The Radford Visionary Women Lip Project started with a small idea - to collaborate with a few incredibly inspirational and talented women. The lip gloss aspect of it came afterwards, once we realized how their perfectly their personalities could come alive in a colour. Janette's shade was so much fun to create because she has such a vivacious, lively persona.
As one of Canada's leading decor and lifestyle experts, Janette has been passing on her passion for design and fashion to fans for over a decade. Using magazine, newspapers and television to share her work, she has revolutionized the world of interior design.
Known for her budget-friendly, creative and original approach to design, she is a regular on many TV programs across the country such as, including Canada AM, CityLine, Breakfast Television and Urban Rush. She also co-hosted with Ty Pennington on W Network's Inside The Box.
What gives you inspiration in your day-to-day life? The beauty around me and my imagination inspire me the most. I love visiting beautiful spaces, people, art galleries. All day long I look for inspiration in the world that surrounds me. A pretty colour, a flower, a eclectic store, historical hotel.. I love seeing these things, then I imagine wonderful situations of people enjoying them.
What advice would you give to someone aspiring to get into your field? Always keep dreaming, cherish and cultivate your imagination and creativity everyday. It is your greatest resource - protect it. And above all avoid the will to be dreary. That and learn business skills, be professional, treat your clients well, never fall behind and when you think you are working hard, work harder.
What are your go-to beauty products? I'm in LOVE with bio-effects. I literally can't survive without it. It changes your skin for the better. I also can't go anywhere without my RADFORD eye brow pencil, lip gloss and tinted moisturizer.
Any life-saving hacks when it comes to getting ready in the morning? Keep it simple! Take really great care of your skin, keep your brows tidy and then you never need too much make up the am. A little blush, lip gloss and mascara go a long way. And headbands, they instantly make you look polished.
How does the colour of your gloss represent your personality? It's classic, chic, flirty and goes with everything... kind of like me!
What enticed you to do this collaboration with Victoria and the Radford team? I have been a fan of Victoria's for over 8 years. She changed my face by changing my brows. I adore her work and admire her work ethic. I honestly think she is one of the best out there. I live in LA and Toronto, I have worked with many makeup artists and facialists, so I am VERY picky - Victoria is the best, hands down, and that is what enticed me. AND I LOVE the gloss we created. It's perfect on everyone and just makes your lips SHINE!