Need to know: Vacation ready makeup tips by Tara Anand

| Wednesday, February 27, 2013

If you missed BT Calgary yesterday morning because you were,

a) Still sleeping
b) Already at work (!)
c) Running around trying to get out the door for work
d) Both a and b

Don't worry, you can watch it right here, right now!
So grab a cup of joe, have a seat and enjoy the show...

Now go book a vacation!!!!

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Teach Me Tuesday: Fashion Friday how-to's

| Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Friday is translating into Tuesday
You know, minus the pleasant prospect of Saturday.
Today, we're dissecting the looks from Friday's
post and showing you how the 
pro's do it

Starting with Moschino's look
Electric eyeliner made its presence known on 
the bottom lash line...

A fresh base with subtle warm contour, natural
groomed brows, and a pristine pout
allowing the eyes to steal the runway.
As seen on Moschino models.

How to: 
Apply foundation only where needed to ensure your natural glow isn't masked.
Add an understated illuminator to your foundation for a little sparkle

Groom brows with a disposable, clean, mascara wand to achieve the natural shape.
Keep 'em in place with a little brow gel/wax or a light hold hairspray

Slap on your fave lip balm to add some moisture

Line the bottom lash line and water line with 
an electric blue, volatile violet or intense tangerine
Remember to set your liner with a matching eyeshadow color
or a translucent powder
to ensure in-to-the-night wear

Missoni's runway look had the gab doing all the talking!
A juicy punch of color makes us think of
tropical flavored candies and rainbows!

A heavily highlighted, dewy, base,
exaggerated brows, no-shadow lid and
a light coat of mascara
lets the mouth do all the talking for this
look seen on Missoni's SS2013 runway

How to:
For heavy highlight, use a liberal amount of liquid or cream highlighter, apply
to all areas you want to accentuate
ie: Cheek bones, above brows, chin, jaw line.
For a more faint highlight, mix it in with your foundation only
Add a pale pink contour to emphasize the cheek bones even further

Groom brows, making sure to exaggerate the shape with your pencil and powder to maintain the look

Offer restraint when apply mascara. The look calls for natural lashes (try brown to keep it  über organic looking)

Line your lips to avoid any bleeding of lip color. For longer wear, color them in using the lip pencil. Put your desired lip color on top.
The face chart above shows that the artist, Lucia Pieroni, uses a highlight
around the mouth for an instant pout plumper, sans needles

Finding face charts for Peter Som's runway makeup was
damn impossible!
We'll have to settle on a backstage shot...

Artist, Tom Pecheux, makes sure to keep the
focal point on the baby blues by muting
the rest of the look.
With next-to-no-makeup visible, all 
eyes are on, well, the eyes.
Colors reminiscent of a shirley temple
or a blue lagoon.

How To:
 Follow the same base and brow steps from the Moschino look
Light foundation, natural groomed brows, lip balm.

 Start with an eye base (primer) to make certain all pigments
show true color when placed on the lid
To make this look translate to the street, apply the crease color no higher than the crease.
Delicately dust the lightest shade all around the eye 

Give it a try now and you'll be spring ready for whenever it decides to stick around!

Much Love From,

Artists Within 'artists' XO

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Model Monday-Oldies and Newbies

| Monday, February 25, 2013
It's been a while since posting anything
AW Model related;
All apologies.
Hopefully we can make it a little better with today's post...

Photo by Paulina Ochoa
Model:Taleeta @ AW Models International

We've got a few new faces to report
some old faces with new, gorgeous photos!

Kaitlyn lookin' so fresh and so clean clean 
for a collaborative shoot using
Artists Within makeup students

Model Kendra keeps warm wrapped in her
parka, looking stunning!

Young, pretty and full of fun!
Fresh new face Mya smiles sweetly for the 
camera on a test shoot...
Needless to say, she passed the test!

Slender, lean and oh-so-gorgeous!
Model Terra screams Screen Siren

Anyone see the resemblance in Kendra, Mya and Terra?
That's right, they are all sisters and we pity their father!

Hope everyone's Monday flies by!

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Fashion Friday-SS13 Makeup and Hair Trends

| Friday, February 22, 2013

The word fashion encompasses more than just wardrobe
Hair, makeup and accessories are all things to consider
when pulling together, and completing, your look

With only a couple months left of shoveling snow 
and scraping frost, the thought of
Spring and Summer is becoming an attainable reality
Take a glance into the future and lay your eyes on
the makeup and hair trends of 2013

Gravity took its toll on last years top knot pulling it down
to below occipital 

Expertise is not required to create this look. 
Its a DIY makeup dream; imperfections are required

Low ponytails contained in a braid
achieve practical beauty
with minimal effort

You can't keep the orange lip down
Season after season we see tints and shades of
l'orange and this season is no

Do-ragging in style!
Cover up salon neglected locks
with the help of a printed
scarf, band or wrap...
Or simply wear it 'cause it's cute

Toxic turquoise liner made a 
bold debut this season
paired with a barely-there-base and a
nude, natural pout

Watch for the how-to tutorials for
all the makeup looks on
Tuesday's post!

And for gosh sakes, register for our spring classes

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Fashion Friday- Lest we forget, fashion is art

| Friday, February 15, 2013

We've all seen fashion flops
Faux pas that leave fashion snobs 
shaking their heads in disbelief
at designer creations

This is when us snobs should tip our heads forward,
bringing our noses a little closer to the ground,
and remember that fashion is art.


1. The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination,
typically in a form such as painting and sculpture

Keeping in mind the definition of art, we take a glance
into the art presented at NYFW 2013

Outrageous, unwearable designs are the designers
personal expressions of their inspiration.

Lest we forget, fashion is art
Deserving of no judgment
Appreciate it for what it is;
for without art and expression we become drones

And there is no place in fashion for drones!

Happy Friday/ long weekend!

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Artists Within "fashion procurers"

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A girls guide to The Sale Rack pt1

| Wednesday, February 13, 2013

If you are an avid shopper, like us,
and strolling through the mall or online
is a form of therapy for you, then you
know how quickly your hard earned money can go
to seasonal trends, must-have basics 
and everything in between

Enter: Buyers Remorse

Jessica Alba for InStyle

What many fail to recognize is, that eventually
everything will go on sale to make room for
 new collections, seasons and stock
This means rarely, if ever, do fashion victims have to pay full price!
All it takes is a little patience and some acceptance that
if your prized piece sells out it will 
become a fond distant memory.
Try to remember, it's just stuff
and there is always more of it
Sale hunting has become our new favorite sport;
scouring the sale sections have proven
to be well worth the time
stumbling upon 20-75% off deals,
$6 pair of pants ($regular 34), $11 sweater (regular $49), and the
best one yet $8 dress (regular price $79)

The best deals will be found at the end of seasons
or a closing out sale
Attend closing out sales often as they
tend to pull stock out of the back that wasn't
out on the floor just yesterday
Words of shopping wisdom: 
Do not limit yourself to just a one or two stores
Many stores carry similar trends so shop around

Fashion Misters, closing out sales and end of season sales
are your calling!
Finding quality mens clothing at a frugal price
can be daunting at the best of times,
so be sure to hit up the sale racks first

Vow to never (or rarely) pay full price for your fave pieces
Save your hard earned skrilla' for a celebratory adult beverage
after you score mega deals 

Happy Shopping Fashion Addicts!

Much Love From,

Artists Within 'deal hunters' 

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Fashion Friday-2013 Trends to pump you up!

| Friday, February 8, 2013

Fashionista's, designers, bloggers,
and everyone alike are eager for
2013 trends to surface and start hitting
the streets.

Here's what to watch for in the year of the Snake...

Graphic Garb

Hyper Pigments


Hail Leather

New York Fashion Week started yesterday, 
showcasing Fall 2013 collections

Happy Friday Fashion Friends!

Much Love From,

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