• 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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  • LESLEY FANNING, 31 YEARS OLD, IT CONSULTANT St. John’s, Newfoundland ON HER BEAUTY PRIORITIES “I would say my beauty and skincare priorities are taking off my makeup before bed, exfoliating/moisturizing, showing my brows love, trying to get 8 hours of sleep and drinking a lot of water. Makeup wise, my priorities are doing what works for me, not just whatever is ‘on trend’ or copying others. ON INVESTING IN HERSELF I just love how having a beauty routine makes me feel – I’m investing in

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  • CHARLENE GILL, 29 YEARS OLD, INDIGENOUS TRUST ASSOCIATE WITH TD WEALTH MANAGEMENT Winnipeg, Manitoba ON HER BEAUTY & SKINCARE PRIORITIES “My love of fashion probably came first before that of beauty. I definitely got it from sitting on my parent’s bed while my mum used to do mini

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  • VICTORIA MCINTYRE, 21 YEARS OLD, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING STUDENT AT UofT Toronto, Ontario ON THE BEST BEAUTY ADVICE “The best piece of beauty advice I’ve received has been from my mum. She taught me about the importance of skincare and that no matter how much makeup you put on, a well-maintained and natural complexion is key. So I have always done my best to exfoliate and moisturize to keep my skin at its best. She also always emphasized that less is more; a natural

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