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BEAUTY AND THE TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL

Posted by 09.13.12

With movie debuts from directors like Robert Redford, Terence Malick and Mira Nair, the Toronto International Film Festival presents the best in new films from international as well as Canadian filmmakers from September 6-16. Second in importance only to the Cannes Film Festival, Toronto’s glamour quotient is high with red carpet looks from the likes of Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Rachel McAdams.

Actress Amy Adams graced the red carpet for the debut of The Master, which she stars in with Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman. For the event, she wore a black Marchesa dress with makeup by Stephen Sollitto, who worked with Votre Vu products. To begin, Stephen prepped Amy’s face with Votre Vu toner and moisturizer. In lieu of foundation, he applied the tined moisturizer, Love Me Deux in Limoges, followed by Beaute en Bronze, a matte bronzer which he used to add dimension. For her eyes, he used Le Joli Crayon in Augergine and Eiffel Power Mascara. Finally, for the lips Stephen dabbed on Vu-On Rouge in Ma Cherry for a gorgeous sheer lip.

Jennifer Lawrence at the Toronto Film Festival

Jennifer Lawrence at the Toronto International Film Festival

Jennifer Lawrence of Hunger Games fame strolled the carpet in a Christian Dior Haute Couture gown for the premier of her latest film Silver Linings Playbook, which also stars Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro and Julia Stiles. Jennifer’s usual blond locks were dyed brown and smoothed to a “high fashionista look” by David Babaii, who worked with IT&LY products. After applying a small amount of Water Drops, he dried her hair in sections with a large round brush. Next, he created a side part, and finished Jennifer’s hair with an IT&LY 1” digital iron and a misting of Pure Definition Hair Spray.

Rachel McAdams at the Toronto International Film Festival

Rachel McAdams at the premier of To The Wonder

At the screening of To The Wonder, Rachel McAdams, who stars in the movie with Ben Affleck and Javier Bardem, donned an emerald green Elie Saab gown complemented by a luscious French braid. Celebrity hairstylist Thomas Dunkin for Sebastian Professional crafted the shiny but textured updo. He first applied Sebastian Professional Stylixir to Rachel’s damp hair before a straight blow out. For added texture, he used Sebastian Professional Microweb Fiber on the length of the hair, concentrating on the crown. He then twisted her hair into a French plait and secured with bobby pins followed by a spritz of Sebastian Professional Trilliant for a light hold.

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