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Styling by Suzanna Campos/Plutino Group (www.plutinogroup.com). (Natasha V for The Globe and Mail)
Styling by Suzanna Campos/Plutino Group (www.plutinogroup.com). (Natasha V for The Globe and Mail)

The 28 best new beauty products this season Add to ...

“If you have dark, curly or wavy hair, you probably struggle with dullness. The blend of coriander, camelina and apricot oils in this serum is an excellent antidote. It’ll strengthen and nourish locks, as well as give them sparkling shine.” – MR

The contour king

Korres Magic Light Contouring Trio in Santorini, $36.50 at Sephora

“This cheek trio is ideal for achieving the sculpted look seen on the models at the Bottega Veneta fall/winter show. In champagne pink, rose gold and gilded bronze, its shades can be used on their own or combined and dusted all over to create a glamorous glow.” – BN

The most natural-looking blush

Burberry Blush in Coral Pink, $54 at Holt Renfrew

“Channel the year’s most-talked about Brit, the Duchess of Cambridge, by sweeping this soft pink blush on the apples of your cheeks for a natural-looking (and decidedly royal) flush.” – AD

The richest hair masque

Kevin.Murphy Young.Again.Masque, $49 at select salons across Canada (visit www.kevinmurphy.com.au for retailers)

“My thick, naturally curly hair is subjected to three heated styling tools twice a week and this rich, amino-acid masque infused with baobab and lotus-flower oils is the only thing that saves it from breaking.” – BN

The magic eraser

M.A.C Pro Conceal and Correct Palette in Medium, $48 at M.A.C stores (www.maccosmetics.com)

“Nearly as handy as an on-call makeup artist, this professional palette – which includes four concealers and two correctors, all enriched with an antioxidant formula – hides dark circles, erases blemishes and creates an overall flawless complexion.” – AD

The tall drink of water

Chanel Hydra Beauty Essence Mist, $69 at Chanel beauty counters across the country (visit www.chanel.com for locations)

“Enriched with vitamins C and E, hyaluronic acid, camellia alba and the antioxidant blue ginger, this luxurious, lightweight spray hydrates and can be spritzed on all throughout the day.” – AD

The ultra-nourishing face mask

Fresh Cosmetics Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask, $150 at Sephora

“Honey is the star ingredient in this creamy product, but it’s the antioxidant-rich echinacea that makes this mask a staple. It helps the epidermis fight off daily damage and leaves it with a lustrous glow. [At press time, the product was already on back order, but stock should be replenished by the end of the year.]” – BN

The shine-free anti-ager

Darphin Ideal Resource Micro-Refining Smoothing Fluid, $105 at Village Wellness Spas and salons across Canada (www.villagespas.com or visit www.darphin.com for additional retailers)

“This ultra-hydrating formula enhances radiance and combats lines and wrinkles by plumping up skin cells. What’s more, it contains a matifying powder, making it an especially good choice for women with combination-to-oily skin.” – MR

The most uplifting face scrub

Shiseido Ibuki Purifying Cleanser, $35 at Shiseido counters across Canada (visit www.shiseido.com for locations)

“This cleanser may target the 25-to-34 set, but the invigorating sensation that its little exfoliating granules produce – along with the smoothing and strenghtening effects of beet molasses and yuzu-seed extract – will appeal to facewashers of any age.” – MR

The multitasking sunscreen

Prevage Triple Defense Shield Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50, $95 at Elizabeth Arden counters (visit www.elizabetharden.com for locations)

“This matte-finish formula performs double duty: Antioxidants repair existing sun damage, while a blend of chemical screens such as octinoxate, oxybenzone and avobenzone block UVA, UVB and Infrared-A rays to minimize damage in the future.” – AD

The stress fighter

Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer Stress-Minimizing Daily Hydrator, $38 at Kiehl’s (www.kiehls.ca)

“This lightweight moisturizer is a lifesaver for anyone whose fatigue or anxiety shows up in their skin. Rosa gallica and chamomile extract soothe and minimize inflammation, while glycerin and shea butter provide hydration.” – MR

The curl master

Shu Uemura Eyelash S Curler, $27 at Holt Renfrew, Sephora and Hudson’s Bay

“The latest version of the iconic Shu Uemura eyelash curler has been designed without sidebars, so it fits all types of eye shapes, from shallow to deep set. It’s the perfect tool for creating everything from a demi-lift (when placed at the base of the lash line) to a Kardashianesque curl when used from base to tip.”– AD

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