Lancome’s L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte Lipsticks ($42.00) are gorgeous! There are 16 stylish shades to compliment a variety of skin tones and the soft, powdery formula is outstanding. The lightweight color glides on smooth, buttery and matte with sheer to medium coverage and a supple, hydrating finish.
Left to right: 888 Kind of Sexy, 274 Killing Me Softly and 196 Pleasure First
Lancome is available at department stores and online at lancome.ca
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Juicy Couture has released Viva La Juicy Bubbly ($119.00 /100 ml) – inspired by pink champagne and glamorous parties. The composition includes fizzy notes of pink berry, sweet jasmine, gardenia, vanilla, golden amber, praline and creamy woods. juicycouturebeauty.com.
Elizabeth Arden’s Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick ($33.50) in the shade Red Door is a classic Valentines red that makes a great gift for you or someone you love. The formula is clinically proven to keep lips hydrated all day (even during winter) and the vibrant satin color makes your pout appear soft and voluptuous.
Elizabeth Arden is available at department stores including Hudson’s Bay, London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart and elizabetharden.com.
I’ve been wearing a lot of neutral eye shadow recently and Vasanti’s Kajal x Kolors Palette ($39.00) has everything I need to create beautiful daytime looks. There are a variety of wearable mattes and shimmers that compliment all complexions and I love the smooth, creamy pigment. The brand also sells beautiful lipstick and fabulous skincare for women of color so check them out at vasanticosmetics.ca. biosculpturenails.com. avon.ca. If you’re getting dressed up for date night, Fever Red or Midnight Rose are perfect for the occasion. The rich colors are lightweight, easy to apply and comfortable with a moisturizing satin finish.
This winter has been incredibly dry so nothing beats the gift of soft, healthy skin. I recommend Avon’s new Moisture Therapy Balance + Sooth Body Lotion ($35.00) and Body Wash ($33.00). This line was designed to support the skin’s invisible microbiome – a layer of beneficial micro-flora that balances and protects. The collection is infused with shea butter, macadamia oil, prebiotics and plant extracts to cleanse, deeply hydrate, soften, and strengthen. The products are formulated for extra dry, damaged skin. You can find them at avon.ca.
Happy Valentine’s Day!