The No-Excuses Guide to Your Most Gorgeous Summer Yet

By |2018-07-13T21:00:29+00:00July 13th, 2018|The Beauty Edit|

The best of what’s new on store shelves.

Smart Spray

Thanks to aesthetician-to-the-stars Kate Somerville, it’s easier than ever to shield your face from the sun. Her new setting mist not only keeps your makeup intact, but also delivers broad-spectrum SPF 50 protection with every spritz. It’s even light enough to be layered throughout the day without leaving behind any sticky or greasy build-up.

Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF 50 Soft Focus Makeup Setting Spray, $49 at Sephora.
Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF 50 Soft Focus Makeup Setting Spray, $49 at Sephora.

Blond Ambition

Summer and sun-kissed strands go together like mornings and coffee. Too bad highlights tend to veer into brassy territory between trips to the salon. Fortunately, Matrix is helping you keep those yellow tones under control with a new purple-pigmented shampoo that neutralizes brassy hues and infuses hair with protective and nourishing vitamin oil.

Matrix Total Results Brass Off Color Obsessed Shampoo, $14.65 at chatters.ca.
Matrix Total Results Brass Off Color Obsessed Shampoo, $14.65 at chatters.ca.

All Set

Has your makeup been melting off faster than you can say “humidex”? Consider topping off your look with this lightweight powder, which will render your foundation waterproof and create a shine-free finish that stays put.

Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder, $45 at beautyboutique.ca.
Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder, $45 at Urbandecay.ca.

Soft Scrub

Unwrapped Life’s Smooth N’ Salty shave bar doesn’t look like much — and that’s the whole point. Part of the Calgary-based brand’s low-waste skincare line, this vegan soap features smoothing sea salt, calming eucalyptus oil and zero preservatives or harmful toxins for an eco-friendly shaving experience that’s as good for the planet as it is for your skin.

Unwrapped Life Smooth N’ Salty, $9.10 at unwrappedlife.com.
Unwrapped Life Smooth N’ Salty, $9.10 at unwrappedlife.com.

Pop Pout

Do you love super-saturated shades that look as striking on your lips as they do in the tube? Don’t miss Shu Uemura’s latest collaboration with Paris-based jewelry designer Yazbukey, which includes nine new limited-edition lipstick shades, housed in translucent tubes with Yazbukey’s signature graphic-lip motif. It doesn’t get much cooler when it comes to rocking summer’s bold lip.

Yazbukey x Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte lipstick, $36 at shuuemura.ca.
Yazbukey x Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte lipstick, $36 at shuuemura.ca.