Fashion Friday- Ombré Everything!

| Friday, March 30, 2012

It's an Ombré epidemic-get on board!

Ombré locks have been sported on all lengths and textures of hair by the fashion forward folks

Drew Barrymore, seen here hanging out in a skatepark for Instyle Mag, has a dramatic ombré on her shoulder length, messy 'do...
Look at her lips carefully and you'll notice a subtle ombré lip too!
Killin' it Drew!

For the short haired gal that wants to try the ombré, do it! It's a subtle effect that creates drama and depth.

The Ombré doesn't have to be just browns and blonde- try creating a temporary ombré effect with funky colors like pink and teal.
Kevin Murphy's color bugs should do the trick! And it washes out with one rinse, so you can try all the colors.

Ombré Makeup 

If you missed Tuesday's blog, get back there and read it! We taught you how to achieve an ombré lip. Today we show you other variations of this hot trend!

The red lip ombré is stunning! 
Your lips are the main attraction when eyes are kept soft and subtle.

This Ombré Lip found in Nylon Magazine uses both the top and bottom lip for the full ombré effect. Plums to fuschia to nude 
paired with a soft pink blush and gold eyes keeps the pout a focal point

Adding gold shimmer to this orange lip creates a look that is nothing short of striking!
Monochromatic eyes and blush is just what this look needed!

Ombré on the Bod

This emerald green Foley + Corinna dress is a must-have!

Tights are an essential item for everyone- in a variety of colors, might as well have them all!
Support an Etsy shop by purchasing your Ombré tights at BZRshop

Ombré wedges in plum to black....*gasp* 
So cool!

Happy Friday everyone-
Get your Ombré on!

Much Love From,

The Artists Within Girls XO

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Trending Thursday-The Printed Clutch

| Thursday, March 29, 2012

A clutch can make a bold statement when paired with the appropriate outfit

Stella McCartney's faux python box clutch is the perfect size and a print that should be coveted by all fashionistas

Shop Net-A-Porter to get the look

Add Christian Louboutin's mini Loubi Lula animal print-silk frame clutch to your 'summer wish list'
Shop Saks Fifth Avenue for this summer must-have

Diane Von Furstenberg's Lytton python-effect leather box clutch is timeless, elegant and oh so cool!

Net-a-Porter has what you need to get this look

Jimmy Choo took us down memory lane with his Candy Printed acrylic clutch. Resembling the old school magazine clutches, this hot-hued clutch is a highly desirable contemporary statement piece!

Ya, you guessed it...Net-a-Porter will service you!

The Crocodile Box clutch by Nance Gonzalez in a fabulous pink adds the *POP* every wardrobe needs. Excellent against a neutral pallet to create modern contrast with maximum impact.

Net-a-Porter is the place to visit!

Flashes of print to take you through the season in style

Love From,

The Artists Within Team XO

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Artists Within grad's and students

| Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Artists Within runs courses year round in makeup, advanced makeup, session hairstyling and fashion styling.

Take a look at some of the things our students have had their makeup brushes in...

Our Advanced makeup diploma students created masks, tattoos and body art!

Artists-in-the-making from our full time makeup diploma program with international certificate were busy perfecting authentic 80's makeup- Bold colors and minimal blending!

Angela, a graduate of our part time makeup diploma program with international certificate, collaborated with Kelly Mulner

If you are interested in enrolling in programs at Artists Within so you too can create the kinds of art our students and grads do, please contact us.

We'd love to meet you!

Much Love From,

Artists Within XO

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Teach Me Tuesday-Ombré Lip

| Tuesday, March 27, 2012


 adj \ˈäm-ˌbrā\
: having colors or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark
The ombre effect is no longer used strictly in fabrics-we're seeing it in hair and makeup too!
The ombré lip has been making its presence known. 
Kate Moss sported her ombré lip on the cover of W Magazine, keeping it subtle and slightly down turned to reflect a 1920's inspired heart shaped lip

To begin creating this lip ensure your lips are in kissable condition-this means hydrate!
PRO TIP: If you need to exfoliate, a good lip exfoliant to use right from your cupboard is brown sugar-mix it in with a little oil and apply to your lips scrubbing gently to rid your pout of pesky flakes.
Make sure you use a lip primer to avoid bleeding. The wax in a lip primer will keep product from making it's way out of the natural lip line.
Using a darker lip pencil start by lining the top peaks of your lips and the bottom middle. Work your way to the outer edges-by starting in the middle of both top and bottom lip, symmetry and balance are achieved much easier.
To accentuate the heart shape, conceal the natural lip line at the outer corners.
Feather the lip liner into the lips to create the darker edges of the ombré effect. This helps to blend the shades in together. 
Remember, there should be a fluid transition between the colors chosen. No harsh lines!
If you do your ombré lip like above, you are doing it wrong!
Finish the look off by adding your lighter shade to the middle of the lip. May we suggest a bronze shimmer...?
If you choose to use gloss for a little extra highlighting, make sure to place it in the centre of the top and bottom lip only. 
Highlight your ombré lip by ading a little gloss as seen in Flare
Voilá! The Ombré lip has been achieved! Give it a try remembering the tips and tricks we have provided you.

Much Love From,
The Ladies at Artists Within XO

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Fashion Friday- Blushing Beauty

| Friday, March 23, 2012

Throw your bright colors aside this Spring and opt for subtle yet striking blush hues and nude tones

Blush in the Closet

Alexander Wang created this simply gorgeous dress!

This fun and flowy dress by Preen (Thornton Bregazzi) is great for a night on the town. Make it more casual by pairing it with a denim or leather jacket.

Marc Jacobs has done it again! 
This dress is young, fun and easy to wear- perfect for a long summer night!

Blush on your face

Blush tones can be worn on all skin tones...

A light dusting over the lids and cheeks can achieve a 'beautiful blushing' effect.
Line the water line with a white pencil to brighten the eye

A matte peachy tone creates a nude base on olive skin tones

Blush with a copper undertone on dark skin creates a gorgeous undeniable glow!

Blush on your hair

For the non-commital fashionista wanting a *POP* of color in their hair, session stylist Kevin Murphy created the 'color bug'
The color bug is easy to use AND it rinses out with water!
Try creating an 'ombre effect' by using the bug on your ends and mid shaft of your hair. 

The color bug can be used on all hair colors from your lightest of blondes to the darkest of chocolates

 Rachel 'cute-as-a-button' McAdams opted for around the face color placement in pink. A funky addition to her vintage-esque dress

Placing the color on random strands, roots-to-ends, creates a hilight effect. 
Try using multiple colors for some diversity! 

Don't get too wild though-less is more especially if paired with beautiful blush or nude threads and makeup.

So blush this weekend or play it nude-Either way, you'll be turning heads!

Happy Friday!

Much Love From,

The 'blushing beauties' at Artists Within

*Limited time only (March 22-April 1/2012)! Receive $450 off our full time makeup diploma program starting April 11th/2012.
Contact Artists Within-makeup academy for more details on registration!

Trending Thursday-Bronze it up!

| Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bronze it up this Spring!

Bronzer is something that most of us have in our makeup bags without realizing the full potential of it...

Create an obvious, natural glow without looking fake! 
Acheive this by using a "bronzed peach" color to kep the look young, fresh and natural! Pressing a cream liquid bronzer into the apples of your cheeks ensures a dewy application-great for Spring and Summer!

It’s easy to look polished and chic in bronze by applying a full foundation and then touching on the lids, cheeks and lips for this elegant monochromatic feel.  
Tres Chic!

The smokey eye is always in season. 
Try substituting your usual charcoal shades for various bronze hues-It’s a softer, more modern take on this classic. 

 A modernistic take of the typical bronze skin
 Try beautiful silky skin that looks youthful and modern paired with an intense bronze eyeshadow in a lighter shade with a bit of shimmer. 

Polished, perfect and golden. 
Use a honey bronze powder over cheeks and lids with a 'barely there' nude lip. 
 Add a single strip of lashes to finish off this sophisticated slightly glam take on bronze.

Get your bronze on this Spring and Summer with these helpful hints from  makeup extraordinaire Tara Anand at Artists Within!

Much Love From,

The Golden Gals at Artists Within XO 

For your viewing pleasure

| Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wednesday's are our braggin' days-we gush over the work our students and graduates do, have done and continue to do!

Makeup by Artists Within Grad Angela McGrath
Model- Artists Within International Jessica Nunez

Makeup by Artists Within grad Angela McGrath

Published in Oxygen Magazine, Stacy Pattison (Artists Within Grad) did the makeup for these buff babes.

Makeup by Helen Kwan. Since graduating from Artists Within, Helen has joined our team of artists on our Artists Management team.

Makeup by Helen Kwan

No wonder we are proud of our grad's, they are so great at what they do!

If you are interested in becoming a student/grad at Artists Within Makeup Academy, contact us! 
We are currently taking registrants for full time April 11/12 makeup diploma...and to celebrate the launch of our new website (!) we are offering $450 off your tuition*

Contact Artists Within for more details and visit our new site!

Love From Us!

*Discount applies solely for April 11/12 start date


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