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Daniela is the owner of Face Time with Daniela and lead makeup artist.

Her services include makeup and hair packages for weddings and special events.

And of course there are makeup lessons too!

Based in Toronto, Canada

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Bridal Makeup Inspiration: Soft, Romantic & Unexpected

Posted on October 31, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Photography by the amazing Kate Simandl, (@katesimandlphoto) assisted by Gill Dykeman(@gilldykeman). Model is the breathtaking Shriya(@shriyadee) and last but certainly not least, the fab Nataliya V (@nvbridalhair) for hair. Location is Etobicoke, Toronto Ontario.

Romantic, dreamy and inspired are the adjectives I would use to describe the looks I aimed to create on this bridal photo shoot. I stayed away from the trends- Instagram brows, ultra highlighting and cat eyes, to name a few. I wanted something chic but a little unexpected. Yes these looks are editorial, but they are also very wearable. I include some tips along the way to get you inspired for your  wedding day, and beyond. 

1. Plush Pink

This classic, soft pink bridal makeup is flattering on a lot of different skin tones. The key is to find the right pink for you. For example, on redheads, I like lilac toned pinks, something a bit cooler in colour. For Shriya, I used the Bite Beauty Stick in Gelato as a base, and layered powder eyeshadows from the Dior Rosy Tan palette. Even though it is a soft wash of colour on the lids, a bit of eyeliner, smudged into the lash line really anchors the look. A well-defined brow complements the eyes beautifully, and a soft fluttery pair of lashes seals the deal. If you are shy about wearing false lashes on your wedding day, that's ok, but give them a go at your makeup trial, you may surprise yourself.

2. Purple Dream

For this look, I played off the colours of the flowers that would be worn in the model's hair, again taking her skin tone and features into account. If you are lost for where to begin with your bridal makeup, taking inspiration from your bouquet, head piece/comb and dress is a perfect starting point. 

For the eyes I used a pressed glitter- something that wasn't metallic but a fine shimmer. I don't think you should be afraid of a little sheen on the eyes, I think it catches the light quite beautifully. I finished the look with a glossy lip- something a little more editorial. If you would like to do a minimal lip, keep in mind that you should incorporate a long wearing lip liner into the mix. I used Subculture by MAC, a cult classic and a great shade for most skin tones.

3. Golden Goddess


For the final look we turned up the makeup to marry with the sari and jewelery the model would be wearing. A dark purple lip is a great alternative to red and compliments dark features beautifully. A n antique gold on the eyes was a great neutral to pair with the lip. If you plan on wearing a darker lip on your wedding day, I suggest going with a liquid lipstick, I used a Stila liquid lipstick here. The staying power is really wonderful with these products. I recommend trying a few different formulas or brands to see what you like best, colour wise and for comfort.

Wedding Day Makeup Tips

Posted on October 26, 2017 at 5:25 PM

Check out my collaboration with Joy Events & Co for their blog post all about wedding makeup. Liv and Rachel ask some spot on questions which you have probably wondered yourself if you are newly engaged, or looking for a friend who will walk down the aisle soon. 

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Back to Work: 4 Makeup Shopping Tips

Posted on September 15, 2017 at 12:20 AM

1. Cleanse and Refresh

Before you go shopping, take a hard look at your current makeup collection. Has that mascara seen better days? Does that lipstick actually dry out your lips? Toss what you are not reaching for, products that are old or have an odor. Next, think about your go to look- is it professional and work appropriate? You may need to make some tweaks. For example, you find your makeup does not last throughout the day, or you have last minute meetings and you find you don't have time for touch ups. Adding something like a makeup setting spray coupled with a primer can make your makeup last twice as long.

Adding thoughtful items that address your concerns will motivate you to follow through with your makeup routine and is a better use of your time and money.

2. Creating A Go To Look

Having a professional, go with everything look that you can wear to work is essential. Depending on your workplace, this will be different for everyone. What a yoga teacher wears to her class will be different than the advertising executive. Booking an in-store consultation is a good idea. You don't need to plan on buying everything that day, but it will give you an idea of what you may want to add to your collection, or things to avoid.

For women looking for more help with makeup, I recommend a makeup lesson. Most of my clients are professional women looking to learn the basics of an everyday look. A list of products and tools as well as recommendations is provided with every session, and is a great tool to guide you in your shopping for the future, which leads us to our next step: making a list.

3. Make a List

Creating a list will give you an objective when you go makeup shopping, and will give you a starting point when you enter the store. We all get distracted by shiny highlighter palettes, but who really needs more than one of these for their day to day life? Once you have retrieved the products you were after to complete your work look, than you can have a look and a play at the new launches or other goodies that are on offer. 

4. Ask for Help

Everyone is different and has different needs when it comes to skincare and makeup. That is what the store associates are there for, so use them! If they recommend something to you, ask them why they like it. Tell them what you have and what you are missing and they can make pointed suggestions, which will help streamline all the options that are available. 

Glowing From Within- Highlighting Tips For Oily Skin

Posted on March 30, 2017 at 10:20 AM

Highlighting or "strobing" is very on trend at the moment, but it can be difficult to master. Throw oily skin into the mix, and you can end up emphasizing your shine in a greasy rather than glowy way. Here are my tips for mastering the glow:

When To Highlight Is Key

If you normally apply your highlighter near the end of your makeup routine, try switching things up. Start with a cream highlight under your foundation- the foundation will lock in the glow, but in a subtle way. After moisturizing and priming your skin (more on that below) tap a small amount of cream highlight on the tops of your cheek bones. You can do a couple thin layers if you want a longer lasting finish. Then apply your makeup how you normally would and a soft glow will shine through.

Prime Time

If you like to use a glowy primer all over the face, you may want to be a bit more strategic. Apply an oil controlling or mattifying primer on your most oily spots, or where makeup seems to disappear, and apply your glowy primer only on the areas you want a glow. Preping your skin properly will ensure longevity and will help the makeup to look natural and like a second skin.

Center Stage

Many of the YouTube and Instagram beauty gurus will tell you to highlight the bridge and tip of the nose, the forehead and even the chin. If you are oily, this is a big no-no. The "T-zone" is notorious for oil production, and highlighting that area will only bring more attention to your shine. If you love highlighter, you can still highlight your cheekbones, the inner corners of the eyes and slightly on the tops of the brows, right above the arches. You still get that lovely glowy effect without bringing all the shine to your face. Bonus tip, use a small brush for more control, and blend the edges with your foundation or concealer brush for seamless strobeing goodness.

Product Placement

Finally, look for a highlighter that imparts a glow or sheen to the skin rather than a shimmer or glitter. These types of products will give a lovely glossy and healthy finish without looking over the top. Start small, because you can always add more shine, but it is more difficult to take it away.

Tips for Looking Fresh With No Makeup

Posted on February 6, 2017 at 5:05 PM

Photo by: Kate Simandl Photography

Even though I am a professional makeup artist, I find no makeup days are necessary. Giving your skin a break is important to me, and I tell my clients this all the time. I have no makeup days and I like them. If you are having a no makeup day (or week, which is ok too) but still want to look and feel fresh and put together, here are some of my tips to get you there:

1. Get to know your eyelash curler

Curling your eyelashes makes a big difference to how awake you look. It really opens up your eyes. Most people clamp down once, and then apply their mascara. Really pumping the curler and making sure to do each corner is really important. Spending a little time really curling your lashes will make a big difference. Invest in a good curler (I like the Charlotte Tilbury one), and clean it regularly. Most come with an extra sponge. If your curler isn't working as well anymore, replace the sponge and it will be like new. Another tip is to tilt the curler up after you clamp down, to really lift the roots. If you are a perfectionist, brush the lashes out with a lash comb after curling.

2. Cold water + glowup

Washing your face with cold water brings some life to your skin, and it will wake you up too. Apply a moisturizer that is not too heavy with an SPF. Really massage it into your skin and get your blood flowing. I like to mix my daytime moisturizer with a glowy one, to get a little bit of glow and blurring of pores action. It also adds some dimension to the face without the use of contour (think non-tour!)

3.Tweeze and brush brows

Tame the brows. If that means you need to trim them, tweeze them or get them threaded, do it because it will really make a difference. Brush through the hairs and let them stand a bit straight. This will give them a youthful look and make your eyes look slightly lifted.

4. Eye drops 

If you have red or dry eyes, use some eye drops. Especially in the cooler months, with all the heaters, keep a bottle at your desk. The whites of your eyes will look brighter and you will look fresher .

5. Exfoliate lips and moisturize

Work some Vaseline over your lips and roll a Qtip over the top and bottom lip. Be gentle, but do this for a while to get rid of all the dead skin. Apply a rich balm that will last throughout the day (I like the Clarins Lip Oil and Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask)

6. Self tan your face

A little self tanner designed for your face gives a healthy glow and evens out the complexion. If you wear self tanner a lot, this is a no brainer for you. For those that do not, and have a medium to dark complexion, I would give it a go (Again, try Clarins).

7. Top Knot

This step is optional, but with no makeup, go for a hairstyle that will lift everything like a top knot or half-up top knot. Tying hair back makes most people look younger and it gets it out of your way so you can get on with your day. 

Champagne & Ivory Bridal Makeup

Posted on February 3, 2017 at 10:10 AM

Photos by Purple Tree Photography | Makeup by Face Time with Daniela

With all the makeup trends leaning towards stronger, bolder looks we see online, I wanted to bring things back to a softer, more natural bridal makeup. Fierce brows, strong contour and bold lips are fun and dramatic, but there is no replacing a timeless classic. With a classic silhouette; a wedding dress being a perfect example, I think the makeup should match and enhance the lady wearing it. For this lovely bride, I kept things understated, demure and refined. No glitter highlighter, no painted on brows. I think all those trends are fun to wear and experiment with, but on your wedding day, what is better than a little romance, and pictures you can look back on and know you look elegant and timeless. 

For this look, I chose a soft minky and champagne eyeshadow palette by Dior. The colours worked well with her skin tone, and didn't overwhelm her features. For the lips, I went with a pinky nude liquid lipstick that dried down to a more caramel finish. With nude lips, it is important to have some pink in there, for a more natural look. Beigey nude lips do not look natural, as most people have a bit of natural colour to their lips. I also added some Ardell individual false lashes, to fill out the lash line and give that fluttery and romantic look to the eyes. Brows were defined with a powder, inkeeping with the soft and elegant look we were going for.