17 September 2013

Sappho Cosmetics Makeover at The Detox Market

Photo from The Detox Market
After a crazy hectic work week (60+ hours, yikes!), I happily made it to the end of The Detox Market's one year celebration on Saturday.  Started as a temporary pop-up, The Detox Market is now a permanent fixture in Toronto, and I couldn't be happier .  Described as "a health food store meets Holt Renfrew," you'd be hard pressed to find a better place in this city to shop for luxury green products.

As part of the celebration, The Detox Market was offering Sappho Cosmetics makeovers, which I, of course, had to sign up for!  Sappho Cosmetics is a Canadian makeup line, started by Joann Fowler, a makeup artist who has worked in film and television since the late 1980's.  Fowler recognized a need for clean makeup with full ingredient disclosure and created Sappho, both for use in the industry and for regular, everyday wear.  I'd been curious about their line for quite a while now, so this was a great opportunity to try out multiple products in one go.

I had a lovely makeup artist working on me, though I'm embarrassed to say I didn't get her name!  I also didn't catch everything that was used on me, but I'm told the list will be emailed, so I'll update this post when I receive it.  In the meantime, I'll leave you with my first impressions of what I do remember...



Liquid Foundation: A little heavier coverage than what I usually go for, but still, amazingly, doesn't feel like you're wearing makeup at all!  It sets to a nice touchable finish, even before powder and feels incredibly light on your face.  It also did not break me out or irritate my skin at all - problems I have with many liquid foundations.  

Concealer: Undo, which is yellow-toned, was used to cover up redness, and in combination with the foundation, left my skin looking pretty flawless. Neutrality (peach-toned) did a fantastic job covering up my dark circles, but it did start to look cakey under the eyes after a couple hours.   

Setting Powder: Used to set the foundation, this seemed to work well.  I only kept the makeup on for about 5-6 hours, but in that time, there was no shine or oil in sight.  I'm also intrigued by the fact that the powder is made with aloe vera.

Eye Shadows/Blush/Bronzer: So exciting to find more companies making pressed makeup without silicones!  I'm seriously debating going back for the bronzer that was used on me - I think it was Bronze Goddess 1.  

Eyeliner - I wasn't crazy about the reddish-brown colour choice, but the liner did not budge at all.  I'd definitely consider other shades.

Eyebrows: No idea what was used here, but it was pretty amazing.  I'm totally convinced I need to start filling in my brows more.

And here's how it all came together to create a soft, wearable everyday look:



I didn't end up buying anything in the moment, but the makeover was a great introduction to Sappho and it was fun to let someone else do my makeup for a change! There's also a good chance I'll be back for the bronzer and whatever magical product was used on my eyebrows.  

Have you used anything from Sappho Cosmetics?
   

10 comments:

  1. That looks fun! The make up looks great on you x

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  2. such a fun event, so sad to have missed it. The makeup looks beautiful on you & whatever they used on your brows is perfect!

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    1. Thanks! It is, right?! I haven't found anything that's matched as well :) You'll definitely have to make it to the next one!

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  3. That's a great look Caitie. The Detox Market sounds like a fantastic place to go, wish I lived nearer! x

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    1. Thanks! If you're ever in Toronto, it's definitely worth popping in :)

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  4. Your brows are beautiful! Love the look, and so jealous you got to visit Detox Market. I don't make it to LA much, but looks like I have a reason to go!

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  5. Thank you! It's definitely worth a trip next time you're in the area :)

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  6. I love the make-up look, you pretty girl! :) I agree, it's very wearable for daily. Sappho has been on my radar especially after the foundation has been reviewed by Judy on Youtube (She's a non-green beauty guru so I think the fact that she loves this foundation is saying something?!).

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    1. I'll have to check out her review on YT:) I agree with you - it definitely says something if someone who usually wears regular, chemical/silicone-filled makeup likes a foundation without any of that stuff!

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