Best beauty picks for show-stopping holiday looks

A star-rated lipstick, glow-inducing serum, organic vitamins & more to help you shine bright this holiday season.

A star-rated lipstick, glow-inducing serum, organic vitamins & more to help you shine bright this holiday

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This month's roundup of must-have beauty products pull double duty—they're the perfect giftie for yourself or someone on your list.

As you'd expect, this month's beauty is about pulling out all the stops. A traffic halting red lipstick from today's biggest pop star (hey, Riri!), a complexion-boosting wonder from a Canadian treasure and more, will all leave you cheery and bright this season. Happy holidays indeed!

On the surface

With the maximum allowable concentration of glycolic acid in an over-the-counter product in Canada, Consonant's new serum will work wonders on plumping, smoothing and brightening your skin. The serum contains four all-natural botanical extracts, and the clinical results were off the charts good. Be safe though, sensitive skin might need time to adjust, so read the instructions carefully.

Consonant Maximum Glycolic Meta Serum, $60,

Beauty smash

Rihanna's Fenty Beauty, which only launched in September, is having a banner year. The Barbadian beauty just knocked everyone's socks off again with her first Stunna Lip Paint in a long-wearing, soft matte red that is flattering on all skin tones. Don't believe us? Welp, at press time it have over 30,000 likes on and a 4.5 out of 5 rating by over 600 reviewers. The people have spoken.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Colour in Uncensored, $30,

Work it out

While we're on track for our fitness goals for 2017 (hahahha), it's important to think about our inner health. Well Told supplements are all organic, vegan, non GMO, and made with no fillers or synthetic ingredients. The Antioxidant Booster, consisting of amla (also known as Indian Gooseberry, a fruit with one of the highest antioxidant levels), cocoa, grape, cloves and more will help slow the process of aging cells. This supplement will not only help you to feel good from the inside, but will also help you to look good on the outside. As with all supplements, consult your physician before you start taking them.

Well Told Health Antioxidant Booster, $36,

Party planner

If your busy seasonal soiree schedule has left you with slight bags under your eyes and a dull complexion, correct it all with Rimmel London's Insta Conceal & Correct palette. Camouflage dark circles (hello, peach!), redness (why thank you, green) and dullness (yasss, violet), before you apply your makeup and you'll look fresh in every single Instagram shot and boomerang.

Rimmel London Insta Conceal & Correct Palette, $11.99,

Holiday glow

Have fun with this quad of highlighters —just launched at Detox Market— from eco-friendly Canadian cosmetics brand RMS. Mix and match to find your perfect glow, and play up cheekbones and eyes, or mix into your favourite moisturizer or foundation for a lit-from-within look.

RMS Luminizer X Quad, $63,