From the designer collaboration game-changer to the love inducing oil that will have you falling head over heels, here, we share our trusted summer favourites we can’t live without.
If recent seasons prove anything, it’s that the bold brow trend has staying power. Get the look that made Cara Delevingne a household name by enhancing your arches with Cargo Cosmetics’ Brow Pencil. Use the spooley brush to loosen hairs for a natural brow look, and fill them in with short strokes in a feathering effect.
Foreo Luna Mini, $159, murale.ca
There’s no doubt about it, the Luna Mini is a power product. The hand-held T-Sonic facial cleansing brush delivers 8,000 pulses a minute to gently remove dirt, oil and makeup from pores. Best of all, it promises clearer and brighter skin in just three days. Now that’s what we call a deep clean.
Lash Fusion XXL Extreme Volume and Long-Term Growth Mascara, $28, murale.ca
The latest wave of mascaras offer more than volume. Case in point: Lash Fusion XXL. This heavy hitter with a name that says it all, not only delivers lash-lengthening effects, but also encourages lash growth over time. The high-tech formula contains ingredients like avocado oil and keratin to nourish lashes even after you’ve washed it off.
Tata Harper Love Potion, $40, tataharperskincare.com
Tata Harper’s version of liquid love is a blend of ten of the world’s strongest aphrodisiac essential oils. The love potion’s jasmine works to reduce anxious energy while Cedarwood Atlas inspires feelings of affection. 100% natural and non-toxic means no added chemicals. What’s not to love about that?
TRESemmé© 7 Day Keratin Smooth Heat Activated Treatment, $7.99, well.ca
Have good hair days every day with TRESemmé©’s breakthrough line of products designed to beat the heat. Apply the 7 Day Keratin Smooth Heat Activated Treatment to hair before blow drying and flat iron hair. The heat will activate a bonding technology, which promises a week’s worth of frizz-free hair days.
Benefit Lolibalm, $24, Shoppers Drug Mart stores
Our favourite cheek stains are now available in lip balm form. Benefit’s new Benebalms are deeply hydrating balm sticks that offer a hint of kissable colour in shades from poppy to rose. Plus, ingredients like mango butter give lips a moisturizing boost.
3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS polishes, $23 each, available August first at narscosmetics.com
MAC scored big with their Proenza boy team-up, but NARS’ latest collaboration with New York-based designer Phillip Lim may be the one to top it all. Seen on the runway of his Fall 2014 show, the line of eight moody polishes includes Gold Viper, a cool metallic, and Dark Room, a blue denim. Set your iCal reminders, for less than $25, a 3.1 Phillip Lim original is yours for the taking.
Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit, $55, sephora.com
Genetics aside, the secret to Kardashian-worthy cheekbones is contouring. Make Up For Ever’s Sculpting Kit is a compact powder duo for highlighting and contouring. Light shades should be applied first to enhance features and dark shades for added contouring. In this case, keeping up is just that easy.