Our top beauty products this season

October 7, 2020

The leaves are changing, our coffee and baked goods are pumpkin-spiced, and it is sweater weather outside. Fall is here!

At this time of the year, we naturally switch up our beauty routine. Our colour stories shift, and our skincare needs change as we move from hot to cold temperatures. Add the havoc of COVID-19 stress-related skin concerns and we have the perfect cocktail of beauty confusion.

Have no fear! This month, we’re sharing our favourite products, tips and tricks to keep your beauty game strong this fall.

Some TLC for your face

“Maskne” – welcomed as little as the pandemic that caused it – is a new issue many are trying to navigate. We have been revisited by breakouts around the mouth and jaw caused by the constant irritation from protective masks. Thankfully, Neostrata has launched a fabulous new Overnight Anti-Pollution Treatment that targets skin concerns while being gentle enough to not irritate the skin further. The Overnight Anti-Pollution Treatment is the perfect skin renewal product that works while you sleep. Polyhydroxy Acids and Lilac Plant Cell Extract ingredients help minimize visible damage and defend the skin from pollutants.

As we transition to cooler weather, it’s more important than ever to hydrate your skin. After cleansing your face in the morning, prep for the day by layering the Neostrata Bionic Face Serum, PHA Eye Cream and Moisture Infusion Hydrating Cream before your makeup routine. These products are super lightweight with a beautiful, almost-negligible fresh scent. They lock-in moisture while boosting the appearance of youthful, soft-looking skin.

Before your makeup routine, you can also pat into your skin the VDL x Pantone Collection‘s Beauty Finisher. Loaded with prune water, this product leaves a silky smooth finish, with a mega plumping effect. Adding a thin layer of the renowned VDL x Pantone Lumilayer Primer will revive a dull complexion and complete a glow-from-within base before your makeup application.

Adding some lip love

We recommend giving your lips a little extra love with your skincare routine, starting with a high quality lip exfoliant to slough off any rough-texture and dead skin (we love Fresh‘s Sugar Lip Polish Exfoliator).

Follow this up with the Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy as a beautiful lip-plumping serum and primer, and top it off with the Honey Tinted Lip Treatment for an effortless sheer hint of fall-appropriate caramel colour. It will offer long-lasting moisture and sun protection.

For a potent hit of colour for mask-free occasions, try the revolutionary new Rouge Artist Lipsticks by Make Up For Ever. With a sharply angled lipstick bullet and a bevelled cap that attaches to the bottom, you can apply this product like a pro. We are so over the drying and aging effects of liquid lipsticks. This formula has a creamy, pigmented satin finish, and amps up the appearance of youthful looking lips with a comforting boost of hydration! Best of all, it is available in 60 new shades!

Pro tip: apply from the outer corners towards the centre of your lip for the illusion of a fuller pout.

Creating sultry eyes

The VDL x Pantone Expert Colour Eye Book offers a beautiful range of warm and cool tones across both palette variations, with bold colours perfect for fall. Using your finger, simply swipe your favourite bronze or midnight blue shimmery shade across your lid for a bold eye.

Finish your eye look by applying a bold colour in your waterline with the Make Up For Ever Aqua Resist Pencils. We adore these waterproof products whether it’s jungle-sweaty, cold and windy, or rainy. These pencils have a gel-like texture and are available in 10 shades, covering nudes and mesmerizing pops of colour. They feature waterproof, smudge-proof, sweat-proof, humidity-proof and climate-proof formulas, and they are also self-sharpening.

In addition, Make Up For Ever recently launched its 24-hour-wear Aqua Resist Smoky Shadow sticks. These sticks will last all day long. Just a couple of swipes across your lid – and a few taps – will result in glamorous eyes for the night!

Image credits: VDL Canada, Make Up For Ever Canada, Fresh Cosmetics Canada, Neostrata Canada.


Story by Amy Pigeon

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