AROUND TOWN: Canadian Screen Awards

The televised portion of the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards will take place this Sunday March 3rd in Toronto! The event will be hosted by none other than Martin Short and it will be broadcasted on the CBC. I have to admit I’m not well versed in the Canadian film industry but when I am introduced to a new Canadian actor or tv show I definitely feel the pride!

From the website:

Established in 1979, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film, television and digital media. Unifying industry professionals across Canada, the Academy is a vital force representing all screen-based industries

Lancôme & L’Oréal Professionnel are the official beauty sponsors and will be on hand to beautify Canada’s most talented from television and cinema. Lancôme’s Official Makeup Artist Lora Spiga and L’Oréal Professionnel Canada Artistic Director Anna Pacitto are sharing some of their predictions for red carpet looks along with the key products to achieve these looks.

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For red carpet makeup Lora Spiga says to “look for powerful bold lips in reds and corals and neutral shades on well defined eyes. And, of course, flawless luminous skin is always a must”. A foundation that evens out the skin tone but looks natural is important especially when there will be a lot of cameras around! A rich creamy lipstick is a must and full superstar lashes will round out the look. Here are Lora’s picks to get the celebrity look.

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Teint Idole Ultra 24H (long wear) // Rouge in Love lipstick // Hypnose Star mascara

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For the hair Anna Pacitto says “it’s all  about imperfect textures, done, but undone. It is a re-imagination and re-creation of the classics- a lot of deconstructed braids, knots and buns”. These styles are so beautiful!I love how they look elegant but show off the natural texture of the hair. Start with hair that’s a bit “dirty”. Freshly washed hair is too slippery and is difficult to manipulate into a hair style. To help try a texturizing spray. Once you’ve got your hair the way you like it be sure to be generous with the hairspray to ensure it holds! The last step is to ensure the hair is shiny and camera ready. Use a hair oily spray to keep hair shiny and frizz free. Here are Anna’s picks for a perfect do.
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L’Oréal Professionnel Texture Dust // L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium Lumière //L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil
 You can see all the nominees here. I’m happy to see some of my favourite shows listed including “Flashpoint”, “The Listener” and “Murdoch Mysteries”.

If you can, check out the Canadian Screen Awards this Sunday March 3 at 8pm on the CBC! You can also follow along on twitter – just search the hashtag #CDNScreenAwards.

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