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Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

soft smokey eye

A few weeks ago we showed you a back-to-school makeup tutorial, great for an everyday look. This week we bring you part 2 and show you how to take that look from day to night by adding a soft smokey eye!

If you've always wanted to try a smokey eye but were never quite sure how to pull it off, this is definitely a good basic tutorial for you to hone those smokey eye skills.

Perfect for a date night, special event, girls night out, or just when you're feeling fierce

See tutorial and steps below...

Tutorial featuring Claire M.

smokey eye tutorial

Don't miss part 1 of this tutorial HERE

Step-by-step

1. Using a black eye pencil, line both upper and lower lash line using quick, short strokes. We used Aveda petal essence eye definer in black orchid.

2. Next use a small shadow brush to blend and soften liner by gently brushing over it.

3. Then line the inner lash line of the bottom lashes with the black pencil.

4. Next using a small eyeshadow brush apply a black shadow to smudged liner and blend upwards. We used Aveda black tulip to from their petal essence eye colour trio.

5. Lastly use medium brown shadow like Aveda Aura shimmery taupe, to add depth to the crease.

6. If you have any loose shadow below your eye, use a large powder brush to lightly dust it off.

7. If you don't already have it on, finish with a black mascara.

All Aveda makeup products featured in this tutorial can be purchased in Salon!

 

 

Autumn Essentials

Autumn is just around the corner (let's be real it already feels like it in Calgary), which means, cozy sweaters, fall jackets, cute scarfs, crunchy leaves, NEW Aveda products and pumpkin everything!

We partnered up with Coveted Boutique in Bridgeland to put together our autumn essentials and we are excited to share them with you!

See product details below!

autumn essentials

1. Leather Jacket Hania by MACKAGE is a classic biker-style jacket. This moto vest features a waist length, fitted silhouette with buckled cinch belt at the hem, asymmetrical front zip closure, and Nickel hardware on all colorways. Plus it's a Canadian Brand out of Montreal! Pick up this beauty at Coveted Boutique.
2. Sweater - Pink knit sweater by MINIMUM is the perfect sweater for fall weather and can be dressed up or down. It also comes in navy blue! Available at Coveted Boutique.
3. Socks - say no to boring socks! These cute socks by STANCE not only add a pop of fun to your outfit when your shoes are off, but they also stay hidden under your shoe line when you don't want them visible. Find these at Coveted Boutique.
4. Scarf - The Artist Label Scarf by Oana Soare. Add this beautiful multicoloured scarf to top off any outfit and add some extra warmth! Available at Coveted Boutique.
5. Lip colours - Mulled Plum and Rose Water rehydrating lip glaze by AVEDA. We are in love with these new limited edition lip colours from the new Autumn/WInter Birds of Paradise makeup collection. They are natural, hydrating and add the perfect amount of colour with a glossy, satin finish. Available in Salon.
6. Treatment masque - damage remedy intensive restructuring treatment by AVEDA is perfect for treating your neglected locks after s dry summer. This intensive treatment is packed with quinoa protein which strengthens damaged hair with deep repair and leaves hair feeling healthy, smooth and strong. Pick this up at your next hair appointment at RedBloom or ask about receiving this treatment with your next service.
7. Texture spray - Texture tonic by AVEDA is their newest product and to say we are obsessed is an understatement! Define and enhance natural texture and create piecey definition that looks effortlessly undone with 94% naturally derived* texture tonic. Cane sugar and salt work in harmony to help create naturally tousled texture and flexible hold, while leaving the hair touchable and infused with natural shine for an effortlessly "undone" look. You seriously need to get your hands on this ASAP. Available in Salon!

Thanks to Coveted Boutique for the beautiful clothing! Be sure to stop by their store!

#RedBloomEssentials #AutumnEssentials

Back-To-School Makeup Tutorial

Get ready for back-to-school with this fresh, everyday makeup tutorial using Aveda makeup. In 10 easy steps you can be looking and feeling great!

See steps below! 

Tutorial featuring Claire M.

day time makeup tutorial
back to school makeup
 

1. Start by applying tinted moisturizer all over with fluffy synthetic brush- using the stippling technique for even coverage. (We used Aveda inner light™ mineral tinted moisture broad spectrum spf 15)

2. Pat concealer: peach under eyes, yellow for spots using small fluffy synthetic brush. (We used Aveda inner light™ concealer)

3. Set with a loose mineral powder with big powder brush. (We used Aveda inner light™ mineral loose powder)

4. Apply blush on the apples of cheeks with medium blush brush, deposit color then clean brush then blend up and out. (We used Aveda petal essence™ face accents in Peach Lights)

5. Next use a bright eye shadow color using medium sized brush, apply from lash line to crease using stippling technique then blend edges to soften. (We used Aveda petal essence™ eye color trio in Violet Bloom)

6. Soften lips with renewing lip treatment. (We used Aveda nourish-mint™ renewing lip treatment)

7. Use an eyebrow brush to tame any strays.

8. Apply a light shimmer color to highlight cheek and brow bone. (We used the lightest color from Aveda petal essence™ face accents in Peach Lights)

9. Using a small lip brush apply a tinted lip glaze. (We used Aveda nourish-mint™ rehydrating lip glaze in Pearl Rose)

10. Set face with toning mist. (We used Aveda botanical kinetics™ toning mist)

Watch for a tutorial taking this look from day to night coming soon!

Holiday Party Essentials

December is finally here...Christmas & New Years are officially right around the corner, which means Holiday parties (who are we kidding, we started partying in November)!

We love a good reason to get glammed up and created our perfect holiday party essentials to look and feel fabulous, whatever the occasion. 

All items are available at any RedBloom location and Sister's Boutique in Bridgeland.

See product details below...

1. SpaRitual nail polish in Spell Bound & Golden - These nail lacquers are vegan and free of DBP, toluene, camphor, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin. Bonus, they fit perfectly in your purse in case you need to do a touch up.

2. Aveda Petal Essence eye shadow + Compact – Single shadows in Chia, Rose Quartz and a Twilight eye color trio. These shadows are talc-free, and long-lasting color to get you through a full night of without creasing. Also the compact is a recycled, refillable compact lets you customize a complete palette! It’s definitely purse worthy.

3. Gold Chandelier Earrings from Sister’s Boutique – the perfect accessory to glam up any outfit!

4. Babyliss Pro Ceramic Curling Wand – For those soft and sexy curls! Having professional quality hot tools makes a major difference in the staying power of your curls.

5. Aveda Flax Stick medium eye color brush - A flax-infused handle and soft bristles made with non-animal fibers.

6.  Gold Sunglasses from Sister’s Boutique – you’ll be the coolest one at the party, trust us. If nothing else, you’ll have the best prop for the photo-booth.

7.  Aveda Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Pink Lupine – Get color and hydration all in one! Because nobody wants dry winter lips but you also don’t want to compromise on color, so you get the best of both.

8. Aveda travel size Control Force hairspray - I definite must have in your bag to keep your hair on fleek and in its place.

9. Statement necklace from Sister’s Boutique – Liven up any outfit with this gold statement necklace!

10. Black Clutch from Sister’s Boutique – of course you need a super cute purse to hold all your essentials! We love the velvety texture and gold details for winter!

Wishing you a fun filled and fabulous Holiday season!

Thanks to SIster's Boutique in Bridgeland Calgary for lending us the accessories!