Kiss and Makeup
Local beauty expert Rita Stirpe gets us ready for sweater weather with her favourite fall picks of the season.
1. THAT’S HOW I ROLL
Pump up the volume with Benefit’s newest mascara Roller Lash. The new brush grabs, separates, lifts and curls your lashes while the instant drying formula keeps your lashes in place.
2. SHIMMER AND SHINE
The Ambient Lighting Palette by Hourglass features three luminescent shades sure to bring out your inner glow. Simply brush the soft-focus powders across your cheekbones for a radiant and smooth complexion under any light.
3. AUDACIOUS COLOUR
Bold and sexy, Gucci’s luxurious and moisture-rich lipstick in Rose Dragée (shade 040) promises a beautiful pout while playing with one of autumn’s hottest shades, leaving a creamy and weightless finish on your lips.
4. GO NUDE
These multi-purpose dynamos by Toronto brand Nudestix pack a lot of punch. Use them for face, lips or eyes for an all-over glow that looks neutral and naturally beautiful all year round.
5. PUMP IT UP
Fight bad hair days with Sally Hershberger’s 24K Root Envy Ultimate Root Boost. Infused with pure gold elixir and sweet almond protein, this spray will lift your roots for effortless volume and bouncy hair.
6. KAT EYE
The Kat von D Five Fearless Years pen liner is not only great for creating a custom wing, it’s also a great way to give back. One dollar from every limited-edition liner sold goes to the California Wildlife Center.
7. SWEET & SULTRY
Created by the Olsen twins, Elizabeth and James’ Nirvana Black fragrance features notes of violet, sandalwood and vanilla to create a perfectly alluring and deep fall scent wherever you go.
About Rita Stirpe
From educating aspiring makeup artists to hosting her own show, Cosmetic Art, on Rogers TV, Vaughan-based makeup artist Rita Stirpe has been making the world a more beautiful place since the year 2000. In 2014, she was one of five top finalists for Makeup Artist of the Year at the Contessa Awards, and this year she made it to the finalist round for Makeup Artist of the Year at the prestigious Canadian Mirror Awards. Along with rouging the faces of celebrities and well-known personalities, Rita is also a top choice for local brides-to-be searching for expert makeup application on their big day.