Eye on the Prize
A concentrated pigment can be used on your eyes, lips, cheeks or nails. It’s easy to mix in with a gloss or with a cream shadow to play up or down the colours. Try this one in Magenta for spring or one of their other more neutral shades like Vanilla for everyday wear.
MAC Pigment in Magenta Madness, $24.
Get a lip that lasts all night with a liquid stain and highly pigmented lipstick combo. Apply the water-based stain to your pucker and once it dries apply the opposite end to deepen the shade— tone down your look by using one or the other. With vitamin E and anti-agers, this stick is a must-have for any event.
Lise Watier Duo Glam Rouge Infini in Fuchsia Ardent Glam, $27.
We all know that piling on the cover up is only a band aid solution to our undereye bags. Cover up circles and treat them at the same time with this innovative brush design. The pen lets you add a precise amount of moisture to this sensitive area and provides a yellow-based tint.
Olay Total Effects Line & Dark Circle Minimizing Brush. $30.
These 100 percent natural balms made with shea butter, vitamin E and flower waxes of ylang-ylang and jasmine are not only a treat for your lips. You can dot these shades along your cheekbones to get a flush of natural colour.
Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms, $8.
Mix these two shades together to create a playful glow on your cheeks. Not only is the palette beautiful but you can also blend it in a variety of ways to get your own unique and long-lasting translucent colour. Deepen the look for night and brighten it up for day.
Anna Sui Double Cheek Colour, $28. Available at Sears and Shoppers Drug Mart.
Pack this in your weekend bag and leave behind your eyelash curler and primer. This formula lengthens and curls all while hydrating and feeding your lashes vitamins and conditioners so they won’t dry out. It’s also free of parabens and synthetics.
Pur Minerals Impact + Mascara, $20. Exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Wipe off a hard day’s work with a cleansing water that both treats and tones your skin. This one removes makeup and uses green and white tea extract, chamomile water and musk rose oil to refresh your skin. Use it on your eyes, lips and face to take off makeup.
Yves Rocher Micellar Cleansing Water, $19.
Best Face Forward
Clear off your shelves — this tinted moisturizer has SPF 15 and anti-aging ingredients in one. It acts in place of both your moisturizer and foundation for those hot summer days when you don’t want to put on a full face but still want some sheer coverage.
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Tinted Moisturizer, $8. Exclusively at Wal-Mart.
A glossy mani for a girl on-the-go needs to be quick and easy. This formula dries in 60 seconds so you can prevent smudges and it has a built-in topcoat to protect your nails from chipping. We love bright shades like this fuchsia for spring.
Revlon Top Speed Fast Dry Nail Enamel in Bubble, $6.
Using four different types of precious oils (maize, argan, camellia and procaxi) this smoothes your locks and makes hair silky soft. Use it before showering as a treatment, before blow-drying as a serum, to fix flyaways, or as an intensive conditioner.
Kérastase Elixir Ultime, $50.
If you’re heading on a road trip and packing light grab a creamy scented body wash to act as your moisturizer, shave gel and perfume in one. Look for a light fruity scent to feel like you’re on vacation — even if you’re not.
Dove Go Fresh Rebalance with Plum and Sakura Blossom, $7.