Tips on Creating Dramatic Eye Makeup Looks

Tips on Creating Dramatic Eye Makeup Looks

Out of all the types of makeup, most people find eyeshadow to be the most complicated to use. But with its endless possibilities, that’s exactly what makes it a strong component in your beauty kit. With daring eye makeup becoming this season’s hottest trend, now’s the perfect time to ditch your usual neutrals.

Take your cue from your favourite celebs like Lily Collins and Lupita Nyong’o, both of whom have been spotted rocking electric blue on their lids. Moreover, the likes of Bella Hadid and Rowan Blanchard have also been working their shocking ultraviolets.

Whether you want a youthful, popping look for a fun day with the gals or a striking, smokey gaze for a night out, let eye makeup up the ante. After all, they say the eyes are the windows to your soul — might as well make them worth the view, too! Here are some tricks to ensure your eye make-up stays on point.

Set the foundation

We don’t mean just the one on your face. Your lids deserve a little insurance too, and that’s exactly what an eyelid primer does. Spread it on as a first step to combat oiliness and creasing, as well as to increase longevity throughout the night.

Don’t shy away from colour

Colours are a no-fail way to turn heads. If you’re feeling iffy about bright colours, you don’t have go in with neons right away. Go with what you feel. Lottoland notes that a basic colour like red is often associated with passion and excitement, while blue decidedly exudes glamour. Orange, on the other hand, is more youthful and fun. See what colour your mood is gravitating towards and work from there.

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Contrast or complement

Some makeup looks better on certain eye colours. Makeup artist Justine Purdue suggests consulting the good old colour wheel. Check which colour accents you can pair with your iris’ hues. Blue eyes, for example, can use plum, burgundy, and brown for contrast, while blue and yellow hues can complement. On the other hand, hazel eyes can benefit from purples and blues to balance them out, while olive greens and gold can effectively complement the eyes.

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Line for emphasis

A single line can really make a huge difference to your look. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with a steady hand and the firm hold required to do an intricate, clean-cut flick. Previously here on the Modern Makeup blog, we revealed a few hacks to make lining a breeze — like using a spoon as your stencil and using a makeup corrector. But you don’t have to stop at the typical blacks. Coloured eyeliner is all the range on the runway for a reason. It’s a good way to give your bland look a much-needed re-up.

 Image credit: George Pimentel / WireImage

Coordinate your outfit

Another chic trend that has been dominating the red carpet is matching clothes and make-up. It’s easy to try, but equally easy to over-do as well. To start, makeup artist Nina Park recommends choosing a shade that matches your outfit and plays well with your skin tone, especially on your lips. For your eyes, consider a brighter shade to add a pop of colour and make your peepers stand out.

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Don’t forget the mascara

As the last step of your eye make-up routine, mascara is the cherry on top to complete your look. There are many types to choose from depending on your needs. If you’re going for theatrical thickness, opt for a tubular wand that can coat every lash. Looking for volume? A curved wand can grab your lashes by the base and fan them from root to tip nicely. Of course, be very thorough in your sweep so as to avoid clumps.

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Miss World Canada 2018 Results

The results fro Miss World Canada 2018 are in!

Modern Makeup is the proud makeup supplier of the 2018 Miss World Canada pageant

The week long event took place in Toronto, ON from July 22nd to 28th.

Modern Makeup provided makeup services for all of their big events.

Take a look at the final moments here

Check out our youtube channel for more videos.

Modern Makeup also provides makeup for Miss Teenage Canada and Top Model Search Canada.

Miss World Canada 2018 Results

The second princess, or Miss Intercontinental Canada winner is Alice Li.

Miss World Canada Alice Li

The first princess, or Miss Supranatural Canada winner is Alyssa Boston.

Miss World Canada Alyssa Boston

Above all, the winner of Miss World Canada 2018 was Hanna Begovic.

Miss World Canada 2018 Winner Hanna Begovic

Still there are more notable wins from the night:

Kansas King won both Miss Congeniality as well as The People’s Choice.

Kansas King wins miss congeniality

Natasha won Miss Fitness

Miss World Canada 2018

2019 Bridal Makeup Prices Released

Modern Makeup is one of the top wedding makeup service providers in the Greater Toronto Area.

We have now officially released our 2019 Bridal Makeup rates

To book with lead artist Jennifer Turner the prices are as follows:

Makeup Alone:

Bride alone (no additional bridesmaids) – $250

Bride (with at least one additional person) – $200

Bridesmaids ( 1-2 ) – $150

Bridesmaids ( 3+ ) – $120

All prices with Jennifer include HST, travel within the GTA, quality false eyelashes, and a touch up kit. Travel fees may apply outside the GTA.

To book with a Modern Makeup team member the prices for makeup are as follows:

Bride alone (no additional bridesmaids) – $175.00

Bride (with at least 1 additional person) – $150.00

Bridesmaids – $100

All prices include HST, travel within the GTA, quality false eyelashes. Travel fees may apply outside the GTA.

Hairstyling:

Bride Hair $175

1-2 Bridesmaids $125

3-5 Bridesmaids $115

6+ $105

Adding/styling clip in extensions $30 (not provided)

Modern Ingredients, Egg White Powder & Honey Face Mask Recipes

Readers know that I’m perpetually seeking new ways to create natural cosmetics and homemade beauty products, and I love concocting secret elixirs, magic creams and pastes from household ingredients found in my refrigerator and kitchen pantry.  Ask me about my lime peel & sea salt teeth whitening method, or how I use turmeric? I also have beauty-uses for ginger, aloe and cucumber.

So it should come as no surprise that on Saturday June 9th 2018, when given the opportunity to test out a new secret beauty weapon, I couldn’t resist. Here’s Sam Dhutia, the founder and CEO of CanEggs Ltd egg white powder, cutting an avocado which could have been riper to be honest. In the photo below I’m watching and wondering if the blender has a puree setting…

jenifer Turner of Modern Makeup making egg honey face masks

CanEggs Condo Beauty Craft – Recipe Building & Photography Shoot on Sat, 09 June 2018

That particular Saturday, I was booked in the morning battled traffic to get the downtown location in time to attend this very special product creation workshop. The event was ostensibly a free experimentation studio that centered on CanEggs brand Egg White Powder product, and it was made even more special by the highly creative people in the room.  Christina Paruag from Fem Evolve Magazine with Trish from AmulitesChristian Paruag from Fem Evolve health & wellness magazine spent hours, literally chopping fruit for smoothies. She’s a food scientist and cancer researcher and also a writer and magazine publisher.Jen adds egg white powder to make beauty skin masksThe luxury condo was also very cool and just happened to have an amazing view of the Toronto Wolfpack rugby game happening twenty floors down and across the street in Lamport Stadium.  Premier Matrix Realty donated an empty luxury condo and wrote about the day on their blog, highlighting the Walk Score of the surrounding neighbourhood which is vastly improved by the International Rugby League agreeing to allow Toronto and Lamport Stadium to field a team.  Another nearby business was Velago Patio Furniture which decorated the empty balcony.Alice Li and Kat Li on the balcony at CanEggs photo shootWhat exactly is Egg White Powder?

Egg powder is made by machine-drying eggs with and without the center yellow egg-yolks.  The dehydration processing method, usually done to preserve the foodstuff, is not new.  The ‘powdered eggs’ product category came into existence around the start of World War II when the nutritional quality and ease of storage were practical advantages in supplying troops overseas. Dehydration is a successful method of preserving eggs, and results in an extended shelf life of six to eight months. In the 1960s, 70s and 80s, powdered eggs became institutional baking ingredients and were usually selected over natural liquid egg products for ease and efficiency in large scale bakeries.  Egg powders reduce transport costs, storage costs, and are easier to handle in a safe manner.  Dehydrated materials are not as susceptible to harmful bacteria. Also, and this is important, powdered eggs are more easily measured than liquid eggs. Egg powders are thus used in many segments of the food industry for institutional baking formulations.Modern Makeup creating egg white powder beauty mask - homemade cosmetics

We also used the CanEggs egg white powder for making fruit smoothies.  Martin, Alice, and Jason Lau from eMagTO who also wrote up the CanEggs Condo Shoot, perfected several delicious recipes.  Peach and mango together were heavenly, and strawberry + banana+ kiwi was also popular.  Not everything worked – Sam tried to make one with carrot juice, and to be kind, I will just say, it needed something.fruit in blender with egg white powder for smoothiesHow to Make Egg White Powder Face Masks

egg white powder - beauty maskI spent the afternoon making myself an expert on egg white powder beauty masks using CanEggs powdered egg whites.

Why use powdered egg whites when you can use fresh eggs? Answer: bacteria. CanEggs brand powdered egg whites are pasteurized (and dehydrated) so they are safer to use than separating fresh eggs. Using the powder to concoct an egg white ‘beauty mask’ helps humans replenish skin and can also be used to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores on faces. In the photo below, you can see I’m applying tissue paper to the model’s face, but this is not necessary. We tried it both ways and found that simply painting the face with the creamy mixture was mask enough.

you can use the face mask with tissue paper or without tissueI made a pretty big batch for us all and we had plenty of leftovers so I have scaled back the recipe for you.

Here is the recipe we created:

Egg White Powder & Honey Face Mask Recipe

Although the mixture had a pleasant smell (mostly of kiwi), we opted to scent our face masks with an essential oil from Elabloom. “Enchanted” is an essential oil blend that’s formulated with specific ingredients to empower self acceptance and to promote feelings of happiness. Contains petitgrain essential oil, cedarwood essential oil, lavender essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil and clove essential oil. Don’t put too much in! Start with just one drop.

Kiwi delivers a strong dose of Vitamin C which contains potent antioxidant power and also protects the skin from age-causing free radicals.  We also believe the natural fatty oils in the avocado could penetrate deep into the skin, helping to soften and hydrate dry and flaky patches.

Minerals in Chicken’s Diet Affects the Egg White Powder

Egg powders can be formulated specifically for the needs of users. For example, the feed of laying hens can be designed to enrich eggs with specific colouring agents or essential fatty acids. It is thus possible, with quite a small number of hens, to collect eggs with the optimal concentration of any target component, to store the eggs short term, and then dehydrate them in order to obtain a homogeneous batch of powder which has a longer shelf life.

egg white powder face masks for acne - skin cleansingThe egg white powder beauty mask also helps teens battling acne. Egg whites have astringent properties that help shrink pores by tightening the skin. Apply this mix onto your whole face or large pore affected areas.female models with perfect skin on balconyHere are two models after the treatment (and with some make-up) enjoying the view from the balcony.

Modern Makeup Styles Male Model for Paint Night in Mississauga

Modern Makeup styles male model for special paint night event in Mississauga.

On the evening of Thursday April 5th, I helped Laura Bilotta, AM 640 Radio Host of Single in the City stage a new event she calls Wing Woman Paint Night. 

More specifically, I was hired to apply make-up to the subject’s face and upper body.  But in truth I also made his costume and styled his jewellery!

Laura’s event happened at The Port House restaurant on Lakeshore rd in Mississauga.  

As I arrived in the venue I saw her people setting up tables and chairs in the open square that would normally be called the dance floor.  

At six pm, I watched her crew lay down huge plastic drop sheets and break out a dozen easels and small white canvases for twelve painters.  

The diverse array of wing-women painters bonded together in solidarity in the shadow of a major stud muffin while receiving instruction on how to paint from Julia Chatterji of The Studio Paint Bar .

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Makeup for Martin Dasko of Studenomics

The main attraction that evening, besides Laura, and Julia, was Martin Dasko.  This finance blogger pens a popular portal called Studenomics. A place for students which dispenses useful advice and motivational wisdoms.

At six thirty pm when Julia was clearing the dancefloor to set it up as a makeshift paint studio, I made my own make-up station was at the end of the main bar – nobody seemed to mind that I had three stools and Martin in a fourth.

The area behind these stools became a makeshift dressing room when Martin peeled off his shirt and pants and donned the leopard loincloth.  

Martin had pretty good skin so I didn’t do much to his face. I brightened up his under eye area and hid a bit of redness.

He had never had his makeup done before so he wasn’t sure what to expect. Luckily he trusted me and I didn’t make him look ridiculous.

Laura wanted me to oil Martin’s chest but instead I applied a little bit of extra shadow and highlight to showcase his muscles. 

Martin’s costume came with some assembly required. Modern Makeup styles for a lot of the photo shoots you see our makeup in. 

Originally the loin cloth was more of a Fred Flintstone style smock, but Laura nixed the shoulder strap ; she felt it was important to keep his chest exposed. 

I got Martin’s costume assembled in the middle of the restaurant.

As a favour to Laura, a swanky Toronto jewelry store sent along about four thousand dollars worth of silver bling for Martin to wear. There was a gorgeous necklace, two bracelets, and a thick silver skull ring which was a little too large.

The staff at The Port House restaurant were fantastic, and Brian the manager is outstanding in his attention to detail. 

When Laura decided that Martin needed something hold on to, Brian quickly found us a broom handle which became his spear.

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Laura Bilotta’s Wing Woman Collective

It was Laura’s idea to gather together a crew of confident ladies and discuss the tenements of being a Wing Woman. What responsibilities does a wing woman have? What role does this person play when they are helping another woman versus helping a man? 

The Single in the City – Wing Woman Code of Ethics was unveiled as the ladies painted a handsome hero. A list of rules for single ladies that all must abide by!

single in the city

The disciples learned basic art skills they can practice forever. Five of the top painters got to take home a free frame for their work. 

Every attendee got to keep her art plus a generous gift bag filled with beauty bar coupons and cosmetic samples. It was quite a night!

Event Makeup Management by Modern Makeup

Event Makeup Management

event makeup management services

In addition to personal services, event makeup management is offered at Modern Makeup for large groups.

Firstly our team has supplied makeup for some big events including:

  • Top Model Search Canada
  • Miss World Canada
  • Miss Teenage Canada

Secondly, we have supplied makeup for groups of over 100 people in just a few hours.

Especially relevant is the team is led by Modern Makeup owner Jennifer Turner.

Please contact us to enquire for more information on your event makeup management needs.

Tell us more about your event needs when enquiring.

Event makeup for groups:

The date?

How many people will need makeup?

What is the look for the day?

How much time do we have?

Approximate location?

Makeup artist management for group events

Furthermore because we work strictly with professionals we do not supply makeup for unpaid events.

Take a look at the portfolio page.

 

Prom Makeup Artist – Mobile Prom Makeup and Hair Toronto, GTA, Durham + More

2018 Prom Makeup Artist Pricing Released!

Book your prom makeup artist with Modern Makeup lead artist Jennifer Turner or with another member of our talented team!

Have your prom makeup done by the team behind the faces of Miss Teenage Canada, Miss World Canada and Top Model Search Canada. Look your absolute best for your prom!

Professional makeup artist comes directly to your home or wherever needed to provide on-site mobile makeup services.

Prices listed include traveling to any location from (East to West) Bowmanville to Highway 400  and from (North to South) Newmarket to Downtown Toronto. Anywhere within this box is included in the travel area, anything outside these areas a small travel fee will apply.

Prices listed include applicable HST.

All prices include top quality makeup as well as false eyelashes.

Typical prom makeup artist bookings require about 2 hours for one person just makeup and 2.5-3 hour for hair and makeup.  Add one hour for each additional person’s service (some time is needed to get in, get setup and then pack everything up and leave). Please keep this in mind when planning your group’s timing. For large groups with not a huge timeline, additional prom makeup artists / hairstylists can be brought in to make the timing work for all of you!

Keep scrolling for pricing

Prom Makeup Artist Jennifer Turner past work:

(See more work in Portfolio page)

Prom Makeup Artist

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Mobile Prom Makeup Artist

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Prom Makeup

1 person – $95

2 people – $ 85 each

3 people + – $80 each

Prom Hair and Makeup

1 person – $180

2 people – $160 each

Hair Alone Pricing

Updo or half updo – $90 each

Down styling – $70

Addition of extensions – $25.00

*When inquiring to book, please remember to include the following information:

Prom Date:

Number of People:

Services needed: (ie. makeup alone or hair and makeup)

Approximate location: (ie, what town/city?)

CONTACT FOR ARTIST AVAILIBILITY

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Mobile Bridal Makeup Artist & Hairstylist Team – Toronto, GTA & more!

Modern Makeup has a team of wedding / bridal makeup artist and hairstylists available all across Toronto, the GTA & more!

Lead makeup artist Jennifer Turner has a team of more than 30 talented makeup artists and hairstylists from Toronto and surrounding areas.

Modern makeup has mobile makeup artists and hair stylists from Toronto, Burlington, Vaughan, Durham Region and more!

When enquiring for your 2018 wedding makeup service please remember to include the following information:

  • wedding date
  • wedding town/city or venue/location information
  • number of people in wedding party
  • approximate timeline or timeline expectation (so we know how many artist you will need)

2018 Bridal Makeup Rates:

To book with Jennifer Turner lead artist prices are:

Bride $175 ($75 deposit paid to book, remaining $100 due on wedding day)

Bridesmaids / additional person(s) (only 1 – 2 additional) – $120 each

Bridesmaids / additional persons (3 or more additional) – $100 each

Click here to enquire for availability!

Modern Makeup – Bridal Makeup Artist Team Member booking rates:

The cost for the bride with a member of our team can range from $110- $200, and Bridesmaids/mothers range from $65 – $100 (rates depends on which artist we book your with. We have artists who charge lower rates available, most range from $85-130.

For all enquires that involve team member booking, you will be provided a quote based on your style preferences and artist availability.

Luxury Bridal Makeup Artist package (available on bookings with Jennifer Turner only)

Includes:

  • Upgraded reusable false eyelashes
  • Blending sponge
  • Powder puff
  • Touch-up powder
  • Touch-up Lipstick
  • Travel size lip brush
  • Full lipstick or lipgloss
  • Day Before + Morning of Skincare package (provided at time of trial
  • Crest 3D Whitestrips for bride and bridal party
  • Includes trial
  • – $150 deposit due upon booking.

$450.00

Décolleté  makeup (neck, collar bone, chest, back, upper arm) additional $25+ to any package.

Mobile Bridal Makeup Aritst – Touch up Package:

Another suggestion is to have your makeup artist accompany you and your bridal party to the venue and/or into the evening for on-site touch up services or look changes.

Adding in a touch-up service package starts at $150 for 3 hours maximum and is then charged $50/ hour for each additional hour.

As a result of long wedding days, after 10 hours from original start time the rate will increase to $75/ hour and after 14 hours it will increase to $100/ hour.

Booking a touch-up package means you could arrange to have a look change done, meaning you can start your wedding day with a lighter look and then change to a more dramatic look for the evening.

For all Modern Makeup Team Member Bookings:

In order to book with a team member there is a $75 retainer due upon booking to secure your artist. Then the remaining total balance is due 7 days before your wedding day and must be paid in full.

Therefore, you can have your bridal party pay you back or allow someone else in the party to pay on your group’s behalf.

In order to keep life simple for you we include HST (13%) in all of the prices shown.

A receipt will be provided.

Furthermore, the retainer fee to book your wedding day ranges from $50 to $150.

We can accept all of the following forms of payment:

Cash, Email Money Transfer, Visa*, Mastercard*

A 5% fee is added to all credit card payments and all credit card payments go through PayPal*

Once a payment is made a receipt is issued for all electronic payments and issued upon request for cash payments.

*Why are you adding a 5% fee to take my payment by credit card?

Modern Makeup charges a credit card processing fee of 5%.

In conclusion to avoid having to pay fees we suggest using email money transfer.

 

 

 

Toronto Wedding Makeup Artist Video Feature

On the most important (makeup) day of your life are you going to trust just anyone with your face? That is why Toronto wedding makeup artist team at Modern Makeup is a top choice for Toronto area wedding makeup.

Take a look at this behind the scenes video and how Sonia’s makeup holds up through multiple sets of tears!

Warning… this video is a tad sappy, it definitely made me cry so be warned!

It seems like many couples will spend thousands on their wedding photographers but then try to save on makeup.

Your face is the first thing people see in those photos so I would say it is worth it to hire a professional.

It is also crucial that your makeup outlasts your wedding day.

Hiring the right artist will mean they are using high end products that will definitely outlast the hottest days of the summer!

Modern Makeup is a mobile makeup company offering high-end mobile makeup artistry all across Toronto and the GTA.

For perfect wedding makeup be sure to book with Toronto makeup artist Jennifer Turner from Modern Makeup.

Video source: http://www.sweetwedding.pl/sonia-scott-slub-anna-dedo/

video made by http://imagon.pl/

Toronto Wedding Makeup Artist Team GTA Durham

Toronto Wedding Makeup Artist Team mobile makeup service.

Look at some of the bridal makeup images in our wedding portfolio page. These are just a handful of the weddings Modern Makeup and lead artist Jennifer Turner have done.

Modern Makeup Artists are from all across Toronto and the GTA.

In addition to having artists from all different areas we have artists with all different areas of expertise.

We have artists who specialize in makeup for darker skin or makeup for asian backgrounds.

Our lead artist takes pride in being able to specialize in all shades and ethnicities.

Jennifer loves working with new faces and every range of skin tone.

Follow Jennifer and Modern Makeup on Instagram @modernmakeupcan

Behind the Scenes with Provocateur Images

Take a behind the scenes look at what it is like to do a boudoir photography session with one of Toronto’s best boudoir photographers, Trevor from Provocateur Images.

For more information on booking a boudoir photography session with Provocateur Images visit their website at provocateurimages.ca