Featured on CityLine, a private makeup lesson with Dino Dilio

CityLine visits Dino’s private studio in downtown Toronto, to get inside track on doing makeup yourself. Dino guides you hands-on through every step of the makeup lesson from A to Z. Watch Tracy Moore and Dino Dilio show you how to edit your makeup bag.

Winter’s Brilliant Little Multi-Tasker: 7 More Things You Can Do with Lip Balm

Dino Dilio Beauty Tips

When winter hits, lip balm is an unsung hero. After all, it’s the best companion to combat the ever-looming chapped lips syndrome—and much more. A quality lip balm will include emollients like Jojoba and Shea oils to moisturize and soften, plus waxes to lock in moisture; its price shouldn’t exceed the cost of 2 cheap cocktails or 2 fancy coffees. While applying balm to clean lips makes an ideal base for lipstick and gloss, this inexpensive beauty basic goes places way beyond just our lips!

  1. Massage into dry cuticles to soften and condition after washing and drying hands.

  2. Swipe balm lightly through eyebrows to add sheen, then use fingertip to groom hairs into place.

  3. Paint generously over palms of hands. Massage together, and then smooth over flyaway hairs to tame. Great trick for hat head.

  4. After a bath, massage olive oil onto dry elbows and heels and then lock in with a layer of lip balm.

  5. Swipe across exposed parts of the face in frigid weather for even more protection.

  6. Apply potted lip balms with clean lip brush, new cotton swab or freshly cleansed finger. (For maximum hygiene, carry a stick version of balm to use throughout the day.)

  7. Pick up balm with thumb and index finger and work into unruly moustache and sideburns to groom.

It’s Da Balm! Top 3 Lip Balms under $15

Dino Dilio Beauty - Paula's Choice Lip & Body Treatment Balm

Paula’s Choice Lip & Body Treatment Balm - This astoundingly concentrated formula offers on-the-spot relief upon application to dry, chapped lips as well as on elbows, cuticles, and nails. Tames unruly eye brows and fly away hairs. - $15US

Paula’s Choice Lip Balm with SPF 50 - Maximum lip sunscreen and protection for snow bunnies and water lovers. $10US

Chapstick The Moisturizer with SPF 12 – $10+

Keep an eye out for Cera Ve’s Healing Lip Balm Broad Spectrum 30 when shopping in the states. I’ll keep you posted when this little wonder makes its way to Canada.

Supreme Summer Beauty Tips

Dino Dilio Beauty - Supreme Summer Beauty Tips
  • Wear sunscreen! Otherwise it’s “Rays today, raisins tomorrow.” – Loretta Young

  • Because lip gloss behaves like a mirror, wear a sunscreen-infused lip balm underneath to prevent burning.

  • Check the expiry dates on last season’s sunscreens.

  • Buy sunscreen in multiples and bulk so you can distribute them to family members and loved ones. Tuck extras wherever you’ll need to reach for it: your purse, car, boat, by front and back doors.

Keep-It-Simple-Summer!

E-mail me directly from the pool, the beach, or your local patio. I’ll answer your beauty questions and concerns from the air-conditioned DDB Studio—our version of summer school!

May your lazy, hazy days include sun-safe fun and memorable, magical moments.

- Dino

Body Makeup: What you need to know to cover it up! From birthmarks to tatoos...

Dermablend is one of the first camouflage/paramedical makeup lines created for the consumer by Flori Roberts in 1960.  It has always been favoured by individuals with serious skin discolourations from birthmarks to tattoos and by professional performers who must look their best on camera for long periods of time under hot bright lights. Revamped and now owned and operated by L’Oreal, Dermablend returns to the Canadian market in my favourite shopping place­­ — Shoppers Drug Mart.

Recently, I met with Dermablend and learned all about the revised line, especially the new Leg & Body Makeup. Which is perfect for this time of year when everyone is showing more and may have something to hide. The wonderful hydrating and lightweight formula glides on seamlessly and builds up impeccably well covering everything from a minor, last minute blemish to large-scale tattoos. Varicose veins, brown spots, bruises, stretch marks, scars, and birthmarks instantly disappear. A wee bit goes a long, long way and can be applied with fingers and with Dermablend's special black sponge that covers large areas well. The finish is second-skin like which is great for men. I hear drag queens are using it on their face because it cuts down the time making up. The 12-shade range is very impressive and reflective of actual and modern skin tones. In my opinion, the line needs to expand the lighter end of the spectrum for our fair skinned lovelies.

Setting this product with powder is essential for it to last and be waterproof, smudge-proof, and non-transferable onto clothes. Deposit a generous coating with a powder puff and allow to sit for at least 5 minutes before buffing off the excess with a soft, large, fluffy powder brush. 

Recently, I was booked to do a bride for her wedding day in a city to which I had to travel the night prior. On the morning of the wedding I got an emergency text from the bride telling me that the makeup artist who was booked to do her wedding party of 5 cancelled. I was asked to step in. This was no easy task as I had only packed makeup for the bride. The girls in her wedding party ranged from light to dark skin tones. Thankfully, I had packed a couple of the new Dermablend Leg & Body Makeup and I’m so glad I did. I was able to use this amazing product, with a light hand on the darkest girl and it looked amazing! I was able to mix the shades I brought to match everyone brilliantly. Phew! In addition to saving the day, this product served its intended purpose for the bride’s arms and chest blemishes.

 
Derma Blend Leg and Body Makeup – 100 ml – 3.4 fl. oz. - $36

Derma Blend Leg and Body Makeup – 100 ml – 3.4 fl. oz. - $36

 

Available at select Shoppers Drug Mart stores and Beauty Boutiques

 

Say hello to strobing

Dino Dilio weighs in on strobing with Globe and Mail

Original article from The Globe and Mail | By: Marilisa Racco Special to The Globe and Mail, Published April 14, 2016