Makeup 101: Basic Face Brushes

Saturday, January 6, 2018 0 0

Makeup 101 Basic Face Brushes


Guys it’s finally here! Your Makeup 101 series has officially kicked off with this video right here, all about your basic face brushes. So excited about this series guys because you guys have been requesting this for so long.


We are going to be doing  a monthly focus, with this month being all about brushes and tools. The first video here is a breakdown of your basic face brushes, we are going to go through basics first and then get into advanced brushes and of course maintenance.



Pur Powder Brush (limited edition)
Similar one is the MAC #150

MAC #129 Blush Brush

Luxie #510 Foundation Brush

MAC #188 Duo Fibre Brush

MAC #195 Concealer Brush

Here’s the video ;)


Top 5 Fav Highlight/Contour Palettes

Thursday, December 28, 2017 0 0

Top 5 Fav Highlight Contour Palettes Deepa Berar


Hey, hey! Few more days left until 2018 begins! What’s everyone doing on New Years Eve? Derek and I haven’t decided just yet, but there’s always so much going on. Before we wrap up 2017 I thought I’d share my top 5 fav contour and highlight palettes.


That’s one thing I get asked about a lot, and I’ve definitely tried a bunch of these so figured I could help you guys if you were looking to purchase a palette. If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that I’d rather have an entire palette than a few separate products. It’s just too convenient having everything you need in one spot.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette


Ok we are going to talk about one company that lead the way when it comes to contouring and highlighting, and that is Anastasia Beverly Hills. They nailed it with the original contour kit, the first of its kind released. Amazing. Also the first one I ever owned. The colours that come in it are great and the palette is customizable when it comes to ordering the refills. Also I want to talk about their cream contour palette. Amazing. I love to layer products so starting out with a cream contour, setting with a translucent powder, and then topping with a powder contour palette is the way I usually do things.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Palette


Ok so the Tarteist Pro Glow palette is a new find for me and I have to say simply gorgeous! The contour color is perfect in my opinion and the highlight colours are beautiful. I just wish they had a cream highlight color, but hey, the shimmery highlights make up for it.


Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette


If you are just starting out with contour and highlight and don’t want to break the bank, the NYX Cosmetics Highlight and Contour Pro Palette is perfect for you. Great colors, great payoff and great wearability, all at a great price.


NYX Cosmetics Highlight and Contour Pro Palette


If you’re looking for an all in one, everyday option, the CoverFX Contour Kit is the perfect choice. It has your foundation color, contour, highlight plus a shimmery highlight color. Can’t beat that!


CoverFX Contour Kit

Talking Easy Party Hair & Makeup for the 2017 Holiday Season on CHCH Morning Live

Monday, November 20, 2017 0 0

2017 Holiday Party Hair and Makeup on CHCH Morning Live


Did you catch us on CHCH Morning Live today? Host Annette Hamm and I were talking easy to do party hair and makeup for the 2017 Holiday season. I really wanted to touch on taking your makeup look from day time office appropriate to work holiday party chic.


So many of you ask me about that and I totally get it, most of us work far from home so going all the way back home to get ready only to drive back to the city isn’t always an option.


Shoppers Drug Mart Holiday 2017 Makeup


I’ve got some tips for you guys on how to start your day with your base prepped for the evening thanks to Joe Fresh’s Hydrating Primer & Colour correcting crayons. We touch on makeup you can throw on to take your daytime look to night and super easy holiday hair.


Here’s the clip! Let me know what you would like to see in the next segment ;)



The Easiest Way to Customize your Lip Color

Monday, November 6, 2017 0 0



Happy Makeup Monday everyone! So when I was trying to figure out what I wanted to share with you all today, it hit me. Whenever I create a look, I almost always start with the way I want the eyes to look first, and the last thing I think about is the lip color. When I’m in San Diego I obviously don’t have all my makeup that I have to choose from at home. Not having a million colours to choose from, you have to get creative. Which is where the Pop Beauty Rouge Mix lip & cheek cream palette comes into play.


Pop beauty lip palette


Having a lip palette with 0ver 2 dozen lip colours to choose from makes creating any look super easy. Plus if you don’t find the color you want to use, you can mix and match different shades to customize the look you want. If you’ve ever seen me doing makeup applications at CHCH you’ll know that I almost always mix 4-5 different lip colours together to get the perfect shade for our news anchors and on air guests.


Pop Beauty Pout on Point Lip Liner


Plus I love how richly pigmented and creamy Pop beauty’s Pout on Point lip liners are. If you haven’t tried their products, definitely give it a try. Plus you’ll love the price point ;)


Are there any lip colors you guys are super excited about?


Happy Halloween from The LaVelles!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 0 0

The LaVelles Halloween


It’s Halloween guys!! Who else loves this time of year? Ok so while I love Halloween, Derek actually loves it more, which is why we made sure I would be in San Diego at this time. It’s been a fun filled few days, but my fav part was Derek letting me do a sugar skull makeup on him. So, so fun. Couples who makeup together, stay together as the saying goes (or something like that) haha.


Also, got some Halloween makeup tips for ya guys ;)


Scary Pumpkin


We carved a scary pumpkin, have been watching tons of scary movies and have almost finished season 2 of Stranger Things (so, so good!).  One thing we’ve been pretty good about it not indulging too much in the Halloween candies, we’ve actually been reading The Paleo Mom’s new book Paleo Principles and getting prepped to record a “What I eat in a day- AIP” vid for you guys so watch out for that ;)


Deepa Berar Sugar Skull Makeup


Anyways I have some Halloween makeup tips for you guys! My top adhesives for glitter & jewels.

1. Shimmer- INGLOT Duraline. Mix some shimmer into a drop of duraline to get a super pigmented shine.

2. Glitter- NYX Glitter Primer. Apply a dab to your skin and press the glitter on top.

3. Jewels- Spirit Gum. Apply a drop to the back of the jewel and hold the jewel onto your skin for about 10 seconds.


Hope that helps! What are you all dressing up as?


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Affordable Beauty on CHCH Morning Live

Monday, August 7, 2017 3 0

Affordable beauty on CHCH Morning Live Ilona Santa Deepa Berar


Happy Civic Holiday to my Canadian fam! Hope you guys are enjoying your day off today. I was up super early and at work this morning. The news never stops. Oh well not complaining because this morning I was on air as well! We were talking affordable beauty. I’ll link the segment below for you guys ;)


Affordable beauty on CHCH Morning Live Joe Fresh Beauty


I teamed up with Shoppers Drug Mart to show you guys Joe Fresh’s beauty line! My sister in law who just moved to Canada texted me the other day asking where in the world you get your beauty needs from since there’s no Target up here. I was like Shoppers of course!  I didn’t even have to think about it, it’s just always been the go to.


Affordable beauty on CHCH Morning Live


We decided to show Joe Fresh Beauty because everything is priced from $6-$18. That’s it. I’m not kidding. You can’t beat that!! I mean who doesn’t love good quality, reasonably priced beauty products? I’ll be posting a $25 makeup challenge on my youtube channel hopefully this weekend so stay tuned for that ;)


Affordable beauty on CHCH Morning Live Annette Hamm


Always a fun time on set with Annette Hamm. A big thank you to Ilona for being my lovely model again! You can watch the segment below.



Question- What’s your go to store for everything beauty?

Join me at my Makeup Masterclass with INGLOT!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 2 0

Deepa Berar INGLOT Makeup Masterclass


Exciting news for you guys..I’m doing a Makeup Masterclass with INGLOT!! Can not wait to meet you all and share some tips & tricks with you guys.


The event is taking place at the INGLOT at Yonge & Dundas Square (eek!) on July 16th at 9:30am. Guys it’s going to be such a fun day! There are going to be:


Refreshments- light breakfast and drinks
Full lesson on how to do a -Glittery Cut Crease-
Option to follow along with products from INGLOT
Meet n’ Greet
20% off all products
Goodie Bags!!!


Here is the link to sign up-> Makeup Masterclass

Can’t wait to see you all!!

Fav INGLOT products

Talking Wedding Beauty on CHCH Morning Live!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 0 4

bridal beauty trends with Deepa Berar on chch morning live


We are continuing the wedding beauty trend discussion with my latest appearance on CHCH Morning Live!  Guys, these TV appearances are so fun to do. Lots of work, lots of coordinating and lots of planning, but so much fun. My CH fam are always so fun to work with and host Annette Hamm helps keep these segments so fun and fast moving!


Goody Fountain Flip Make Up For Ever Ultra HD


We did a hair demo and a makeup demo this time and talked about the hottest wedding beauty trends for 2017. You guys are going to LOVE the hair demo, we used the Fountain Flip kit from Goody and it is literally so, so easy to use and makes your hair look all fancy and stuff ;)

For the makeup we talked Make Up For Ever skin boosters and Ultra HD products which are so good especially for weddings. Loving the HD Foundation sticks, we did a little contour demo with those and talked about how to help your makeup artist make your skin look its best for the big day.


Goody Hair and Make Up For Ever on CHCH Morning Live


If you guys follow me on snap (@deepaberar) you would’ve seen a little behind the scenes from the day. So fun.

To watch the video, click here.

NARS Liquid Blush Collection Launch Hopson Grace Toronto

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 0 0

Deepa Berar NARS


Ok so how many of you are NARS fans in here? I am and have always been a huge fan!! So when I received the invite to their launch event for the NARS liquid blush collection it was an immediate heck ya I’ll be there! Plus my friend Gillian Okopny was going to be there demoing the collection. Gillian is the lead artist for NARS and just the nicest person and so hard working! So happy for her and her accomplishments :)


NARS Liquid blush collection


Ok onto the event. It was held at the Hopson Grace building in Toronto, a really nice spot for events! One of the things I love about these events I’m so lucky to attend is the attention to detail when it comes to the setup, so impressive.


NARS Liquid blush event Toronto


I mean look at how beatuifully laid out all the snacks and drinks are? Loved the prosecco, they put actual strawberries in it, so delicious!


NARS Event Hopson Grace 2017


Onto the collection. One thing about me is as much as my makeup time is my zen time, I don’t like to spend a lot of time doing it on a daily basis. That’s why I’ve shied away from liquid/cream blushes in the past, it just always seemed like an extra step to your routine. These blushes totally changed my mind.


NARS Gillian Okopny


The blush has a liquid consistency to it and blends sooo beautifully onto the skin. It’s so perfect for those of you that love the natural, dewy skin look and so gorgeous for spring! Not to mention the fact that you can use it on your eyes & lips as well. Gillian applied a wash of color onto the model’s eye crease to add some warmth to the look. Such a gorgeous affect.


NARS Whatmakesyoublush Demo


There are 4 shades: Orgasm (peachy pink with gold shimmer), Torrid (Warm coral with golden shimmer), Luster (Sheer golden apricot) and Dolce Vita (Matte dusty rose). My fav has to be Dolce Vita. Perfect for us mid skin tone gals. I’m definitely going to play around with these and use them in a tutorial for you guys! Question- what’s your fav NARS product?


Mine are the following:

Soft Matte Concealer

Radiant Creamy Concealer

Sheer Glow Foundation

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2017 Mother’s Day Gift Guide- Beauty Edition

Monday, May 8, 2017 0 0

Mothers Day 2017 Gift Guide Make Up For Ever


I’m back with a new beauty post for you guys, I know, I know, it’s been a while since I posted product recommendations, but not to worry cause here is your 2017 Mother’s Day gift guide! Yes, yes that is my mommy and me, way back in the day. Must’ve said something hilarious cause she is cracking up lol.


Back to our gift guide! Let’s start off with this Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Skin Booster. First off it increases skin’s hydration by 400%. Sooo good for mom’s who have concerns with fine lines or dehydration.


Next up, The Beauty Counter. Has anyone tried their products? Gotta say I am impressed. This is perfect for the mom who is into decor because the packaging is gorgeous and would look great on any counter! The Beauty Counter Sugar body scrub feels so good on the skin and their Sheer lipstick is super moisturizing with a sheer coverage and one of their best sellers.


Mothers Day 2017 Gift Guide Beauty Counter


Next up is Eau Contemporaine fragrance in Coton. Smells so fresh and pretty! This is the first cosmetic fragrance Simon’s is carrying so you know it’s good. There are two other scents, Soie which has more floral & woody notes; and Lin which has more of a musk scent with bergamot. They’re all so nice! Lin is my fave.


Mothers Day 2017 Gift Guide Eau Contemporaine


Lastly is the Burt’s Bees lip line. Have you guys checked out Burts Bees lately? I have to admit, I used to only go to them for their lip balm (my every day lip moisturizer!) but they have totally expanded their line of lip products. They’ve got lip oils now, lipsticks and lip crayons to mention a few. This is great for the mom that’s into natural products.


Mothers Day 2017 Gift Guide Burts Bees


Have you guys done your Mother’s Day shopping yet? I’d love to know what you got her!