New hair treats, glittery party makeup & more October beauty must-haves
Attention, beauty-philes! We have the latest prods to update your kit with
With a dash of freshly scented hair concoctions, a smattering of lip treats, and a hint of gold-infused shimmer, your autumn hair and makeup line-up is now complete. Have fun from now until the holidays and beyond for a truly #beautygoals fall and winter.
Launching in stores this month, Fresh brings a new twist on a beauty collaboration, this time enlisting world famous astrologer Susan Miller, of astrologyzone.com, to bring her sun sign knowledge to a limited edition run of Sugar Lip Treatment balms. There are 12 original illustrations for each sign, and Miller will also be providing the Fresh community with horoscopes and other content across the brand's social channels, so stay tuned!
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy Zodiac Collection, $32 each, sephora.ca
Beauty fans know that silky, smooth skin starts with a good scrub, and is followed up with a deep hydrating lotion or oil. But what if you could find both steps in one? Enter Dove's new Exfoliating Body Polish, three new products designed to sloth of dead skin cells while it nourishes. Using a form of hydrated silica (which essentially has the same chemical identity as sand, meaning it's inert), each formula contains Dove's proprietary ¼ moisturizing cream and can be used three to four times per week to help maintain a soft body glow.
Dove Exfoliating Body Polish in Crushed Macadamia Nut & Rice Milk, Pomegranate Seeds & Shea Butter or Kiwi Seeds & Cool Aloe, $8 each, at drugstores, mass market retailers and online retailers
Oh so sweet
Canadian beauty brand Cake Beauty is known for their sugary confections — like the Desserted Island Enriched Hand Lotion — and now they're coming for your shower. To go along with their v. v. popular dry shampoo and styling selection, they've just launched a shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo contains apple cider vinegar to help cleanse strands and the conditioner has lemon seed oil to help add shine while keeping away grease.
Cake Beauty The Posh Wash Sulfate-Free Swirl Shampoo and The Soft Serve Cream Rinse Conditioner, $12.99 each, available in store at Shoppers Drug Mart and cakebeauty.com
Burberry brought back star talent Cara Delevingne for the release of their latest scent, Burberry Her. This juice, which just landed in stores at the beginning of October, was created to capture the sense of being a true Londoner — which the model/actor embodies to her core. With top notes of red and dark berries, middle notes of jasmine and violet, and a base of amber and dry musk, Her is both playful and grounding, while it will also be recognized for its unique and adventurous blend, created by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian.
Burberry Her Eau de Parfum (100 mL), $142, burberry.ca
Laline, a popular cult beauty brand from Tel Aviv, has made its way to Canada, launching here earlier this year, opening their second Toronto location this fall at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. If you can't get to the store to check out their body and bath care products IRL, might we suggest this spa in jar — the Laline Thermal Mask. This cleansing treatment warms up on contact with the skin, and utilizes the powers of vitamins A and E, as well as chamomile, to help cleanse and moisturize the complexion. Slather on the viscous brown concoction and leave for five minutes (perhaps to brush your teeth?), at night as a special cleansing routine two to three times a week.
Laline Thermal Mask, $39.95, laline.com
We can't believe we're saying this already, but beauty advent calendars have just landed in stores for the 2018 season. If you're one of those people who gets their shopping done early (we know you're out there, and we applaud you!), perhaps it's time to snag the NYX Candyland advent calendar, which comes with ornament-sized lippies and new eye hues limited to this season.
NYX Candyland Sugar Trip Advent Calendar, $75, available at drug stores and mass market retailers across Canada and nyxcosmetics.ca
Queen for a day (or more)
If you're a fan of influencer-inspired collaborations, this one's for you! Beauty vlogger Nicole Guerriero, who has over two million followers on Instagram alone, has teamed up with hair-care line OGX (the drugstore brand is cruelty-free) to create a limited edition run of three scents for the holiday season. Why not give yourself the royal treatment this fall with Ice Berry Queen, the jasmine-, sugared cranberry- and amber-infused washes that just landed in stores?
Celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury's (sure to sell out) collection of holiday goodies is here. Among the latest box sets from the British beauty is her Bar of Gold trio, made up of the classic Original Gold highlighter, paired with two new hues, Rose Gold and Gold Bullion. These glimmer shades will bring light and joy to your makeup routine this season, so get them while you can. Party on, pals!
Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Palette, $75, charlottetilbury.com
The ultimate multi-tasker has arrived. Formulated for skin and hair, Kerastase's Baume Miracle is 99 per cent natural, with botanical ingredients that help to heal, soothe and hydrate. Natural beeswax, Thai rice bran oil and Amazonian Brazil nut oil work in tandem to heal hair overnight as a masque, help smooth and add shine to hair during the day, or help hydrate dry patches on the arms, legs and more whenever you need. Try it as a cuticle balm or add to the high points of the face for a lit from within dewy glow.
The latest innovation from millennial fave Glossier is a portable stick made to treat and clear up nasty pimples, thanks to a combination of 5% benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil and capryloyl salicylic acid (a less irritating form of the chemical exfoliator). It comes in a handy tube that you twist a few times to get the product out, and then apply with the help of an antimicrobial stainless steel tip. After just three hours, 83 per cent of testers said they saw a reduction in the blemish size, and after 24 hours 80 per cent said all swelling was eliminated and the zit healed faster than usual.
Glossier Zit Stick, $17, glossier.com
Fall into it
We often think the most eco-friendly innovations come from newer brands. But nail care line BioSculpture, which was founded in 1988, has been doing conscious nail polishes well for many years. The line itself is vegan and cruelty-free, and does not contain toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor & DTP (dibutyl phthalate). It's fall line up includes four beautiful hues — their main collection has over 230 shades, in case you didn't know — dubbed Serenity, Flirty, Elegance and Love. We can just imagine Flirty as the perfect party complement this coming holiday season.
BioSculpture Gel Nail Polish in Flirty, $9.99, available at select salons and spas and biosculpturenails.com