Beauty Radar: Winter Products You Need to Know

The third and final chapter of the Gucci Bloom fragrance portfolio reaches a pleasant close with Nettare Di Fiori. Building off creative director Alessandro Michele’s initial creation, the fragrance is an intensified version of Bloom Eau de Parfum, exploring mystery and sensuality through its chypre essence. While all three scents in the Bloom family are reminiscent of an abundant floral garden, the latest addition has been made earthier with patchouli and osmanthus base notes. The pale pink bottle has also been altered to echo the fragrance’s deepened sense of femininity, featuring a black shade of the floral herbarium print.

Gucci Bloom Nettare Di Fiori is available at Hudson’s Bay Company, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora, Nordstrom, and Holt Renfrew.

Dior Makeup is celebrating the holiday season with cosmic charms in its Midnight Wish collection. Designed by the brand’s creative and image director, Peter Philips, the collection is inspired by Christian Dior’s fascination with luck and destiny. One standout item is the limited-edition Dior Couture Collection Set, a clutch gift set featuring the universally flattering 999 Red Matte lip shade. Adorned in gold constellations, the clutch houses five lipstick refills engraved with wishes for the new year, namely, Love, Faith, Luck, Bliss, Thrill, and Fame.

Dior Couture Collection Set is available at Dior counters nationwide and at sephora.com.

Armani Beauty’s travel-friendly foundation compact has been elegantly embellished for the holiday season. Inspired by the delicate beauty of a couture fan, a staple motif on the Armani Privé runway, this limited-edition My Armani To Go Cushion contains the same smoothing and illuminating formula, yet the airtight, refillable container now features fine silver details on the iconic red lid. Enriched with lychee extract, this portable foundation nourishes the skin while being the perfect purse companion.

My Armani To Go Limited Edition Couture Collection Cushion is available in December at Nordstrom, Sephora, Hudson’s Bay Company, Holt Renfrew, Saks, and at armani-beauty.ca.

The powerful properties of Moroccan saffron have been harnessed in the newly formulated Or Rouge skincare line from YSL Beauty. Using a groundbreaking discovery unearthed by the brand’s research team this year, the pistil of the saffron flower has been infused with oil to reinvigorate skin and defend against inflammation. The line contains a luxe array of products ranging from a cleanser to sun protection to a rich face cream, complete with an eco-friendly design and refillable cream caps.

YSL Beauty Or Rouge is available at yslbeauty.ca.

Givenchy Beauty is helping to simplify your pre-party makeup routine with the advent of its limited-edition Dual Liner. Launching as part of the Mystic Glow holiday collection, this two-in-one tool allows wearers to apply eyeshadow and eyeliner simultaneously in one simple stroke. There are two Dual Liners to choose from: Mystic Red, a rich brown shadow lined with red, and Mystic Gold, a golden liner paired with taupe shadow. Start at the inner corner of the lash line and work outward for eyes that are lined and emphasized with lasting colour.

Givenchy Dual Liner is available at Holt Renfrew.