India Rose Educates Clients on Makeup That Works
India Rose Cosmeticary is a Vancouver-based makeup boutique offering luxury beauty products, makeup services and lessons. Founded by makeup artist India Daykin, India Rose specializes in the ritualistic side of beauty regimes, ensuring each client’s experience is tailor-made to their needs. Located 4850 Mackenzie St. in Vancouver it’s worth checking out.
We caught up with India to ask her a few questions about make up and since I have a wedding coming up, bridal make up in particular. She also did a natural look for me while we chatted and I left glowing!
What is your educational background in make up?
I completed the Freelance Makeup Program at Blanche Macdonald
When and why did you decide to go the make-up route career wise?
I’ve always been a beauty junkie, but what solidified my desire to pursue makeup as a career was when I went to makeup school. I was also attending UBC at the time, where I completed a BA in Art History, and I knew that I loved working with makeup so much more than anything else I was studying.
What do you hope to create with your store?
My original, general goal for my store was that I simply wanted to create somewhere that I wanted to shop. As it has evolved over the past (almost!) year, I now know that I want it to become a place where I can educate people about what they’re putting onto and into their bodies and hopefully have people leaving feeling like they’ve done something good for themselves.
I’m doing a wedding countdown, getting married in 2 months, so what sort of skin care, treatments would you recommend?
With 2 months to go, I would say that now is not the time to start doing anything super crazy. Stick with your regular routine and make sure that you’re cleansing and moisturizing properly each day. At home, you could incorporate a sheet mask or a fruit enzyme exfoliating mask once a week. If you can, I’d try to get a couple of facials– first, one that focuses on purifying and renewal and then closer to, an oxygen facial to get your skin glowing.
What are the newest trends in skin care and make up.
For makeup, I’d say full, fluffy brows; letting your freckles show– or creating fake ones; fresh, dewy skin with a natural highlight rather than a glittery one. The past few years have been very glam, with heavy cream foundation, contouring, bold, perfect brows, winged liner, bright highlight, etc. I think things are still staying pretty glam, but in a fresher, more paired-down way. Softer eye makeup, lighter face makeup, less harsh lines.
For skincare, I think that people are looking toward what they’re putting into their bodies to help their skin just as much as they’re looking at what they put on their face. Whether that means taking a look at what’s in your diet that could be negatively impacting your skin and making adjustments, or taking herbal supplements to help insure that your skin is getting the nourishment it needs. There is a definite movement toward a more holistic approach to skincare so that you can literally be glowing from within. In terms of actual skincare, face masks, whether they’re sheet masks, homemade masks etc, are still huge. They’re a fun and relaxing way to help your skin get an added dose of whatever it is it’s needing that day or week. People are also moving away from classic face moisturizer and either beefing it up, or replacing it entirely, with face oil. Face oils are surprisingly versatile– there is one for every skin type, even oily.
What are some make up tips for Brides?
Always opt for lashes! Doesn’t matter if they’re full strip, or little individual clusters. Lashes photograph great and can make you feel very glamorous and attractive without a heavy, smokey eye or piles of face makeup. If you aren’t comfortable wearing fake lashes, consider getting a half or full set of lash extensions.
Do you have a few favourite wedding makeup artists in Vancouver or do you do makeup?
I do wedding makeup! My portfolio is linked on my website. However, I really admire Katie Elwood’s work.
What are some mistakes you have seen with wedding make up and how to avoid?
I think the biggest mistake that people can make with wedding makeup is doing anything too trendy. You don’t want to look back at your wedding photos twenty years from now and cringe over how heavy your contour was. Bridal makeup, to me, is all about enhancing what you’ve got and looking like the most beautiful version of yourself. That being said, if a smokey eye and a sculpted contour is part of what makes you feel like you, by all means go for it. It would be weird to go from that every day and then to show up on your wedding day with only a little bit of clear lip gloss. Do what makes you feel your best.