nyx pride collection
Photograph courtesy of Nyx Cosmetics

This Week’s Need-to-Know Beauty News

From a colourful makeup collection that gives back to local LGBTQ+ youth to a virtual hair pop-up that celebrates curls, here’s what caught out attention.

NYX Cosmetics Canada announced it’s dropping a special Pride Month-themed makeup collection that supports our local LGBTQ+ community

Courtesy of NYX Cosmetics Canada

In celebration of Pride, budget-friendly beauty brand NYX Cosmetics is dropping a three-piece, limited-edition collection next month. On offer from the colour powerhouse will be updated fan favourites: the pro-level Ultimate Shadow Palette Brights ($22) packed with 16 ultra-vivid eyeshadow hues, Shout Loud Satin Lipsticks ($12 each) in six fun new shades (think: bold blue, orange, pink and purple), and six retractable Vivid Brights Eyeliner pencils ($9 each) in varying neon shades, like yellow, red and seafoam green. The collection is sure to check all of your Pride-worthy makeup boxes, and the best part is that 100% of the proceeds earned (up to $25,000) will go directly to the It Gets Better Canada Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth throughout the country. You’ll be able to get your hands on the new collection via nyxcosmetics.ca come June.

SheaMoisture Canada launches a virtual pop-up series spotlighting local experts and voices

Haircare brand SheaMoisture, a go-to product line for those with textured hair, is bringing a line-up of mane-focused experiences well into the summer through its #SheaMoistureVirtualSeries, an eight-week virtual pop-up that’s like an online portal for all things curls and coils. Kicked off on May 15th and running until July 4th, #SheaMoistureVirtualSeries is serving up everything from hair tutorials to DJ takeovers to fun fitness classes to product flash sales. This week alone brought hair how-tos from leading curly hair experts, like Toronto-based hairstylists Janet Jackson of JouJou Hair Salon and Keina Morgan of Urban Curls Hair Studio, plus empowering, candid chats with women of colour hosted by local life coach Karlyn Percil. You can visit SheaMoisture’s Canadian events calendar here for all upcoming happenings, and if you missed something, head on over to SheaMoisture Canada’s YouTube channel for regularly uploaded videos.

Vichy Canada adds two new products to its acne-fighting Normaderm skincare range

Yes, adult acne is thing, and those zits and blemishes can continue well into our 30s, 40s, and even 50s. In fact, according to a recent press release from Vichy Canada, adult acne is a very common skin concern that affects more than four million Canadian women between the ages of 18 to 35. It’s also one of the top reasons for dermatologist visits here in Canada. To help correct problematic skin and prevent future breakouts, Vichy has poured its long-standing skincare expertise into two new product formulations in its Normaderm range, a line specifically formulated for oily and acne prone skin. Launched on May 20th and available on vichy.ca, the new oil-free additions include the Anti-Acne Cleanser ($20) made with anti-inflammatory salicylic acid, bacteria-fighting zinc and healing cooper, and the Anti-Acne Moisturizer ($30), which contains salicylic acid, plus hydrating hyaluronic acid and spot-fading vitamin C. Both suitable for sensitive skin, the products are also infused with Vichy’s signature French thermal water that’s beloved for rebalancing and strengthening the skin’s outer layer.