Celebrity makeup guru Rita Stirpe shows us how to get her glamorous 2016 Contessa Awards look.
1. Shadow Puppet
Give in to your brightest fantasy. The Urban Decay Shadow Box palette is full of bright shades that will make your eyes sparkle. This highly pigmented palette is chock-full of sultry hues that will give you a long-lasting pop of colour.
2. Brow Game
Fluff it up with Hourglass Cosmetics’ ArchBrow Sculpting Pencil. The squared-off shape helps you create realistic-looking hair strokes while the spool end helps you blend in for effortlessly bold brows.
3. Punchy Pout
Having a bold lip look is the perfect way to brighten up your day — especially during our dreary Canadian winters. This ultra-moisturizing lippy is also long-wearing, so you won’t have to reapply throughout the day.
4. The Gift of Length
Tarte Cosmetics’ Gifted mascara is derived from Amazonian clay to give you superior length while moisturizing and nourishing your lashes. You can’t go wrong with this no-clump, no-flake formula.
Paired with a shimmery eyeshade, this sultry lip hue is guaranteed to amp up your holiday party look in an instant. Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Envy packs in the moisture and has a lasting formula for a red lip that’s always in style.
6. Copper Queen
This no-fuss liquid eyeshadow from Yves Saint Laurent is great for the gal on the go. Swipe the metal-inspired, glittery goodness across your lids for a look that shines bright without the effort.
7. Faux Real
These dramatic Falsies Lashes will glam up your look this holiday season. Pair with a bright, sparkly eye and a deep red lip for a flawless uniform this winter. Ultra-soft and fluffy, these mink hair lashes are the pinnacle of luxury and style.
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. She placed in the Top 5 at the Contessa Awards and the Mirror awards in 2015 for Makeup Artist of the Year and it was recently announced that she placed in the Top 5 for Makeup Artist of the Year at the 2016 Contessa 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.
Photography By Richard Dubois
Creative director GianCarlo Intini, Hair By Salon Collage
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