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NICHE SPRING STYLE ISSUE 2017

Well, another season, another “What’s In My Bag?’ beauty article for Niche Magazine! I absolutely love contributing to this magazine because they cover the “oh, so glamorous”!!! This season, for the Spring Style Issue, I’m sharing some new favourites that I’ve come to love since the previous winter season! I am always scouring Sephora, Holt Renfrew, Nordstom and Saks for the latest and greatest in makeup and skincare. It’s my absolute passion through and through!! I also love to visit Shoppers Drug Mart and Rexall as well, to stay on the “up & up” in regards to high-performance drug-store…

WEIGHT WATCHERS – SUMMER MAKEUP GUIDE

What you need to know to look great all summer long – By Brianne Hogan   When it comes to looking and feeling good this summer, it’s important to remember that your wardrobe isn’t the only thing that needs an update. The beauty of summer is that you have the opportunity to shake up your makeup routine, allowing you to sport new colours, bronzer, and even a more natural look. Of course with rising temperatures comes the potential of having to deal with melting makeup, smeared mascara and super sticky lipstick, resulting in a sweaty, hot mess. Avoid makeup…

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BABEBOX.CA – 4 FESTIVE AND GLAMOROUS MAKEUP LOOKS THAT YOU SHOULD TRY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

New season, new trends! The holiday season always brings glitz, glam and sparkle to everything we do–including our makeup–and this year is no different with the comeback of metallic. We caught up with Brittany Gray, the founder of Fancy Face Inc. and the Bridal Beauty Expert for Kleinfeld Canada, to chat about gorgeous holiday looks for different personalities, must-have products for this season’s hottest trends and tips on how to apply metallic on your eye lids. The gold metallic eyeshadow takes your classy “Marilyn Monroe” look up a notch with extra glam. Keeping true to the “Marilyn Monroe” look, pair…

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ET CANADA -HARLEY QUINN FOR HALLOWEEN

Once in a while you get asked to go to the set of ET Canada, and when that day happens, there is only one response to give… YES! ET Canada asked me to come into their backstage makeup room to create a Harley Quinn Halloween makeup tutorial for their social media followers. Suicide Squad is SUCH a popular movie this year, and the prediction is, Harley Quinn will be one of the most popular Halloween costumes of 2016! On Thursday of this week, I headed into Global TV where ET Canada is filmed and they set me up in…

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HOW TO STAND-OUT FOR THE RIGHT REASONS ON THIS SEASON’S TIFF RED CARPET

Looking great on the red carpet requires a different approach to makeup than your day-to-day routine. Between the hot lights and the glare from flash photography, your beautiful makeup application can quickly go from dewy to sweaty in a heartbeat. However, makeup professionals have a number of tricks up their sleeve to help keep celebrities and film industry professionals standing out for the right reasons on the red carpet. Celeb and wedding makeup artist, Brittany Gray of Fancy Face Inc., shares her red carpet tips for looking fab during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF): Opt for a full…

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GET THE LOOK: 3 BOLD MAKEUP TRENDS FOR FALL/WINTER 2016-2017

Across the industry, from runway makeup to celebrity beauty trends, everyone is looking to the idea of ‘more is more’ for beauty inspiration this fall/winter 2016-2017. In fact, ‘less is more’ is so last season! Bold makeup trends like glitter eyes, the dark lip, Twiggy lashes, and faux freckles will definitely turn heads. According to Brittany Gray, celebrity makeup artist and founder of Fancy Face, industry insiders are letting natural-looking makeup take a backseat this coming season in place of bold beauty statements. “While I appreciate the natural makeup look, I will always love high-glamour beauty,” says Brittany, and…

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BOLD BEAUTY FOR BRIDES

Less is more? That’s so last season. According to Brittany Gray, celebrity makeup artist and founder of Fancy Face, industry insiders are letting natural-looking makeup take a backseat this season in place of bold beauty statements that are bound to turn heads. “While I appreciate the natural makeup look, I will always love high-glamour beauty,” says Brittany. “Across the whole industry, from runway to celebrity trends, everyone is looking to the idea of ‘More is More’ for beauty inspiration this season. There are some really fun ways for the uninitiated to get on board with this trend.” Below, Brittany…

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ARTICLE FOR BRIT + CO.: BEAUTY MYTHBUSTER: COULD DEODORANT BE THE SOLUTION TO YOUR OILY SKIN PROBLEMS?

Having oily skin can make flawless makeup application a MAJOR challenge, even in the best of weather (that 35-75 degree, zero humidity sweet spot). But when you have oily skin and you’re facing the summer heat, never mind trying to execute and maintain that coveted airbrushed-foundation look. So, I turned to Instagram for some hacks that could help my skin look totally unbothered under the sun and humidity. Makeup artist and event planner Shabnam Khawja seems to have found the solution in a product that we all have in our bathroom stashes: deodorant. Could the same thing that keeps your armpits…

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ARTICLE FOR WDISH: UNIQUE BEAUTY TREATMENTS TO TRY BEFORE YOUR WEDDING

This article for WDish that I contributed to really excites me! I was recently interviewed by them where they asked what unique or ‘weird’ beauty treatments a bride could do that may be a bit outside the box. I immediately jumped at the chance to share some cutting edge advice, products and services that could really make this bridal beauty preparation feel fresh and new. There are SO many products and services on the market in the beauty world, however a few were really top of mind…so those are the ones I shared!! I have tested the majority of…

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CANADIAN LIVING: BRIDAL BEAUTY ARTICLE

One thing I love about being in the beauty industry and owning Fancy Face Inc. is sharing my knowledge that I’ve learned over the past 10 years with different publications like Canadian Living, that can reach the masses. Nothing makes me happier than the thought of someone benefiting from a product I mention or a service I support. Uplifting other women has always played a huge role in my life and I adore hearing that an insight I’ve shared has uplifted someones confidence or inspired them to try something new. Recently, I was asked to contribute my ideas to…

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5 BEAUTY TIPS FOR THE WINTER SEASON

1) Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize! During these cold winter months, our skin feels dryer, our lips get chapped and fine lines begin to graduate to their grown up sister… wrinkles! How do we prevent all of this? Hydration! Now is the time to enlist in those tried and true skin care products like toners, serums and moisturizers that boost hydration and allow the skin to feel plump, radiant and gorgeous. My favorite products for this time of year are Kiehls Avocado Eye Cream, Dr. Kellet Hydrating Serum, Irena’s Esthetics Vitamin C Serum, and Creme De La Mer Moisturizing Cream. 2)…

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WEDLUXE TREND REPORT

Last month I had the immense pleasure of being featured in the bridal spotlight of the October edition of the Wedluxe Trend Report. As many of you know, I have worked very closely with this magazine for around 5 years now advertising Fancy Face Inc. We have also created the hair and makeup look for one of their covers a few years back!! Much to my surprise, I received an email from the team at Wedluxe letting me know that they had chosen me to feature in an upcoming edition prior to my wedding to my now husband Mark!…

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GET MATTE

Happy Friday lovely people!!  With yet another week coming to an end, I am thrilled to share with you all this super fun feature that I was so fortunate to be a part of on “Get Matte“. In this article I share my passion for the performing arts, my love for brides & cosmetics and I also share some of my coveted beauty secrets!! Big thank you goes out to Get Matte for featuring me today and for doing so in such a wonderful way!! Click here: Brittany Gray on Get Matte #mattemaven to see the full article!  

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BRITTANY’S 7 SUMMER MAKEUP FAVES

  Good-Morning all!    With summer being right around the corner, what is a better time than now to share my makeup must-haves for the sunshiny season!?    Below are my top cosmetic choices to add to your summer beauty routine. These are definitely pro industry favourites and I consistently find myself reaching to these products both for myself and my Fancy Face Inc. clientele.    You can find the majority of these products at Sephora, so its time to get shopping!!    Enjoy!!     

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REMARK MAGAZINE -THE DEAL ON BRONZER

Hello beauty lovers! For the 2nd time around, my beauty advice can be read “in the glossy” of Remark Magazine. This time round, I am sharing my advise on the one, the only…bronzer!! It is one of the trickiest products to get right & I feel that it’s time to let the mystery that is picking a bronzer be demystified!! In their May/June Issue on pages 102 & 103, I list 10 steps to choosing the perfect brand, shade & texture for you when it comes to getting that sun-kissed glow or chisled cheekbones. Click the link below &…

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FAZE MAGAZINE -PROM MAKEUP LOOKS

Morning lovelies!!  As I sip my morning java, I am SO happy to share a brand new article for Faze Magazine I contributed to! This is all about prom makeup & how to look your very best in photos, in real life and for years to come on the big day! If you have anyone you know who is soon to head to prom, send the article link their way for some great makeup tips!!  Special thanks to my cousin Alexa for sharing her beautiful face to demonstrate on for the before, middle & finished beauty looks!   To…

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THE STRATEGY

Happy Wednesday Everyone!  Today I am happy to share a new feature on “The Strategy” that I was honoured to take part in.    Some background on “The Strategy”: Your lifestyle, your people, your home, your body, your reading material, your education, your online proclivities, all play a part in the way you get dressed. It’s all connected, my friends, like apple is to pie and Alexander is to Wang. It’s practically scientific, and we want to know the formulas behind todays muses, designers, tastemakers and trendsetters. Through a short Q & A and personal day-in-thelife photos, get a behind…

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NOTABLE’S YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR FEATURE

There are days/years where you put your nose to the grind stone and feel like it goes unnoticed, and then there are other days/times when you are fortunate enough to receive kind & generous recognition. Even in the times of sheer quiet, I feel lucky to do what I love, to work on my business and to feel daily spurts of inspiration.  Last Thursday I had the complete honour of being showcased on Notable.ca’s website as their featured “Notable Young Entrepreneur”. Prior to this published online article, they interviewed me about my career thus far, what inspires me and…

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TORONTO STREET STYLE: BRITTANY

This Toronto street style star takes notes from fashion icon Rachel Zoe and amps up her edgy glam look with boho-chic essentials. BY LEXI HASLAM APRIL 22, 2014 Toronto Street Style Name: Brittany Age: 28 Location: Uptown Toronto Occupation: Owner of Fancy Face Inc., a luxury full-service hair & makeup agency Wearing: L.A.M.B. booties, Citizens of Humanity jeans, Club Monaco vest, Louis Vuitton purse, Ray-Ban shades, vintage rings, Michael Kors watch, Tiffany & Co. bracelet, Ganni “Je T’aime” shirt. Inspiration: “My inspiration usually comes from all things boho-chic, edgy glam and my fashion idol Rachel Zoe.” Snapped by: Lexi…

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PRODUCT INFO: GET THAT HOLLYWOOD GLOW

By The Social | February 4, 2014 Beauty expert Brittany Gray of Fancy Face Inc. outlines her go-to products in order to achieve that dewy Hollywood Glow. Step 1: Moisturizer The Hollywood Glow always starts with proper hydration. Serums and moisturizers are a must. Step 2: Primer You want to use a primer that is “light optimizing”, which means the product has tiny light reflecting particles that bounce back light off of your face to provide radiance and prevent shadows. Product: NARS Pro-Prime Light Optimizing Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is my personal favourite. Step 3: Foundation Cream foundations…

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UNIQUE BEAUTY TIPS

By The Social | January 16, 2014 By: Brittany Gray, Fancy Face Inc. According to a recent article on Elle.com, there’s no need to have a fully-equipped beauty kit because the best tools around are your own fingers! Here are some tips from beauty expert Brittany Gray on how to beautify with your hands and other potentially overlooked items that are right at your finger tips. Eyes Shadow: Starting with our hands, you can use your pinky finger to dab on eye shadow for a casual, pretty look, or a more saturated look, if that’s what you’re after; your…

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END OF SUMMER BEAUTY: YOUR MAKEUP BAG TRANSITION

What to keep and the beauty products to replace this season for your fall beauty look. Sep 03, 2013 By Ava Baccari Photography ImaxTree.com While we’re tempted to apply the out-with-the-old mantra to our beauty bag each season, there are some summer beauty products that we’re not ready to part with just yet—and we don’t have to. When it comes to switching up our makeup bag to try out fall beauty looks, “You really don’t have to change up that much,” says Brittany Gray, a Toronto-based celebrity makeup artist and owner of Fancy Face Inc. We asked Gray to…

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WE WORKED OUR MAKEOVER MAGIC ON NML TODAY!

Today on NML we talked all about OVO Fest, which went down on Sunday in Toronto. Drake’s annual music festival had special guests like The Weeknd, Snoop Dogg, and Nicki Minaj and MuchMusic and T-RexXx were there to capture it all. You caught a sneak peek of T-RexXx’s interview with Drake today and the entire OVO special will air soon so keep a look out! Joe Dinicol and Georgina Reilly from The LA Complex were here and chatted all about their characters Nick and Sabrina. They’re definitely rivals on the show and they said they even like to pull…

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AT THIS PLACE, IT’S ’80S ALL THE WAY

Madam Vintage offers fingerless gloves, other items to channel your inner Madonna The Toronto Star Dec. 12, 2009 by Keith Beaty The ’80s are back in fashion in a big way. It’s all about leggings, padded shoulders, over-the-knee boots and fingerless gloves. Cara Leslie has it all covered at Madam Vintage & Nearly New at 168 Gladstone Ave., just south of Dundas. It is well worth the schlep. In her night job, Leslie is the female swing on Toxic Avenger, at the Danforth Music Hall through Jan. 3, taking over for leads Brittany Gray and Louise Pitre should they…

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FORD FOCUS WAS PERFECT WHEN SHE WAS SIXTEEN

Globe and Mail Oct 29, 2009 by Petrina Gentile She’s only 23, but has appeared in some of Hollywood’s hottest flicks with top actors such as Catherine Zeta-Jones in the Oscar-wining movie Chicago, Hilary Swank and Richard Gere in Amelia, Lindsay Lohan in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and Julie Andrews in Eloise at the Plaza. Now, actress and singer Brittany Gray is gearing up for The Toxic Avenger musical, based on the 1984 cult classic film by the same name. She’ll be driving to the Toronto premiere on Halloween night in a 2000 Ford Focus SE Sport….

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PICKERING ACTOR TAKES CENTRE STAGE

Brittany Gray plays Sarah in “The Toxic Avenger News Durham Region Oct 15, 2009 by Izabela Jaroszvnski PICKERING — When Brittany Gray first read the script for The Toxic Avenger, it was her character’s comedic quality that she identified with the most. “Sarah is the love interest in The Toxic Avenger. I fell in love with her right away,” the 23-year-old Pickering native said. “She’s got a great personality, is very upbeat and spunky. And she is actually very funny. I really loved that about her.” The Toxic Avenger, opening on Oct. 31 at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall, is…

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RIDING WITH HER ROXIE

Actress Brittany Gray’s 2000 Focus is rehearsal space too? Metro News Toronto Oct 14., 2009 by Heather Buchan I spend a ridiculous amount of time in my car,” declares actress, singer and dancer Brittany Gray. “I live in my car. It’s like my home away from home.” The multi-talented 23-year-old, who’s been performing in theatre, television and film productions since she was a child, not only relies on her nine-year-old car to get her everywhere, but it’s in the driver’s seat that she preps on her way to rehearsals for shows like We Will Rock You and The Producers….

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DANCAP PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR THE CANADIAN PREMIERE OF THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL

Toronto (September 1, 2009) – Dancap Productions Inc. is tickled green to announce the complete cast of the Canadian premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL, opening 9pm on October 31, 2009, at The Music Hall. THE TOXIC AVENGER is an eco-monster musical comedy based on the 1984 Lloyd Kaufman classic cult film of the same name. Directed by Tony Award®-winner John Rando, THE TOXIC AVENGER stars Dora Award-winner Louise Pitre, Brittany Gray, Daren A. Herbert, Jamie McKnight and Evan Smith. A Dancap discovery, Evan Smith will perform the role of Melvin Ferd the Third, a bullied weakling turned fast…

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GAME SHOW GIG BIG DEAL FOR DURHAM FOURSOME

News Advertiser – February 7, 2007 by Mike Ruta DURHAM – On the first episode of Deal or No Deal, the first contestant was an Alberta firefighter who walked away with $109,000 after making a deal. The first briefcase he chose was No. 5, held by Gray. While Gray is honoured to have been picked as a model, she didn’t exactly need to pad her resume. The St. Mary Catholic Secondary School grad’s career blossomed at a young age. “When I was in high school my first major gig, I think I was 15 years old, I landed an…

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A LITTLE GRAY IN BLACK COMEDY

Pickering teen earns dancing role in film product of “Chicago”. News Advertiser – January 9, 2002 by Al Rivett PICKERING – APickering teen never believed she had a serious shot at landing a dream role among several of Hollywood’s leading actors in a film project set to roll in Toronto this month. The casting call for the film musical “Chicago”, starring Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger and soul singer Mya, sought dancers in their 20’s. As a 16-year-old dancer, Brittany Gray thought she was a little too young to be vying for a coveted spot in the production….