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Top, $570 through www.matthewgallagherstudio.com. Vintage earrings, $550, vintage ring, $300 through www.caroletanenbaum.com. Feather headband and gold hair piece, price upon request at David Dunkley (www.daviddunkley.me).

To face the season beautifully, makeup artist Sheri Stroh devised two easy-to-achieve looks – one above and one below – that rely on emphasizing key features (cheeks and eyes) while giving a little TLC to skin and hair. By paying attention to hydration with soothing, moisturizing products, you’re able to play with colour and product while ensuring longevity and great wear.

Dress, $900 through www.matthewgallagherstudio.com. Oscar de la Renta ear cuff, $240 at Holt Renfrew (www.holtrenfrew.com).

To start, skin is prepped for the elements with a spray toner and a skin oil. “Use a moisurizing foundation to even out the complexion,” she notes, “and a smooth, pigmented concealer.” For the gorgeous glow on our cover, Stroh used a cream blush first, let it set, then brushed a powder blush over top to add longevity. “It also makes it look like the colour is coming from within,” she adds.

Using this well-hydrated base as a start, a dramatic evening look is easily achieved. “Jewel tones are fantastic for the holidays, and a change from basic black,” Stroh says of the winged emerald eye she created. Neutralizing the look with a more subtle powder blush on the cheek and adding a monochromatic shade of lip colour (with gloss slicked over top) looks fresh, modern and festive.

Rose & Apricot hair milk, $40.25 through johnmasters.ca.

Graydon Clinical Luxury Face Food mineral mist, $32 for 100 ml through clinicalluxurybynature.com.

Vita-Active foundation, $59 through fitglowbeauty.com.

Vapour Organic Beauty Aura multi-use stain, $45 through greenbeauty.ca.

Ilia Beauty lipstick, $34 through beautymark.ca.

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Push Up liner, $31 at Sephora.

EcoBrow defining wax, $31 exclusively at Sephora.



Photo shoot credits: Photography by Geneviève Charbonneau/Judy Inc. Styling by Odessa Paloma Parker. Makeup and hair by Sheri Stroh for GreenBeauty.ca/Plutino Group. Manicure by Wendy Rorong for Plutino Group. Model, Brenda at Spot 6 Models.

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