Spring’s glistening skin and accentuated eyes pair with bold earrings for a lasting impression on our March cover star Anaïs Pouliot. Check out our stunning beauty shoot and read up on the brightest young homegrown thing.
<strong>POP A WHEELIE</strong><br />Plastic fantastic earrings create buzz. Vibrant orange lips won’t drown out the noise. Try Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Crème Lipstick (<em>$14, at Sephora</em>) in “Tangerine Tango.”<br /><br />Earrings, $410, by <strong>Marni</strong>.
<strong>SILVER LINING</strong><br />When you feel like swinging from the chandeliers, artful metallic swoops below the brows deliver some futuristic rebellion. Try Bourjois Eyeshadow (<em>$17, <a href="http://www.bourjois.ca" target="_blank">bourjois.ca</a></em>) in “14.”<br /><br />Earrings, $150, by <strong>Assad Mounser</strong>.
<strong>SUGAR TWIN</strong><br />Ear candy deserves a sweet makeup palette: creamy lavender nails and a pastel pink mouth add just the right amount of icing, and layers of lashes kick up the girl factor. Try Kiss Premium Eyelashes (<em>$5, at Wal-mart</em>) in “05,” Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick (<em>$22, <a href="http://www.smashboxcanada.com" target="_blank">smashboxcanada.com</a></em>) in “Pout” and Essie Nail Color (<em>$10, at drugstores</em>) in “To Buy or Not To Buy.”<br /><br />Earrings, $125, by <strong>R.J. Graziano</strong>.
<strong>DAISY CHAIN</strong><br />Strong arches anchor an earful of earthy blooms. Try Bobbi Brown Brow Kit (<em>$52, at Holt Renfrew</em>) in “Mahogany” and Cover Girl Lash Blast 24 hr Mascara (<em>$12, at drugstores</em>) in “Black.”<br /><br />Earrings, $280, by <strong>Blumarine</strong>.
<strong>TANGO NUEVO</strong><br />Thick, winged strokes of liner make a dramatic dance partner for a pair of shoulder dusters. Try Gosh Intense Eye Liner Pen (<em>$13, at Shoppers Drug Mart</em>) in “01 Black.” <br /><br />Earrings, $25, by <strong>Marni</strong> at H&M.
Photographed by Moo. Styled by Caitlan Moneta. Styled by Caitlan Moneta. Beauty Direction by Lesa Hannah. Makeup by Veronica Chu for Plutino Group/Giorgio Armani Beauty. Hair by Susana Gong for p1m.ca/Tresemmé. Manicures by Leeanne Colley for p1m.ca/Revlon.
Cover story: Anaïs à la mode
A fresh Canadian face is the toast of the world’s runways. By Rani Sheen
On a freezing winter night, Anaïs Pouliot slips into a booth at the 24-hour diner in Toronto’s Thompson hotel. A sweet-faced 20-year-old francophone from a suburb north of Montreal, Pouliot’s almost spherical rosebud lips, freshly-poured-milk complexion and bright demeanour have made her a favourite of Stefano Pilati, Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Saunders. She sits perfectly upright and sips green tea, wearing a soft camel sweater from Club Monaco (“They have nice cashmere!”) and a sparkly headband. She has an 8 a.m. call time for her FASHION beauty shoot the next morning; she’s planning to get to bed by 10:30. She’s excited about this shoot for two reasons: Her mom regularly reads the magazine, and she loves all things makeup. “When it’s beauty shooting, I am the happiest girl,” she says.
It all began when, at 14, more into sports than fashion but already model-tall and -slender, Pouliot went with her parents to Folio agency in Montreal. She started to model part-time, moving to a school that could accommodate her hectic schedule. There, she was the only model among hockey, basketball and soccer pros-in-training, most of them boys. Unsurprisingly, she attracted a great deal of attention. “I knew that some people were talking to me because I was the model,” she says. “I can tell the difference.”