The Best Looks from Toronto Fashion Week F/W’16

Toronto Fashion Week FW 16

If there’s one thing that’s for sure, it’s that deep, bold and unconventional lip colors are going to be the hottest makeup trend for Fall. From gracing the lips of models on several runways (RUDSAK, UNTTLD and Mackage to name a few) to sitting on Grace’s makeup table—these black, blue and burgundy lip colors were everywhere. It might be a little scary to try and pull off—but confidence is key and with that you can rock anything.

We also saw some pretty interesting eyeliner, both graphic and lived-in looks, bold brows and barely-there eyeshadow.

Maybelline Canada Lead Makeup Artist Grace Lee keyed each of the looks below. We were also able to sneak a peek at some of the upcoming launches from Maybelline for later this summer and fall, so be sure to read more about those exciting products here. Keep scrolling to see the looks!

Click here to see all of the looks from Toronto Fashion Week on Beautezine!
  • 1 of 10 Rudsak
  • Rudsak
  • Rudsak

    Grace wanted the skin at RUDSAK to look like it hadn’t seen the sun in the while (I feel like I can relate right now). The final look had a raw, yet feminine feel to it and the bold lip pulled the entire look together. If there’s one “IT” look for Fall, this is it.

    Grace used Better Skin Foundation to even out the complexion (she kept it pale) and added fake freckles with Brow Define and Fill Duo Brow Pencil in Blonde, using different sized dots to make them look more realistic.

    The eyebrows were big and defined—Grace used the Brow Drama Pro Palette to fill them in and set with a coat of clear Brow Drama mascara. On the eyes, she used the contour shade from the Master Contour Palette and added a pop of brightness to the inner corner with Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Barely Branded. She finished the eyes with the new Colossal Spider Effect Mascara (coming soon).

  • 2 of 10 Sid Neigum
  • Sid Neigum
  • Sid Neigum

    Clean, stark lines were the theme at Sid Neigum this season and Grace created this striking, graphic eyeliner look to complement the collection.

    Grace used the Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Foundation to give a clean, yet semi-matte look to the skin. Next, she used the Master Contour Palette to define the cheekbones.

    Next, she created a double-winged eyeliner look but first lining the top lash line with Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner in Black followed by a sharp line above it with Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Cashmere White. For the bottom lash line, she reversed the order—white on the waterline and black along the lash line. Next, she applied The Colossal Chaotic Lash Mascara and pinched the lashes together to create a spider-y effect.

    For the lips, she kept the look soft and simple with the Color Sensational Loaded Bolds Lipstick (coming soon) in Nude Thrill.

  • 3 of 10 Ellie Mae
  • Ellie Mae
  • Ellie Mae

    Ellie Mae’s look was all about that dark, wine-colorer lip. Grace wanted to keep the look more feminine and less vampy, so she paired it with fresh, luminous skin.

    First, she used Better Skin Foundation and Concealer to even out the skin tone and brighten under the eyes, then she applied the new Master Strobing Stick (coming soon) to the high point of the face for a delicate glow.

    On the eyes, Grace used the The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara and polished the brows with the Brow Drama Pro Palette.

    On the lips, Grace used the new Color Sensational Loaded Bolds Lipstick (also coming soon) in Midnight Merlot to contrast the light face with a bold lip.

  • 4 of 10 Hayley Elsaesser
  • Hayley Elsaesser
  • Hayley Elsaesser

    Hayley’s show is always so colorful, so Grace brought a fun pop of brightness to the makeup. She created a classic cat-eye, but used a neon shade for a major punch of color and purple-pink lips that complemented the 60s vibe of the collection.

    Grace kept the skin natural-looking with a thin layer of Better Skin Foundation. Next, she drew a thick, winged line along the upper lash line with Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Cashmere White to act as a brightening base. On top of that, she used the Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick in Vibrant Mandarin to create a bright, neon orange effect (great tip, Grace)!

    She finished the eyes with a coat of Colossal Spider Effect Mascara (coming soon) on the lashes and Brow Drama Pomade Crayon through the eyebrows.

    For the lips, Grace also used a layering technique, with the white lipstick from the new Color Sensational Loaded Bolds collection (coming soon) as a base and applied the new Color Jolt (also coming soon) in Violet Rebel on top.

  • 5 of 10 UNTTLD
  • UNTTLD
  • UNTTLD

    This look featured a strong, masculine brow, a bold contour and a deep, dark lip with brown and red hues.

    Grace started with a fresh face and used a combination of the Master Contour Palette and the new Master Contour Stick (coming soon) to build a strong, taupe contour without any orange hues.

    On the eyes, she applied Baby Lips in Quenched to create a clear, glossy lid and left the lashes mascara-free for a natural look. The eyebrows were the focus of the look and Grace used a combination of Brow Drama Pomade Crayon and Brow Define and Fill Duo Brow Pencil to build the shape as well as the wax from the Brow Drama Pro Palette to set unruly hairs in place.

    The lips were a combination of the new Color Sensational Loaded Bolds Lipsticks (coming soon) in Chocoholic and Midnight Merlot for a deep, brownish wine color.

  • 6 of 10 Michael Kale
  • Michael Kale
  • Michael Kale

    This look was all about the understated rocker girl wearing just a touch of undone makeup.

    First, Grace brightened up the face with Better Skin Concealer under the eyes and a sweep of Baby Lips in Quenched along the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose for a dewy highlight.

    For the eyes, Grace applied the taupe contour shade from the new Master Contour Stick (coming soon) all over the lid and lined the eyes imperfectly with the Master Precise Skinny Gel Pencil.

    For the lips, Grace patted on the new Color Sensational Loaded Bolds Lipstick (also coming soon) in Chocoholic with her finger to add just the right amount of product. Then, she rubbed a tissue along the lips to leave a worn-off, stained look.

  • 7 of 10 Mackage
  • Mackage
  • Mackage

    This look was by far the most dramatic to be seen at TFW and really showcase the new Loaded Bolds lipstick collection coming out soon.

    Grace prepped the skin with Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Foundation and highlighted the high points of the face with the new Master Strobing Stick (coming soon).

    Next, she added a pop of highlight to the inner corner of the eyes with Color Tattoo Cream Shadow in Too Cool, curled the lashes and applied a coat of Lash Sensational Mascara.

    For the brows, Grace applied a coat of clear Brow Drama, then used the Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Cashmere White, going against the grain, to build the texturized white eyebrow.

    For the lips, she applied Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Onyx as a lipliner, then filled them in with the new Color Sensational Loaded Bolds Lipstick (coming soon) in Pitch Black. Finally, she applied a clear gloss on top of the black lips to contrast with the matte, white brow.

  • 8 of 10 Helder Diego
  • Helder Diego
  • Helder Diego

    The inspiration for this look was messy, lived-in makeup that looks like it was left over from a long night out the night before. It’s definitely not the pretty girl-next-door look!

    Grace skipped foundation and used a touch of Dream Lumi Touch Concealer under the eyes. On the eyelids, she began with a swipe of Baby Lips in Quenched to give that glossy effect to the lid. Next, she applied Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Onyx to the eyes and brushed it over the lids to create a messy effect. She then added a touch of craft glitter to the corners of the eyes and finished it all off with a coat of Colossal Spider Effect Mascara (coming soon).

    The eyebrows received a coat of clear Brow Drama to keep the hairs in place and lips a swipe of Baby Lips in Quenched.

  • 9 of 10 Picadilly
  • Picadilly
  • Picadilly

    The look for Picadilly’s debut TFW show was simple and not overdone—a very wearable look that draws attention to the clean cat-eye paired with flared lashes and a naturally flushed lip.

    Grace started our with Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Foundation and then enhanced the cheekbones with the new Master Contour Stick (coming soon).

    Eyes featured a relaxed cat-eye, created with Master Precise Skinny Gel Pencil and Lash Sensational Mascara on the upper lashes only. Eyes were finished off by filling in with the Brow Drama Pro Palette.

    Grace used a light layer of Color Sensational The Buffs Lipstick in Truffle Tease for a soft, flushed effect to finish the look.

  • 10 of 10 Greta Constantine
  • Greta Constantine
  • Greta Constantine

    This look was meant to be exaggerated and cartoon-like, mixing a perfectly done uptown girl with the cool downtown chick.

    Grace used Maybelline Fit Me! Shine-Free Foundation Stick to even out the skin, then applied Master Conceal to any areas that were needed to perfect the skin.

    The eyes were created by first applying Baby Lips in Quenched to create a glossy lid, then the Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Black was layered on top sporadically. Grace skipped mascara (the eyes were definitely dramatic enough as it was)!

    For lips, Grace used Color Sensational Lip Liner (coming soon) in Red to overdraw the lip line, then filled the lips in with the Vivid Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Rebel Red.

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