• KENYA MILLER, 16, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT Ottawa, Ontario ON HER FIRST MAKEUP MEMORIES “As a small child, I remember watching my mom using her MAC concealer and always trying to get her to put some on me. After a year of me continuously asking, she got me my first concealer paint pot – you could say my love affair with makeup was history from there. When I turned 14 years old I started my own YouTube channel where I filmed makeup related videos..

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  • ANYSSA DI NARDO, 19 YEARS OLD, CRIMINOLOGY STUDENT AT CARLETON UNIVERSITY Ottawa, Ontario ON HER BEAUTY PRIORITIES “Skincare, particularly keeping my skin hydrated with quality products, is my number one beauty priority above all else. I religiously cleanse and moisturize my skin morning and night and swear by Ole Henriksen’s Sheer Transformation Moisturizer. I believe that one should invest time in finding products that are most compatible with their skin type. I have had super sensitive skin ever since I was young. I..

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  • COURTNEY CROCKER, 30 YEARS OLD, LIBRARIAN Gander, Newfoundland ON THE BEST BEAUTY ADVICE “I think the best piece of beauty advice I have ever received is to take good care of your skin and to remove my makeup before bed. I remember reading an article as a teenager around the early 2000’s Dukes of Hazard time period, where Jessica Simpson said that no matter how tired she was, she would always take off her makeup. I get so much satisfaction from removing my..

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  • RAANA REZAEI, 25, FLIGHT ATTENDANT AIR CANADA Ottawa, Ontario ON HER FIRST INTERACTIONS WITH “I was, and still am, the ultimate girly girl. As soon as I discovered my mom’s makeup, I constantly created looks for all my dolls and was always experimenting on my younger sister and cousins – no one was safe! I remember using fuchsia lipstick and glitter eyeshadow to create the most dramatic, elongated cat eye known to mankind. I think my makeup skills have since gotten better, but..

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  • SUZANNE THEELEN, 23 YEARS OLD, INTERIOR DESIGNER Ottawa, Ontario WHEN HER RELATIONSHIP WITH BEAUTY BEGAN “You could say my relationship with beauty started pretty late in the game. I started to truly play around with it during my 1st year in university thanks to YouTube. I had worn mascara and maybe some concealer before then but discovering beauty channels on YouTube really transformed the way I viewed makeup. ON THE BEST BEAUTY ADVICE The best beauty advice I’ve ever received is that less is more...

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  • JENNIFER BAGUSS, 28 YEARS OLD, FREELANCE DIGITAL CONTENT WRITER Ottawa, Ontario ON HER EVOLVING RELATIONSHIP WITH BEAUTY “When I was a kid I was obsessed with watching my mom put makeup on. I was very much a girly-girl and I remember her totally letting me have fun and play around with it. There are pictures of me at family gatherings wearing blush and bright red lipstick at like 5 years old. As for my personal beauty style, I went through a lot of unfortunate..

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