Toronto Fashion Week: Best Beauty Looks From Spring 2015 Shows

Another season of World MasterCard Fashion Week came and went in a whirlwind oflipstick and hairspray and I am here you give you a quick recap of the most noteworthy looks of Spring 2015.

Make Up

Haley Elsaesser had one of the more unique looks of the week. Haley’s “Heavenly Bodies” collection reflected a very bright, sparkly mix of pastel colours and prints. To prep the skin,Maybelline’s Head Makeup Artist Grace Lee used Dream Finish BB Cream, making the skin  look smooth and flawless. After highlighting the bridge of the nose, top cheekbones and eyes, she finished the look with two-toned red and pink lips. Color Whisper in Faint for Fuchsia was applied on the top lip and Color Whisper Oh La Lilac on the bottom.

Star Product: Maybelline’s Color Whisper in Faint for Fuchsia and Oh La Lilac

Matthew Gallagher’s collection was inspired by the “Rebirth of Spring”, so the make-up reflected this through a mix of soft nude/bronze colours. Skin was made to look fresh and dewy with Dream Wonder Liquid Touch Foundation, contoured with bronzer and then highlighted (with focus on the top of the cheekbones and underneath the brow). Lash Sensational Mascara was applied generously on the lashes, with the final touch of Color Elixir by Color Sensational in Breathtaking Apricot lightly blotted off to give it a worn-in look.

Star Products: Lash Sensational Mascara in Black and Color Elixir by Color Sensational in Breathtaking Apricot

Mackage’s inspiration came from “a hip well-traveled girl on the go”. Smooth, matte skin created the perfect palette for this natural look. Eyes were kept simple, yet strong with a coat of Great Lash Mascara and the new Eye Studio Brow Drama gel on the eyebrows (a new favorite product of mine) to create a strong brow. The lips were the unique part, with Grace creating an ombre look using Color Sensational Creamy Matte in Magenta as the base all over the lips and then taking Color Whisper in Oh Lilac and gently blotting it on the center of the lips. Natural, but really cool.
Also, noteworthy was the fresh take on the models’ nails with Essie’s Lead Nail Artist Rita Remark taking blue polish and placing a dot on the half-moon at the base of the nail. Fun and easy!

Star Products: Eye Studio Brow Drama in Dark Brown


Hayley Elsaesser definitely had the most head-turning hair look of the week, and it matched the collection perfectly. I have to say, it was all pretty spectacular! Redken’s Head Stylist Jorge Joao really delivered with smooth straight hair, parted in the middle and covered in sparkly glitter all over the top of the head, making it look like a sparkly headpiece from afar.Redken’s Pillow Proof Express Primer was the star of this season, helping prep the hair to give it the smooth flawless look.

Star Products: Redken’s Pillow Proof Express Primer

Pink Tartan Spring 2015 collection was all about 70’s Disco Glamour. Every model’s hair was a little different and conveyed a lot of energy with texture and movement. Hair was primed with Pillow Proof Primer, and then sprayed with Redken Fashion Waves 07, which contains sea salt to give hair a bit of grit and texture. Hair was then curled into soft feminine loose curls around the face using a large barrel curling iron. Va-va-voom!

Star Products: Redken’s Fashion Waves 07

Stephan Caras also had one of my favorite hair looks of the season with funky faux-mohawk hair. The models’ hair was primed, then sprayed with Redken Fashion Waves 07, curled, then pinned to fashion a faux-mohawk silhouette. It had both a combination of bold textures and soft movement, which was offset with pieces falling around the neckline. The look was finished with Redken’s Fashion Work 12 spray to hold the look in place and to keep the frizzies at bay. Fierce and feminine!
Star Products: Redken’s Fashion Work 12 Hairspray

So there you have it, a quick run-down of beauty highlights from World MasterCard Fashion Week’s Spring 2015 collections.

Again, big thanks go out to Redken and Maybelline, and specifically Jorge Joao Head Stylist for Redken and Grace Lee Head Makeup Artist for Maybelline, for taking time out of their crazy days to explain and demonstrate all of these looks to the media. I am always in such awe of your expertise!

Until next season!

Photo Credits: Norman Wong for Maybelline

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