It won’t be long till we bid farewell to rompers, open-toed sandals and iced coffees and bonjour to layered knits and apple and pumpkin-spiced everything. Is it just me or has this summer been whizzing by?
Wardrobes and routines may change but good thing is that we need not worry about changing up our beauty routines with a few of these beauty favourites that can take us from the warm dog days of summer to the brisk onset of Fall.
1) *NEW* L’Occitane Peony Pod Masks
The newest product to be added to L’Occitane’s skincare line-up are the Peony Pod Masks including: Peony Flash Moisture, Peony Overnight Perfecting and Peony Purifying Minute Masks. Tiny little power pods that will tackle whatever skin concern you have in a flash! Available August 2017.
Special mention: You must also check out the Peony Sublime Perfecting Mist. One of my absolute favourite beauty products to set your make-up.
The Peony Sublime Perfecting Mist is a delicately fragranced multi-use face mist that refreshes, hydrates, sets make-up and can be used at any time of the day. $20, L’Occitane
2) L’Occitane Verbena Body Products
$40 – $65, http://www.loccitane.com
This may be a true summer skincare indulgence with the fresh, lemony fragrance but we love the exfoliating sugars and body cream together which would be required during the cooler months when skin tends to get drier. Plus the scent would help us transport back to those refreshing naps by the beach on a chilly Autumn day.
Discover the complete collection of Verbena body products, including the Verbena Refreshing Exfoliating Sugars ($40), Verbena Frappè Body Cream ($40) as well as the fresh and sparkling Eau de Toilette ($65, 100ml).
3) PÜR Joystick Exfoliating Deep Cleanser
Get a smoother, brighter and healthier-looking complexion with this exfoliating deep-pore cleansing stick. This all-in-one cleanser, exfoliator and toner foams on contact to instantly draw out dirt, oil and impurities with charcoal and Moroccan Lava Clay. Suitable for all skin types, but specifically formulated for congested, acne-prone skin.
4) Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil
A unique fusion formula rich in plant active ingredients, directly inspired by the expertise of Clarins face and body oils.
The Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil offers instant comfort as soon as you apply it with addictive fruity scents and an ultra-glossy colour payoff.
We love that it’s not sticky and offers a nice little hint of colour to your lips.
Our favourite is Red Berry! A flattering tint for all skin tones. What’s great is you can also apply these lip oils over or under your lipstick for added moisture.
5) BURBERRY Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen *CAC Fave*
$42, Sephora or Hudson’s Bay
This runway-inspired highlighting pen is, in my opinion, the holy grail of highlighter pens! I discovered this last year and have never purchased another after it. I use it to highlight the inner corners of my eyes, bridge of my nose, cupids bow and cheekbones. It blends well without being overwhelmingly bright with a soft-matte finish. A definite must in your beauty bag all year round!
The Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen glides effortlessly across the skin with precision to highlight targeted areas of the face. With a perfectly universal shade that suits every skin tone, it can be brushed onto bare skin or over foundation.
6) Zorah Biocosmètiques BIODEF Tinted Sunscreen SPF30
We are always lookout for great Canadian-made beauty products and even better when they’re organic, eco-friendly, ultra-efficient & fair-trade! Say hello to Zorah Biocosmétiques. All Zorah products are designed and manufactured in Quebec and distributed across Canada at select natural health food stores. Did I mention they’re also certified cruelty-free from PETA?
More on Zorah:
- Zorah products do not include mineral oils (petroleum) or animal fats, parabens, GMOS, propylene glycol, synthetic perfumes, PEG, PPG, sodium laureth sulphate, EDTA, phthalates or other ingredients harmful for heath or the environment
- Argan oil can be found in every Zorah product
- Ingredients with an asterisk beside their name, which can be found on the back of every product box, come from organic farming
This summer, I have been exclusively using the BIODEF SPF30 Tinted Sunscreen which has quickly become a favourite. We tend to forget to apply the proper sunscreen protection on our face so I much prefer using a tinted sunscreen to tackle two birds with one stone.
Silky and non-occlusive, Zorah’s SPF 30 tinted sunscreen for the face evens the complexion and hides imperfections while protecting the skin from UVA and UVB rays.
- Argan oil makes it hydrating and regenerating.
- Helps prevent sunburn with Sun protection factor (SPF) of 30.
- Water and sweat resistant for 40 minutes.
7) Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Eau de Parfum
$88, 50 ml – Sephora
Are you a Saint or Sinner? How about a little of both?
Recently discovered fragrances thanks to Influenster, these have instantly become two new cherished fragrances.
For the past 8 years, devoted fans and followers on Social Media have begged Kat to revive the Saint + Sinner fragrance collection so now #TheResurrectionisReal!
Kat’s most requested product of all time has returned more special than ever with the same original scents in completely revamped bottles, which Kat spent months lovingly hand-sketching until every detail was perfected (and they’re as stunning as the scents in them!).
Meet Saint—soft, alluring, and dreamy, this gourmand fragrance sweetens a bouquet of jasmine and tiaré flower with notes of mandarin, caramel, and sparkling Mirabelle plum. Vanilla, sandalwood, and creamy musk build to the romance of the perfume, imparting a warmth that reminds Kat of falling in love for the very first time. Saint is a poetic exploration of the lesser-known, softer side of Kat Von D.
Meet Sinner—dark, sultry, and empowering, this enticing fragrance sweetens a bouquet of jasmine and orange blossom with notes of vanilla, mandarin, and Mirabelle plum. Spicy cinnamon envelops white florals at the heart of the fragrance, while base notes of vetiver, patchouli, and wood form the deeper, darker nuances. Experience confidence in a bottle; Sinner is the fragrant embodiment of the edgy, unapologetic, and outspoken Kat Von D we know and love. Sinner shares the same floral soul as Saint, with a bold, spicy twist.
Different experiences, shared heart—these sister-scents can be worn alone or layered together. Perfect transitional scents for the changing seasons!