The Best New Beauty Products This Year

Apr 04 2019 by
Categories : Makeup & nails

An ongoing list of the new skincare, hair, makeup and nail products beloved by the ELLE Canada beauty team. 

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    Everything ELLE Canada's beauty team can't live without.
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    Jo Malone London Blossoms Collection

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    You know spring has sprung when Jo Malone London releases its annual limited-edition Blossoms collection. This year’s addition to the joyful floral grouping: the creamy, sweet Frangipani Flower. Clockwise, from top: Jo Malone London Blossoms Cologne Collection in Star Magnolia, Frangipani Flower, Silk Blossom and Orange Blossom ($193 each for 100 mL).

    This originally appeared in the May 2019 issue of ELLE Canada. 
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    Electric °C-1 English Rose Serum

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    British hairstylist Mark Woolley uses sustainably grown roses from his own southern-England estate in his new Electric °C-1 English Rose Serum ($37), a brilliant finisher to add shine to all hair types. “We have our own lab, and we collaborate with our own chemists,” says Woolley. “Our main driver is the performance of our products, but we also have a responsibility to offer these same superior products with less impact on our environment.” Hear, hear. 

    This originally appeared in the April 2019 issue of ELLE Canada. 

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    Maybelline New York Color Sensational Made for All Lipstick

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    Backstage at Cushnie spring/summer 2019—the designer’s first solo show since parting ways with former design partner Michelle Ochs—makeup artists passed around samples of Maybelline New York Color Sensational Made for All Lipstick in Red for Me ($11). The diverse group of models at the show proved to be prime testing ground for the product, one of seven new shades designed to flatter skin tones ranging from Herieth Paul’s to Candice Huffine’s. “Sometimes companies formulate with too many yellow or white [pigments] and it either looks too blue or too pink [when applied],” Grace Lee, lead makeup artist for Maybelline New York Canada, told us backstage. “This one transfers as a true red on every skin tone.” 

    This originally appeared in the March 2019 issue of ELLE Canada. 

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    Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots

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    Originally created to counter the damage caused by keratin treatments (also known as Brazilian blowouts) in Brazil, Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots ($8 for three) are coming to Canada—with an upgrade. A manufacturing breakthrough in Pantene’s Tokyo lab allowed the brand to include its highest-ever level of lipids (something that your overprocessed/overstyled hair is seriously lacking) in the product without it weighing down hair. The treatment is “virtually overdose-proof,” says Dr. Jeni Thomas, principal scientist at Pantene. “We tell people to feel free to saturate their hair—it is absorbed deeply, and the excess rinses away.” 

    This originally appeared in the February 2019 issue of ELLE Canada. 
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    Burt's Bees Liquid Lipsticks

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    At last an all-natural liquid lipstick that can hold its own against the traditional lot is here. Burt’s Bees Liquid Lipsticks ($15 each) are pigment packed (courtesy of iron oxides), hydrating but not sticky (thank you, apricot oil) and free of synthetic polymers (so don’t expect any days-long-wear claims, but we found that they held up through lunch just fine). “We use the same principles to formulate our cosmetics as we do for our skincare, using ingredients that are going to nourish your skin,” says Abena Antwi, chemist and innovation lead at Burt’s Bees. “You’re not just getting colour cosmetics but colour with care.” 

    This originally appeared in the February 2019 issue of ELLE Canada. 
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    Detox Mode Altogether Oil

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    When I take home luxurious, weighty bottles of body oil in the dregs of winter, I am convinced of my imminent ascension to hydration nirvana. And yet they sit mostly unused on my counter. I’m happy to report that Altogether Oil ($42), the first product from Detox Mode—the new in-house line from clean, green beauty mecca The Detox Market—is not one of those products. The genius spray top is the Goldilocks of jojoba- and macadamia-oil dispersal (not too much, not too little), and the oil dries down within seconds. See you on the flip side.

    This originally appeared in the February 2019 issue of ELLE Canada. 
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    Marc Anthony Bye.Bye.Frizz Protecting Leave-In Conditioner

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    Marilisa, artistic director for Marc Anthony, taught us this super-fine-hair hack to prevent the dreaded second-day oil slick: Use a leave-in conditioner like you would use a regular rinse-out conditioner. (Spray it in and then rinse it out.) Brilliant! We love Bye.Bye.Frizz Protecting Leave-In Conditioner ($12). 

    This originally appeared in the February 2019 issue of ELLE Canada. 
Categories: Makeup & nails