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This one looks gorgeous! This is one of our favourite ones. It’s an all in one makeup product that can help you with your everyday look. It could be eyeshadow, blush, or even lip gloss. So you won’t have to worry about matching the tones of your makeup products anymore! The rose gold colour goes with different skin tones and it’s packed with finely-milled dust that makes your skin glow. What’s best is that it is silicone, parabens free and made with natural substances only.
Nude by Nature Shimmering Sands Loose Eyeshadow, at Shoppers Drug Mart
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Having a hard time detangling your hair? This hair mask contains argan oil and aloe vera juice that works perfectly with conditioning and moisturising your hair. Simply put it on the ends of your hair after you wash them thoroughly with shampoo. Wash them off after just five minutes then you’re good to go! It’s so convenient that you can complete the whole treatment in the shower.
L’Oreal Paris EverPure Aloe Blossom Deep Moisture Hair Sheet Mask, at mass retailers
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Slip ’n Shine
After seasons of matte madness a glossy finish on the lips is making a comeback! For proof the beauty essential works with any style look to the SS18 runways where gloss proved its range from Valentino’s new-age romanticism to the edgy party queens at Alexander Wang. For a high-shine finish that won’t put you out of pocket, try this lovely blend of care and colour.
Joe Fresh Beauty Essential Lip Oil in Pomegranate, $8, exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart
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Hooray! = that feeling when you don’t have to fork over a lot of green to commit to green skin care. Made with 99% naturally derived ingredients and 0% parabens, dyes or silicones, the rose-infused liquid hydrates dry and sensitive skin and can be used before or after makeup, or to refresh throughout the day. At this price, you can indulge in guilt-free misting ‘til your heart’s (and face’s) content.
Garnier SkinActive Soothing Facial Mist with Rose Water, at mass retailers
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Going the Distance
If longer lashes are on your daily beauty wish-list this divine red tube is worth every cent. Offering a ‘false-lash’ look in the blink of an eye, the inky black formula elongates the shortest of lashes while the tapered precision wand captures the wispiest ones. Plus, the long-wear finish stands up against smudging or flaking, even on uncooperative oily eye lids.
Smashbox Super Fan Fanned-Out Mascara, at Shoppers Drug Mart and beautyBOUTIQUE.ca
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An elegant tool can go a long way to taking the bore out of a chore. No longer the domain of men’s razors only, a sculpted metal handle accented with rubberized grip manages to take the ugh out of shaving. With nary a touch of pink in sight, what hasn’t changed are the presence of five angled blades that maneuver curves, like ankles and knees, with ease.
Gillette Venus Platinum Extra Smooth Shaving System, at mass retailers
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When a cool AF hair styling pro tells you this new addition is in her kit 24/7 you take note. Highly moisturizing yet quickly absorbed by hair, the airy whipped formula conditions instantly while taking down frizz and boosting shine. Don’t let the curly hair classification deter you – anyone can get in on this action, says Marilisa, Artistic Director for Marc Anthony Hair Care.
Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Perfect Curls 7-in-1 Leave-In Treatment Foam
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It’s time to shed some light on managing breakouts. Like, for real. Using the power of blue and red light therapy (the former kills acne bacteria, the latter reduces inflammation), this pen-like gizmo works on mild to moderate blemishes. Used for two minutes three times a day, and ideal for spots in the early stages of forming, this could prove to be the secret weapon of your skin care routine.
Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment, at mass retailers
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One and Done
Spend some quality time with this pretty palette will surely brighten any grey day of April showers. From rosy blush to champagne highlighter to sophisticated eye shadow tones, this compact can do it all. For an unexpected take on a smoky eye look, try blending grey or black shadow with plum, petal pink or copper. TBH there’s no wrong way to dabble in the eight eye shadow hues offered in this cohesive set.
Maybelline New York The City Kits Eye + Cheek Palette in Pink Edge, at mass retailers
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Dry shampoo deserves a hard-working name. Besides its ability to soak up oils, dirt, and sweat, it’s a go-to product for Hair Food Celebrity Stylist, Rebekah Forecast who uses it to add volume. “It’s also great if you’re using heat on the hair, give a light mist of dry shampoo through hair and then use the appliance on top of that and it adds to the hold,” she says. This one earns her praise for a light consistency that doesn’t leave a chalky residue. And given her work – the roster includes Zoey Deutch, Greta Gerwig and Alison Williams – we’ll have what she’s having.
Hair Food Sulfate Free Color Protect Dry Shampoo, at Shoppers Drug Mart