Get Luscious, Red, Vixeny Lips for Valentine's Day!

Michelle Greenberg Valentine’s Day is the day of red: red roses, red cinnamon hearts and red shoes. So why not try out one of this year’s trends? Currently, the fashion magazines are displaying far more vibrant (and often colourful) make-up. Red lips are a classic take on the trend and a great way to change […]

Estée Lauder Puts Women's Best Faces Forward!

  Estée Lauder is hosting a series of social networking related events across the country, with the most recent one held in Toronto at the Holt Renfrew store on Bloor Street.  Participants get a complete make-over by a make-up artist, and then a professional photographer will take their picture for uploading on social networking sites […]

Bella Brushes: Professional Tools at a Fraction of the Cost

Ying Hsu Are you on the hunt for essential makeup brushes that won’t break the bank?  I have discovered Bella Brushes for daily makeup application.  It’s not quite the same quality as MAC brushes or any professional line brushes, but never the less it does its job, inexpensively.  The six piece set includes powder brush, […]

Emily Hartzman: From Journalism to Beauty

Emily Hartzman arrived at the University of Western Ontario to major in journalism and business.  However, after a while, she discovered that it wasn’t the line of work for her and went to hair school.  After graduating, Emily went to study to become a make-up artist and it was there she met Lauren Simpson, who […]

Jane Ip on Prospere Magazine's Pre-Pink Bedroom Party


Get Glammed Up at the Pre-Pink Bedroom Shopping Party!

NOTE: Cynthia’s Thoughts will return next week As many of you probably know, Prospere Magazine will be hosting a Pre-Pink Bedroom Shopping Party on September 15 at 32 Scollard Street.  The event starts at 6 pm and will featured discounted shopping at Jeanne Lottie.  Tickets are available via Eventbrite for a suggested price of $25 […]

Luscious Budge-Proof Lipcolour

Ying Hsu I have been on the hunt for the perfect long-lasting lipcolour and I have recently discovered a beauty treasure — Pro Longwear Lustre from MAC and it certainly does what it claims!!! It is a simple two step process. To my utter joy, there is no rocket science involved. First I applied the […]

Wedding Make-up: Should You Do it Yourself?

Leah Andrew and Andrea Lown If you’re planning DIY makeup for your wedding, stop in at one of the many makeup counters at your local department store. Tell the makeup artist you are interested in learning how to do a neutral yet elegant and sophisticated look for your big day.  Ask for tips on subtle […]

Excuse me, are you…:The Look-a-Like Auditions

Cynthia Cheng Last week, I sat in on auditions for the sixth season of the television show, Look-a-Like, where regular, every day people who at least somewhat resemble celerities are given make-overs to look more like said celebrity.  In other words, this isn’t really a competitive reality show like the Idol or Next Top Model. There isn’t a competition […]

Coming Soon: Ying's Cosmetics Reviews

Every woman wants to know which products rock and which don’t and why.  Many also want to know when and where the certain products should (or shouldn’t) be used.   Ying Hsu, who has recently completed programs in fashion styling and cosmetics marketing will be launching her beauty product review column at the end of May. Each month, Ying […]