Chanel’s Les Beiges range has become synonymous with easy elegance and minimalist beauty. This season, the collection introduces the newest iteration of the Healthy Glow Foundation, designed to mimic the feel of bare skin with a whisper of colour and a luminous finish, thanks to ultra-fine pigments and light-reflecting agents. The foundation also uses kalanchoe extract, derived from a plant in Madagascar that helps protect the skin by creating a barrier against pollution. It’s available in 35 shades with offerings for several undertones.
After expanding into haircare in 2018, luxury French skincare brand Sisley Paris is taking on brushes with its first-ever Hair Rituel brush collection. The lineup features a paddle brush for detangling and two blow-dry brushes—one designed for fine hair and the other for thick, curly strands. Thoughtful design and materials are at the forefront of the collection. Using wild boar hair bristles, which contain keratin and have a similar composition to human hair, along with blue ball tips, the brushes help stimulate the scalp, tame static, and gently detangle. Similarly, the handles are crafted from schima wood, known for its resilient finish.
Ere Perez grew up in Mexico, where her grandfather was a traditional medicine man and her mother would concoct her own homemade beauty remedies. Years later, she would draw inspiration from this heritage to create her own namesake beauty brand, complete with clean formulas and a holistic approach. Headquartered in Bondi Beach, Sydney, the brand harnesses botanical ingredients like quinoa and oat milk in its vegan and cruelty-free makeup range. Since launching in 2004, the brand has gone global. Now, it’s bringing beloved bestsellers to Canada, including the Avocado Waterproof Mascara, which uses a nourishing blend of oils and waxes like mamey (a tropical fruit) and avocado for strong, glossy lashes. Another favourite is the Beetroot Cheek & Lip Tint starring antioxidant-rich beetroot extract in water-based formula.
As masks become the new norm, eyes have become the focal point for makeup. Fittingly, the new Diorshow 24H Stylo was made to command attention. Dior Makeup’s image and creative director Peter Philips tapped into his experiences backstage to create a runway-worthy liner. The veteran makeup artist sought an eye pencil that could create a look with impact and precision, delivering bold colour, smooth application, and a waterproof finish in a single stroke. Versatility was another key factor with a single product that could do double duty with equal finesse. The latest liner from the French fashion house checks off all the boxes and comes equipped with a foam smudger that creates a soft, smoky eye as easily as a striking feline flick. Available in 12 shades and two finishes—matte and satin—it’s a liner for any occasion.
What Lies Beneath
SkinCeuticals turned its attention to the neck and décolletage after research showed that women were increasingly concerned about the area, especially signs like dark spots, crepiness, a double chin, and poikiloderma, a condition that’s marked by redness and mottled pigmentation. The new Tripeptide-R Neck Repair—designed to work in tandem with in-clinic procedures or on its own—was made specifically for the neck, where the skin is much thinner compared to the rest of the body, and as such, more susceptible to the signs of aging. The formula packs a 0.2 percent concentration of pure retinol, 2.5 percent tripeptide, and a five percent glaucine complex, which work together to smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles, firming and strengthening the skin to reduce crepiness.