Toronto Fashion Week is back in session, setting up shop in Toronto’s Yorkville Village to showcase the fall 2018 collections of some of Canada’s buzziest designers from February 5 to 7. We’ve been hanging out backstage with makeup lead Simone Otis and her army of artists with beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart to give you daily recaps of our favourite beauty looks from the shows. First up, our fave looks from day one:
For Eleventy’s Italian-made fashion collection, makeup lead Simone Otis proved that sometimes less is more. Using only Lancôme’s Teint Miracle Foundation ($53) and Concealer ($37) to hollow out contours, Otis served a more fresh and modern no-makeup look. “We’re not contouring in a fussy way, we’re just doing it with darker shades of foundations,” she says. Using foundations and concealers one or two shades darker than the models’ true skin tones, she created a customized, more-natural contour for the nose and cheekbones. Besides flawless skin, the bold, imperfect brows brought drama to the look.
Sticking to the glam-rock theme of Triarchy’s denim collection (which featured hits of metallic), Otis concocted a chic glittery under eye look, using two different glitter shades: Lise Watier Eyeshadow and Glitter Duo in Golden Taupe and Opalescent ($27). “We wanted to do something with glitter that has a little bit of an unusual feel. It’s glam but it’s also young and fresh,” she says. Heavy coats of mascara and a nude lip completed the look.
Unttld’s PR girl is known for always wearing a warm red lip, so to pay homage to her, Otis directed models to wear a perfectly matte orange-y red lip using Smashbox On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Thrill Seeker ($28). The key to a perfect red lip? Light reapplication and sharpening lines with concealer. Since the models would be walking down the runway wearing leather fringed headpieces, Otis added a strong highlight to the inner corner of the eyes to brighten up the eye area.
Definitely the most “full beat” look of the day, Otis kept all the drama on the eyes with disco ball glitter lids and false lashes to go with the all-out glam gowns at Narces. Models’ eyes were decked with Stila Magnificent Metals in Diamond Dust ($31), along with unexpected, warm coppery tones for the creases using Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette in Spirit ($60).
Check out our Backstage Beauty Bulletin From Toronto Fashion Week – Day Two.
Main image credits:
Makeup: Simone Otis for beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart
Photography: Bryan Huynh