February's beauty hit list has landed and we're in love
From skin solutions to sultry scents, here's what you'll want to add to your cart
From skin-loving solutions to amped-up-colour cosmetics collaborations, and a few fancy fragrances thrown in because, well, it's Valentine's Day month, February's list is packed, packed, packed. Get excited, it's just the beginning of a bountiful beauty season!
Old school love
Paying homage to the '80s and '90s hip hop scene, Jeremy Scott (designer of his eponymous label as well as Moschino) infused his new collection of brightly coloured cosmetics with M.A.C, with musical-inspiration for days — think CD, tape and boombox compacts filled with shimmering hues or pops of saturated colour. The collection lands online and in stores on February 8.
Jeremy Scott x M.A.C collection, from $41 to $98, available at maccosmetics.ca on February 8, 2018
Make it pop
Clinique's latest partnership brings Finnish design house Marimekko's classic pop prints to a line of 20 lightweight lip-glosses, from juicy beiges to saturated berries and coffee tones. The formula is surprisingly non-sticky and remains shiny while it hydrates. And adding these pops of print to your makeup bag will add a vibrant hit of joy to your makeup routine.
Marimekko for Clinique Pop™ Splash Lip Gloss + Hydration collection, $24 each, Clinique.ca
Take me away
Every year Essie releases its resort collection, and this season they're bringing some new hues to the line that are simply drool-worthy. Shades of blue and red get a fashion-forward makeover when you swipe on the über-glam First-Class Fling, Join the Club, Attendant to my Needs or I'll Have Another, in an ode to all those high-flying style darlings who are set to jet from New York to London to Milan to Paris for fashion month.
Essie Resort 2018 collection, $9.99 each, available at salons, spas, and select drugstores across Canada
The first scent from the design duo behind Proenza Schouler, Arizona is already out of stock on the label's website—but thankfully you can order it here. A mixture of white cactus flower, orris, jasmine, and musk, this radiant juice is meant to invoke a respect for nature and a sense of freedom.
Proenza Schouler Arizona Eau de Parfum, $125 to $165, Saks Fifth Avenue
Rosé all day
A flirty eau consisting of lily of the valley, jasmine and white musk, the latest fragrance from Miu Miu is whimsical, feminine and daring.
Miu Miu L'Eau Rosée Eau de Toilette, $94 to $135, thebay.com
Enriched with shea butter, this new spring shade from Lise Watier softens lips while packing a subtle purple punch.
Lise Watier Urban Velocity Marble Lipstick, $25, lisewatier.com
All-natural skincare, and SPF in particular, is gaining some much-needed traction in the beauty industry thanks to new innovations. LASPA's latest is a mineral, broad spectrum sunscreen that leaves a silky, not greasy, skin finish. This natural, zinc-based lotion will also hydrate skin while it protects.
LASPA SPF 30 Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen Sensitive Skin - Face and Neck, $40, beautysense.ca
A mix of rose absolute, lychee and Palissandre wood, this elegant multi-tasker will leave skin and hair soft and lightly scented with the newest Amazing Grace scent. A romantic addition to your shower just in time for Valentine's Day.
Philosophy Amazing Grace Ballet Rose Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel, $32, Sephora.com
Get me glowing
This potent mix of alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids and polyhydroxy acids, known simply as Solution, works to help clear up acne-prone skin while it brings a youthful glow back to the complexion when applied after cleansing. We expect another cult-status hit from this booming brand.
Glossier Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector, $29, glossier.com
Made with wild blueberry, rice peptides and sunflower-derived plant lipids, this lightweight, organic serum works hard to improve skin's elasticity, firmness and hydration. Talk about a triple threat.
Juice Beauty Signal Peptides Firming Serum, $140, Murale
All the way from Australia
This beauty cult favourite has finally landed in Canada thanks to Sephora. Known for their all-natural lip balms, Lano (once called Lanolips) has now expanded into body care as well. If you're going to grab one of their award-winning lippies, add this multipurpose balm to cart as well. Your cuticles, cracked hands and heels, and wind-burnt cheeks will thank you.
Lano Multipurpose Superbalm, $23, sephora.com
If you have sensitive skin year-round or your complexion is reacting to the frigid temperatures, this power duo will come to your rescue. Sensitive skin comes with three main concerns: redness, irritation and dehydration. Tackle all three with the Barrier Defense Booster (a concentrated oil booster that contains squaline to lock in moisture) and Calm Water Gel (a weightless water-gel moisturizer that soothes skin thanks to cactus pear extract and opuntia ficus-indica stem extract).