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
Gloria TretiakFebruary 9, 2017 at 2:03 am
what a great gift, thanks for the chance
KristinFebruary 8, 2017 at 9:50 pm
Love, love the Narciso! The Lancôme pallette is marvelous… I will be on the lookout for all of them. The Burberry is lovely & the Bobby Brown is a must try.
Thanks for the heads up Dave…. These are absolutely subk
Clarissa OttoFebruary 8, 2017 at 9:44 pm
OMG that BIC pen took me back in time! ????
Gotta love all things Lisa Eldridge and that Shiseido Smoother sounds perfect for my combination skin. Thanks for sharing, Dave.
Kristin M SmithFebruary 8, 2017 at 9:43 pm
Thanks so much Dave, I love your ‘heads up’ on these wonderful products. I particularly like the Narciso & I will be looking for it. The Lancôme pallette is absolutely wonderful – I love the pink shirt this year. Going to be checking things out and the Burberry as well…. Absolutely sublime.
Melanie ArcherFebruary 8, 2017 at 8:44 pm
PINK PINK PINK… Love Love Love!! That Arden pen is absolutely amazing and a giggle a throwback to school days and if I am honest I still use one!! Love!
Francis MalaveFebruary 8, 2017 at 8:41 pm
Wonderful package!!! I love Narciso parfum!!
Loveit!!! Everything it’s amazing!!!
susan byrneFebruary 8, 2017 at 8:26 pm
Lancome La Palette La Rose palette is beautiful!!, but really everything on this page is stunning.
gayle cappellutiFebruary 8, 2017 at 7:55 pm
Perfection!!! Nothing more need be said!
Bridgette Blair-LoveFebruary 8, 2017 at 7:54 pm
An all – in – pen. Nice.
Bridgette Blair-LoveFebruary 8, 2017 at 7:56 pm
All – in – one pen. N I C E. @BaleoLove
pamelaFebruary 8, 2017 at 7:43 pm
HermaFebruary 8, 2017 at 4:17 pm
This is amazing! Would like to try them!!
Monique CFebruary 8, 2017 at 2:05 pm
???????????????? gorgeous! What a way to start February!
Gina bekiouFebruary 8, 2017 at 1:08 pm
Gonny AartsFebruary 8, 2017 at 12:42 pm
It will be spring… soon!
Katerina giavridouFebruary 8, 2017 at 12:30 pm
DeniseFebruary 8, 2017 at 12:29 pm
such cool stuff, I really love the Versace bag
JamieFebruary 8, 2017 at 11:46 am
Totally loving the Clarins all in one pen. That’s really quite ingenious and super convenient! Loving this whole collection what a gorgeous palette!
Linda LFebruary 8, 2017 at 11:37 am
Clarins “bic” pen is so practical! Genius!! My travel buddy! ❤ Shiseido filtering smoother-well it’s sounds unbelievable! Definitely on my list! @linlett60
ValerieFebruary 8, 2017 at 11:34 am
Loving this collection.. The fleur de musc looks so appealing and i love the spring colors. Would love to win this… Thanks for the opportunity. @valeriespinale
September DeeFebruary 8, 2017 at 10:47 am
These bars so great! The Clarins pencils for travel Wow! The Versace!!!!! The Lancome palette! These are my must haves!
Yara MFebruary 8, 2017 at 10:33 am
Wow ! Love the clarins invention !! How creative !
Barbara JewellFebruary 8, 2017 at 10:18 am
The Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother, sounds interging!!! This is a def must try and yes please work!!!
Debbie ParroFebruary 8, 2017 at 10:11 am
Dave thanks for posting these. These are so amazing.
Susan GoldsmithFebruary 8, 2017 at 10:04 am
This is AMAZING! I want to try all 8. Thanks for the inside Scoop.
Marilyn MFebruary 8, 2017 at 10:01 am
They all sound amazing but have my eye on the Shiseido Ibuki filtering smoother!