Toronto's Powerful Beautiful Women: Meet Esther


Pick one: makeup / skin care

Pick one: natural / glam makeup

Pick one: luxury / drugstore

Your go to makeup products:

In the winter, an eyebrow pencil, chapstick, hyaluronic acid, and some foundation. In the summer, highlighter and sunscreen.

Favourite beauty brands right now?:

I discovered DECIEM 5 years after everyone else. It’s so gosh dang affordable! I also like Glossier for their dab-and-go glam feel. 

A makeup hack everyone needs to know :

It took me a long time to learn this, so I’m going to throw the obvious out there: if your skin is dry, don’t even bother with the makeup. Moisturizzzze.

Walk me through either your skincare or makeup routine:

I wake up, and then I put apricot oil on my face. I try to drink water (and mostly fail). At the end of the day, I remove makeup (if I’m wearing it) with apricot oil. Then I put on *more* apricot oil. 

If you could tell your younger self one thing what would it be: 

Honour your heart. If something feels untrue to you, don’t do it; if something seems fun and cool, go for it. 

What makes a woman powerful & beautiful:

Spiritually speaking, powerful and beautiful women know their inner light and honour the sacred light in others.

A powerful beautiful woman you look up to and why?:

Mavis Staples. She sang songs alongside Martin Luther King during the American civil rights movement. Her voice is incredible and she has sung about love and protest for decades. She just collaborated with Hozier on a new track.

How are you hustling in Toronto right now? Or feel free to share goals you’re working towards:

I’m in an all-girl band named Tiger Bomb. We’re practicing, writing, playing shows, laying down some demo tapes, and just hanging out a lot. I’m also working on new solo material and I’ll be releasing my first collaboration with a producer in the next few months.