3 Korres Priming Moisturizers To Use This Fall

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Korres Priming Moisturizer

We are so lucky to begin fall season with a warm weather this year! This is a good time to slowly adjust your skin care routine and makeup products for a smooth transition.

As long time users of Korres skin care, we always keep an eye on the launches of their new products. For fall season, Korres introduces 3 new priming moisturizers: Korres Wild Rose Smoothie Brightening Priming Moisturizer, Korres Greek Yoghurt Under Eye Priming Moisturizer, and Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer.

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Korres Wild Rose Smoothie Brightening Priming Moisturizer (56$)

Korres Wild Rose Smoothie Brightening Priming Moisturizer is an all-in-one perfecting makeup primer, moisturizer and skin brightener. Infused with the brightening power of Wild Rose Oil, pure Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, and Turmeric extract, this weightless moisturizer delivers all-day hydration as well as brightening and priming benefits.

This nourishing solution helps to reduce skin discoloration while eliminating excess shine and decongesting pores thanks to White Willow Bark extract rich in natural salicylic acid and mattifying vegetable powder. Due to its very light texture, Korres Wild Rose Smoothie Brightening Priming Moisturizer is well indicated for this fall season.

How to use? Apply a small amount to the face and neck as the final step in your skincare routine and before makeup by avoiding the eye area.

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Korres Greek Yoghurt Under Eye Priming Moisturizer (42$)

To take care of the eye area, Korres Greek Yoghurt Under Eye Priming Moisturizer is a priming and shooting solution for sensitive eyes, dark circles, puffiness and dry skin. This instant cooling eye cream moisturizes, nourishes and primes the eye area for makeup application, leaving skin soft, smooth and evenly textured.

Korres Greek Yoghurt Eye Priming advanced nourishing eye cream is formulated with yoghurt, a centuries-old Greek skin soothing solution, and Myrtle and Rhodiola Rosea extracts to reduce the appearance of dark circles and to help calm puffiness. Designed with a ceramic applicator for instant cooling to the skin, Korres Greek Yoghurt Eye Priming is adequate for sensitive or allergy-prone eyes, delivering a youthful and fully refreshed look.

How to use? Gently squeeze the tube to dispense a small amount of product and apply around the eyes by using the cool ceramic tip to massage the area and by avoiding the upper eyelid area.

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Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer (43$)

Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer is a nude primer blends to an invisible matte finish while minimizing the appearance of pores, balancing skin tone and texture, and preparing skin for smooth makeup application and long-lasting wear. Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer is a water-based non-comedogenic formula so it allows skin to breathe and never clogs pores.

Pomegranate extract is a rich source of tannins, anthocyanins and Vitamins A, C and E. Widely recognized for its anti-oxydant properties, the Pomegranate fruit contains three times the antioxidant powers of red wine or green tea to help fight signs of aging, and has powerful astringent properties. Due to those benefits, Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer is well recommended for oily skin.

How to use? Apply a small amount to clean skin and follow with foundation. Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer may be used alone or on top of your daily moisturizer.

Korres Wild Rose Smoothie Brightening Priming Moisturizer and Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer are both suitable for vegans. Those 3 Korres priming moisturizers are available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart and BeautyBoutique.ca.

Dior Rouge Liquid Lip Stain And Double Rouge

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Rouge Dior Liquid (price: 43$)

September was a busy month for Christian Dior French luxury house with the presentation of the spring-summer 2018 ready-to-wear collection directed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, house’s first-ever female director, at Paris Fashion Week two days ago and the launch of two new Rouge Dior innovations that once again demonstrate the expertise of Dior as a “colour creator”.

Since its creation in 1953, Rouge Dior has never stopped moving, accompanying women, fashions, and society, with a single abiding feature: the pleasure and power of colour. Last year, the famous lipstick embraced feel-good femininity and coupled its cosmetic innovation with an extraordinary chromatic revolution. Today, Rouge Dior is reinventing itself again, exploring new techniques with two ways to play with your smile: Dior Rouge Liquid Lip Stain and Double Rouge.

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Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain (price: 43$)

Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain is a long-wear liquid lipstick with an innovative single-dose applicator wand. This is the first luscious ink with intense couture colour and multiple effects. “It’s a very interesting formula. The texture is so light, it really feels like you’re applying a gloss, but watch out, because the result is powerful! It dresses the lips with a very feminine gesture.” said Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup.

Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain saturates lips with comfort and coverage, delivering up to 12 hours of wear thanks to a combination of expert blend of mineral wax, moisturizing oils, and setting agents make for a seamless, second-skin finish in one swipe. I’ve been testing Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain for one week and I can guaranty that it survives to my breakfast smoothie, lunch salad, snacks and water refreshments throughout the day without the need to apply any retouches.

With a reservoir applicator that takes up and deposits just the right amount of product, its fine tip is the perfect tool for outlining the lips with precision. For bolder colour and longer wear, start by outlining the lips and filling them in with Dior Universal Contour Lipliner as a base. Then apply Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain directly on the mouth using the fine and precise applicator. Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain comes in three vibrant finishes of matte, metal, and satin that deliver highly pigmented and long-wearing color. My favorite color is Savage Matte 797, this fuchsia pairs well with my skin tone.

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Rouge Dior Double Rouge (price: 43$)

Inspired by professional techniques, Rouge Dior Double Rouge combines two makeup trends: matte and metal. In a single application, Rouge Dior Double Rouge produces an ombré effect with a highly pigmented matte contour and a light catching metal heart. “The hard part was identifying the right combinations of a darker, matte outer ring and a lighter, iridescent metallic core, which highlights the curve of the lip and therefore simulates volume.” explains Peter Philips.

For Rouge Dior Double Rouge, Peter Philips creates 4 colour families: fun and sophisticated reds, cheerful corals, electric purple pinks, and nudes that flatter every style of beauty. For bolder colour, start by applying Fix It 2-in-1 in the center of the lips. Fix It 2-in-1 is both a primer and a concealer (face, eyes, and lips) which is great to create a perfect base and amplify the lipstick effect. Then use Rouge Dior Double Rouge directly on the lips, by first using the contour starting from the corners then to the center of the lips to define them perfectly. For the final touch, use the stick in one stroke to achieve the double matte and metal effect. Rouge Dior Double Rouge is also a long-wear lipstick (at least 6 hours), perfect for a date or afterwork cocktail. Let me tell you that I’m really obsessed by Matte Metal 999, a tone-on-tone true red with a subtle ombré effect.

Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain and Rouge Dior Double Rouge are both available at Dior counters at The Bay, Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, and other retail stores.

Roger & Gallet Is Now Available At Sephora

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Aura Mirabilis Roger & Gallet – Sephora

The legendary beauty and skin care brand Roger&Gallet is proud to announce its collaboration with Sephora.ca, Canada’s largest online cosmetics retailer. Today, beauty lovers will be able to purchase the latest facial ritual from Roger & Gallet, Aura Mirabilis, as well as the three fragrance ranges that make the brand famous: Fleur de Figuier, Osmanthus Flower and Red Ginger.

Roger&Gallet has developed an international reputation and a loyal clientele thanks to its “avant-garde tradition” signature style. All products contain 100% distilled precious essences whose numerous properties have been proven through time, and up to 95% of natural ingredients. Moreover, the unique fragrances of Roger&Gallet are concocted by famous perfumers, including Francis Kurkdjian, Alberto Morillas and Amandine Clerc-Marie.

To create Aura Mirabilis collection, Roger&Gallet took inspiration from the Aqua Mirabilis story. This powerful elixir was known for its numerous properties and was used by Emperors and royal courts around the world. According to the legend, it was the source of their aura! Here are 4 beauty gestures inspired by this natural elixir…

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Aura Mirabilis Collection – Roger & Gallet

1. Detoxify

Aura Mirabilis Extra-Fine Cleansing Mask (100 ml, 25$) is a two-in-one natural texture with a unique transformation that can be used as a daily cleanser to gently remove makeup and impurities, or as a detox mask to revive skin’s radiance. We love the scent which concentrates all the natural powers of 18 officinal plants combined with extra fine Helianthus flower oil.

This cleansing mask is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. It is ideal to target dryness, oiliness, dullness and uneven texture. We really appreciate the versatility of this product because our skin changes over the time. How to use?

As a daily cleanser: apply a small amount to dry skin, then massage gently until it transforms into an oil. When you rinse with water, the texture transforms into milk that leaves skin free of impurities, silky soft and more radiant.

As a detox mask: apply a fine layer to dry skin and leave on for three minutes. Then massage and rinse off well.

2. Refine

Aura Mirabilis Beauty Vinegar (200 ml, 25$) should be used just after cleansing as a toner. It helps to gently remove make-up residues, smoothes the skin and helps eliminate dead cells while preparing the skin for the products that follow.

When we use a toner, we have the assurance to have a clean skin. Aura Mirabilis Beauty Vinegar leaves skin feeling smooth, refines skin’s texture, helps to tighten pores and clarify the complexion. How to use?

Shake well to homogenize and apply Aura Mirabilis Beauty Vinegar morning and/or evening to clean skin with the fingertips or a cotton pad. We suggest using your toner with fingertips to avoid loss of product because cotton pad absorbs too much quantity.

3. Restore

Aura Mirabilis Double Extract Serum (35 ml, 65$) is a unique fluid bi-phasic formula – water and distilled essences. This ultra-concentrated serum works to restore the skin’s barrier, minimize the fine lines, and reveal radiance.

As the third step in the Aura Mirabilis ritual, the Double Extract Serum is a concentrate of youthfulness by promoting cell regeneration. How to use?

Shake well before use and apply the Double-Extract Serum morning and/or evening after the Beauty Vinegar. We like the bottle pre-dosing system which releases just the right amount for the face and neck.

4. Renew

Aura Mirabilis Legendary Cream (50 ml, 55$) concentrates all the natural power of the 18 officinal plants combined with an extract of an immaculately white Fleur de Lys extract. We appreciate the texture, firm at first then melting into the skin upon application.

The Legendary Cream helps to smooth and unifies the complexion of the skin while revealing the skin’s natural radiance. How to use?

Simply apply a small amount of the Legendary Cream morning and/or evening to clean skin, after the Beauty Vinegar and Double-Extract.

Note: Aura Mirabilis collection is tested under dermatological control and formulated without: parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

Hydrogel Face Mask by Collagena

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Collagena Masks

If you follow beauty brand or influencer accounts on Instagram, chances are you have already watched videos featuring hydrogel face masks! Beyond their fancy look, hydrogel face masks are practical and efficient.

I have recently tried Collagena Hydranutrition and DermaLight Hydrogel Face Masks. Patented under the name Crystal Innovation©, several years of research and development were required to create and test the masks. Made with water, nourishing serum and active principles, Collagena Hydrogel Face Masks have a high degree of flexibility and are naturally compatible with skin tissue.

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Collagena DermaLight – Pack of 5 from 50$

Collagena DermaLight Whitening Face Mask contains a base of hydrogel with added marine collagen, hyaluronic acid and active anti-spot ingredients quickly absorbed into the skin to reduce dark spots and brighten your complexion.

As mentioned in previous beauty posts, dark skins are frequently concerned by hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. On a recent trip to Libreville (Gabon) for a friend wedding, I completed my skin care routine by applying the mask for 20 minutes before bed time and the next morning my skin was glowing. It allowed me to use less makeup and it was more comfortable due to the weather (30°C, 84% HR).

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Note that the mask does not stain, is not oily and does not require rinsing as it leaves no trace on the skin when removed. Whether you have normal, dry, combination or oily skin, you will find the perfect Collagena Hydrogel Face Mask for your skin type.

Collagena Hydrogel Face Masks (DermaLift only) are available at Supermarché Santé Avril, Marché Tau, Aliments Pleine Lune and specialized natural health shops across Quebec. Visit Collagena Canada page on Facebook for more infos.

What’s New At Estée Lauder?

Because skin care rituals are essential to preserve the natural beauty of your skin, Estée Lauder continues to innovate with remarkable products! Right after launching Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask, the brand now introduces Advanced Night Repair Recovery Mask-In-Oil working as a high-performance complement to Estée Lauder’s number one repair serum, Advanced Night Repair.

This specially formulated “repair lock” helps seal in the benefits of an evening skincare regimen while protecting and preparing skin for the day ahead. With concentrated mask strength, the product delivers a specialized blend of skin strengthening active ingredients during nighttime recovery cycle to support its natural repair.

Advanced Night Repair Recovery Mask-In-Oil (30 ml, 100$)

How to use?

Apply PM after your Advanced Night Repair Serum or as the last step of your beauty routine.

Ideal for?
  • Strengthening skin
  • Supporting skin’s natural recovery
  • Loss of radiance

The Mattifier (30 ml, 44$)

After a good night of sleep, meet your partner in “prime” to prep your skin for makeup! Enriched with technologically advanced formulas and skin perfecting ingredients, The Mattifier Perfect Primer creates a silky-smooth canvas for makeup application by controlling oil and reducing shine for a healthy-looking finish. The Mattifier is my favorite  because it is specially designed for oily skin and it can be used as a mid-day refresh when you are on-the-go.

How to use?

Apply over clean, moisturized skin. Smooth evenly all over face. Wear alone, underneath makeup or to touch up as desired.

Where to buy?

The Mattifier Perfect Primer and Advanced Night Repair Recovery Mask-In-Oil are available at Hudson’s Bay, Shopper’s Drug Mart, Murale, Nordstrom, Estée Lauder online store and retail beauty shops.