All The Beauty News You May Have Missed This Week

From meaningful charity partnerships to must-try product launches.

Shiseido teams up with Pinterest for a first-of-its-kind experience in Canada

Courtesy of Pinterest

On October 7th, Japanese beauty brand Shiseido launched a digital experience on Pinterest for skincare lovers looking for a recommended skincare routine. Called Beauty Box Builder and the first of its kind here in Canada, the new experience for Pinterest users starts off with a quiz to determine a pinner’s skincare needs and priorities before bringing them deeper into Shiseido’s pins and content and generating a personalized Pinterest board with a customized Beauty Box. Within, pinners will find recommended skincare products and step-by-step options for a glow-getting skincare regimen.

Sephora Canada supports World Mental Health Day via its Beauty Insider Charity Rewards program

October 10th is World Mental Health Day, and Sephora Canada is marking the important occasion by

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Everything You Need to Know About The Black Fashion & Beauty Gala

Photograph by Rebecca Carty, B.Classicmedia. Design by Danielle Campbell.

Welcome to My Story, our weekly series championing creatives of colour and their paths to success.

On September 24, 2021, a new annual awards gala is coming to town, and it’s saluting Black excellence within Canada’s fashion and beauty industries. Set to be held at Toronto’s Parkview Manor (increased gathering limits pending), the Black Fashion & Beauty Gala is geared towards celebrating local Black creatives and Black-owned businesses and its nominations, which open up on January 1st, 2021, span 12 different categories – think photography, makeup artistry, fashion design, fashion retail and much more. The new awards ceremony is the passion project of Ann-Marie Daniel Barker, a seasoned Toronto-based fashion and event stylist who’s been working in the industry for over two decades. The idea of uplifting and championing local Black Canadian

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Mindy Kaling is Headlining This Canadian Platform’s Virtual Event for Women in Business

The Atelier Collective, a Toronto-based organization focused on providing workshops, educational tools and other methods of support for female entrepreneurs, is hosting its second digital conference next month. Titled “The Atelier Digital: Beyond 2020,” the virtual event will feature actress/writer/director Mindy Kaling as its keynote speaker.

Founded by two Canadian female entrepreneurs, The Atelier Collective was launched in 2017 to inspire and encourage ambitious women in business from around the world. Given how unpredictable and challenging this year has been, their upcoming conference will focus on how to keep a business thriving in 2020 and beyond.

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All The Key Beauty News You May Have Missed This Week

Photograph courtesy of Bend Beauty

The term “anti-aging” is out at Bend Beauty, Gwyneth Paltrow rings in 48 with the release of a body cream and more.

Bend Beauty ditches the term anti-aging

Halifax-based oral skincare supplement brand Bend Beauty is changing the way it talks about aging. A pioneer in the growing ingestible beauty game, Bend Beauty made the move this week of phasing out the term “anti-aging” – one of the most powerful and enduring phrases in the beauty realm – from its hero supplement sku. Renamed as Renew + Protect, the much-welcomed refresh takes a positivity-charged stance on the skin’s natural aging process instead of casting it as something that should be fought against. “It’s the same great product (and same formulation) you’ve always loved, re-named to more accurately reflect the efficacy of our products and the positive

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The AGO is Teaming Up With a Gallery of Female Artists for Virtual Pop-up

image via sabina fenn/mrkt gallery

The pop-up runs for 30 days starting October 7.

According to a recent article in Artnet, female artists account for less than 2{6004a87074b6c622dc8235a91da9458ab866e6fdfc5fa1d17c0db9383cb3e964} of the art sold at auctions over the past decade. It’s an abysmal statistic but one that Toronto-based artist Nuria Madrenas wants to play a role in changing with MRKT Gallery, an online platform for female-made art.

As an illustrator herself, she realized early on in her career that there was a huge disparity between women and men in the art world. “On average, female-made art is usually sold at 40{6004a87074b6c622dc8235a91da9458ab866e6fdfc5fa1d17c0db9383cb3e964} less than what the male equivalent would be,” she says. “So not only is the sheer volume much less but also the actual value that people are placing on female-made art is much less as well. So overall there are several challenges

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