There are some seriously great beauty launches this month. And I’ve selected eight that I think stand out from the crowd. Some of these won’t be advertised anywhere so I wanted to give you the inside scoop.
Clarins All-in-One Makeup Pen
In the 1970s, Bic made a pen that contained four different colours of ink. You would pull down the tab of the shade you wanted to write with. It was hugely popular. Clarins is reimagining the concept with one of the most fun beauty products for spring 2017. This makeup pen features three eye pencils in black, chocolate brown and indigo blue and one lip pencil in universal natural beige. Simply pull down the slider for the product you want to use. It’s also so practical for travel.
Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Milk
This cleanser-oil-lotion hybrid is made with chia seed oil – a major superfood that also works wonders as a skincare ingredient. It emulsifies with water to remove makeup, protects skin’s natural moisture barrier, and leaves your face feeling soft and cushioned. It’s ideal for anyone with dry skin.
Versace signature cosmetic pouch Gift-with-Purchase
This just may be the best-made gift-with-purchase item I’ve ever seen. It was designed in the same studio where Donatella Versace creates her fashion accessories and you can tell. It’s a large square cosmetics bag with a high shine finish and the Versace emblem. It’s free with the purchase of any large Versace fragrance at Hudson’s Bay stores in Canada beginning mid-month. Run, don’t walk to get this one. It’s spectacular.
NARS Unfiltered 1 Cheek Palette
Play with pops of complementary colours in this sleek cheek palette that contains five limited edition shades. Francois Nars is known for his blush colours and these hues flatter most skin tones.
Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother
Inspired by photogenic skin technology, this smoothing balm blurs shine and pores to make smartphone selfies look flawless. The blurring effect makes your skin smooth without shine or unevenness as soon as it is applied. It contains oil-targeting micro powders that instantly absorbs any excess sebum.
Narciso for her fleur de musc
“Fleur de musc was born from my desire to create a fragrance with the heart of musc surrounded by warm rich pink flowers which creates a unique rose,” explains New York fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez. It’s an accurate description of his really lovely new fragrance “for her fleur de musc” The eau de parfum contains notes of pink flowers, pink peppercorn, woody amber and musc. It’s a beautiful floral musc scent for her.
Burberry Bright Glow Compact
The famous British fashion house is unveiling a new skin-brightening compact foundation that promises a lit-from-within complexion and flawless translucency. The product is a skincare-infused formula with white peony, purifying white water lily and hyaluronic acid. The powder is enriched with blue light-diffusing particles to instantly brighten the complexion. This is a long-wear, weatherproof texture adapted to hot & humid environments.
Lancome La Palette La Rose
Celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge has designed a makeup palette for anyone who loves the colour pink. It’s a palette for eyes and lips that contains six eyeshadows, three lipsticks and a dual-ended brush. It’s all you need to update your makeup for spring.
All these products are available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com