Beauty Grand Prix
Beauty Grand Prix 2014: The 17 best makeup products
by : ELLE Canada- Apr 7th, 2014
Mascara: Under $15
Long-lasting and ultra-defining, this mascara will have you looking like a doe-eyed beauty in the blink of an eye. CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara ($11), at drugstores and mass-market retailers across Canada. Gallery: The 13 best lengthening mascars
Mascara: Under $15
This lengthening mascara is infused with vitamins, amber extract and peptides to stimulate lash growth. Marcelle Xtension Plus + ProLash Growth Complex Mascara ($15), at marcelle.com. Beauty essentials: Build a better makeup bag
Mascara: Under $30
Jenn Lowry of Edmonton worshipped this mascara’s turbine-shaped brush, which expertly grips and coats each lash (including those stubborn corner ones). Clarins Be Long Mascara ($27), at Hudson’s Bay, thebay.com. Elle International Beauty Awards: 14 editor approved favourites
Mascara: Over $30
Marilyne Coulombe of St-Amable, Que., said this mascara’s elastomer brush magnified her eyes by “separating and lengthening” her lashes. Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Babydoll ($36), at Sephora, sephora.ca. Beauty stock list: What should always be in your purse
Eyeshadow: Under $25
This palette takes the guesswork out of shadow application with its intuitive eye-shaped container. Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow ($13), at drugstores and mass-market retailers across Canada. Gallery: The best bright eyeshadows for spring
Eyeshadow: Over $25
“It’s a makeup-bag must-have!” enthused Cate Lacoursiere of Shawinigan, Que., after trying this luxurious long-wearing eyeshadow palette. Chanel Les 4 Ombres ($62), at Hudson’s Bay, thebay.com. Gallery: 10 best eye primers for smudge-proof makeup
Lipgloss: Under $20
This lightweight gloss contains plenty of micro-shimmer to boost shine, but it never feels sticky. Annabelle Big Show (Glow) Lip Gloss ($10), at drugstores and mass-market retailers across Canada. Gallery: The 10 best red lipsticks under $20
Lipgloss: $20 & up
If spring’s tangerine-lip trend triggers the cold sweats, highlight your lips’ natural hue with this colour-enhancing gloss. Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector ($20), at nordstrom.com. Gallery: The 8 best red lipsticks for spring
Eyeliner: Under $20
This liquid liner is a repeat winner, earning top praise for its soft-tipped applicator and longwearing formula. Lise Watier Féline Eyeliner HD ($19), at lisewatier.com.
Eyeliner: Over $20
Stila’s thin felt tip makes for foolproof (and stress-free) application. Stila Stay-All-Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner ($26), at Murale, murale.ca. Beauty inspiration: Winged eyeliner
Tinted cream (BB & CC): Under $22
Prime, hydrate, protect and even out skin tone with this all-purpose BB cream. Annabelle BB Cream Multi-Action SPF 15 ($16), at drugstores and mass-market retailers across Canada. Gallery: The 12 best makeup remover wipes
Tinted cream (BB & CC): Between $22 & $40
It’s every lazy girl’s dream—a lightweight tinted cream that softens skin while evening out the complexion. Lise Watier HydraSmart 3D Hydration Tinted Veil ($36), at lisewatier.com. Gallery: The best super creamy foundations
Tinted cream (BB & CC): Over $40
This CC cream contains sunscreen, light-reflecting pigments and a universal tint. Liana Yates of Salmon Arm, B.C., called it “a true time saver.” NeoStrata Wrinkle Repair Moisturizing CC Cream SPF 30 ($70), at drugstores across Canada. Gallery: 12 best shine-free foundations
Bronzer: Under $30
Don’t bake (and age) in the sun! Fake a subtle tan with this multi-shade bronzer. Annabelle Biggy Bronzer ($11.95), at drugstores and mass-market retailers across Canada. Beauty: The best makeup contouring tools
Bronzer: Over $30
This powder is in a league of its own. “It gives skin a natural, healthy glow,” said Martine Gagnon of Montreal. Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder ($60), at Hudson’s Bay, thebay.com. How to contour: 6 makeup tips
Concealer: Under $30
The readers who tested this creamy cover-up praised it for its ability to outlast a crazy workday and a sweaty workout. BareMinerals Correcting Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($20), at Sephora, sephora.ca. Gallery: 8 concealers for problem skin
Concealer: Over $30
Bernadette Navarro of Barrie, Ont., gushed over this silky concealer’s fantastic coverage. Chanel Correcteur Perfection ($40), at Hudson’s Bay, thebay.com. Gallery: 10 concealers for dark circles
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