Rosalyn and I are expecting very different evenings on Valentine’s Day – girlfriend is engaged to sweetheart and I’m about to have my first love day as a singleton in many years. So we’ll need different looks.
We asked Melissa Ortins, makeup artist and national trainer for ACI Brands, to dream up a date night and girls’ night makeup look for us. Here’s out to get ‘em at home.
Date night – Anna Sui
Rosalyn before and after her “date night” look. (Kate Kennedy/QMI Agency)
Even if your makeup bag is full, a good red lipstick is a must.
Want a kiss? Rosalyn is wearing Nars Cinematic lipstick in Future Red and Kate is wearing Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Big Bang. (QMI AGENCY)
Bourjois Paris Colour Boost: $18 each, available at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Long summer days call for a lip product that lasts. We’ve been through the beauty bin and took Bourjois Paris Colour Boost Glossy Finish Lipstick for a test run.
Review by: Jenny Tang-Clarke
The Stila Colour Balm Lipstick promises the ‘full pigment-load’ of a lipstick and the ‘nourishing properties’ of a balm. This hybrid came through as a lip balm, but fell short in the lipstick department.
Jenny tries Stila’s colour balm lipstick in Avery, left is her before picture and right she sports the product. (Jenny Tang-Clarke/QMI Agency)
The product: Stila colour balm lipstick, $22
Name of colour: Avery (soft peachy coral)
Application: It went on smoothly, and despite the thickness of the lipstick, it maneuvered the edges and corners of my lips very well.
Quick Hit by: Victoria Revay
The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto was the backdrop to Elizabeth Arden’s summer/fall 2013 cosmetics preview recently.
It goes without saying just how befitting the space was to hold the debut of the company’s newest and most elegant products: Beautiful Colour Moisturizing Lipstick and the brand’s first pillar fragrance launch in almost two decades, Untold.
Elizabeth Arden will soon launch their first fragrance in almost two decades, called Untold. (Victoria Revay/QMI Agency)