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Photos: Stephanie Hicks (Jim Hicks), Max Abadian (Alex Laws).

THE BEAUTY OF CHANGE Hang onto Your Hats

Little Makeup Miracles

It’s been three years since I last reached out to you, and I must say it feels good to be back talking to you again. Much has changed: The retail landscape continues to try to keep up with consumers who are more socially connected than ever before. Technology and innovation in the beauty products you sell are playing a bigger part in the ultimate success of today’s brands. This means you have to become more diligent in keeping up with these changes. Our vendor community continues to look for ways to improve its short-term bottom line by decreasing staff, often in the training and marketing arenas, as others step up to cover off the work they once did. That’s why we are partnering with affiliates like Cosmetics Radio and Beauteschool to provide resources to help with the load. We’re also going to continue bringing you a celebration of the best of what you’re selling in our augmented Fragrance and Beauty Awards (look out for the winners in our next issue), with more categories than ever this year. Retailers, as well, are not without their challenges as online shopping continues to grow at an expanding rate every year. Indeed, the role of the beauty advisor is becoming increasingly integral in making that retail experience memorable. And we’re delighted to be shining a spotlight on the industry’s brightest stars in the Cosmetics Outstanding Service Awards, for which nominations are currently open. Obviously, the publishing industry is feeling change as well, with more and more printed publications, like Cosmetics magazine, switching to a digital format due to a move away from print-based advertising. But I think this change will turn out for the better, since many more things are possible through a digital format. The videos embedded in a number of ads in this issue offer you the additional information—and experiences—that wouldn’t be possible in a printed piece. So hang onto your hats; we are just getting started. It’s going to be an interesting ride through the next few years. Happy to be back and looking forward to hearing from you again. Best wishes for a strong spring selling season!

When Jim told me the theme of this issue, images of spaceships and driverless cars popped into my head. It all got a bit The Fifth Element for a minute. But as I got into brainstorming, I realized that much more practical—and, frankly, far less terrifying— innovations are happening around us all the time. Just open up your makeup bag and you’ll see it right there in front of you: foundations featuring reflective pearls, clump-free mascaras… None of these things existed in the days when I would sit and watch my mother apply eyeshadow in a windscreen-wiper motion, or when I stood in front on the mirror separating my lashes with a safety pin. Beauty innovations have come a long way, and our New in Stores section (pages 13 to 20) is filled with innovative ingredients and fresh formulas that would have made my 17-year-old self weep with joy. In “Smarter, Faster, Stronger, Better” (page 27), Carlene Higgins discovers the best inventions set to come in 2017, many of which—including a helmet that promotes hair growth using lasers—are less likely to fit in your makeup bag. In this hectic day and age, we expect to accomplish more and more—and place the same demands on our beauty products. (Speaking of overachieving multi-taskers, turn to page 7 to meet the firecrackers behind this magazine.) It seems fitting that an issue about innovation should come in a new interactive format and from such out-of-the box thinkers—just like you. We’d love to hear about your favourite beauty innovations. Share them with us on Twitter @cosmeticsmag.

Jim Hicks, publisher @jimhickstweets

Alex Laws editor-in-chief @miss_laws @lex_laws

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IN THE ABSTRACT

Get artsy with inspo from art exhibits to TV shows, plus hot dates for your diary.

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MAKEUP MUST-HAVES

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SKIN SAVERS

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HAIRCARE HIGHLIGHTS

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30 HEART & SOUL

Beauty real talk with Tanika Charles, our fave Juno nominee.

THE FRIZZ CURE

How to combat an unruly mane as temperatures rise.

SMARTER, FASTER, STRONGER, BETTER

The most out-there beauty innovations coming to a vanity near you.

DRAPING

The retro blush look that’s giving us a natural flush.

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POWDER TRIP

A colour palette relaunches, 100 years after its debut.


Director of Beauty Events & Awards James R. Hicks Editor-in-Chief Alex Laws Art Director Lisa de Nikolits Web Editor Heather Marrin Creative and Production Manager Stephanie Hicks Contributors: Jill Dunn, Carlene Higgins, Caitlin Kenny, Larissa Liepins, Kate McClellan, Maryam Siddiqi, Grace Toby, Danielle Worrall Web Content and Design Marrin Hicks Creative Inc. For editorial inquiries: alaws@cctfa.ca For advertising and event inquiries: jhicks@cctfa.ca Vol 46, No. 1—Spring 2017

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President and CEO Darren Praznik

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THE PROS OF PROBIOTICS 

A gut-friendly ingredient makes its way to the skincare aisle. 42

EDITOR’S LETTER & PUBLISHER’S NOTE

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CONTRIBUTORS 

COUNTER TALK

How to communicate product info to clients, plus baking defined. 47

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MAD ABOUT MINDY

An innocent creep of Mindy Kaling’s Insta-feed reveals all her beauty secrets.

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contributors

NEW LOOK, NEW TEAM—MEET THE FACES BEHIND THE ISSUE

HEATHER MARRIN, WEB EDITOR

Insta: @heathermich WHAT DID YOU WORK ON IN THE ISSUE?

I wrote a few things. (“In the Abstract,” page 9 and “Mad About Mindy,” page 47.) ANY SURPRISING PLOT TWISTS?

Turns out abstract is my jam. Joan Mitchell, I love how you make me feel. WHAT’S AN INNOVATION YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT? My computer printer. Hit me with a hard copy. MOST INNOVATIVE PROJECT YOU’RE WORKING ON? My life is a work in progress. How much time do you have?

Insta: @robthegrave WHAT DID YOU WORK ON IN THE ISSUE?

Video editing and production of the magazine. ANY SURPRISING PLOT TWISTS?

While I was filming for Cosmeticsmag.com I found out Jim once wore makeup back in the day on a 1970s sitcom.

LISA DE NIKOLITS, ART DIRECTOR

Insta: @lisadenikolits WHAT DID YOU WORK ON IN THE ISSUE?

Layout, design and production of the magazine. ANY SURPRISING PLOT TWISTS?

We fell in love with a font called Lobster! WHAT’S AN INNOVATION YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT?

I was getting tangled up in my cords while doing yoga so I went Bluetooth—it changed my yoga life! MOST INNOVATIVE PROJECT YOU’RE WORKING ON?

I’m also a novelist and I have a new book coming out this year.

WHAT’S AN INNOVATION YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT?

The mascara wand. MOST INNOVATIVE PROJECT YOU’RE WORKING ON?

After recently visiting Nashville, I’m currently writing a handful of songs in the hope that one day I will be invited to play at the Bluebird Café.

CARLENE HIGGINS

CAITLIN KENNY

DANIELLE WORRALL

Insta: @carlenehiggins

Insta: @caitlinken_insta

Insta: @_dpw

WHAT DID YOU WORK ON IN THE ISSUE?

WHAT STORY DID YOU WORK ON IN THE ISSUE? I wrote “The

WHAT STORY DID YOU WORK ON IN THE ISSUE? The cover

Best innovations to come in 2017 in “Smarter, Faster, Stronger, Better,” (page 27). Lobster font by http://www.impallari.com/lobster/

STEPHANIE HICKS, CREATIVE AND PRODUCTION MANAGER

Frizz Cure” (page 24) and about the new-to-Canada Gliss haircare line.

ANY SURPRISING PLOT TWISTS?

ANY SURPRISING PLOT TWISTS?

I was surprised that a fairly mainstream brand like Kérastase would come out with a high-tech hairbrush! Risky move but good on them for trying something new.

Hairstylist Harry Josh told me that his client and pal Rose Byrne has naturally frizzy hair. You’d never know from her red-carpet pics.

MOST INNOVATIVE PROJECT YOU’RE WORKING ON? I’m

currently developing my own site on Squarespace which is much, much easier than I anticipated, and a whole lot of fun!

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MOST INNOVATIVE PROJECT YOU’RE WORKING ON? Writing is my first

love, but I’m now getting into the YouTube game. I’ve started a beauty channel, which includes a tutorial on that flat-iron-curling technique I swear by. (My T3 SinglePass flat iron is my beauty BFF.)

illustration.

WHAT’S AN INNOVATION YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT? The

first thing I thought of was hairstyling tools. I own a straightener, curling iron and blow drier and use them often. I remember being 12 and using an actual iron; hair straighteners have come a long way since then. MOST INNOVATIVE PROJECT YOU’RE WORKING ON? I have been making

some macramé bags and totes. I guess it’s not very innovative because it was popular in the ’70s, but it’s new to me.

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eoStrata Cosmeceutical Experts are among the best in their field. Nominated by their Peers, Vendor or Retailer they represent the highest standard in skin care consultation. NeoStrata congratulates each winner for their outstanding customer service all year long.

CONGRATULATIONS MARIE-PIER MORIN! NeoStrata Cosmeceutical Expert, Jean Coutu Mirabel, Quebec

IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT IS THE MOST ASKED SKIN CARE CHALLENGE/ CONCERN THAT CUSTOMERS ASK ABOUT? HOW DO YOU ANSWER THEIR CONCERNS?

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extremely worried about wrinkles, brown spots and a lack of skin radiance. I therefore very often recommend NeoStrata products to help address their concerns. Products with Retinol

INNOVATION IS A BIG REASON FOR THE GROWTH IN THE SKIN CARE CATEGORY TODAY. HOW HAS NEOSTRATA SHOWN LEADERSHIP IN THIS AREA? NeoStrata has gone through a few changes over the years – most notably the evolution of their packaging. Their product line is more easily recognized, understood and recommended because of this change. Their Glycolic Renewal

can help with all of the above issues and so can AHAs. I always take the opportunity to also share

line and their All-in-One Night Serums are great examples of their innovations. Both of these product lines offer consumers beautiful

with them my absolute favourite product: The Skin Resurfacing

results that are supported by the brand’s credible clinical tests.

Duo. I always end my consultation with clients by reminding them to never neglect using sun protection!

IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT IS THE “STAR” INGREDIENT FOUND IN CERTAIN PRODUCTS THAT HAS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT EFFECT ON MAKING SKIN LOOK BEAUTIFUL AND MORE YOUTHFUL. The star ingredient in products that provides the most benefits to my clients is Retinol. It is also however, an ingredient that is sometimes difficult to dose. It is really important to learn how to properly introduce it to our clients, which can sometimes make it more difficult to recommend. For those clients that do tolerate it well, we often see beautiful visible and lasting results.

Nominate your Cosmeceutical Skin Care Expert by visiting: neostrata.ca/cosmeticsmag


BEAUT Y BUZZ Graphic nails at Proenza Schouler.

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Preen by Thornton Bregazzi showroom at Paris fashion week F/W 2017.

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Netflix original series, Abstract: The Art of Design.

Multi-hued warpaint at MaxMara, M.A.C Paint Stick, $26, Maccosmetics.ca (right).

Chanel’s classic tweeds get a vibrant twist.

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MoMa spotlights Joan Mitchell in Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction.

HOW TO BE YOUR OWN MASTERPIECE THIS SPRING From our latest Netflix addiction Abstract: The Art of Design, where the likes of eccentric illustrator Christoph Niemann decipher what it means to see things in abstraction, to Chanel’s anything-goes spring runway collection, we’ve got abstract art on the brain. Painter Joan Mitchell, whose work is celebrated at the Museum of Modern Art’s Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction, once said, “Abstract is not a style. I simply want to make a surface work,” which seems especially inspiring in the context of spring’s beauty looks. Naked nails were jazzed up with freehand black shapes at Proenza Schouler; Tom Pecheux square-stamped eyelids at Antonio Marras and haphazardly applied two tones like warpaint at MaxMara for Spring/ Summer 2017 Milan fashion week. Seeing the visage as another surface for creativity: That’s what we call in-your-face art. —Heather Marrin

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Hungary features high on current travel lists for many reasons (one of Europe’s most affordable Michelin-star eateries Borkonyha restaurant in Budapest, and the fact that Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford recently filmed Blade Runner 2049 in the capital, are just two). A close third are the country’s luxurious bathing traditions, the essence of Hungarian product line Omorovicza, which is becoming more widely available this year at Sephora.com and Nordstrom. Mineral-rich formulas feature Hungarian Moor mud, which nourishes and detoxifies in products ranging from cleansers to neck creams.

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2. CULTURE VULTURES

The Art Gallery of Ontario has partnered with Shiseido for #Ago1st, its coveted themed nights held at the museum on the first Thursdays of the month. Throughout the year, the 145-yearold beauty brand will unveil an artifact at each themed interactive event, which started this month with Nasty Women. Cocktails, cosmetics and culture will next combine at the gallery on April 6.

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3. GREAT HEAD

April sees the biggest new launch for Clarisonic since the brand came to market in 2003. Previously the brushes operated on one frequency (ideal for cleansing, but not for continual sales momentum). Now the Smart Handle recognizes pre-programmed heads with different sonic vibrations, including a tri-pronged number designed to massage in serum and face cream, helping to combat 15 signs of aging by stimulating cells. Smart Profile Uplift 2-in-1 Cleansing & Firming Kit, $429 at Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora and Hudson’s Bay. 4. LE LABO’S FIRST CANADIAN STORE

Le Labo has opened its first Canadian location on Queen Street West. Owned by Estée Lauder, the hip fragrance house from Grasse, France, stocks fragrances, candles and “oddities” at a 350-sq-ft storefront at 876 Queen Street West. The space will be filled with the brand’s signature industrial detailing and addictively musky scents. 5. THE TRADE ASSOCIATION FORMERLY KNOWN AS...

The Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association is undergoing a makeover: From April, it will be known as Cosmetics Alliance Canada. “A new name, new logo and website will better reflect the organization’s mandate to foster collaboration and inspire trust and confidence in the industry,” says Susan Nieuwhof, director, media & communications. —Alex Laws

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new in stores M A K E U P • S K I N CA R E • H A I R CA R E • F R AG R A N C E

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Space travel has always been synonymous with pushing boundaries, and thanks to Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, which plans to offer flights to space, Mars no longer seems like a galaxy quite so far, far away. (A commercial space flight rings in around $250,000 US). In the beauty universe, brands are just as committed to new discoveries, many of which we wouldn’t leave earth without—including a wrist-strainreducing 24-karat-gold-plated curling wand that could replace your Lightsaber. Hot Tools Curl Bar, from $150, at Chatters salons nationwide, hottools.com.

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makeup must-haves By Alex Laws

1. GREEN AND CLEAN Complexion-enhancing is reaching new levels with Physicians Formula’s new colour-correction cushion compacts. Easy-to-apply cooling mineral formulas come in two colour duos: green to combat redness paired with yellow for dark under-eye circles, and peach to brighten darkness accompanied by lavender to tackle dullness.

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Physicians Formula’s Mineral Wear® Cushion Corrector + Primer Duo, $21 each, at drugstores and mass-market retailers.

2. STAR-POWERED LASHES If there’s one thing CoverGirl kicks major butt at, it’s mascara. (LashBlast Clump Crusher 4eva!) Now the brand is poised to launch its new, longer, streamlined and sophisticated Total Tease Mascara in April. With a doublesided brush designed to cut through clumps and a mini comb on the reverse to tackle corners, it’s your recipe for A-list lashes.

CoverGirl Total Tease Mascara, $13, at mass-market retailers from April.

3. GETTING LIPPY Chanel’s latest Rouge Coco Gloss shades are the perfect combo of classy and brassy, calling to mind Club Tropicana and the balmy nights of springtime escapes to Miami Beach. Containing hydrating natural waxes of jojoba, sunflower and mimosa, they’re bright, playful and sheer — handy because the colour won’t come off on your straw.

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Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss, $37, at Chanel counters, Chanel.ca.

4. BLOT PARTY Go ahead, dance: Clarins’s Pore Perfecting and Matifying Kit absorbs excess sebum with its handy oil-blotting papers loaded with acacia gum. Once you’ve blotted, a dusting of translucent powder further controls shine and minimizes the appearance of pores. Follow with limited-edition tropical-inspired bronze colourways launching in May.

Clarins Pore Perfecting and Matifying Kit, $48, refills of 2 x 70 papers, $18. Clarins Limited Edition Bronzing and Blush Compact, $42, Clarins Limited Edition 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette, $45, Clarins Limited Edition Eye Pencils, $27, at Clarins counters from May.

5. GLOSSY BOSS At-home manis are getting a pro upgrade with no-lamp-necessary, gel-look nail polishes becoming increasingly prevalent. The latest seven-shade collection from Joe Fresh Beauty lasts up to two weeks and includes fashion-forward hues (think: peach to plum) that we’re planning to build our wardrobes around. Joe Fresh Gel Look Nail Polish, $5, Loblaws and Real Canadian Superstores.

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6. PENCILLING IN Cult Canadian lip brand Bite Beauty has forayed into lip pencils. Made from food-grade ingredients, each of the 22 shades is based on tones found in the lips and designed to be drawn just around the edges for a naturally augmented look, no trout pout in sight.

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Bite Beauty lip pencils, $20, at Sephora and Sephora.ca.

7. THINK (GLOWY AND) PINK Guerlain’s new Le Petite Robe Noir collection of bubblegum brights in prism-like packaging features a tinted gel for lips and cheeks. This delicate onesize-fits-all shade is buildable, imparts skin with a cool, smooth feeling thanks to mint extract and leaves behind a rosy, just-been-kissed glow.

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Le Petite Robe Noir Lipcheek, $35, at select Guerlain counters and Sephora.ca, from April.

8. BLUSH AND GO All set for summer travels, Givenchy’s spring/ summer collection features a travel edition of its Prisme Libre, an innovative powder that’s both mattifying and illuminating. Dab on anywhere that needs a little extra highlight, and absorb excess shine while you’re at it. Layer overtop of highlighter, like the Mémoire De Forme, for added sparkle underneath or for strobing.

Prisme Libre Travel Mat-Finish & Enhanced Radiance Loose Powder, $48, Givenchy Highlighter Mémoire De Forme Strobing Pop-Up Jelly Highlighter, $45, at Sephora.ca.

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9. INSTA-GLAM Spring 2017 collections are all about getting ready for your close up and, this season, Quo has you covered. A semi-matte translucent powder, Quo’s Radial Blur features sal butter, a skin conditioner that aids skin elasticity, and Nylon-12, a polymer that creates a film that sits on the skin to help blur pores. To finish, the new setting spray containing vitamin B3 promises hydration and a longer-lasting makeup application. Quo Nourish and Prime Hydrating Primer, $24, Quo MakeUp Setting Spray, $19, Quo Radial Blur Translucent Powder, $19, at Shoppers Drug Mart.

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10. CHEEKY GIRLS The coquettish San Francisco-based Benefit Cosmetics launches its limited-edition Cheek Parade palette of blushes and bronzers in April. Hoola, Dandelion, Rockateur, Hoola Lite and Galifornia all feature (the latter two of which are new) so there’s a mix of shimmering and matte shades, ideal for highlighting and contouring.

Benefit Cheek Parade Palette, $78, at Shoppers Drug Mart and department stores from April.

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skin savers By Heather Marrin

DIY DERM RESULTS The first to bring glycolic acid to the consumer market, Neostrata continues on its DIY path with a collection of at-home AHA peels. A professional-grade peel treatment, the Brightening Peel Solution is formulated with 25 per cent hydroxy acid, 10 per cent AHA glycolic acid and 2 per cent genowhite (a lightening peptide) to get the job done without a trip to the derm. “Use it bone down and brow up,” says national NeoStrata trainer, Patricia Clare, who advises massaging in the beads for 15 seconds first to “turn the peel on.”

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Neostrata Brightening Peel Solution, $78, at drugstores from April.

Fresh Rose Deep Hyd at Sephora from Apri

#NOFILTERNEEDED Packed with a porous, spherical powder that boasts smaller molecular holes to hold more oil than a regular powder, Shiseido’s new mattifying formula targets pores with excess sebum. Whether worn over your base makeup or used as the last step in your skincare routine, it gives you eight hours shine-free. Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother, $29, at Sephora.

NO LATHERING REQUIRED Delivering a weightless foam in one pump, Dove’s Shower Foam gently coats and cleans the skin without lathering. Formulated with NutriumMoisture™ tech, which includes stearic acid, a major component of emollients like cocoa butter and shea butter, this nourishing foam will even save you on days you run out of shave cream. Dove Shower Foam, $8, at mass-market retailers.

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ose petals (of the rosa this alcohol-free rosewater wer oil soothes and hydrates. weapon: rosa multiflora reduces pore size through of keratinization (the thin, the skin becomes filled with strengthen the skin’s barrier. s, stop and smell the roses a day.

FULL COVERAGE Trading chemical filters for physical ones, this sensitiveskin-friendly Bioderma SPF compact is formulated with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to reflect UVA and UVB rays. Along with providing maximum broadspectrum sun protection, the tinted mineral powders come in light and golden, to leave behind a smooth and even complexion. Bioderma Photoderm Compact SPF 50+, $30, at drugstores from April.

dration Facial Toner, $55, l.

HERO WORSHIP Hyaluronic acid (used in injectables) is a naturally occurring humectant within the skin. It has a long history in skincare products because of its superhero ability to hydrate and combat aging. When applied topically, however, it can only treat the surface and even in the skin, it can’t be stored for more than 24 hours. That’s where the SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier comes in. Featuring a cocktail of proxylane, purple rice extract and diptotassiun glycyrrhizate (the main component of licorice root), all proven to stimulate hyaluronic acid in the dermis, when applied, the serum penetrates the dermis to amplify the skin’s natural levels of hyaluronic acid, leaving it plump and dewy. SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier, $120, at dermatologists offices and medi-spas.

SPA IN A TUBE Inspired by the hot and cold sequence of bathing at traditional Scandinavian spas, this new facial scrub from Ole Henriksen is a dual-action exfoliator that’s both warming and cooling. Glycolic and lactic acids help lift and loosen dead skin cells, and volcanic sand and neem seed oil deeply purify and absorb excess oil to unclog and minimize the appearance of pores. Ole Henriksen Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub, $34, at Sephora from April.

R ’N’ R Soothe your muscles and rehydrate your skin post-workout with this gym-bag essential from Biotherm. An all-over-body booster, it contains energizing magnesium and sodium as well as L.Ochroleuca algae extract to firm and tone, amping up the effects of your sweat sesh. Biotherm Skin Fitness Firming & Recovery Body Emulsion, $42, at drugstores from April.

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1. HERBAL RETREAT The brushing and bleaching we put our hair through is one thing, but battling the sins we can’t see (UV rays, pollution and hard water in our showers) is another. This revamped line from Herbal Essences (nine shampoos and conditioners in all) employs histidine, a potent antioxidant derived from corn, to neutralize free radicals from those invisible stressors. Hair is noticeably softer after one lather-and-rinse, but it has cumulative benefits so it’s even shinier and better behaved over time. —Jill Dunn Herbal Essences Bio: Renew Hydrate Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner, $8 each. At drugstores and mass-market retailers.

2. SUPERHERO HAIRSPRAY Hairspray and dry shampoo had a baby and Redken’s Windblown Dry Finishing Spray was born. “It’s very light and you can run your fingers through the hair over and over, without getting that filmy feel,” says Jorge Joao, Redken international performing artist, fresh from New York Fashion Week, where he flipped models’ heads upside down, sprayed at the root and scrunched the ends for texture. —A.L. Redken Windblown 05 Dry Finishing Spray, $30, at select salons nationwide.

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3. CREAMY CLEAN Phytoelixir’s non-lathering, hydrating cream wash threatens to change the way we wash our hair for good. Squeeze the rich cleansing treatment containing moisturizing narcissus flower wax and macadamia oil from the tube and massage into scalp and hair. Its lack of foaming surfactants results in maximum smoothness due to less friction on the hair during the washing process. Hair is left so silky-soft, you can forgo the conditioner if you’re pushed for time and you can even use it on dry hair ahead of the shower for an ultra-deep clean. —A.L. Phytoelixir Cleansing Care Cream, $30, 75 mL, at Murale Beauty Boutiques and Phyto-canada.ca.

4. HAIR REPAIR “When I first got this, I thought, ‘Oh my God, this is going to Claire,’” says celebrity hairstylist Peter Butler, clutching a black bottle of conditioning mist labelled Gliss Ultimate Repair. He’s talking about his client Claire Danes, whose fine strands could use a little help from the 65-year-old brand, he says. New to Canada, the Schwarzkopf spinoff is already the number-one repairing range in Germany, where the products are manufactured, and is known for

containing keratin, which is a perfect match to the protein that naturally occurs in hair. Five collections target different concerns (think: colour protection, volume, moisture), feeding worn-out tresses a metaphorical protein shake. —Caitlin Kenny Gliss shampoo, conditioners and treatment, $10 each, at Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix.

5. LIPID LOADED “The number one function of a shampoo is to cleanse, so it’s hard to innovate around a product that’s supposed to remove things from the hair,” explains Dr. Rolanda Johnson Wilkerson, Pantene’s senior scientist of the development that took 15 years. Adding moisture to shampoos can weigh hair down, she adds, something the brand overcame with a “gel network technology” that encapsulates the lipids (naturally occurring moisturizers within the hair), which carries them into the hair shaft, instead of washing off. The result is a shampoo that feels like a conditioner, and sleek, soft hair. —A.L. Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo, $6, and Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Conditioner, $6, at drug stores and retailers nationwide.

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HUDSON’S BAY, CANADA’S MOST APPRECIATED BEAUTY EXPERTS

HUDSON’S BAY BEAUTY MENTOR AS CANADA’S PREMIER BEAUTY DESTINATION, Hudson’s Bay understands the vital role beauty experts play in the Canadian beauty industry. Their passion, expertise and leadership are a key reason why customers develop loyalty to our stores. We’ve scoured the country in search of the very finest beauty experts to share their expertise and advice. To learn more about pursuing a career in beauty at Hudson’s Bay, visit WWW.HBC.COM.

VICKY YUAN Counter Manager, Kiehl’s Hudson’s Bay, Vancouver Downtown, BC // 14 years of beauty experience // Email address: beautymentor@hbc.com

WHO WAS YOUR MENTOR WHEN YOU STARTED OUT?

WHAT IS THE KEY TO GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE?

MR. KEVIN MARKS WAS MY MENTOR when I was starting

TREAT CUSTOMERS as you

out. He was my account executive back then. The best thing he did was to enable me to discover my strengths and talents in the aesthetics field. He continuously challenged myself to improve, to be innovative and to grow my business every year.

would like to be treated. Provide lasting memorable excellent customer service so they will keep returning. Always wow your customers with service that goes above and beyond their expectations.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING AT THE HUDSON’S BAY? I FEEL PROUD OF WORKING FOR THE MOST HISTORICAL RETAIL COMPANY, HBC, IN CANADA. HBC is not only keeping up with the changes of the retail industry to meet current consumers need, it is the leader and role model. The Bay is the strongest retail company. Its floor management, advertising, merchandising, in store atmosphere is vibrant. Being there every working day is fun, positive and rewarding. Feel free to reach out to me at any time, regardless of the question. Email me at beautymentor@hbc.com.


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CLEAN-CUT In a slender 10-inch flacon, this fragrance stands almost as tall as the flower decorating it would. With notes of pear, bergamot, rose and jasmine that marry warm, white musk and honey, the result is a fruity floral that makes a lasting impression. Beauty match: A brightred lip and a bold brow

PROM-NIGHT NOTES When notes of Nashi pear sorbet and juicy pomegranate meet cherry blossom, we can’t help but feel 17 again. Young, vibrant and as sweet as the bow on the bottle, Signorina in Fiore is a flirty floral fit for a big girls’ night out. Beauty match: Loads of blush and a perfect pink pout

Signorina in Fiore EDT by Salvatore Ferragamo, 100 mL, $117, at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique, Sephora and Murale.

Flower By Kenzo Eau de Lumière 100 mL, $119, at Hudson’s Bay.

VACAY SPRAY Pomegranate nectar opens up to a heart of Arabian jasmine and orange blossom in this new limited-edition EDT from Elie Saab. Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian was inspired by red-carpet glam, but we’re feeling more inclined to pack our bags, thanks to the trail of patchouli. Beauty match: Bronzer, lip gloss and one coat of waterproof mascara. Elie Saab Le Parfum Resort Collection EDT 90 mL, $115, at Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom and Shoppers Drug Mart from April.

HIP FLASK Warm woody amber with a salty twist is freshened with green laurel leaf and orange blossom to make Paco Rabanne’s latest a mantel-worthy winner. Best for: Your gym bag Paco Rabanne Invictus Intense, 100 mL, $76, at Hudson’s Bay from April.

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FINE LINES Artist Nigel Peake’s architectural line drawing on the limited-edition bottle speaks to the intricacies of Terre d’Hermès EDT. Cool citrus and black and pink peppercorns mix with rich Atlas cedarwood to leave the kind of lingering aroma you can’t help but want to follow. Best for: Office hours Terre d’Hermès Limited Edition EDT, 100 mL, $124 at Nordstrom, Hudson’s Bay and Holt Renfrew.

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HUDSON’S BAY, CANADA’S MOST APPRECIATED BEAUTY EXPERTS

HUDSON’S BAY BEAUTY MENTOR AS CANADA’S PREMIER BEAUTY DESTINATION, Hudson’s Bay understands the vital role beauty experts play in the Canadian beauty industry. Their passion, expertise and leadership are a key reason why customers develop loyalty to our stores. We’ve scoured the country in search of the very finest beauty experts to share their expertise and advice. To learn more about pursuing a career in beauty at Hudson’s Bay, visit WWW.HBC.COM.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING AT HBC? I LOVE that I work alongside a team of Beauty Advisors, including the managment team, that not only offer daily support, but also create the most enjoyable environment! I love the culture and that HBC creates growth for all associates by mentoring and believing that everyone is and can be successful!

WHAT IS THE KEY TO GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE? A BIG SMILE and a positive

MILEVA STOILOV

Business Manager, Estée Lauder Hudson’s Bay, Mississauga, ON 12 years of beauty experience Email address: beautymentor@hbc.com

attitude. titude. Always put customers first and listen to their needs. Give them personalised service so when they leave the counter they feel their most beautiful. Create an experience for every customer that will turn into a loyal lasting relationships!

WHO WAS YOUR MENTOR WHEN YOU STARTED OUT? MY PARENTS have taught me to give my best no matter how minor the task may seem. Through out the years I had many mentors, I have been surrounded with all the right people in the industry and they all have taught me that a dedicated work ethic can help me achieve my goals and overcome any obstacles. That has made me who I am today. This is me, this is my passion, this is a reflection on all the great people around me! Feel free to reach out to me at any time, regardless of the question. Email me at beautymentor@hbc.com.


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Drybar Tiny Tress Press, $63, Thedrybar.com.

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Göt2b Glossy AntiFrizz Shine Serum, $8 at Shoppers Drug Mart.

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Göt2b Glossy Anti-Frizz Shine Serum, $8 at Shoppers Drug Mart.

We’re suckers for anything that upgrades a simple ponytail and makes us feel instantly pulled together— and the slick side part does just that. At Dries Van Noten, hairstylist Sam McKnight kept locks minimalist in feel to contrast with the delicate detailing in the clothing. “It is a masculine side parting—clean, with no products,” said the hair guru in an interview with Women’s Wear Daily. There’s no better way to flaunt the end of hat season than with sleek, smooth hair, secured at the nape with a snagfree elastic. And when you’re not in the hands of a pro, dip into the arsenal (left) for expert execution. Best for: Brunch to the boardroom, basically anywhere you need to pretend you’ve got polish. —Alex Laws


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DRAPING WHY WE’RE FEELING TICKLED PINK BY THIS RETRO LOOK Fresh from Kenzo’s ready-to-wear spring 2017 runways and the launch of Marc Jacobs’s Beauty AirBlush Soft Glow Duo in the fall, the term draping (coined by Jacobs) made our ears perk up as it dominated beauty headlines as the new contouring. But as celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge highlights in a demo she shared with her 1.6 million YouTube subscribers, the concept of sculpting with pink palettes isn’t new. The look, made popular in late 1960s and ’70s by beauty godfather, Way Bandy, involves taking blush from the apples of the cheeks all the way up to the outer corners of the eyes in a sweeping semi-circle. For best results, Eldridge recommends you

@MARCBEAUTY CHANEL

“get all of the pinks you have... and you can just graduate them and play with them. It’s a bit like watercolours.” Then, top it off with highlighter. From a subtle glow to a dramatic Ziggy Stardust, paint the town pink this spring. Best for: Weekend errands to the dance floor, this look plays up a natural flush or fakes one altogether. — Heather Marrin

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FRIZZ CURE SAY GOODBYE TO FRIED, FRAZZLED LOCKS WITH THESE TIPS AND TRICKS FROM CELEBRITY STYLIST HARRY JOSH By Caitlin Kenny Despite the parade of super-sleek manes we’re used to seeing on red carpets, hairstylist to the stars Harry Josh says about 30 to 40 per cent of his clients have frizzy hair, including the seemingly silk-stranded Gwyneth Paltrow and Rose Byrne. “A lot of frizz is genetically based, often seen in naturally textured hair, but it can be exacerbated by colouring, styling, and using heat tools on a chronic basis,” says Josh, John Frieda’s creative consultant. As the brand revamps its 28-year-old Frizz Ease collection, we sat down with the pro to steal his top tips for staying smooth.

HANDS OFF Despite all the effort you put into smooth styling, the smallest habit could be ruining your look: “Don’t touch your hair—at all,” warns Josh. Doing so will only interfere with your curls’ structure and introduce frizz. It’s a tendency that may take some time to break, so if you slip up along the way, the stylist has a quick fix: “Spray a little water on the strands, then twist them to bring the curl back together.”

START SMART “The battle begins in the shower,” says Josh, who recommends a frizz-fighting shampoo and conditioner to give you the upper hand. What you do after you turn off the tap is just as crucial: “It’s imperative that you do not rough dry your hair,” says the pro. “It’s the worst thing you can do to create frizz.” Instead, he recommends blotting gently with a towel and then applying product right away—he loves layering mousse, then serum—to lock in the moisture.

PLAY DIRTY The good news about frizz-prone types? “You don’t have to wash it for days,” says Josh. “As it gets dirtier, it performs better.” That’s because curly hair tends to be drier (the spirals slow the movement of the scalp’s natural oils down the hair shaft), so it rarely turns greasy and limp when you skip shampoos. Instead, textured manes lose that freshly washed fluffiness and score more manageability. Josh recommends twirling a few sections around a curling iron to defrizz and define coils for a quick style refresh.

TURN UP THE HEAT “Heat tools can transform frizz wonderfully,” says Josh, noting, though, that not all are created equal. “You can’t use all the anti-frizz products, then use a crappy blow-dryer and expect miracles.” He recommends looking for a model with a narrow nozzle so that the airflow is concentrated. When you wield it, point it down the hair shaft, hovering about half an inch over your brush as you use its bristles to pull hair taut. If you prefer a curly style, use a diffuser attachment instead, but avoid scrunching. “You just want to rest your coils on it.”

HACK YOUR REGIMEN When it comes to fuzzy locks, a little extra TLC is needed—but who has the time? “A lot of people think about eye cream and night cream, but not their hair,” says Josh. “I get that no one wants to stand in the shower for 10 minutes.” For a more efficient way to show your locks some love, Josh recommends combing a repairing mask through dry hair before bed, sleeping with it in a bun, then rinsing it out during your morning shower. “Masks aren’t expensive and make a big difference, so it’s important to find a way to incorporate them into your routine.”

product picks

Herbal Essences Curl Defining Mousse, $8 at massmarket retailers.

Garnier Whole Blends Moroccan Argan & Camellia Oils Marvelous Oil, $9, at mass-market retailers.

John Frieda Miraculous Recovery Deep Conditioner, $11, at mass-market retailers.

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DISCOVERING THE NEXT BIG THING IS EVERY BEAUTY BRAND’S PRIMARY GOAL. WE STARE INTO THE CRYSTAL BALL TO REVEAL THE INNOVATIONS 2017 HAS IN STORE By Carlene Higgins

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arly in January, the Beauty Tech Summit at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas ushered in the New Year, and along with it a host of jaw-dropping innovations sure to give Siri a run for her money. Some of the highlights? A light-adjusting, intuitive mirror that acts as your virtual dermatologist, diagnosing, advising and monitoring your skin’s progress. Also making headlines was an electronic headband that looks like it came from outer space, designed to promote hair growth using laser light technology. These weren’t all one-off prototypes designed for 2050 release. Kérastase and L’Oréal teamed up to launch Hair Coach powered by Withings, which will be released in Canada this fall. The smart hairbrush that relies on strand-analyzing sensors, contains a built-in microphone to listen to the sound of hair brushing, identifying issues of frizz, dryness and breakage. Through an accompanying app, the hair “coach” then suggests product remedies and tips on tweaking the user’s grooming behaviour. These kinds of smarter, faster and stronger results are exactly what savvy customers have come to expect from innovations, whether they’re downloading the latest app, searching for the perfect foundation, or both. “We live in an ‘immediate’ world, where you tap your phone and a date appears, a car shows up, a pizza is delivered,” explains beauty futurologist Jeanine Recckio, whose New York and Palm Springs-based company, Mirror Mirror Imagination Group, specializes in crystal-ball trend forecasting for major cosmetic companies. “We are experiencing the most demanding consumers in the history of humanity,” she says. But aside from the demand for highly convenient products, there is desire for products that are better for you, says Catherine Masson, vice president of Beauty at Shoppers Drug Mart. “Many of our customers are looking for products that are free of chemicals, parabens, alcohol and fragrance.” Massive strides have been made in this category in skincare, suncare and makeup.

SMARTER Last year, Lancôme dove deep into the customization trend with the launch of Le Teint Particulier Custom Foundation in the U.S. Coming to Canada this May, the bespoke-blend foundation first involves a hand-held scanner, which the beauty advisor uses to read a client’s skin tone. The data is immediately processed and, voila, a mechanism within an airtight chamber whips up the exact shade in the form of a hydrating, long-wear, oil-free formula, right at the department-store counter. Proof the technology isn’t a case of stargazing, MatchCo, an award-winning beauty app that allows consumers to scan their skin tone and then order their perfect match, was acquired by Shiseido back in January. “Digital is a significant priority for our brand portfolio and personalization is a major consumer trend projected to continue growing,” says Jill Scalamandre, president of the Makeup Centre of Excellence at Shiseido. Expect increased customization in categories outside of foundation, she says, and across multiple entities (Shiseido is the parent company for Clé de Peau and Laura Mercier, among others.) “The possibilities are really endless.” FASTER No doubt, consumers expect instant results, but at the same time, they want long-term benefits, says Recckio, who has developed products for Revlon, Coty, Estée Lauder and L’Oréal. “Our super-speed lifestyles demand multi-functional products.” One such offering is Plume Science’s Nourish and Define Brow Pomade, launching in May at Murale. (Founder Lauren Bilon developed the original 100-per-cent natural Lash and Brow Enhancing serum in 2015 when bimatoprost, the medical ingredient in Latisse, left the Calgary native’s own sparse lash line stinging and discoloured.) 28

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Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 Face Lotion, $16, at mass-market retailers.

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Available in five, smudge-proof shades, the 2.0 brow pomade holds sparse hairs in place as it fills in gaps when applied in tiny strokes using the accompanied angled brush. But unlike mere makeup, it boasts all the extension-like benefits of the classic serum, which contains nourishing aloe vera, keratin-advancing watercress and antioxidant-rich vitamin E to prolong the follicles’ growth phase, thicken strands and protect from breakage after 60 to 90 days of use.

STRONGER Yes, 2016 was the year of #masking, but Nanette de Gaspé’s luxury dry masks managed to cut through the clutter when they hit counters last May. Because they’re waterless, the beautifully patterned, reuseable felt masks are said to be more potent, containing 87-per-cent active ingredients that travel deep into the epidermis with help from a patented Biomimetic Vector™ delivery system, a man-made distribution method that mimics biochemical processes. Those ingredients are stimulated by light massage and heat, so the more you move, the deeper they delve into epidermal layers. Benefits, they claim, last longer too, since the actives don’t stay on the surface where they’re likely to be washed away or absorbed into the air. The novel technology is considered so ground-breaking, more cosmetic companies are buying in. Charlotte Tilbury’s Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask incorporates the very same Quebec-born micro-delivery system, but with the celebrity makeup artist’s proprietary set of ingredients: wrinkle-reducing peptides, brightening Vitamin B3, collagen-boosting crocus bulb extract and liftinducing plant stem cells.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask, $97/3 at Holt Renfrew and Charlottetilbury.com

BETTER (FOR YOU) “Many of our customers are looking for more naturality in their skincare products,” says Masson. “That’s why a big focus for us right now is innovation in suncare, specifically around mineral sunscreens.” The reason? In order to be effective, SPF must be applied frequently and liberally, hence increased concern around chemical absorption. While physical sunscreens that block aging and burning rays on the surface aren’t new, the suncare industry has made major progress of late to improve textures, making that unwanted chalky appearance often associated with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide a thing of the past. A few examples in the year ahead at Shoppers Drug Mart include Clinique Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Face (available in SPF 30 and 50) and Mineral Sunscreen Fluid for Body (available in SPF 30 only). In these, a medical-grade film is sprayed onto titanium dioxide to create a “light-as-air mesh,” which dries to a protective, invisible layer. Both are newly available, oil-free, non-acnegenic and ideal for sensitive skin. La Roche-Posay too, is expanding its Anthelios mineral sunscreen for face, which originally launched in 2015, to include an SPF 50 body version this April. The French dermatological brand credits a mix of titanium dioxide sizes, combined with a proprietary blend of non-medical ingredients, for its non-whitening effect. And come April at drugstores and mass-market retailers, Neutrogena will launch Sheer Zinc Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 Face Lotion and Body Lotion, which protects using only naturally sourced ingredients. Here, the sunscreen makers have nixed tricky titanium dioxide altogether in favour of 100-percent pure zinc oxide—once the culprit behind that solid, surfer stripe down the nose. By using just enough zinc oxide to be effective, the formula goes on completely clear; and it’s hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and free of fragrance, parabens and phthalates. Deciphering these new technologies often falls to the beauty advisor: “Our customers look to us to keep them in the know,” says Masson. That way, among all the inventions, consumers don’t need to be rocket scientists to figure out what to add to their lists. CO SM E T I CSM AG.C O M

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heart & soul JUNO-NOMINATED SOUL SINGER TANIKA CHARLES DISHES ON WHAT SHE LOVES MOST: BEATS, BEAUTY PRODUCTS AND BEYONCÉ (IN THAT ORDER)

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Edmonton-born soul singer Tanika Charles started her career dancing to Paula Abdul’s Straight Up in a juniorhigh talent contest. Over two decades later her Polaris-prize nominated debut LP, Soul Run, is up for best R&B/Soul Recording of the Year at the Junos on April 2. Music may be her passion—“There’s nothing more rewarding than people singing your music and enjoying it,” she says—but beauty is certainly one of her many loves. She sat down to spill on getting her gig glow on and survival tips for life on the road (Hint: a big candy budget).

COSMETICS: You’re having a pretty big year, Tanika. What are you up to? CHARLES: I’m currently on tour for a month in a play called Freedom Singer [Tour ended February 28.]. It’s about Khari Wendell McClelland tracing the music that accompanies the journey of his great-great-great grandmother through the underground railroad. While I was performing I was nominated for a Juno. And then I released a single from my album and a 45”. Lots of incredible things are happening and I can’t even keep track! COSMETICS: How’d you get your start as an artist? CHARLES: I set up a Kickstarter. It was Pledge Music, to be exact. And I was like, “Hey man, I just need a little bit of money to finish this album,” and I surpassed that goal. And then the next moment, I’m driving across the country with my band and playing sold-out venues! COSMETICS: Do you get nervous before shows? CHARLES: I get nervous for every single show. Always. But it’s fun. You kind of work with it. It gives you the fuel that you need to get through the gig. And I mean that in the best way. COSMETICS: What are your survival tips for life on the road? CHARLES: It’s mostly just getting a lot of water. And eating well is really hard on the road. But so far so good. It’s been a lot of salad. However, I did spend $15 on candy in Regina and I was very happy. My travelling partner looked at me like, “You have a problem. Nobody spends $15 in a candy store.”

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COSMETICS: You have an amazing complexion— what are your skincare secrets? CHARLES: My skin has been a problem for me and it’s really sensitive. I would always get those underground pimples—the ones you can’t just pop. One day I was on the road and I ran out of face wash and my partner’s sister gave me something she had called Effaclar by La Roche-Posay. So I tried it out and almost overnight my pores were smaller, my skin started to shine. I use the sensitive-skin face wash and the moisturizer.

TANIKA’S LEADING LADIES BILLIE HOLIDAY “There’s this beautiful shot of Billie Holiday and she’s like glowing with these flowers in her hair.”

ETTA JAMES “I’m really into this dark eyebrow/blond hair thing, for some reason. It’s kind of Etta James-y.”

COSMETICS: Any other good habits? CHARLES: I am obsessed with juicing. So I juice a lot and I drink a lot of water, which is definitely something that took a long time to realize: You know what? Your body really does need healthy stuff. You’ve got to eat right and drink a lot of water. That’s what it is.

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“I was opening for her with Emmanuel Jal and we walked into her backstage and she was so warm and welcoming and she gave us hugs, and I took a million pictures.”

BEYONCÉ “I shouldn’t, but I’m going to say it: I love Beyoncé girl. She is so fine. Yes. I. Love. Beyoncé. I’ll shout it from the mountain tops. She’s beautiful, ok.”

COSMETICS: And your stage makeup is all about the glowing skin. What’s your technique? CHARLES: I see my friend and makeup artist Jennifer Balance. She is insane. I love her and she knows what to use on my face so I don’t break out. I love lash extensions, so she does that as well. I guess she uses primer, and then she’ll put on foundation— she will do a mixture of shades of browns and beiges and pinks to come up with my skin tone because there are so many shades in it. COSMETICS: Any new look you’re trying out? CHARLES: I died my hair blond. I’m really into this dark eyebrow/blond hair thing, for some reason. It’s kind of Etta James-y. I don’t really like a lot of makeup. I just like dewy skin, maybe a really clear, shiny lip but heavy eyes. And heavy in the sense of like, a really nice cat eye, or a beautiful smoky eye. I’m obsessed with blush because it just makes you look kind of cheery all the time. COSMETICS: Who is your beauty icon? CHARLES: I shouldn’t, but I’m going to say it: I love Beyoncé girl. She is so fine. Yes. I. Love. Beyoncé. I’ll shout it from the mountain tops. She’s beautiful, ok? And I saw her in person. You want to talk about amazing skin? That woman has amazing skin. She is stunning. COSMETICS: When does Soul Run launch? CHARLES: The album is dropping worldwide on April 7. I keep saying “worldwide” because I’m really excited to get this music out there. This interview has been edited and condensed.

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Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturizer, $25, at The Body Shop. 4. “I found this product line and almost overnight my pores were smaller.” La Roche-Posay Effaclar Gel $26, and Effaclar Mat, $30, at drug stores. 5. “I cannot live without my La Roche Posay and Nivea Nourishing Body Milk.” Nivea Nourishing Body Milk, $11, at mass-market retailers.

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Photos: Traditional geisha, Adobe Stock. Modern Harajuku, Instagram.com/ tokyofashion. Ginza, Redd Angelo. Map of Japan, Dolly Holmes, The Noun Project.

POWDER TRIP COLOUR CORRECTION MIGHT BE TRENDING NOW, BUT ONE JAPANESE BEAUTY BRAND IS RE-RELEASING MULTI-HUED POWDERS—100 YEARS AFTER IT LAUNCHED THEM By Grace Toby

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rom the ancient Egyptians who lined their eyes with kohl made from metal, to China where beeswax and egg white were used to stain fingernails, there is evidence of women augmenting their appearances with makeup from as far back as 10,000 BC. In Japan in 692 BC, a look involving blackened teeth and a powder-white face debuted—both using toxic ingredients—which went on to become widely popular. Similarly, the Greeks favoured a lighter complexion, as did the Italians: During the Renaissance, the application of

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lead powder was popularized by Signora Tofana, who was known as the “professional poisoner” for killing over 600 clients with her toxic lead concoction. Long before the rise of the geisha girl, the desirability of a china-white complexion symbolized wealth and was reflected on the faces of women across civilizations. In early 20th-century Japan, it was not uncommon to spot a gaggle of trendsetting porcelain-skinned “modern girls” wearing beach pyjamas on their way to Kamakura, a resort town near Tokyo, alongside a group of geishas in kimonos


Toronto to Tokyo: 10,368 kilometres Flight time: 16 hours

COLOUR PLAY Top: Street-style stars about in the vibrant fashion hub and shopping district of Harajuku. Middle: Ginza, an upmarket retail destination where Shiseido opened its first store and today also sells treats such as ice cream and cookies. Bottom: A traditional geisha sports a porcelain complexion—a similar look debuted in Japan in 692 BC.

heading to the Shimbashi district. During this time, known as the Taishō period, more women entered the workplace, influence from the Western world was mounting and packaging became more convenient, all of which led to the evolution of complexion makeup. For most Japanese women during the early 1900s, face powder was a makeup staple originally made from rice powder and to achieve a lighter shade sometimes even bird droppings. Shiseido began making a slightly more appealing, lead-free option in 1906. In 1917, which coincided with Japan’s “Jazz Age,” the end of the First World War and the emergence of a more independent woman, Shiseido eschewed the two complexion colours available at the time (beige or white) and launched a seven-colour compact. As Roman philosopher Plautus said, “A woman without paint is like food without salt,” and for the Japanese woman, this seven-piece collection provided plentiful looks. But what was most innovative about it, is that it was the first time makeup addressed different tones within the skin. Today, with rainbow makeup trending hard on the beauty scene (Pat McGrath has been spotted wielding hers backstage), the palette is back as a limited-edition launch 100 years later. Lightweight and loose, the compact features the same seven shades with modern upgrades: All are infused with hyaluronic acid to lock in hydration and smooth the complexion. Might be time for some powder play.

Shiseido 7 Colors Powder Revival Centennial Edition, $250, exclusively at select Hudson’s Bay locations from May 2017.

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Teen Dreams

How Look Good Feel Better helped these five young women feel like themselves again

▲ At Look Good Feel Better, we’ve talked a lot about helping women and teens face cancer with confidence for the past 25 years. While that’s certainly a big part of what we do, there’s much more to it, which is why we’ve donned a bright new logo and message that’s as loud and proud as our work: “Let’s give women back their womanhood.” When a woman or teen is diagnosed with cancer, it’s not that she doesn’t have the confidence to face it—it’s that once the disease and its treatment wreaks havoc on her appearance, she starts to lose that confidence. But she can lose more than that— she can lose her identity and that’s perhaps one of the most challenging things about a cancer diagnosis. She’s no longer the sister, mother, wife, student, or friend, she’s the cancer patient. Cancer can take away everything that makes a woman a woman: beauty, spirit, confidence, tenacity, relationships, familial role —even anatomy. By offering a workshop that gives Canadian women with cancer the tools and techniques to feel beautiful, Look Good Feel Better helps to restore a sense of self and renew the feeling of womanhood. We could use your help continuing to make that happen. Sign up at lgfb.ca/volunteer to become a Look Good Feel Better volunteer today.

ADRIANA LOMBARDO Adriana Lombardo had her senior year of high school at St. Joseph’s College all planned out. She was going to join the soccer team, graduate with her friends, then study hospitality management at George Brown College. But in the fall of 2014 she was diagnosed with leukaemia at just 17 years old. “It was earth shattering,” she says. “My biggest fear was school. I had just applied to college, I wasn’t going to be able to graduate with my friends or go back to school for that matter. I was more angry at that than the fact that I was sick.” While she managed to graduate high school in 2015, she had to defer

her acceptance to George Brown that September and began a rigorous treatment plan, involving a heavy dose of steroids and 72 weeks of chemotherapy. The appearance-related side effects of treatment hit her hard. She gained 60 pounds from the steroids, experienced bloating and lost not only her hair, but her eyebrows too. She lost sight of who she was. “You’re so used to looking at yourself in the mirror and recognizing that person and now you have no idea who’s looking back at you,” says Adriana. She signed up for a Look Good Feel Better workshop and learned how to mask some of the effects of treatment. “I learned that even if today is a


in partnership with look good feel better anymore,” she says, adding that attending a Look Good Feel Better teen workshop at Sick Kids Hospital could change that. “It was also nice to see other people are going through the same thing as me. It’s like I don’t feel so alone,” says Marina.

crappy I can put on some mascara, put on some eyeliner and I can still kind of feel like my old self,” said Adriana, adding that she still uses many tips now that she’s in remission and has finished treatment.

MELISSA BAKER Like most 18-year-olds, Melissa Baker spent the summer of 2016 preparing for her first year of university. But on the weekend she was scheduled to check in to her student residence at Queen’s University, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. “That was really hard for me to come to terms with at first,” she says. “You’re hit with it just one day and they tell you that you kind of have to put your life on hold.” Melissa deferred her acceptance to Queen’s and started her first of six cycles of chemotherapy. Her final treatment was this past February. The teen hoped she’d be the small minority that doesn’t experience hair loss, but as treatment progressed, her hair slowly fell out. “Every shower was pretty traumatic, because clumps come out and it looks thinner when it’s wet,” she said. While losing her hair was difficult, Melissa also struggles with the dramatic effect the diagnosis has on her social life. “I just find it very lonely right now, for my age and with my friends gone,” she says. “At chemo I see people sometimes, but nobody talks and they’re all really old.” The Look Good Feel Better workshop helped Melissa to meet other women closer to her age going through similar situations.“I wish there were other groups like it,” she says.

ANJALI SACHDEVA When 17-year-old Anjali Sachdeva was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, losing her hair was one of the most difficult things to deal with. “Before my cancer treatment I was graced with really great eyebrows and stuff like that, so I wouldn’t have to do much with them,” says Anjali. “But once it started to fall out… I needed a little guidance. I just didn’t really feel as much like myself.” Anjali signed up for the workshop hoping to learn some valuable tools, like how to fill in her brows. “Now I look more how I used to,” she says.

MARINA ROBIN Kitchener’s Marina Robin was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at just 17 years old and the treatment-related side effects, like hair loss and fatigue, hit her hard. “It reduces confidence and selfesteem. I don’t like going out as much

YASMINE DABIR When 17-year-old Yasmine Dabir was diagnosed with leukaemia, preparing for hair loss at such a young age was difficult. “It was hard, but you get used to it after a while and you obviously know that it grows back,” says the Richmond Hill teen. She signed up for a Look Good Feel Better workshop and was grateful for the valuable tips and techniques she learned that can help her get through treatment until her hair regrows. “I thought it was really cool, all the different tricks,” she says. “Especially the eyebrow trick.” To help more women and teens like Yasmine, Marina, Anjali, Melissa and Adriana become a Look Good Feel Better volunteer today.

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INGREDIENT 101

THE PROS OF

PROBIOTIC BEAUTY

WHY THE GUT-FRIENDLY BACTERIA IS BECOMING A SKINCARE SUPERPOWER

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By Alex Laws Probiotics have had the internet buzzing since Jamie Lee Curtis fronted the much-parodied Activia yogurt campaigns. It’s no secret that maintaining a balance of good and bad bacteria is integral for intestinal health, but putting bacteria on your face? With links to increased efficiency of the immune system and helping to decrease inflammation, when it comes to probiotics there may be more benefits to digest. Dr. Lisa Kellett, dermatologist at Toronto’s DLK on Avenue, says she started noticing the ingredient appearing in skincare as early as 2009. “It’s thought that they might have microbial activity against the organism that causes acne,” she says. “There have been studies about its use in terms of lesion counts for acne and sensitive skin studies. We know that we did see some decrease in lesion size and a decrease in redness.” Aside from being used to treat acne, probiotics have also been found to have calming properties for sensitive skin. A 2012 study in the Journal of Cosmetic Science (conducted on behalf of Estée Lauder) found that lactobacillus extract, a bacteria common in fermented foods like yogurt as well as dietary supplements, “was effective in reducing skin erythema,” which is a superficial reddening. Perhaps unsurprisingly then, companies launching antiredness products ate it up. Clinique was a particularly early adopter in mainstream beauty when its Redness Solutions Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 with Probiotic Technology hit the market in November 2010, designed for people with mild to moderate rosacea. Featuring an extract of cultured lactobacillus plantarum, which is said to boost skin health and increase the skin’s barrier function, it also benefits from other food-derived ingredients like murumuru butter and mushroom extract, which further help, respectively, to protect and soothe. Further afield, UK-based skincare and cosmetics line Pixi, which launched a selection of core products at Shoppers Drug Mart in February, incorporates probiotic lactococcus ferment lysate, derived from a fermented dairy source, into one of its hero products. The Glow O2 Oxygen Mask strengthens and detoxifies, says Amanda Bell, Pixi’s global director of artistry and education. “It contains probiotics which are a very soothing ingredient when applied topically.” While skincare featuring probiotics is readily available in Canada, variations exist between the different types of bacteria, and, says Dr. Kellett, “at this point in time we really need more evidence-based medicine to show how

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effective it is in skincare.” Whether you eat your yogurt or wear it, a slew of beauty companies are turning to probiotics for their calming properties. And, well, there are weirder things to put on your face.

This rich cleanser with bergamot and mandarin extracts also features probiotics to nourish and protect. Foreo Awakening Radiance Yogurt Day Cleanser, $36, at Sephora.com.

Lactobacillus, a bacteria found in fermented foods, helps to deeply cleanse the skin without upsetting its balance. Tata Harper Purifying Mask, $87, at Sephora.com.

Featuring “Probiotic Technology” this foundation calms and conceals. Clinique Redness Solutions Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $35, at Clinique counters.

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Personal: Client Skin Consultations TRENDING NOW Every year, the beauty industry introduces new, innovative skin care products and techniques. Currently, the spotlight is on natural beauty and how the right skin care regimen can result in soft and dewy skin that’s highly sought after, regardless of age.

VIP Ask questions that help you learn more: What are your top 3 skin care concerns? Tell me about your lifestyle?

This year, we’re seeing a trend in dry brushing and facial massage to reinvigorate the skin. Dry brushing is a gentle exfoliation technique inspired by Asian beauty regimes. Sloughing off the top layer of dead skin cells allows products layered on afterwards to better absorb into the skin and deliver their benefits. Facial massage increases circulation, delivering more oxygen to the skin cells, improving skin luminosity and product efficacy. Every client can benefit from both these techniques.

What is your current skin care regimen and are you getting the results you’re looking for?

PERSONALIZE IT Introducing dry brushing and massage to your client begins with a personalized skin care consultation. Use your client file to help record important information, allowing you to customize your consultation based on what you’re hearing and seeing.

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Here’s a guideline that will help you learn more about your various clients. Understanding what’s important to them, their common skin concerns and recommended action will help you provide a personal one-on-one skin care consultation that’s just right for them.

ABOUT YOUR CLIENTS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHO THEY ARE Natural aging, lifestyle, menopause and hormonal imbalance contribute to skin conditions such as:

BOOMERS AGES 50’s – 70’s

Discolouration and hyperpigmentation due to sun exposure over the years

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Loss of elasticity and tone

AGES 40’s - 50’s

Holding onto their youth – especially their appearance

Fine lines and wrinkles around eye area

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Changes in skin texture

Include sun protection and exfoliation to help remove dead skin cells as the skin renewal rate has slowed down drastically

Explain how your recommended products can be a better choice than their current regimen – focus on results

Use your client card to show that you are listening and that you care for them on a personal level

Interested in technology-driven products

Recommend products developed with latest technological advances

More skeptical and require authenticity before opening up to advice

Expert product knowledge with focus on product efficacy, clinical test/results

Need reassurance that products are correct choice

Demonstrate products which are multi-use/benefit

Offer personalized skin care samples

Communicate concisely and reassuringly

Prefers ‘natural’ products – less ingredients or derm products with medical authority

Products targeted to reduce the effects of aging, multi-tasking VIP

Speak in terms of the brand initiatives i.e. social responsibility, green profile and company ethics

Needs expert advice, authenticity and transparency

Interact casually and build trusting relationship while engaging them in a fun and interactive experience

Educate them on importance of skin care, sun protection and aging prevention

Recommend products targeting acne: Salicylic based; anti-bacterial cleansers; AHA’s, hydrating moisturizers

Products to even skin tone, minimizes shine, blurs look of pores – Selfie ready skin!

Stay up-to-date with what influencers are currently loving

Adult acne Less firm, elastic skin “My skin changed overnight!”

Early signs of aging Skin dullness or shine Uneven tone / redness Dark circles and eye bags

Seeks immediate results

Embrace who they are

Problem/solution centric

Put a premium on efficiency

Intrinsic values play an important role in brand preferences i.e. cruelty-free brands

Informal and seeking to connect with Beauty Advisor

Dry patches Adult acne

Beauty is becoming a priority at an increasingly young age and Gen Z, is the youngest consumer to the beauty market. Selfies, YouTube makeup tutorials and the ability to share beauty experiences on social media have made the beauty routine a leisure activity for Gen Z. Common skin concerns include:

AGES UNDER 20

Willing to spend on products that are proven to work

Dehydration and dryness

AGES 20’s - 30’s

GEN Z

Take time to introduce new skin care products that target anti-aging concerns

Lack of skin brightness

Brown spots and discolouration from sun exposure

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Dilated pores

Millennials often have busy and active lifestyles, late-night socials and imbalanced diets leading to concerns such as:

MILLENNIALS

Rough texture

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Mindset: “growing old is inevitable, but growing up is optional”

Deeper lines and wrinkles

Pre-menopausal changes, a busy lifestyle, stress from raising a family and career contribute to signs of aging in Gen X clients, such as:

GEN X

ACTION

Increased oil production

More drawn to colour cosmetics than skin care

Rely heavily on social media influencers to first learn about products

Product fads come and go quickly

Dilated pores Acne breakouts Dullness and dehydration


ASK THE EXPERT

COUNTER TALK SALES-BOOSTING TIPS AND NEED-TO-KNOW TERMS FOR BEAUTY ADVISORS

A: As the beauty industry continues its growth,

Q: How do I communicate product knowledge to my clients?

there’s more of everything—more product innovation, more distribution channels and more ways to engage your clients. Imparting your product expertise represents a significant element of the experience you provide your customers. 1. Remember the 80/20 rule: 80 per cent of sales are generated by 20 per cent of the products you stock in your store. Memorize these products and how they work so you’re able to provide the answer when a customer asks, “What’s the difference between product A and product B?” 2. Use the tricks of the trade: Great orators have long relied on “the power of three” because it has been proven that we retain information more easily when it’s delivered in the multiple. When presenting a product, focus on the top three features and benefits. 3. Show and tell! Explaining product knowledge to your clients while you are demonstrating the use of the product is a winning combination. As you explain features and benefits, apply the product, let your customer hold and experience the product, engaging all of their senses. Mickey Tortorelli, CTDP CEO & founder, BeauteSchool Inc

TRENDING TERM:

/'bakiNG / (verb) We can high-five RuPaul’s Drag Race and Kim Kardashian West’s makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic for taking the word “baking” out of the kitchen and into our beauty routines. What it entails: Over a concealer base, a generous amount of translucent powder is applied under the eyes and on the high points of the face (cheekbones, bridge of the nose, chin and forehead). The powder is allowed to sit and bake (or cook) with the warmth of your skin for two to five minutes before being dusted off. Why do it: To soak up facial oil, maximize the staying power of base makeup, mattify and deter creasing. —Heather Marrin

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Make Up Forever Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder, $44, at Sephora.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, $47, at Sephora.

Rodial Baking Brush, $46, at Murale.

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THE COSMETICS OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARDS

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Every year, Cosmetics honours the best customer service in Canadian beauty retail. If you know an exceptional cosmetician, beauty advisor, fragrance advisor, skincare therapist, demonstrator, trainer, vendor sales rep, drugstore team or department store team, visit cosmeticsmag.com/cosas to submit your nomination today.

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BEAUT YGRAM

MAD ABOUT MINDY MINDY KALING’S FEED DELIVERS PLENTIFUL BEAUTY SECRETS. (WE DID THE DEEP CREEP SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO.) By Heather Marrin

Writer, actor and director Mindy Kaling is Hollywood’s hottest triple threat. (Let’s call her the CC Cream of comedy.) Her smash-hit television series is well into its fifth season, her second New York Times bestseller Why Not Me is on bookshelves worldwide and she’s due to hit our screens in the star-studded Ocean’s Eight this summer. And while we love her for being all boss at work, our hearts skip a beat every time she says something like, “I worship makeup,” and “Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched.” Her approach to red-carpet prep is refreshingly honest and her feed reveals all: The key to those juicy-berry lips, glossy locks and shimmery pins. #InMindyWeTrust

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1. @kerrywashington! Thank you for the #wethefemale @opi_products treat. Love this color for fall. OPI We The Female Nail Lacquer Kerry Washington DC Collection, $13, at Hudson’s Bay. 2. July 4th packing list #2: @missoni pleated sundress, crystal @katespadeny one piece, YSL gold heels, Naked eye palette #3, tarte blush in flush, Sally Hansen leg bronzer, @splendid striped sweater, New Balances, and the screenplay to The Social Network because I want to make myself jealous. Urban Decay Naked3 Palette, $66, at Sephora. Sally Hansen Salon Airbrush Legs Leg Makeup, $13, at mass-market retailers. 3. For my short skirt days I put LaRocca Body Champagne and Shimmer Supreme Creme on my legs so Mindy Lahiri doesn’t have ashy knees. It smells great and I feel Iike JLo. @Laroccaskincare. LaRocca Body Champagne and Shimmer Supreme Crème, $35, at laroccaskincare.com. 4. It’s winter somewhere! #navynails @armani polish 701. Armani Nail Lacquer, $35, at Nordstrom and Hudson’s Bay. 5. Some of @cindy_j_williams makeup faves she used on me from #oscars night! Clé de Peau Beauté Intensive Brightening Mask, $180, at Nordstrom and Holt Renfrew.

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