The Essentials You Need for a Gorgeous Winter Glow

By |2018-02-05T17:20:45+00:00December 19th, 2017|The Beauty Edit|

The best of what’s landing on store shelves in December 2017.

Editors Inc. December Beauty Buys

First Blush

Somehow, it’s only December and that dreaded winter pallor is already setting in. Thankfully, this velvety powder makes it easy to fake a natural, lit-from-within flush with just a touch of light-reflecting shimmer. Just sweep the universally flattering pink shade on or just beneath the apples your cheeks for a subtle, not-so-sun-deprived glow.

Lise Watier Limited-Edition Glam Celebration Duo Blush, $38 at lisewatier.com.
Lise Watier Limited-Edition Glam Celebration Duo Blush, $38 at lisewatier.com.

 

Lip Reader

Since chapped lips are another unpleasant but unavoidable side-effect of winter, might we suggest adding a moisturizing lip scrub to your cold-weather beauty routine? This exfoliator from Montreal’s Trust Fund Beauty smells so good, you’ll gladly use it on a regular basis to polish the skin on your pout and create a smooth base for your favourite lipsticks.

Trust Fund Beauty Lipgasm Lip Scrub, $20 at trustfundbeauty.com.
Trust Fund Beauty Lipgasm Lip Scrub, $20 at trustfundbeauty.com.

 

Rosé Way

Live that “rosé all day” life all winter long with Physicians Formula’s latest serum. Way better for your skin than a glass a vino, the pearlescent formula primes and protects, with rosewater to reduce redness and balance skin tone, vitamin C to brighten, vitamin E to condition, and goji berry extract to give your skin an antioxidant boost.

Physicians Formula Rosé All Day Oil-Free Serum, $20 at physiciansformula.com.
Physicians Formula Rosé All Day Oil-Free Serum, $15 at physiciansformula.com.

 

Model Makeup

Supermodel Gigi Hadid is no longer just the face of Maybelline — she’s also the brains behind the brand’s latest collab, Gigi x Maybelline. Divided by “East Coast Glam” and “West Coast Glow,” the limited-edition collection is inspired by Hadid’s bicoastal life, with neutral to glam tones perfect for NYC, and warmer, sun-kissed shades reminiscent of that Cali glow.

Gigi Hadid x Maybelline, $10–$14 at walmart.ca.

 

Slough Love

It’s true: AHAs like glycolic acids can be abrasive to the skin. That’s why Consonant Skincare developed its own blend of botanical extracts for its new Maximum Glycolic Serum to offset dryness and irritation. As the AHAs get the work removing dead skin, soothing ingredients such as common-reed, pennywort, hibiscus and poria-mushroom extracts condition for a smoother and brighter-looking complexion.

Consonant Skincare Maximum Glycolic Serum, $60 at consonantskincare.com.
Consonant Skincare Maximum Glycolic Serum, $60 at consonantskincare.com.