March 11th, 2013
While our skin has been getting the benefits of rich BB crème, our dry ends have been calling out in jealous envy.
Pantene's newly launched Ultimate 10 BB Crème ($7.99) is a bona fide hair care regimen in a bottle. Designed to be used in either wet or dry locks, this luxe cream smooths and transforms them into shiny, heat protected and frizz-free tresses.
We're officially having a hair affair. —Kait Kucy
$7.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart.
December 17th, 2012
While it's hard to replicate the relaxation of a spa pedicure, maintenance of tender tootsies is easy with the right tools.
The Emjoi Micro Pedi ($49.99) is essential for the busy gal always on her feet and likely addicted to some unforgiving heels. It's a mini pedicure that you can do yourself, perfect for times when a buff is essential, but there's no time for a trip to the nail salon.
Now we just need to find someone to give us a thorough foot rub. —Kait Kucy
Emjoi Micro Pedi, www.shoppersdrugmart.ca
June 27th, 2011
Summer calls for a healthy, rosy glow, nothing too overdone. Since powders can get fussy under the hot sun and turn our frown upside down, Happy Face is here to save the day.Canadian beauty staple Lise Watier's "Happy Face" Tinted Cheek Gel keeps us looking fresh from a.m. to p.m. This cheek stain goes on smooth and dries completely matte. It's incredibly easy to apply with just a light touch on the fingertips. As everything melts away, we stay the same.
No sticky icky. —AG
May 30th, 2011
Ever since a real-life sun-kissed glow turned into the kiss of death, we’ve had to find other ways to achieve that healthy bronze.
Stila’s new One Step Bronze with its “triple-swirled helix serum” not only looks cool, but also does quadruple duty as a bronzer, primer, illuminator and moisturizer. Oil-free, the light bronzer goes on smoothly improving skin tone and leaving just a hint of a shimmer.
And best of all, the mineral complex targets skin imperfections such as environmental stressors, acne and, coincidentally, sun damage. —MG
$47 at Shoppers Drug Mart, www.shoppersdrugmart.ca
March 7th, 2011
Sometimes, you have to fake it before you make it.
With a quick roll-on, the new Anti-Fatigue Eye Treatment ($14) from Aveeno’s Smart Essentials line makes the effects of a late-night karaoke session instantly disappear.
Filling the under-eye area with the antioxidant Southernwood extract (sounds good to us) and plenty of vitamins, the treatment also hydrates and de-puffs by soothing the area with the cooling roller-ball.
Belting out Total Eclipse of the Heart after midnight wasn't such a bad decision after all. —MG
At Shoppers Drug Mart, www.shoppersdrugmart.ca
January 31st, 2011
Somewhere between fall’s fuchsia fetish and spring’s orange love, there’s a lip shade that’s the best of both bright worlds. The hue’s name, coral, may lack the thrill that fire-engine red evokes, but it makes up for it in perfectly-coloured punch.
Maybelline has a Coral Crush (the Peachy Scene is a close second), Rimmel London’s Coral Shimmer gives your pout a hint of colour and a soft shine, and Revlon’s Hot Coral is a must for a night out on the town.
The best thing about coral is that its spectrum of shades varies from a true hue (more on the orangey side) to a light pink, or a deeper coral that is a worthy rival of the ubiquitous red lip.
From a selection at Shoppers Drug Mart, www.shoppersdrugmart.ca
July 26th, 2010
We love our collection of glosses, balms and blushes, but that doesn’t mean we don’t heart it when our makeup does double duty.
The new Instant Blush Magic Colour ($28) by Clarins is made for the cheeks but can also be used on the lips to enhance their natural hue.
The pale pink, glossy texture goes on clear and is activated by the skin’s acidity and heat, adjusting to your skin tone. The result is an instant natural-looking rosy glow and a light pink lip.