During the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, there are a number of peripheral events that take place such as special TIFF pop up lounges like the one at the Omni King Edward Hotel, and various TIFF events to pamper the stars. For the last nine years, beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart has partnered with Entertainment One’s official TIFF lounge to host the beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart TIFF 2018 Beauty Lounge. Located at the InterContinental Toronto Centre, the TIFF 2018 Beauty Lounge provides Canadian celebrities, on-air talent, media and influencers with the opportunity to get glam for TIFF. Torontonicity was fortunate to be invited for pampering at the TIFF 2018 Beauty Lounge this year. The TIFF Beauty Lounge offers hair styling services, manicures, makeup applications and St. Tropez custom skin finishing treatments.
I chose to have hairstyling, makeup application and a Silk’n Titan treatment to firm up my skin.
My first stop was with Nadege, who represented Silk’n. She provided me with a 30 minute Titan treatment. Titan is a handheld device that applies heat to your skin, which results in increased collagen production and improved elasticity. Collagen is responsible for keeping our skin firm and reducing wrinkles. Titan will even remove age spots. The result from a Titan treatment is glowing skin that is more supple and firm. You can purchase Silk’n Titan at beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart.
After my Titan treatment, I was ready for a makeup application with makeup artist, Erin, with Stila Cosmetics. I was excited to see what Stila products she would use on my face. Like me, Erin has rosacea, although you would never know it from looking at her beautiful skin. Erin was able to give me tips for choosing the right foundation for my red-faced skin. She suggested choosing a yellow-hued foundation to offset the reddish colour of my cheeks. There is also no need to add blush to my face so Erin chose a Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter, which is a light gold shimmery colour to divert light away from my cheeks. To highlight my hazel green eyes, Erin opted for a beige eyeshadow on the lid, with a copper eyeshadow in the crease and a lighter off-white shade under my brows. Speaking of eyebrows, Erin lengthened my eyebrows with a Stila eyebrow pencil to provide more drama. I liked it!
When it came to lipstick, Erin suggested I try a nude shade. I told Erin that I’ve had no luck wearing nude lipsticks because they disappear on my lips. Erin advised me that I had to opt for a deeper nude lipstick and she suggested that I let her try one on me. Well, she was right! The Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Caramello, a deep nude lipstick, actually provided some colour to my lips while giving me a very natural look. But I had my heart set on a darker colour – in fact the same colour that Erin was wearing, which was Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Forza.
I had a wonderful time at my makeup session with Erin. She had me laughing so much that she had to touch up my eye area afterwards!
My final treatment was hair styling with Liz Robertson. I asked Liz if she would give me beach waves as I like the loose waves of this hairstyle. Liz did a wonderful job of styling my shoulder length hair and used Phyto Botanical Finishing Spray to keep my waves in place. I love the texture of this spray since it doesn’t leave my hair feeling sticky.
I thoroughly enjoyed my beauty treatments at beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart TIFF 2018 Beauty Lounge and can’t wait to try some of the products I received in my VIP gift bag.
Celebrities, media and influencers received a VIP gift bag which included all or most of the following items:
- Urban Decay Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
- Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
- Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter
- Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Micro Tip
- Phyto Phytomillesime Color-Protecting Mist
- Urban Decay: All-nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray**
- Joawe Youth Concentrate Complexion Correcting**
- Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow**
- St.Tropez: Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mist**
- Silk’n Titan**
- Quo: Eye Lash Kit**
**These items were included only in celebrity VIP gift bags.