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TIFF JOURNAL: Beauty 911

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TIFF JOURNAL: Beauty 911

Expert tips on how to look rested, refreshed and camera-ready.

[caption id="attachment_1176" align="aligncenter" width="444" caption="Lash DNA mascara by Smashbox Cosmetics."] [/caption] Welcome to ELLECanada.com's official TIFF journal! This festival, Laura deCarufel and Jennifer Lee, the co-editors of Hardly magazine , have the high honour of reporting from TIFF's coolest events. Stay tuned for party coverage, beauty tips, and behind-the-scenes scoop! Story by Laura deCarufel. When I'm tired, my eyes are the first thing to show it—I end up looking like an extra from Pineapple Express. (Good movie, bad look. Who wants their eyes to match the red carpet?) In preparation for TIFF, Sarah Daniel Dolphin—ELLE's acting beauty editor and one of my favourite people—sent me a bottle of Blue Collyrium eye drops, which are so amazingly effective at eliminating redness that I've permanently shelved my Visine. But TIFF has a way of catching up with you, superstar eye drops or not. This morning, I talked to Lori Taylor, the pro lead artist for Smashbox Cosmetics, who shared her top beauty tips for camera-ready eyes. 1. "Start by being preventative. Use an eyeshadow base to even out your lid tone. The base will also ensure that any makeup you apply on top it will stay on longer." 2. "Smashbox's Photo Op Under Eye Brightener  is my secret weapon to take hours and hours off of tired eyes. It's a cream that has a little shimmer in it that reflects the light. It also contains red wine extract—it's like a refreshing cocktail for the under eye area!" 3. "You can instantly awaken the eye by using Eye Beam by Smashbox, a double-ended pencil. One end has a little bit of shimmer to cancel out darkness—apply just a bit to the inner corner of your eyes and they'll instantly look more refreshed. Apply the other end of the pencil to the inner rim of the eye—it cancels out redness like that!" [caption id="attachment_1177" align="aligncenter" width="444" caption="Eye Beam Double-Ended Brightener by Smashbox Cosmetics."] [/caption] 4. "A generous coat of mascara always helps eyes look their best. If your eyes are already tired, black mascara or pencil can draw attention to that—black can be a bit harsh. Dark blue gives you the same intensity without that severity. Blue has a brightening effect, so applying a navy mascara or eye pencil (especially on the upper lash line) will give you a happy little pick-me-up!" Read more of our TIFF Journal! Day 5: Tastemakers Lounge, Beautiful Boy & the Black Swan gala Day 2, 3 & 4 at the Grey Goose SoHo House Club TIFF vs. Cannes: A tale of two film festivals in star gazing, hot restos and party It spots At the film festival's best party: 5 Reasons why the Vanity Fair bash was TIFF's top fete Meeting Sally Hershberger: Seven questions for the world's top hair stylist At the Nikki Beach lingerie fashion show Meet Katie Boland: Our pick for Canada's sweetheart on TIFF style, rappers and Daydream Nation The ultimate film festival playlist: A top Toronto DJ picks 11 tunes for 11 nights of TIFF madness At the Black Swan gala: Inside the exclusive premiere of the fashion set's most anticipated film of the year The festival's A-list drink: Black Swan as a blackberry cocktail. Why not? Skin care 911: Healthy skin tips during TIFF madness Snaps from last night's best party Meet Lauren Lee Smith: In conversation with one of Canada's coolest acting talents Day 1: At the Aveda Experience Centre and the Bell Lightbox On pre-festival party duty: At Birks and 99 Sudbury
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TIFF JOURNAL: Beauty 911