3 Mugler Fragrances For Your Holiday Wish List

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Alien Musc Mystérieux (90 ml – 185$)

Mugler stands out again and offers us charming, captivating, and singular beauty products just in time for the Holiday season. If you are wondering what to add on your Holiday wish list, here are three fragrances that you should consider: Angel, Alien and Alien Musc Mystérieux.

For a second year in a row, Mugler features a new look of its legendary Angel Eau de Parfum! The new Angel Arty Cover limited edition has a fun look with pop colours to dress your favorite Angel starry bottle. Moreover, under the name Alien Les Rituels de Beauté, Mugler introduces five must-have body care items infused with Alien Eau de Parfum. At last but not least, Mugler adds to its Alien Oriental collection its brand new release fragrance: Alien Musc Mystérieux.

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Angel Arty Cover Eau de Parfum ( 25 ml – 98$)

With the Holidays season right around the corner, Angel Arty cover has a new look to customize the precious Angel bottle. This new Angel Arty Cover edition has vibrant shades, modern lines, and fun graphic design. Created for the first time one year ago, the previous cover edition was designed by Mugler to sublimate but also to protect the 25 ml Angel Eau de Parfum bottle. Guess what? The Angel Arty cover is detachable so you could take your must-have accessory with you everywhere!

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Alien Rituels de Beauté

Alien Les Rituels de Beauté consists of 5 new essential body care products, along with their scented candle: Alien Moisturizing Shower Milk (200 ml – 46$), Alien Beautifying Body Cream (200 ml – 86$), Alien Beautifying Body Lotion (200 ml -64$), Alien Beautifying Hair Mist, and Alien Radiant Deodorant Spray. Each ritual is completed and combined to extend in a complementary way the pleasure of wearing Alien Eau de Parfum daily.

The first step of this ritual starts with the sensual Alien Moisturizing Shower Milk which offers a moment of pure pleasure. Creamy and silky-smooth, Alien Moisturizing Shower Milk transforms into a delicate foam upon contact with water to leave skin soft, moisturized and scented. With notes of Sambac jasmine, Cashmeran wood, and amber gris, this moisturizing shower milk literally melts onto the skin.

Then, depending on your preference, you could opt for the luxurious Alien Beautifying Body Cream which is formulated with Radiant Beautifying Complex to instantly illuminate and beautify the skin. Intensely moisturized and lavishly perfumed, Alien Beautifying Body Cream leaves the skin with a stunning glow. If you rather prefer light texture, Alien Body Lotion is made for you! Both contain the same notes similar to the moisturizing shower milk and are captured in new faceted bottles with a modern design. Complete your ritual with the Alien Beautifying Hair Mist and the Alien Radiant Deodorant Spray.

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Alien Musc Mystérieux (90 ml – 185$)

After a first edition featuring the Oud accord with Alien Oud Majestueux, Mugler invites you to succumb to Alien Musc Mystérieux, its second addictive creation in the Alien Oriental Collection. Elaborated by perfumer Dominique Ropion, Alien Musc Mystérieux is a mysterious, empowering, and intoxicating musk, tinged with a profusion of colors and contrasts in a blend of oriental spices.

Encapsulated in the precious jewel of a white gold-tinged talisman bottle, the notes of jasmine and Cashmeran wood enhanced by sensual notes of vanilla are the distinctive signature of Alien Musc Mystérieux. This Alien new fragrance is exclusively available at the Mugler counters located at Hudson’s Bay.

2 Ways To Use The DermaBrilliance System

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DermaBrilliance Starter Kit

The DermaBrilliance Sonic Exfoliation System is designed to clean, exfoliate, and massage your skin. Gentle enough to be use on a daily basis, the DermaBrilliance Sonic Exfoliation System helps to smooth the skin and to reveal your natural glow. Moreover, the DermaBrilliance wand has two setting sides where you can use the three interchangeable heads. The High side located on the same side as the On/Off button is recommended to be used for exfoliation. The Low side can be used on sensitive skin or delicate areas such as eye and neck, and is recommended for cleansing. The DermaBrilliance Sonic Exfoliation System has also an automatic timer to make sure to not exceed the recommended time for each step.

Suitable for all skin types, the device combines around 5,000 sonic oscillations which polish away debris and bring new fresh skin to the surface. Compare to other tool, we like the fact that the DermaBrilliance Sonic Exfoliation System is lightweight, easy to use, rechargeable and waterproof. We recently received the Starter Kit and here are 2 ways to use the DermaBrilliance Sonic Exfoliation System.

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DermaBrilliance – Brush Head

1. Cleansing

In cleansing mode, attach the Cleansing Brush head to the DermaBrilliance Sonic Exfoliation System wand on either the low or high setting of the wand. Splash your face with warm water and follow those steps:

  1. Apply a small amount of Apple Stem Cell Cleanser or the facial cleanser of your choice to the Cleansing Brush head.
  2. Turn the wand on and begin brushing the cleanser on your face by doing upward circular strokes with moderate pressure to avoid to deform the brush head.
  3. After having thoroughly cleaned each area of your face and neck, turn the wand off.
  4. Rinse your face with warm water and blot dry.
  5. Thoroughly rinse the Cleansing Brush head and wand under warm water. Make sure to blot dry the wand and brush head then store them where they can air dry.
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DermaBrilliance – Jewel Resurfacing Cream

2. Exfoliating

In exfoliating mode, attach the Exfoliating Foam head to the DermaBrilliance wand on either the low or high setting of the wand. Splash your face with warm water and follow those steps:

  1. Apply a quarter size amount of Jewel Resurfacing Cream to the Exfoliation Foam head. Prior to turning the wand on, use the Exfoliation Foam head or your finger to dot the cream on to your forehead, nose, cheek and chin.
  2. Turn the wand on and work the cream into your skin using circular strokes with moderate pressure.
  3. After having treated all areas of your face and neck, turn the wand off.
  4. Rinse your face with warm water and blot dry.
  5. Thoroughly rinse the Exfoliating Foam head and wand under warm water. Make sure to blot dry the wand and foam head then store them where they can air dry.

Remember to avoid eye area while cleansing or treating with the DermaBrilliance Sonic Exfoliation System. If eye contact occurs, flush gently and thoroughly with water. To find more info about this product, please visit DermaBrillance website and select the Starter Kit.

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.