8 for April: Of the literally dozens and dozens of new products launching this month, here are eight worth taking a closer look. Each offers good quality with an interesting approach.
Shiseido Ibuki Quick Fix Mist:
This multi-tasking gel mist tackles shine, dehydration and tired-looking skin during the day. Can be used whenever and wherever there is a need to refresh and restore skin condition. And yes, you can apply over makeup.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Gloss in Passionate Fuchsia
This highly pigmented gloss boasts a new fluid lip balm texture in a range of lip glazing finishing effects. Available in eight shades, this fuchsia shade offers a great pop of colour for spring!
MAC Pastel Times Nine Palette
Here is a modern way to wear pastels from artistry makeup brand MAC Cosmetics. Includes: New Nude (a whitish-pink highlighter), Fresh Innocence (ivory frosty warm white), Spice Bar (grayish-taupe), Flounce (pale pastel pink), Free Roaming (dirty lavender), Restless Rose (pinkish mauve), Spring Moon (baby blue), Greystroke (pale greenish silver), and Sweet Green (soft muted green).
Know Cosmetics No Bleeding Lips
This Canadian beauty brand is best known for its problem-solving products. “No Bleeding Lips” is an invisible lip liner that prevents lipstick and gloss from bleeding into wrinkles and fine lines. The pen-like applicator makes it simple to use.
Narciso Eau de Parfum Poudrée
This luxurious new fragrance for her is a soft powdery musc that contains notes of white jasmine petals, Bulgarian rose and woody notes of vetiver and white cedar. It’s beautifully done.
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Deliciously Shiny Lip Colour in My First Lipstick
French beauty brand Guerlain has created a limited edition lip and nail collection inspired by their famous fragrance. Each lipstick and nail lacquer is scented and comes with cute packaging.
Givenchy Gentlemen Only Parisian Break
This scent may be marketed to men, but I’m betting more than a few women will love wearing it themselves. It smells like a fresh gin and tonic with lime. It then dries down with a woody base. The ideal spring/summer scent.
Philosophy take a deep breath oxygenating eye gel cream
American skincare brand philosophy tackles pollution with its latest launch. This gentle eye cream works to oxygenate and hydrate the gentle skin in the eye area. Better yet, it contains active ingredients that resist environmental aggressors.
Each of these products is available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores.