It’s official, Toronto Fashion Week X RE\SET is back in action from February 5 to 7. In between the power walk to and from the ROM, the Gardiner Museum and the parking garage in Toronto’s Yorkville Village, you can find us hanging out backstage in the oval with makeup lead Simone Otis, Award Winning P1M Makeup Artist and beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart Spokesperson, to give you daily recaps of our favourite beauty looks. Kicking off the week with a bang, here are our fave looks from day one.
BUBL X DAVID DIXON:
Silver and Pearl Eyes
Inspired by the 2 million Canadians impacted by Osteoporosis, designer David Dixon teamed up with Osteoporosis Canada to build a collection made from bubble wrap — the universal symbol of protection. Otis describes the collection as super futuristic, yet very pretty. “David Dixon wanted to do something silver and a little “future”. He’s got a range of ages [models] in his show — which is wonderful to see — and I wanted to not just do a grey eyeshadow. I wanted to something with a little punch, so it’s a little metallic,” Otis explains. The key to this look is the metallic accent on the inner corners of the eyes. After creating a soft silver base on the lids and creating a smudgy tight line along the upper and lower lashline, Otis applied Urban Decay Polyester Bride Eyeshadow ($25) in the inner corners of the eyes to play on soft and pretty effect. To warm this look, she lightly coated the lips with a custom peachy tone.
Clarins Ombre Iridescente Eyeshadow in Silver Grey ($26), Shiseido Eyeliner in Black ($28), Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Palette in Sunset Serenade ($51) or Convertable Color Lip & Cheek Cream in Poppy ($33), Shiseido Lipstick in Br21 and/or Hushed Tones ($35), Smashbox Gloss Angeles Lip Gloss in Actors Guild ($24)
So far our favourite collection of the week, Mikhael Kale’s latest collection has us wanting more tulle and ruched sleeves. With models strutting down the parking lot runway rocking white cowboy boots and various loud colours and textures, it makes sense why Otis wanted to create a super clean look. “His [Kale’s] clothes are so intricate, so detailed, so colourful — lots of things going on — I didn’t want to argue with it. [With more] I feel like it becomes like you’re trying too hard, so I wanted to go with a perfect, clean no-makeup makeup. I just feel like it’s the strongest thing right now that works with what he’s doing,” says Otis. The key to this look is hydration. You want to make sure the skin looks clean and healthy. After spot concealing imperfections, Otis recommends using NARS Velvet Loose Face Powder ($46) only down the centre of the face if it’s absolutely necessary.
*Be sure to check back tomorrow for our Day 2 recaps!
(Photos courtesy of Renata Kaveh)