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TIFF 2012: 3 Beauty Tips From The Murale and Sally Hershberger TIFF Suite

Nadine Sharon Anglin
September 10, 2012
TIFF 2012: 3 Beauty Tips From The Murale and Sally Hershberger TIFF Suite
TIFF 2012: 3 Beauty Tips From The Murale and Sally Hershberger TIFF Suite

The Murale and Sally Hershberger TIFF Suite won me over from the very get-go simply because it was being held at The Richmond which is possibly my favourite event space in Toronto. The beautifying team there wasted no time in giving me the star treatment which included hairstyling, makeup application and faux eyelashes. If I hadn’t already had my nails done earlier in the week, I would have also been treated to a manicure featuring Deborah Lipmann varnishes. Note to self: in my next life, I should seriously consider being a celebrity. Try a Natural Palette
Makeup artist Susan Burstun used Stila’s In the Light palette (also known as the natural palette) to dress my eyes. It is no secret that this palette bears a striking resemblance to Urban Decay’s popular Naked palette—they are somewhat similar. Stila’s palette ($39) includes 10 shadows and a full-sized eyeliner vs. Urban Decay’s palette ($50) which includes 12 shadows, a mini eye primer and a brush. There is no doubt in my mind that I will be picking up this gem. The colours are beautiful and melded with my skin instead of sitting on top of it and shouting, “Hey I’m  eyeshadow and you’re wearing me!” (who doesn’t hate that sort of overly-pronounced effect?). I’ve never tried the Naked palette, but I have an acquaintance who swears by it, so I will at some point compare. However, based on my experience at Murale’s and the completed look, Stila wins for now. Related: Shadow Shields Keep Your Eyeshadow Where It Should Be  Don’t Be Afraid of Bold Blush
To me, there are times when you should splurge on luxury brand cosmetics and times when drugstore brands will most definitely do. This cream blush by Yves Saint Laurent Creme de Blush in Rouge Passion is certainly worth its price of admission. It looks almost frighteningly bold in it’s packaging (and what beautiful packaging it is), but once applied to the skin provides a soft glow, albeit a glow with punch. It feels heavenly and a little goes quite a long way. With YSL changing it’s name and logo back to the 60s moniker, Saint Laurent Paris, will the cosmetics line follow suit? I hope not. I’m a fan of those interlocking letters and I’m not going to stop calling it YSL anyway. Highlight Instead of Contour
My makeup artists explained to me that so many women with darker skin tones like mine come in asking for contouring when what they really should try is highlighting. Instead of making features recede, bring the peaks of your face forward. I can vouch for this being a simple yet highly effective trick. The minute Susan applied highlighter I noticed how my cheekbones looked more prominent and my face had a pretty glow. I’ve been afraid to add highlighter to my routine (I don’t want to look like a disco ball!), but I will experiment with it now–using a light touch of course. Related: How to Recreate Kim Kardashian’s Contoured Makeup Look

Murale TIFF Suite
Murale TIFF Suite
TIFF 2012: 3 Beauty Tips From The Murale and Sally Hershberger TIFF Suite
TIFF 2012: 3 Beauty Tips From The Murale and Sally Hershberger TIFF Suite
TIFF 2012: 3 Beauty Tips From The Murale and Sally Hershberger TIFF Suite
TIFF 2012: 3 Beauty Tips From The Murale and Sally Hershberger TIFF Suite

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