It was a FLARE showdown on the fourth episode of Canada’s Best Beauty Talent, where the remaining six makeup artists and hairstylists competed to create a FLARE cover-worthy look. The contestants had to find the perfect balance between trendy and accessible while still being appropriate for a summer cover.
The looks, which were shot by FLARE photographer Max Abadian, were met with mixed reviews from the judges (which included Abadian, host Coco Rocha, FLARE editor-in-chief Lisa Tant, hairstylist Daniel Fioro and Yves Saint Laurent makeup artist Eden Bluestein).
Jenna and Matthew played on the wet look trend, as seen in spring 2012 shows like Alexander Wang and Donna Karan. To balance Matthew’s simple slicked-back hairstyle, Jenna complemented the look with a bold cat eye. Tant applauded their efforts to identify the top trends but felt their look didn’t translate to a cover. Rocha disagreed and said it was her favourite look.
Marcia and Isabelle were also inspired by the wet look. Isabelle did a glistening low pony hairstyle while Marcia emphasized a clean makeup palette and blocked brows. Tant and Bluestein thought the eyebrows had too much makeup on them, and that they should have added an orange lip to add excitement. Fioro thought the hair was over-texturized and didn’t relate to the garment the model was wearing.
Cait and Caylee attempted a “heat wave” summer look, playing on loose waves, warm skin and smokey eyes. Though their theme sounded the most summer-inspired, Tant and Abadian felt the look was more winter. Bluestein applauded Cait’s efforts to emphasize the YSL makeup brand but felt she failed to execute her look properly.
In the end, dismal hair and make-up, not to mention an un-sellable winter cover, sent Cait and Isabelle packing. Four contestants remain to win the top prizes.
Episode 4: The Competition
Episode 4: The Results
Watch Canada’s Best Beauty Talent next Sunday, April 29 at 9:00 PM EST to see the challenge and Monday, April 30 at 9:30 PM EST to see the results on www.bestbeautytalent.com and on Flare.com. – Christian Allaire