Get the Look: Modern Day Bardot

Beautysets - Get The Look: Modern Day Bardot

Photographer: Artiese Studios, Makeup: Joy David-Tilberg, Hair: Emily Pike, Model: Betta (Spot 6)
Trends come, go, and come back again. I love recreating modern versions of iconic beauty looks. Brigette Bardot’s sexy kitten eyes and big bombshell hair is making a comeback thanks to musicians like Adele and TV shows like Mad Men. This is a sexy look that will work for everyone.
Be a modern day Bardot with these easy hair and makeup tricks that will work day or night! I interviewed hair expert, Emily Pike, who helped me create this look on our model Betta.
Get the Look
  • bdellium Tools #710: To recreate a sexy cat eye, a thin pointy liner brush is essential for a precise application. The look I created was a mix of mod 60’s and a cat eye. I love bdellium brushes and the 710 is easy to control especially if you’re lining in the crease.
  • tarte cosmetics Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Plum: To bring this look to modern day, I thought using a coloured liner would give it a fresher look. I love these creamy liners from tarte. They apply so smoothly and stay put all day – no creasing or fading. The shades are vibrant and pigmented. Dip your line brush into the product and start by lining your top lash line and wing it out towards your brow. Then start at the inner corner and make a line in your crease meeting with the tip of your winged liner. Leave the lid bare or apply a beige or white shadow to really accentuate the shape. Use the same liner and brush to line the bottom lash line and join it with your top liner. Use a black liner to line the waterline to give the eye more drama. To make this work for day, skip lining the crease and bottom liner.
  • Schwarzkopf OSiS Dust It: This style works best on hair that was previously curled a couple of days before. Brush your hair and use a dry shampoo or a mattifying powder like Dust It by Osis. This will help give you amazing volume and absorb the oils in your hair to refresh your look. Dust your product of choice at your roots and and massage at your scalp with your finger tips. Use the same motion that you would when washing/lathering your hair in the shower.
  • Teasing Comb: Become ONE with a comb – it’s time to tease, tease, tease like crazy! Once you’ve teased your hair from ear-line to hairline, smooth it all back and off your face with a light touch and a soft bristol brush. Take your time and check how it looks in the mirror as you tame the beast of frizz into the perfect shape and desired amount of volume. To make this look more modern and work appropriate just pull a small section of hair from above both sides of your ears and pin them at the back of your head. The result: a mod version of “half up-half down”  with volume and a soft wave. Gorgeous!
About Emily Pike:
Emily is a WedLuxe award winning freelance hairstylist in Toronto who specializes in bridal, editorial, and commercial work. To book email: emilysarapike[at]gmail[dot]com or call 416.993.2281.

Joy Approved: 5 Pink Blushes You Should Know About

This post is dedicated to my friend Marsha – it’s a few months late but I’ve been thinking about this topic for some time. I’ll also be posting my favourite peach blushes, bronzers, and highlighters in the near future so stay tuned!

I love me a good pink blush. A pink flush is girly and youthful. Pink cheeks has been the colour of choice for my most recent brides. Read up on which pink blushes I reach for often from my kit!


CARGO Catalina Blush ($26 CAD): If you’re looking for a versatile blush that suits all skin tones, Catalina is THE blush! This blush has been on my want list ever since I worked backstage for The Shopping Channel featuring Catalina. The fabulously talented makeup artist, Arabella, who I got to work with at the Junos, reconfirmed this was a must-have blush especially for bridal makeup. It just gives the most perfect “blushing” bride look. The shade in the pot looks like a soft pink, but on different skin tones I find it deepens and adjusts to whoever is wearing it. It doesn’t have a shimmer, but leaves a beautiful glow on the skin. It photographs fantastically as well. These blushes are a good size so this will last you a while.Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Blush in #4 & #5 ($25 USD): These cream blushes offer a healthy dose of colour that imparts a soft glow and is long-lasting. For drier skin tones, I will apply this on its own after the foundation but before the powder. To really make blush long-lasting and to enhance a powder blush, I like layering this underneath a powder blush. Two of my favourite shades from the line are #4 (Walk of Shame) and #5 (Nip Slip). Walk of Shame is a bubblegum pink that looks wonderful on fairer skin tones and is the perfect shade for a baby doll flush.Nip Slip is a neutral pink that works on most skin tones. It has warmer undertones while Walk of Shame has cooler undertones. Word of Caution: A little goes a long way so gently pump the bottle and dab onto cheeks until you get the desired shade.tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Amused ($25 USD): Believe all the hype!tarte’s newest blushes on the block have become hands down one of my favourite blushes. Gorgeous colours, highly pigmented, long-lasting, and all-natural! These blushes are infused with natural clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun making it long-lasting up to 12 hours. And can you believe it works for every skin type? For my oily beauties, it minimizes oil in and around the pores. For drier types like moi, it has nourishing and hydrating properties that naturally restore skin’s moisture. And for combination skin, it hydrates and minimizes where your skin needs it. Amused is a bright pink and requires a very light hand otherwise it may appear too heavy especially on fairer skin. This is the type of shade that makes the cheeks the focus of the look while the eyes and lips are kept soft. This is also a great blush for medium-dark to deeper skin tones. If you haven’t already picked up one, this should definitely be on your radar! It’s worth the hefty price. Next on my list: Dollface, Blissful, and Tipsy!

NARS Mata Hari Blush ($27 USD): What’s not to love about NARS? You’ll find a good selection of must-have NARS’ blushes in my kit. Don’t be fooled by the picture – it’s actually a lot deeper in the pan. It’s described as a rose petal pink, but it looks more like a raspberry pink. It works for all skin tones light to deep. For fairer skin, I just dab a bit onto the cheeks, but this gives the perfect pop of colour on deeper skin tones. Darker skin tones can wear more vibrant shades and it will still appear like a natural flush of colour on the face.

And there you have it! I hope you enjoyed reading up on my favourite must-have pink blushes! What are your go-to pink blushes for the perfect girly glow?

Products were sent for editorial consideration (with the exception of NARS Mata Hari) and I truly love them!