The New Way to Go Nude

By |2018-03-14T13:24:43+00:00March 14th, 2018|The Beauty Edit|

Here’s the best of what’s landing on store shelves in March 2018.

Photo by Raphael Lovaski via Unsplash.

Powder Up

Sydney-based Nude by Nature is bringing its high-performance mineral makeup to the Canadian market. Featuring all-natural formulas free of talc, silicone and parabens (among many other icky preservatives you probably don’t want to put on your skin), Nude’s products pack complexion-boosting ingredients like jojoba, shea butter and vitamin-C-rich kakadu plum instead. While the full range of products officially lands on Shoppers Drug Mart shelves this month, we can’t help but give a special shout-out to this powder foundation, which sets like a liquid to deliver a glowing look that’s also good for your skin.

Nude by Nature Radiant Loose Powder Foundation, $36 at Shoppers Drug Mart and nudebynature.com.
Nude by Nature Radiant Loose Powder Foundation, $36 at Shoppers Drug Mart and nudebynature.com.

Smart Spray

With three different spray settings, this one bottle of hairspray does it all. Simply twist the nozzle to select the hold of your choice (low, medium or high) and set your locks with as much or as little movement as you want. Bonus: Hold.Me protects your strands against UV and heat damage, and it also happens to be sulfate-, paraben- and cruelty-free.

Design.Me Hold.Me, $22 at designme.com.
Design.Me Hold.Me, $22 at designme.com.

On the Double

Speaking of products that save time and space, Benefit has perfected the pout-colour game with its all-new lipstick and liner in one. Available in 13 shades — from nude-toned Bare Affair to bright-pink Racy Raspberry — this creamy stick covers two steps at once, with a long-lasting dose of colour and a darkened tip for added definition.

Benefit They’re Real! Double the Lip, $26 at benefitcosmetics.com.
Benefit They’re Real! Double the Lip, $26 at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart and Indigo.

Oil Change

Have we mentioned March is the perfect time to start incorporating lighter products into your skincare routine? Packed with potent spring flower seed oil and green tea plant extracts, AmorePacific’s newest formula protects against free radical damage and improves skin’s radiance without the heavier weight of your wintertime face oils.

AmorePacific Botanical Radiance Oil, $TK at sephora.com.
AmorePacific Botanical Radiance Oil, $135 at sephora.com.

Take Cover

“I like my concealer sheer and short-lasting,” said no one ever. Thankfully, BareMinerals got the memo and set out to create this creamy, highly pigmented concealer, which provides up to 16 hours of full coverage while giving your skin the health-boosting benefits of antioxidant-rich raspberry seed oil, blackcurrant seed oil and sea lavender.

BareMinerals BarePro 16-Hour Full Coverage Concealer, $30 at sephora.com.
BareMinerals BarePro 16-Hour Full Coverage Concealer, $30 at sephora.com.