Monthly Archives: July 2014

things we love : different levels of makeup

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when I saw our very own Arianne (a.k.a the Glitter Geek) share a really interesting article titled “How Men on Tinder Reacted to Three Different Levels of Makeup.” A beauty social experiment, you say? You have my attention.

I’ll leave you to check out the article for the interesting results, but it got me thinking about how my makeup affects how others look at me. Vain as it sounds, Brinton’s experiment obviously proved that as much as we’d like to think everyone has good intentions, appearance plays a role in how we interact with one another.

Have you had a similar experience to what the author found in her Tinder experiment, either in dating or even just in regular situations like work or social settings? Do you find your makeup can have that big an impact on how others approach you online or in person?

– morgan

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in the lightbox : one of bp’s very own …

Photo by Lavish and Light Photography
Makeup+Hair : Stephanie D., Naomi M., and Samantha W.

We wish our very own Giselle, makeup artist, a lifetime of love and happiness.




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wow : we love top ten lists …

Whenever I’m skimming along my Zite account, or scanning the magazine racks, those “Top Ten …” (or five, fifteen, twenty … whatever) headlines always catch my eye. Always. So imagine my surprise when our blog editor, Morgan C., tweeted this link from BlogTO …

What a great honour to be amongst other salons and artistry teams in Toronto in their article for the best places to get your makeup done in Toronto. I was floored. And flabbergasted. And freaking excited …

This really made my week when I found out about this and I’m thankful to be able to share it with you. I also want to thank the entire BlushPretty team whose hard work and dedication to our bridal and private client clientele helped me grow bp to the amazing collective we have now.

Thanks Blog TO for the mention! Made my week, my weekend, my year!


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better than pvr : try by colbie caillat

Thought that this video showed the beauty of being au naturel and

the transformative beauty of makeup all in one …



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spotlight on : stephanie lau

Name: Stephanie Lau

My role with BP: Blog Contributor

How I got into working with BP: Starting out as a newbie beauty blogger, I met Steph at the Blush Pretty Beauty Board in 2013 and it was all uphill from there.

The best part of my job: It’s always a pleasure to have the opportunity to test the latest and greatest products.

My secret beauty weapon: The CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara! Finding a decent mascara is tough for my sparse lashes and oily lids. It’s easy to go wrong (think clumps and racoon eyes). The Clump Crusher does exactly what its name says – no clumps in sight. Plus, it’s smudge-proof but non-waterproof, so layering it on top of a potentially disastrous other mascara-that-shall-not-be-named helps to seal it in for the day.

My must-share beauty tip: Try everything! Beauty is all about putting your best face forward and you’ll only know what you like and what looks best if you’re a little adventurous with your makeup.

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