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BBRRRR: Taking Care Of Your Skin In Winter

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

winterBBRRRR! Winter is in full swing with many days of below zero temperatures ahead. So here are a few helpful tips to take care of your skin: (1) Moisturizing: The most common mistake people tend to make is over-moisturizing their skin. Do you really know your skin type? Here is a simple way to find out > Wash your face with a gentle cleanser (e.g. Spectro Gel), wait for 20 mins to test your skin, and then touch your face with clean hands: if there is no shine/oil on your skin surface, then you are likely combination dry skin; if your skin feels tight when you smile, then you are likely very dry skin; if there is visible oil in the t-zone (forehead, nose, chin area), you are likely combination oily skin; and if your face is completely shiny, then you are likely oily skin. (2) Winter Face Care: When your skin complexion feels flaky and sensitive that means you are dehydrated (even though you may have naturally oily skin). I know you hear this all the time but drinking 8-10 glasses of water and getting 6-8 hrs of sleep daily are the 2 best ways keep your skin hydrated and your blood to bring necessary to nutrients to your body. Also it is important to exfoliate once a week in the winter (all skin types) as dead skin can’t get hydrated properly. Do apply face cream on a daily and nightly basis. Please don’t fall for expensive skin care products. Some of you may love brands like La Mer (which is great) but did you know that Oil of Olay and L’Oreal are amongst the selling skin care lines today? (3) Winter Eye Care: During the winter months use a good eye cream to protect the delicate eye area day and night. Also keep a pair of sunglasses handy to protect the eyes from wind and glare from the sun that will quickly contribute to tiny wrinkles and dehydrated skin. (4) Winter Lip Care: Applying a lip balm as and when needed is important. Use one with SPF 15 or more during the day. Warm sesame oil will soothe your lips too. Avoid licking your lips and don’t bite the skin on the surface of your lips (p.s. skin will never have a chance to heal if you nibble on it constantly. This may be hard habit to break for some but well worth the effort. (5) Sunscreen In Winter: It is just as necessary to wear a sunscreen during the winter as it is in the summer. The temperature has nothing to do with it other than how often to reapply. Snow is highly reflective and can intensify the sun’s rays. Wear no less that an SPF15 on your face, neck and ear area while outdoors (whether driving, dog-walking, skiing, running, snowboarding or shopping). Stay warm and be safe!!

Article Credits: © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. FacesByCarla

Image Credits: PEANUTS Worldwide LLC.

Munk Debate May 2014: State Surveillance

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

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Client Credit: The Munk Debates is an initiative of the Aurea Foundation, a charitable organization founded by Peter and Melanie Munk to support Canadian institutions involved in the study and development of public policy. The Munk Debates is organized by Rudyard Griffiths and Patrick Luciani, the co-directors of the Salon Speakers Series | Event/Debate Planning Credit: Naylor & Associates | Photo Credit: Munk Debates | Camera Ready Makeovers Credit: www.FacesByCarla.com and @FacesByCarla | Photo (left to right): Glenn Greenwald, Alexis Ohanian,  Alan Dershowitz, Michael Hayden

Ocean Style FashionShowcase Runway Show@Audi – Montego Bay Jamaica

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Thanks to a wonderful team of colleagues for making the Ocean Style FashionShowcase such a great success and fun experience.

>> Credits: |Show: #FashionShowcase Runway Show @ Audi |Client Project: Ocean Style FashionShowcase 2012 & Ocean Style & Audi Celebrity Golf Invitational  |Event Management: Douglas K. Gordon and Krisha Marcano (Ocean Style Magazine)  |Photography Credits/Thanks: Ocean Style Magazine |Fashion Designer List: http://www.oceanstylemagazine.com/ocean-style-fashionshowcase-participating-designers/ |Creative Direction, Talent/Model Management & Show Styling: Norwayne Anderson, Janielle Mckoy, Kalechi Achonu  |Master of Ceremony: Arturo Gayle |Lead Hair Stylist: Grace Tarlaglia (+ many thanks to our local team of Stylists) |Lead Makeup Artist: Carla Naylor/FacesByCarla Inc. (+ many thanks to our local team of Artists) | More Photos: FacesByCarla.com and Facebook.com (id: FacesByCarla)OCEANSTYLE FASHIONSHOWCASE 1OCEANSTYLE FASHIONSHOWCASE 2OCEANSTYLE FASHIONSHOWCASE 2OCEANSTYLE FASHIONSHOWCASE 4OCEANSTYLE FASHIONSHOWCASE 3

TheWeddingCo. Magazine 2013 – Editorial Feature

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

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Thanks @ TheWeddingCo. for The Beauty Feature! Credits: Publication: TheWeddingCo. 2013 Magazine | Photography: Rebecca Wood | Model: Andrea DeLuca, Ford Models | Makeup & Hair: FacesByCarla.com

Elegant Wedding Magazine 2013 Edition – Style Feature

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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Thanks to Elegant Wedding for the Feature.  Credits>>> Publication: Elegant Wedding Winter/Spring 2013 Toronto Edition www.elegantwedding.ca | Venue: The Venetian Banquet & Hospitality Centre | Photographer & Videographer: Mango Studios | Models: Alex Holody (Next Models) and Anna Edwards (Next Models) | Makeup & Hair: FacesByCarla Inc.  | Gown by: Catherine Langlois Bridal Design | Gown by: Valencienne Bridal Design | Gown by: Ines Di Santo | Gown by: Pearl Bridal House | Concept & Planning: Truly Yours Planning | Invitations & Place Cards: So Pretty In Print | Vintage Rentals: Vintage Vignettes | Cake & Sweets: Patricia’s Cake Creations | Floral Creations: Creations by Gitta | Linens: Under Wraps Décor | Furniture: Contemporary Furniture Rentals Inc.

Munk Debates 2013 – “Tax the rich more?”

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

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Munk Debates: We are so privileged to have met fascinating Debaters from all over the world at Munk Debates and truly appreciate to have been involved with providing Camera Ready Makeovers for our Client (Debaters and MC) over the past 6 years. | The 11th Debate: “Tax the rich more?” is available at http://munkdebates.com/debates/taxing-the-rich | Client Credit: The Munk Debates is an initiative of the Aurea Foundation, a charitable organization founded by Peter and Melanie Munk to support Canadian institutions involved in the study and development of public policy. The Munk Debates is organized by Rudyard Griffiths and Patrick Luciani, the co-directors of the Salon Speakers Series | Event/Debate Planning Credit: Naylor & Associates | Photo Credits: Munk Debates | Camera Ready Makeovers Credit: www.FacesByCarla.com and @FacesByCarla

Wedding Bells Magazine 2013 – Client Wedding Feature (Blog)

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

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Thanks to Wedding Bells for the Feature >> Credits >> Publication: Wedding Bells http://www.weddingbells.ca/real-weddings/a-romantic-winter-wedding-in-toronto-ontario/ | Client: Kristen  & Blair | Photography: Ben and Aileen Fretz of White Photographie | | Makeup &: Hair FacesByCarla (Carla and Kim) | Ceremony location: Arta Gallery | Reception location: Archeo | Bridal gown: Enzoani from Amanda-Lina’s Sposa Boutique | Bridal party attire: Madeline’s Daughter and Freeman Formalwear | Groom’s tux: Freeman Formalwear | Cake: Irresistible Cakes | Caterer: Archeo | Favours: The Chocolate Factory and The Knot | Music: MacMillan Entertainment and Wellington Music | Flowers: Branching Out | Stationery: Cards & Pockets | Transportation: Two of a Kind Limousines | Décor: Designing Trendz

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Wedluxe Magazine – Marie Antoinette Inspired Style Shoot

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

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Thanks Angela Desveaux and WedLuxe Magazine for featuring our “Marie Antoinette Inspired Style Shoot” http://www.wedluxe.com/marieantoinetteSF |  Credits To Creative Team>> Photography: Corina V. Photography || Model: Ashley Byers || Creative Producer: Cynthia Martyn Events || Floral: Fuscia Designs || Gown and Wedding Coat: Valencienne || Mini Top Hat: Quirk & Sparkle || Shoes: Milk & Honey Shoes || Makeup & Hair: FacesByCarla Inc. || Cake and Cupcakes: Connie Cupcake || Letterpress Stationery: Sweet Peony Press || Location: The Faculty Club, University of Toronto || Glassware, Linens and Chiavari chairs: Chair-Man Mills || Furniture Rentals: Contemporary Furniture Rentals Inc.

Elegant Wedding Magazine 2013 Edition – Style Feature

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

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Thanks to Elegant Wedding for the Feature. Credits>>> Publication: Elegant Wedding Winter/Spring 2013 Toronto Edition www.elegantwedding.ca | Venue: The Venetian Banquet & Hospitality Centre | Photographer & Videographer: Mango Studios | Models: Alex Holody (Next Models) and Anna Edwards (Next Models) | Makeup & Hair: FacesByCarla Inc.  | Gown by: Catherine Langlois Bridal Design | Gown by: Valencienne Bridal Design | Gown by: Ines Di Santo | Gown by: Pearl Bridal House | Concept & Planning: Truly Yours Planning | Invitations & Place Cards: So Pretty In Print | Vintage Rentals: Vintage Vignettes | Cake & Sweets: Patricia’s Cake Creations | Floral Creations: Creations by Gitta | Linens: Under Wraps Décor | Furn

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Wedding Bells Magazine 2013 Special Edition – Client Wedding Feature

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

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Thanks so much to Wedding Bells (2013 Real Weddings Special Edition) for the Feature >> Credits >> Publication: Wedding Bells | Client:  Kristy & Christopher | Location: Graydon Hall | Photography: Renaissance Studios | Design Consultant: Cynthia Martyn Events | Bride’s Makeup & Hair: FacesByCarla.com or @FacesByCarla | Flowers: Fuscia Designs | DJ: Michael Coombs Entertainment | Music: Wellington Music (String Quartet) | Stationary: Love The Design | Cakes & Favours: Bobbette & Belle | Bridal Gown/Bridal Party Attire: Amsale at Pearl Bridal House | Groom’s Attire:  Garrison Bespoke | Bridal Jewellery:  Elsa Corsi

Elegant Wedding Magazine 2013 Edition – Style Feature

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

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Thanks to Elegant Magazine! Credits>>> Publication: Elegant Wedding Winter/Spring 2013 Toronto Edition www.elegantwedding.ca | Venue: The Venetian Banquet & Hospitality Centre | Photographer & Videographer: Mango Studios | Models: Alex Holody (Next Models) and Anna Edwards (Next Models) | Makeup & Hair: FacesByCarla Inc.  | Gown by: Catherine Langlois Bridal Design | Gown by: Valencienne Bridal Design | Gown by: Ines Di Santo | Gown by: Pearl Bridal House | Concept & Planning: Truly Yours Planning | Invitations & Place Cards: So Pretty In Print | Vintage Rentals: Vintage Vignettes | Cake & Sweets: Patricia’s Cake Creations | Floral Creations: Creations by Gitta | Linens: Under Wraps Décor | Furniture: Contemporary Furniture Rentals Inc.

Elegant Wedding Magazine 2013 – Client Wedding Feature

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

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Thanks to www.elegantwedding.ca for the Wedding Feature. Credits > Publication: Elegant Wedding Winter/Spring 2013 Toronto Edition | Photographer:  Little Blue Lemon | Bridal Client: Shannon | MELEGANT WEDDING TO_2013_36akeup & Hair: FacesByCarla Inc.

Wedding Bells Magazine 2013 – Client Wedding Feature on Blog

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Thanks05_amyisaiah_toronto so04_amyisaiah_toronto much to Wedding Bells for the feature | Credits: Client: Amy Dixon || Publication: Wedding Bells http://www.weddingbells.ca/blogs/real-weddings/2012/12/06/a-whimsical-fall-wedding-in-toronto-ontario/ || Photography: Lisa McPeek, Ikonica || Wedding Planner: Cynthia Martyn Events || Makeup: FacesByCarla Inc. || Floral Design: Fuscia Designs|| Dress: Jim Hjelm from L&J Bridal || Cake: Macarons from Cake Opera Co. || Music: Michael Coombs Entertainment | Calligraphy: Barbara Kua01_amyisaiah_toronto

Elegant Wedding Magazine Winter/Spring 2013 – Cover Feature

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

elegant wedding magazine cover winter 2012/spring 2013FacesByCarla is so thrilled and appreciative to be featured on the COVER of Elegant Wedding Magazine Winter/Spring 2013 Toronto Edition.

Cover Credits> Publication: Elegant Wedding Magazine (Theo Dermatis and Soula Melemenis) || Model: Alex Holody, Next Models || Photography by: Mango Studios (Mo Govindji and Nancy Da Costa) || Retouching: Anthony Turano || Stylist: Charlotte Carson, Judy Inc. || Makeup & Hair: FacesByCarla Inc. || Gown: Ines Di Santo || Shawl: Valencienne || Earrings & Arm-cuff: Rita Tesolin

Print Edition: Available at newsstands on January 9 2013 and www.elegantwedding.ca

Wedding Nouveau Feature 2012 – Tina & Ken

Friday, August 31st, 2012

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Jamie’s Wedding – Wedding Bells Magazine Feature 2012

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

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Fashion Shoot for Altered Image Brand

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

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Tim Burton @ TIFF

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

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Tony Blair & Chris Hitchens @ Munk Debates

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

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Kate Spade Inspired – Wedluxe Magazine Feature 2012

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

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Chantal’s Wedding – The WeddingCo Magazine Feature 2012

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

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Wedluxe Magazine – Client Wedding Feature (Blog)

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

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Toronto Life 2012 Feature for FacesByCarla

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

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Munk Debates: “Be it Resolved, the 21st Century Belong to China”

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

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FacesByCarla was so pleased to support The Munk Debates  as always and provide Camera-ready Makeovers on June 17 2011 for four world-class debaters:  Dr. Henry Kissinger, Dr. Fareed Zakaria, Niall Ferguson and Dr David Daokui Li.

-Topic: “Be it Resolved, the 21st Century Belong to China”.

-Pro: Niall Ferguson & David Daokui Li vs. Con: Henry Kissinger & Fareed Zakaria

-Pre-Debate Results: Pro 39%, Con 40% and Undecided 21%

-Post-Debate Results: Pro 38% and Con 62%

-Debater Profiles and Debate Video: www.munkdebates.com

-Photo 1:  Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and Henry Kissinger

-Photo 2: Niall Ferguson, Henry Kissinger, Fareed Zakaria, Peter Munk, and David Daokui Li.

-Photo 3: Henry Kissinger

-Photographer: Richard Budman, Shot7.com

-Event Planning & PR Firm: MDG  & Associates

-Camera Ready Makeovers: FacesByCarla Inc.

The Royal Wedding @ Style Me Pretty

Friday, April 1st, 2011

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We had the opportunity to work on The Royal Wedding Inspired Shoot recently with a team of wonderful colleagues. 

Hope you enjoy our take on the Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding.

A few ‘close-up’ photos are attached to showcase makeup and hair.

More photos are available on www.stylemepretty.com, www.facesbycarla.com  and www.facebook.com/facesbycarla

Credits: Feature: StyleMePretty.com | Photography: MIMMO & NAZ | Event Design & Styling: Principal Planner | Makeup & Hair: FacesByCarla | Model: Ashley Steinhart, Next Models | Location: Graydon Hall | Flowers: Stemz Florals | Wedding Invitations: Palettera | Shoes: Chaussures X2B | Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo | Bride’s Hat: KC’s Hats | Wedding Cake: The Caketress | Event Rentals: Chair-man Mills | Linens (Tablescape): Celebrations Group | Linens (Cake Table): Luxe Linens

Happy 10th Birthday Elle!

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

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We were commissioned by our client to do a Live Fashion Show at the Elle Canada’s 10th Anniversary Party.

It was so much fun to bring the “Elle Girl” to life.  Our inspiration was a sketch from the talented designer Denis Gagnon. With the help of makeup, hair, styling, wardrobe and models, we created 2 unique Elle Birthday Girls. Which one is your favorite?

Fashion Shoot Credits > Client: Elle Magazine | Photographer: Vito Amati | Makeup & Hair: Carla for Makeup and Steven for Hair, FacesByCarla Inc. | Models for FacesByCarla: Kamila and Daisy | Wardrobe: Denis Gagnon | Project Management: Interadical, Inc. | Creative Direction: Stop Tyme Productions Inc. | Event Planning: Francine Socket & Associates

Hudson’s Bay Company 2011 For Gift Registry Catalog Cover

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

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 Always a pleasure being a part of anything and everything creative with my peers. Here is a fun shoot we did for HBC.

Credits > Project: Cover for the Hudson’s Bay Company 2011 Gift Registry Catalog. Creative Direction/Styling: Cynthia Martyn, Photographer: John Edgar, Makeup & Hair: Carla for Makeup and Kim for Hair, FacesByCarla, Model: Brea Hardowa, Sutherland Models, Dress: Jealous Bridesmaids Bridal Boutique

Winter Magic @ Style Me Pretty

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

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We were ecstatic to work with a wonderful team and bring holiday inspired ideas to life for a magical winter shoot.

 

Style Me Pretty Feature Photos:  http://www.stylemepretty.com/2010/12/24/merry-christmas-a-fabulous-winter-shoot-by-cynthia-martyn/ 

 

Style Me Pretty Feature Video:  http://vimeo.com/17892128

 

Hope you enjoy!

 

Credits:  Editorial Feature:  StyleMePretty.com, Creative Direction: Cynthia Martyn Events / Photography: Laura Jane Photography | Cinematography: mimmo+naz | Hair & Makeup:  Carla for Makeup and Paola for Hair,  FacesByCarla Inc. | Location: The Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto | Stationery & Printed Elements: Laura K Design | Meringue Towers: Bobbette & Belle | Truffle Tower: Kakayo Chocolate Company | Shoes: Hey Lady | Dress: the “Ruby” by Coren Moore | Bride’s Wrap: Modern Romance | Favors: Custom Soap by Carved Solutions | Balloons: BalloonTrix | Rentals: Exclusive Affair | Linen: Around The Table

Inspired By Royality: Lady Grey -Wedluxe Feature

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

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It was such a pleasure to be part of the Lady Grey editorial shoot with a team of wonderful and talented peers. The shoot is featured in the Winter/Spring 2011 Eastern Canada Edition of WedLuxe Magazine. A few photographs are enclosed.

Credits > Creative Producer: Cynthia Martyn Events. Photography: Verve Photo Co. Makeup & Hair : FacesByCarla. Jewelry: Sweet Rox Jewelry. Hair Fascinator: Twigs & Honey. Dress: Jim Hjlem Blush at Sash & Bustle Floral Design: Fuscia Designs. Cake: Bobbette & Belle. Stationary: Love The Dress. Publication: Wedluxe Magazine

Featuring Daniela & Marco’s Wedding – Wedluxe Feature and Award

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

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Credits > Makeup: FacesByCarla. Photography: Ikonica. Wedding Planner: Spectacular Spectacular. Publication: Wedluxe Magazine

FacesByCarla Best Vendor Award Winner – Wedluxe

Monday, December 6th, 2010

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Thank you so much to Angela Desveaux, Editor in Chief and Wedluxe magazine for our generous award for Daniela+Marco’s Wedding to be featured in the Winter/Spring 2011 Eastern Canada Edition of WedLuxe Magazine.

Special thanks to Daniela, our bride/client for the opportunity to be part of her wedding.

Makeup: FacesByCarla

Mad Men @ The Arnold Party

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

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|Client: www.BusinessforArts.org
|Event: The Arnold Party – 32nd Business for Arts Awards Gala 2010
|Theme: Mad Men (Don, Betty, Roger, Joan)
|Creative Direction, Makeup Artistry, Hair Expertise, Wardrobe Styling, Fashion Models: www.FacesByCarla.com
|Photography for FacesByCarla Inc.: www.MichelleQuancePhotography.com
|Project Management: www.Interadical.com

Pampering Yourself & Yr Bridal Party: Wedding Day Prep

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

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We get queries from brides-to-be like you all the time — so here are a few tips about pampering yourself and your girls during the wedding process:

Makeup & Hair: To look glamorous, radiant, stunning and natural on the day of and in pictures doesn’t require magic. It just requires you being yourself, having fun and working with vendors whom you love. We suggest selecting a look whether classic or trendy, keeping in mind your wedding theme, dress, accessories, skin tone and hair type. Doing a trial before your wedding is always a great idea. Bringing pictures to the trial as well as hair add-ons (hair pieces, extensions, flowers, barrettes, veils, etc.)  is very helpful. A trial is a wonderful opportunity to play with a couple of looks and judge the quality of the makeup artist/hair stylist. Do keep in mind that what may look amazing in a magazine, may or may not work for you – so keep an open mind. If you have any allergies to specific makeup or hair products do inform your artist/stylist in advance. To prep for the wedding day, come with a clean face – no makeup and a clean head -washed dried hair with no products. If you have very dry skin then do exfoliate the nite before.  Also request your bridal party to bring pictures on the wedding day so the makeup artist/hair stylist can replicate the looks.

Lashes: Lots of brides get lash applications for their wedding day.  We are huge fans of individual lashes as they look so natural and pop the eyes. We do not recommend full strips (unless a bride really wants them) as they just weigh down the eyes, make the eyes look smaller and do not look that natural.

Eye-wear: If you wear prescription eye glasses on a daily basis and want to switch to eye contacts for your wedding day; please do not wait till the last minute. Eyes take time to adjust to contacts – sometimes a few days, sometimes a few weeks. Runny eyes can be such a disaster on the day of the wedding: you will be irritated, makeup will smudge,  etc. so please keep this in mind.

Facials: If you and your girls decide to get facials, then it’s best to do it as far in advance as you can. Skin may have a reaction to products; acne under the skin (if any) will most likely possibly come out, etc. Sure, a facial will purify the skin and make you girls look radiant. However keep in mind that if you do break out in a few spots; allocate enough time so that skin would heal back to normal before the wedding. If you have regular facials, then the side-effects should be minimal (or none) assuming you use the same person/routine/products. Ideal time for facials: Typically 2-4 days before your wedding.

Massages: Even though massages on the morning of your wedding day sound wonderfully relaxing and fun; however it may not be the best idea. Skin will definitely get oily for you and your bridal party – could result in breakouts around the face area, products used on the skin may have a reaction and most importantly, the makeup will not set properly as your skin will be non-uniformly oily. So I would not recommend massages on the day of. Ideal time for massages: Typically 1 day before wedding.

Brow Shaping & Threading A simple and common procedure that can make the world of difference in putting your great face forward. You need a plan of action on deciding where your brows are going to start, end, and where to place the peak of the arch. Please keep in mind that arching your brow doesn’t mean two perfect half circles or arches, which doesn’t complement your facial features. It does mean to clean up the excess hair to better frame your eyes. It is best to go to a brow expert (esthetician) if you have time. If the hair is just too short for tweezing, don’t push the tweezers into the skin. Scraping, bleeding or even scarring can result if your esthetician or you get a little too forceful with tweezers. Having some hair is a better option over broken skin. Instead, just wait until the hair is a bit longer and can be easily grabbed on to. Also, I know there are little razors sold out there specifically for your brows but it is not recommended to shave eyebrows. Going for a professional eyebrow waxing is a good option too. However do not experiment on new wax products close to your wedding day and it is best to stick to your regular esthetician in getting your brows groomed. Ideal time for brows: Typically 3-5 days before wedding.

Sun-less Tanning: As they say too much sun can potentially damage your skin. So a sun-less tan (spray-on, tanning bed, etc). is a good option if you want some color on your skin before the big day. It typically lasts about 5-7 days and looks great after a day or two of being applied. It is recommended to avoid getting wet (bath/shower) or sweating (gym/activity) for about 8 hrs (Ideally 24 hours if possible). For best results it is important to completely exfoliate the dead skin cells from your face, neck and body before getting a sun-less tan. Please do not moisturize your skin prior to your treatment. The tanning solution works best on clean, smooth, dry skin. Do not apply makeup before the sun-less tanning. A moisturizer can be applied 30 minutes after the treatment if you like. Please make sure you let the salon tanning specialist know that you are getting married if you decide to do sun-less tanning. Ideal time to get a sun-less tan done is 2-4 days before your wedding.

Enhanced YOU: The best beauty tips I can offer is to drink lots of water and get at least 8 hrs of sleep daily. Also a nutritious diet and active lifestyle goes a long way in keeping your skin more beautiful, healthy and radiant.

Photographer: A great photographer will capture your wedding memories forever.  So do the research and hire the best you can afford and most importantly have “chemistry” with.  I promise the return on your investment will be priceless!!!!

General ‘Day Of’ Tips: Scheduling a lot of things on your wedding day is a recipe for much stress and potential delays. So please keep the day simple and fun!! Your wedding planner is your best friend at your wedding so exploit her/his talents!! Also, kindly trust the vendors (experts) you hired to help make your day special.) Let the vendors (makeup, hair, photography, etc) come to you instead of running around all over the city. It is your special day so focus on YOU!! Allocate adequate time for makeup, hair, getting dressed, pre-ceremony pictures, lunch and most definitely a glass of champagne to toast with your loved ones!!

Congrats and all the best, Carla

Photo Credit: Laura Jane Photography.  Bride’s Makeup: FacesByCarla

Minimize Dark Circles+Puffiness (Men & Women)

Monday, February 15th, 2010

dark circles- Get adequate sleep – 8 hrs is ideal (at a minimum 6 hrs please!)

- Drink 8-10 glasses of water to hydrate your skin.

- Use day eye-cream with SPF and night eye cream on a daily basis after washing face (all seasons inc. winter)

- Use cucumber slices as they have a soothing effect on your eyes. Easy to apply when relaxed at home. 45-60 mins application is ideal. This is a perfect time to unwind, mediate and relieve stress too.

-Apply cold compresses e.g. freezer packs or damp cloths for 5-10 mins on your temple and eye area as they works great.

-Eat fresh fruits and vegetables as they give you all the necessary vitamins and avoid iron deficiency (which is a cause for dark circles).

-Most importantly, exercise regularly to look young, vibrant and healthy e.g. yoga, walking, biking, running, gym, etc. anything to stay active…P.S. Best way to stay fit is to get or adopt a dog (like I did – lol). More at http://www.torontohumanesociety.com

Have a wonderful day!! XO Carla

Always A Stunner > Bride to Mom!

Friday, February 5th, 2010

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A couple of photos from the shoot are attached. More on FacesByCarla.com.

Key Credits> Photography: Laura Jane, Makeup & Hair Styling: FacesByCarla

Style Me Pretty > Inspiration to Reality

Friday, February 5th, 2010

stylemprettyfb1stylemprettyfb18stylemprettyfb22FacesByCarla had the opportunity to do Vancouver native Elisa’s winter wedding in Toronto (February 22, 2009 to be exact – never forget dates or faces). Almost a year later (Dec 21, 2009) we were looking for a real life couple to bring StyleMePretty.com’s  warm, exotic and rich Inspiration Board to Reality and I thought of Elisa and Mark. Our creative team for the shoot loved them and it was such a fun shoot!

 A few photos from the shoot are attached. More on FacesByCarla.com and StyleMePretty.com. Hope you enjoy!

 Key Credits > Concept Design & Styling: Cynthia Martyn Events Inc., Photography: Mimmo+Naz, Makeup & Hair Styling: FacesByCarla, Cake & Dessert Table: Cake Opera Co., Invitations: Bella Invites, Floral Design: Fuscia Designs, Venue: Fermenting Cellar The Distillery District.

Fashion Meets Bridal!

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

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It was a pleasure and honour to do the makeup look on the lead model for the esteemed designer Alfred Sung’s Bridal show at Toronto Fashion Week.

Alfred Sung loved the looks at the show so much that he made the Fashion Week photos and videos as the key ad campaign for his Bridal line.  More at alfredsungbridals.com.

The first photo was also featured as an editorial in Today’s Bride 30th Anniversary Edition.

Credits > Designer: Alfred Sung. Event: Toronto Fashion Week. Model: Lina. Photos: George Pimentel & Team, Lina’s Makeup: Carla Naylor for L’Oreal as a part of the creative beauty team.

Active Woman Magazine Cover Shoot * Mothers’ Promo

Friday, December 4th, 2009

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FacesByCarla is pleased to have been part of hundreds of weddings over 19 years; and we are delighted that many of our brides are either mums-to-be or mums now. CONGRATS!! So after much request, we’ve launched Yummy Mummy@FacesByCarla and offer three fun-filled promotions to celebrate “YOU”, our existing client.
1. Mum-to-be | Mummy-Baby Photo Shoot: Shouldn’t unforgettable memories be where you look stunning and your baby (or baby belly) looks precious? We think so!!  Why not indulge in a fun-filled professional shoot to capture those memories with best-of-breed talent instead of settling for blurry photos by a relative or the boring photos taken at your neighbourhood Sears? Offer: Enjoy a Makeup Application, False-Eyelashes, Hair Styling and Photography by top tier talent. Includes 2 hours getting ready time for Makeup Application, False-Eyelashes, Hair Styling, 2 hours photography/shoot time. Digital CD included. Photo prints extra.

2. Yummy Mummy’s Night Out: Get glammed up for the nite out to enjoy well deserved R&R with your BFF. Offer: Enjoy a 2-1 Makeup Application, False-Eyelashes, Hair Styling for you and your bestest girlfriend.
3. Yummy Mummy Beautify, Sip, & Chill: Catch-up with your girlfriends, family or colleagues over drinks at a house party. Offer: A 2-hour makeover party where we share beauty tips, season trends, de-clutter your makeup bags in the first 30 mins and do 10-15 min mini-makeovers on typically 6-8 faces.

All the above packages can be customised. Preferred Pricing for existing clients. Please email us for details.

Credits: Active Woman Cover Model’s Makeup by FacesByCarla. Photo:  Thanks to Active Woman

Rick Mercer “Bustles” Fashion Week

Friday, November 27th, 2009

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rick mercer 2It was awesome to meet Rick Mercer (LOVE his show!!) and do his makeup for the Bustle Spring/Summer 2010 collections for Fashion Week. I hope to  find the runway video from  his blog. In the interim, here is a couple of pic from the show. Credits > Photo1: Paul Tanaka for Behind The Lens Photography. Photo2: Runway Shot in Toronto Star by Nathan Denette, The Canadian Press. Makeup: Carla Naylor for L’Oreal Creative Beauty Team for Fashion Week.

Sex & The City

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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My colleague Michelle was looking for creative shots for her website and marketing collateral, and came up with the Sex In The City inspired theme that we brought to life! It was so great to see Michelle in the limelight rather than behind the lens. I love these photos that her colleague took!!! And the laughs we had together were priceless! Credits > Makeup & Hair: FacesByCarla Artistry, Photos: Michelle Quance Photography

Fashion Week

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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A total blast doing makeup as part of the L’Oreal creative beauty team for Fashion Week. Can you believe it that I have been involved for 14 seasons now?  Here are a couple of pics one of the many fashion shows. This one made the fashion edition of National Post, which was awesome! Credits > Photo1: George Pimentel & Team. Photo2: National Post. Makeup: Carla Naylor for L’Oreal