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How To Get The Glam Look (Without Getting Carried Away)

A glam night should be packed with fun, not packed-on make-up

Faze make-up artist Sophia Whyte says, “During the day we may want a more natural look, but for evenings we can take our makeup to the next level, and create a more dramatic effect.” However, she believes “less is still more. When you make your entrance at parties, you want people to notice you and not your makeup.” Sophia offers a few tips for getting ready for a big night out.

Choosing the right foundation is key. The most important thing is finding the perfect match for your skin tone and type. Avoid covering up blemishes with excessive makeup; the makeup begins to look caked-on and draws attention to the blemish instead of away from it. Choose deep, rich colours for your eyes, cheeks and lips.

The “smokey look” is always a winner for the eyes. For the cheeks, try a darker shade that compliments your skin tone, but still looks natural. Take your time in finding the perfect lip colour that suits you. Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance at your favourite makeup counter. Using sparkles is really up to the individual, but too much in too many places is always a bad look.

“I think makeup and dressing up have always been to glamorize. When you’re dressed up and look your best you feel confident and your ‘downs’ become ‘ups’ .”
—Holly Dodson, Faze friend/model and musician

Holiday Glam Makeup - Holly Dodson

Holly is wearing Maybelline Wonder Finish Foundation, Classic Ivory, $10.99. Mary Kay Signature Highlighter Bronzing Beads, $35. MAC Crème Eye Liner, Black, 13.50. L’Oréal Wear Infinité Duos, Tiger’s Eye, $8.75. Covergirl Fantastic Lash Mascara, Very Black, $8.49. Mary Kay Signature Cheek Colour, Pink Meringue, $13.50. MAC Lip Liner, Auburn, $15.50 (also used to fill in lips). Shiseido Ultra Shine Lip Gloss, Gold Glimmer, $25.00.

Holly’s hair is styled by Peter Ordonez of Mosaic Hair Group, 416-787-8899, Toronto.

“I don’t often get a chance to be dressed up, so it’s a big deal to look good, and when I do, I feel amazing and confident. I like to focus on my eyes.”
Sara Cauchon, Faze columnist and national TV host

Holiday Glam Makeup - Sara Lynn Cauchon

Sara is wearing Wonder Finish Foundation in Classic Ivory, $10.99. Color Delights Cream Eye Shadow in Antique Golds, $7.79. Expert Eyes Eye Shadow, Lost Treasure, $7.79. Sky High Curves Mascara in Brownish Black, $8.99. Wet Shine Diamonds Lipstick in Hip Brocade, $8.49. Wet Shine Diamonds Liquid Lip Gloss in Buried Treasure, $8.49. Sara is wearing all Maybelline products.

Sara’s hair is styled all by herself.

“You need to be confident with your looks. I believe as long as you think you look good and you’re happy with
—Shabnam Samim, Faze Intern

Holiday Glam Makeup - Shabnam Samin

Shabnam is wearing Covergirl True Blend Make-Up Foundation, Creamy Natural, $12.99. Mary Kay Velocity Shadow Box Eye Compact, Heart Throb, $30. MAC Crème Eye Liner, Black, 13.50. Covergirl Fantastic Lash Mascara, Very Black, $8.49. Mary Kay Signature Cheek Colour, Pink Meringue, $13.50. Shiseido Multi-highlighter, $38.00. MAC Lip Pencil, Cork, 13.50. L’Oréal Glam Shine Dazzling Volumizing Lipcolour, Prima Donna, $11.95.

Hair is styled by Daniel Fung of DF Hair Salon, 416-966-6703, Toronto

Makeup by Sophia Whyte
Photography by Rob Dutchin

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