Get the Look: Miss Universe Canada, Chanel Beckenlehner

Award-winning makeup artist Rita Stirpe has rouged the faces of some of our favourite celebs, including Miss Universe Canada 2014, Chanel Beckenlehner. Here, the glamour guru spills her secrets on how she created this front-cover-worthy springtime look on the Canadian pageant winner

1. First things first: apply this silky and lightweight foundation primer all over your face to visually erase blemishes and create a smooth canvas for the rest of the look
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

2. Make what’s left of your dark circles and other impurities disappear with this concealing and correcting palette
MAC Studio Conceal and Correct Palette in Medium

3. Next, use this foundation for a barely-there, natural-looking (not cakey) finish
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation

4. Create a matte effect with this powder, which is invisible to HD cameras and to the naked eye — perfect whether you’re heading to a photo shoot or to the mall!
Make Up For Ever HD Powder

5. Use this cult favourite contour kit to define your cheekbones, perfect your nose and sculpt your jawline
Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit

6. Define your cheeks with this soft, muted pink blush that leaves a satiny finish
MAC Powder Blush in Cubic

7. To make sure your look stays put, prep your eyelids with this ingenious eyeshadow primer, which prevents oiliness and creasing
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

8. Apply this matte eyeshadow all over your crease and lid to create a foundation for the famous smoky eye effect
MAC Eye Shadow in Brule

9. Next, apply this pretty, highly pigmented shadow all over the lid to create depth and contrast
MAC Eye Shadow in Carbon

10. Before reaching for your mascara, coat your lashes in this plumping serum to give your blink a boost
Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum

11. Now, for the lips: for long-lasting, smooth colour, line and fill in your bouche with this cherry-hued pencil
MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Trust in Red

12. Finish off your look with this setting spray, which cools and hydrates while ensuring your hard work is kept pristine all day long
Urban Decay Chill Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray

13. You’ll fall hard for this glassy gloss — the delicious-looking red will be like the cherry on top of your whole look!
FitGlow Beauty Good Gloss in Love

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 the top five finalists for Makeup Artist of the Year at the Contessa Awards, and this year she’s made it to the finalist round for Makeup Artist of the Year at the Canadian Mirror Awards, a prestigious annual awards gala showcasing top talent in the industry. The achievement signifies Rita’s position among the top beauty experts in the country.


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