The 7 beauty products we’re coveting this February
A fragrance that smells like money (not literally), a lipstick that does not require you to have a mirror to apply it and the new Canadian skincare brand to know about this month. (This article originally appeared in the February 2018 issue of ELLE Canada)
1/7© KorresIn brutally cold weather, you need to work for good skin. This water-based primer is the ideal post-moisturizer, pre-makeup step. (We experienced no signs of pilling, even on dry patches.) Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer ($43), beautyboutique.ca.
8 Faces Boundless Solid Oil© 8 FacesThe founder of this new Canadian brand tempted fate every time she travelled with face oils so she created a solid version, full of antioxidant-rich amla berry, that won’t break open in your suitcase and stain your silk shirt. ELLE editors apply the smallest dollop on a moisturized face before bed, to protect the skin barrier from the scourge of central heating, and on dry lips and elbows throughout the day. 8 Faces Boundless Solid Oil ($108), 8facesbeauty.com.
Lipstick Queen Lipstick© Lipstick QueenSometimes you need a lipstick you can apply on a crowded subway platform sans mirror for a momentary reprieve from the daily slog. This not-too-sheer, not-too-pigmented brown-based nude hue is it. Lipstick Queen Lipstick in Nothing But the Truth ($32), murale.ca.
Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow© Charlotte TilburyCharlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow ups the ante on moisturizing, redness-reducing and dark-spot-brightening ingredients while still delivering an immediately lit look. Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow ($65), charlottetilbury.com.
Saturday Skin Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist© Saturday SkinBuy this K-beauty essence for the millennial packaging, and keep it for the proprietary peptide complex that kick-starts cell turnover. Saturday Skin Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist ($42), sephora.ca.
Tom Ford Eau de Soleil Blanc Eau de Toilette Spray© Tom FordNothing makes us wonder what it would be like to own a private jet like the scent of a Tom Ford perfume, and his latest, a warm amber with top notes of bitter-orange peel, is no exception. (Hypothetical) pilot, to the Seychelles, please. Tom Ford Eau de Soleil Blanc Eau de Toilette Spray ($180 for 50 mL), at sephora.ca (Feb. 1).
BareMinerals Gen Nude Powder Blush in Pink Me Up© BareMineralsThis silky-feeling blush comes in six shades, so there’s a naturally flattering colour for all. BareMinerals Gen Nude Powder Blush in Pink Me Up ($30), sephora.ca.