 3D glass sculpture inspired glittery eye is so fab (and I’m thinking a necessity for New Year’s Eve, am I right?). Take a look at the steps & products used for this look below!

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Face: To start, the skintone was evened out with Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation, before contouring and highlighting with the new Master Contour Palette (available January 2016), with a light dusting of pink added to the cheecks for a slight flush.

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Eyes: This look was all about the eyes! A base was created using The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette before craft glitter was added for show-stopping sparkle, followed by a coat of The Falsies Push-Up Drama Mascara on the top and bottom lashes. Eyebrows were then filled in with the Brow Drama Pro Palette.

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Lips: 
A subtle pink lip finished off this look, with a combination of Color Sensational Creamy Mattes in Ravishing Rose and Color Sensational Color Elixir in Rose Defying for a fresh, light bit of colour.

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With the colder temperatures looming, I’m getting ready to slip into fall-mode, which means it’s time to change up my beauty look! When it comes to lipsticks, I love going for bold, deep shades (usually in the red family) thought I don’t mind adding a pop of a brighter colour here and there to change things up. And of course, you can never go wrong with a nude lip!

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I’m totally digging the new COVERGIRL Colorlicious lipsticks because they make switching your lip look easier than ever. With 36 perfectly pigmented shades available, finding your perfect match is no problem. The lipsticks pack a gorgeous punch of colour, so you know exactly what you’re getting, and are infused with shea butter so they always look great without drying out.

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My fave shade so far has got to be Euphoria. It’s a gorgeous deep berry that makes me just a little more excited about making the transition to fall style (I’m just not ready to let go of summer yet). This blue-toned burgundy shade is definitely going to be a staple for me this season!

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COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick in Euphoria

Want to try the COVERGIRL Colorlicious lipsticks? I’m giving away a set of all 4 of the shades seen above to one lucky winner! Want to win? Check out this Instagram picture on my account, give me a follow, and regram the image – let me know which one of the four shades you want to try the most! Be sure to take myself (@linerglttrgloss) and COVERGIRL (@covergirl) and use the hashtag #KissedbyCOVERGIRL for your entry to count. Good luck!

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