Sunday, September 11, 2016

Fall Cat Walk Beauty Trends #HBCBeauty

This past Thursday I attended Dave Lackie's Fall Cat Walk Beauty Trends event. It was held in the cosmetics department at the Hudson's Bay flagship store located at 176 Yonge St in beautiful downtown Toronto. This is the oldest Bay store in Toronto and it's also my favourite location to shop at. This iconic building was constructed in 1892 and has a very rich history you can read about right here!

We learned about the hottest beauty trends on the cat walk. Fashion and beauty go hand-in-hand and many of the trends that are seen on the runway become the 'in' styles for modern beauty. Not only did Dave let us in on the upcoming trends, he told us stories about celebrities he's interviewed and worked with. Some were very funny! The best piece of advice he gave was to do what you love. If you love your job it won't feel like a chore.  Follow your passion,  money will come later!

One huge trend that's coming is red lips. Designers such as Gucci, Roksanda, Versace and Charlotte Olympia had their models wearing bold red lips. Shiseido has released a fabulous collection of red-based lipsticks aptly named Rouge Rouge. Dick Page created this 16 shade collection with the idea that all women can wear a red-based lipstick. With 16 shades, all skin tones can find a red to suit them. Dior has also released a rich, red collection: 50 Rouge Dior. With 5 colour families there truly is a red for everyone!

Another fall trend is the vampy, modern gothic look.  Lots of black eyeliner,  Smokey eyes and black lips took the stage with designers such as Marc Jacobs, Rodarte and Dsquared.  A very dramatic and dark look is in this fall.  The best advice is to pick one direction for your look.  Play up your eyes while keeping lips subtle or go for natural eye makeup, minimal brows and a gothic lip. Deep, blackened red and full on black lips are very much in this fall!

Dave also had a gift for us at the end of the presentation. We all received a beautiful laptop bag and an assortment of beauty goodies.  We also received a face chart that we can bring to any makeup counter at the bay to get our own custom look.  So cool!

With so many exciting launches this fall, I am ready to say goodbye to summer! To keep up with the latest beauty trends make sure to follow @davelackie and read Beauty The Guide magazine. You can find it on the Hudson's Bay website or click this link.

To purchase items from the collections I wrote about (and many more!) pop into your local Bay or shop online at

I had such a wonderful time and can't thank Dave and the Bay enough <3


  1. Great blog post thanks so much for sharing this amazing event with us. Have a great Thursday Night and Friday Christine xxoo

  2. It was a lot of fun! Hope you have a fabulous weekend 💕

  3. I love @davelackie. I would love to go to an event like this! Was it invite only?

  4. Oh I follow Dave Lackie. It must have been totally amazing to have been there. so fun.