Souzan Michael Galway https://fashionmagazine.com Canada's #1 Fashion and Beauty Magazine Thu, 01 Jun 2023 21:37:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 Shop These Beauty Brands That Are Giving Back During Pride Month https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/beauty-brands-pride-month/ Thu, 01 Jun 2023 19:24:32 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=471254 Happy Pride Month! To kick off the brightest, most colourful time of the year, we’ve rounded up six beauty brands we love that are giving back to the queer community by supporting LGBTQ2S+ charities during Pride Month. These Pride collections, launches, and limited-edition releases directly benefit the queer community, so when you’re shopping for beauty […]

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Happy Pride Month! To kick off the brightest, most colourful time of the year, we’ve rounded up six beauty brands we love that are giving back to the queer community by supporting LGBTQ2S+ charities during Pride Month. These Pride collections, launches, and limited-edition releases directly benefit the queer community, so when you’re shopping for beauty products, make a positive impact with your wallet by supporting brands that give back.

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Learn more about the beauty brands that are giving back for Pride Month, and the charities they’re supporting, below.

Consonant Skin+Care

 

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Canadian and LGBTQIA2S+-founded brand Consonant is partnering with Toronto drag queen Van Goth during the month of June to celebrate the queer community and support Rainbow Railroad. The organization helps LGBTQIA2S+ people escape violence and persecution in their own countries and get them to safety. During Pride Month, Consonant customers will receive $5 off the purchase of Consonant Skin+Care Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil and $5 from their purchase will be donated to Rainbow Railroad.

Shop Consonant Skin+Care Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil here.

Quickies

Canadian brand Quickies launched in May 2022, and in just one year, has become one of our favourite picks for press-on nails. The brand’s Pride Drop features three different 24-piece press-on nail sets: Born This Way (a nude, blue and purple almond-shaped French manicure), Love is Love (a short, chrome gloss pastel set), and Your Pride is Showing (a French manicure set adorned with rainbow hearts). $1 from every Quickies order is donated to LGBTQ+ organizations and the National Network of Abortion Funds.

Shop Quickies Pride Drop here.

JVN Hair

 

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JVN Hair, the beloved hair care brand by (even more beloved) Queer Eye star Jonathan van Ness, has partnered with GLSEN, an organization that provides students with a safe, supportive and LGBTQ-inclusive education throughout elementary and high school, to create the You are Complete Duo, which includes full-size Complete Conditioning Mist and Complete Nourishing Shine Drops. In honour of Pride Month, 10 per cent of profits from the JVN x GLSEN Pride Hair Set will benefit GLSEN.

Shop the JVN You Are Complete Duo here.

Quo Beauty

To kick off Pride Month, Quo Beauty has launched a limited-edition collection of bright and colourful makeup and accessories, including everything from lip gloss, eyeshadow, false nails and lashes and nail polish, to key chains, backpacks and sunglasses. And you can feel good about shopping the truly impressive range of products, because Shoppers Drug Mart is donating 10 per cent of sales (up to $25,000) from the Quo Beauty Pride Collection to Pflag Canada, a national charity founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their LGBTQ2S+ children.

Shop Quo Beauty’s Pride Month collection here.

Kiehl’s

Skincare brand Kiehl’s has partnered with queer Canadian artist Jon Hanlan, to create limited-edition packaging for the brand’s cult fave Ultra Facial Cream. With playful illustrations that evoke joy and optimism, Hanlan’s goal was to transport us to “a world of whimsy.” Kiehl’s has also partnered with The Get REAL movement, a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to combatting LGBTQ2S+ discrimination, racism, and bullying in schools, summer camps and workplaces. For the month of June, $20 from all purchases of Ultra Facial Cream designed by Jon Hanlan will be donated directly to the organization. With the help of this partnership, over 53,000 students across Canada will have access to LGBTQ2S+ education workshops via The Get REAL movement.

Shop Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream here.

Graydon Skincare

Canadian clean beauty brand, Graydon Skincare, has launched a limited-edition version of their beloved Superfood Serum for Pride Month. $1 from every purchase of Superfood Serum will be donated to Rainbow Railroad, to help LGBTQI+ individuals access lives free from persecution.

Shop Graydon Skincare Superfood Serum here.

 

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Allow Jane Fonda to Explain What It Means to Live Intentionally https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/celebrity-beauty/jane-fonda-cannes-2023/ Mon, 29 May 2023 15:34:06 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=470921 Jane Fonda needs no introduction, but just for fun, here’s my attempt at one: The multi-talented icon is an Oscar-winning actress, activist, author, philanthropist, executive producer, L’Oréal Paris spokesperson, and my personal life coach. OK, the latter is not entirely true, but it certainly felt that way as we chatted on a video call. RELATED: […]

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Jane Fonda needs no introduction, but just for fun, here’s my attempt at one: The multi-talented icon is an Oscar-winning actress, activist, author, philanthropist, executive producer, L’Oréal Paris spokesperson, and my personal life coach. OK, the latter is not entirely true, but it certainly felt that way as we chatted on a video call.

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“What I’ve learned over the years is that what really makes you look good is if you’re curious and happy,” says Fonda, who’s calling from the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. “If you’re interested and happy, that shows in your face.” She says that when she looks back at photos of her that were taken during not-so-happy times in her life, she can immediately see that reflected in the way she looked. “Often it would mean I was wearing too much makeup.” These days, Fonda is much more concerned with caring for her skin than she is with piling on makeup. It’s also why she’s the face of L’Oréal Paris’ Age Perfect Rosy Tone Skincare line. Fonda has been working with the brand for 15 years, something that she says continues to amaze her. “I’m still working for L’Oréal Paris, at my age. I have to pinch myself sometimes.”

 

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Speaking of pinching (stay with me for a second), Fonda shares that she only began paying attention to her looks after starring alongside Katharine Hepburn in 1981’s On Golden Pond. “She made it very clear to me that she did not like the fact that I didn’t pay much attention to how I looked. She came up behind me one day and took my cheek between her fingers and said, ‘This is what you present to the world.’ She wanted me to be more self-aware about how I presented myself. And I think I’ve followed her advice and I do pay more attention now. It’s why I let my hair go grey, to match my face. Not because my face is grey,” she laughs. “But you know, I’m 85 now.”

Fonda’s advice for overall good health, good skin and good vibes? (My words, not hers.) Praying, exercising, meditating, and living intentionally. But what does that mean, I ask? “OK, here’s the metaphor. You’re in a canoe on a river and you have no oar or paddle, right?” (Right.) “So the tide takes you wherever it wants to take you and you have no control.” Fonda says living intentionally is putting your oar in the water and steering. “It took me quite a long time in my life to learn to put an oar in the water and steer myself. But I did learn to do it, and I think that’s why I feel pretty good now at my age.”

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Before we wrap our call, I confess to my new life coach that I’m a hopeless meditator, having repeatedly tried and failed to pick up the good-for-you practice. “You need a good mantra,” says Fonda. I ask what hers is, in the hope that it’ll provide inspiration for my own. “Oh, once you have one, you can never share it,” she says. “You can’t repeat it to anyone.”

You learn something new (from Jane Fonda) every day.

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Is Elle Fanning the Queen of the Cannes Film Festival? https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/celebrity-beauty/elle-fanning-cannes/ Thu, 18 May 2023 16:47:13 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=470497 “I’ve always loved a red carpet moment,” says Elle Fanning over a video call from Cannes. “Since I was little!” The 25-year-old actress, producer and L’Oréal Paris spokesperson has indeed been a fixture in Hollywood since she was a toddler. She kicked off her already two-decades-long acting career by playing the younger version of her […]

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“I’ve always loved a red carpet moment,” says Elle Fanning over a video call from Cannes. “Since I was little!” The 25-year-old actress, producer and L’Oréal Paris spokesperson has indeed been a fixture in Hollywood since she was a toddler. She kicked off her already two-decades-long acting career by playing the younger version of her sister Dakota’s characters in the miniseries Taken and the film I Am Sam, and at age four landed her first independent role, in the comedy film Daddy Day Care. So she knows a thing or two about a red carpet.

 

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Today, she’s calling in from her fifth Cannes Film Festival, where she opened the annual two-week-long event in a stunning Alexander McQueen design by Sarah Burton. “It was kind of the ultimate Elle dress,” she says of the romantic custom look, which is inspired by a deconstructed orchid. “I went to my first Alexander McQueen show in March and I saw the bodice of this dress on the runway.” It was love at first sight. “Seeing it in person, I was like, ‘This is the best dress I’ve ever seen!’,” she laughs. “It was like wearing art. It was so me and Cannes is the only place to wear a dress like this. It’s such a big carpet, it needs a big dress. And sparkles never hurt.”

A culmination of Fanning’s signature romantic, ethereal style, which we’ve watched evolve and grow alongside the young actress for over two decades, the McQueen dress by Sarah Burton is indeed so very her—mature yet still whimsical and playful. “You never want to take fashion too seriously,” says Fanning. “Then it starts not being fun.” Fanning says that fashion has long been a happy, welcoming place for her, giving her space to play and experiment. “The fashion community has always been a place that’s accepted me,” she says. “When I was in high school, a bold fashion sense wasn’t as celebrated. I’d wear my wacky Rodarte pants or my vintage finds to school and they just weren’t accepted in the era of skinny jeans and t-shirts. I always felt at home in the fashion industry, because I could experiment and try new things.” Fanning credits style giants like Sofia Coppola and Marc Jacobs for taking her under their wing and helping to shape her ability to put a look together.

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The actress brings that sense of play to her beauty looks, too, of course. “I’m in my eye makeup era,” says Fanning. “I’m getting creative and experimenting with my eyes.” I ask if this is a post-Euphoria effect. “Oh yeah, maybe! The rhinestones!” While Fanning uses makeup as a creative outlet, she also views getting un-ready at the end of a day as a moment of self-care. “It’s important to take time for yourself to decompress at the end of the night with your skincare. For me, hair wash day is a big deal because I have very curly hair [Editor’s note: say what?!], which people actually don’t know because I straighten it a lot,” she laughs. “But detangling it is a whole process. And I think loving yourself and being able to take time to look in the mirror and breathe is very important.”

As a young woman in Hollywood who’s been in the industry since she was really young, Fanning says she’s proud to work with L’Oréal Paris, who launched the Lights on Women initiative in 2021, a yearly award program for promising female short filmmakers. The winner of each year’s award will collect a grant, and receive support from the brand throughout the year at other festivals. “It’s so important to uplift young female artists and create space for them,” says Fanning, who has a production company with her sister, Dakota, called Lewellen Pictures. “I’ve been fortunate to have worked with a lot of female directors from a very young age,” she says. “So I will always continue to look for new female directors to work with.”

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The same goes for the writers of the films and shows she works on. “As a woman, I want to feel like all of my complexities and layers are on screen,” says Fanning. “I think sometimes male writers will write a part where a woman walks into a room and she’s just strong and badass. And of course, there’s a time and place for that. But I’m like, ‘Where are her weaknesses? Where is she faltering and finding her strength?'”

Fanning is outspoken about the importance of increased diversity and representation in every facet of the industry, As one of the faces of L’Oréal Paris’ True Match Foundation, which is available in 45 shades and was recently reformulated with up to six pigments, allowing for its most precise shade-matching ever, the brand’s commitment to providing a wide range of makeup shades (and at accessible price points) is certainly not lost on Fanning. “It’s always so inspiring to be on set for True Match commercials and be with all of the girls,” she says. The most recent commercial stars Fanning alongside H.E.R, Kate Winslet and Nyma Tang. “It’s incredibly important that people feel like they are seen. The worst thing in the world is to feel like you’re not being listened to and not being seen. I’m happy that we can provide a little bit of that through beauty. Everyone deserves to feel beautiful.”

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4 Things We Learned at a Guerlain ‘Bee School’ Session https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/guerlain-bee-school/ Thu, 18 May 2023 12:00:29 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=470440 If you were offered the opportunity to relive an elementary school class, would you take it? What if that class was taught by Angelina Jole? The actress, filmmaker and humanitarian taught a Guerlain Bee School session at Ecole Henri Barbusse, an elementary school in Clichy-sous-Bois (a suburb of Paris) earlier this year, as part of […]

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If you were offered the opportunity to relive an elementary school class, would you take it? What if that class was taught by Angelina Jole? The actress, filmmaker and humanitarian taught a Guerlain Bee School session at Ecole Henri Barbusse, an elementary school in Clichy-sous-Bois (a suburb of Paris) earlier this year, as part of the brand’s ongoing mission to teach children about bees and how they positively affect our environment.

 

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In fact, since launching the Bee School program in 2018, Guerlain has kept its promise that every employee of the brand teaches a Bee School session to elementary school-aged kids between the ages of 5 and 11. The program started in France but went global in 2021. Since then, almost 6000 children in over ten countries have been able to learn about the various issues facing bees and biodiversity conservation. Capturing and holding the attention of a room full of kids is no easy feat, but thanks to the initiative’s interactive and fascinating curriculum, including Q+A sessions, workshops, and games, it’s definitely doable. And we got the opportunity to experience the class first-hand.

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Earlier this month, in preparation for World Bee Day on May 20th, we attended a ‘Beescapade’ hosted by Guerlain at Quebec organic honey farm, Miels d’Anicet, following a signature facial at the Guerlain spa at Four Seasons Hotel Montreal. Making it even more special, Guerlain’s Chief Sustainability Officer Cécile Lochard (who co-hosted the Clichy-sous-Bois class alongside Angelina Jolie back in January) was in town from France for the event. “I’m not a beekeeper but I think I could be now,” laughs Lochard. We got to learn all things bees, sustainability and Guerlain straight from the ultimate expert.

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Additionally, from May 20th to May 22nd, 20% of the brand’s sales will be donated to the Guerlain for Bees Conservation Programme. Continue reading for some of the most interesting and un-bee-lievable facts we learned at Guerlain Bee School.

The Guerlain emblem has been a bee for 170 years

Guerlain was founded almost 200 years ago, with a bee as its emblem for 170 of those years. This started when founder Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain was tasked with creating a fragrance for Empress Eugénie’s marriage to Napoleon III in 1853. To do so, he collaborated with master glassmaker Pochet du Courval, who designed a stylish bottle adorned with bees—a long-standing emblem of the French empire. The end result was so beloved that the bee has remained at the heart of the brand ever since. “We’re extremely committed to celebrating the bee,” says Lochard. “Each May 20th, we celebrate everything the brand does to partner with scientific organizations toward the preservation of bees.”

The Queen Bee only eats royal jelly

A beehive’s Queen Bee is much larger than her crew because she lives off of a luxe diet of royal jelly (sometimes called ‘bee milk’), not honey and pollen like her worker bees. This helps her outlive the other honey bees, and makes her capable of laying more than 2000 eggs per day. Go off, queen.

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There are 20,000 different species of bees around the world

“Bees belong to a family of insects called hymenoptera,” explains Lochard. This family has certain characteristics: three pairs of legs, two pairs of wings, and a three-part body. There are 20,000 species of bees around the world, but only two types: domestic and wild. Domestic bees live in colonies and produce honey, but they only make up 10% of the bee population. 90% of bees are wild bees, which are solitary insects. They don’t produce honey or have stingers.

Bees bring the heat—literally

Even in the coldest temperatures (like, winter-in-Quebec levels of cold), the inside of a beehive can remain at a temperature of four degrees Celsius. This is due to the muscular contractions of the bees, who are busy working away.

But the main takeaway from Guerlain’s Bee School? “Many people don’t even know that bees are endangered,” says Lochard. “We protect what we love, but we only love what we know. That’s why we developed Bee School in 2018, to pass down our love for bees to children.”

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The Beauty Industry Is a Hopeless Romantic https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/perfume-love-romance/ Mon, 08 May 2023 19:34:14 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=468955 Are there any depictions of love more romantic, more dizzying and more over-the-top than the ones that exist in the fragrance world? Perhaps only Disney films and romcoms come in as close seconds to the perfume industry, which has long been determined to capture that “drunk in love” feeling in a bottle, sweeping us off […]

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Are there any depictions of love more romantic, more dizzying and more over-the-top than the ones that exist in the fragrance world? Perhaps only Disney films and romcoms come in as close seconds to the perfume industry, which has long been determined to capture that “drunk in love” feeling in a bottle, sweeping us off our feet with grand declarations of love in both the descriptions of fragrance notes and in ad campaigns. The beauty industry may just be the most hopeless romantic there ever was.

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Take, for example, Missing Person, the first fragrance launch from Phlur last year. The scent sold out upon its release, thanks to viral TikToks claiming it smells like someone you love. Indeed, the description on the Phlur website reads: “If nude were a perfume, this is it. Missing Person is pure, provocative and undeniably familiar.” #PerfumeTok creator @paulreactss says in his video, “It could literally make me emotional. This is what love smells like. To me, it smells like when my partner [and I] first met.” This spring, Phlur released its best-selling scent in a candle, calling it “a delicate, yet addictive fragrance that evokes the lingering smell of your lover’s scent.⁠”

 

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Luxury fragrance brand Killian Paris is perhaps most well-known for its Love, Don’t Be Shy fragrance — otherwise known as Rihanna’s favourite perfume. (In case you didn’t know, the A-lister famously smells heavenly.) Its description reads: “First love’s innocence makes itself known with juicy honeysuckle and plush rose softly caressed by the sweetness of luscious marshmallow sugar accord, satisfying the craving pang of new love.” Earlier this year, the brand released Can’t Stop Loving You, described as “a true love declaration, a perfume celebrating love. Can’t Stop Loving You is a narcotic floral fragrance that puts peace in danger.” Oof. Be still, my heart. The list goes on and on: What Would Love Do? by Lush (a personal favourite, which has sadly been discontinued in North America), Chloé’s Love Story, Tory Burch Love Relentlessly, Dior J’Adore.

So what’s with perfumery’s obsession with love? Well, it actually comes down to science. Smells are processed by the brain’s olfactory bulb, which is directly connected to the parts of our brain that process memory and emotion. It’s why a sniff of a certain fragrance can immediately send you on a sudden trip down memory lane (whether you consider yourself a hopeless romantic or not). It’s also why love and scents can’t be separated — they’re chemically intertwined.

But it’s not just fragrances. The makeup industry is head-over-heels in love (and lust), too. Think of iconic products like Nars’ Orgasm and Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara. More recently, Rituel de Fille’s Love Spell (fun fact: this is the exact product used on Riley Keough’s eyelids in Daisy Jones & The Six), Pat McGrath’s Love at First Blush and Love and Lust Duo of glosses, and Charlotte Tilbury’s Look of Love collection, prove that the beauty industry’s obsession with looking, feeling and smelling in love is no short-term fling.

 

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Earlier this year, Byredo launched its first-ever makeup collection, under the creative direction of the brand’s newly appointed creative image and makeup Pprtner, renowned makeup artist Lucia Pica. The collection is called First Emotions, and is inspired by “that first being in love state,” explains Pica on the brand’s site. “It’s enigmatic […], a reflection of how the body feels things before they are comprehended in the brain. There are the different tonalities of love; the different facets — erotic, sincere, unconditional, even unrequited.” Featuring a limited-edition eyeshadow palette, kajal pencil, mascara and two lipsticks, which are available at Holt Renfrew, the collection is said to reflect “the many shades of falling, and being, in love. The highs and lows, bright spots and dark moments, and all of the flurry of emotions that come with falling in love.”

Above all else, First Emotions is a makeup collection for the hopeless romantic. “You kiss and everything becomes a bit more colourful,” Pica told CR Fashion Book about the collection launch.

Swoon.

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Met Gala 2023 Beauty: Our Favourite Looks From Fashion’s Biggest Night https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/celebrity-beauty/met-gala-2023-beauty/ Tue, 02 May 2023 00:16:34 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=469427 Talk about a Met Gala to remember. From Rita Ora’s foot-long nail chains (the coolest, albeit most impractical, nail trend ever?) to Naomi Campbell giving signature Naomi at her 16th (!!!) Met Gala, to Emma Chamberlain’s blue smoky eye and extra-long extensions, the Met Gala 2023 beauty looks did not disappoint. This year’s gala, honouring […]

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Talk about a Met Gala to remember. From Rita Ora’s foot-long nail chains (the coolest, albeit most impractical, nail trend ever?) to Naomi Campbell giving signature Naomi at her 16th (!!!) Met Gala, to Emma Chamberlain’s blue smoky eye and extra-long extensions, the Met Gala 2023 beauty looks did not disappoint. This year’s gala, honouring the late Karl Lagerfeld, gave us equal parts classic and understated (think Irina Shayk, Kate Moss and Gisele Bündchen each donning the hair and makeup looks we know and love them for) and bold and experimental (courtesy of Doja Cat and Lil Nas X, most notably).

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Below, we walk you through our favourite Met Gala 2023 beauty looks and the inspo behind them.

Rita Ora’s foot-long pearl and diamond nail chains

Rita Ora at the 2023 Met Gala
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Beloved nail artist Naomi Yasuda is the genius behind Rita Ora’s unbelievable foot-long jewel and pearl nail chains. Using Manucurist nail polish in the shade “Licorice” to get that jet black base, Yasuda revealed on her Instagram story that she “incorporated classic Chanel elements” like deconstructed, handmade pearls to achieve a memorable nail look that we certainly won’t stop thinking about for days to come.

Suki Waterhouse’s watercolour eyeshadow

Suki Waterhouse at the 2023 Met Gala
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Fresh off of spring’s hottest mini-series, Daisy Jones & The Six, model, singer and actress (actually, add one of our favourite TikTok follows to the list of her accolades, too), Suki Waterhouse, who joked that she’d turn up to the Met Gala tonight thinking the theme was Karl Marx, blew us away with her glam tonight. Paired with her usual romantic bouncy blowout, courtesy of stylist Candice Birns, Waterhouse gave us watercolour paint-chic with a multi-shade pastel eyeshadow look that we’re going to try and recreate ASAP.

Lil Nas X’s pearl-encrusted…everything

Lil Nas X at the 2023 Met Gala
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In a look that can probably be seen from space, Lil Nas X arrived at the Met Gala in silver body paint, glitter, pearls, jewels, and honestly, not much else (see for yourself), right down to his pearl-encrusted nails.  Taking the naked dress trend to an extreme, Lil Nas X’s look was the masterful work of none other than Pat McGrath and her team.

Doja Cat as Choupette


Forget a simple cat eye. Doja Cat went for cat face. (Er, in addition to a not-so-simple cat eye.) In what’s sure to become one of the Met Gala’s most memorable looks ever, Doja Cat walked the carpet paying homage to Karl Lagerfeld’s beloved cat, Choupette, complete with prosthetics and all. Her makeup was the work of Emmy-winning makeup artist Ernesto Casillas, and FX makeup artist Malina Stearns. “We paid tribute to Karl Lagerfield’s beloved cat Choupette and gave Doja a sexy, feline eye using Charlotte Tilbury’s The Feline Flick Liquid Eyeliner,” wrote Casillas on Instagram.

Jessica Chastain’s blonde wig


Sans her signature red locks, a totally unrecognizable Chastain told reporters on the Met Gala red carpet that her new blonde wig “is not forever; it’s for Karl.” Chastain paired her new ‘do with dark sunglasses (and a gorgeous dark smoky eye by makeup artist Kristofer Buckle underneath) as a nod to Lagerfeld’s signature look. Excuse us while we shed a tear.

Emma Chamberlain’s sleek ‘do and smoky eye

Emma Chamberlain at the 2023 Met Gala
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Courtesy of makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan Fisher, who used the Lancôme Hypnôse Eyeshadow Palette in Bleu Hypnotique to achieve the metallic-smoky look, Emma Chamberlain arrived at the Met Gala donning a smoky eye we can’t stop obsessing over. Blue smoky eyes have been poised for a proper comeback for several seasons now, but we think Ms. Chamberlain may finally be the one to officially usher the look in and do it in a modern way. As for her stunning waist-length hair (quite the departure from the star’s choppy bob), it was courtesy of hairstylist Sami Knight, who used Hairitage tools to craft the Carla Bruni-inspired ‘do. “I always like to wash my extensions before use,” says Knight. “I find it makes them blend better with the clients natural hair, as it opens the cuticle somewhat.”

Next, the stylist applied blended Luxy Hair extensions in three different shades (Dark Brown, Cool Dark brown, and a touch of Mocha Bronde Balyage, “just to account for differences in hair shade; hair is often darker in the back, and lighter in the top and front naturally”), teased it at the roots and curled the ends before finishing the look with a baby blue headband. Oh, and you guessed it, hairspray was a must every step of the way.

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These Are the Exact Products Used for Sofia Richie’s Wedding Makeup Look https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/celebrity-beauty/sofia-richie-wedding-makeup/ Tue, 25 Apr 2023 14:36:34 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=469134 In case you missed the news, Sofia Richie got married this past weekend. In what many (it’s us; we’re “many”) are already calling the wedding of the year, the model and Nudestix beauty director married music producer Elliot Grainge at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes in the south of France. Her star-studded wedding was […]

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In case you missed the news, Sofia Richie got married this past weekend. In what many (it’s us; we’re “many”) are already calling the wedding of the year, the model and Nudestix beauty director married music producer Elliot Grainge at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes in the south of France. Her star-studded wedding was a lavish four-day event that included A-list guests like Nicole Richie, Cameron Diaz, and Paris Hilton, three custom Chanel gowns, and the most beautiful, glistening custom veil in the history of veils (covered in water resin droplets! I dew?! I can’t.)

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@catquinn Sofia Richie’s wedding bridal veil by Chanel featured shimmering water resin droplet crystals. What do you think compared to rhinestone and pearl veils? Love!! #sofiarichie #sofiarichiewedding #sofiarichieweddingdress #sofiarichieveil #weddingveil #bridalveil ♬ original sound – &lt3

But perhaps what was most impressive about TikTok’s royal wedding was the bride launching her own TikTok account just four days before the big day, giving fans an unprecedented, real-time, intimate look at the star’s getting ready process leading up to the wedding. The GRWM to end all GRWMs, if you will.

@sofiarichiegraingehere we go 👰🏼♬ original sound – Sofia Richie Grainge

Which brings us to: the makeup. Keeping with the theme of giving the people what they want, makeup artist Pati Dubroff, who did Richie’s makeup at the wedding, posted a TikTok from the Nice airport (!!) divulging all of the product she used to give Richie that timeless-yet-modern clean makeup glow on her big day.

@patidubroff here’s how to get Sofia Richie’s WEDDING makeup look @sofiarichiegrainge #sofiarichiewedding #sofiarichiestyle #bridalmakeup #chanelbeauty #nudestix #welovecoco #makeupbymario #dibsbeauty #maybelline @chanelbeautyofficial ♬ Sunshine – WIRA

A perfect mix of high and low products (think Chanel eyeshadow with Maybelline mascara), “Sofia’s wedding makeup was all about [being] fresh, clean and glowy,” says Dubroff. Can’t argue with that.

Shop the exact products used for Sofia Richie’s wedding makeup look below.

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Sustainable Beauty Brands To Shop During Earth Month (and Beyond!) https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/sustainable-beauty-brands/ Mon, 24 Apr 2023 16:23:42 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=468293 The last few years have been an exciting time in the world of sustainable beauty brands and environmentally friendly beauty. From major advancements in the use of recyclable and recycled materials, to a huge uptick in the popularity of refillable packaging, to waterless products and so much more, we love seeing our favourite brands stepping […]

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The last few years have been an exciting time in the world of sustainable beauty brands and environmentally friendly beauty. From major advancements in the use of recyclable and recycled materials, to a huge uptick in the popularity of refillable packaging, to waterless products and so much more, we love seeing our favourite brands stepping up their game when it comes to eco-friendly products and practices.

RELATED: What Could a Sustainable Future for Fashion and Beauty Look Like?

Read on to learn about some exciting new launches from sustainable beauty brands.

Ardell Beauty

Photography by Ardell Beauty

Beloved falsies brand Ardell Lashes is the go-to for affordable and easy-to-use faux lashes. The brand’s new line of Eco Lashes are all that and more. Eco Lashes are made with 100 per cent sustainable fibres, hand-sewn on an organic cotton band, packaged in a biodegradable paper carton and printed with soy ink, using completely recyclable materials.

Cheekbone Beauty

Photography by Cheekbone Beauty

Made-in-Canada brand (and the first Indigenous-owned brand to be carried on sephora.ca) Cheekbone Beauty has just launched their best-selling Sustain Lipsticks in refillable packaging that is made from natural and renewable bio-based material. Each of the Sustain lipstick shades is named after the earth or land in one of 4,000 Indigenous languages.

Boscia

Photography by Boscia

Earlier this year, skincare brand Boscia launched a refill for its Probiotic Exfoliating Powder Face + Scalp. In accordance with the brand’s ongoing commitment to offer packaging that is made from recyclable or post-consumer recycled material, or be refillable, by 2025, the refillable container is the first plastic-free refill offering from Boscia. The packaging is made of paper that can either be recycled or reused for storage. Plus, the water-activated powder formula results in lower product weight, decreasing the number of necessary transportation vehicles and reducing the carbon footprint it requires for the Probiotic Exfoliating Powder Face + Scalp refill to reach store shelves.

Attitude

Photography by Attitude

Montreal-based brand Attitude has launched its Super Leaves Essential Oils collection, a new line of hair and body products housed in refillable aluminum bottles and formulated with 97.9 per cent naturally derived ingredients. The brand has also just opened its flagship store, a plastic-free boutique on Saint-Denis Street in Montreal, designed by architect David Dworkind and complete with a filling station that encourages customers to refill and reuse their empty bottles.

Drunk Elephant

Photography by Drunk Elephant

Just last month, Drunk Elephant launched refill pods for the brand’s best-selling moisturizers, Protini Polypeptide Cream and Lala Retro Whipped Cream. Now you can get the Instagram-famous moisturizers for $10 less than the original price when you buy the convenient refill pods.

Kiehl’s

Photography by Kiehl’s

Kiehl’s new Rare Earth Deep Pore-Minimizing & Polishing Powder is a purifying clay powder cleanser that’s activated when you add water. It’s made with 96 per cent renewable ingredients, uses 98 per cent less water than Kiehl’s Rare Earth liquid cleanser, and is packaged in a bottle made of 100 per cent post-consumer recycled materials. Oh, and it’s travel-friendly!

Armani Beauty

Photography by Armani

From April 1st to May 31st, shopping Armani Beauty’s beloved My Way Eau de Parfum will help to contribute to the preservation of forests, thanks to Armani’s new Earth Day initiative. In partnership with the brand’s PUR project, Armani Beauty will be planting one tree in Peru for every bottle purchased, and two trees for every refill purchased.

Dermalogica

Dermalogica’s beloved Special Cleansing Gel is now available as a refill. Using 75% less plastic, you can now indulge in your favourite soap-free, gentle foaming cleanser while being gentle on the earth, too.

Guerlain

Photography via Guerlain

Along with Guerlain’s recent eco-redesign of its iconic Aqua Allegoria collection (which now features bottles made from 15% recycled glass and fragrances of up to 95% natural origins), the accompanying campaign by Yann Arthus-Bertrand was produced with a minimal footprint. This included a local, in-France production (limiting the need for the production team to travel) and use of only local, in-season flowers in the shoot.

Nudestix

Photography via Nudestix

This year, Canadian brand Nudestix has partnered with The Canopy Project, an EarthDay.org project focused on conservation and reforestation. With each sale of the The Nudestix Nude Earth Eye Palette (featuring three shimmer shades and three matte shades), the brand will plant one tree.

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5 Tanning (and Self-Tanning) Myths You Need To Stop Believing https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/skin/can-a-base-tan-prevent-a-burn-tanning-myths/ Tue, 18 Apr 2023 14:24:59 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=432030 Like whether getting a base tan really prevents burning

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This article was originally published in 2020 and has been updated.

Canadian temperatures can be unpredictable and confusing at best (from beach weather to parka weather in a week is the norm, tbh), but we all know that whether we’re indoors or outdoors, it’s pouring rain or the sun is shining, SPF is a must, day in and day out. But the unfortunate truth is that most people are still not wearing sunscreen. According to a 2017 Statistics Canada report, only “30% to 40% of adults use sunscreen or seek shade.” The reasoning behind these stats is varied and complex, of course, but the role that misinformation plays cannot be discounted. Harmful and inaccurate tanning myths, originating long before we had the information and knowledge we do today, still exist in the public consciousness. That’s why we spoke to two pros to help us set the record straight on these tanning myths, once and for all. Read on to learn how to properly and effectively protect your skin from the sun.

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True or False: Getting a ‘base tan’ from a tanning bed prevents burning later on

False. This is one of the most popular tanning myths out there. But “there’s little evidence to support the idea that a base tan protects you against sunburn,” says dermatologist and founder of New York-based clinic Fifth Avenue Aesthetics, Dr. Marie Hayag. In fact, if it does offer any protection at all, it’s only the equivalent of wearing sunscreen with an SPF of 3 to 4. While this is better than nothing, no credible expert would ever recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of 4. (An SPF of at least 30 is what’s recommended by most dermatologists for daily use!)

This myth is especially problematic when you consider that most people go the ‘base tan’ route before heading on vacation, where they’re laying on the beach and exposed to the sun for even longer than usual. “The risks of long-term tanning outweigh the unproven benefits of a base tan,” says Dr. Hayag. “Most tanning beds expose people to UVA radiation, and UVA rays are longer and reach deep into the skin. Any tanning damages the skin and can increase the risk of skin cancer, especially if it is frequent or prolonged.”

True or False: Sunscreen will prevent the body from absorbing vitamin D and lead to a deficiency

False. “Studies have never found that everyday sunscreen use leads to vitamin D insufficiency,” says Dr. Hayag. In fact, when studied, people who use sunscreen daily were found to be totally capable of maintaining their vitamin D levels. “One of the explanations for this may be that no matter how much sunscreen you use or how high the SPF, some of the sun’s UV rays do reach your skin. An SPF 15 sunscreen filters out 93% of UVB rays, SPF 30 keeps out 97% and SPF 50 filters out 98%. This leaves anywhere from 2% to 7% of solar UVB reaching your skin, even with high SPF sunscreens—and that’s if you use them perfectly.”

And the truth is that it’s much easier to get a sufficient amount of vitamin D than most people realize—or than conspiracy theorists claim. “Humans can meet the daily requirement for vitamin D through diet or vitamin supplements,” explains Dr. Hayag. “Some food products naturally contain vitamin D, while others are fortified with it, so if you’re worried about getting enough to maintain your health, have a look at your diet first. It is an easy solution and a lot healthier than sitting out in the sun.”

Dr. Hayag suggests “fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel and tuna, which are especially good sources. Small amounts of vitamin D are also present in egg yolks, beef liver and cheese. Many common items, such as milk and orange juice, are fortified with vitamin D.” We could go on and on. The bottom line is that with a combination of eating the right foods and getting some protected sun exposure, your body will get all the vitamin D it needs (really!), so there’s no need to subject yourself to the many risks of unprotected sun exposure.

True or False: Tanning beds are safer than being exposed to the sun’s UV rays

False. Like, extremely false. When it comes to tanning myths, this could be one of the most dangerous. “Exposure to UV radiation [via UVA and UVB rays], regardless of its source, is linked to skin cancer and premature photoaging of the skin,” explains Dr. Hayag. “The fluorescent bulbs used in tanning beds emit both UVA and UVB, but the UVA is estimated to be about three times that of natural sunlight. And because these rays penetrate deeper into the skin than UVB, there is a stronger link between UVA exposure and melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.”

At the end of the day, “UVA and UVB rays cause damage to the DNA in our skin cells. This damage is cumulative and can, over time, lead to mutations in our DNA, and these mutations are what scientists believe to be the precursor to most types of cancer,” says Dr. Hayag. So whether you’re prone to burning or tanning, in the sun or in a tanning bed, “any colour change that occurs on your skin as a result of UV exposure is a sign of DNA damage.”

True or False: Self-tanner can *also* be damaging to skin

True—but only if used incorrectly. “DHA [dihydroxyacetone, which is the active ingredient, a colour additive, used in most self-tanners], when used on its own and in very high quantities, can dehydrate the skin, which of course can lead to premature aging,” says Sophie Evans, St. Tropez’s Celebrity Skin Finishing Expert. This 2008 study found that DHA in self-tanning products introduces free radicals in the skin, a leading cause of premature aging. That being said, the study looked at DHA at concentrations of 5%, 10% and 20%, and it’s important to note that most commercial self-tanners contain 3% to 6% DHA. And the light, gradual self-tanners usually only contain 1% to 2% DHA. (“However, spray salon tanners can be up to 15% to 20%,” says Dr. Hayag.)

So while more studies are needed to better understand the effects of DHA, as long as you’re following usage directions, there’s really no need to freak out about your use of self-tanners. But there are precautions you can take to make sure you’re taking care of your skin. “I would limit UV exposure when wearing a self-tanner,” says Dr. Hayag, “because it really doesn’t provide any UV protection. So you must still wear a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen daily.” She also recommends using antioxidants, like vitamin C, as part of your skincare routine and finding a self-tanner that’s also formulated with antioxidants, to combat the effects of free radicals.

And there’s another reason to pay attention to ingredients: Evans says they also have an impact on getting streak-free results. “St.Tropez tanning products are formulated using other tanning agents alongside DHA . [This includes] Gransolve DMI, a natural ingredient to help the absorption of DHA so the colour develops quicker, and plant-based melanin pigments for zero chance of developing orange hues,” says Evans. “Formulas that work solely [based on] DHA percentage are more likely to streak and are also harder to achieve a natural colour with.” Choosing a self-tanner that simultaneously hydrates, plumps and treats skin is the key to achieving a healthy (and streak-free!) glow, while ensuring your skin is still protected. (For everything you need to know about applying self-tanner at home, make sure to check out our comprehensive guide here.)

True or False: Darker skin tones don’t need sunscreen

False. Everyone should wear sunscreen because everyone is prone to sun damage, albeit to varying degrees. That being said, we’d be remiss to not address the glaring race issues that exist within the field of dermatology and unfairly oversimplify a complex and ongoing problem.

Much of the research that’s been conducted in the field of dermatology has been, and still is, focused on white skin. In a recent analysis of dermatology textbooks, dark skin tones were found to only make up between 4% and 18% of the images in those textbooks. This sets dermatologists-to-be up for failure when it comes to being able to properly diagnose, treat and understand skin issues—including skin cancer—in dark-skinned patients, and contributes to the ongoing problem of misdiagnosis or underdiagnosis of skin conditions.

This bias is what led Malone Mukwende, a medical student at St. George’s University of London, to launch Mind the Gap, a handbook that visually presents skin conditions on darker skin. Take, for instance, melanoma, the most deadly and aggressive form of skin cancer. We know that the earlier melanoma is caught and treated, the higher a patient’s survival rate. For white patients, that survival rate is 94%, while for Black patients, it drops down to 70%, largely because it is diagnosed at a later, and often more aggressive, stage.

This brings us back to wearing sunscreen. While it is certainly true that skin cancer is possible and has been recorded in all skin tones, just how susceptible darker skin tones are to sun damage is an area that requires more research. For now, what scientists have found is that those with darker skin tones have more productive melanocytes (the cells that produce melanin), contributing to an absorption rate of UV rays that’s roughly 30% to 50% of the absorption rate of UV rays found in white skin. (Oh and, while we’re debunking myths, we should also note that while dark skin does naturally have some SPF, it’s only around SPF 13—i.e. still not the SPF 30 that dermatologists recommend wearing daily for proper sun protection).

So, are you less likely to get skin cancer if you have Black or Brown skin? Yes, it appears so (though more research is needed). But if a Black or Brown person does develop skin cancer, are they less likely to have it caught early, thus making it more dangerous and likely to spread? Also yes. So should everyone, including those with darker skin, wear sunscreen to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful rays, especially since the system that’s currently in place to protect the health and well-being of its citizens often fails them due to dangerous and deep-rooted biases that are rampant in both the healthcare and education systems? Yup.

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The Products You Need for the Ultimate “Everything Shower” https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/everything-shower/ Thu, 13 Apr 2023 17:17:33 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=468590 If you’re on #BeautyTok, then you’ve probably come across videos about an elusive “everything shower” on your FYP. The hashtag has over 160 million views (and counting), with pages upon pages of videos documenting different creators’ routines. But wait — what is an everything shower? RELATED: These Are The Products You Need to Achieve the […]

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If you’re on #BeautyTok, then you’ve probably come across videos about an elusive “everything shower” on your FYP. The hashtag has over 160 million views (and counting), with pages upon pages of videos documenting different creators’ routines. But wait — what is an everything shower?

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The weekly shower involves an in-depth process that essentially requires deep-cleaning your hair and body. That is, aside from the normal shampoo-conditioner-body wash trifecta of a usual shower, an everything shower features the basics plus some (OK, lots) of bells and whistles. Think of it as an at-home spa day.

From scalp scrubbers and hair masks to body exfoliators and toners, we’ve rounded up the products you need to indulge in an extensive everything shower that gets you squeaky-clean and ready for the week ahead.

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Hailey Bieber Is Prepared in Case She’s Ever Stranded on a Desert Island https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/celebrity-beauty/hailey-bieber-rhode-skin-canada/ Tue, 28 Mar 2023 16:00:58 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=467703 As Hailey Bieber’s face pops onto my screen at the beginning of our Zoom call, I find myself going through a mental checklist of the details that make up her signature beauty look. Bare eyes? Check. Glowing skin? Check. Brown bob slicked down into a middle part? Check. Almond-shaped nails and ultra-glossy lips? Check and […]

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As Hailey Bieber’s face pops onto my screen at the beginning of our Zoom call, I find myself going through a mental checklist of the details that make up her signature beauty look. Bare eyes? Check. Glowing skin? Check. Brown bob slicked down into a middle part? Check. Almond-shaped nails and ultra-glossy lips? Check and check. She has nailed the “model off duty” look. The 26-year-old model-turned-brand founder (and former FASHION cover star) is nine months into the launch of her brand Rhode Skin, her first foray into skincare. With a waitlist of over one million across its products (of which there are only a handful), it’s safe to say that the brand has, by all accounts, been a smashing success. Today, Rhode begins shipping to Canada, its first expansion outside of the U.S. market.

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Proving that her commitment to minimalism is more than just an aesthetic choice, Bieber launched Rhode with only three products (five, if you count all three flavours of the Peptide Lip Treatment: Salted Caramel, Watermelon Slice and Unscented). “The beauty industry is very crowded,” says Bieber. “There are so many amazing brands [out there]. I wanted Rhode to be a brand that could put out that one really good moisturizer or that one really good lip treatment. We’re also conscious of not putting excess into the environment. These are things that are topics of conversation every single time we meet about a new product.”

Photography by Stevie Dance

Plus, through her years in the modelling industry, Bieber has learned the hard way that less is definitely more when it comes to skincare. “When your skin barrier is healthy and happy, your skin is healthy. But so many things can disturb your barrier, like travelling, the environment, and using harsh products. When I was a teenager, if I was having any sort of breakout, I thought throwing salicylic acid on it would fix it. You just want to get rid of it so you try to burn it off.” (Teen celebrities: they’re just like us.) “That’s why Rhode is so focused on hydration and a [healthy] barrier,” says Bieber.

Rhode Skin launched with a Peptide Glazing Fluid ($44), an instantly plumping and hydrating gel serum, Barrier Restore Cream ($44), a barrier-supporting cream moisturizer, and three Lip Peptide Treatments ($24 each). The entire lineup can also be purchased via The Rhode Kit ($142). “The idea behind the launch was, ‘What are the three things I couldn’t survive a flight without?” Bieber explains. “Or if I was stranded on a desert island and could only have three things with me, what would they be? That was the mentality for me.”

The clean, ultra-minimal look that Hailey Bieber has become known for is Rhode’s aesthetic as well, right down to the brand’s muted grey and white packaging. “My technical title at the brand is founder and creative director,” says Bieber. “Coming from the fashion industry, I’m obsessed with imagery, so things like [packaging and branding] took a lot of time because I’m so specific about the little details.”

So what’s Rhode’s secret to standing out in the ever-so-saturated beauty industry? “I feel like I’m in sync with my audience,” says Bieber. “Most of the products that are being developed or are in the pipeline for the next couple years are what people are asking for [right now]. So I’m like, ‘We must be in a good place.’ It makes me really happy because that’s such a big part of creating a brand for people who look to you for your style, or your skincare routine, or your aesthetic.”

So what’s next for the ultra-minimalist brand? Expansion and growth, of course. Expansion into new markets, and expansion into new categories, too. But don’t expect a massive explosion of product offerings from Rhode. “I think a 10-step routine is unnecessary,” says Bieber. “But that’s just me.”

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6 Perfume Pros on Having a Signature Scent vs. Rotating Fragrances https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/signature-scent-vs-rotating-fragrances/ Mon, 27 Mar 2023 13:44:17 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=467848 Our sense of smell is closely and intimately linked with memory, more than any of our other senses. So much so, that upon a single whiff, we can instantly be transported to a specific person, place, or moment in time (for better or for worse). This is actually due to the anatomy of our brain. […]

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Our sense of smell is closely and intimately linked with memory, more than any of our other senses. So much so, that upon a single whiff, we can instantly be transported to a specific person, place, or moment in time (for better or for worse). This is actually due to the anatomy of our brain. Smells are processed by the brain’s olfactory bulb, the structure that sends information to the other areas of the body. And the olfactory bulb is directly connected to the amygdala and hippocampus, the parts of our brain that process memory and emotion.

So if you’re someone who wears a signature scent — that is, a fragrance you spritz on each day, without fail — you can be assured that when people who spend time around you get a whiff of that scent elsewhere, they’ll be reminded of you. (Really — their brains are wired for it.) Alternatively, if you prefer to rotate scents, you’re setting yourself up for a lifetime of scent associations — tied to vacations, relationships, new jobs, heartbreaks, and everything in between. No matter which way of wearing scent you subscribe to, it’s easy to see why fragrance is one of the most emotional and evocative ways that we use beauty products to connect with the world and the people around us.

Below, we spoke to six perfume pros — from world-renowned perfumers, to TikTok creators whose scent wardrobes are nothing short of impressive, to podcast hosts who explore the stories behind the fragrances we love — about how and why they wear scents the way that they do, whether that’s a signature scent or rotating fragrances.

Fabrice Pellegrin, Principal Perfumer and Director of Natural Product Innovation at Firmenich

“I don’t have a signature perfume, but I find it moving when you recognize a person by their perfume and they recognize themselves entirely in it,” says Fabrice Pellegrin. “That’s the greatest compliment for a perfumer.” A world-renowned perfumer, 2017 Perfumer of the Year recipient, and most recently, the nose behind Diptyque’s latest scent, L’Eau Papier (a subtle blend of white musk, mimosa, and blonde woods), Pellegrin usually wears the creations he’s working on at the moment, to see how they evolve on his skin. “When I have the opportunity to wear perfume outside of work, I take care to select my perfume according to my mood, the place I’m going and the people I’m going to meet.” Although Pellegrin rotates his fragrances, he sticks to signature notes to give his scent wardrobe an element of cohesion. “I particularly like patchouli, amber and woody accords.”

These days, his rotating selection of fragrances include: “Diptyque L’Eau Papier, which I’ve worn a lot in the last few months during its development and launch. I particularly like its soothing quality and I continue to wear it in intimate settings. I also regularly wear Eau Duelle; it embodies my vision of “French chic.” It’s a very good perfume for an elegant evening. For a business meeting, I prefer Eau Rihla; it gives you a feeling of power when you wear it.”

Tynan Sinks, co-host of Smell Ya Later podcast

“I used to have two signature scents that I switched throughout the year; one for spring and summer, and one for fall and winter,” says Tynan Sinks, a beauty columnist, copywriter and consultant, and co-host of one of our favourite scent-focused podcasts, Smell Ya Later. “As my love for fragrance grew, so did my hunger to experience as many types of scents as I could, so I challenged myself to widen the scope. These days, with my work in beauty and the podcast, it’s not so much of a fragrance wardrobe as it is a fragrance archive. I find that allowing myself the freedom to switch it up lets me experience the world differently each day.”

As for the scents in his regular rotation, Sinks reaches for: “1996, the (sadly discontinued) softly sweet, suede-y scent by Byredo, and Intoxicated by Kilian, a sensual coffee fragrance that I can’t get enough of. Last year I couldn’t stop wearing Milk Personal from Commodity, a gorgeous, lightweight, lactonic marshmallow wood. And finally, Cloud by Ariana Grande, the absolutely one-of-a-kind blend of coconut cream, pear, marshmallow, electricity-charged air, and heavy, humid clouds before rain.”

Sable Yong, co-host of Smell Ya Later podcast

“I love having a scent wardrobe. I think the idea of a signature scent is very romantic and I aspire to be that consistent of a person, but I’m simply not her,” says NYC-based Sable Yong, co-host of Smell Ya Later podcast. “I prefer wearing scents according to my moods, which change daily. I don’t believe in scents being categorized as for men or women, for day or night, or for work or play — I’m quite agnostic in that sense — but I love being able to complete my expression for any given day with an appropriate scent. I do, however, like to choose a particular scent for vacation or travel, so whenever I smell it again, it reminds me of that trip.

Some scents I’ve been reaching for lately are: D.S. & Durga Pistachio, Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume, Matiere Premiere Crystal Saffron, Abel Pink Iris, and Kilian Princess.”

Petra Mocanu, @fragrancedictionary on TikTok

“I love the idea of a signature scent and having something incredibly personal that truly represents you,” says Mocanu, a self-proclaimed perfume addict who reviews and suggests unexpected fragrance combinations to her 150,000 followers on TikTok. “However, I personally could never commit to one perfume because I would feel like I’m missing out on so many other amazing ones. That makes it difficult for me to pick a perfume, but I like to take into consideration three factors whenever I choose what to wear: weather, place, and my overall mood.” Even though she doesn’t have a signature scent, there are some perfumes that Mocanu gravitates towards, such as Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Amyris Femme (“all year round”), Versace Crystal Noir (“I like wearing this when I go out”) and Delina by Parfums de Marly (“beautiful during the spring”).

Francis Kurkdjian, Perfumer and Creative Director at Maison Francis Kurkdjian

“I strongly believe that the [idea] of wearing one single fragrance, or a signature scent, is passé and old fashioned,” says perfumer and creative director, Francis Kurkdjian. “Men and women are complex with multiple facets. You don’t wear the same outfit in the same colour every day, so why would you always wear the same scent?” Having a robust fragrance wardrobe allows the wearer to express different aspects of their personality, explains Kurkdjian. As for his personal collection of scents, he explains, “I no longer wear fragrance outside of what I am currently working on. I need to experience each of them and live with them until I decide they are [complete]. To me ingredients are like words for a writer, or colours for a painter. I consider them tools that you play with to create the fragrance you have in mind. So, I would say my favourite [scents] are raw materials that help me compose the fragrances I dream about. As a perfumer, when it comes to my personal preference, the fragrances I have in mind for the future are always the most intriguing and interesting to me.”

As for his suggestions for us non-perfumers? “Our Aqua collection is the essential piece in one’s wardrobe, similar to a classic white shirt that you can wear on any occasion. It’s fresh, versatile and genderless. Then there are our elegant yet easy-to-wear scents such as Amyris, Pluriel, À la rose or more androgynous pieces like Gentle Fluidity or l’Homme À la rose. We also have more enveloping scents like Grand Soir, our Oud collection or Baccarat Rouge 540 (editor’s note: if you know, you know). The latest scent that debuted last fall, 724, is inspired by the smell and feel of the energy of big cities, transporting you from New York to Paris, Shanghai to Berlin. Each fragrance has its own olfactive signature for every personality and occasion.”

Fragrance enthusiast and collector, @oliviaolfactory on TikTok

“While I understand the power behind having a signature scent to be remembered by, I personally am a fan of having a fragrance rotation to suit different moods, occasions, and seasons,” says fragrance collector and TikTok creator, @oliviaolfactory. “My all-time favourite scent is Thé Noir by Le Labo; it’s a dark, earthy tea and fig fragrance. I’m also fond of the new fragrance Valaya by Parfums de Marly, an elegant yet fresh citrus and peach scent. And for date night I adore Intense Café by Montale, a powerful yet sweet rose, coffee, and vanilla fragrance.”

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Starface Partners With Hello Kitty Once Again + More Beauty News https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/starface-hello-kitty/ Sat, 14 Aug 2021 13:15:09 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=433986 Peace Out Skincare’s new Repairing Moisturizer is here   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Peace Out Skincare (@peaceoutskincare) Peace Out Skincare, the brand loved for its pimple patches, has just released its very first moisturizer. The Repairing Moisturizer, which launched three days ago, is designed to calm and soothe redness, […]

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Peace Out Skincare’s new Repairing Moisturizer is here


Peace Out Skincare, the brand loved for its pimple patches, has just released its very first moisturizer. The Repairing Moisturizer, which launched three days ago, is designed to calm and soothe redness, boost the skin barrier and lock in optimal moisture levels — making it ideal as we transition into fall weather. It’s also suitable for all skin types (even the most sensitive skin) and is formulated with good-for-you ingredients like rosehip oil, a ceramide complex and squalane. Think of it as your one-stop-shop for hydration.

Starface x Hello Kitty are back with a second collab

 

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Following Starface’s successful first collaboration with Hello Kitty (remember those cute Starface x Hello Kitty Hydro-Stars that sold out in less than 72 hours last winter?), the Instagram-famous brand has once again teamed up with the world’s most recognizable feline. This time, the brands have created a limited edition version of Starface’s Pore Strips. Formulated with a blend of witch hazel leaf extract and aloe barbadensis leaf extract, the Starface x Hello Kitty pore strips are available for $10 per pack (you get eight strips in a pack) and are sure to sell out fast so we suggest you hit “add to cart” right about meow.

Ilia Beauty’s Fullest Volumizing Mascara has landed at Sephora Canada

 

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After selling 1.5 million tubes of its famous Limitless Mascara, Ilia Beauty is back with what’s sure to be another cult favourite product. The Fullest Volumizing Mascara, the brand’s second mascara offering, landed at Sephora Canada on August 14 and is loaded with ingredients like arginine and provitamin B5 to support healthier, stronger lashes. And can we talk about the brush? The ultra-thick, violin-shaped brush is designed to coat each and every lash, leaving them looking fluffier than ever.

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Kate Winslet Is Bringing Her Famous Self-Deprecating Humour to the Beauty Industry https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/celebrity-beauty/kate-winslet-2021-interview/ Wed, 11 Aug 2021 16:30:02 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=433812 “I’ve been dealing with ‘Zoom face’ just as much as everyone else,” Kate Winslet tells me over — what else — a Zoom call. She’s referring to the recently coined term that describes the psychological toll of staring at our own faces during frequent video meetings over the past year, leading many to the discovery […]

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“I’ve been dealing with ‘Zoom face’ just as much as everyone else,” Kate Winslet tells me over — what else — a Zoom call. She’s referring to the recently coined term that describes the psychological toll of staring at our own faces during frequent video meetings over the past year, leading many to the discovery of facial imperfections that, prior to 2020, they were completely oblivious to. For some, it’s been a new forehead wrinkle or two that can’t be unseen. For Winslet, ‘Zoom face’ has led her to ponder the peculiarity of her eyebrows in relation to one another — at least according to her. “I’ve been noticing that one eyebrow is lower than the other, and if I’m really tired, it’s way lower,” she says. I reassure her that brows are meant to be cousins, not twins, anyway, and with a laugh she immediately snaps out of having a single care about the placement of her eyebrows and into the self-deprecating humour that she’s known for. “It’s funny, I’ll be in the middle of an interview and I’ll be like, ‘Oh my god, I’m so sorry but I just noticed that my left eyebrow has fallen halfway down my face’.” It’s the type of mid-interview interruption that she’s earned the right to make at this point in her career, she jokes.

Of course, it’s not just her impressive acting career (which spans over 25 years and includes multiple Academy Award nominations and a Best Actress win) that’s shaped her ability to exist in Hollywood — an industry notorious for its rigid standards and a reputation for taking itself too seriously — with the type of ease and unwavering casualness that is so synonymous with the actress. It’s simply that it has never occurred to her to be anything other than herself. “The perfect Hollywood woman is a myth,” she says. “So [I’d rather] be someone who is accessible to other women.”

Winslet says that when she first made her debut in Hollywood, being honest and frank was something that came to her as a result of, and perhaps even a defence mechanism against, feeling under a lot of scrutiny in the industry. “When Titanic came out, there was a lot of conversation about my [appearance] and weight, which was such a shock to me because I had a very average body shape. It was very important to me to come out the other side of that having said, ‘Hang on a minute; the problem is yours, not mine.’ It’s why I continue to say the things [I do], because they give validation to the majority of women who are, like me, of average size.” This long-standing, deeply ingrained confidence is even more impressive considering the fact that Winslet was only 22 when Titanic was released, a time that is often associated with navigating issues of self-esteem and body image. Now, 24 years later, Winslet says she’ll “never tire of being a spokesperson for the majority of us.”

That role, which has cemented her place as one of Hollywood’s most beloved figures, has led her to another spokesperson title, this time with L’Oréal Paris as the new face of the brand’s Age Perfect line. Her first order of business is appearing in campaigns for the newly launched Age Perfect Cell Renewal Midnight Serum ($48), a product that flips the idea of antioxidants as a solely protective daytime ingredient on its head. Instead, it emphasizes the importance of using an antioxidant product at night as well, when skin is in repair mode, to undo the damage done throughout the daytime. But rest assured — it simultaneously does all of the usual, good stuff associated with nighttime products, too (like encouraging cell turnover and revealing more radiant skin).

Perhaps, given what is known about the actress, this next point is stating the obvious, but Winslet is a die-hard fan of minimalist skincare, never having been tempted by dozen-step routines and endless shelves lined with expensive potions. “I don’t believe that good skincare should be expensive, either,” she says. “So If someone can only afford one product, this [multipurpose] serum can be it.”

The product’s multitasking approach is key for Winslet, who, over the last year and a half at home, has wholeheartedly embraced a ‘less is more’ approach to beauty. “To me, the worlds of celebrity and beauty are totally separate and disconnected [from my real life],” she says. “It just takes a lot of effort and time, and I’d rather be spending that time with my kids. Of course there are fun moments, like walking the red carpet and celebrating a movie release, but those moments still feel like my job. My real world is so different from that.”

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Burberry Hero, the Brand’s New Scent, Is Here + More Beauty News You May Have Missed https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/burberry-hero/ Sat, 07 Aug 2021 13:35:52 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=433630 Burberry Hero has arrived   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Burberry Beauty (@burberrybeauty) Unless you’ve been living under a (social media-free) rock, you’ve likely been acquainted with Burberry’s new men’s fragrance launch, Hero, which dropped on August 2. With an ad campaign that features actor Adam Driver as an enigmatic, […]

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Burberry Hero has arrived

 

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Unless you’ve been living under a (social media-free) rock, you’ve likely been acquainted with Burberry’s new men’s fragrance launch, Hero, which dropped on August 2. With an ad campaign that features actor Adam Driver as an enigmatic, strapping centaur set against a moody coastal backdrop, it’s pretty hard to miss. To learn more about the new fragrance, we spoke with Aurelien Guichard, the nose behind the scent.

“Hero is a scent that embodies hope, strength, power, but also a real sensibility,” he says. “We wanted to create a fragrance that embodies freedom, and at the same time adds a dimension of softness and care for the environment.” To touch on the environmental element, Guichard included upcycled ingredients like Atlas cedarwood oil from North Africa, extracted from cedarwood waste.

“We combined three different qualities of cedarwood oil. Virginia, which is dry and vibrant, Atlas, to add an amber-y, soft olfactive profile, and finally, cedarwood oil from the Himalayas, which is almost honey-like. The combination of these three cedars creates an imaginary fourth cedar, and we really built a fragrance around this woody identity. Cedar is also an interesting ingredient as it symbolizes freedom, strength and incorruptibility — to me, an element that is very proper to the modern hero.”

The scent, which combines cedar with bright notes of juniper and Italian bergamot, wholly embraces the idea of contradictions and duality (note the selection of Driver as the face of the fragrance, who is simultaneously bold, and subtle, in appearance and in character). “I think the project is all about that — it’s about finding ingredients that are masculine, but not just strong and boring. It’s about being subtle, refined, but still very masculine.”

Beautycounter’s Think Big All-In-One Mascara is here

 

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Hot on the heels of its Lid Glow Cream Shadow launch, certified B-corp brand Beautycounter has dropped Think Big All-In-One Mascara, a creamy, tripeptide-infused formula that conditions and strengthens lashes while adding substantial lift and volume. Created with true black pigment — a carbon black alternative that adheres to the brand’s 12 rigorous safety standards — the weightless formula includes a mix of rice bran, calendula flower extract, and carnauba waxes for a lightweight, non-irritating feel. Plus, it’s housed in a stunning golden vessel made with 31 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) and features a flexible wand to coat every lash hair with incredible precision.

Amika drops Power Hour Curl Refreshing Spray

 

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In need of a mid-week curl reboot? Consider adding Power Hour Curl Refreshing Spray, the latest addition to Amika’s best-selling curl collection, to your hair routine. This lightweight, shine-enhancing spray features tapioca starch and linseed extract to redefine waves, curls and coils, while hydrolyzed wheat protein and soybean extract seal in moisture to smooth away frizz. Spritz it on second (or third, or fourth) day curls to instantly bring them back to life. On freshly washed hair, cocktail it with Amika’s Curl Corps Defining Cream and Curl Corps Enhancing Gel before diffusing to achieve definition, bounce and touchable softness for days.

Touchland relaunches its Power Mist Moisturizing Hand Sanitizers

 

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Up your hand sanitizer game with Touchland, the trendiest germ-buster since… well, ever, really. Since launching in 2018, the brand has gone viral (no pun intended) for its playful packaging, non-sticky feel and delightfully addictive scents. Now, in collaboration with Swiss perfume house Givaudan — responsible for hits like Pink Sugar and well as top-shelf fragrances from luxury brands Diptyque and Etat Libre d’Orange — Touchland has reinvented its OG collection with updated versions of its signature scents, along with five new fragrances, including fresh apple, velvet peach and rainwater. To celebrate the relaunch, the brand is unveiling a racy campaign across all its social media channels, featuring sexy imagery — in direct contrast to its squeaky clean purpose. “As we are all learning how to navigate a post-COVID world, our relaunch comes at a time when the desire to touch is higher than ever. We want to empower people to have a good time, without being reckless,” says founder Andrea Lisbona. You’ll definitely want to get your hands on this one.

Moon Juice has arrived in Canada

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Canadians can finally (!) hit “add to cart” on wellness brand Moon Juice. Now exclusively available at Sephora Canada, the holistic beauty brand boasts an array of adaptogenic skincare and wellness supplements, to help de-stress your body from the inside out. Choose from seven of the brand’s best-selling supplements, skincare, and haircare products, including SuperYou, an ashwagandha-packed supplement designed for energy and focus; Magnesi-Om, a calming berry-flavoured drink mix; and Cosmic Cream, an elasticity-boosting moisturizer that offers blue light protection. Moon Juice’s entry into Sephora Canada marks the first time the retail giant is including supplements in its lineup of offerings, potentially opening the door for further expansion into the wellness category down the line. Gear up for some major self-care.

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These Are the August 2021 Beauty Launches We’re Looking Forward To https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/august-2021-beauty-launches/ Thu, 05 Aug 2021 20:08:45 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=433537 We’ve got about a month left of summer heat and humidity before we head into transitional weather, so we suggest you soak up the sun and load up on the beauty products that will help you get the most out of it. From one of our favourite sunscreen launches of the year to a new […]

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We’ve got about a month left of summer heat and humidity before we head into transitional weather, so we suggest you soak up the sun and load up on the beauty products that will help you get the most out of it. From one of our favourite sunscreen launches of the year to a new bold fragrance, and must-try brands making their Canadian debut, there’s lots to get excited about. These are the August 2021 beauty launches you need on your radar.

Tatcha Indigo Overnight Repair

 

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Want to indulge your skin in a treatment that’s more nourishing than a serum but more potent than a cream? Enter: Tatcha’s new Indigo Overnight Repair, a serum-in-cream formula that’s designed to calm irritation and balance the microbiome overnight, thanks to its ultra-soothing blend of Japanese Indigo, Mondo Grass and ceramides.

Calvin Klein Defy

 

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“I wish I could bottle up that first-day-of-vacation feeling, when you wake up and look out at the ocean for the first time,” says Richard Madden. The actor — who is most well-known for his portrayal of Robb Stark in Game of Thrones and his Golden Globe-winning performance in Bodyguard — is the newest addition to the Calvin Klein fragrance family, as the face of Calvin Klein Defy, the brand’s latest men’s scent. The fragrance explores the concept of contrasts, pairing deep, woody notes with fresh citrus and delicate lavender. Madden says he was drawn to the unexpected duality of notes because of the parallels to his own personality, specifically when it comes to balancing confidence and vulnerability. “I can get onstage in front of thousands of people and act, but if I have to stand up in a room of like, six people, I can be very shy and self-conscious,” he says. “I find it can be easier to get on a stage and be someone else, use someone else’s words and wear someone else’s clothes, than to be in a small room and be yourself.”

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex

Did you know that facial muscles are the only group of muscles in the entire body that are directly attached to skin? These muscles are responsible for creating dynamic facial expressions (like blinking and squinting) and these repetitive micro-movements can actually decrease natural collagen levels and increase irritation. What’s more, the eye area skin is thinner than the skin on the rest of your face, so it’s one of the first areas to show signs of aging. That’s why Estée Lauder’s new Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate supports skin’s natural nightly repair process and provides antioxidant protection, promoting its natural production of new cells and collagen to improve elasticity over time. Plus, the product’s custom applicator, which is made of stainless steel, is specially engineered to grab onto the perfect amount of product, allowing for precise and easy application around the delicate eye area, while the cryo-steel wand simultaneously cools skin by two degrees Celsius, providing a de-puffing effect.

Noble Panacea launches at Nordstrom Canada

 

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If you’ve been eyeing the luxury skincare line Noble Panacea, now’s your chance. The skincare brand that’s famously backed by Nobel Prize research (it was founded by Nobel Laureate, Sir Fraser Stoddart!) will be making its debut at Nordstrom Canada this month. Stoddart’s contribution towards “the design and synthesis of molecular machines,” including Organic Super Molecular Vessel technology, is used in all Noble Panacea formulations. How’s that for science-backed formulations?

Kristin Ess Hair has landed at Shoppers Drug Mart


Huge news for haircare fanatics: Kristin Ess Hair, the eponymous brand of products founded by the beloved celebrity stylist who’s behind the lush manes of Lauren Conrad, Lucy Hale, and Jenna Dewan, is making its way north of the border, to Shoppers Drug Mart, this month. The haircare line includes everything from glosses to accessories, conditioners to styling tools, and so much more. Get ready to stock up and have the best hair days of your life.

Biossance Squalane and Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen

 

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On the hunt for the perfect sheer, non-sticky sunscreen that will get you through the heat and humidity? Look no further than Biossance’s new Squalane and Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen. The easily absorbable, comfortable to wear broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen is super hydrating thanks to the addition of squalane in its formula. Trust us — once you try it, you’ll never complain about having to put on sunscreen again.

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7 Watermelon Beauty Products to Help You Celebrate National Watermelon Day https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/watermelon-beauty/ Tue, 03 Aug 2021 15:54:51 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=337158 Watermelon has always been synonymous with summer, thanks to the fact that it’s crazy-hydrating and refreshing (it is 92 percent water, after all) and, of course, because it’s delicious. The latter quality aside, the first clue that watermelon might make a great beauty product ingredient is simply the fact that our skin, like the rest […]

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Watermelon has always been synonymous with summer, thanks to the fact that it’s crazy-hydrating and refreshing (it is 92 percent water, after all) and, of course, because it’s delicious. The latter quality aside, the first clue that watermelon might make a great beauty product ingredient is simply the fact that our skin, like the rest of our body, needs hydration. But we don’t need to tell that to anyone who’s ever experienced a long, cold Canadian winter. But more than just the hydration factor, watermelon is full of ingredients that can do wonders for your skin. Like citrulline, for example. It’s an amino acid that improves blood circulation and acts as a natural exfoliator. And lycopene, an anti-inflammatory, which means it can reduce puffiness and redness in your skin, as can vitamins C, A, and B6, all found in watermelon. And since watermelon is full of antioxidants, it can be used to protect your skin from free radicals and treat fine lines, which is why new watermelon beauty products continue to pop up on the shelves of beauty stores.

And it’s not just skin that can benefit from watermelon’s benefits. The fruit can actually have a plumping effect on hair, too, because of how hydrating it is.

The fruit has been used in natural remedies for ages (like rubbing watermelon rind onto inflamed skin to get its soothing properties), but one beauty product really reintroduced watermelon as a beauty hero. Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, which became one of the most-hyped beauty products of 2017, selling out countless times at Sephora — including the day it launched. In fact, it became Sephora’s best-selling mask that year.

Now, not only has Glow Recipe released a series of new watermelon products (including the brand’s first foray into body care earlier this year), but plenty of other brands got the watermelon beauty memo. We’ve rounded up our faves below.

Garnier Fructis 3-in-1 Watermelon Extract Mask

 

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This one-minute weekly hair treatment can be used as a mask, a leave-in treatment or a conditioner, for an extra boost of moisture that we all need in the summer.

Aceology Hydro Glow & Deep Hydration Watermelon Eye Mask

 

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This refreshing cocktail of vitamin C-rich watermelon extract and aloe vera leaf extract is a great pick-me-up for your under-eye area.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Dream Body Cream

 

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Fun fact: according to founders Sarah Lee and Christine Chang, this lotion was inspired by the Korean tradition of rubbing chilled watermelon rind onto skin to soothe irritation and help cool down heat rash in the summer.

Milk Makeup Watermelon Serum Stick

 

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Milk Makeup’s serum in stick form is must for on-the-go hydration.

Su-Man Refining Facial Polish

 

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This exfoliator is loaded with watermelon, papaya and pomegranate extracts to gently buff away dead skin cells. Sienna Miller is said to be a big fan.

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel

 

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Bet you didn’t know that everyone’s favourite daytime hydrating gel is made with watermelon rind to plump and soothe skin.

Lancer Method Body Cleanse

 

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Celeb dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer is known for his skin-changing products — which don’t stop at the neck. This body wash is made with a trio of nourishing watermelon seed oil, marula oil, and kigelia fruit extracts to keep skin supple and soft after the shower.

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Fenty Parfum is Coming + More Beauty News You May Have Missed This Week https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/fenty-parfum/ Sat, 31 Jul 2021 13:01:04 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=433343 Dezi Skin launches Dew Me Over   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by DEZI SKIN (@deziskin) Following the launch of Desi Perkins’ brand, Dezi Skin, with a vitamin C serum, the brand’s second launch, Dew Me Over, a mist spray, is officially here. The mist contains two powerful concentrates: one identical […]

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Dezi Skin launches Dew Me Over

 

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Following the launch of Desi Perkins’ brand, Dezi Skin, with a vitamin C serum, the brand’s second launch, Dew Me Over, a mist spray, is officially here. The mist contains two powerful concentrates: one identical to your skin’s natural lipids and the other filled with natural fruit extracts and antioxidants. Dew Me Over can be used on bare skin to prep and hydrate your complexion pre-makeup application, or after makeup to set your look.

BeautyCounter’s Lid Glow Cream Shadow is here

 

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Looking for a cream eyeshadow that won’t budge through the summer heat and humidity? Look no further than BeautyCounter’s just-launched Lid Glow Cream Shadow. Available in 10 buildable shades and housed in a recyclable (and chic!) glass bottle, the shadows are easy to wear (really — just blend with your fingers) and suitable for even the most sensitive skin. They’re even formulated with responsibly sourced mica, something that is often overlooked in makeup products that features that beloved illuminating shimmer.

A Fenty Parfum is on its way


Well, it may not be an album, but Rihanna’s upcoming release, Fenty Parfum, does happen to be a brand new category for Fenty Beauty. The singer just announced that a “sensual, confident yet sexxy” fragrance launch is on its way soon, and you just know it’s sure to sell out — fast.

Menstrual product brand joni has officially donated 100,000 pads since its launch

 

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Canadian period care brand joni has announced that it’s just surpassed 100,000 pads donated across Canada since its March 2020 launch. The British Columbia-based brand’s “one-for-one” #getjonigivejoni model sees one of its sustainably made biodegradable pads donated for every pad purchased on the site, as part of the brand’s mission to breaking the cycle of period poverty. Launched by Linda Biggs and Jayesh Vekariya, the co-founders recognized that in Canada, a staggering one in three people under the age of 25 who menstruate experience period poverty. They set out on a mission to tackle the issue via partnerships with non-profit organizations, advocating for new period equity policies and initiatives and the distribution of period care products to those who need it most.

ONE/SIZE concealer is finally here

 

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ONE/SIZE, the beauty brand launched by Patrick Starrr, has just dropped its latest release: the Turn Up The Base Butter Silk Concealer. Available in 24 shades and formulated with caffeine, mango and avocado butters, as well as collagen-boosting peptides, the concealer does some serious heavy lifting in the skincare arena as you wear it. Of course, its dark circle-covering abilities are no joke, either.

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5 Lipsticks You Need to Add to Your Rotation for National Lipstick Day https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/national-lipstick-day-2021/ Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:08:52 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=433273 Happy National Lipstick Day, beauty lovers! Whether you’re celebrating with your favourite classic nude shade or you’re taking the day to experiment with a bold new hue, we think there’s no better way to ring in what should be (in our humble opinion), a national holiday, than to stock your cart with a brand new […]

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Happy National Lipstick Day, beauty lovers! Whether you’re celebrating with your favourite classic nude shade or you’re taking the day to experiment with a bold new hue, we think there’s no better way to ring in what should be (in our humble opinion), a national holiday, than to stock your cart with a brand new selection of shades.

Not sure where to start? We’ve rounded up five great options for National Lipstick Day 2021.

CTZN Cosmetics’ Nudiversal Lip Duos

 

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Available in a staggering 25 different shades of nude, CTZN Cosmetics‘ Nudiversal Lip Duos offer the widest range of nudes from any brand on the market today. The double-ended matte lipstick and lip gloss combos are vegan and cruelty-free and are formulated with wild mango butter to be ultra-hydrating. If nude is your lipstick shade of choice, we highly recommend checking this brand (founded by three sisters) out.

La Bouche Rouge The Red Andreea


Just launched at The Detox Market Canada, La Bouche Rouge is a French clean beauty house that’s known for its luxe products housed in refillable and recyclable packaging. It steers completely clear of plastic in any part of its packaging, and its lipsticks are made without beeswax, synthetic wax or silicone. Instead, a combination of a high concentration of squalane, hyaluronic acid and organic virgin jojoba oil leaves lips hydrated and nourished. Its latest red shade is a bright, true red called The Red Andreea, and was created by Paris-based makeup artist Andreea Ali.

MAC Cosmetics Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick

 

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Love M.A.C Cosmetics’ Lustre Lipstick? Then you’ll really love the brand’s new Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick – an upgrade of the original formula, but this time around, it’s been formulated with hyaluronic acid, jojoba, raspberry seed, coconut and organic extra-virgin olive oils for extra comfort. The buildable formula is available in 20 shades and is “an absolute pamper day for your lips,” says UK-based M.A.C National Artist Carly Utting. “Lips feel plump and baby-soft with the sheer, glassy blanket of colour it brings.”

Maybelline SuperStay Ink Crayon

 

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Everyone’s favourite long-wearing (like, extremely long-wearing) lip crayon just launched 10 brand new shades that last eight hours — through eating, drinking, working out, and everything in between. If staying power is your main concern, look no further than this impressive formula.

Emilie Heathe Lip Atelier Lip Colour


In honour of National Lipstick Day, Emilie Heathe has just entered the lipstick category with five shades of semi-sheer, vibrant lipsticks. Formulated with natural waxes, ginseng, camellia tea, and coffee, plus orchid extract to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as you wear it, this lipstick acts as a moisturizer so you can skip the balm before application.

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Texture Talk: The Best Sweat-Proof Edge Control Products https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/edge-control-products/ Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:00:07 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=433246 Laying your baby hairs is a real art form and as such, should be treated like one. The right combination of seamless swoops or curls can really help to elevate and polish any style, as well as help to frame your face. However, if not done correctly, or worse yet, with a product that doesn’t […]

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Laying your baby hairs is a real art form and as such, should be treated like one. The right combination of seamless swoops or curls can really help to elevate and polish any style, as well as help to frame your face. However, if not done correctly, or worse yet, with a product that doesn’t offer much in the way of staying power, it can really put a damper on your ‘do.

The best edge control products should have a combination of three main qualities. Firstly (and most obviously) they should help to hold and keep your edges in place. Next, they should dry down clear without leaving any white residue, flaking or build up. And finally, they should contain moisturizing ingredients which will help keep hair healthy and shiny. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, not always. Finding edge control products that do all of the above, while also falling within your price range and being compatible with your hair texture, is definitely easier said than done.

Luckily, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you and rounded up some of the best edge control products on the market. Shop our picks below.

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A Megan Thee Stallion x Revlon ‘Hot Girl Sunset’ Makeup Collection Drops Tomorrow https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/megan-thee-stallion-x-revlon/ Tue, 27 Jul 2021 16:18:56 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=433235 If the never-ending rain and humidity have made it hard for you to have a hot girl summer this year, help is on the way. The new Megan Thee Stallion x Revlon collection, called “Hot Girl Sunset,” is about to launch with everything you’ll need in your makeup kit. Since joining the Revlon family last […]

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If the never-ending rain and humidity have made it hard for you to have a hot girl summer this year, help is on the way. The new Megan Thee Stallion x Revlon collection, called “Hot Girl Sunset,” is about to launch with everything you’ll need in your makeup kit. Since joining the Revlon family last year, Megan has appeared in campaigns and video tutorials for the makeup brand, but this will be her very first makeup collection with Revlon.

Megan Thee Stallion x Revlon set

The Megan Thee Stallion x Revlon collection will be available to shop as of tomorrow, July 28th at 12pm EST, exclusively on StockX via DropX. But the direct-to-consumer product release method on the e-commerce marketplace has a catch: quantities will be extremely limited. Only 450 sets have been produced, so if you want to get your hands on the Hot Girl Sunset collection, you’ll have to move fast.

The Megan Thee Stallion x Revlon collection includes everything you need for a hot girl summer (a phrase that Megan officially trademarked last year, by the way), including a face and eyeshadow palette complete with 10 different matte and shimmer shades hand-picked by the rapper herself (ranging from gold and warm earth tones to smokey rose and violet), false lashes, lip gloss and a makeup pouch.

Megan Thee Stallion x Revlon eyeshadow palette

The collection’s packaging has been inspired by a combo of Megan’s love of anime and a warm, sunset vibe that’s perfect for the season. Not only is the collab the rapper’s first collection with Revlon, but it also marks StockX’s first-ever makeup drop via Dropx. “Given the palpable excitement around Megan, we wanted an unexpected launch model to match it,” says Revlon GM, Chandra Coleman Harris, of the limited edition drop on StockX.

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Guerlain Announces Its New Director of Makeup Creation + More Beauty News https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/guerlain-violette/ Sat, 24 Jul 2021 13:24:36 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=433077 JB Skin Sävvi introduces the Harmoni range   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by JB Skin Sävvi (@jbskinsavvi) Montreal-based skincare brand JB Skin Sävvi (formerly JB Skin Guru), led by Canadian facialist Jennifer Brodeur (who works with the likes of Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey), has just launched its newest range […]

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JB Skin Sävvi introduces the Harmoni range

 

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Montreal-based skincare brand JB Skin Sävvi (formerly JB Skin Guru), led by Canadian facialist Jennifer Brodeur (who works with the likes of Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey), has just launched its newest range of products since relaunching earlier this year. The Harmoni collection features two products, La Crème Harmoni and Le Sérum Harmoni, designed to restore and balance sensitive and blemish-prone skin, making the products perfect for peak summer humidity.

Kiehl’s launches its first retinol product

 

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Curious about retinol, the holy grail skincare ingredient that’s been proven to target everything from wrinkles to acne to discolouration, but feel intimidated by the often-potent and irritating vitamin A derivative? Kiehl’s has come to your rescue. The brand’s first-ever retinol product, Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum, is here and promises to be a breakthrough in the way the ingredient is delivered. Formulated in a precise daily dosage that delivers benefits while minimizing the uncomfortable side effects associated with traditional retinol formulas, this micro-dosing delivery system ensures you don’t overdo it and instead works to steadily promote cell turnover. In other words, it’s essentially foolproof.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Concentrated Derma Serums are here

 

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Earlier this week, It Cosmetics launched not one, not two, but four new serums to its skincare range. The brand’s new Bye Bye serums, which retail for $35, each target one of four common skin concerns: fine lines, dullness, pores and dark spots, thanks to hero ingredients like vitamin C, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and more.

Guerlain announces Violette as its new director of makeup creation

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Yesterday, Guerlain announced its new director of makeup creation, the talented and beloved makeup artist Violette. She’s worked with brands like Estée Lauder and Dior, and says of her new partnership in a statement: “I’m so happy to be joining an iconic House with such a rich heritage, where I can pass Guerlain’s values in makeup on to a new generation and share it with those who, no matter their gender, celebrate beauty today and will celebrate it tomorrow. Just like Guerlain, I think of art as an inexhaustible source of inspiration. I’m used to saying that art is the love of my life.” We can’t wait to see what magic Violette brings to the brand.

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Texture Talk: Meet the Talented Sister Duo Behind DreamGirls Hair https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/hair/dreamgirls-hair/ Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:42:44 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=419260 Los Angeles natives Tonya Thompson and Sharie Wilson are on a mission to teach Black women how to achieve long, healthy locks. What originally started as a passion project in their garage has quickly turned into DreamGirls hair salon, plus a brand that’s surpassed $2.5 million in sales in its first year (!!) and amassed […]

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Los Angeles natives Tonya Thompson and Sharie Wilson are on a mission to teach Black women how to achieve long, healthy locks. What originally started as a passion project in their garage has quickly turned into DreamGirls hair salon, plus a brand that’s surpassed $2.5 million in sales in its first year (!!) and amassed a loyal following of over 50K #DreamGirls on Instagram.

The sister duo specializes in strengthening hair treatments designed to take the guesswork out of hair growth. Their 5-Step Healthy Hair Care System not only repairs, restores and revives damaged locks, but also encourages women to embrace their curls and coils by giving textured hair some serious TLC. We spoke to the sisters about their journey, what it was like launching a brand during the pandemic, and how DreamGirls Hair was born.

What inspired you to start DreamGirls?

From the start, we’ve wanted to help women. The goal of DreamGirls is to break the stereotype that Black women can’t have long, natural hair. We want to help build their confidence in knowing that they can do anything. In 2006, we opened our Sacramento and Los Angeles salon locations and began our Healthy Hair Care Program to provide professional services for women looking to grow their hair.

The Healthy Hair Care System is genius. How did it start?

In March 2020, at the height of the pandemic, we launched our Healthy Hair Care System product line to allow women across the globe to care for their hair at home with the same products we use in our salons. Black women have been [bombarded with stereotypes] about not having any hair or being bald, forcing them to wear a weave or wig. And we’ve debunked that myth through the hundreds of women who have grown their hair using our system and products.

Did you feel like there was a white space in the natural hair care industry?

What separates our collection from others is that we took our time to make the Healthy Hair Care System and teach our customers that it’s not just about seeing hair growth, but keeping it. Each product in the kit has transformative properties for the hair issue it was created to address, and we provide a series of instructions and steps [for customers to follow in order to] achieve hair growth and maintain hair health in the long term.

How has the transition from salon ownership to product development been?

As an entrepreneur, it’s all up to you. You don’t work? You don’t eat. You’re the last to get paid. You literally have to learn every part of the business, outside of your service or product offered, through trial and error. We’re talking about everything from human resources, taxes, asset protection, marketing, and the list goes on. By the time you finish, you’ve become the expert in so many areas of business.

How do you both maintain your own hair health?

Sharie: My hair is sandy brown, and what most people may not know is that it’s really hard to retain moisture with this hair colour. So I’ve had some struggles with it throughout the years. To take care of it, aside from using our Healthy Hair Care System, I often keep a gloss over my hair to give it extra shine and protection.

Tonya: What I do for my clients, I do for my own hair! I use our products, I go into protective styling, and I maintain my hair’s health with regular trims.

Any at-home hair tips for those of us who haven’t been able to get to a salon during the pandemic?

The key to healthy hair is a healthy scalp. When your scalp is clean and free of any buildup including dandruff, natural oils, and excessive amounts of product, it leaves an environment that promotes growth. Otherwise, your growth may be delayed, which will lead to frustration. Remember: the scalp is your foundation for hair growth, so it’s very important to take care of it. Also, don’t give up on your hair, because we certainly haven’t! We highly recommend wearing some type of protective style to give your hair a break from everyday wear and tear.

As sisters, what are the high and lows of working together?

The benefit of working as sisters is that we are blessed to be able to grow together as a family while our business reaches new heights. While we have similar ideas, the challenge is that sometimes we don’t see eye to eye, which makes us clash. At the end of the day, we always end up coming to a mutual agreement that is in the best interest of our clients, customers, and our business overall.

What’s next for DreamGirls Hair?

Right now, our goal is to become the staple for hair growth. We want to teach women all over the world how to naturally grow and take care of their hair at home.

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These Are the Very Best New Sunscreens of 2021 https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/best-sunscreen-launches-2021/ Wed, 21 Jul 2021 14:11:13 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=419711 You already know that unless you’re nowhere near a window at any point during the day (in which case, please seek some light?!) you should still be wearing SPF daily, even if you’re indoors. But while you may have formerly put up with some less-than-ideal sunscreen formulations when we were out and about (remember being […]

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You already know that unless you’re nowhere near a window at any point during the day (in which case, please seek some light?!) you should still be wearing SPF daily, even if you’re indoors. But while you may have formerly put up with some less-than-ideal sunscreen formulations when we were out and about (remember being out and about?) or at the beach on a scorching hot day, brushing off the harsh scents or slight white tints as inevitable, borderline charming parts of summer, this year your expectations are higher. We get it! If you’re going to wear SPF while stuck indoors, it better look and feel good to wear. Sound like a tall order? No problem. We’ve rounded up the very best sunscreen launches of 2021 that you’ll actually enjoy reaching for each morning.

Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40

 

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When cult favourite sunscreen brand Supergoop! first launched in Canada last year, we could hardly wait to get our hands on the brand’s selection of SPF products that actually make sun protection fun (no, really!). Our fave launch yet? The brand’s Glowscreen SPF 40+ ($48), released at the beginning of this year. The hydrating sunscreen has a pearlescent finish that leaves skin seriously glowing and luminous. No highlighter needed.

Blue Lizard Sunscreen


Beloved Australian sunscreen brand Blue Lizard has finally made its way to Canada. “Throughout our entire heritage we’ve taken dermatologists [views] into consideration, whether it be for product testing or selling exclusively through dermatologists’ offices [which at one point, was how the brand was distributed] in the U.S.,” says Andrew Lipscomb, Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen brand manager. The brand’s portfolio of mineral sunscreens clocks in at around $15 for a standard 3 oz. tube, making these sunscreens accessible and affordable for the whole family.

Vichy LiftActiv Specialist SPF 30 Sunscreen

 

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The latest SPF offering from Vichy is the brand’s LiftActiv Specialist SPF 30 Sunscreen ($62), which launched this past spring. The moisturizing lotion features high UVA protection, powerful active ingredients like vitamin C, peptides, hyaluronic acid and glycolic acid, and broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection.

Olay Regenerist Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

 

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Olay launched its first mineral sunscreen this year as a response to a study of 4,000 U.S. women, which found that 70 percent of women prefer a mineral-based sunscreen, but more than half haven’t found a mineral sunscreen they like due to greasiness, white casts, lack of additional benefits, and difficulty blending. Olay’s non-greasy formula is ultra-moisturizing and spreads evenly and easily, so you can avoid that dreaded white cast that often appears with less sophisticated mineral sunscreen formulas.

Sonrei Sea Clearly Gel Sunscreen SPF 30

 

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Sonrei’s Sea Clearly Gel Sunscreen SPF 30 ($35 USD) is a sunscreen lover’s dream, thanks to its translucent gel formula that features vitamins C and E, plus ferulic acid. It’s super spreadable, gentle on skin, and of course, goes on totally clear.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Fluid Body SPF50+

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Fluid Body SPF50+
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La Roche-Posay just launched a body version of its favourite Anthelios Ultra-Fluid Body SPF50+ ($36) and we’re already obsessed. Featuring high UVA and UVB protection (recommended by the Canadian Dermatology Association) and specifically developed for sensitive skin, it’s everything we like about the brand’s face SPF but…bigger. What’s not to love?

Lotus Aroma Daily Sunscreen SPF 30

 

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Lotus Aroma’s just-launched Daily Mineral Sunscreen ($30) features organic aloe vera and soybean oil to hydrate as it protects (not to mention deliver a glorious dose of healing antioxidants). The formula is safe to use during pregnancy and is so gentle it can even be used on babies older than six months. So go on and reapply (and then reapply some more).

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion SPF 50+

 

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This silky, ocean-safe sunscreen lotion goes on like a primer and leaves no reside or white cast behind. Like, none. At all. Formulated with SynchroShield technology that responds to changes in the environment, the strength of its protective veil is actually heightened when it comes into contact with water or sweat, while its HeatForce technology does the same when exposed to heat from the sun. Genius.

Coola Full Spectrum 360° Mineral Sun Silk Crème SPF 30

 

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This lightweight mineral sunscreen has just arrived in Canada and you won’t regret snagging a bottle or two for summer. Made with 15% zinc oxide, the oil-free and organic formula wears beautifully under makeup or on its own, thanks to its refreshing, silky finish.

Vivier Sheer SPF 30 Mineral Tinted Sunscreen

 

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Formulated with antioxidants (vitamins C and E) and green tea, apple, orange peel, and sugar cane extracts to gently buff away dead skin cells as it provides broad spectrum sun protection and a sheer tint to even out skin tone, Vivier’s newly launched Sheer SPF 30 Mineral Tinted Sunscreen is a true workhorse that can easily replace a step (or three) in your skincare routine this summer.

Taurah Zinc Sunscreen Stick SPF 30

Canadian-made, female-founded brand Taurah just launched a Zinc Sunscreen Stick with SPF 30 that is perfect for on-the-go reapplication this summer. Small enough to fit in your pocket or even the tiniest of purses, it’s formulated with ingredients like sunflower seed oil, beeswax, organic olive oil and of course, a mineral zinc base. It’s also reef-safe, water-resistant, sweat-proof and kid-friendly. Oh, and it goes on with a comfortable, transparent finish that doesn’t leave a white cast. Promise.

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Moroccanoil Launches a Hair & Body Mist + More Beauty News You Might Have Missed https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/moroccanoil-hair-and-body-fragrance-mist/ Sat, 17 Jul 2021 13:15:41 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=432563 Anastasia Beverly Hills launches a dreamy cream bronzer   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Anastasia Beverly Hills (@anastasiabeverlyhills) Available in seven buildable shades, Anastasia Beverly Hills’s new Cream Bronzer ($46) is a summertime must-have. The richly pigmented shades provide a sun-kissed finish for every skin tone and the non-greasy formula […]

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Anastasia Beverly Hills launches a dreamy cream bronzer


Available in seven buildable shades, Anastasia Beverly Hills’s new Cream Bronzer ($46) is a summertime must-have. The richly pigmented shades provide a sun-kissed finish for every skin tone and the non-greasy formula ensures your makeup won’t slip and slide around in the heat.

Moroccanoil Hair & Body Fragrance Mist is finally here

 

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After years of Moroccanoil fans asking for a fragrance featuring the brand’s iconic scent (if you know, you know), the first ever Moroccanoil Hair & Body Fragrance Mist finally launched this past week. A blend of spicy amber and sweet floral notes, the mist has been the brand’s most-requested product for years. Formulated with argan oil and vitamin E to hydrate and nourish, the versatile mist does it all.

An All-In-One Nourishing Skincare Kit from GoopGoopgenes

This week, Goop launched its Goopgenes All-In-One Nourishing Skincare Set ($125), which combines three of the brand’s best-selling products, Super Nutrient Face Oil, Nourishing Eye Cream and Nourishing Face Cream, so you can stock up on all your Goop faves in one convenient purchase.

Willow Smith is the Face of Mugler’s new Alien Goddess Fragrance

 

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Mugler announced that the next iteration of the beloved Alien fragrance family, Alien Goddess, will feature Willow Smith as its face and muse. “Alien Goddess is a manifesto,” writes Smith on Instagram. “It urges us to be wholly ourselves, to brandish what makes us unique with pride. This new creation gives us the strength to find the best within ourselves, whoever we are, in order to accomplish extraordinary things with a positive impact on the world and those around us.” The scent will be out next month.

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Texture Talk: 10 Summer Hairstyles That Will Withstand Heat and Humidity https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/hair/summer-hairstyles-textured-hair/ Thu, 15 Jul 2021 21:00:14 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=432557 Before we dive in, let’s get one thing straight: frizz is definitely not the enemy. If you have curly or coiled hair, frizziness is an unavoidable part of its beautiful package, and should be embraced. However, there are instances where frizz and flyaways can turn a sleek and stylish hairdo into something that more resembles […]

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Before we dive in, let’s get one thing straight: frizz is definitely not the enemy. If you have curly or coiled hair, frizziness is an unavoidable part of its beautiful package, and should be embraced. However, there are instances where frizz and flyaways can turn a sleek and stylish hairdo into something that more resembles what your crown looks like after you’ve rolled out of bed. And in the summer months, humidity makes frizz that much more inevitable. For the days when you’re going for a sleeker finish, we rounded up some of the best summer hairstyles that will minimize frizz and are easy enough to DIY from the comfort of your home.

Sleek, low bun


A low bun is a go-to style for many naturalistas. Not only is it pretty easy to achieve, for the most part, but it’s the perfect style for just about any occasion. To keep flyaways at bay, try spraying hair with an anti-humidity spray, like The Shield Anti-Humidity Spray by Amika ($33). This spray will help to prolong the life of your bun and keep it looking sleeker for longer.

Jumbo box braids

 

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Thick braids are an excellent protective style because they prevent the hair from being overly manipulated, which can be a major cause of frizz. Jumbo box braids are the perfect solution if you’re low on time and want to give your hair a break from styling for a few weeks.

Space buns

 

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Space buns are fun, easy to do, and work on a variety of hair lengths. Make sure your hair has been fully detangled before parting it down the middle and using a scrunchie to secure each section. Try applying a holding gel, like Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel ($26), to keep your hair in place and prevent it from frizzing up.

High puff with a head wrap

 

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A high ponytail will always be a holy grail summer hairstyle for natural hair. Bonus points if you use a brightly coloured head wrap to spice things up. A pop of colour will instantly elevate the entire look while keeping flyaways at bay.

Braided Bantu knots

 

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Bantu knots are a great style choice if you want your hair tucked away for a period of time without having to worry about maintenance. Begin by parting into multiple sections (how many will depend on how big you want your Bantu knots to be and how thick your hair is), braiding hair and then twisting it into a knot.

High braid

 

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The braided high ponytail is probably one of the easiest styles on this list to replicate. Start by using a hard-bristled brush to gather hair at the top of your head, using whatever styling gel is part of your usual routine. You then braid the hair in that ponytail or for added length, try braiding in extensions similar to your natural texture for a seamless blend.

Halo braid

 

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Notice a pattern yet? The more hair that’s tucked away in your summer hairdo, the less room for frizz. With this look, you can elevate your braid game even further. Begin by gathering your locks into one long braid and then wrapping that braid around your head, using bobby pins to secure your hair and keep it in place.

Wash and go with a barrette


If there’s one hairstyle that is notorious for being prone to frizz, it’s the wash and go. However, sometimes when you’re in a bit of a time crunch, that’s all you really have time to do. Help to control frizz by pinning the sides of your hair with a fun barrette, like this pair of Clear Crystal Clips by Duplantis Hair ($19). If and when your hair does begin to puff slightly, the frizz will only add volume while the barrettes keep your edges looking polished.

Faux hawk


A faux hawk or “frohawk” is a great style for everyone, but particularly for those with shorter hair. Create it after taking down a twist-out or braid-out for more defined curls, or after washing and applying a leave-in conditioner if you’d like to display your curls in their most natural state. If you’re opting for a more defined look, try using a product like the Curl Anti-Humidity Gel Oil by Bumble and Bumble ($39), which not only helps to define and moisturize curls but also helps to protect against humidity.

Banded topknot


Everyone loves a classic topknot, but have you tried this banded method for a chic, updated version? The bands will help elongate your hair while keeping it in place. For a super sleek and smooth finish, use an at-home keratin treatment like the Goldwell Kerasilk Reconstruct Intensive Repair Mask ($57) prior to creating your topknot.

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The Very Best Waterproof, Sweat-Proof, Humidity-Proof Makeup for Summer 2021 https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/makeup/waterproof-makeup/ Tue, 13 Jul 2021 19:43:18 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=430904 No matter how you plan on spending your summer, whether the cottage dock is calling your name or you’ll be enjoying a summer in the city, one thing’s for sure: you’ll want to get your waterproof makeup game on lock, stat. To help you curate your makeup bag for the season, we’ve rounded up the […]

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No matter how you plan on spending your summer, whether the cottage dock is calling your name or you’ll be enjoying a summer in the city, one thing’s for sure: you’ll want to get your waterproof makeup game on lock, stat. To help you curate your makeup bag for the season, we’ve rounded up the very best new waterproof makeup buys, from brow products to eyeshadow and foundation, so you don’t have to worry about the makeup you worked so hard to apply ending up on your chin.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Resist Brow

 

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Created in collaboration with Make Up For Ever makeup artists, the brand has just launched three new brow products ($32 each) that promise 24-hour wear: Brow Filler, Brow Definer and Brow Fixer. For the campaign, Make Up For Ever has partnered with athletes to demonstrate just how waterproof and sweat-proof the products are.

Maybelline The Colossal Longwear Mascara

 

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Maybelline New York’s beloved Volum’ Express Colossal Mascara ($10) is now available in a waterproof formula that promises not to smudge, flake or run for up to 36 (!) hours.

Danessa Myricks Beauty Colorfix Eye, Cheek & Lip Cream Pigment


If you’ve tried Danessa Myricks‘s Colorfix Eye, Cheek & Lip Cream Pigment, then you know just how long-lasting these multi-use products are. The makeup artist-led brand has just extended Colorfix’s already impressive shade range to add six new metallic shades. The highly pigmented liquid glitter products can be used on the eyes, cheeks, and lips, and dry down quickly to reveal a smudge-proof, waterproof, and humidity-proof long-lasting finish.

About-Face Summer Shadowsticks


Take your love of neon to the next level with these eyeshadow sticks from Halsey‘s brand, about-face. The matte sticks are available in a set ($63 USD) or individually ($21 USD) and are versatile enough to use all over your lids, as a subtle pop of colour, or to create intricate graphic eyeliner looks.

Rimmel London Wonder’Cloud Liquid Eyeshadow

 

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Rimmel London’s brand new Wonder’Cloud Liquid Eyeshadows ($10) come in a creamy whipped texture that’s easy to apply and blend, and dries down quickly for all-day wear that doesn’t crease or budge. The coolest part? The products feature a built-in primer, so you can rest assured that the pigment truly won’t move around your lids throughout the day.

Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay Full-Coverage Foundation

 

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Is there anything more difficult than trying to get full-coverage foundation to stay put on a hot summer day? Tarte Cosmetics’ best-selling foundation just got an upgrade to solve this very issue. Amazonian Clay 16-Hour Full Coverage Foundation ($51) features a new formula, fresh shades and a soft-matte finish that promises to last for 16 hours.

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Bite Beauty’s Power Move Soft Matte Lipstick Collection Is Here + More Beauty News https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/bite-beauty-power-move-soft-matte-lipstick/ Sat, 10 Jul 2021 15:47:20 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=423321 Bite Beauty launches a new Power Move Soft Matte Lipstick collection   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by BITE Beauty (@bitebeauty) Big news, Bite Beauty fans! As of tomorrow, you’ll have a brand new favourite lipstick to stockpile. We caught up with Sarah Koch, senior vice president and general manager of […]

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Bite Beauty launches a new Power Move Soft Matte Lipstick collection

 

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Big news, Bite Beauty fans! As of tomorrow, you’ll have a brand new favourite lipstick to stockpile. We caught up with Sarah Koch, senior vice president and general manager of Bite Beauty to learn more about the brand’s big new launch: Power Move Soft Matte Lipstick.

“We wanted to create a lipstick formula that was both clean and vegan,” says Kock. Bite super fans might not be over the discontinuation of the Amuse Bouche line, which the brand stopped making because it wasn’t vegan, but rest assured that you’ll love this new formula just as much, if not more. “Power Move is a totally new formulation, and features a blurred matte finish (thanks to a combination of tapioca pearls and fatty acid waxes, which create the soft, blurred effect on lips), rather than a creamy shine.”

And if you’re mourning the loss of your favourite Amuse Bouche lipsticks, we’ve got good news: “Power Move Lipstick comes in 20 vibrant shades,” says Koch, including reformulations of “six of our most beloved Amuse Bouche shades: Chai, Fig, Cayenne, Maple, Tannin, and Beetroot.”

The new Bite Beauty Power Move Soft Matte Lipsticks will be available on on the Sephora app as of July 11, online at Sephora.ca and bitebeauty.com on July 12, and in-store at Sephora on July 22.

Peter Thomas Roth launches a Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Mask Hydrating Gel


If your skin’s been feeling a bit all over the place lately thanks to the ups and downs in the weather, Peter Thomas Roth’s latest launch, the Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Mask Hydrating Gel, might just be the thing you need to get your complexion back on track. Formulated with a 20 percent hyaluronic acid complex, plus vitamin E, caffeine and aloe, this super-hydrating mask will nourish skin and balance your sebum production levels, stat.

Starface’s XL stars are here

 

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Love Starface’s cute pimple patches? So do we. But sometimes the adorable mini-stars aren’t quite big enough to cover our most massive pimples (hey, it happens!). Enter: the new Starface XL Big Stars, a larger version of the original patch. The XL stars measure 20mm — the originals are 14mm — and come in a pack of 32 for $18. Musician 24kGoldn stars in the Starface XL Big Stars campaign, which dropped earlier this week.

DesignME drops Infinite Mist sprays

 

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Haircare brand DesignME launched three new Infinite Mist products on July 8 — Puff.ME volumizer, Gloss.ME shine & heat protectant, and Bounce.ME curl enhancer. The coolest part? They’re packaged in the brand’s innovative continuous spray bottles, which spray for three seconds so you don’t have to keep spritzing. The Infinite Mist launch also features three paperboard refill containers, made using 70 percent renewable materials and 50 percent renewable energy. Each bottle is available for $34, while refills retail for $24.

Kosas’s The Undressed Collection of Lip Oils has arrived

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Obsessed with Kosas’s Wet Lip Oil glosses? Lucky for you, the brand just launched The Undressed Collection, a line of three new shades, on July 9. The neutral, universal colours — Unbuttoned, Unhooked and Unzipped — are perfect for that “my lips but better” finish, with the glossy, non-sticky feel that you know and love from the brand.

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Two Canadian Stylists on the Olympics’ Ban on Swim Caps Designed for Afro-Textured Hair https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/hair/olympics-ban-swim-caps/ Thu, 08 Jul 2021 16:14:53 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=423326 The FINA committee (the Federation for International Competitions in Water Sports) is set to review an Olympics ban on swim caps specifically designed for afro-textured hair, after many called out the decision for being discriminatory, tone deaf and just blatantly racist. When Black-owned, U.K.-based company Soul Cap put through an application for their swimming caps […]

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The FINA committee (the Federation for International Competitions in Water Sports) is set to review an Olympics ban on swim caps specifically designed for afro-textured hair, after many called out the decision for being discriminatory, tone deaf and just blatantly racist.

When Black-owned, U.K.-based company Soul Cap put through an application for their swimming caps — which are specifically designed to protect natural, textured hair — to become certified to be worn by Olympic athletes, it was shockingly denied, in a move that the brand’s co-founders Toks Ahmed and Michael Champman are calling a “failure to acknowledge the diversity of competitive swimmers.” Toks went on to question how “we achieve participation and representation in the world of competition swimmers, if the governing body stops suitable swimwear being available to those who are underrepresented?”

Toronto-based hair stylist Glenna Sandy agrees, saying “a ban like this tells the Black community that swimming is not for them.” She admits to having the same struggles that Soul Cap founders identified and eventually propelled them to create the brand. “When I was taking adult swimming lessons, I found it difficult to find a swimming cap that covered all of my hair and I actually gave up the decision to wear one.”

Even more disturbing is the FINA committee’s reasoning for the ban, which says in part that to their “best knowledge, the athletes competing at the international events never used, neither require to use, caps of such size and configuration.” The committee even went on to say that they were unsuitable because “the caps do not follow the natural form of the head.” The implication here is that elite swimmers don’t need a swimming cap of this size because elite swimmers aren’t Black, and that the voluminous way in which Black hair grows is not “natural.” Ironically, Soul Cap’s entire brand mission is to combat these types of beliefs and to help diversify the sport of swimming.

According to Montreal-based hairstylist and salon owner Nancy Falaise, this kind of decision reinforces the notion that “Black people are outsiders in this sport and that our hair is unacceptable,” says Falaise. “I’ve had so many women come into my chair and say that they wish they could wear their natural hair but they’re unsure of how it will be perceived at work. This decision is bigger than the Olympics.” She also points out a fact that many non-Black and POC people may not recognize: many Black women don’t swim because of their hair. “If you have a fresh relaxer, the last thing you want to do is jump in a pool,” says Falaise. Also because afro-textured hair is naturally drier, a harsh chemical like chlorine on textured hair sans swim cap is only going to dry it out further, and can cause lasting damage.

The initial decision to ban the swimming cap came mere days after Alice Dearing (who has partnered with Soul Cap) became the first Black woman in Olympic history to qualify to represent Britain. It is a bleak reminder that even in the face of triumph, Black hair remains a target for discrimination and, at best, an afterthought — even on a global stage.

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These Are the July 2021 Beauty Launches We’re Looking Forward To https://fashionmagazine.com/beauty-grooming/july-2021-beauty-launches/ Tue, 06 Jul 2021 16:52:57 +0000 https://fashionmagazine.com/?p=423086 With summer officially here, it’s time to retire your full coverage foundation and top-to-bottom face beat and replace them with bright colours, minimalist routines, smooth skin and deliciously summery scents. Introducing the July 2021 beauty launches we know you won’t be able to get enough of. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Pride Eau de Toilette […]

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With summer officially here, it’s time to retire your full coverage foundation and top-to-bottom face beat and replace them with bright colours, minimalist routines, smooth skin and deliciously summery scents. Introducing the July 2021 beauty launches we know you won’t be able to get enough of.

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Pride Eau de Toilette


Jean Paul Gaultier’s latest fragrance launch, Le Male Pride Eau de Toilette ($115), is a loud and playful celebration of freedom, love and laughter. The exuberant blend of lavender, vanilla and mint in a collector’s edition rainbow flag bottle is just the thing to get the party started this summer.

Fenty Skin Buff Ryder Exfoliating Body Scrub

 

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Launching at Sephora on July 9, the latest from Fenty Skin is an exfoliating body scrub called Buff Ryder ($43), inspired by the exfoliating sands of beaches of Barbados where Rihanna grew up. Formulated with ingredients that gently slough away dead skin cells, like Barbados cherry, coconut oil, pomegranate, papaya, shea butter, pineapple enzymes and avocado powder, Buff Ryder reveals smoother, more polished skin after each use.

NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencils


Want to get in on the bright eye makeup trend this summer? Look no further than NYX Cosmetics’ Jumbo Eye Pencils, available in 10 new shades. The ultra-smooth, super creamy formula is foolproof and easy to apply, in whatever way you choose. The best part? They’re only $7 a pop, so you can stock up on a few fave neutrals, plus some bold new shades.

Ash K Holm x Buxom Palette

 

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Celebrity makeup artist Ash K Holm, who is known for her work with A-listers like Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian and Megan Fox, has partnered with Buxom Cosmetics to release a limited edition eyeshadow palette ($51) featuring 12 shades (a mix of everyday neutrals and jewel tones). “Warm, neutral tones always make my clients feel like the best version of themselves. The jewel tones add just the right amount of colour and edge,” the makeup artist said in a statement.

Minori Beauty


On the hunt for a beauty brand that can satisfy all your makeup needs in as few products as possible? Meet Minori, a new brand by founder (and former well.ca beauty buyer) Anastasia Bezrukova that’s consciously formulated with minimalism in mind (Bezrukova is a certified Marie Kondo Consultant and KonMari method devotee), and made up of only the essentials. The just-launched brand’s lineup consists of four shades of lip gloss, two shades of blush and two shades of highlighter. “Everything we launch has to be really thought out,” says Bezrukova. “We’re not going to launch a new type of lip gloss every three years, so everything has to be an everyday staple. I see new brands every single day; it’s the nature of this industry. What I can do is make a difference by creating a brand that uses its platform to create a conversation around mindful consumption. I don’t even think of us as a makeup brand. We’re a lifestyle brand that’s going to drive this conversation to reach as many people through our blogs, through our Instagram, and creating that dialogue that I wish someone had with me when I was young.”

Estée Lauder Fleur de Peony Eau de Parfum

 

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The latest launch from Aerin, Fleur de Peony, is a fresh, fruity scent with hints of citrus, woody notes and (duh) peony. “I have always loved peonies. These beautiful flowers add a celebratory touch to any occasion,” said Aerin Lauder in a statement. “We used the pale pink peony on my wedding day for both the ceremony and dinner. The flower holds many special memories for me that I will never forget.”

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