Posted March 16, 2009 by Adam Toren in Blogs

Ethereal Elegance…The ‘Subtle Sexy’ of Spring Beauty

vv_beautySpring has always been about the fresh, innocent face. No matter what your skin tone is, a soft wash of pink on the eyes, cheeks or lips will always be in style.

After neutralizing redness in your skin with a lightweight foundation, give definition to your brows by filling in uneven and sparse areas with a brow powder and setting them with a tinted gel.

Then, apply a combination of pink shadows on the lid, blending up toward the brows and highlighting the inner corner with a hint of shimmer. Take the look into the evening by defining the lower lash line with a chocolate eyeliner and diffusing the colour with a brush to create a softer effect. Finish off the eyes with brown volumizing mascara on the upper and lower lashes.

Adding a touch of blush to the cheeks keeps the look fresh and balances the face. Choose a cream blush for maximum control and sheer coverage. These blushes are meant to be used with your fingers; however, using a foundation brush gives a more even and precise application. Apply the colour just above the apple of the cheek and blend with small strokes up to the ear.

To keep this look soft and youthful, skip the lip liner and finish with a pale pink gloss.


  • Joe Fresh cream foundation in Light 3
    Joe Fresh duo concealer in cream
  • Joe Fresh sheer pink rose lip gloss
  • Stila convertible cheek color in fuschia
  • Stila eye shadow duo in promenade
  • Stila eye shadow in slate
  • Stila Kajal eye liner in tiger’s eye
  • Stila brow powder in medium
  • Stila brow gel in medium

All Joe Fresh products will be available this spring at Superstores across Canada.

Stila products are available in Vancouver at Blubird. blubird.ca


  • Cream corset / Dolce & Gabbana / Holt Renfrew / $2,595
  • Chiffon-and-fur bolero / Fendi / Holt Renfrew / $3,950
  • “Auvergne” cuff bracelet / Sunshine Design / Fine Finds / $140
  • “Vanishing” necklace / Miriam Aroeste for Sassy Couture / $110

Fiona Garden for NOBASURA.com

Makeup and article by Jenny Kanavaros with Judy Inc.

jesse minty @ essensuals London

Crystal Carson for Mode Models

Jenica for lizbellagency.com

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Adam Toren

Adam Toren
Adam Toren is born and raised in Vancouver BC and loves everything Vancouver BC has to offer. He loves traveling and exploring new and unique restaurants and places around the world.