nars light reflecting foundation
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Nars Releases a New Foundation and Skincare Line + More Beauty News

Including a new serum to target dark spots, a seriously volumizing mascara and JVN's hair shine drops for radiant locks.

Nars launches new Light Reflecting Foundation and skincare

New Nars Foundation
Photography Courtesy of Nars

Nars has released a new Light Reflecting Advanced Skincare Foundation in 35 shades, including a new loose setting powder and an expansion of shades for its much-loved pressed powder. To up the ante, the brand is also releasing a Light Reflecting skincare collection (look for it in stores and online next month), which will also focus on boosting luminosity. The new liquid, medium-coverage foundation has sensitive skin in mind and has been formulated with 81 percent natural ingredients and without silicone, mineral oil, talc, fragrance or alcohol.

YSL drops a new mascara to swoon over

YSL Lash Clash Mascara
Photography Courtesy of Yves Saint Laurent Beauty

Boasting the largest brush (at 10.5 millimetres in diameter) and thickest volumizing formula ever created in its lab, YSL Beauté has released its newest patents-pending mascara, Lash Clash. With a unique formula which contains an oil-in-water wax, long-wear boosters and hyper-black pigments, the mega-volume mascara claims to build your lashes to incredible thickness layer by layer (YSL suggests applying in five simple strokes) and wear for 24 hours, without the need to be waterproof. Packaged in bold black instead of the brand’s trademark flashy gold, the fragrance-free mascara also contains iris florentina extract sourced from its Ourika community gardens co-op in Morocco to help keep your fringe soft and supple.

Queer Eye’s JVN makes over your hair

JVN Complete Nourishing Shine Drops
Photography Courtesy of JVN

I think we can all agree that Jonathan Van Ness’s luscious locks could give us all a run for our money. Now you can cop that gorgeous shine, honey, with a few drops of JVN’s new Complete Nourishing Shine Drops. The product is lightweight, colour-safe and silicone-free so you can use it on dry hair daily for maximum light reflection that Van Ness describes as downright “prismatic.” Natural meadowfoam esters and squalane are also included to help nourish and hydrate your hair for silky results sans frizz.

A new high-powered serum to banish dark spots

Vichy Serum for Dark Spots
Photography Courtesy of Vichy

Specifically targeted to ditching hyperpigmentation, Vichy’s new ultra-fluid serum contains 5 per cent niacinamide (also known as B3), along with glycolic and tranexamic acids and vitamin Cg (a synthetic form of vitamin c) — all highly effective skin brighteners. Smartly packaged in a squeeze-drop bottle, you can apply two to three drops morning and night without exposing the formula to excess air or the bacteria on your hands. Layer it under your existing serums and creams and you’ve got yourself the ultimate skincare wingman.

Your eyes can soon be ready for their close-up

New Clinique Eye Cream
Photography Courtesy of Clinique

It’s said that the delicate skin around our eyes is about 10 times thinner than the rest of our face. It’s no surprise then that with all of our daily squinting, laughing, smiling and you know, expression, that it doesn’t take much for fine lines and wrinkles to take shape. Add gravity and other everyday skin stressors, such as UV exposure, to the mix, and our eye creams start to feel like a ride or die part of our routine. Clinique’s latest Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream seems primed for the task with no less than eight active ingredients, such as multiple proprietary peptides that specifically target aging skin, whey protein (rich in amino acids) and St. Paul’s wort for collagen production, and glycerin, sucrose and hyaluronic acid, which all help to hydrate and plump. Shea and mango butters help to smooth out the area and leave you feeling prepared to move your face as you see fit.

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