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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.

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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

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

Miss World Canada 2017 Makeup Provided by Modern Makeup

Modern Makeup is the official makeup provider for Miss World Canada 2017

Modern Makeup is proud to announce that we are the official makeup provider of the 2017 Miss World Canada pageant.

Miss World® Canada is the official preliminary pageant to the international MISS WORLD® pageant.

The Miss World pageant is the oldest, largest and the most prestigious pageant in the world and is represented by 147 countries!

The Miss World pageant attracts over two billion viewers,  more than the Olympics!

This is the first year Modern Makeup has been the official makeup provider for Miss World Canada.

The Modern Makeup team will glam up the delegates before their photo shoot, preliminary pageant, fashion show and the final night!

The fashion show is something I am super excited to be a part of. This year it is going to be held at Cabana Pool Bar and overlooking the beautiful city of Toronto.

Modern Makeup still has room for just a couple more makeup artists to join the team roster!

Makeup artists wanted for Miss World Canada 2017

Miss World Canada will be taking place in the Toronto area and the makeup team will be needed on the following dates:

July 17th, 20th, 21st and 22nd.

This year the Miss World Canada fashion show will be taking place at Cabana Pool Bar on “Ditch Work Friday”. Be sure to pick-up your ticket in advance by visiting the Cabana website or getting on the guest list.

Please visit Cabana Pool Bar website for more information and to get on the guest list.

Artists interested in applying should email info@modernmakeup.ca and provide either a resume with photos of their work attached or a link to their online portfolio. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

If you are interested in being part of the modern makeup team of makeup artists all you need to do is apply!

Send images of your work to info@modernmakeup.ca and tell us why you want to be part of the team.

Artists must apply and be selected. All makeup artists will receive photo compensation for their participation. This is not a paid position.

Please note, we are also looking for artists and hairstylists for Top Model Search Canada and Miss Teenage Canada

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Top Model Search Canada Makeup Provided by Modern Makeup

Modern Makeup Does Makeup For Top Model Search Canada 2017!

Modern Makeup is proud to announce we are once again the official makeup provider for Top Model Search Canada!

Modern Makeup’s team of talented beauty professionals will be getting all of Canada’s Top Models looking their finest before their photo shoots, fashion show and final evening.

Top Model Search Canada allows models the opportunity to connect with some of the world’s top modelling agents! A once in a lifetime opportunity for aspiring models to impress, face-to-face with the right people.

The experience for models at Top Model Search Canada is none like any other. Models create friendships and bonds that last far beyond the competition.

Models work with industry leading professionals and learn from the best in the business skills and practices that will put them ahead of the game.

The models attend several seminars including runway training, posing, the business of modelling, what to expect in the modelling  industry,  makeup and much more!

Here are just some of the amazing shot’s from last years’ models:

Top Model Search Canada Makeup Artist

Top Model Search Canada Makeup Artist

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Top Model Search Canada 2016

Top Model Search Canada 2017 will be held in the Toronto Area July 4th-9th.

Models will be coming in from all across the country in hopes of becoming one of Canada’s next top models.

Agents will be arriving from all over the world and in the past have included  agents from Paris, Tokyo, London, Italy, Milan, New York and China.

Toronto Makeup Artists Wanted

Team Modern Makeup only has room for a couple more artists to join the roster for this event. Are you interested in doing makeup for Top Model Search Canada? Please submit your resume to bookings@modernmakeup.ca

Artists are compensated with photos of their work and lunch provided.

We are looking for talented makeup artists with experience with makeup for photography purposes. Please send a minimum of 5 images of your work as well as any links to your work online.

These competitions will have specific looks for each day that you will be expected to follow.

Makeup artists are asked to bring their own makeup kit and brushes, all required sanitary items will be provided including cotton pads, cosmetic sponges, q-tips, disposable mascara wands, alcohol and more.

In addition to Top Model Search Canada 2017, Modern Makeup will also be providing makeup services for Miss Teenage Canada 2017(August 7-14th) and Miss World Canada 2017 (July 16-23).

Erin Estate Weddings – The Perfect Wedding Venue

Are you looking for the most perfect venue for your wedding day? Every bride and groom have a different definition of what “perfect” means to them, but this special gem deserves some attention! Make sure to take a look at everything that Erin Estate Weddings has to offer before making your choice.

I know a lot of my brides spend a ton of time searching for the perfect wedding venue. It has to be a place that speaks to both of them and suits the style of wedding they are striving to achieve.

Modern Makeup has recently teamed up with one of the most stunning and intimate wedding venues you have ever seen! Erin Estate Weddings is sure to impress. I am so honoured to be their in-house recommended makeup artist.

This picturesque wedding venue offers so many stunning locations for absolutely incredible memorable wedding photos.

Erin Estate Weddings

The entrance itself is the perfect place for the newlyweds to take a few snaps…

Erin Estate Weddings

The master suite is like something out of a magazine. I see an awful lot of brides get ready for their big day in hotel suites… I have to say that they do not compare to the beauty of Erin Estate Weddings master suite. Your getting ready photos will be captured in an intimate and classy setting.

Erin Estate Weddings

Erin Estate Weddings

Erin Estate Weddings

Even the guest room is exquisite! Take a look at bedroom # 2 below.

Erin Estate Weddings

Still not convinced? Here’s what we call the “west wing”…

Erin Estate Weddings

There are a variety of places for the perfect outdoor wedding. The ceremony spot by the riverbank. Complete with arbour and charming bridge across the river makes me melt when I see it!

Erin Estate Weddings

Erin Estate Weddings

The back patio… A perfect setting for cocktail hour or another photo op. location!

Erin Estate Weddings

Erin Estate Weddings

Erin Estate Weddings

The beauty of the forrest will speak for itself.

Erin Estate Weddings

Erin Estate Weddings

Erin Estate Weddings

Erin Estate Weddings is every Pinterest Wedding planners dream!

If you are looking for a wedding venue guaranteed to give you the best wedding photos make sure to check out Erin Estate Weddings… it just might be your perfect wedding venue!

 

 

MAKE THOSE CURLS LAST

Happy Sunday beauties!

We all love throwing our hair into soft and bouncy curls to jazz up our summery look of the day. But let’s be real, the humidity gets the best of it, and by noon it looks deflated and kinky. I’ve done a bit of research over the last few days and put together a few tips and tricks to make those curls last, regardless of the weather.

skip conditioner

Our beloved moisture concealer can actually do more harm than good. Turns out it’s harder to curl slippery hair than it is condoner-less hair. So ladies, keep it out of the process.

mousse it up 

You’ll want to add some texture to your damp hair in order for the curls to get some grip. Work a palm full of volumizing mousse starting from the roots down to your tips to put some hold in your hair. According to Merakilane the Moroccan Oil Volumizing Mousse works wonders.

curl properly

We all know that heat can do more damage to your hair than anything so this is where I suggest you select a worthwhile heat protectant and use it religiously when curling your hair. Investing in a good quality curling iron is key to long lasting curls. Part your hair and ensure that each part cools before moving on to avoid getting flattened by above layers. Lastly, don’t forget to turn up the heat accordingly (higher-thick hair, lower-thin hair).

I threw in one of my personal favourite curling tutorials just in case you guys wanted some reference!

hair spray

This is a given. Once you’ve curled to satisfaction, throw some extra hold with a good hair spray and you’ll be set for your next summer event (not to mention- hairspray is basically hair perfume so curly scented hair? Yes please!). Any hairspray of your favour will do.

Happy Curling lovelies!

Top Model Search Canada & Miss Teenage Canada 2016 Sponsored by Modern Makeup

Modern Makeup is proud to announce we are the new official makeup and hair sponsor for both the Top Model Search Canada (TMSC) and Miss Teenage Canada (MTC) pageants being held this July and August in Toronto. 

Scroll down to see pictures from last year!

Modern Makeup will be providing hair and makeup services for over 70 finalists each day for all of their official photo shots and pageant events.

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The Top Model Search Canada Competition has been travelling across the country searching for gorgeous young women to compete and become Canada’s new generation of supermodels. The TOP GIRLS from across the country have been selected to compete for the modelling contract and over $15,000 in prizes this August in Toronto.
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Miss Teenage Canada is Canada’s most recognized and accomplished teen competition of its kind.

The Miss Teenage Canada pageant is the Official Preliminary to the 8 different International pageants “Miss Teen Universe” “Miss Teenager” “Miss Supranational” and offer an experience like no other. It is more than a pageant, Miss Teenage Canada is a quest to find Canada’s brightest and best teen women from all across the country.

Miss Teenage Canada is committed to giving back. With the belief that every child should be empowered to be the best they can be; each year Miss Teenage Canada proudly supports different charities across Canada. Their main focus and fundraising efforts is for Free the Children.

Do you want to do hair or makeup for TMSC & MTC?

Modern Makeup will be accepting applications for hair stylists and makeup artists until an extended deadline of June 22nd at 11:59pm. Applicants must provide minimum of 5 photos of their work or a link to their online portfolio.

This is a trade-for opportunity. Participants will receive high quality digital images of their models from some of Toronto’s TOP fashion photographers. Lunch will also be provided daily.

Please send your work to info@modernmakeup.ca and include the dates you are available to attend.

Applicants who can attend a minimum of 3 of 7 of the following dates and times will be preferred.

Hair and makeup artists are required to supply their own tools and kits.

The dress code is all black.

The more dates you are available the higher your chances of being selected and also the more photos you will receive!

Miss Teenage Canada Dates/Call Times:

Mon July 18th – OFFICIAL PHOTO SHOOT – Call Time 8:30AM – Holiday Inn Dixon Road – 970 Dixon Rd.

Fri July 22nd – PRELIMINARY PAGEANT – Call Time 2:00PM – Holiday Inn Dixon Road – 970 Dixon Rd.

Sun July 24th – FINAL SHOW – Call time 11:00AM (TO BE CONFIRMED) – Queen Elizabeth Theatre, CNE

Top Model Search Canada Dates/Call Times:

Mon August 15th – PHOTO SHOOT DAY – Call Time 8:00AM – Holiday Inn Dixon Road – 970 Dixon Rd.

Tues August 16th – PHOTO SHOOT DAY – Call Time 8:00AM – Holiday Inn Dixon Road – 970 Dixon Rd.

Thurs August 18th – FASHION SHOW – Call Time 1:00PM (TBC) – Holiday Inn Dixon Road – 970 Dixon Rd.

Sun August 21st – PAGEANT – Call Time 1:00PM – Holiday Inn Dixon Road – 970 Dixon Rd.

Check out some photos from last year’s events!

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Miss Teenage Canada 2015 Contestant makeup by Jennifer Turner of Modern Makeup
Top Model Search Canada Makeup
Miss Teenage Canada 2015 Contestant Makeup by Jennifer Turner of Modern Makeup

Top Model Search Canada Makeup

Miss Teenage Canada 2015
Miss Teenage Canada 2015 Contestant Makeup by Jennifer Turner of Modern Makeup
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Top Model Search Canada
Miss Teenage Canada 2015 Makeup
Miss Teenage Canada 2015
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Top Model Search Canada Makeup by Jennifer Turner of Modern Makeup
Top Model Search Canada Makeup
Top Model Search Canada Makeup by Jennifer Turner of Modern Makeup
Top Model Search Canada Makeup
Top Model Search Canada 2015 Makeup done by Jennifer Turner of Modern Makeup

Make sure you turn on post notifications for @modernmakeupcan on Instagram to make sure you don’t miss any of the behind the scenes updates! Follow these Hashtags starting July 18th! #MMdoesTMSC #MMdoesMTC #MMTransformations #ModernMakeup #MTC #TMSC

50 Shades of Pink – 2 Valentine’s Day Looks with NO Red Lips!

Happy Friday Lovers!

Cupid’s Day is just around the corner and obviously in celebration, our Modern Makeup media team met up during the week for another photoshoot to show you a couple of sweet and steamy looks for this upcoming weekend.

This blog post is going to consist of TWO of our favourite Valentines Day looks! Jen decided to step away from your stereotypical Valentine’s Day red lip look and instead embraced every shade of pink in her palette; transitioning from a soft day time look to a sultry smokey evening face.

Although red lips are very popular right now there are still tons of women out there who just don’t feel comfortable rockin’ a red lip. Wearing a red lip can also require a lot of maintenance and when you’re alone with your special someone this Valentine’s Day constantly re-applying your lip colour can be somewhat of an annoyance. Keep life simple and try pink instead!

We started off with our usual Revlon Photoready Eye Primer and Brightener, ELF HD Lifting Concealer to help hide my midterm eye bags.  Then we sponged on Revlon’s Photoready Air Brush Effect Foundation in 005, and smeared on some MAC 24h Extend Eye Base Primer.

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On the eyes Jen decided to put her new PATI DUBROFF Dream Pallette to use with Rose Quartz on the base, Dessert Rose on the crease, Lilac for the purple smokey look, and Smoke was used to diffuse the eyeliner and make it look softer.

To line the eyes she used Loreal Infallible’s 24h Lacquer Liner in the shade Dark Slate. And to fan out those lashes she used Rimmel’s Scandal Eyes Mascara.

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For contour, MAC’s Bone Beige was used. In order to warm it up a bit Jen used some pink blush as well as some Make Up For Ever Face Luminizing Gel in the shade Uplift.

On the lips she used Marcelle’s Waterproof Lip Definition Pencil in the shade Barely Pink and topped it off with Clinique’s Long Last Gloss Wear in the shade Air Kiss.

Eyebrows were done up with STILA’s Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour in the shade Dark. Small short strokes give the brows a subtle and natural effect.

And there you have Look Number One!

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Valentine's Day MakeupMoving onto our second and more sultry look…

*We would just like to let you all know that absolutely nothing was altered or taken off my face throughout this transition except for the lip colour (only because I wanted to drink my tea in between shoots). The skin makeup and eye makeup was left as above and she simply applied new darker shades on the eyes to transition from the above sweet day look to the below sultry evening look.

_DSC4976She darkened the eyebrows a bit more with ELF’s Brow Kit in Dark. She did this because one the eyes were more dramatic the brows looked like they needed just a tiny bit more definition.

Jen applied a fresh layer of MAC’s Prolonger Lip Pencil in the shade in Anticipation all over my lips and smeared on some MAC Lip Glass in the shade Nymphette. This resulted in what we believe is a totally sexy Valentine’s Day lip that is ultra kissable!

She worked magic on the eyes with the PATTI DEBROFF Dream Palette with shades Timber, Ochre and the black shade titled Liquorice from PATTI DEBROFF’s Spotlight Palette was used to go all over the liner to soften and smudge it.

_DSC4963 On the eyes used MAC Gel Liner in Black track and put that all over eyelid and smudged it and also used it in the inner waterlines, both upper and lower. That little pop of shimmer that you see when the eye is closed, right above the pupil is MAC “Cinderella Mineralize” eyeshadow… and it is to die for!

Aprés ça, Jen threw on some Ardell lashes in 403, added some more blush et voila!!

Look Number Two

_DSC4962As always we would like to give a great big shoutout to our partner in crime , for being her talented and wonderful self and providing us with these absolutely perfect shots!

As always we would like to give a great big shoutout to our partner in crime Danielle Renea Photography, for being her talented and wonderful self and providing us with these absolutely perfect shots!

Valentine's Day Makeup

Be sure to keep up with us on Insta, and on behalf of Team Modern Makeup we would like to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

😘❤💋

NYE – Modern Magnifique

Good evening lovers!

We’re back today with a little something special. As you all know, we’re ringing in 2016 tonight, and what better way to do it than with a glamorous Gatsby look to match that classy champagne of yours.

Today’s look really emphasizes that glittery smokey eye, with a little signature modern twist of our own ;).

We started off the face with Revlon’s Photo Ready Primer and Brightener, MAC’s Prolonger Concealer in NW15 and Revlon’s Photo Ready Airbrush Effects Foundation in two shades 003- Shell and 010-Caramel. We used the Shell shade all over the high points in the face and contoured with Caramel. It was all set with ELF’s HD Setting Powder.

We slabbed on some MAC 24hour Extend Eye Base Primer and protected the under eyes with ELF’s HD Under Eye Setting Powder and got started with the eyes.

Jen used MAC’s Fluidline Backtrack Eyeliner and STILA’s black eyeshadow in Reason. She threw in a bit of STILA’s grey eyeshadow in Twilight. In the crease, Jen applied STILA’s eyeshadow in the shade Observation. Below on the brow bone she used MAC’s eyeshadow in the shade Blanc Type. For the smokey eye Laura Mercier’s Baked Eye Colour in Charcoal.

To line the inner corners of my eyes and a bit of the under eyeliner she applied NYX’s NYX Glam Liner in GLA04. Over top of that she put Too Faced Glitter Glaze in the shade Goldie Rocks. All over the top of the lid  she used Too Faced Glitter Glaze in Silver Spark.

On the brows she used ELF’s Brow Kit in Dark.

On the lips went on MAC’s Coral Bliss and MAC’s Lip Glass in Beaute. Jen applied MAC’s Sculpting Powder in a nice warm pink blush on the cheeks and also used some MAC Highlighting Powder in Emphasize and Soft Focus to finish off the look.

And taaa daaa!!

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There you have it beauties! Let us know what you think of the look over on instagram, snapchat and pinterest @modernmakeupcan. Also another huge shoutout to our partner in crime @dreneaphotography. Have a safe and great night guys! See you in 2016 ❤️