Trend of the month

A red mouth is always de rigueur for fall, but this season’s take is a deeper, richer hue-think wine-stained lips instead of a perfect crimson pout. “Dab the colour on instead of using a lip brush,” says Jane McKay, senior artist for M.A.C. Keep the rest of the face bare, with a neutral blush and some black mascara. Check out this hot look on the Chloe runway.

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Very berry: Clockwise from top

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Mineral Powder Foundation in Ivory ($9)

Estée Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Berry Swirl ($30)

Lipstick in So Scarlet ($16.50)

CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in Country Woods ($7)

Images courtesy of Geoffrey Ross


Match point

Having trouble matching your concealer to your skin tone? Almay’s Smart

Shade Concealer eliminates the guesswork. Its shade-sensing technology-delivered via microscopic colour beads that blend into the skin on contact-allows it to adapt to almost every complexion.

Almay Smart Shade Concealer in 003 ($10.95)


What’s new?

Who says brains and beauty can’t go hand in hand? A serum that is applied

before moisturizer, La Mer’s The Hydrating Infusion “reads” the skin’s temperature and moisture and pH levels to deliver optimum hydration.

La Mer The Hydrating Infusion ($115)


Must-have: Eye candy

Shu Uemura’s trio of limited-edition lashes are couture for the eyelids.

Created in collaboration with Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf, each pair is

a wink at the duo’s romantic and extravagant creations.

Viktor & Rolf for
Shu Uemura Rhombus (left) and Wing eyelashes ($115 each)


Ask a derm

Q: How can I reduce the appearance of large pores?

A: “Large pores can be caused by age and sun exposure,” says Dr. Lisa Kellett of DLK on Avenue ( “To improve their appearance, use a light, gel-based moisturizer and get a diamond peel-a form of microdermabrasion- every three to six weeks to help keep pores clean and prevent

breakouts. You can also ask your dermatologist about laser treatments like Lumenis One, which uses intense pulsed light to temporarily diminish pore size.”

Vichy Laboratoires Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care ($29.50)

Olay Regenerist Detoxifying Pore Scrub ($14)


Secret agent

Known for creating innovative products like the iconic Touche Éclat Radiant Touch, Yves Saint Laurent introduces its latest beauty breakthrough: Top Secrets Flash Radiance Skincare Brush. Using the same penbrush format as Touche Éclat, it delivers a moisturizing cocktail of skin-care ingredients, including caffeine (to minimize puffiness and dark circles) and antioxidant-rich flavonoids (to revive a dull complexion). This supermodel secret weapon can now be yours!

Top Secrets Flash Radiance Skincare Brush ($68)


Splurge versus steal

Chanel Mascara Exceptionnel in Smoky Noir ($36)

Maybelline New York the Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara in Classic Black ($8)