Beauty Gifts You’ll Want to Give Yourself

By |2018-12-14T01:09:06+00:00December 11th, 2018|The Beauty Edit|

The best of what’s new on store shelves.

Star Power

This limited-edition highlighter trio will look as good on display as it will on your face. The three light-reflecting shades can be easily layered to create a luminous finish that’s as subtle or striking as you want it to be.

Laura Mercier Stardust Radiant Glow Palette, $62 at Nordstrom.

Black Magic

Nannette de Gaspé made a name for herself with as a pioneer of the dry sheet mask trend. Now, the Montreal-based beauty brand is taking the cleansing cloth to the next level with a one-swipe sheet that delivers the benefits of caviar lime, silver mushroom, beetroot extract and alpha hydroxy acids to nourish, refine and smooth the skin while clearing away any impurities and makeup.

Nannette de Gaspé Essence Noir Treating & Cleansing Cloths, $45 at

Just Desserts

It doesn’t get any sweeter than this when it comes to giving your strands a boost. Cake’s newest dry-styling product is packed with silica for texture and hold, biotin for volume and thickness, and chamomile extract to soothe and refresh. Just aim the no-mess precision nozzle at your roots and press for a dusting of body-building powder, with no harsh chemicals in sight.

Cake The Hair-Raiser Might Volumizing Powder, $14.99 at

Power Pill

Made entirely of sea buckthorn, a berry known for its nutritive and antioxidant properties, this supplement delivers a mega-dose of omega 7 fatty acid and works to repair and rejuvenate damaged cells for healthier hair, skin and nails from the inside out.

Sea Berry Therapy Omega-7 Support, $82.49 at

Hands On

A limited-edition find from Edmonton’s own Pura Botanicals, this handcrafted cream is made with pure essential oils, soothing vitamin E, nourishing coconut oil and luxurious cocoa absolute. With a scent that marries honey-faceted blood orange, cedarwood, bergamot, and a touch of cinnamon bark, this rich hand cream will remind you of the holidays every time you rub it in.

Pura Botanicals Winter’s Eve Replenishing Hand Cream, $44 at Pura Botanicals. Photo by Emily Schutz.

Hot Shot

New from Repiel, a Korean cosmeceutical brand specializing in natural sheet masks, the Timeless Bio Mask range features four single-use treatments, each rolled into a nifty syringe-inspired tube. Aqua-Shot provides long-lasting hydration, while Mela-Shot brightens dullness, Redness-Shot soothes sensitive and Line-Shot smooths and firms.

Repiel Timeless Bio-Masks, $8 each for 5 masks at

Star Signs

For anyone who’s astrology-obsessed, Fresh’s limited-edition lip balms add a personal touch, with horoscope-themed packaging on the outside and a smoothing mix on the inside featuring moisture-locking sugar, along with sea fennel to fill in wrinkles and fine lines.

Fresh Limited Edition Zodiac Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy, $32 at Sephora.

Pearly Perfection

Chantecaille’s 20th-anniversary powder is so pretty, you’ll want to keep touching up your makeup just to show this little compact off. Perfect for the holiday-party circuit, the pearlescent powder balm adds a soft shimmer that goes on smooth and also happens to be fragrance-, paraben- and cruelty-free.

Chantecaille Moonlit Perle Glow Powder, $168 at Holt Renfrew.