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Best of Beauty: Eyes
Stila Stay-All-Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
The pigment is super-saturated but doesn’t smudge, while the micro- tip makes application easy (even for klutzes). It comes in six shades.
Glossier Boy Brow
This creamy wax pomade that comes in five shades has been giving everyone the bushy (but neat!) Cara Delevingne brows of their dreams ever since its launch in 2015.
Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
While it seems like neutral eyeshadows are everywhere now, you just can’t go
wrong with this classic daytime palette of 12 shades in mattes, metallics and easy shimmers.
(Related: An Easy, Glitzy Eye to Wear Over Your Mask When You Need a Pick-Me-Up)
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Best of Beauty: Skin Care
Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Solution
This affordable French micellar cleansing water is an easy way to wash your face without leaving the couch and even works on waterproof makeup. It also comes in formulas for oily and dehydrated skin.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex
A bestseller since it first launched in 1982, this beloved hyaluronic-infused serum was updated in 2020 with a secret complex that is said to have a direct line to a micro-signaling molecule in the skin that help repair aging skin.
From $95, esteelauder.ca
Biologique Recherche Lotion P50T
This exfoliating toner is famous for its ability to slough away dead skin for a major glow-up. It’s mostly sold at spas and dermatologists’ offices, but it’s worth the hunt.
From $33, one2onestudio.ca
SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic
Dermatologists are kind of obsessed with this vitamin C serum that’s a potent combo of 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E and 0.5% ferulic acid. It’s not cheap, but a little goes a long way.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
This uber-gentle, soap-free cleanser has been around for a while—the original formula launched way back in 1947. The fragrance-free, ph-balanced wash means that its good for people with reactive skin.
(Related: Layering Skin Care Products—Am I Doing It Right?)
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Best of Beauty: Skin Care (Continued)
ROC SkincareRetinol Correxion Line Smoothing Eye Cream
This retinol cream is specially formulated for the extra sensitive eye area and helps smooth fine lines, reduce puffiness and brighten dark circles like a champ.
Crème de La Mer Moisturizing Cream
This ultra-rich cream, famously infused with its patented “Miracle Broth” (giant sea kelp, vitamins and minerals) and antioxidant lime tea, gives the thirstiest of dry skin an intense pampering.
Avène Eau Thermale Tolérance Extreme Cream
This hydrating hypoallergenic cream is a desert-island product for people with even the most sensitive skin.
$36, at shoppersdrugmart.ca
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré
This milky cream is the ultimate multitasker and can be used as a light moisturizer and makeup primer, thanks to a juicy mix of shea butter, aloe vera, beeswax and soy proteins.
Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream
If you’re a retinol virgin, or find other formulas too strong, this fragrance-free cream—a member of Sephora’s “Clean at Sephora” tribe—has only 1.0% retinol and is sure to be your new non-irritating overnight skin treatment.
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
Say “the moisturizer in the red jar” and plenty of people will immediately know which one you’re talking about. The niacinamide and hyaluronic acid in this creamy formula have been brightening and plumping faces since 2007, and it’s now available in a lighter “whipped” version, an ultra-rich one and a fragrance-free one, too.
(Related: How to Tell If You’re Exfoliating Too Much)